HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the hospital board’s agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. This is the last regular board meeting prior to the close of voting on Measure Y, the ballot

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VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT ON WARRANT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint on a warrant Thursday night, after he was found hiding in his girlfriend’s daughter’s bed. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Elwood Street in Joshua Tree about 11 p.m. with a warrant to

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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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JOSHUA TREE VFW WITH DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will be hosting its monthly first Saturday breakfast this Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The center is located at 65336 Winters Road in north Joshua Tree. Five bucks gets you a full breakfast, including fresh squeezed orange juice and a

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Third Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art show will open in November this year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the call for art is out…

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual juried Joshua Tree National Park art show. The art exhibition will be held at the

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JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6 ON WAY TO BEING A COMMUNITY PARK

Over 50 years ago, Section 6 in Joshua Tree was set aside for a community park. Reporter Dan Stork says that some concrete developments are bringing that goal into sight…

The awarding of a grant for the Desert View Conservation Area Park, planned for Section 6 in Joshua Tree, was

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June 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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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 12

The California Retired Teachers Association will hold its June meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12. Members will meet at the home of Martha Snider, at the corner of Wesley and La Brisa, in Joshua Tree, and it will be a pot luck at which scholarship recipients will be

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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 6:00 tonight (June 3) to discuss trade secrets with the Camden Group Healthcare Management and Consulting firm. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center boardroom.

“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” ON THE JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY STAGE TOMORROW

Be our guest. Joshua Tree Elementary School proudly presents Beauty and the Beast, Jr., this Thursday, June 4. The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the performance at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will focus on standby charges and water conservation…

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Issues related to water conservation will dominate the agenda following a public

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LOCAL BUSINESSES HIT WITH DISABLED ACCESS SUITS

The American Disability Act was created to guarantee access to places of business for people with disabilities. It has given rise to a group of lawsuit-creators who claim to fighting a good fight against scofflaw businesses. A lot of small businesses, including many in the Morongo Basin, don’t see it

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree firefighters were woken up Monday night to put out a small vegetation fire near the highway in Joshua Tree. About 11:45 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about the blaze, which was visible from the highway near Sunset Avenue. Firefighters found dead Joshua trees and other debris burning in

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WEST MOJAVE ROUTE DEADLINE APPROACHES

June 4 is the deadline for public comment on the “West Mojave Route Network Project Draft California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the California Desert District,” or WEMO Route Project, for short. Reporter Dan Stork tells what the project is about, and how some

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FEATURES 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

This Thursday’s Basin Wide Foundation breakfast meeting will feature the 29 Palms Art Galley. The breakfast meeting—sponsored by Copper Mountain College—will be Thursday, June 4, at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The meeting starts at 7:00 a.m. For

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HEAT IS GOING UP, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS

The weather is heating up as summer approaches; temperatures are expected to be in the 100s this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this urgent reminder about leaving dogs in a hot car…

On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature

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