LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO SELECT NEW OFFICERS

New officer elections top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Following nominations and a vote, the Club will consider revisions to their constitution and bylaws, hear

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A MAGICAL CALL FOR ART FROM THE JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery is outing out a call for art. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for some magic… Joshua Tree Art Gallery is holding an open call for artists to express the magic of art for its June show, “Abracadabra.” The show opens during Second

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A BUSY WEEK FOR THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CHP URGES MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES

Fatal collisions involving motorcyclists have been increasing in California over the past few years. In an effort to change this disturbing trend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are hoping to save lives through a month-long motorcycle safety and awareness campaign during May. With motorcycle

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY HOST NEW EXHIBIT AND COMPUTERS

It’s said that good things come in small package. Reporter Dan Stork describes two new good things at a local small package at the Joshua Tree Branch library…

The work of artist Deane Locke, an exhibit of watercolor and pastel paintings, is currently on view at the Joshua Tree Branch

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AWARDS, CONTRACTS, AND FUNDING

Employee recognitions occupied most of the meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork reports that school awards, employee contracts, career education funding, and financial administration were also discussed…

At the start of the Board of Education meeting, employees from (mostly) western schools in the

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new business, the board will be asked to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS, MAY EXTEND PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon. A move to offer bachelor’s degrees and contract extensions are on tap. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the

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HARRISON HOUSE TO FEATURE FASHION YOU CAN WEAR SATURDAY

During Joshua Tree’s monthly Second Saturday art crawl this Saturday, Harrison House Music and Arts, in collaboration with The Station, will present “Art You Can Wear.” “Art You Can Wear” is a runway show extravaganza, featuring costume creations by Harrison House Artist-in-Residence Margaret Hatcher. The open house and runway show

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BOXO HOUSE TO PREMIERE THREE SCREEN FILM SATUDAY

Boxo House will present the premiere of a three-screen film “No Destination” by local artist Diane Best in Joshua Tree. The film will be shown continuously from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Bobby Furst World, 8528 Desert Shadows Road. The last showing of the film will feature

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HEAR FROM CONSULTANT HOPEFULS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will hold a special open meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special open session beginning at 12:30 tomorrow afternoon. On the agenda are four, hour-long presentations, one each from four affiliation consultants, each with

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. Four people were killed in the Morongo Basin and surrounding area in April while riding motorcycles. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With a tip on how to ride safely is

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST SERVICES IN MAY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May 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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TODDLER BOOT CAMP AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Listen up local toddlers and their parents. Reporter Dan Stork says the Joshua Tree Branch Library wants YOU in Toddler Boot Camp…

Toddler Boot Camp, a high-energy program for active toddlers between the ages of 0 and 3 years old, has returned to the Joshua Tree Branch Library. Toddler Boot

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Employee salaries and plans for student achievement make up most of the School Board meeting agenda tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

Having settled up with the teachers’ union last month, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set to approve a contract with the classified

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT TWO LOCATIONS THIS WEEK

Two distributions of surplus Federal food take place this week. 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 at two locations this week. They are:

Wednesday, May 7, from 3 p.m. to

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“HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE BASE” WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The Combat Center will hold a workshop on “How to Do Business with the Base” May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center. The workshop is a partnership between the Combat Center and the Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley Chambers of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT ART SHOW AND BARBEQUE FRIDAY

The students at Copper Mountain College say “Have a Cow.” Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you are invited to their student art show and barbeque Friday…….

Go ahead, HAVE A COW! There’s plenty to get excited about at Copper Mountain College Friday, May 9th.The Annual Student Art Show and Alumni BBQ

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE BRANCHING OUT

Transition Joshua Tree is branching out—from growing plants to growing brains. Reporter Dan Stork tells about three-brain facilitation…

It’s an intriguing title: “The Three-Brained Facilitator,” further explained as “a full-day workshop to develop facilitation skills to guide collaborative groups.” The hands-on workshop will offer practical information and techniques for staying

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MARINE AND DAUGHTER RECOVERING FROM DUI CRASH THAT KILLED WOMAN

More than two weeks after a Joshua Tree crash that killed the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, her husband and baby are slowly starting to recover from their life-threatening injuries. Lance Corporal Christopher Matthews, 28, is now in a wheelchair, and his 1-year-old daughter, Dakota, has regained consciousness at

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