HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board will meet in a special and closed session tonight. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Among items of interest, the board continues the steps to lease the hospital

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in closed session at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center Atrium. Trustees will again look at the appointment of the college’s president/superintendent. Trustees expect to announce the hire at the regular monthly meeting on May 14.

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SCAM…MAY NOT BE

A Joshua Tree resident received a letter claiming he could recover about $2,000 worth of unclaimed property held by the state, for a fee. Sounds like a scam? Apparently not, says reporter Dan Stork…

According to the web site of the California State Controller, the state is holding more than

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will play Rancho Mirage High School at home. Tee time is at 2:45. Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball team will play Desert Chapel at home, starting at 3:15.

TIPS FOR RIDING HORSES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is not just for hikers, rock climbers, and visitors driving through. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says some visitors see the park from the back of a horse…

Horseback riding is a popular way to experience Joshua Tree National Park for those who have horses. Two hundred

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WOOF WALK RAISES $9700 FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The 4th annual Woof Walk in Pioneertown raised almost $9,700 March 28 for the Morongo Basin’s no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. President Mimi Mitz said the highlight of the auction was a cruise. Special thanks go to auctioneers Steve Kanold and Lalo Alvarez, and the Reverend Tom Ziegert, Pappy

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NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS FOSTER HOMES

The Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter is in desperate need of foster homes. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can help save a life without making a life-long commitment…

It is that time of year again when many people are bringing in kittens and puppies to the Morongo Basin Humane

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Thermal to play the Desert Mirage High School Rams. First serve is at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School tomorrow. The match

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ARMY VETERAN BIKING TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA STOPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 55-year-old Army veteran stopped in Twentynine Palms this week on his way to a job in northern California. Bob Trout and his service dog, Maggie, left his home in March, in Tempe Arizona, and are traveling to Humboldt County by bicycle, with a little trailer for Maggie. Trout is

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“WAIT UNTIL DARK” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The Mystery Thriller “Wait Until Dark” is now playing at Theater 29 in Twentynine Palms. Directed by Ben Bees, “Wait Until Dark,” is a game of cat-and-mouse set in 1960s Greenwich Village, New York. A mysterious con man, impressively portrayed by Cyrus Short, lays a trap to ensnare Susy Hendrix,

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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ART DONATIONS FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN BENEFIT AUCTION

The deadline to make a donation for the Third Annual Art Action to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, set for May 2, has been extended. Reporter Diana Medley says even if you’re not an artist, you can still donate…

Donations are still being accepted for the Third Annual Art Auction

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint late Thursday night, accused of stealing a vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the vehicle called deputies shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday to report his 1991 Honda had just been stolen from his home in the 73500 block of

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MAN ARRESTED FOR HAVING SHAVED CAR KEYS

A deputy checking up on a suspicious vehicle arrested a Desert Hot Springs man who was found with shaved car keys in his possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies checked on a vehicle about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday morning near Park Boulevard and Desert Air in Joshua Tree. During the

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LANDERS MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN CHECKS

A deputy following up on a call concerning a possible stolen off-road vehicle arrested a Landers man when stolen checks were found hidden in the quad. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called to report a quad had been parked for three days near Border and Winters Roads in

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TEA AND FASHION SHOW IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The St. Mary’s of the Valley Alter Guilds will hold their annual tea and fashion show tomorrow. Reporter Diana Medley tells you how to get tickets…

Put on your best party hat to attend St. Mary’s of the Valley Altar Guilds annual tea and fashion show April 25. The tea

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 25. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon and Jupiter will be visible with great detail, along with several colorful double and multiple stars. Bring

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CONCERT AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will offer a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday, April 26. John Yonushonis will report on the delivery and acceptance of gifts and money to students at St. Michael’s School on the Navajo reservation at Window Rock, Arizona. The presentation will be followed by a concert featuring

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SPUDTACULAR POTATO DINNER AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH SUNDAY

On Sunday, April 26, The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host a Spudtacular dinner. For a $5 donation, you get a baked potato dinner. Load up your potato with chili, real bacon bits, fresh grated cheese, butter, sour cream, broccoli, and onions. Fix a salad with a variety

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT

A golf tournament in Yucca Valley is for a good cause, raising funds that allows high school students to job shadow, participate in internships, and earn a scholarship worth $1,000. Tax-deductible contributions for sponsorships are available. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about the Yucca Valley High School Career

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1.6 MILLION VISITORS SPENT $74 MILLION WHEN THEY VISITED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST YEAR

Nearly 1.6 million visitors came to Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, and visitor numbers have been steadily increasing for the last 8 months, according to a report released yesterday by the National Park Service. While the percentage of increases in visitors in July and August 2014 were in the

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