RECENT JOSHUA TREE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AWARDED PULITZER PRIZE

Harrison House Music and Arts congratulates recent composer-in-residence John Luther Adams on winning the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music, for his composition “Become Ocean.” The piece is described by the Pulitzer jury as “an orchestral work that suggests a relentless tidal surge, evoking thoughts of melting polar ice and rising

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF HOMELESSNESS AND MUCH MORE

The April meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council centered on homelessness. Reporter Dan Stork says that it ranged far beyond that, taking in traffic safety, solar energy, road conditions, and more…

Homelessness was the topic of the featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting

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DETAILS ON 4-VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The California Highway Patrol has released the identities of those involved in a four-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Saturday night. At 8:59 p.m., Alan Boggs, 67, of Joshua Tree, was driving his 2014 Ford Mustang westbound on Highway 62 when he drove through a red light at Yucca Mesa Road

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT WITH A WIDE-RANGING AGENDA

The Board of Education has a wide-ranging agenda at its next meeting. Reporter Dan Stork previews what will go on, from Japanese dancing to labor agreements and course outline reviews…

Following a 6:30 closed session on pupil and employee bargaining issues, the regular 7 pm open session of the Morongo

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THREE MULTI-VEHICLE CRASHES WITH FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

One person was killed, and at least a dozen people were injured in three separate crashes over the weekend. Sheriff officials say that about 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a Honda Fit driven by LaVerne Romero of Cathedral City was driving westbound on Two Mile Road when she ran the stop

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The featured presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on April 14 is on homelessness. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Rae Packard will give a guest presentation on homelessness. Another informational presentation will be a preview of

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TWO HOUSES COMPLETE LOSSES IN TWO FIRES IN DESERT HEIGHTS AREA

Twentynine Palms firefighters didn’t get much sleep Friday night. Before they were called to the fatal crash at Lear and Two Mile Road, they were at a structure fire in the Desert Heights area. Shortly after 9 p.m., a neighbor called 911 to report a 1,400-square foot house in the

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FBI INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF JAIL MISCONDUCT

The FBI is investigating allegations of mistreatment of inmates at the West Valley Detention Center by members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff John McMahon has ordered an internal investigation. Wednesday, March 5, the Sheriff’s command staff received information regarding the possible misconduct and immediately launched an investigation.

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LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Where did my cell phone go? Hmm…I was taking wildflower pictures in the Park. Maybe Ranger Pam Tripp can help me out…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not uncommon for

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TIME LEFT TO GET EASTER CANDY AT JT LIBRARY

Now through April 19 the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the library in Joshua Tree. In addition to Easter specialties, the Friends have See’s one pound boxes of assorted chocolates, candy bars and lollipops available for purchase at the Joshua Tree

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BINGO BENEFITS CHANGE FOR VETS AT SPORTSMANS CLUB

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club Sunday, April 13, will support Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause and Change for Vets, a new organization formed to help homeless and needy veterans. The 180 Ministries Band will perform. Food and beverages will also be available. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. The Sportsman’s Club

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GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opened its new art gallery in Joshua Tree Friday, and will hold an opening reception tonight, Saturday during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62’s first exhibit will feature the works of seven artists: Paul and Kathy Klopfenstein, with their 3-dimensional artworks;

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ANOTHER CLIMBING AREA CLOSED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Another climbing area in Joshua Tree National Park has been closed due to nesting raptors. The Park announced Thursday that the Towers of Uncertainty area, about 2 ½ miles south of Geology Tour Road, is closed to climbers due to nesting birds. The area will be closed until the birds

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COUNTY ANNOUNCES SOLAR EXPO FOR HOMEOWNERS

Opposition to commercial solar in the Morongo Basin has consistently been accompanied by support for rooftop solar on existing buildings. Dan Stork says there will be a local opportunity to learn how to do it, this month… Third District Supervisor James Ramos has announced a free, public expo, “Solar Options

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LOCAL ARTISTS GROUP OPENING A NEW GALLERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council is opening its new art gallery in Joshua Tree today, and will hold an opening reception Saturday during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl. Gallery 62’s first exhibit will feature the works of seven artists: Paul and Kathy Klopfenstein, with their 3-dimensional artworks;

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WORLD CLASS VIOLINIST AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Harrison House Music and Arts presents Shalini Vijayan on solo violin performing works from Bach to the present by composers from around the globe. The performance is tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at Joshua Tree Health Foods, 29 Palms Hwy at Sunset

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SATURDAY CARWASH, SUNDAY BINGO BENEFITS HOMELESS VETERANS

Two events this weekend will benefit local veterans. Vets Cruzin for a Cause/Change For Vets will hold a car/truck/bike wash Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to raise funeral funds for the family of fallen a Marine. The event will be held at the Change For Vets Thrift Shop

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MARINE K-9s JOIN “WOOF WALK” BENEFIT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY

The Marine K-9 Corps has been added to Saturday’s (April 12) Woof Walk at Pappy and Harriet’s, and will show off their skills. The Woof Walk is from 10 to 2 with a dog walk, blessing of the animals, auction, food, music, pet demonstrations, and vendor booths. Trophies will be

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the CopperMountainCollege campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topping the agenda is an address by San Bernardino County Auditor/Controller, Larry Walker after

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STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Crimes Task Force recovered on Monday a piece of heavy equipment that had been stolen last year in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Bobcat augur attachment, owned by JMJ Construction out of Winchester, was stolen in September 2013 while workers

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