SHERIFF’S OFFICE COLLECTING SUPPLIES FOR HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and other pet-related items for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter. Donations can be brought to the Sheriff’s Station in Joshua Tree. All donations will be distributed to the animal shelter during Thanksgiving week. For more

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will hold an open house this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A celebration of community, conservation, and gratitude will be theme of the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s open house and fall gathering. The free event will include its popular sale of items

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BLM RELEASES FINAL DESERT RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSERVATION PLAN

The Bureau of Land Management released its final environmental review of the Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan Tuesday. The plan attempts to identify appropriate development areas for renewable energy projects in California, while setting aside 5.3 million acres for conservation of critical natural resources and wildlife habitat, and 3.8

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PREPARE NOW FOR EL NINO

Meteorologists agree there is a high probability that Southern California will experience a warmer, wetter winter than average because of the El Nino effect. Earlier this week representatives from a half dozen county agencies addressed a crowd of almost 200 with a clear message: Your efforts and preparations prior to

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NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER IS SELLING 2016 CALENDARS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is selling 2016 wall calendars featuring some of the animals from the Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The calendars are $10 each and are available at the animal shelter, 4646 Sun View Avenue in Joshua Tree. Shelter hours are 11 to 4 Tuesday through Saturday.

GET TICKETS NOW FOR COLLEGE’S ANNUAL WREATH AUCTION

Support our local college while enjoying some great company, a rowdy auction, plus fine wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Sixth Annual Festival of Wreaths is Sunday, November 22, in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. The reception starts at 2 p.m., followed by a live auction

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS THURSDAY

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting tomorrow. Sara Snyder says the trustees will be asked to approve an agreement between the college and the Morongo Unified School District… The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3

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MBTA BOARD MEETS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 12, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a closed session in which directors will discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will recognize the the employee of the quarter and introduce

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets on the second, fourth and fifth Wednesday of the month. The next scheduled is tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Alta Loma and Sherwood. There will be grabber sticks, trash bags and gloves available to make the job easier.

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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 tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month. The meeting will be at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Mac will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a new member will be added to the advisory body…… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will begin its monthly meeting tonight by welcoming a new member representing Pioneertown. She is Michelle Myers, a licensed attorney appointed to the

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SEE OUR NATIONAL PARK FREE ON VETERANS DAY

This Veterans day visit our National Park for free. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with the details… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has designated November 11, for Veterans Day as a fee-free day. On Wednesday, November 11, at Joshua Tree National

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet Wednesday, November 11, at Alta Loma and Sherwood. The NEW time is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. With the return of cooler temperatures and the later time, the team is encouraging both new and older team volunteers to return to their clean-ups.

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GET TICKETS NOW FOR COLLEGE’S WREATH AUCTION

Support our local college while enjoying some great company, a rowdy auction, plus fine wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Sixth Annual Festival of Wreaths is Sunday, November 22, in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. The reception starts at 2 p.m., followed by a live auction

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO HOLDS SOFT OPENING THIS WEEKEND

You can get a sneak peak of the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition this weekend when the 29 Palms Art Gallery holds a soft opening. The juried exhibition of art from 52 local, national, and international artists will be open at the art gallery noon to 3

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WAKE UP! THIS IS DROWSY DRIVING PREVENTION WEEK

If you’ve ever nodded off while driving, you are among 40 percent of U.S. drivers who have admitted to falling asleep while driving, according to AAA. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that between 5,000 and 7,000 highway Americans are killed each year due to drivers falling asleep at

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DESERT ARCHIVE DAYS PLANNED BY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

On Saturday and Sunday on the weekend of November 7, the High Desert Test Sites is hosting their “Desert Archive Days” at the Sky Village Swap Meet in Yucca Valley from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The Morongo Basin Historical Society will be showing historical slides at 10-11

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“FABULOUS DIVAS OF BROADWAY” MUSICAL REVUE AT THEATER 29

Theatre 29 is offering a limited special engagment, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” for two shows this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details… Alan Palmer returns to Theater 29 after his successful performances of “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” with “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” an Off-Broadway musical of his

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FORMER COUNTY FIELD REP TAKES PLEA BARGAIN TO CONTRABAND CHARGE

The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office yesterday dropped one charge and lowered another in the case against Mike Lipsitz. The former field rep for County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos pleaded guilty to bringing contraband—a tube of Crazy Glue—to an inmate visit at the Glen Helen Fire Camp

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EL NINO INFORMATIONAL MEETING MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The National Weather Service has said there is a 95 percent chance that California will experience a wetter winter season that usual because of El Nino. Already, southern California has experienced several flash floods and mud flows that have killed at least one and trapped hundreds of residents. Managing editor

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