FISH AND CHIPS AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Debbie’s fish and chips dinner tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast will feature Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans

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COUNTY ACCEPTS GRANT FOR MORONGO BASIN BIKE TRAILS PROJECT

An effort to develop bicycle trails in the Morongo Basin got a big boost yesterday. The County Board of Supervisors accepted a planning grant of $200,000 from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to help develop an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) for the Morongo Basin. A group of government

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JOSHUA TREE AND GALAPAGOS ISLAND ARE NOW SISTER NATIONAL PARKS

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will officially sign a Sister Park Agreement today between Joshua Tree National Park and Galapagos Islands National Park in Ecuador. National parks around the world are linked together by migrations by birds, butterflies, sea turtles, whales and other marine life, who travel between

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REACH OUT FUND-RAISER CALLED A BIG SUCCESS

Joshua Tree residents Eddie and Janet Tucker opened their home for tea, refreshments, live music, and tours of their one-acre garden last weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff says by all accounts, the event was a big success for Reach Out Morongo Basin…

Reach Out Morongo Basin raised almost $400 at

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7TH ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

This year’s Student Art Show at Copper Mountain College offers the artists an opportunity to get their works before the public and invites the community for a peak at new work from new artists. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to see it all…

The 7th Annual Student Art Show

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, UNION AGREEMENT EXPECTED

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to pass a resolution objecting to the County’s sale of a tax defaulted property so that the water district might use

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CLEAN UP OF TORTOISE ISLAND IN JOSHUA TREE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team says Tortoise Island, the beloved centerpiece of the village of Joshua Tree is in dire need of clean up. They are asking residents to consider joining them for a Joshua Tree Clean Team effort to clean up the area at 8 a.m. this Saturday, May

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet next Friday, May 12, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. Attendees will welcome Hi Desert Medical Center’s Nutritionist, Reneé Harvey, who will discuss nutritional health for seniors. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person.

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NO TACOS AT VFW TODAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will NOT be serving up tacos Wednesday, May 3, due to road work on Veterans’ Way in front of the post.

COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET: MORONGO BASIN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Item 49 on the board of supervisor’s agenda tomorrow will green light a $200,000 grant to pay for

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE POTLUCK AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people … and who doesn’t? Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in our community … Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck on Sunday, April

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CALTRANS WARNS OF TRAFFIC DELAYS, UPCOMING FREEWAY WORK

CalTrans is advising motorists to expect heavy traffic delays this weekend due to the StageCoach music festival in Indio. Traffic delays are expected on Interstate 10 from Beaumont to Indio Friday, April 28, through Monday, May 1. In addition, CalTrans has scheduled some road work next week on the on-ramp

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NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY IS TOMORROW

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GRADES COMING UP

Since being taken over by Tenet Health two years ago, Joshua Tree’s Hi-Desert Medical Center has shown steady improvement. Reporter David Haldane says that the trend continues with the facility’s latest report card… If you get sick and end up at Hi-Desert Medical Center, you’re likely to have an above-average

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a house. About 3:30 p.m. neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department to report that a man and a woman were taking items from a house in the 63300 block of Walpi Drive in Joshua Tree and loading them into a van.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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DESERT TEA SOCIAL TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

Reach Out Morongo Basin has planned a “A Desert Tea Social” to benefit the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… Sip a cup of tea while listening to the sounds of a string quarter and enjoying the bountiful gardens at “A Desert Tea Social.” Reach Out sponsors Eddie

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 26, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regularly scheduled cleanup for the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hard-working volunteers will be meeting at the entrance to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (Institute of Mentalphysics) and invite you to join them. Grabbers, gloves, trash bags

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