SCHOOL BOARD SAYS LOCKER BIDS TOO HIGH, MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board is expected to reject bids for new lockers tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks tonight’s meeting… Students at La Contenta Middle School and Twentynine Palms Junior High School will have to live with beat-up lockers a while longer. That’s because the Morongo Unified School District Board

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THEATRE 29 DINNER HONORS OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS

Family, food, fun, recognition and a marriage proposal were all part of the 2016 Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner Saturday night at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Over 100 volunteers from the seven productions produced by the non-profit Community Theater Organization in 2015 were on hand for appreciation and dinner.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT ENROLLMENT

affHi-Desert Medical Center is conducting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act health insurance. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to find out more and sign up…

Open enrollment for Covered California and the Affordable Care Act ends January 31. If you’ve not secured health insurance, then plan to attend

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Our National Park is celebrating its centennial anniversary. Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares some of its history… “To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will

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JOB FAIR AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MONDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center will hold a job fair this Monday, January 11 in hopes of filling a number of openings in multiple departments. Job seekers are encouraged to attend the event which begins 1 p.m. and remains open until 4 p.m. on the hospital campus. Applicants will have an opportunity

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EARLY REGISTRATION SET FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Early registration for the 2016 Tri-Valley Little League baseball and softball seasons will be held Saturday, January 16, from 9 to 3 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The cost is $75 per child; for three or more children in the same family, the registration cost

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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JOSHUA TREE VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak, besides their regular breakfast menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR “POINT IN TIME” HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Later this month, the third annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a

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LAST SHOW AT GALLERY 62 OPENS TODAY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will open their final exhibit today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… “Clay Artists of the Desert” will be the last exhibit at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The first 3-dimensional show for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opens Friday, January 8,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

WE CLARIFY A STORY WHICH IDENTIFIED A BABY AS ABUSED

A clarification to a story we aired yesterday concerning a case about a 3-week old baby. The man who was arrested, Justin Morrow, 21, of the 61500 block of Palm Vista in Joshua Tree, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to spouse abuse, not child abuse. Despite the original call being for

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 3-WEEK-OLD BABY

Update: 12:30 p.m.

A Joshua Tree man pleaded guilty this morning to spousal abuse. According to Sheriff’s reports, paramedics were called to the 61500 block of Palm Vista in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. December 18, for a three-week-old baby who was not breathing. The newborn baby was taken to

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HELP AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Both the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas have contacts offering help for veterans who may be feeling the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Reporter David Knutson has details…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect people who have gone through life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, serious

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8-WEEK SELF IMPROVEMENT SEMINAR STARTS TOMORROW

“An Optimistic Stoic Embraces 2016” is the title of the Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s eight- week seminar beginning Thursday, January 7, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at the corner of Onaga and Church Streets in Yucca Valley. The dates and topics are: January 7, “Christopher and

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW HONORS WW2 VETS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold a New Year’s Eve party Thursday to honor World War II veterans. The party is a potluck at the post from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share and join in the festivities. Music will be

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A DOMESTIC DISPUTE RESULTS IN AN ARREST ON A CHILD ABUSE WARRANT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Saturday morning following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Roberta Alldis, 25, of the 64900 block of Tonto Drive, began arguing with her ex-boyfriend about 10 a.m., and called deputies for help after he grabbed her cell phone and threw

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is December 30. They will meet at Aberdeen and Border from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers, trash bags, and gloves will be provided to make the job easier. They will meet for coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe

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THAT TRASH LASTS A LOT LONGER THAN YOU MAY THINK

Reporter Mike Lipsitz breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash…

Toss your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of your vehicle and it’ll be another 25 to 40 years before they disappear (unless another soul picked them up of course). Remember the fellow who’d walk a mile for a Camel? Well, if

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