REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Two people are dead and two critically injured from a high-speed crash following an armed robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims called back shortly before

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TWO DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN HIGH-SPEED ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ROBBERY SATURDAY

Two men are dead and two people are critically injured from a high-speed crash following a robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets every second Wednesday at the Helen Gray Education Center, located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. This month’s meeting is Wednesday, July 9,

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BONITA DOMES AT MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

You may have seen some brilliant white domes in the desert south of the highway and just east of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Cara Conway says the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s next Wednesday lecture will feature a guest speaker who will talk about the eco-friendly Bonita Domes…

Visit the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00 tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will be given an overview/update on the pharmacy. Following approval of routine appointments, re-appointments, and terminations on

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FREE LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS OFFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Morongo Basin students up to age 18 can receive a free lunch in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The free lunch program begins Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, August 1. Lunches will include a sandwich or pita, fresh fruit, vegetable, and milk. The free lunches will be available

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS IN ROUTINE SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks out a routine agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Board will first have an education session on infection control. They

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a national support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. The support group, which meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will hold its meeting at the Helen

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at remodeling and a van… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have a special meeting on Wednesday, May 28, starting at 2:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will discuss the Behavioral Health Remodel, the

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JOSHUA TREE CRASH SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL, SHUTS DOWN HIGHWAY

Two people suffered minor injuries in a crash that shut down eastbound Highway 62 last night. About 10:09, a mini-van and a car crashed on the highway near El Reposo in Joshua Tree. The female driver of the car received minor injuries and was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center. The

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MUFFIN HILL THIS SATURDAY

Margaret “Muffin” Hill died peacefully at her home Friday, May 16. She was 83 years old. Muffin Hill was an art impresario for many years in the Hi-Desert. She was a 2013 recipient of the 8th Congressional District’s Women of Distinction Award, and a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Theatre

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FREE SEMINAR ON OSTEOPOROSIS NEXT WEEK AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A free seminar on osteoporosis will be offered at the Hi-Desert Medical Center next week. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to sign up to be in attendance… Hi-Desert Medical Center Community Health Education Series continues in May with more free seminars. “Get the Facts about Osteoporosis” is next up

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FREE DROP OFF FOR UNWANTED MEDICATIONS AND SHARPS AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a free drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. Used sharps/needles are also a contamination and health threat if not disposed of properly. Sharps must

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS, STARTING PROCESS TO AFFILIATE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says more progress towards affiliation—bringing in an outside hospital company to run the local hospital—is on the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6:00 tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center.

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, will hold their monthly meeting Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. The Compassionate Friends

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HEAR FROM CONSULTANT HOPEFULS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will hold a special open meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special open session beginning at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon. On the agenda are four, hour-long presentations, one each from four affiliation consultants, each with

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST HEALTH FAIR SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding a free day of health information and screenings for Morongo Basin residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday is a great day to “spring into health”…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center invites you to “Spring into Health” at the annual Health Fair Saturday, April 26, from

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