There is now a new member directory on our website. This directory allows for members to update their listings, has great search engine optimization, makes it easy for visitors to the Chamber website to find member businesses and allows for online payment.
Current and New Members will now create an account, renew their membership and be able to create and modify their business listing through the new member directory.
Register and create your improved listing now, the old directory will be removed soon.
Existing members please click on this link for instructions. new members click here to sign up now >The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new Board of Directors Member Rebecca Unger. Rebecca is on the Joshua Basin Water District Board and formerly worked for the Hi-Desert Publishing Group. She is very knowledgeable about the Joshua Tree area and will be a great asset to the Board.
Member of the Month
Each month we will choose and feature a new Member of the Month in the newsletters for that month. To find out how to be included in the drawing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Tree Downtown Map Advertising Opportunity
This brochure features a downtown Joshua Tree map and directory of all downtown businesses. It is distributed to locations throughout the Morongo Basin, tourism trade shows, Los Angeles and other regions. more info >
The Joshua Tree Chamber is Seeking Volunteers more info >
Chamber office hours: 10-12 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is pleased to present botanist Robyn Kobaly, in a hands-on workshop, Southwest Native Plants: Finding Food, Fun & Healing, taking place at Harrison House on Saturday, March 7, from 12:30 to 4:30pm. Enrollment is limited.
This four-hour workshop offers a fascinating look at ancient and traditional uses of native desert plants with ways to adapt them to fit today’s many needs for food and medicines. Botanist Robin Kobaly will share her extensive knowledge and teach participants through smell, taste, touch and sight, how the unique qualities of each plant can add richness to the home, medicine chest, garden and much more. Edible samples will be served!
Robin Kobaly is the Founder and President of The Power of Plants and Executive Director of The Summer Tree Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling new perspectives on the environment and society’s role in maintaining it. A professional botanist and wildlife biologist with over thirty years of experience, she has spent many years studying methodologies of indigenous peoples in many regions, and has researched, tested, and taught the uses of plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, art, and native landscaping to a broad range of audiences.
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is a non-profit program based in the landmark straw bale retreat built by the late composer Lou Harrison in Joshua Tree, CA. It brings cultural vibrancy and environmental awareness to a high desert community through a residency and performance program for international artists, ecologists and thinkers
March at JTAG
Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree will be open late this Saturday evening, Feb. 14th for an artist reception. “We have five wonderful artists featured at the gallery this month” gallery director, Alita VanVliet explains. “On display are works by three talented painters, Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott. We also have a fantastic selection of ceramics by Ed Keesling as well as some very dynamic black and white photography produced by Bill Dahl. It is an eclectic show – and the Arts Council is very pleased to have such diverse, talented artists as members of the gallery.” Open Fridays – Sundays from 11am – 5pm each weekend and from 6-8pm the 2nd Saturday of each month during opening receptions. Gallery 62 is located at 61871 Twentynine Palms Hwy. in the Sun Alley center, just east of the Joshua Tree Saloon. “There will be refreshments served and live music in the courtyard. Bring your special valentine for an evening on the town, meet the artists and mingle with your friends. This is a free event and we encourage all to come.”
Presented by BoxoPROJECTS
In mid-March 2015, artist Heather L. Johnson will ride her Yamaha XT250 into Mexico, Central and South America, leaving hand-embroidered art works at public sites for people to encounter, take and keep. This is the next exciting chapter in her motorcycle journey and landscape intervention project titled In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful.
The projectbegan in 2013 when Johnson rode from her former home in New Jersey to an artist residency at BoxoHOUSE in Joshua Tree, CA. She has since ridden over 25,000 miles throughout the United States and Mexico, leaving 30 hand-stitched artworks in the landscape along her path.
