BOY HIT BY CAR IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

We have a few more details about a boy who was hit by a car in Joshua Tree last night. According to the California Highway Patrol, Beverly Walker, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 2002 Honda eastbound on Alta Loma Drive about 7 p.m. As she neared Olympic Drive,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO TURN OPERATIONS OVER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will sign a letter of intent by the end of this week, to begin negotiations to affiliate the hospital with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. At its special meeting last Wednesday, the board voted unanimously to enter into a 30-year lease with Tenet, who will

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a special closed session and open meeting tomorrow. The trustees will meet in closed session at 2 p.m. to discuss recruitment and employment of a superintendent/president. The board will convene in open session at 3. After swearing in the board members,

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 11, at MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Under old business, the board will receive administrative and operations reports. The board will then go into closed session to discuss property negotiations for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION TODAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in special closed and regular session today and tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Board of Directors will meet in a special closed session and regular open meeting tonight. The closed session, which starts at 4 p.m., will

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team regular Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning at the intersection of Highway 62 and Sunburst Avenue. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will, as always, meet for optional coffee and conversation at the

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, which is 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 on the campus of the Hi

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SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT’S MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

Solar projects highlight the agenda of the December meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, NextEra Energy’s Project Director, Jess Melin, introduces a proposed 100-acre solar

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CRAFT FAIR THIS FRIDAY

A Holiday Bazaar this Friday will benefit the Hi-Desert Medical Center Continuing Care Center. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center and its activities department will host a holiday bazaar, Friday, December 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Continuing Care Center in

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WIN A KINDLE FROM THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Still thinking about getting a new tablet? Reporter Dan Stork says you might get one free, by patronizing the Joshua Tree Library now… From now until December 23, every time a customer checks out 10 items from the Joshua Tree Library, they will receive a ticket for an opportunity drawing.

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VETERANS SERVICES TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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DOGS FIND SKULL IN DESERT THURSDAY

We have more information about the human skull that was found by dogs in Joshua Tree Thursday. A woman called the Sheriff’s department shortly before noon Thursday to say that her dogs were playing with a human skull in her back yard in the 61400 block of DesertAir Road. Deputies

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ENERGY ASSISTANCE MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

There will be two meetings in Joshua Tree on Monday, December 8, to help people apply for assistance with home fuel costs: gas, electric, or firewood. This is part of the Home Energy Assistance Program, sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County. The meetings will be at

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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. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTIAN MESA TOMORROW

It is time once again for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Join them from 8 to 11 a.m. for all your breakfast favorites for just $5 bucks; prepared and served with smiles by neighborly volunteers.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO HOLD $49 ART SALE TOMORROW

An art sale tomorrow will benefit Copper Mountain College art students. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely says it all just 49 bucks… The Copper Mountain College, Fine Arts Program is hosting the 49 Bucks Art Sale. There are over 100 pieces to choose from by artists across the basin and beyond,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN MISSING AFTER HOUSE BURNS TO THE GROUND

A man is missing after his Joshua Tree home burned to the ground last month, and his family is asking for help in finding him. On Sunday, November 23, about 8 p.m., neighbors reported hearing several explosions coming from a home on fire at 63025 Sunny Sands Drive. The occupant,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CHOOSES TENET TO TAKE OVER HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special meeting last night in which they chose which of the two organizations the hospital would affiliate with: Tenet, a $16 billion corporation that owns 80 other hospitals, including Desert Regional in Palm Springs, and JFK in Rancho Mirage; or Strategic

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JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DEVELOPERS APPEAL COURT DECISION

Another move has been made in the ongoing battle over the Dollar General store proposed for Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says that this time it’s from the store’s developers… According to a social media posting by Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Fjallstam, the developer of the proposed

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FREE WORKSHOP OFFERED FOR LOCAL ARTISTS

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artists Residency offers a free workshop to local artists. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely has details on how to enroll… Are you a local artist interested in exploring drawing, painting and mixed media work? Then enroll now for the first ever community art workshop on December 20

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