COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but Morongo Basin residents can view the meeting via live remote at the county government building in Joshua Tree, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway. Of interest to local

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THEATRE 29 OPENING OF “SPAMALOT” TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

The hilarious Musical “Spamalot” is under rehearsal at Theatre 29 for a five-week run opening August 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the opening night gala will benefit Reach-Out Morongo Basin… The opening night gala for Theatre 29′s next production, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, is sponsored by

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WOMAN AND DOG RESCUED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE THIS MORNING

An elderly woman and her dog were rescued from a house fire in Joshua Tree early this morning. According to Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, firefighters were called to a structure fire in the 8200 block of Star Lane about 2 a.m. Monday. Lasiter said the woman had fallen asleep in

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MONSOON SEASON

Although we’ve experienced a little bit of rain in July this year, August is the more usual time for summer cloudbursts. Ranger Pam Tripp welcomes the monsoons… The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua

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ROUTE 62 ROADWORK

CalTrans is continuing its repaving of Highway 62 this week, from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms, and in a new project, east of Twentynine Palms. Through next Friday, August 9, workers will be grinding, paving, and restriping the highway in unspecified locations between Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The same

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DOGS, CARS AND HOT WEATHER

A closed car on a hot day is a dangerous place for pets. Managing Editor and passionate dog-lover Tami Roleff warns of the hazards… On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes,

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OPENING NIGHT GALA FOR THEATRE 29’S “SPAMALOT”

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s next production, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, is sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. Not only will the evening feature the hilarious Broadway smash musical that is lovingly ripped off from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” but it will include

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OPENING NIGHT GALA FOR THEATRE 29’S “SPAMALOT”

The opening night gala for Theatre 29’s next production, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, is sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. Not only will the evening feature the hilarious Broadway smash musical that is lovingly ripped off from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” but it will include

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SHOP SPORTSMANS CLUB SWAP MEET TOMORROW

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $10 during the summer months; for non-profit organizations, the

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORGANIZATION MEETING IN A NEW LOCATION SATURDAY

The Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project and American Harm Reduction Association will hold its meeting in a new location tomorrow. The meeting will start at 2:30 at the Red Arrow Gallery, located at 61597 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The topic at tomorrow’s meeting will be the latest scientific and legal

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

A Joshua Tree woman is one of three students from Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert campus who was awarded a scholarship from a women’s club in the lower desert. Amanda Wilson was recognized for her dedication and determination to give back to her community by the Palm Desert-Indian Wells

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVE-AWAY

Every year, Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church has given away school supplies to area children. This year’s give-away be held August 10 from 7 to 10 a.m. In addition to the free school supplies, children can also receive gently used clothing. In previous years, the church has donated more

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 18TH CHARITY CAR SHOW IN SEPTEMBER

All you old car enthusiasts—It’s not too early to start thinking about the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says to mark your calendar… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause! The 18th Annual MBOCC

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST MEETING TOMORROW

Mental health services in the Morongo Basin will be the topic of tomorrow’s Basin-Wide Foundation breakfast meeting. Rae Packard, the program manager at Family Service Association will discuss the new mental health social services and community resource programs available to individuals and families. The breakfast will be held at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE TRANSPORTATION TO APPOINTMENTS

You may have seen the van as you travel around the Morongo Basin. The Hi-Desert Medical Center offers free transportation to residents to their appointments at hospital-affiliated facilities. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… There are many considerations when it comes to managing your health, transportation to and from

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at noon tomorrow, in the Helen Gray Education Center. Up for discussion is an issue involving personnel benefits.

SAVE THE DATE FOR TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN

Mark your calendars. The Taste of the Morongo Basin is returning this fall. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details of this popular, sell-out event… Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin beginning at 6 p.m. Sept.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN ONE DAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested twice in less than 24 hours Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel Palmer, 24, was driving 20 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone on Highway 62 near Bannock Trail just after midnight Friday when a deputy spotted and recognized him. The

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SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM

Seniors who are tired of fixing their own lunch, or just want some company, are invited to participate in the senior nutrition program in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, or Joshua Tree for lunch during the week. Lunch is available to anyone 60 years or older for a suggested donation of

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FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 to10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

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