OLD NATIONAL PARKS POSTERS ARE FOCUS OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND

Two programs will discuss lost art posters of the 1930s featuring national will be held at locations inside Joshua Tree National Park tonight and tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you when and where… Join retired park ranger, Doug Leen, aka, “Ranger Doug” who, in recognition of the 100th birthday of

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WOMAN SHOOTS, KILLS DOG AFTER IT ATTACKS HER DOGS

A dog was shot and killed Thursday afternoon by a Joshua Tree woman after she said it attacked and killed one of her dogs. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was walking her two small dogs about 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Foxy Flats Road when she

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is looking for a few good children who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The program is for children who are

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BOY RESCUED AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

16-year-old boy fell off a rock formation inside Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon and had to be rescued by firefighters. County fire Captain Jay Dimoff said about 2 p.m., the boy, who was part of an educational group from San Diego, was rock scrambling about 1 ½ miles from

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QUILT SHOW FEATURING NATIONAL PARKS OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board meets in regular session tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will discuss contracts, tuition, and an opportunity for local High School students……. The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community

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INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE AT HARRISON HOUSE SATURDAY

A special interactive performance at Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Saturday night. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets to “Lineage and Legacy: The Remy Charlip Project”… Harrison House presents “Lineage and Legacy: The Remy Charlip Project.” The performance is Saturday, January 16, at Harrison House at

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13. The hard-working volunteers working to make their community a better place, will meet on the north side of Highway 62 at Sunny Vista from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers/gloves and bags will be provided.

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center, located on the campus of the Hi- Desert

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SCHOOL BOARD SAYS LOCKER BIDS TOO HIGH, MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board is expected to reject bids for new lockers tonight. Reporter David Haldane checks tonight’s meeting… Students at La Contenta Middle School and Twentynine Palms Junior High School will have to live with beat-up lockers a while longer. That’s because the Morongo Unified School District Board

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THEATRE 29 DINNER HONORS OVER 100 VOLUNTEERS

Family, food, fun, recognition and a marriage proposal were all part of the 2016 Theatre 29 Volunteer Appreciation dinner Saturday night at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Over 100 volunteers from the seven productions produced by the non-profit Community Theater Organization in 2015 were on hand for appreciation and dinner.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT ENROLLMENT

affHi-Desert Medical Center is conducting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act health insurance. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to find out more and sign up…

Open enrollment for Covered California and the Affordable Care Act ends January 31. If you’ve not secured health insurance, then plan to attend

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICES CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

Our National Park is celebrating its centennial anniversary. Park Ranger Pam Tripp shares some of its history… “To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will

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JOB FAIR AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MONDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center will hold a job fair this Monday, January 11 in hopes of filling a number of openings in multiple departments. Job seekers are encouraged to attend the event which begins 1 p.m. and remains open until 4 p.m. on the hospital campus. Applicants will have an opportunity

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EARLY REGISTRATION SET FOR TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

Early registration for the 2016 Tri-Valley Little League baseball and softball seasons will be held Saturday, January 16, from 9 to 3 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The cost is $75 per child; for three or more children in the same family, the registration cost

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak, besides their regular breakfast menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR “POINT IN TIME” HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Later this month, the third annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a

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LAST SHOW AT GALLERY 62 OPENS TODAY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will open their final exhibit today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… “Clay Artists of the Desert” will be the last exhibit at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The first 3-dimensional show for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opens Friday, January 8,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.