HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will host a reception for local artist Noreen Lawlor whose art exhibit is currently on view at the library. The reception and talk will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. The artist talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.. The

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A treat for local artists and art students: Nationally known artist, muralist, and new Twentynine Palms resident, Art Mortimer will be giving classes at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her portable easel… Enrollment is now open for Art Mortimer’s “Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting” class to be

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LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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ART RECEPTIONS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE, TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Shibui is Japanese for “restrained elegance” or “unobtrusive beauty” and is the theme for this month’s exhibit currently on display at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. Painters Janis Commentz, Marjorie Franklin, and Glenn Grubbs, along photography by Bill Dahl, pottery by Ed Keesling, and painting and fabric dolls by Anna

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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CALTRANS PLANNING FOUR LEFT TURN POCKETS IN JOSHUA TREE

The California Department of Transportation, or CalTrans, is seeking comments on a planned road expansion and installation of left turn lanes at four locations in Joshua Tree. The two-way left turn lanes will be installed between Sherwood Avenue and Torres Avenue; Border Avenue and Rice Avenue; Coyote Valley Road and

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TEACHER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FROM RETIRED TEACHERS

Local retired teachers are offering a scholarship to area working teachers. Reporter Sara Snyder tells teachers how to—and who—can apply… The California Retired Teachers Association, Hi-Desert Division 62, is currently accepting applications for two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000 and each to be presented in June 2015. One

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CHILI COOK-OFF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a chili cook-off tonight. Drop off your chili at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, by 3 p.m., and stop by from 4 to 6 to enjoy a bowl of your favorite chili. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled, but don’t

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COUNTY FIRE SPEAKS TO LATE DISCOVERY OF JOSHUA TREE FIRE VICTIM

The discovery of a charred body Monday in the rubble of a burned out house in Joshua Tree has raised questions of how the County Fire Department missed it following the fire seven weeks ago. According to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Tracy Martinez, when fire fighters arrived at

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JOSHUA TREE BAND IN CONCERT AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree Band will perform after winning a national competition. The band, “Gene Jr. & The Family,” will perform at the National Association of Music Merchants or “NAMM” Show January 23-25 after winning a national competition sponsored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Founded in 1901, the NAMM Show

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SUNDAY SLOW JAMS COMING TO Z107.7 RADIO

With the start of a new year comes new programming to Z107.7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says late-night listeners will be treated to music for loving… Smooth and sexy, old and new R&B love songs can be heard six nights a week in a new program on Z107.7, Slow Jams.

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WE CLARIFY DETAILS ON THE DISCOVERY OF A BODY IN FIRE RUBBLE

A clarification on a story we ran yesterday about a body found in the rubble of a Joshua Tree house fire. We reported a man who’s been missing since a November 23 fire at his residence in Joshua Tree is believed to have been found dead in his burned-out home.

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LOCAL DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN MEETINGS AND PROJECTS

At Saturday morning’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, officers will lead a planning session aimed at charting the course of the organization through the 2016 presidential election. Local Democrats are encouraged to bring their visions for the future direction of the Club. Also on the agenda are proposed

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