LOW-COST ANIMAL VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINIC

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

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE FORMING PERMACULTURE TEAM

Transition Joshua Tree is moving forward, looking for participants in its permaculture project. Dan Stork tells you how to get in on it… Transition Joshua Tree is forming a permaculture team. Whether you’re experienced in this approach to sustainable agriculture and ecosystem regeneration or are new to it, there’s a

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more. Participants will have

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NUNSET AUDITIONS

With the run of the second production of the year at Theater 29 underway, preparations are starting for its successor. Mike Lipsitz has the audition call for “Nunset Boulevard”… Auditions for the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series, “Nunset Boulevard – The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” start at 6:30

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STATE GAS TAX ADJUSTMENT

Californians might not be paying as much in excise taxes at the gas pump starting this summer, but don’t expect to spend less overall. The California State Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce the excise tax rate by 3 ½ cents, or 10 percent, effective July 1. California motorists

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CHP START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, March 4, in the CHP offices on the

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEMBERS GET PERMACULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Local Transition Joshua Tree members Tim Delorey and Nicholas Holmes have received scholarships from the Nutiva company to attend the Permaculture Voices Convention from March 13 – 16 in Temecula, CA. The convention will be comprised of 60 sessions featuring over 40 world-renown speakers who are on the cutting edge

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome, no matter the motorcycle or even vehicle. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run’s second

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BIDDY CONNOR AT BOXOHOUSE

BOXOHOUSE artist-in-residence Biddy Connor performs in concert tonight, March 1st, at 7:30, following a 7 pm reception. Biddy is a composer, musician and vocalist. She will be performing several pieces from her repertoire using viola, saw, voice and electronic effects. Biddy will also perform the soundtrack to Megan Evans’ video

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ANIMAL VACCINE CLINICS

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

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Sunday morning of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

SOME REMINDERS ABOUT FLASH FLOODING

With today’s rain, the Morongo Basin is at risk for flash flooding. Three fire stations in the area have sand bags available for residents. Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Station 41 on the highway are giving away up to 10 sand bags, and Morongo Valley will give out an unlimited

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PROFESSOR GETS STATEWIDE RECOGNITION

A Copper Mountain College professor is the only California educator who received a continuing education award from a statewide organization that represents noncredit programs at California community colleges. Annie Bonev was recognized for her work with English as a Second Language students at CMC by the Association for Community and

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CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

He’s not promising green eggs and ham, but reporter Dan Stork says there’ll be a good time to be had at Dr. Seuss’ birthday party at the Joshua Tree Library…

The Joshua Tree Library invites families to the library to celebrate the birthday of legendary children’s author Dr. Seuss. The

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SPORTSMAN CLUB SWAPMEET TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, March 1. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $20; for non-profit organizations, the space is

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. Sunday morning is an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday

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BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW MORNING

Saturday is already the first of March and time for the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The friendliest volunteers serve from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., dishing up the best breakfast in the Basin for five

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SPEED AND INATTENTION CAUSE OF CRASH OF TWO SHERIFF’S PATROL CARS

Speed and inattention are responsible for a crash last month involving two Sheriff’s deputies, according to a story published by the Hi-Desert Star Wednesday. On January 1, Deputies Brandon Abell and Scott Andrews were returning to the Sheriff’s station about 6:30 p.m. They were both driving westbound on Highway 62,

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SHERIFF LOOKING FOR LAUNDRY BURGLAR

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of burglarizing Joshua Tree Laundry last November. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the woman broke into the Laundromat after hours November 19. Video surveillance shows the suspect stealing quarters from a locked box inside, and

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DRUM CIRCLE AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a New Moon Drum Circle Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The circle will be held in the center’s sanctuary. There is no charge to attend, though donations will be accepted. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located at 59700 29 Palms Highway

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