JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

April had three scheduled litter clean-ups for the Joshua Tree Clean Team. There were an average of fifteen members for each of the trash cleaning days. Spokesperson Michelle Given said a hearty thank you goes out to Cythnia Heaton, Den Winberry, Steve McCourt, Bob and Mary Stechmann, Frieda Burdette, Ken

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DEADLINE FOR OPEN STUDIO ARTISTS TO SIGN UP THURSDAY

This Thursday, May 15, is the deadline to turn in artist applications for the Highway 62 Open Studio Art Tours, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. Studios on the east end of the Morongo Basin —Twentynine Palms to Joshua Tree—will be open October 25-26. West-end studios—Morongo Valley to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO GET AN UPDATE ON FIRE STAFFING

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on May 12 is on fire staffing. Dan Stork has the full agenda…

At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter will give a guest presentation on County Fire staffing levels. There will

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A bereavement support group that meets twice a month meets tomorrow to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the

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CHP TO OFFER “START SMART DRIVING” CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP will offer a free “Start Smart” class tomorrow evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enroll…..

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus, tragedies can be avoided. The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will

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TWO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS GET AWARD FOR VALOR

Two Joshua Tree National Park rangers were presented with a prestigious award for valor by the Department of the Interior at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Danielle Sandoval and Jeremie Johnston were members of a trail crew working near Covington Flats in the park in July 2011 when they

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HOUSE FIRE IN LANDERS THURSDAY

Landers residents were surprised to see fire engines in their yard when they returned home after a short trip to town yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called to a house fire in the 5200 block of

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BEHAVIORAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS AVAILABLE

Help for those coping with behavioral problems is available locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to go for help… Therapeutic Behavioral Services is designed to provide help and support to children and young adults, up to age 21, who exhibit moderate to severe behavioral problems. Clients learn coping

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LOCAL LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD

On Saturday, 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 to deliver

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TALES OF THE PACIFIC CREST AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Five months. Alone. Jamie Haney did it. Reporter Dan Stork says she’ll tell you about at the Joshua Tree Library… Jamie Haney will share stories of her epic 2,600 plus mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. She’ll bring her backpack and present images of

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO SELECT NEW OFFICERS

New officer elections top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following nominations and a vote, the Club will consider revisions to their constitution and bylaws, hear

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A MAGICAL CALL FOR ART FROM THE JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is outing out a call for art. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for some magic… Joshua Tree Art Gallery is holding an open call for artists to express the magic of art for its June show, “Abracadabra.” The show opens during Second

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A BUSY WEEK FOR THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CHP URGES MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES

Fatal collisions involving motorcyclists have been increasing in California over the past few years. In an effort to change this disturbing trend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are hoping to save lives through a month-long motorcycle safety and awareness campaign during May. With motorcycle

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY HOST NEW EXHIBIT AND COMPUTERS

It’s said that good things come in small package. Reporter Dan Stork describes two new good things at a local small package at the Joshua Tree Branch library…

The work of artist Deane Locke, an exhibit of watercolor and pastel paintings, is currently on view at the Joshua Tree Branch

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AWARDS, CONTRACTS, AND FUNDING

Employee recognitions occupied most of the meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that school awards, employee contracts, career education funding, and financial administration were also discussed…

At the start of the Board of Education meeting, employees from (mostly) western schools in the

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new business, the board will be asked to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS, MAY EXTEND PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon. A move to offer bachelor’s degrees and contract extensions are on tap. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the

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HARRISON HOUSE TO FEATURE FASHION YOU CAN WEAR SATURDAY

During Joshua Tree’s monthly Second Saturday art crawl this Saturday, Harrison House Music and Arts, in collaboration with The Station, will present “Art You Can Wear.” “Art You Can Wear” is a runway show extravaganza, featuring costume creations by Harrison House Artist-in-Residence Margaret Hatcher. The open house and runway show

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BOXO HOUSE TO PREMIERE THREE SCREEN FILM SATUDAY

Boxo House will present the premiere of a three-screen film “No Destination” by local artist Diane Best in Joshua Tree. The film will be shown continuously from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Bobby Furst World, 8528 Desert Shadows Road. The last showing of the film will feature

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