MEZCLA MUSIC AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

Harrison House will present a concert of Mexican and South American music 8 p.m. Friday at Harrison House in Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the performers are internationally renowned… Harrison House, Arts and Ecology presents “Mezcla Music.” Percussionist Christopher Garcia is joined by guitarist Jxel Rajchenberg performing a rich

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a college agreement, tracking absences, and an immunization policy are on the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its meeting at 7 p.m. tonight by considering an agreement with Copper Mountain College allowing

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November 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 RETREAT CENTER OFFERS TOUR

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society in a behind the scenes tour of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how… The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, formerly known as the Institute of Mentalphysics has the largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. Join Director Gavoian

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR JOSHUA TREE HOLIDAY MARKET

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors for its annual holiday market. Artists, crafters, entertainers, food and drink vendors, family-friendly games and fun, as well as sponsors are needed for the three-day event over Thanksgiving weekend, November 27 through 29. The holiday market is held at Coyote

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FALL CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Cooler temps means its time for camping in our National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice… With cooler weather in sight, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park will once again start to fill on the weekends. While most of our nine campgrounds are on a first come, first

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

The Transition Joshua Tree general membership meeting will be Sunday, November 1, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. Note this is a change of location. The meeting is from 5 to 8 p.m. and will include a potluck dinner and food demonstrations, team reports,

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD HOLIDAY SALE NEXT WEEKEND

Morongo Basin Historical Society is having a fall and holiday marketplace/yard sale Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7. There will be a selection of holiday decorations and artificial Xmas trees, along with outdoor games, furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. Artisan breads, fruit tarts, and desserts will also be

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CHP OFFERING START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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STATE OF MORONGO BASIN: EDUCATION

The superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, and Copper Mountain College, both spoke at the State of the Morongo Basin event Thursday afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff says both men stressed the importance of education for students… Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten said the most critical thing

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is holding a Halloween fun fest Saturday, October 31, for children ages 10 and under. The fun fest will include games, candy, and a not-so-scary haunted house. This free event is presented as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The event will be held

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SUPERVISOR GIVES STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Following a presentation by Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington who gave a State of Yucca Valley address on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos gave an overview of some county accomplishments. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Third District County Supervisor James Ramos said the

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Stay safe with your little trick-or-treaters tonight. Here’s assignment reporter David Knutson with some safety tips… Tonight is the night. Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, scary decorations, and dressing up. Although Halloween is a fun holiday, you should make a few important safety precautions. Trick-or-treating is never as safe as a Halloween party,

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 31. The star party will start about 7:10 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be clusters and nebulae in the Milky Way, the outer planets and later on the Andromeda Galaxy. Guests may bring

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY MORNING

Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday night, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first Sunday in November, we “fall” back, gaining that hour we “lost” eight months ago. The official time change is 2 a.m. Sunday, but for

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND MORONGO VALLEY

Get your scariest, funniest, and most original costumes and pumpkins ready for the Halloween Spooktacular, sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on Saturday, October 31. The costume contest will be divided into age groups. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Room at

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CHP OFFERING START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER MIXER TOMORROW EVENING

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will hold a Halloween Monster mixer tomorrow, Friday, October 30, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be treats, harvest-themed door prizes, and trick-or-treat for the kids from 5 to 7. The Joshua Three Chamber is located at 6448 Hallee Road. For more information,

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY ARTIST TALK SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Branch Library will host an artist talk and reception featuring Jenifer Palmer-Lacy on Saturday, Halloween, October 31, at 12:30. Learn to create the Mexican folk art of papel picado, in which designs are cut from tissue paper. The works of Jenifer Palmer-Lacy are displayed in the Joshua

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CHOKING BOYFRIEND

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Monday morning, following an argument with her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kristan Marshall, 27, was arguing with her boyfriend in the 78700 block of Rockwood Road in Joshua Tree about 4 a.m. when her boyfriend said she put him in a

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