CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL, RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Big doings in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art

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JOSHUA TREE PRE-SCHOOL LITERACY LOUNGE OPEN SATURDAYS

The Joshua Tree Preschool Literacy Lounge has extended its hours and is now open on Saturdays. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., families with children age 5 and younger now have another opportunity to take advantage of the free literacy lounge program. The program is utilized to provide literacy learning

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. 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 Monday, September

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NO FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

A reminder to the local Morongo Basin Art Community that this Monday is the deadline for submissions to the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANSWERS CONCERNS FROM THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION

In July, Copper Mountain College received a letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges letting the college know that the college was subject to enhanced monitoring due to several changes in the college’s annual financial report. Interim Superintendent/President Jeff Cummings put the letter on the Board of

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Not all local federal surplus food distributions are on the third Monday of the month. Reporter Dan Stork tells about another one in Joshua Tree… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents on Friday, September 12, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street,

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, local Democrats will vote on endorsements for the November election, followed by a presentation from California Common Cause, a non-partisan, advocacy organization working to strengthen public participation and government accountability. Fellowship and a $10 breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the meeting

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist-in-Residence program will hold a reception Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A New York artist has returned to Joshua Tree. Saul Melman, who was an artist in residence with BoxoHouse, will hold a reception for the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency Exhbition. Melman

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RUMMAGE SALE AT LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN CENTER

The Women’s Ministries of the Lighthouse Christian Center at 5475 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree will hold a rummage sale from 8 to 3 this Friday and 8 to 2 Saturday.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD HEARS THEIR FISCAL STATUS IS BEING MONITORED FOR RISK

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session meeting 2:00 Thursday, September 11, to continue its discussion of the employment of a superintendent/president. The board will also negotiate with the College’s Faculty Association. The open session will begin at 3. First up on the agenda,

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7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo” will be this Saturday evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her utensils… Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes place at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College

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MORONGO BASIN MAC REQUESTS EXTENSION FOR ALTA MIRA PROJECT COMMENTS

Developers are eyeing San Bernardino County for large-scale solar projects that will scrape the desert bare and place huge transmission towers across the desert wilderness. At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC passed a resolution asking the County Board of Supervisors to establish guidelines

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is a group of volunteers that for the last eight years have been consistently cleaning up well traveled areas of Joshua Tree on the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of the month. The next regular clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will meet tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 9, starting at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will consider amending the conflict of interest code on the medical center, have a

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ENERGY USE KUDOS FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Copper Mountain College was one of the colleges selected by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors as a winner of the annual Energy and Sustainability Awards competition. The awards are presented to community colleges or districts that promote energy efficiency and sustainability on their campuses. Over 300 community college

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LOCAL REALTORS PLAN 21ST ANNUAL CASINO NGHT

The 21st Annual Casino Night, sponsored by the Desert Communities Association of Realtors, will be held September 20, starting at 6 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center at the hospital in Joshua Tree. Tickets are $30 and include $200 in gambling chips, and a buffet dinner. Proceeds from Casino

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, will hold its meeting at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of

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HIKERS FIND BODY IN DESERT IN JOSHUA TREE

Hikers found a body in the desert in Joshua Tree late Saturday morning. About 9:30, hikers were walking near Rice Road, directly across from the Hi-Desert Medical Center, when they came across a body. Engineer Brooks from the County fire station in Joshua Tree said the body, which had been

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