MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST DIRECTOR RESIGNS

After nearly seven years at the helm of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the executive director is resigning. Under the stewardship of Nancy Karl, the MDLT has acquired and preserved 47,114 acres of desert land. She led efforts to save the 955 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park known as

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VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPICE THRIFT STORE IN JOSHUA TREE

Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, by becoming a volunteer. The Morongo Basin Ambulance is now accepting applications for volunteers to sort and price goods at the hospice thrift store in Joshua Tree. For more information, call Morongo Basin Ambulance at 760-366-8474 option

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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SOUP COOK-OFF AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a soup cook-off tonight. Drop off your soup at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, and enjoy a bowl of your favorite soup from 4 to 6. Sunday’s breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS SOLAR ENERGY PRESENTATION

Environmental activists, union electrical workers, and other citizens packed a classroom at Joshua Tree Elementary School to hear—and participate in—a presentation by a solar energy firm to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork attended also, and summarizes the proceedings…

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ARTISTS GATHER TO LEARN ABOUT OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR THIS SUNDAY

Local artists are invited to join the Arts Council for the Spring Artist Gathering this Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bobby Furst World at 8528 Desert Shadows Road, Joshua Tree. The meeting will include an update of progress for the 2014 Highway 62 Studio Art Tours, including dates,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFER JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS

If you are looking for a job, or even a better job, Copper Mountain College is offering free job skills workshops. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

A series of job skills workshops will be presented at Copper Mountain College over the next two Mondays and Wednesdays. The free workshops are

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180 MINISTRIES COLLECTING FOOD THIS SATURDAY

180 Ministries, and other agencies, will be participating in the Feinstein Foundation’s food drive challenge. All food and monetary donations raised during March and April will be matched by the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation. 180 Ministries will hold a food drive Saturday, March 22, from 11 to 3 at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPOINTS JOE SULLIVAN TO EMPTY BOARD SEAT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors voted Tuesday to appoint Joseph Sullivan to fill the board vacancy left when Paul Hoffman resigned in January. Sullivan is retired from the Morongo Unified School District, where he was Director of Facilities, Planning, and Risk Management, a post he held for 15

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DRUM CIRCLE TOMORROW TO CELEBRATE BEGINNING OF SPRING

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s open Community Drum Circle for March celebrates the beginning of spring tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. in the sanctuary. Well-known Marengo Basin percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate the gathering. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, tambourines, etc.; a number of instruments will also

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the District will question a proposed solar project…

At tonight’s regular board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District directors will consider a letter to the County’s Land Use Services department to register a “Standing Objection” to the

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25 ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WARRANT SWEEP

About 25 people were arrested in Yucca Valley Sunday during an arrest warrant sweep. Some of the people arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail during the 10-hour operation were: Jackie Singer, 57, on a misdemeanor traffic warrant, with his bail set at $50,000; Stoney Thomas, 27, on a

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NEW SHERIFF’S CAPTAIN A FAMILIAR FACE, MORE SHERIFF MOVES MADE

A familiar face will be coming back to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station. Captain Dale Mondary will take over as commander for the Morongo Basin Sheriff Station effective April 19, As station commander, Mondary will also serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Yucca Valley and City

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SCHOOL BOARD TAKES UP SOLAR ENERGY AND MATH

Solar energy possibilities and integrated mathematics; Reporter Dan Stork invites you to come and be educated along with the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District…

Following a closed session 5:30 pm to deal with pupil personnel and employee bargaining issues, the Board of Education of the Marengo

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFERING STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is offering a special scholarship. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the opportunity…

College-bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what are called “STEM” fields … Science, Technology, Engineering

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will gather for a special meeting on Tuesday, March 18, in the County Government Center on Whitefeather Road, at 11 a.m. During that meaning, the MAC will be treated to an overview of the Brown Act, and training in its application, compliments of the

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SOCCER CLUB FORMING IN THE HI-DESERT

Desert United Soccer Club is forming teams in the high desert for U10 boys and girls, and U14 girls. Free clinics will be held Tuesday and Thursday night, March 18 and 20, at 6 p.m. at the Yucca Valley High School. Players from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP IN JOSHUA TREE

A bereavement support group meets twice a month 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 Hi-Desert Home Care

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VISIT JTNP

ROP Broadcasting student Jean Dizon emphasizes the attractions of Joshua Tree National Park… Have a little extra time on your hands? Do you love spending time outdoors and enjoying nature itself? Come visit the Joshua Tree National Park today and experience the many attractions and beautiful views Joshua Tree has

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