ART SOUGHT FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. A panel of jurors will select about 50 artists for inclusion in the show. Entry is open to all artists 18 years

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LIVE LIKE A DESERT NATIVE

The monsoon rain came a little early this summer, and the desert is blooming again. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Cathy Bell says all desert residents should make an effort to be water wise… It is amazing how fast the desert responds to the monsoon rains of summertime. Immediately after

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TACO WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post has expanded its Taco Wednesday to include not only your choice of chicken or beef tacos, but also nachos, tostados, burritos, and more. Taco Wednesday is served from 11 to 1 at VFW Post 7264, 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork 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, August

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos will make an appearance at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, August 17. Ramos will give updates on the county’s ban on new construction of private property that relies on hauled water, and on the campaign for scenic highway status for Highway 247.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for volunteers to serve on its public advisory committee. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains its responsibilities and how you can sign up… The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for customers who are interested in volunteering to serve on a public advisory committee. The committee

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WILDFIRE SAFETY TIPS

Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Puts left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to keep your pet healthy, safe, and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, and the Perseid meteor

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD MOVIE UNDER THE STARS TONIGHT

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society Saturday for a movie under the stars Saturday, August 15. The historical society will screen “Last Chance,” Bryan Cranston’s 1999 movie that was filmed and set in Pioneertown and the Yucca Valley bowling alley. “Last Chance” is set in a California desert where a

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COMMUNICATING CLEARLY WORKSHOP FOR MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

Reach Out Morongo Basin and the American Red Cross are co-sponsoring a communication workshop for military service members and their families. Managing editor Tami Roleff speaks up with the details… Today’s military faces repeated deployments around the world. Families sometimes feel like strangers after months of separation. A Communicating Clearly

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VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Sunday (August 16) breakfast of all-you-can-eat pancakes, in addition to the regular menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY

Registration for Yucca Valley High School begins next week. Monday, August 17, is reserved for freshmen only. All grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19. Register in the high school library from 7 to 11 a.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. If you received a notice

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LAST SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley Music fest concludes its series of free concerts in the park tomorrow night. Closing out the summer music festival is a band that has performed at music festivals throughout southern California. Reporter Sara Snyder says don’t miss Blue Breeze… Enjoy a free outdoor concert tonight with the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO SEEKS INPUT FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Copper Mountain College wants to know what you want in your local community college. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, and explains how you can make your voice heard… Copper Mountain College seeks community input to assist in development of a long term Education Master Plan. If you can help

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THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER DURING EXTREME HEAT

Thousands of residents in Joshua Tree, Landers, Yucca Valley, and Morongo Valley were without power for hours during extreme heat Thursday evening. Southern California Edison reported electrical outages in Landers at 5:24 p.m., which it attributed to lightning, and in Joshua Tree at 6:18 p.m., with the cause being a

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YUCCA VALLEY BANK EVACUATED FOLLOWING BOMB THREAT

Two weeks after an upset customer threatened to rob US Bank in Yucca Valley, another angry customer shut down Chase Bank after he threatened to blow up the bank. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer called the bank about a case concerning his money. The man, who gave his

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BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Imagine after A Hard Day’s Night that you’re traveling down a Long and Winding Road, either alone or With a Little Help From Your Friends, so that you can Twist and Shout. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says a Beatles tribute band will take the stage tonight for the free Live

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR WILL BE AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

Third District County Supervisor James Ramos will make an appearance at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, August 17. Ramos will give updates on the county’s ban on new construction of private property that relies on hauled water, and on the campaign for scenic highway status for Highway 247.

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MEET YOUR MAC: RICHARD LUTRINGER OF LANDERS

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. In the fourth part of a series, in which reporter Dan Stork profiles many of the members who report to the supervisor on the concerns of the unincorporated areas of the

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ANOTHER RESIDENT ON BALLOT FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

When long-time Community Services District director Chuck Osborne did not file papers by August 7 to seek re-election to the board, the filing deadline was extended until Wednesday, August 12. A Morongo Valley resident took advantage of the extended deadline to file papers to run in the November 3 election.

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