DRIVER INVOLVED IN HIGHWAY 62 CRASH AT INDIAN AVENUE LAST WEEK DIES

A Cathedral City man died Saturday, five days after a crash that snarled traffic on Highway 62 near Desert Hot Springs. According to the CHP and the Riverside Coroner, Mark Brogan, 60, was driving his Mini Cooper southbound on the highway shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, March 10, when he

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFERING STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is offering a special scholarship. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the opportunity…

College-bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what are called “STEM” fields … Science, Technology, Engineering

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will gather for a special meeting on Tuesday, March 18, in the County Government Center on Whitefeather Road, at 11 a.m. During that meaning, the MAC will be treated to an overview of the Brown Act, and training in its application, compliments of the

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LORI HERBEL CLOSES CATHEDRAL CITY FARMER’S MARKET

The Cathedral City Certified Farmers’ Market, run by Lori Herbel of the Joshua Tree Farmer’s Market, closed shop after the city made it relocate on March 9. The farmers’ market opened Nov. 3 and operated Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market’s special use permit required management to

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PAPPY ANDS HARRIETS OPEN MIC NIGHT TONIGHT

Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown is a local and regional treasure bringing local and visitors back for unique atmosphere and great music. ROP Broadcast Student Brendan Nguyen says open mic night is tonight….

Blessed with local townsfolk of good cheer and feel good vibes is Pappy and Harriet’s. The desert’s

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SOCCER CLUB FORMING IN THE HI-DESERT

Desert United Soccer Club is forming teams in the high desert for U10 boys and girls, and U14 girls. Free clinics will be held Tuesday and Thursday night, March 18 and 20, at 6 p.m. at the Yucca Valley High School. Players from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP IN JOSHUA TREE

A bereavement support group meets twice a month to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the Hi-Desert Home Care

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VISIT JTNP

ROP Broadcasting student Jean Dizon emphasizes the attractions of Joshua Tree National Park… Have a little extra time on your hands? Do you love spending time outdoors and enjoying nature itself? Come visit the Joshua Tree National Park today and experience the many attractions and beautiful views Joshua Tree has

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy the National Park, and keep it clean. Ranger Pam Tripp asks for your considerate behavior…

The question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is “What will we see as we drive through?” Our common answer is that you will see some animals, lots of vegetation, and

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STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

If you’re off to a community college soon, and have interests in a technical field, Mike Lipsitz urges you to apply for a STEM scholarship…

College bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host Apple Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45. The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host Indian Springs at home; first serve is at 3:15. At Joshua Springs High

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JOSHUA TREE VFW FOOD SCHEDULE

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested on child cruelty charges Thursday after drugs were found in her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers went to a home in the 7300 block of Dumosa Avenue about 3 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Jacqueline Noonan, 40. Probation officers

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E-WASTE DROP OFF

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is sponsoring a free collection of your electronic waste. On Saturday, April 26, from 10 to 1, you can drop off—for free—your televisions; computers, laptops, and computer components; fax machines, copiers, or printers and their ink cartridges and toners; video game consoles; cameras; VCR and

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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SEES EASTER CANDY AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Available for purchase beginning March 17 at the Joshua Tree Library will be a variety of See’s candy. In addition, through April 1, the Friends will be accepting orders for several types of candy. All order selections can be seen on the Friends of the Library webpage at www.joshuatreefol.org/events.htm or

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HELPING HOMELESS VETS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PLANS “IDES OF MARCH” EVENT

The students of Copper Mountain College will celebrate the Ides of March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Celebrate the Ides of March at Copper Mountain College with a Roman Banquet and entertainment fundraiser on March 15. Be transported to ancient Rome with food, drink, theater, raffles, costume contest, and

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