JOSHUA BASIN WATER HOLDS ALTA MIRA LETTER DURING DROUGHT ORDERS

Last August, Joshua Basin Water District passed a conservation ordinance in response to the State Water Board’s call for reductions in wasteful water practices such as over-irrigation. Now the state is imposing more stringent measures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how one local water agency is coping with the new

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS ABOUT CEO SALARY TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to discuss a performance evaluation of its Chief Executive Officer Bob Tyk. The directors will then go into negotiations over the CEO’s salary. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center board

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HARRISON HOUSE WEEKEND WORKSHOP AND SHOW

A weekend Workshop and show at Harrison House in Joshua Tree. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more on this special offering…

Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology will be presenting an indoor workshop on Saturday, May 23, from 2-4 p.m. and a free performance on Sunday, May 24, from 2-6 p.m.

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COUNTY MOVING FORWARD ON SUNBURST ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

In a consent agenda item in its May 19 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead on a road project in Joshua Tree. The Supervisors authorized staff to apply for a Caltrans grant to widen a major artery in Joshua Tree, and to build a bicycle

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS, USE REDUCTION, CONSERVATION, ALTA MIRA

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Near the top of the agenda, the board will receive an update on the District’s chromium-6 compliance effort, next on the agenda, is a briefing on the state mandated 28 percent reduction in consumption,

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HI-DESERT BEEKEEPERS MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets tomorrow, Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Nourishing Tree in Joshua Tree. Michael Shamhart will give a presentation on swarm capture and removals followed by questions and answers. You will quickly learn that there is more than one way to do anything with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE HIT BY DUI HIT AND RUN DRIVER HAVE DIED

The two people critically injured in the suspected DUI crash in Joshua Tree Sunday evening have died. The Riverside County Coroner’s office has identified the victims as Dr. Lonnie Tiner, 80, and his wife, Patricia, 76, both of Twentynine Palms. They were pronounced dead at 11:45 and 11:35 Monday morning

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ONE ARREST AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man is in custody following a high-speed pursuit Monday night in Yucca Valley. According to Sergeant Jim Thornburg, about 10:30 p.m., a deputy patrolling near Church Street and Highway 62 heard a car’s tires squealing and attempted a traffic stop. The driver appeared to yield in a

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONIES THIS WEEK

Pinning ceremonies and graduations are set for Copper Mountain College this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the day and times…

Copper Mountain College will recognize this year’s vocational and registered nursing program classes during a pinning ceremony at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening in the Bell Center Gym. Pinning is a

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education features more employee recognitions and several board policies. Reporter Dan Stork describes the agenda…

The 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting begins with a presentation by Heather Possehl on the “Mural-in-a-Day”

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THREE PEOPLE INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, during a roll-over crash in Joshua Tree Sunday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old man from Twentynine Palms, who was not identified, was driving a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck eastbound on Highway 62, just east of Juniper Road in Joshua

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VETERAN’S DISABILITY CLINIC PLANNED FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Veterans’ Disability Clinic will hold a free clinic May 23 to help veterans complete and submit disability claims to the Veterans’ Administration. The clinic will be held from 10 to 4 at the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Helen Gray Education Center. Veterans can also receive help for claims

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FREE LECTURE ON HIP HEALTH TOMORROW

Learn more about the care and maintenance of your hips. A free lecture will be given tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to sign up ahead of time…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s community health education program presents “Be Hip About Hip Health,” on Tuesday, May 19,

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HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER REDUCING ADOPTION FEES FOR MAY

The Morongo Basin Humane Society shelter in Joshua Tree is celebrating Shelter Pet Month by reducing their adoption fees. Reporter Diana Medley tells you how to adopt your next forever friend…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will celebrate Shelter Pet Month by lowering adoption prices through May on all dogs

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COLLEGE APPROVES $162,000 PRESIDENT/SUPERINTENDANT CONTRACT

The Copper Mountain College board met in three sessions yesterday: a regular session, a joint session with the Morongo Unified School Board, and a closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files reports on both public sessions. In his first report Lipsitz says a formal contract was made with

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COLLEGE AND SCHOOL BOARDS MEET IN JOINT SESSION

The joint meeting of the college and school boards saw the two entities downright giddy over the session. Mike Lipsitz said no decisions were made but optimism filled the room… When the elected governing boards from Copper Mountain College and the Morongo Unified School District met in an eagerly anticipated

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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JOSHUA TREE VFW COOKIN’ UP SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up something different for dinner tonight—chili and chili fries, from 4:00 to 6:00. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SKY VIEW CHAPEL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE TOMORROW

Sky View Chapel will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, May 16, starting at 8 a.m. The church is located at 7475 Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree.

DRUG AND NEEDLE DROP-OFF AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used needles. The event takes place Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Drugs and used needles are a contamination and

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