COLLEGE AND SCHOOL BOARDS MEET IN JOINT SESSION

The joint meeting of the college and school boards saw the two entities downright giddy over the session. Mike Lipsitz said no decisions were made but optimism filled the room… When the elected governing boards from Copper Mountain College and the Morongo Unified School District met in an eagerly anticipated

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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JOSHUA TREE VFW COOKIN’ UP SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up something different for dinner tonight—chili and chili fries, from 4:00 to 6:00. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SKY VIEW CHAPEL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE TOMORROW

Sky View Chapel will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 16, starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 7475 Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree.

DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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COLLEGE BOARD IN REGULAR, SPECIAL, AND JOINT SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board has set a full day of meetings for tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out the score card…

An ambitious day lies ahead for the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees, with three back-to-back meetings planned for tomorrow (Thursday). First meeting is a 2 p.m. closed

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13 the Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet on Highway 62 and Turtle Island where the Farmer’s Market is held. Starting time is 8 a.m. and the work will finish at 9 a.m. Coffee and conversation will be at the Park Rock Café. There will be grabber

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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, holds their meeting tomorrow, and every second Wednesday of the month, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Education Center on

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets tonight in open and then closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today. Highlights of the meeting include a resolution thanking Edward and Margaret Kenny for their contributions

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT BLM ROUTE PROJECT TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month lacks its usual featured informational presentation. But reporter Dan Stork says there will be discussion on a matter of regional interest… In addition to public safety and member reports, the May 11 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features a

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN NAMED DESERT HOT SPRINGS CHIEF

The captain of the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station will be leaving to become chief of police of the Desert Hot Springs police department. Dale Mondary, who has been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 24 years, said his last day with the Sheriff’s Department will be June 12.

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ORDERED HELD FOR TRIAL

A former school bus driver from Twentynine Palms charged with lewd acts with a child, possession of child pornography, and using a concealed camera was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Thursday. Managing editor Tami Roleff was in court yesterday, and files this report…

Sheriff’s investigators told of

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SQUATTERS START FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE THURSDAY NIGHT

Squatters are believed to be responsible for a fire in Joshua Tree Thursday night. According to Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, a Morongo Basin Ambulance crew smelled the smoke, investigated, discovered the fire in the 6400 block of Sunset Road, and called 911 just after 9:30. Aggressive action by firefighters from

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ROLLOVER CRASH ON HIGHWAY NEAR COLLEGE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON

We have limited information about a highway crash Thursday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital. About 5:45, a 4-door pick-up truck rolled over multiple times just east of Rotary Way near Copper Mountain College, coming to rest in the middle of the highway. One man was ejected and

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TUESDAY

A local resource fair will be held by Copper Mountain College this coming Tuesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what services will be provided…

Copper Mountain College hosts a free community resource fair this Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 300 Quad on the main campus.

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic tomorrow (Saturday, May 9), to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help

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LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD TOMORROW

On Saturday, May 9, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR THERESA MIKE SCHOLARSHIP

Select area students are invited to apply for the Theresa Mike Scholarship. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us who can, and how to, apply…

Applications are now being accepted for Theresa A. Mike Scholarship which range from $500 to $5000. Applicants must be high school students, recent high school graduates, or

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A FIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Two people were arrested Tuesday evening following a fight in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called deputies about 6 p.m. to report that a man was beating a screaming woman in the 62100 block of Verbena Road, banging her head on a car and punching her in

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THREE HOMES BURGLARIZED IN JOSHUA TREE

Three homes were burglarized in Joshua Tree early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, homes in the 61300 block of La Crescenta Drive, 4300 and 4400 blocks of Alta Avenue, reported burglaries Tuesday morning. A neighbor on Alta Avenue heard an alarm sound about 3:30 a.m. and checked the area,

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