JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, August 13, at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available to make the

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FREE BACKPACKS AND SCREENINGS FRIDAY AT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY

To help students—particularly those from low-income families—prepare for the quickly-approaching school year, a community back-to-school day will be held in the center of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork tells you what will be available this Friday… On Friday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, several local organizations will

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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT FILING DONE, FIVE RUN FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Reporter Dan Stork has the current list of candidates for positions that will be on the November ballot for Twentynine Palms City Council, Joshua Basin Water District, and the Morongo Unified School District… Five candidates are vying—so far—for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL, HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER EXTENDED, FIVE FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All three incumbents are running for re-election for the Hi-Desert Water District—Sheldon Hough, Roger Mayes, and Dan Munsey—as well as challengers Gina Orban and Margo Sturges. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in who has filed—so far—for the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Since several incumbents for

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Special Districts and a scenic highway proposal fill out the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the August meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special Districts Regional Manager Tim Millington will touch on

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SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR VETERANS TOMORROW

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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SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST A CHILD MEETS WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child), announces their monthly meeting. The support group, which meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will hold its meeting at the Helen Gray

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SOME LOCAL CANDIDATE FILINGS EXTENDED, INCUMBENTS NOT RUNNING

Because incumbents have not filed for reelection, filing deadlines have been extended for some local elected offices. The City of Twentynine Palms announced that as a result of the non-filing of incumbent Council member Jay Corbin, the nomination period for filing papers for the Office of Twentynine Palms City Council

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BELLFLOWER MAN HELD IN JOSHUA TREE KIDNAPPING

A Bellflower man is behind bars today, accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend. Sheriff’s press release said Galo Zurita, 35, went to the Valero station in Joshua Tree about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and hit Kayla Smith, 22, pushing her into his car. Zurita drove off with Smith westbound on Highway

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2015 SEASON SEPTEMBER 17

Theatre 29, the only continuous year-round live theater venue in the Hi and Low-Desert, will join forces with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil its 2015 performance season. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can be among the first to find out what will be on stage

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SERVICES SET FOR PAULA GREENE

Paula Greene, a 37-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died Sunday, August 3. She was 73 years old. Paula Greene is survived by her husband Bud Green, daughters Rene Skinner of Cathedral City, and Stacye Calvert of Twentynine Palms, son Butch Greene of Yucca Valley, and 10 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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LOW-COST MICROCHIP, VACCINATIONS AND SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League has released its vaccine and microchip clinic schedule for August. In the Morongo Basin, clinics will be at 62762 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree (just west of the dinosaurs) on August 11, 19, 20, and 25, and at 49964 Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SHOW SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artists in Residence program offers a new program Saturday, August 9, featuring two artists from Brooklyn, New York. Amia Yokoyama is a visual multimedia artist who works primarily in video and collage. She will be showing new stop-motion video work, alongside a set of 2-D works.

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ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

This Saturday, August 9, Joshua Tree Library guests will be treated to a travel tour and artist talk by Barbara Well-Roberts. The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and the Joshua Tree Friends of the Library sponsor the reception and talk which will begins at 12:30 p.m. Barbara’s photography focuses on

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

A progressive talk radio host will be the guest speaker at this Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club. Fellowship and a $10 breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting and presentation begin at 10 a.m. Among items up for discussion is the Club’s new scholarship program. It all

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“SURVIVIORS OF SUICIDE” SUPPORT GROUP MEETING SATURDAYS

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office, located at 61675 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our community.

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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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