COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “STAIRWAY TO THE “STARS”

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB PREPARING FOR 18TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW

Get your treasured classic car or truck ready for the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says registrations are being taken now for the September event… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th

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HELP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance, nonprofit support services, financial

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JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERS GUN SAFETY CLASS THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a gun familiarization and safety class at the post Saturday, August 10, from 8 to 4. Instructors accredited by the National Rifle Association will conduct the class. The public is invited to attend. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will consider appointments and a wastewater contractor… Two appointments are on the agenda at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Up first is consideration of a replacement for former Board

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MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Save the date of September 13; that is when the hugely popular, annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” event is set. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her napkin… Taste what the Morongo Basin has to offer at the Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin. Local restaurants will

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

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UFO CONFERENCE AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A UFO conference this weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will feature top UFO authors and researchers. Jim Marrs, a best-selling author on UFOs and aliens, author of “Alien Agenda,” will give a lecture on ancient astronauts and man’s future during “Contact in the Desert,” a weekend of exploration

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AT NEW JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The new Joshua Tree Elementary School will be graced by the presence of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork has the agenda for the August 6 regular meeting… At a 6 p.m. closed session, the MUSD Board of Education will confer with legal counsel on

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TRAFFIC COLLISION CAUSES NORTH JOSHUA TREE POWER OUTAGE

A woman who lost control of her car on a dirt road in north Joshua Tree crashed into a power pole, causing 689 homes to go without power for most of the night. About 6:18, a woman driving eastbound on La Brisa lost control and slammed her car into a

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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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