A MODERATE WILDFLOWER SEASON BEGINS

Warmer wetter weather is bringing a moderate wildflower season to our desert region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the wildflowers are already starting to show their colors in Joshua Tree National Park… Rain fell somewhere in the Basin every month since November; and while experts aren’t predicting a banner year, this

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COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meets in closed session at 9:00 tomorrow morning. The single item of business concerns recruitment of the school’s president/superintendent. Following the meeting, which takes place in Quad 1, Room 101, Trustees will announce action taken, if any.

CHILDREN’S GRIEF SUPPORT OFFERED

A children’s grief support group is being offered for children ages 5 to 12 years old beginning March 9 thru April 13. These six meetings are held on Monday evenings at 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. facilitated by certified grief counselors at the Hospice of Morongo Basin office at 61675 29

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 13, at 10:00 a.m., at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Guest speaker Darla Bridges, who recently completed a mission trip to Haiti, will share her experiences with the Haitian people and their culture. Please call Gay Smith

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS: NEW METER FEES ON AGENDA

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says response to a controversial solar project and raising meter installation fees are among items on the agenda… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a response to a Project Planning

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN TWO SESSIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT

A long Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight deals mainly with tuning board policies. Reporter Dan Stork lists the affected policies, and the other items on the agenda… The March 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early start

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER MACHETE ATTACK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of attacking another man with a machete. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost, three men lived in separate residences on the same property in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree and were arguing. About 3 a.m., Matthew Snedeker, 46,

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COUNTY LISTENING ON RENEWABLE ENERGY THURSDAY

San Bernardino County is revising its General Plan for renewable energy projects in unincorporated areas. Reporter Dan Stork says that the county has scheduled an event to get public input… County Land Use staff will conduct a listening session on plans for the County General Plan renewable energy element on

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FREE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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AREA PILOTS INVITED TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Local pilots are invited to learn how to avoid military aircraft in the area. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… When you’re flying, it’s not a good idea for one plane to be in another plane’s airspace. The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College will hold a Mid-Air Avoidance

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AAL OFFERS LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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OLD WEST MOVIES AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old-time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films. The second movie in the series is Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old

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DINNER TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

HOSPITAL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING

The Hospital Board meets in a special and closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. The board will be asked to change the existing committee meeting structure and hear a presentation

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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MBTA BOARD MEET TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. After administrative and operations reports, the board will hear a presentation

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SERIAL EVADER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AND FOOT CHASE

A Yucca Valley man with multiple convictions for vehicle theft and felony evading was arrested again Saturday for reckless driving while he was evading Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, he spotted Odie Beavers, 45, driving a Ford pick-up truck with a cracked windshield about 10:20 near Natoma

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PROBOSCI IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE FRIDAY

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a musical duo. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Harrison House invites you to Probosci, a musical duo performance. Former Harrison House artist-in-residence Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris combine their talents in a live concert on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out at Alta Loma and the Rock House tomorrow morning, Wednesday, February 25, 8 a.m. The Rock House is about a half mile west of Olympic. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and safety vests available to the clean team workers.

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NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCE OPEN HOUSE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

The Nursing and Health Services program at Copper Mountain College will hold an open house this Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation….. The Health Sciences and Nursing Department of Copper Mountain College will be hosting an Open House on February 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in

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