Through In Search of the Frightening & Beautiful, Johnson seeks to broaden connections and understanding between cultures. She crosses geographic and cultural boundaries, leaving behind intimate, hand-made objects in her wake to change hands, context and meaning. Conceived aboard a motorcycle, the projectembraces risk and vulnerability to record and testify to the coincidences, contradictions and struggles that reveal the essence of human experience. While traveling, Johnson takes photographs and records her experiences in a blog (thefrighteningandbeautiful.blogspot.com), which are later distilled into new publications and artworks. Work stemming from the project has been featured in 4 exhibitions, including a solo show at California Polytechnic University, and an In Search of the Frightening & Beautiful book has just been published.
Born in 1969, Johnson has shown her work in galleries, museums and in the public realm throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has given lectures about her work at CalPoly University (San Luis Obispo, CA), Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA) and other venues, and has curated several exhibitions and collaborative projects, including Cracks in the Pavement: Gifts in the Urban Landscape, involving artists from around the world, and Love Letter, a collection of collaborative site-specific works presented in New York and Paris. She is currently based in Twentynine Palms, CA.
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” Mysteries of the Grail:” Art Inspired by the Myths & Stories of the Grail
The High Desert Mythological Roundtable® Group is seeking art inspired by the myth of the Grail and the Grail quest for “Mysteries of the Grail,” an art show that will run from March 14-April 7, 2015 at the Beatnik Lounge, 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree. The opening reception will take place during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk, March 14th from 5-8 pm.
Variously represented as a dish, chalice, stone, or [fill in the blank], the Grail is a numinous symbol that points to a mystery of the highest value, something life-preserving, beautiful, and hard to attain. The Grail is best known as an integral part of the Arthurian legends, which were elaborated in written form during medieval times.
But this image and its canon of stories— of the Knights of the Roundtable, the Fisher King, and Christ’s crucifixion— have given birth to a wide range of creative products, from poems and operas, to visual artworks and contemporary films. The Grail still calls to seekers, healers, and adventurers of all stripes. What does the Grail hold for you?
This is an open call for entries. Any artist in the Morongo Basin working in two-dimensional media (painting, photography, etc.), mixed media, or sculpture is welcome to submit up to two works for “Mysteries of the Grail” that speak to the grail theme.
Delivery: All entries must be delivered to the Beatnik Lounge (formerly the Listening Lounge), 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree (next to the Thai restaurant) on Thursday, March 12th between 9 am and 12 noon. Work must be ready for hanging. This means that the work must have picture wire running between screw eyes attached to the sides of the frame, or otherwise securely attached. Notched hangers attached to the top of the frame and any other hanging methods besides wire are unacceptable. Work must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of the piece, type of media, and price. An appropriate pedestal for display must accompany sculptures.
Entry fees must be paid when the work is delivered for hanging. Cash or check please.
Entry fees: $15 for one artwork; $25 for two artworks.
Commission: The Beatnik Lounge will charge a 10 percent commission on sales.
Artist Statement: Each artist must submit a brief bio/artist statement along with his or her artwork, maximum 100 words.
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Please join us for a series of movie screenings in conjunction with a residency for Olivia Parkes whose work explores how image culture affects the way we experience the world. During her residency, the artist will create a body of work related to the myth of the West as portrayed by the entertainment industry and its role in structuring perceptions of the US military stance.Sunday March 8th @ 7.30pm: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
This late John Ford masterpiece pits the sincere lawman Jimmy Stewart against the rugged rancher John Wayne. When a malevolent outlaw and the woman they both love get thrown into the mix, you can only watch to find out: who will get the gunman, and who will get the gal?
BoxoHOUSE is located at 62732 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Route 62 to White Feather, south on Whitefeather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan)
BoxoPROJECTS is a multi-program arts initiative based in Joshua Tree, California, dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. BoxoPROJECTS is interested in the role of art and artists in creating community and in the power of art to shape the destiny of communities. We offer facilitated artist residencies and related programming at BoxoHOUSE in Joshua Tree, as well as exhibitions, installations and performances in various locations.
