COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will meet Wednesday, August 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi

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SUPERVISORS TO DISCUSS RENEWABLE ENERGY TOMORROW

After years of private debate, public meetings, hearings, and legal challenges the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will convene what may be the last public hearing on the subject of renewable energy as it relates to the County General Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details…

Tomorrow’s County

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SERVING WITH NAVY

Quartermaster 3rd Class Jake Bigornia, from Joshua Tree, is assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (Bon hum Re shard) LHD-6. The Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The strike group is operating in the Indo-Asian-Pacific region to enhance partnerships and is

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MARK CALENDAR TO TOUR BIRTHING SUITE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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ANOTHER OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ PIPELINE PLAN?

The plan to pump water from an aquifer in Cadiz and sell it to Southern California cities hit another bump in the road this week. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power urged the L.A. City Council on Tuesday to support a bill, AB1000, in the state legislature that

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ART RECEPTION AT HOSPITAL TONIGHT

Hi-Desert Medical Center, in partnership with Hi-Desert Cultural Center, is holding an art reception for its art galleries at the hospital. Join them tonight at 5 p.m. to celebrate and support our local artists. Featured artists will be Joan Scott, Esther Shaw, and Krista Wargo.

MEALS AT VFW THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, August 4) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Kenny’s chicken fried steak from 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t

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ACCUSED DOUBLE MURDERER IN COURT TODAY

The man accused of killing two Twentynine Palms women is in a Joshua Tree courtroom today, as the prosecution lays out its case against him in a preliminary hearing. Law enforcement officials believe Rafael Aikens, 22, a machine-gunner attached to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment aboard the Combat Center, shot

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER 130 MPH PURSUIT FRIDAY

A high-speed chase from Joshua Tree to Morongo Valley Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Marine from Ohio. According to the California Highway Patrol, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Officer Casey Simmons attempted to stop a blue 2006 Yamaha R6 sports bike on Highway 62 near Sunburst

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LIGHTNING CAUSES TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Morongo Basin firefighters were called out to two fires Wednesday night caused by lightning. About 11:45 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters went to the 74300 block of Pinon in Twentynine Palms for a palm tree that was on fire in the yard. Firefighters had the fire out in about 10 minutes.

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LOW-COST SPAY AND NEUTER AND VACCINATION CLINICS OFFERED IN AUGUST

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August 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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HELP AVAILABLE FOR BENEFITS CLAIMS FOR DISABLED AMERICAN VETS

Morongo Basin veterans are invited to meet with a Disabled American Veterans service officer at Copper Mountain College. The service officer can help veterans file benefits claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The service officer will be available the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.

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LOCAL THEATERS HOLD THEIR OWN IN REGIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

The four local theater organizations of the Morongo Basin were nominated for a large share of the Desert Theatre League’s 2016-17 season “Desert Stars” awards, announced Tuesday. The Desert Theater League is made up of some 30 theatrical producing organizations in the hi- and low deserts. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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FREE BACKPACKS AT “COMING BACK TO SCHOOL DAY” FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Back to school already? The Morongo Unified School District thinks so. And its way of getting ready for that August 21 first day of school is with a Coming Back to School Day this Friday. Among other things, new and returning students, accompanied by their families, will be able to

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JOSHUA BASIN PRECAUTIONARY WATER BOIL ORDER LIFTED SUNDAY

After more than two days of being told to boil their water or to use bottled water, customers of Joshua Basin Water District were assured Sunday afternoon that it was safe to use tap water without boiling it prior to drinking or cooking with it. The water district issued the

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY, FREE BACK PACKS, IN JOSHUA TREE THIS FRIDAY

Community back-to-school day this Friday is sponsored by San Bernardino County Schools, Feed the Children and the JT Sportsman’s Club. Here with the details is Rebecca Havely… At the community back-to-school day, kids will get free back packs to start off a successful school year. The event takes place Friday,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water without

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CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE VISITED CMC

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s office recently visited CMC. Here with more is Managing Editor Tami Roleff…

Representatives from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office visited Copper Mountain College recently. The Chancellor’s Office is the largest organization of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 community

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a precautionary “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water

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40 PERCENT OF JOSHUA BASIN CUSTOMERS WITHOUT WATER DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK

An estimated 40 percent of Joshua Basin Water District customers are without water today due to a water main break last night. A spokeswoman from the water district told Z107.7 News that workers were called out last night for a water leak, and the broken water main was officially reported

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