JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, April 22, at Alta Loma and Olympic and April 29 at Highway 62 and Yucca Mesa Road (north side). The scheduled time is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. There will be grabber sticks, trash bags and gloves available to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE NARROWS PRESIDENT CANDIDATES TO FOUR

The Copper Mountain Community College Board of Trustees has narrowed the field down to four finalists for the superintendent/president position The board will hold a special closed session meeting at 8 a.m. tomorrow in the library meeting room to discuss the candidates. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public can meet

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CELEBRATES NATIONAL PARK WEEK

This is National Park Week and Joshua Tree National Park is celebrating. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to participate… Join Joshua Tree National Park in celebrating National Park Week, this April 18-26, with special celebrations for kids on National Junior Ranger Day, April 25. Visit Joshua Tree National Park

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO SHOW PERMACULUTRE FILM WEDNESDAY

Transition Joshua Tree is offering another opportunity to learn about permaculture, this time through a film. Reporter Dan Stork points the way to the screening… The Nourishing Tree and Transition Joshua Tree will jointly present the Southern California Desert Premiere screening of “Inhabit—A Permaculture Perspective,” on Wednesday April 22, at

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FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO BASIN

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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WILDLIFE AND PETS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

In other national park news, Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp sharing concerns about taking your pet inot the national park…

Imagine hiking a beautiful mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, and while taking in the scenery, you spot them. Big Horn Sheep. There is a herd nearby and you watch

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR PETS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 2. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FINES FOREIGN VANDAL, 4 OTHERS CONVICTED

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be

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STREET ARTIST PAYS FINE FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VANDALISM

The Swedish-Portuguese street artist, Andre Saraiva, known as “Mr. Andre” has paid the fine for vandalizing a boulder in Joshua Tree National Park. On February 27, park officials were notified by members of the public that Saraiva had posted Instagram photos of his “work” on rock formations thought to be

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT SAYS GOODBYE TO BOLHA, PLANS FOR CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS

The Joshua Basin Water Board will honor retiring Shirley Bolha and address new chromium-6 standards tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look at the agenda… Following recognition of Shirley Bolha, who retires after 47 years with the Joshua Basin Water District, the board of directors will take up a

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FRIENDS OF YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALES START TOMORROW

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have many gently used best-selling books, videos and DVDs, records and magazines for sale during its spring book sale. Customers can also bid on rare, old, and just plain interesting items on the silent auction table. All proceeds from the book sale

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CHAIN LINK FENCING TARGETED BY THIEVES

Chain link fencing is apparently a hot commodity in Joshua Tree. The Sheriff’s Department received two reports of stolen fencing Friday.

About 200 feet of chain link fencing had been stolen sometime between Monday, April 6, and Friday, April 10, from a location near Avenida Del Sol and Canterbury Street.

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BLOOD DRIVE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT INFORMATION AT CMC TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 15, at Copper Mountain College on Rotary Way in Joshua Tree from 10 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will recognize its Doctors of the Year at their meeting tonight, followed by consideration of an agreement between the district and the community health center. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors holds the regular monthly

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO REORGANIZE TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC meeting for April 13 features reorganization and three informational presentations. Reporter Dan Stork tells what’s afoot…

The first order of business at the April 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will be the election a new chair and vice-chair. Then there will be

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST OPENS NEW OFFICES

The Mojave Desert Land Trust held an open house at its new headquarters in Joshua Tree on Saturday. Reporter Dan Stork was there, and describes the facility and some of its new owner’s plans… MDLT Conservation Director Frazier Haney led a tour of the facility, which was the location of

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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OPERATION TAKE CHARGE AT CMC BENEFITS VETERANS

“Operation Take Charge” at Copper Mountain College tomorrow is offering a wide range of veteran’s services. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… All veterans, active duty military, and dependents who find VA benefits and services can be confusing will want to attend Operation Take Charge! this Friday at Copper Mountain College.

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

Democrats from assembly districts 42, 56, 67, and 71 will meet Saturday during the Morongo Basin Democratic Club’s monthly meeting, to hear convention updates from Regional Director Suzan Wilkinson. Also Saturday, the club’s nominating committee will announce a slate of candidates for next month’s election of officers. Members will also

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