JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next scheduled Joshua tree Clean Team pickup will be tomorrow morning At the Joshua Tree Library. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are have been working every

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TODAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets this afternoon. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says litigation, donor recognition, and yet another closed session are on the docket… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors today convenes a 4:30 p.m. closed session meeting with legal counsel in connection with the Dennis Wilcox suit. Wilcox

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SUPPORT FOR GRIEVING PARENTS OFFERED

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 pm to 6:00 pm at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical. The

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STEM SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Scholarships in technical fields are being offered by Copper Mountain College. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more the STEM scholarships available…

Copper Mountain College Foundation in partnership with Southern California Edison is encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Several $1,000 scholarships are available to students pursuing an Associate degree

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JOSHUA TREE VFW HAS A BUSY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

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

A new month means it’s time for the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association First Saturday Breakfast on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The happy volunteers are serving this Saturday from 8 am to 11 a.m., “the best dang 5-buck breakfast ever!” Treat yourself and your friends to some good

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SEE’S CANDY AVAILABLE AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

It’s candy fundraiser time at the Joshua Tree Library. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can get your goodies and support the Friends of the Library… You can fill your Easter basket with See’s Candy and support the Friends of the Library by purchasing See’s Candy from the Joshua Tree

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A MODERATE WILDFLOWER SEASON BEGINS

Warmer wetter weather is bringing a moderate wildflower season to our desert region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the wildflowers are already starting to show their colors in Joshua Tree National Park… Rain fell somewhere in the Basin every month since November; and while experts aren’t predicting a banner year, this

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COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets in closed session at 9:00 tomorrow morning. The single item of business concerns recruitment of the school’s president/superintendent. Following the meeting, which takes place in Quad 1, Room 101, Trustees will announce action taken, if any.

CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT OFFERED

A children’s grief support group is being offered for children ages 5 to 12 years old beginning March 9 thru April 13. These six meetings are held on Monday evenings at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. facilitated by certified grief counselors at the Hospice of Morongo Basin office at 61675 29

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Guest speaker Darla Bridges, who recently completed a mission trip to Haiti, will share her experiences with the Haitian people and their culture. Please call Gay Smith

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS: NEW METER FEES ON AGENDA

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says response to a controversial solar project and raising meter installation fees are among items on the agenda… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a response to a Project Planning

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN TWO SESSIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT

A long Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight deals mainly with tuning board policies. Reporter Dan Stork lists the affected policies, and the other items on the agenda… The March 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER MACHETE ATTACK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of attacking another man with a machete. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, three men lived in separate residences on the same property in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree and were arguing. About 3 a.m., Matthew Snedeker, 46,

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COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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AREA PILOTS INVITED TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Local pilots are invited to learn how to avoid military aircraft in the area. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… When you’re flying, it’s not a good idea for one plane to be in another plane’s airspace. The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College will hold a Mid-Air Avoidance

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AAL OFFERS LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March 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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OLD WEST MOVIES AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old-time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films. The second movie in the series is Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old

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DINNER TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.