SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET STORY CORRECTION AND ENROLLMENT DECLINE

In a recent story, we mis-reported a vote of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork makes a correction, and highlights a budget-related worry…

In our story about the June 2 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education, we reported that the Board had

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THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline has been extended for the for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups,

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“CASH FOR GRASS” PROGRAM WANTS TO BUY YOUR LAWN

As the California drought continues, the Mojave Water Agency offers residents a “Cash for Grass” program to tear out water-guzzling turf. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…

High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life.

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STATE WATER QUALITY BOARD MEETS IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public meeting in Yucca Valley Thursday, June 11. Among items of interest, board members will discuss revising the waste water discharge requirements for the Combat Center’s fire department training facility. The board will also hear an update on

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting tonight is about the drought. Reporter Dan Stork says burglaries will be emphasized in a public safety report, too…

The June 8 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features “Drought 101,” an informational presentation by Big Horn Desert View

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VETERANS SERVICES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION OPEN TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Swim lesson registration opens today for Yucca Valley Recreation. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the kids signed up…

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley’s swim lessons. Early registration is encouraged and the fee is $45. For proper class placement and maximum opportunity to learn,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY COLLECTING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is collecting electronic waste. If you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those items, the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club is accepting electronic waste on an ongoing basis at Cardinal Van and storage in Twentynine Palms, located at 73873 Calle

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT ON WARRANT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint on a warrant Thursday night, after he was found hiding in his girlfriend’s daughter’s bed. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Elwood Street in Joshua Tree about 11 p.m. with a warrant to

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

The comedic musical whodunit “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” is open at Theatre 29. The Broadway hit show will run through June 27. Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” recreates the lively, bawdy world of a Victorian-era British music hall. A distinguished company of actors

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MORONGO VALLEY BALL FIELD CLEAN-UP TOMORROW

A clean up of the Morongo Valley ball fields will be held tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help…

Join the Morongo Valley Youth Sports League for a ball field clean up on Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers get a manageable 4 x

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SCHOOL TRANSITION TIPS FOR MILITARY PARENTS

It’s a fact of life—military families move a lot, and that makes school transitions a frequent concern. Tom Cruz, MCAGCC’s liaison to the Morongo Unified School District, has distributed the Top Ten Transition Tips for Marine parents. Reporter Dan Stork passes them along…

If you’re an active duty Marine, and

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 6, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 6. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 11:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its moons and rings. Bring water, snacks, chairs, and dress for cold

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MORONGO BASIN DAV CHAPTER MEETS TOMORROW

All veterans, spouses and their guests are cordially invited to attend the Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the DAV’s meeting to be held on Saturday, June 6, at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie, at 67330 29 Palms Hwy.

VOLUNTEER GARDENERS SOUGHT FOR DESERT CHRIST PARK

Volunteer gardeners are being sought to help out at Yucca Valley’s Desert Christ Park. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to help… Are you passionate about gardening? Are you passionate about weeds? Do you have an hour twice a month? Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—needs volunteers to help keep

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JOSHUA TREE VFW WITH DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association will be hosting its monthly first Saturday breakfast this Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The center is located at 65336 Winters Road in north Joshua Tree. Five bucks gets you a full breakfast, including fresh squeezed orange juice and a

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