JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT ILLEGAL BURN SUNDAY

An attempt to do the right thing ended up bringing the fire department out in Joshua Tree Sunday evening. Residents near Quail Springs Road and Rincon Roads were burning a tattered flag, trying to follow proper flag etiquette in disposing of an unserviceable flag, about 9:45 p.m. However, the residents

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COFFEE WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS

Do you have something you’d like to say to County Supervisor James Ramos? He will hold the first of his “Coffee with the Supervisor” public events at his Joshua Tree District Office on Monday, July 15th. This event will provide residents with the chance to meet and discuss issues with

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, July 15th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW FEATURES MIKE SULLIVAN BAND

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues tomorrow evening. Reporter Dan Stork invites to enjoy the Saturday evening with the Mike Sullivan Band…

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this week with the Mike Sullivan Band. Sullivan fronts a group — appearing in Yucca Valley as a trio —

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FREE BREAKAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Used clothing, shoes, coats and blankets are free to those in need as supplies last. The community is invited. The church is located at 6213 East Parkway.

“PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

“The Perils of Goldilocks,” the popular summer youth theatre production now on stage at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms, continues to delight audiences young and old. Under the direction of John Wright and assistant director Lizzie Schmelling, the company of 20 zany characters is performing weekends through July. Friday and

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AN INVITATION TO HAVE COFFEE WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS MONDAY

Do you have something you’d like to say to County Supervisor Ramos. Dan Stork says, you can do it over coffee on Monday…

Supervisor Ramos will hold the first of his “Coffee with the Supervisor” public events at his Joshua Tree District Office on Monday, July 15th. This event will

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION HAPPENS HERE THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month 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,

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold the July meeting this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet begins at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. Topping Saturday’s agenda is a report

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Basin Wide Foundation invites you to our next breakfast tomorrow morning at Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $9 per person. Please RSVP and let them know if you are bringing a guest, including their name

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IT’S WILDFIRE SEASONS; TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME

The beautiful scenery of the Morongo Basin offers serene settings for homes. Unfortunately, it also provides ideal conditions for wildfires. Wildfires often begin unnoticed and spread quickly, sometimes changing direction with the wind and igniting brush, trees and homes, and, as recently seen in Arizona, killing those sent to fight

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LEARN ABOUT THE MINES OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum kicks off its Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series tomorrow, Thursday, July 11, with a lecture on the mines of Joshua Tree National Park. About 300 mines were developed in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. Miners dug for gold, silver, and other minerals. D.D. Trent,

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BICYCLE RIDING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

There are lots of ways to explore our spectacular backyard, the Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says on a bicycle is one good way…. With almost 200 miles of road, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful and peaceful area to ride a bicycle. Whether doing a

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi

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HELP AVAILABLE FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

The County is offering assistance to local veterans who may be affected by post-traumatic stress disorder. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the help is available locally… Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can affect people who have gone through life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, serious accidents, or violent

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ROAD WORK CONTINUES ON HIGHWAY 62

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue will continue this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. This week, the lane closures are east- and westbound

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TO CONSIDER SMOKE FREE POLICY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will consider making the entire hospital campus smoke-free tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the hospital board’s agenda… At tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, directors will consider a plan to establish all District facilities as smoke-free, allowing until next July 1

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet on the corner of Highway 62 and Whitefeather Road tomorrow morning. Volunteers will meet from 7 to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts, there will be an optional gathering for coffee

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WE REVIEW “THE PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS” AT THEATRE 29

The summer youth theater production of “The Perils of Goldilocks” is running through July 27 at Theatre 29. In his review of the play, special correspondent Les Taylor says the delightful production is not just for kids… John Wright has directed another winning youth theater show with “The Perils of

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PAUL COOK CALLS DOD SEQUESTRATION CUTS UNACCEPTABLE

Local federal employees got a 20 percent cut in pay starting yesterday, because of furlough days forced by sequestration budget cuts. U.S Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley issued a strong statement yesterday, criticizing the start of Department of Defense furloughs. Cook said, “So long as our country has troops

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