EXPLORE YOUR NATURAL WORLD WITH OUR GREAT INSTRUCTORS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. DON’T WAIT TO ENROLL AS CLASSES FILL FAST!Natural Sciences
February 27 – March 1 Rocks and Minerals of JTNP with Robert
March 7 Volcanoes of Joshua Tree National Park with Rick Hazlett
March 14-15 Biological Soil Crusts of JTNP* with Nicole Pietrasiak, Kerry Knudsen and Theresa Clark
March 15 Introduction to the iNaturalist App with Sara Everett and Lindsey Willrick
March 21 Desert Tortoise Surveying and Monitoring  with Paul
Delaney, Ed LaRue and Kristen Berry
March 27 -29 Flora of Joshua Tree National Park*  with Stefanie Ritter and Mark Wheeler
MARCH 8 INTAGLIOS OF THE COLORADO RIVER WITH DANIEL MCCARTHY
HIKES WITH A NATURALIST
March 15 Hike to the Hexahedron Mine with Mark Wheeler
March 22 Queen Mountain: More Than Just A Summit with Mark Wheeler
March 27-28 Navigating with Map and Compass with Misha Askren
March 29 Desert Survival with Donald Scriven
Creative Art Programs
February 28 – March 1 Pine Needle Basketry with Kathi Klopfenstein
March 6-8 Fine Art Photography with Ralph Nordstrom
March 7 Desert Haiku Writing in JTNP with Ruth Nolan and Deborah
March 8 Joshua Tree Through the Lens* with Craig Fucile
March 22 Creative SmartPhone Photography in JTNP with Diana
*Offered for University Credit
On FRIDAY, MARCH 13, DANIEL MCCARTHY WILL PRESENT HIS LECTURE “NATIVE AMERICAN PLANT USES” at the Old Schoolhouse in 29 Palms. The lecture begins at 7 pm and admission is $5.00. A dinner with the presenters at the 29 Palms Inn is available at 5 pm. Please call Kellie Stokes at 760-367-5535 for dinner reservations.
On FRIDAY, MARCH 20, THE BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM WILL FOCUS ON “ENGAGING A NEW GENERATION OF PARK STEWARDS” with panelists Ramina Arce of the Living Desert, Caroline Conway of the Wildlands Conservancy, and Cindy Zacks, educator with the Morongo Unified School District. This program is free and starts at 7pm at the Bell Center, Copper Mountain College.Pre-registration is requested.
“Winter Skies” Show at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center
“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms. The show will be on display January, February, and March 2015.
The gallery at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce is open daily at the corner of the highway and Desert Queen Avenue, downtown Twentynine Palms. An opening art reception is planned for Friday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with refreshments and music.
Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms. For questions, contact Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email email@example.com.
JENNIFER KARADY: IN COUNTRY, SOLDIERS’ STORIES
FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Palm Springs Art Museum is pleased to feature an exhibition of artist Jennifer Karady, who has developed a series of photographs that relate the experiences of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while making evident the human cost of their service to our country. The exhibition, Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers’ Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan, will be on view December 13 through March 29, 2015 at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs.
Karady’s narrative photographs begin with personal histories gleaned through an extensive interview process with the soldiers and their families. Her images capture the conditions of warfare that fighting an insurgency has created, through dramatic portraits that reveal the psychological moments when war memories and everyday civilian life collide. The text that accompanies each photograph is derived directly from the words of the soldiers themselves.
The surreal juxtapositions literally “bring the war home” by introducing scenes from war in Iraq or Afghanistan into our every day, and otherwise ordinary lives – a sight we are accustomed to viewing as something happening in a far-away, foreign location. Karady’s images take us beyond the polarized political views of the war and provide an opportunity for dialogue about the war’s impact on the soldiers and the personal costs they bear, often far out of the public eye.
The Photography Collection Council of Palm Springs Art Museum commissioned a photograph to be included in this exhibition, which is the latest in a series of commissions throughout the country. The council partnered with BoxoPROJECTS, an artist’s residency in Joshua Tree, to provide Karady with the resources she needed in order to accomplish the commission. Notably, the location is only an hour away from Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, which serves as the U.S. training ground for the wars in the Middle East.
