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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LECTURE ON COUNTY RENEWABLE ENERGY CODE TOMORROW

San Bernardino County is updating its General Plan on the subject of renewable energy development. Reporter Dan Stork says you can learn about the status of the effort at a local lecture… On February 20, as part of the Desert Institute’s Black Rock Lecture Series, there will be a presentation

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, February 19, 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 free of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has canceled tonight’s regular meeting. The District’s next regularly scheduled meeting is slated for March 4.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG AND SHARP DROP-OFF SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place this Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, BAUMGARTEN UP FOR SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is ready to appoint a permanent superintendent. Reporter Dan Stork says they didn’t have to look too far… At its February 17 meeting, the MUSD Board of Education is scheduled to vote on whether to remove the “interim” designation from the title

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FISH TACOS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving fish tacos for Taco Wednesday on Ash Wednesday, tomorrow, February 18, from 11 to 1.

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. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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VETERANS COUNSELING, BENEFITS, AND REFERRAL SERVICES OFFERED

The San Bernardino Vet Center offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of Student

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS GOLD SEAL ACCREDITATION

A surprise inspection of the Hi-Desert Medical Center has resulted in a top grade. Z107.7 reporter Mike Lipsitz says the local hospital got high marks… Hi-Desert Medical Center has been re-accredited for meeting state-of-the-art national standards for health care quality and safety as determined by The Joint Commission, the nation’s

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPEN LATE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for its new show on Saturday, February 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on display during the new show, which runs through March 7. The gallery is

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JOSHUA TREE VFW KITCHEN BUSY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not serve up a Friday night dinner. Instead, it will have a Valentine’s Day rib-eye steak barbecue on Saturday, February 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance only. There is no Sunday breakfast this

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE OPEN LATE FOR SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, will be open late Saturday, February 14, for an artists’ reception. Five artists will be featured at the gallery this month: paintings by Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott; ceramics by Ed Keesling; and black and

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