JAZZ PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a jazz performance collaboration this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE DREAM CATCHER RANCH

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Dream Catcher Ranch in Yucca Valley… In the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley, Dream Catcher Ranch is expected to enchant tour goers on the Parade of Homes, put on by

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY TO HOST SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club will host a Super Bowl XLIX party beginning at 2:30 p.m. February 1 at Copper Mountain College’s Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen. The party, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, costs $25. Kick-off is at 3:25 p.m. Televisions will be placed throughout the dining area so everyone can

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FREE ENTRANCE INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

After you participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. march, perhaps you’ll take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Monday is a free entrance day for all national parks… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

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.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening after his fiancée said he bit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Thaddius Lindsey, 28, of the 4300 block of Bonita Avenue, got into a fight with his fiancée Sunday over a set of keys, and during the argument, the woman said

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND

A special landscape painting workshop led by a nationally recognized artist will be offered this weekend at a spectacular Joshua Tree location. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to be part of the experience… Presented by the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is a Fundamentals of Landscape Painting workshop with

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BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS AT JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Registration for the Joshua Tree youth basketball program is now being accepted online and at the Joshua Tree Community Center Office. Cost is $55 per player until January 30, and then the fee increases to $65. Final day to register is February 13. Ages 4 to 14 years are eligible

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JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECT REP TO MEET WITH MAC COMMITTEE

The company that will construct solar power generation facilities for the Morongo Unified School District is also planning a less popular solar field in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says a subcommittee of the Morongo Basin MAC will meet with a company representative tomorrow… The Land Use Study Committee of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon, starting with a closed session at 2 p.m. at which it will discuss recruitment of a superintendent/president for the college. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the rest of the agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in regular session tomorrow,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be in action tomorrow morning from 8:00 until 9:00 on Aberdeen, just west of Porter. To get there go north on Sunburst, right on Golden, left on Border another left on Aberdeen approximately one mile to Porter. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will host a reception for local artist Noreen Lawlor whose art exhibit is currently on view at the library. The reception and talk will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. The artist talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.. The

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A treat for local artists and art students: Nationally known artist, muralist, and new Twentynine Palms resident, Art Mortimer will be giving classes at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her portable easel… Enrollment is now open for Art Mortimer’s “Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting” class to be

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