This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and is funded in part by the museum’s Photography Collection Council, Yvonne and Steve Maloney, Carol and Jim Egan, along with CAC Silver Sponsors Dale C. Landon and Carole Haes Landon. Exhibition Season sponsors are Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Schnitzer.
For more information about Palm Springs Art Museum and the exhibition, please visit www.psmuseum.org or call (760) 322-4800. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and closed Monday. In recognition of their service, Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families.
BoxoPROJECTS is dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. While frontier may conjure a geographic image, it is actually a spirit that lives in many places simultaneously. The artists that BoxoPROJECTS cooperates with address a range of subjects, in a variety of media, working freely, boldly and independently. Some are located in places that nurture the open spirit, while others create their own free space within the metropolitan fabric. These artists engage a dialogue concerning freedom, choice and responsibility. BoxoPROJECTS fosters their work and is their conduit to a wider audience. BoxoPROJECTS collaborates with artists through BoxoHOUSE, a residency program located in Joshua Tree, California, and BoxoOFFICE, an exhibition and programming program located in New York City and Joshua Tree, California.
The Art of War
A Benefit for Adult Literacy
Joshua Tree National Park Youth Conservation Corps
Youth Conservation Corps Applications now available
This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 15th, 2015 and continue in the program until August 6th, 2015. Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with every other Friday off.
The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Job development and youth training are truly and investment we can all make in the futures of our children.
Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The application form must be returned or postmarked, no later than April 11, 2015. Call Human Resources Assistant Samantha Coots at 760-367-5516 for additional information.
Invasive Species Management Plan
The National Park Service Seeks Public Input on Proposed Invasive Species Management Plan at Joshua Tree National Park
Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s proposed Invasive Species Management Plan at Joshua Tree National Park, California. The National Park Service is proposing to develop and implement a plan to address invasive species populations in the park.
Invasive non-native plants are defined as plant species that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Joshua Tree National Park, like other public lands, is under threat of invasion by nonnative plants.
The goal of invasive plant management is to maintain native plant communities by preventing and removing invasive plants using an integrated approach that maximizes the effectiveness of the action while minimizing undesirable impacts. The National Park Service envisions an adaptive plan as new herbicides or other treatment techniques become available or new invasive plants encroach upon or enter the park.
An environmental assessment will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act to provide a decision-making framework that: 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet project objectives, 2) evaluates issues and impacts to park resources and values, and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts. This is the public’s opportunity to comment formally on the project-now during this initial project scoping and again following release of the environmental assessment.
How to Comment on Proposed Invasive Species Management Plan at Joshua Tree National Park
The public is invited to provide input on the proposed Invasive Species Management Plan at Joshua Tree National Park. Comments received during this scoping period will be used to help define the issues and concerns to be addressed in the environmental assessment. Comments will be accepted through March 31, 2015. Comments can be submitted online by visiting http://parkplanning.nps.gov, the website for the National Park Service’s Planning Environment and Public Comment system. Comments also may be sent to the following address:
Superintendent Joshua Tree National Park 74485 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597
The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Commenters should be aware that their entire comments, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While commenters can ask that their personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the National Park Service cannot guarantee this will be possible.
If you have questions about the project please contact Miriam Lara-Vamstad, Restoration Biologist, at 760- 367-5568, or by email at Miriam_Vamstad@nps.gov. If you have questions about the environmental assessment and planning process, please contact Karin Messaros, Compliance Officer, at 760-367-5512 or by e-mail at Karin_Messaros@nps.gov.
Benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin
TWENTYNINE PALMS – The opening night gala of Theatre 29’s award winning “Urinetown, the Musical” was filled with laughter as theatre goers watched an outstanding cast perform this edgy show in a side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Reach Out Morongo Basin was the proud hosts for the opening night reception as a fundraiser which raised almost $1100 before expenses for its programs for seniors and the disabled.
