JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT 5-YEAR PROJECT WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will look at a unique program with Joshua Tree National Park….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District directors will consider approval of a five-year pilot program between the District

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 11, at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The guest speaker will be Ellen Suglow, an exchange student from Ghana who, through the sponsorship of AFS (American Field Service), is attending Twentynine

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: ENERGY, FUNDING AND POLICY

Renewable energy, funding plans, and board policy revisions fill out the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the schedule…

Following a brief closed session at 5:15 on pupil and employee personnel issues, the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE YEAR NAMED

Members of various branches of law enforcement were honored for their services during an award ceremony Thursday in Yucca Valley. The Morongo Basin Chapter 71 of the International Footprint Association honored representatives from the Joshua Tree National Park Service, the County Probation Department, the County Sheriff’s Court Services, Morongo Basin

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SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was seriously injured while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Scott Tuttle, rescue personnel from Joshua Tree Fire Department, Joshua Tree National Park rangers, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called for help about 11:10 a.m. to Cathouse Rock, a rock-climbing area west

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U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO OFFER FREE “AQUIFERS 101” SEMINAR LOCALLY

A unique opportunity to learn the background behind our regional water issues. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to “Aquifers 101”…

If you have a professional or academic interest in water or you want to know more about aquifers, sign up for Aquifers 101, a free seminar from the U.S. Geological

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JOSHUA TREE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST COMMERCIAL SOLAR

On Saturday, more than 50 demonstrators showed up in front of the County Building in Joshua Tree. They carried signs with messages like, “No Big Solar,” “Why Not Rooftops?” and “Not in Neighborhoods,” and they waved as passing motorists honked in support. Organized by a cross section of local organizations,

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NOISE AT JOSHUA LAKE CAMPGROUND A CONCERN

Joshua Tree residents who are concerned about noise from concerts and parties at the Joshua Tree Lake campground should email their concerns to joshuatreeserenity@usa.com. These concerns will be presented to the Municipal Advisory Committee’s meeting April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Residents are urged to

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM PLANS GARAGE SALE

The “Mojave Rattleskaters,” our hometown Roller Derby team, is planning a fundraising garage sale. Reporter Dan Stork gets out his skate keys…

The Mojave Rattle Skaters women’s roller derby team is asking for donations of gently used, vintage and other sellable items for a fundraiser rummage sale Saturday, April 26.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REQUEST TO CHANGE ELECTIONS DENIED

At Wednesday’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the Directors learned that the Water District’s request to move their elections to even years had been denied, so the elections will continue to take place on odd years. On the Fire side, there were 158 calls for

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFERING LOW-COST VACCINES AND MICROCHIPPING

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April 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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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a pulled pork dinner with potato salad, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00, for a $7 donation. No Sunday breakfast is scheduled. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

TRUE VINE CAR WASH TOMORRROW

The True Vine Fellowship Ministry will hold a carwash fundraiser tomorrow to support its youth and community outreach program. The carwash will be from 9 to 2 in the Santana’s parking lot (73680 Sun Valley Drive) in Twentynine Palms.

MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL NEGLECT OF HIS MOTHER

A Morongo Valley man was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of severely neglecting his elderly mother. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Neville Chung, 58, and his sister brought their 93-year-old mother to the emergency room at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 9 p.m. Monday night because she was unresponsive. After

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ALMOST 100 ATTEND JOSHUA TREE LAND USE MEETING

A full house was on hand last night as the County hosted a meeting about Land Use Issues in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report……

Nearly 100 people turned out for last night’s County-sponsored Community Open House in Joshua Tree. The meeting was a follow-up

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PROTEST AGAINST COMMERCIAL SOLAR SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Opponents of big solar are planning a protest Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree. Opponents cite the threat to desert vistas, the demand on local water supplies, and the negative impact on tourism. The protest was originally conceived by members of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, but was expanded to include

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INVESTIGATORS HAVE MORE ON TWO OHV CRASHES LAST WEEKEND

The CHP has released details of two off-highway vehicle crashes last weekend. Sunday, at 11:40 a.m., Gene Ciampa, 34, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 1976 dune buggy westbound in the open desert on BLM land east of Coyote Lake dry lake bed. Ciampa and passenger, Alisabeth Girten, 35, also

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DOOLITTLE HOME IN JOSHUA TREE SOLD

Earlier this year, we reported that the spectacular and unique Doolittle home in Joshua Tree was up for sale. Dan Stork says, you’ve missed your chance…

At the end of January, it became know that the home of artist Beverly Doolittle and her husband Jay was on the market, priced

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NAMED FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

A Yucca Valley High School senior has been named the recipient of Copper Mountain College’s 2014 Greenleaf Scholarship. Timothy Hesse of Joshua Tree was chosen to receive the all-inclusive scholarship, which pays tuition, books, fees, and living expenses while he is a student at Copper Mountain College. The scholarship will

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56TH ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will mark the 56th annual Twentynine Palms Boys basketball tournament. Fourth through eighth-grade teams from all over the region will be playing Friday through Sunday at Twentynine Palms Junior and Senior High Schools and at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. A list of first games for

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