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 4:30 to 6:30. Sunday breakfast is with chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

SPORTSMANS CLUB SWAP MEET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Sportsman Club in Joshua Tree will hold its monthly swap meet tomorrow, September 7. Shop for great bargains on new and used items, crafts and collectibles, books, and eclectic artworks. Admission is free, and vendors are always welcome. Spaces rent for just $10 during the summer months; for non-profit

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BACK-TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School Back-to-School Night is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of the curriculum, procedures, and policies.

SKATEBOARD COMPETITION PLANNED IN MORONGO VALLEY

A skateboard competition is planned for Morongo Valley next weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to signup…

Show off your skills and impress the pros at the Morongo Valley Skate Park Games! All skateboarders, BMX bikers, and freestyle scooters are welcome to compete in this year’s Games scheduled for

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JOSHUA TREE OFFER FRIDAY EVENING MOVIE IN THE PARK

Tomorrow, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a movie in the park. A family friendly movie will be shown around 8:00 p.m., after it gets dark, out on the ball field lawn in Sunburst Park. The public is encouraged to bring their blankets and lawn chairs

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THREE CHAMBER GALA TO ANNOUNCE THEATRE 29 2014 SEASON

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

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT CHANGE IN HDMC WATEWATER AGREEMENT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a deal that was too good to be true, was…

It seemed like a deal too good to be true. Joshua Basin Water District entered into an agreement where the Hi-Desert Medical Center was to pay for planning

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E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

What do you do with those televisions, computers and monitors, fax machines and printers, VCRs and DVD players, and other electronic items you don’t need or want anymore? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up in our landfills as these items contain components that are hazardous. The

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, WORKSHOP, REGULAR, AND CLOSED SESSION

Budgetary items dominate the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork lists them, and other items up for consideration…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins its September 3 meeting with a 5 p.m. workshop on the unaudited actuals financial report, upon whose

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MAN FACING TRIAL FOR BURGLARY ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms man who was in court just over a week ago for attempted burglary was arrested Sunday evening, after a woman found him inside her Joshua Tree home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 6500 block of Outpost Road came home Sunday evening about 6:20

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KEEP IT CLEAN IN THE NATIONAL PARK

When we hike in Joshua Tree National Park, we frequently find – and pick up – Mylar balloons snagged on bushes. Ranger Pam Tripp says, do your part to keep it clean…

A question often asked by visitors to Joshua Tree National Park is, “What will we see as we

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a Sunday breakfast of a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

JOSHUA TREE VFW POKER RUN

The Joshua Tree VFW is having a benefit event. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get in on the Poker Run…

Kickstands up! The Joshua Tree VFW Post 7264 will hold a Poker Run motorcycle ride, with proceeds benefiting military veterans. The ride will be held Saturday, September 28,

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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.

BHAKTI FEST RETURNING TO JOSHUA TREE FOR 5TH YEAR

Bhakti Fest, the originator of yoga and kirtan festivals, is celebrating its fifth anniversary season September 5-8 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua Tree. In addition to hosting world-renowned kirtan and yoga leaders, Bhakti Fest will hold over 25 workshops. Managing editor Tami Roleff touches on the highlights

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A BUSY JOSHUA TREE VFW KITHCEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4:30 to 6:30, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $5. Sunday breakfast will have a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

NO TRASH PICKUP MONDAY

Burrtec Waste and Recylcing Services will be closed on Labor Day. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT BUSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 3.

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL API SCORES EXCEED STATE AVERAGES

Statewide, the Academic Performance Index (API) of public schools declined from 2012 to 2013, following an increase in the previous school years’ comparisons. Dan Stork says that the Morongo Unified School District did much better…

Throughout the state of California, the overall Academic Performance Index (API) in public schools declined

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INTENSE RAINS BRING FLASH FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES

Parts of the Morongo Basin experienced intense rain storms and severe flash flooding yesterday afternoon, while other parts remained dry without a drop of rain. A National Weather service trained spotter reported parts of Twentynine Palms received 2 ½ inches of rain in less than one hour, while other parts

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