COUNTY OFFERING BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a special, closed-session meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 12. The trustees will discuss appointing a new superintendent/president to replace Dr. Roger Wagner, who is moving to Victor Valley College next month. The regular meeting starts at 3 p.m.

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A REMINDER ABOUT DOGS AND HOT CARS

With the hot desert weather upon us, anther reminder to just leave the dog home when you go out, here is reporter Sara Snyder…. On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes,

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY OPENS ABRACADABRA SHOW SATURDAY EVENING

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery, JTAG, will hold its opening reception this Saturday, June 14, during the Saturday night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than 72 artworks were entered for the open show, Abracadabra, that shows the magic of art. Magician Dean Apple will perform during the

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GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY

Gallery 62 will hold its opening reception for its new show from 5 to 8 p.m. during Joshua Tree’s Saturday night art crawl, June 14. More than 20 artists submitted work for the members-only group show. Gallery 62 is the gallery for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The gallery

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SUMMER READING PRGRAM STARTS MONDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Summer Reading Program kicks off this Monday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains the program… Have your child experience the joy of reading this summer at the Twentynine Palms Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. This program begins on June 16th, and is not designed to teach

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

New officer installations top the agenda when the Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday, June 14, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. Newly elected Club President Matthew Campos will take the helm from four-term incumbent Mike Lipsitz. Lipsitz declined to run after accepting the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT THRIFT STORE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a summer sale at its thrift shop Friday and Saturday. Gently used items such as furniture, household goods, clothing, shoes, books, and children’s toys will be available on a cash-and-carry basis. Proceeds will support programs and development at Sky’s the Limit.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PARENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Sunday morning after their 2-year-old child was found wandering on Utah Trail. According to a Sheriff’s report, a passer-by found the boy walking with a German shepherd dog in the 3300 block of Utah Trail about 8 a.m., and could not find the child’s

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COUNTERFEIT BILLS TURN UP AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Counterfeit bills have been turning up in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, security at Tortoise Rock Casino called the Sheriff’s Department about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon to report a woman attempted to use two counterfeit $10 bills. The woman told deputies she received the bills from Stater Brothers

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS LOCAL CONCERNS, DISCUSSES VACANCY

Branding the Morongo Basin, the concerns of two Basin communities, and a Council vacancy were subjects of discussion at the June meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork fills in the details… The featured informational presentation during the June 9 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal

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CHP ISSUES TICKETS FOR CELLPHONE USE IN SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT

Almost 100 drivers were ticketed in the Morongo Basin for handheld cell phone talking or texting during Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, according to Officer Joan Griffin of the California Highway Patrol. The 95 citations written by Morongo Basin CHP officers were less than half of the number of

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS APPLICANTS FOR HOME-BASED GUNS AND ART

It will be round two tonight as the Yucca Valley Planning Commission hears renewal requests to operate a gun business and a sculpture studio out of private homes tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold two public hearings tonight to consider

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SEWER MEETING WITH WESTERN HILLS AND BURNT MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Burnt Mountain area will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 and 5 in

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SUMMER YOUTH CAMP OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will be offering a summer youth camp. Reporter Sara Snyder says sign-ups are being taken today and tomorrow… Join the Twentynine Palms Youth Club for tons of fun this summer! Starting on June 16, the Youth Club will have a summer program every day from

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow morning at 7 a.m. at Highway 62 and Sunburst. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available to make the chore more

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: CITY MANAGER, ART ADVISORS, A DRAFT BUDGET AND MORE

An interim city manager, or a contract for city manager services? — That’s one decision facing the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork says that bid rejections, real estate acquisition, and more, is afoot… The consent agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on June 10 includes the rejection

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE OM CIRCLE THURSDAY

Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team will hold its 2nd Annual OM Circle at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center June 12. The event will begin with a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. followed by chanting under the rising full moon. Karen Soriano will facilitate the OM circle at 8:30

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS IN ROUTINE SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks out a routine agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 10, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Board will first have an education session on infection control. They

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A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT DESERT CHRIST PARK

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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