NEW ELECTRIC BIKE STORE OPENING IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 11, to welcome Joshua Tree Electric Bikes as the newest Joshua Tree business. They are located at 61325 29 Palms Hwy, Unit E. Please stop by to welcome them and check out their

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JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS FOR DUI, DRUGS, WEAPONS, AND STOLEN CHECKS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of driving under the influence with a dangerous weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Baragona, 51, was stopped near Reche Road and North Vans Ranch Boulevard in Landers on a traffic violation about 12:30 Saturday morning.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LAND USE COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin MAC is crafting an official response to the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira project. Reporter Dan Stork says that’s one of the items under consideration by the MAC’s Land Use Committee… The Land Use Study Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet in open session

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow with a busy agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Near the top of tomorrow’s agenda,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD FACES A LONG AGENDA TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has an exceptionally long agenda for its next regular meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork breaks it down…

The April 7 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a 23-item action agenda, including:

the meeting calendar for next year;

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8, the group will meet at highway 62 and Sunset north side. Everyone is encouraged to come out to help clean the community. There will be

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ART EXHIBITS IN MORONGO VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

A new exhibit by a former Joshua Tree National Park artist-in-residence is now on display at the park’s visitor center in Joshua Tree. Olivia Parkes was artist-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park in March-April 2014. This spring, she returned to Joshua Tree for a residency at BoxoHouse, where she expanded

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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 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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WHAT TO EXPECT IF YOU DON’T SHOW FOR JURY DUTY

What happens if you don’t answer the call to jury duty? Reporter Dan Stork asked and found out… Recently, I answered a jury duty summons. The trial for which a jury was to have been selected was continued, so everyone in the jury pool for that day was excused. But

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WINS GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior has been named the recipient of Copper Mountain College’s 2015 Greenleaf Scholarship. Kamaljot Singh is no stranger to Copper Mountain College, as he has been taking classes there since his freshman year in high school. The all-inclusive scholarship will pay Singh’s tuition, books, fees,

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST IN A NEW HOME

A local non-profit has a new home, and wants to show it off. Reporter Dan Stork says the public is invited to view the new digs for the Mojave Desert Land Trust… The Mojave Desert Land Trust has a new headquarters, and is holding a public open house. The new

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET FRIDAY

Members of the California Retired Teachers Association will be tapping their toes on Friday, April 10. Guest speaker, Lauren Chase will present “How to Live Brighter by Keeping Fit” and lead members in few stretches and light exercises. (Be sure to wear your sneakers and looser, stretchier pants or jeans!)

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WOMAN WAS EXPECTING A PROPOSAL, CHRISTOPHER LEE HELD TO ANSWER

Erin Corwin’s best friend testified in Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday that Corwin’s lover had arranged a secret special day in the desert for just the two of them, one that Corwin hoped would end with a marriage proposal and plans for the two of them to move to Alaska.

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EASTER EGG HUNTS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW, TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Egg hunts and Easter activities abound in our Morongo Basin over the weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Yucca Valley Hunt starts at 9:00 Tomorrow morning… The Town of Yucca Valley is scheduled to host their annual, free Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4, starting at 9:00 a.m. at

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JOSHUA TREE BLOCK PARTY TOMORROW

Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 4, for the first-ever, east Joshua Tree block party. For 12 hours, from 10 to 10, you’ll be able to browse and nibble on food at the shops and galleries in the Art Queen complex, on the highway in the east part of Joshua

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS TOMORROW

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a lecture on drylands permaculture Monday, April 6. Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will talk on contour regenerative design. The event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Furst World in Joshua Tree, 8528 Desert Shadow Road. Carpooling is encouraged.

A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE 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 Easter breakfast special, from 8 to 11, is ham steak for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

Time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located on Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The friendly mesa volunteers will be serving up the best five buck breakfast in these parts. Please come visit this Saturday, April 4, from 8 am to 11 am.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO PULL WEEDS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to pull weeds tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for a one-day session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua Tree National

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND JOSHUA TREE

Sky View Chapel will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4, for children ages 2 to 12. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to noon at Joshua Tree’s Friendly Hills Park on Sunny Vista Road, just south of Alta Loma.

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local

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