LOCAL BEEKEEPERS MEET TOMORROW

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets Saturday, March 26 at 2pm at the Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. Local beekeeper Michael Shamhart will give a presentation on capturing wild swarms of bees and removing them to a hive. The talk will focus on learning to work with bees in a more

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FOOD FOR LIFE SERVING BEEF STEW TOMORROW

Food for Life will be serving beef stew as the meal on March 26. Home deliveries will be made to our homebound diners as well as the meal served at Luckie Park at the picnic tables near the basketball courts from noon to 2 p.m.

DEMOCRATS TAKING A WILDFLOWER WALK TOMORROW

Local Democrats are inviting you to join them for a wildflower walk tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Join Joshua Tree National Park’s desert naturalist and botanist Darrell Shade on a leisurely walk through the park’s wildflower bloom along the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s nature trail. Everyone is invited

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FOURTH GRADERS FREE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, PROGRAM SATURDAY

Fourth graders can enjoy a special program in Joshua Tree National Park this Saturday. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds you that fourth graders and everyone in the car with them go to national parks for free… There is exciting news. Fourth graders are eligible for a free annual pass to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN GET HIS WISH AND GOES TO JAIL

Deputies helped a Joshua Tree transient get his wish to go to jail late Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Christie, who will be 52 Friday, threw large rocks through the windows and doors at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:30 p.m. During the investigation, Christie told the deputy

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MORONGO VALLEY CLEANUP THIS SATURDAY

A community cleanup is being held this Saturday in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how you can pitch in to help… Morongo Valley residents are invited to a community-wide spring cleaning March 26 beginning at 8 a.m. Financed by County Code Enforcement and hosted by the Morongo Valley

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORK STUDY MEETING FRIDAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special work study session tomorrow morning, starting at 9 a.m. Trustees will discuss board policy development, budget priorities and goals, board goals, a strategic plan for the school district, and timeline development. The meeting will be held in district

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26. The college will resume its normal operating hours on Monday, March 28.

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST LECTURE SATURDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is offering its next lecture in the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… The Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series continues Saturday, March 26. Bring your own brown bag lunch, beverages provided. Meet and greet with Madena Asbell, Mojave Desert Land

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, March 26. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 10:30 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. Jupiter and its moons

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

A special open house at Boxohouse in Joshua Tree for the Artist-In-Residence. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… BoxoHouse will hold an open house for its latest artist-in-residence. Nicola Ginzel transforms a selection of found and personal objects by gilding, embroidering, whitewashing, rubbing, and making casts to add layers

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF AND TRACK TEAMS BRING BACK VICTORIES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats track and field team traveled to Desert Hot Springs to defeat the Golden Eagles. The Lady Wildcats won 60-56. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said Vanessa Walton led the team with 15 points, earning first place in the 400-meter, 800-meter, and 3200-meter races. The throwing duo

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COUNTY CONSIDERS JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, AGAIN

The San Bernardino County Planning Commission will try again to hold a meeting on a controversial 248-unit Housing development in Joshua Tree tomorrow morning. Last week, technical problems saw the meeting, which was supposed to be teleconferenced into the Joshua Tree County building complex, postponed. Reporter David Haldane has details…

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ANOTHER ROCK CLIMBER FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

It’s spring break and that means the rock climbers are out in force in Joshua Tree National Park. For the second day in a row, Joshua Tree firefighters were called to help a rock climber who fell in Joshua Tree National Park. About 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man from

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BIZARRE INCIDENT RESULTS IN JAIL FOR A NEVADA MAN

In a bizarre set of circumstances, a Nevada man was arrested in Yucca Valley early Monday morning, accused of burglary. A Sheriff’s report said deputies were called to Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:30 p.m. for a man who said he was suicidal and was causing a disturbance. By the time

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HEARING ON YUCCA MESA CELL PHONE TOWER POSTPONED, AGAIN

A public hearing for a request for approval of a Verizon cell phone tower disguised as a water tower first appeared on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission’s agenda January 12, and two months and four meetings later, the project is still in limbo. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why… With

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 23, in the Twentynine Palms in the Community Services Building at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information,

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GIVES THEMSELVES A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the board gave themselves a raise and looked at grant applications… At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board, Directors authorized staff to initiate procedures for a 5 percent cost of living increase

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON HOPE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL

The Morongo Unified School Board met last night. Dominating the meeting was a public hearing on a renewal application from Hope Academy Charter School. Reporter David Haldane said the hearing left some questions… Will Hope Academy survive in Yucca Valley? The future of the Morongo Unified School District’s only charter

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MBTA BOARD MEETS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Under new business, the directors will hold two public hearings to accept grant requests totaling more than $800,000 for operating assistance and four replacement

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