CHP TO OFFER

The CHP has an education program that targets the most accident-prone age group of drivers. Dan Stork says teen drivers can “Start Smart” this Thursday…

The California Highway Patrol is offering another free Start Smart class, at the Morongo Basin Area CHP office, on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m.

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FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTIONS

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Sara Snyder 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, August

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BURGLARY ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A transient was arrested Thursday evening after a resident found him in her garage in Joshua Tree, allegedly trying to steal a bicycle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 61600 block of Capilla Drive went out to her garage Thursday and found Kent Browner, 23, inside, trying

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BINGO FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION

A special bingo session is being planned for this Sunday to benefit the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Sportsman’s Club Bingo…

It’s a bingo benefit. The Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club will host a bingo night Sunday, August 18, with proceeds going to the Copper

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FREE BREAKFAST IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Joshua Tree Community United Methodist Church will provide a free community breakfast buffet Saturday morning from 9 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.

JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFER FISH AND SHRIMP DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, with rings and fries, tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. There will be no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY 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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6TH ANNUAL

Get your taste buds ready for the hugely popular “Taste of the Morongo Basin” set for September 13th at the Bell Center. Reporter and Honorary Mayor of Landers, Mike Lipsitz, gets out his knife and fork…

Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club¹s

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FREE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS

A local club is teaming up with the county to help students who might need some help, to get ready for school. Reporter Dan Stork tells what, where, and when…

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to homeless and low-income students in the Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2014 SEASON AT THREE-CHAMBER GALA

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce. This year’s announcement gala will be held in the sanctuary of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine

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SUNDAY BINGO TO BENEFIT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION

A special bingo session is being planned for this Sunday to benefit the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Sportsman’s Club Bingo…

It’s a bingo benefit. The Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club will host a bingo night Sunday, August 18, with proceeds going to the Copper

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing concerns with the fiscal health of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, and the anticipated changes expected as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, prompted assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz to sit down with the Hospital’s CEO Chad Chadwick and CFO Robert Tyk to discuss the future of the Basin’s third

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YUCCA VALLEY MIDGET LOBOS FOOTBALL HAS ROOM FOR PLAYERS

The Yucca Valley Midget Lobos youth tackle football team still has room for players. Both boys and girls can play on the Midgets team, which is comprised of the oldest kids, ages 12, 13, and 14. The players are regulated by weight for safety; 12- and 13-year-olds can’t weigh more

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM LAUNCHES FUND-RAISER FOR ROLLER RINK

The Mojave Rattle Skaters roller derby team invites you to the “Honey Badger’s Ball” Saturday, August 31, at 8 p.m. at the Joshua Tree RV Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road in Joshua Tree. The event is a benefit to raise money for an outdoor public roller rink at the Brehm

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, NEW HEART SCANNER, FOUNDATION ON AGENDA

The Hospital Board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says some new medical equipment and a review process for contributions are on the agenda…

At tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, Directors will consider purchase of an echocardiography scanner and picture archive and communications

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet at Highway 62 and Sunnyhill tomorrow morning. Volunteers will meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available. Following the clean up efforts, there will an optional meeting at the Park Rock Café for

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets this Wednesday, August 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Helen Gray Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The Compassionate Friends

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MAKE YOUR OWN MODEL AIRPLANE AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER

Do you like planes? Do you like to build models? Come on down to the Twentynine Palms Senior Center this Wednesday, August 14, to join Reach-Out in a free class to make a balsa wood and tissue paper model plane. Instructor Caley will take you step-by-step to build your very

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MORONGO BASIN CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE ARTISTS FOR OCTOBER STUDIO TOURS

The Highway 62 Art Tours YART Party 2013 is seeking “affordable art” vendors and crafters to participate in the four-day event that will take place over both weekends of the Hwy 62 Art Tours this October. The YART will serve as a Highway 62 Art Tours information center in downtown

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A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

After Congressman Paul Cook answered callers’ questions on Friday’s Up Close show on Z107.7, we had the opportunity to get his views on some additional issues that impact the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork asked the District 8 Representative to comment on the sequester, renewable energy development, and the Joshua Tree

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