COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, SOME ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST

The agenda of the August 5 meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors contains items of interest for the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork picks them out… At the regular meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, the Board will re-appoint Les Snodgrass and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE IS ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley man was arrested yesterday after a woman said he raped her last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman said she met a man named “Carlos,” later identified as Carlos Flores, 31, in an emergency room July 24. They went to Palm Springs, and the woman

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FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST TOMORROW ON COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA

It’s time for First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. Their famous $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. by the friendliest volunteers on the Mesa. Come on out, cool off, have a bite and

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JOSHUA TREE VFW RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Joshua Tree Post 7264, will have a rummage sale at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst Drive Saturday, August 2, starting at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the VFW post in support of veteran assistance programs.

JOSHUA TREE RECREATION PRE-SCHOOL AND SOCCER SIGN-UPS OPEN TOMORROW

Beginning tomorrow, August 1, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be accepting registrations for its fall pre-school and modified soccer programs. The pre-school program is designed to prepare your child with the academic and social skills needed to enter kindergarten. The program offers two different class sessions. The

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BURGLARY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning, accused of burglarizing Copper Mountain College. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy responded to a burglary alarm at the college just before 1 a.m. The deputy saw a man running from the campus into the open desert. The deputy,

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SO FAR ONLY ONE FILING FOR JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD

As of July 29, only one candidate had filed a declaration of candidacy for an opening on the Joshua Basin Water District. Dan Stork says expect more to enter the race… A look at the web site of the County Registrar of Voters shows only one candidate officially in the

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE FIGHTERS RESCUE FALLEN HORSE

Joshua Tree fire fighters rode to the rescue of a horse that had fallen down and couldn’t get up yesterday. Engineer Dave Faller said that a former search-and-rescue horse had gotten its legs tangled in its wooden rail fence near Broadway and Sun Mesa, and fell over. By the time

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water District’s

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign War will have an all you can eat spaghetti dinner for only $6.00 tonight from 4 to 6. Sunday morning join them for a pancake breakfast and remember Taco Wednesday starting at 11am.

REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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DRUM CIRCLE IN JOSHUA TREE THIS SATURDAY

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free,

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INVESTIGATORS SAY CORWIN SHOT, LOVER ARRESTED AND RELEASED

Sheriff’s Investigators believe a pregnant Marine spouse, missing since June 29th, may have been shot while hunting with an ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. Erin Corwin, 20, planned to meet with neighbor, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, to spend a quote – “special day together” on a hunting

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be on tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23rd at 7 a.m. at the Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst in Joshua Tree. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Kids are gonna be lovin’ it at the next Joshua Tree Library summer reading program. Dan Stork tells why…

The Joshua Tree Library will host a free family summer reading program performance starring Ronald McDonald Tuesday July 22 at 1:00 p.m. This special performance of the Ronald McDonald library show

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NEW JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT NAMED

David Smith has been selected as the new superintendent for Joshua Tree National Park in California. Smith is currently the superintendent of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas. He will begin his new position in mid-September, replacing former superintendent Mark Butler, who retired earlier this

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of July 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, July

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J.T. VFW KICHEN BUSY THIS WEEK

A busy kitchen at the Joshua Tree VFW this Friday. Fish and chips from 4 to 6, and don’t forget taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

NO OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES TONIGHT

The weekly OPEN MIKE hosted by One 80 Ministries in Joshua Tree will be cancelled this Friday due to Church programs. OPEN MIKE Will resume next Friday at its regularly scheduled time of 6pm.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for this afternoon, July 17, at 5 pm. A single open agenda item, dealing with a piggyback contract for fuel, is sandwiched between two closed sessions — one on employee issues (including the employment of an Assistant

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