MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT MEET TONIGHT

The former hospital board, now the Healthcare District Board, meets tonight at their new offices. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The newly reorganized Morongo Basin Healthcare District meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. There are no action items on the calendar, which leaves reports from the Hi-Desert

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THREE SUSPECTED OF DRUG ACTIVITY ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three Twentynine Palms men were arrested early Saturday morning when they were found with drugs inside a vacant home in Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor noticed lights on in a vacant home in the 74900 block of Serrano Drive about 2 a.m. Arriving deputies found

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of beating up his wife allegedly because she refused to be a part of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, Shawn Lamar, 38, was arguing with his wife about 11 a.m. Friday in the 6500 block of Sunset Road because he

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MOTEL THREAT LEADS TO DRUG ARREST

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Friday morning, accused of being under the influence of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 72500 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms about 1:45 a.m. by the motel manager because a woman, later

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A NEW SERIES—“MEET YOUR MAC”—PROFILES AREA MAC MEMBERS

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the district supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next Joshua Tree Clean Team date is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12, at the Joshua Tree Library. To beat the heat the scheduled summer time is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. There will be grabber sticks, trash bags, and gloves there for your convenience. As always, the team will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELED TONIGHT

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday August 11 at 6 p.m. will not be held. The next regular City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25, at 6 p.m.

COLLEGE CLOSED TOMORROW MORNING

Copper Mountain College will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, for faculty and staff development. Normal business hours will resume at 1 p.m.

BACKPACKS, VACCINES AND SCREENINGS OFFERED IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT

Student backpacks will be given away, and T-Dap vaccines and dental screenings will be some of the many services offered during a community back-to-school day in Joshua Tree. In addition to the backpacks and health screenings, the event will provide information on how to sign up for the school lunch

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING TONIGHT

The informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month is about the mental health. Reporter Dan Stork says the new member who could not make last month’s meeting will be seated, also… The August 10 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features an informational presentation

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SEVEN CITED IN STING TARGETING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for—or selling it to—minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS GO TO ARIZONA TO HELP FIGHT WILLOW FIRE

Three firefighters from Joshua Tree spent most of Saturday helping out at the Willow Fire, just east of Needles on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. burning scrub and vegetation alongside the river Saturday. County Fire Captain Donnie Valoria said Station

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ONE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH THIS MORNING

One man was injured during a motorcycle crash in downtown Joshua Tree early this morning. About 3 a.m., a motorcycle rider crashed at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with moderate injuries.

CANDIDATE FILING EXTENDED FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Last Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the November 3rd Consolidated Election; however, that deadline must be extended when an incumbent does not file and that’s exactly the case for one local special district office. Assignment reporter, Mike Lipsitz, has details… In Morongo Valley, long-time Community Services

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STAY SAFE IN THE HEAT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

High temperatures require planning and safety in Joshua Tree National Park. While Visiting the park in the summer can be a relaxing and scenic experience away from the crowds during high season. A park spokesman said certain preparations and precautions should be observed by visitors in order to insure a

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AUDITIONS FOR THE “ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29 is holding open auditions tonight for the smash hit musical, “The Addams Family.” Reporter Rebecca Havely reminds you how to prepare…

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. veteran director, Kathryn Ferguson will cast 12-14 male and 7-10 female musical comedy performers in “The Addams Family.” Come dressed to move for

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MANE STREET STAMPEDE LOOKING FOR PIONEERTOWN PERFORMERS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show is looking for volunteers to perform on Saturday afternoons from April until October, 2:30 to 3 p.m., in Pioneertown. They are an all-volunteer, family-oriented, comedy-style gunfighter re-enactment group, dedicated to family values and local children’s charities. They perform in the footsteps of Gene

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PIONEER DAYS THEME IS “A SALUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVE”

Planning is already underway for this October’s annual “Pioneer Days” celebration in Twentynine Palms. A special citizen’s committee, under the leadership of Mary Jane Binge, have already announced the special theme and feature for this year. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the latest… The theme for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer

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SCHOOL BOARD IN SELF-HELP MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will meet in a special work/study session tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the conference room at District Headquarters, 5715 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. The Board will discuss how it does its work, including, effective board research; discussion of procedures

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YUCCA MESA GROUP TO GO ON FIELD TRIP TO “SKY'S THE LIMIT”

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a field trip to Sky’s the Limit Observatory in Twentynine Palms on Saturday, August 15. Bring chairs, drinks, jackets, snacks, and flashlights. A suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members is requested. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center and be

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