HOUSES CHOSEN FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN’S PARADE OF HOMES

A collectables showcase, an eclectic home with Art Deco and Art Nouveau touches, and a desert oasis complete with waterfall are three of the six homes in this year’s 10th Annual Parade of Homes. The homes tour, set for February 16, is the biggest fund raiser of the year for

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CHP TO OFFER “START SMART” CLASS FOR NEW DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, January 21, in the CHP offices on the

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BINGO, AUCTION AT SPORTSMAN’S CLUB FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM

Bingo at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree will benefit the Yucca Valley High School swim team on Sunday, January 19. There will also be a silent auction. Money raised from the bingo and silent auction event will go toward paying the team’s bill for use of the pool. Doors

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A NEW FIRE ENGINE FOR JOSHUA TREE GETS RIGHT TO WORK

After waiting for more than a year, Joshua Tree fire fighters finally got a present for the new year—a brand new fire engine to replace their 14-year-old fire truck. The fire fighters made a caravan of their three trucks to San Bernardino to pick up the new engine and drove

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY PLANS 27TH ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is holding its 27th annual Super Bowl Party at Copper Mountain College. Watch the Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the college campus with an all-you-can-eat super buffet. The doors open at 2 p.m.; kick-off is 3:25. Tickets are $25 each

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TO HIRE FIRM TO GET OPINIONS ON NEW HOSPITAL TAX

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they took a first step in putting a new tax measure on the ballot… Last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors kicked off with an overview of a new diagnostic coding and classification system

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER RAISING WATER RATES AND CHARGES

The Joshua Basin Water District board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the District office on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree. Following the likely approval of items on the consent agenda, the board will convene a public hearing to consider increases in water rates and charges.

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AN ATTEMPTED MURDER IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man is in custody, on suspicion of attempted murder, after shooting at his tenant at point-blank range three times. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Octavio Diaz, 50, went to the home of Brian Sturmreiter, 49, in the 62400 block of Blemont Avenue in Joshua Tree about

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS, FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH DOCTORS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says financial arrangements with physicians will be discussed….. New Board President Martie Avels presides when the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meet in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center. Also new tonight, Bob

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SCHOOL BOARD TO FETE MAJCHRZAK, BARGAIN WITH UNION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education departs from its usual first and third Tuesday meeting schedule, to hold its only January meeting tonight. Dan Stork says that union bargaining and a farewell to James Majchrzak highlight the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets going

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOOK MONTH EVENT THURSDAY

Copper Mountain College is celebrating Book Month with a special program this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you the Thursday event… The husband-and-wife team of photographer Bill Dahl, and poet Cynthia Anderson will share their work, discuss their creative and publishing processes at noon this Thursday in the Bell Center’s

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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RADIOTHON NETS OVER $16,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR

A fund-raising five-hour “Radiothon” here on Z107.7 Saturday raised a substantial amount of funds for travel expenses to send the Twentynine Palms Select Choir to a prestigious three-day workshop in New York, culminating in a performance at Carnegie hall. The five-hour event, with volunteers from the Select Choir and their

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION REGISTERING FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration for the Joshua Tree Youth Basketball Program is now being accepted online and at the Joshua Tree Community Center Office. Cost is $48 until January 24, and then the fee increases to $55. Price includes a jersey and shorts, and registration is open for ages 4 to 14 years.

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ROBBING PIZZA DELIVERY PERSON IN JOSHUA TREE

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested after the robbery of a pizza delivery person. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard said Wednesday evening at 4:40, Arthur Garrido, 29, ordered pizza to be delivered to his residence in the 7400 block of Sherwood in Joshua Tree. When the pizza was delivered, Garrido argued

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CHILI COOK-OF AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a chili cook-off tonight. Drop off your chili at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, by 3 p.m., and stop by from 4 to 6 to enjoy a bowl of your favorite chili. Sunday’s breakfast from 8 to 11 is

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of January 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, January

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday, January 11, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following a brief presentation, the Club will consider a resolution opposing plans

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CONTROVERSIAL SOLAR DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE TAKING PUBLIC COMMENTS

Now that the moratorium by San Bernardino County on solar development projects has been lifted, previously-announced plans are moving forward. Dan Stork has the notice for public comments on one controversial development in Joshua Tree…

Parcel map showing location of proposed solar energy generating facility in Joshua Tree, between

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED PART OF TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for staff training and development. If you have any questions please feel free to call and leave a message; all messages will be returned when the campus re-opens. The General Ernie Reid Bookstore will be open for students

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