COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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AREA PILOTS INVITED TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Local pilots are invited to learn how to avoid military aircraft in the area. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… When you’re flying, it’s not a good idea for one plane to be in another plane’s airspace. The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College will hold a Mid-Air Avoidance

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AAL OFFERS LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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OLD WEST MOVIES AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old-time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films. The second movie in the series is Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old

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DINNER TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

HOSPITAL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING

The Hospital Board meets in a special and closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. The board will be asked to change the existing committee meeting structure and hear a presentation

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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MBTA BOARD MEET TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. After administrative and operations reports, the board will hear a presentation

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SERIAL EVADER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AND FOOT CHASE

A Yucca Valley man with multiple convictions for vehicle theft and felony evading was arrested again Saturday for reckless driving while he was evading Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, he spotted Odie Beavers, 45, driving a Ford pick-up truck with a cracked windshield about 10:20 near Natoma

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PROBOSCI IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE FRIDAY

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a musical duo. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Harrison House invites you to Probosci, a musical duo performance. Former Harrison House artist-in-residence Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris combine their talents in a live concert on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out at Alta Loma and the Rock House tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 25, 8 a.m. The Rock House is about a half mile west of Olympic. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and safety vests available to the clean team workers.

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NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

The Nursing and Health Services program at Copper Mountain College will hold an open house this Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation….. The Health Sciences and Nursing Department of Copper Mountain College will be hosting an Open House on February 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in

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BOXOHOUSE FEATURING OLD WESTERN MOVIES STARTING TONIGHT

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at Old time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films, starting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM RAISING FUNDS

Locally grown food and helping local families: that’s the dual objective of the Joshua Tree Local Food Program. Reporter Dan Stork says that two organizations are jointly sponsoring a fundraiser for the program… Transition Joshua Tree and the Community United Methodist Church of Joshua Tree want to provide organic food

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NEW “EVERY KID IN A PARK” INITIATIVE WILL IMPACT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Starting this fall, fourth graders and their families can visit Joshua Tree National Park–and any of the other national park–for free. President Barack Obama unveiled his Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday in an effort to get more young people out into the great outdoors. All fourth grade students

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DRUG AND SHARPS DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Protect yourself and the environment by taking old drugs and needles to the Hi-Desert Medical center tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on the free drop-ff event… Each year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, endangering the environment. Medicines are a special type of hazardous chemical

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SPORTSMAN CLUB BINGO TO SUPPORT UNITY HOME

Hey bingo lovers—the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will be holding Bingo for a Cause to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home, a local domestic violence shelter, on Sunday, February 22. The doors will open up at 3:00 p.m. The early bird bingo starts at 4:00 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club

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DINNER TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SERVICES SET FOR RAMON LOMELI

Ramon Lomeli, a 41-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Monday, February 16. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guadalupe; sons Jose Luis Lomeli of San Bernardino; Ramon Lomeli, and Jose Lomeli, of Yucca Valley; and Roberto and Cindy Lomeli of Yucaipa; daughters Maura

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