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 pancakes, eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night tonight (from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church in downtown Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

SUPERVISORS APPROVE SIDEWALKS IN JOSHUA TREE, MULTI-USE BUILDING IN LUCERNE VALLEY

A new sidewalk in Joshua Tree and a multi-use building in Lucerne Valley are among local items included in the budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The supervisors approved a one-time funding of $100,000 to construct sidewalks from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center to the highway

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TO EVALUATE SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for today, June 19, at 5 pm. The meeting’s agenda is a closed session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of Superintendent Dr. Cecilia English. The meeting will take place at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARING ON AVAILABILITY CHARGES

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says among items if interest on the agenda is a public hearing… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will have a public

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Board of Trustees for Copper Mountain College will hold two special meetings Thursday (June 19) morning. The first meeting is a closed session at 10 a.m. and is a continuation of the meeting from June 12, in which trustees will discuss the employment and appointment of a superintendent/president. The

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BUSINESS MENTOR WORKSHOPS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers have been helping small business owners for nearly fifty years. On Thursday, SCORE volunteers will hold workshops at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Sara Snyder has

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash… The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community

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PEDESTRIANS CITED AFTER THEY CAUSE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

Two pedestrians were cited after a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the female pedestrians were standing in the center lane of Highway 62 southbound at El Reposo, waiting to cross the highway. Hernan Mendoza, 20, of Spokane, Washington, driving a white 2007 Mazda, thought

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM STARTS TOMORROW

School’s out, and it’s time for the summer reading programs at area libraries. Reporter Dan Stork tells what’s in store at the Joshua Tree Library…

Get ready to “Excavate Something Big” on Tuesday June 17 at 1:00 p.m. when the Summer Reading Program kick off and registration begins at the

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER KITCHEN FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless after a kitchen fire Thursday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Wayne Thompson, a resident of a home in the 56000 block of Navajo Trail had something cooking on the stove, and stepped out of the room for a few minutes. The resident came back

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LOCAL CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin Station of the California Highway Patrol will offer free “Start Smart” classes for teen drivers next week. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to enroll… The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will be holding a FREE Start Smart Class on Tuesday, June 17th at

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE MOVES TO NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

The 6th Annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival will be going on all day tomorrow, from 11 to 11, with arts, music, vendors, games, and refreshments. Because Joshua Tree Gay Pride is bigger than ever, it’s moved to a new location, behind Coyote Corner at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard.

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION TAKING SETS OF QUARTERS FOR PRIZES

When you find all 50 State Quarters and turn them in to Copper Mountain College Foundation, your name will be entered in a weekly drawing for prizes. Check your piggy bank, pockets and friends’ cars. Get your quarters in early for the greatest chances to win. Multiple entries are allowed.

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK SUNDAY

A special treat this Sunday in Joshua Tree, a talk with the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence program will present a talk with the artist Sunday, June 15. Cristopher Cichocki, an internationally recognized artist who

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OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 13, at the church in Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

NEW CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS MAY COST JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT AND TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BIG MONEY

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a special, closed-session meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 12. The trustees will discuss appointing a new superintendent/president to replace Dr. Roger Wagner, who is moving to Victor Valley College next month. The regular meeting starts at 3 p.m.

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