BLOOD DRIVE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION AT CMC TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 15, at Copper Mountain College on Rotary Way in Joshua Tree from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will recognize its Doctors of the Year at their meeting tonight, followed by consideration of an agreement between the district and the community health center. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors holds the regular monthly

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO REORGANIZE TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC meeting for April 13 features reorganization and three informational presentations. Reporter Dan Stork tells what’s afoot…

The first order of business at the April 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will be the election a new chair and vice-chair. Then there will be

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST OPENS NEW OFFICES

The Mojave Desert Land Trust held an open house at its new headquarters in Joshua Tree on Saturday. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and describes the facility and some of its new owner’s plans… MDLT Conservation Director Frazier Haney led a tour of the facility, which was the location of

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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OPERATION TAKE CHARGE AT CMC BENEFITS VETERANS

“Operation Take Charge” at Copper Mountain College tomorrow is offering a wide range of veteran’s services. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… All veterans, active duty military, and dependents who find VA benefits and services can be confusing will want to attend Operation Take Charge! this Friday at Copper Mountain College.

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

Democrats from assembly districts 42, 56, 67, and 71 will meet Saturday during the Morongo Basin Democratic Club’s monthly meeting, to hear convention updates from Regional Director Suzan Wilkinson. Also Saturday, the club’s nominating committee will announce a slate of candidates for next month’s election of officers. Members will also

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NEW ELECTRIC BIKE STORE OPENING IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 11, to welcome Joshua Tree Electric Bikes as the newest Joshua Tree business. They are located at 61325 29 Palms Hwy, Unit E. Please stop by to welcome them and check out their

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JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS FOR DUI, DRUGS, WEAPONS, AND STOLEN CHECKS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of driving under the influence with a dangerous weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 Saturday morning.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin MAC is crafting an official response to the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira project. Reporter Dan Stork says that’s one of the items under consideration by the MAC’s Land Use Committee… The Land Use Study Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet in open session

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow with a busy agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Near the top of tomorrow’s agenda,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FACES A LONG AGENDA TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has an exceptionally long agenda for its next regular meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork breaks it down…

The April 7 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a 23-item action agenda, including:

the meeting calendar for next year;

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, the group will meet at highway 62 and Sunset north side. Everyone is encouraged to come out to help clean the community. There will be

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ART EXHIBITS IN MORONGO VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

A new exhibit by a former Joshua Tree National Park artist-in-residence is now on display at the park’s visitor center in Joshua Tree. Olivia Parkes was artist-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park in March-April 2014. This spring, she returned to Joshua Tree for a residency at BoxoHouse, where she expanded

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU DON’T SHOW FOR JURY DUTY

What happens if you don’t answer the call to jury duty? Reporter Dan Stork asked and found out… Recently, I answered a jury duty summons. The trial for which a jury was to have been selected was continued, so everyone in the jury pool for that day was excused. But

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior has been named the recipient of Copper Mountain College’s 2015 Greenleaf Scholarship. Kamaljot Singh is no stranger to Copper Mountain College, as he has been taking classes there since his freshman year in high school. The all-inclusive scholarship will pay Singh’s tuition, books, fees,

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST IN A NEW HOME

A local non-profit has a new home, and wants to show it off. Reporter Dan Stork says the public is invited to view the new digs for the Mojave Desert Land Trust… The Mojave Desert Land Trust has a new headquarters, and is holding a public open house. The new

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY

Members of the California Retired Teachers Association will be tapping their toes on Friday, April 10. Guest speaker, Lauren Chase will present “How to Live Brighter by Keeping Fit” and lead members in few stretches and light exercises. (Be sure to wear your sneakers and looser, stretchier pants or jeans!)

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WOMAN WAS EXPECTING A PROPOSAL, CHRISTOPHER LEE HELD TO ANSWER

Erin Corwin’s best friend testified in Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday that Corwin’s lover had arranged a secret special day in the desert for just the two of them, one that Corwin hoped would end with a marriage proposal and plans for the two of them to move to Alaska.

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