JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PART OF PALM SPRINGS MODERNISM WEEK

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is participating in Palm Springs Modernism Week. Reporter Dan Stork directs you to where you can find its pop-up gallery…

Works from a baker’s dozen of artists will be on exhibit at a pop-up show established by the Joshua Tree Art Gallery down the hill.

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FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS WEEKEND

Free admission, warmer weather, longer days, and fewer crowds make this day a great time to visit a national park. To celebrate Presidents’ Day weekend, Joshua Tree National Park is waiving entrance fees Saturday, February 15, through Monday, February 17. Presidents’ Day weekend is generally the start of the busy

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD BUYS HIGH-TECH MAMMOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board voted to purchase a high-tech piece of equipment last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with a presentation on the hospital’s medical imaging department. And in a related

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VALENTINE’S ACTIVITIES AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Children of all ages are invited to have some Valentine’s Day fun at the Joshua Tree Library Thursday, February 13. Activities will include, hearts bingo, making your own Valentine’s Day Card, and sweetheart box. Crafts and activities are provided at no cost through funding by the Friends of the Joshua

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon in closed and regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agendas…

The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow, following a 2 p.m. closed session pertaining to evaluation of the president/superintendent. Once in

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BOLD BURGLAR TAKES A SHOWER, STEALS A QUAD

A bold burglar broke into a home in Joshua Tree over the weekend. After drinking some beers from the fridge, and taking a shower in the victim’s home in the 6400 block of Valley View Street, the burglar stole a Honda Quad off-road vehicle. The burglary was reported to the

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM AT POST OFFICE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team hopes to see volunteers at the Joshua Tree Post Office tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Organizers say the surrounding area of our post office is always in need of their services. As always gloves, grabber sticks and water will be provided. New volunteers are always

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS, DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY, BOARD VACANCY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says purchase of mammography equipment and a vacancy on the board are among items on the agenda…

A decision at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors is likely to benefit women all across the Basin.

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated by Kristin Martin,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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VALENTINE’S DAY FUN AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY THURSDAY

There’s a sweetheart of a program scheduled at the Joshua Tree Branch library. Reporter Dan Stork spreads the love…

The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites children of all ages to the library for some Valentine’s Day fun on Thursday February 13, at 4 p.m. Activities will include: Hearts Bingo, making

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STATE ASKS FOR A 20 PERCENT REDUCTION IN WATER USE, SOME TIPS

According to California Governor Jerry Brown, the state is in a “mega drought,” perhaps the worst dry spell the California has ever known. The governor and state and local water officials are calling on residents to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE EXPANDS SPAY/NUETER. MICROCHIP SERVICES

The Animal Action League has added some clinics to its spaying/neutering, and microchip/vaccine schedule. Appointments are only required for spaying and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 on February 12, 13, 24, 25, and 26 in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62; February 14

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of February is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, February

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CURT SAUER NAMED NEW JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors announced, pending contract approval, that they have appointed Curt Sauer as their new general manager. Sauer had retired four years ago as Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park.

He recently served as the Department of Interior agency liaison and Incident Commander

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A LESSON ABOUT INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES

The price of freedom from the insidious desert invader, the Sahara mustard plant, is eternal vigilance. That’s one thing reporter Dan Stork learned at the recent Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting…

Sahara Mustard, up close and personal.

 

London Rocket, –” tastes like arugula”

Morongo Basin Conservation

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FULL HOUSE AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ASK FOR MORE PAY

Per usual, the agendized items of the Board of Education were dispatched in the blink of an eye, but its meeting was an hour long and spirited. Reporter Dan Stork explains why…

Teachers and other Morongo Unified School District employees attended the Board of Education meeting in force to

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MORONGO BASIN COUNTY MAC WANTS INPUT ON AREA ROADS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council Committee on Roads will meet 10 a.m. Friday at the Bob Burke County Government Office in Joshua Tree. The committee is soliciting public comments on issues pertaining to roads in the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin.