CERT OPEN HOUSE AT LEAR FIRE STATION WEDNESDAY

The Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, and the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology class will hold an open house this Wednesday. ROP broadcast student Heather Adamsen has your invitation… On October 8, at 5 p.m., the Lear Avenue fire station 422 will be hosting an open house. The Community Emergency

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT FIRE SAFETY

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak or pork chops from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FIRST SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

Summer is gone. A new season, a new month means that this Saturday, October 4th is the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. The $5 breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes all

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DESERT-WISE WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

Given severe water shortages from a historic drought and state emergency mandates for water reduction usage, a workshop that addresses steps that the public can take to stretch dwindling water reserves is very timely. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to participate… The Morongo Basin Conservation Association [MBCA] will host the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NEGOTIATING FOR A MERGER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center has been bleeding red ink for years, but the situation has become increasingly dire the past few years, as the hospital is running out of money. CEO Bob Tyk said the hospital lost about $4.6 million dollars last year, of which $2 to $2.5 million was

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 10, at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road. Captain Robert Marquez, of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, will discuss home fire safety, placing special emphasis on smoke alarms. Please call Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than Monday,

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST VACCINES, CHIPS, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in October 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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets tonight, Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, October 1, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the board will review and approve the first amendment to the High Desert Medical Center agreement

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PARKING LOT SALE SATURDAY

Come find your treasure. Copper Mountain College Foundation will be hosting a parking lot sale at Copper Mountain College on Saturday, October 4. The sale will run from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and include a variety of vendors. Refreshments will be available from the student government, ASCMC. Vendors are

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SILENT AUCTION AND BOOK SALE

Some good, cheap reads are at hand. Reporter Dan Stork says the Joshua Tree Library Silent Auction is in progress, and the fall book sale is approaching rapidly… The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library fall silent auction began Saturday, September 6, and will continue through October 4, which will

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MAN MURDERED IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

We have limited information about a man who was murdered in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, paramedics responded to a medical aid call at 3:56 p.m. in the 6700 block of California Avenue where they discovered that Marko Bewersdorff, 46, of Joshua Tree was

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LARGE AMOUNT OF PILLS COLLECTED AT DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 977 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, September 27. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 21 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and

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JOSHUA TREE GEM, MINERAL, AND CRAFT SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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“SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE” GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets every Saturday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located at 61675 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our community.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

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 $6. Sunday breakfast this week is a pancake breakfast with breakfast burritos, omelets, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday

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SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will be holding their annual Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to get rid of those old prescriptions… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent prescription pill abuse and

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AMBIGUOUS GOBBLEDYGOOK ON THE FUTURE OF HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting Monday, September 22, with representatives from the Camden Group, a healthcare and management consulting firm. In what can only be described as ambiguous gobbledygook regarding the future of the hospital, a statement from the hospital following the

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BLUEGRASS IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The JT Trading Post in Joshua Tree is hosting a bluegrass jam tonight at 6 p.m. It’s in the building a couple doors up from Pie for the People. Please bring your acoustic instruments and pick with them, or just come to enjoy the music.

AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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