TWO CHURCHES OFFERING BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACKS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is offering a free back pack with school supplies to school children in grades one through six on Saturday, August 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. The whole family can share in a 20-foot-long banana split. The back packs and banana split will

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FOUR TIRES AND RIMS STOLEN OFF CAR IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree single mother is pretty upset after her tires and rims were stolen off her car Sunday night. Sometime between 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday morning, someone stole the tires and 17-inch Toro rims off Autumn Nulanz’s 2007 Chevy Aveo, parked in front of her home

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a tax rate decrease and surplus property are on the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD GETS TO WORK TONIGHT

After a respite from public meetings, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets back to work on August 5. Reporter Dan Stork says the long agenda is highlighted by upper-level administrative contracts… Following an open workshop/study session at 5 p.m., devoted to self-evaluation, the Board of Education of

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST THURSDAY

The Basin Wide Foundation will hold their monthly breakfast meeting this Thursday, August 7, at the Helen Gray Center at the Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The featured speaker is Paul Delaney Ph.D., Professor of Biology, and Chair of the Science and Mathematics Division at Copper Mountain College.

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, SOME ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

The agenda of the August 5 meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors contains items of interest for the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork picks them out… At the regular meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the Board will re-appoint Les Snodgrass and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested yesterday after a woman said he raped her last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met a man named “Carlos,” later identified as Carlos Flores, 31, in an emergency room July 24. They went to Palm Springs, and the woman

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FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST TOMORROW ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

It’s time for First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Their famous $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the friendliest volunteers on the Mesa. Come on out, cool off, have a bite and

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JOSHUA TREE VFW RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Joshua Tree Post 7264, will have a rummage sale at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Drive Saturday, August 2, starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the VFW post in support of veteran assistance programs.

JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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SO FAR ONLY ONE FILING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD

As of July 29, only one candidate had filed a declaration of candidacy for an opening on the Joshua Basin Water District. Dan Stork says expect more to enter the race… A look at the web site of the County Registrar of Voters shows only one candidate officially in the

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE FIGHTERS RESCUE FALLEN HORSE

Joshua Tree fire fighters rode to the rescue of a horse that had fallen down and couldn’t get up yesterday. Engineer Dave Faller said that a former search-and-rescue horse had gotten its legs tangled in its wooden rail fence near Broadway and Sun Mesa, and fell over. By the time

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water District’s

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign War will have an all you can eat spaghetti dinner for only $6.00 tonight from 4 to 6. Sunday morning join them for a pancake breakfast and remember Taco Wednesday starting at 11am.

REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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DRUM CIRCLE IN JOSHUA TREE THIS SATURDAY

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free,

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INVESTIGATORS SAY CORWIN SHOT, LOVER ARRESTED AND RELEASED

Sheriff’s Investigators believe a pregnant Marine spouse, missing since June 29th, may have been shot while hunting with an ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. Erin Corwin, 20, planned to meet with neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, to spend a quote – “special day together” on a hunting

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be on tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 a.m. at the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst in Joshua Tree. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Kids are gonna be lovin’ it at the next Joshua Tree Library summer reading program. Dan Stork tells why…

The Joshua Tree Library will host a free family summer reading program performance starring Ronald McDonald Tuesday July 22 at 1:00 p.m. This special performance of the Ronald McDonald library show

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