“The show was absolutely amazing and made you laugh all while bringing home some very real thoughts of water shortages! The cast was absolutely spectacular and the production was stellar.” stated Robin Schlosser Reach Out Executive Director. “With approximately 50 people in attendance for the opening night we are so very grateful for the opportunity provided by Theatre 29 for a fundraiser and for the community for its support.”
Theatre goers enjoyed hot and cold heavy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and desserts prepared by Reach Out staff and volunteers Carrie Hendrickson, Barbara Finnegan and Colleen Tolth. A silent auction of art and photographs provided by local artists Zander Hardin and the Estate of Jacquelyn Angove as well as art donated by ArtFx and Furnishing in Yucca Valley and gift baskets donated by Copper Mountain College Foundation and Joni Daniel of Stampin’ Up raised $165.
Veteran Theatre 29 Director Gary Daigneault, Musical Director Ed Will and Choreographer Mandy Pushkar joined forces to produce an outstanding show with an amazing cast in this hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theater itself!
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, (sound familiar?) has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
“Urinetown the Musical” at Theatre 29 runs through March 28, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. Sunday Matinees March 8 and 22.
Tickets are $12 for regular admission, $10 for seniors and military, and $8 for children under 12 and students with ID. With some mild “Potty humor” it is suitable for children. Tickets may be ordered online at www.theatre29.org, or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.
Sunday Night Slow Jams comes to Z107.7With the start of a new year, the start of exciting new programming for the Morongo Basin’s #1 Radio Station!
“Sunday Nite Slow Jams”now offers listeners from Morongo Valley to the west, Amboy to the East, and the Communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley in between, a special blend of old and new R&B love songs and an outlet to express special feelings to loved ones Sunday nights from 8:00 pm. until midnight.
Sunday Nite Slow Jams specializes in playing special Slow Jams that you probably haven’t heard in awhile, and definitely won’t hear anywhere else! SWV, Keith Sweat, Jodeci, The Isley Brothers, Boyz II Men, Al B. Sure, Janet Jackson and more can all be heard on “Sunday NiteSlow Jams”-on Z107.7.
In addition to the Sunday night 8-midnight show, Z107.7 will also offer a late night treat of Slow Jams -Monday through Friday nights from midnight to 2:00 am.
“Sunday Nite Slow Jams” on Z107.7 is the results of numerous listener requests to bring the popular program to the Hi-Desert. Program DirectorGary Daigneault said, “After receiving inquiries about the program, we researched it, located the program distributors and made the arrangements to bring it up to the Morongo Basin. As the only family owned and operated Radio Station for the past 25 years, we felt it was important to give our listeners the variety of music and entertainment they were asking for.”
Sunday Nite Slow Jams can be heard at 107.7 on the FM Radio dial in the Morongo Basin, streaming worldwide at www.z1077fm.com or through the free app available by searching “KCDZ” on the Google Play and Apple Markets.
Featuring a high quality mix of adult contemporary and local music, mixed with a local morning show and local news 7 days a week, Z107.7FM is broadcast from studios in Joshua Tree and recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.
They have been under the same local ownership, at the same location, and featured the same quality programming since they signed on in July of 1989. For more information about Z107.7, call the studios at 760-366-8471.
“Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert” is the theme for the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms. The show will be on display from April 1 through June 26, 2015.
Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition. Artwork should be delivered to the visitor center on Friday, March 27, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists unable to make this time on In/Out Day are asked to make special delivery arrangements with a Chamber representative by calling the office at (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to March 27.
Artwork should reflect the theme of spring in the desert, which can be an explosion of color, not necessarily a subtle or barren desert as some people may expect. Artwork can include painting, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and three-dimensional work such as assemblage, ceramics, and sculpture. All work must be ready to mount or hang with professional wire, must be offered for sale, and should be suitable for viewing by the general public.
The gallery at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce is open daily at the corner of the highway and Desert Queen Avenue, downtown Twentynine Palms. An opening art reception is planned for Friday, April 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with refreshments and music.
Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms. For questions, contact Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joshua Tree Clean TeamThe Joshua Tree Clean Team is looking forward to continuing their clean-up efforts in 2015. Afterwards, the team will, as always, meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been coming every 2nd, 4th & sometimes 5th Wednesdays for the last seven years because they love a clean desert! To make the job easier, there will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available for use. The next clean up is at 8 am on Wednesday, March 11. We will meet in front of the Joshua Tree Public Library and work for one hour.
The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s co-sponsors include – Park Rock Cafe, Z107.7, Joshua Tree Outfitters, Joshua Tree Recreation & Park District, Hi-Desert Star, County of San Bernardino and Cal Trans. For more information call 760 366-8415 
STEM Scholarships AvailableCopper Mountain College Foundation in partnership with Southern California Edison is encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Several $1,000 scholarships are available to students pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, or Mathematics at Copper Mountain College. Preference will be given to students preparing for transfer into a baccalaureate degree (B.S. or B.A.) program in science or mathematics. These scholarships are to attend Copper Mountain College and there are multiple $1,000 scholarships available for graduating high school students. The scholarships will be renewable for $1,000 for a second year at Copper Mountain College provided the student remains in the science/math program, and is making satisfactory progress.
For Local PilotsMIDAIR COLLISION Avoidance Safety Class -Marine Air Combat Center – TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College are scheduled to host a Mid Air Avoidance Safety Class March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Copper Mountain College, in Phase I, Room 119. This class will identify safety issues facing military and general-aviation pilots flying in the Morongo Basin area and will educate general-aviation pilots on the different types of military special use airspace they will encounter when flying in the local area.
The event is free and open to anyone that can benefit from the class.
MAC Meeting Agenda
Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory CouncilTo Third District County Supervisor James C. Ramos
Regular Open Session Meeting * 6:30 P.M., Monday, March 9, 2015
Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
A. Call to order (6:30 p.m.)
B. Pledge of Allegiance
C. Roll Call: Seat 1: Pioneertown, Vacant; Seat 2: Elizabeth Karman, Yucca Mesa; Seat 3: Landers, Vacant;
Seat 4: Mark Lundquist, Joshua Tree; Seat: 5: Vacant; Seat 6: Pat Flanagan, Desert Heights; Seat 7: Vacant; Seat 8: Gayl Swarat, Morongo Valley; Seat 9: Mary Helen Tuttle, Copper Mountain Mesa.
D. Swearing in of New Members: Seat 5: Lib Koenig, Flamingo Heights; Seat 7, Teresa Sitz, Wonder Valley
E. Adoption of the Agenda
F. Approval of Minutes from January 12, 2015
G. Call for Public Comment
At this time, anyone may comment on items not on the agenda that are of interest to the public and within the jurisdiction of the MAC. The MAC is prohibited by law from taking action on matters not on the agenda. Comment may be offered on items on the agenda when those items come up for discussion or action. A limit of 3 comments per item and 3 minutes per comment may be imposed. In all cases, if you wish to speak, please submit a REGISTRATION CARD to the SECRETARY and proceed to the podium when recognized by the Chair. Speakers should address the MAC as a whole; comments to individual delegates and/or staff are not appropriate for this venue.
H. Public Safety Reports
1. County Fire
3. Sheriff’s Department
1. Haissam Yahya will present information on the CALTRANS Highway 62 continuous left turn lane project.
2. Sgt. Rick Millard and Deputy Jacob Naylor of the Sheriff’s Department, will present information on ORV safety, laws and courtesies.
J. Action Item
1. Discussion and Possible adoption of Resolution MB-MAC012, recommending that the Bowman Solar Project not be approved by the SB Board of Supervisors.
K. Community, Officer & Committee Reports
1. Brief reports for each Community, Office and Committee where appropriate and time permits.
L. Items for April meeting. Election for Chairman and Vice-Chairman
M. Adjournment: Next meeting: Monday, April, 13, 2015; same location as above.
San Bernardino County is committed to ensuring persons with disabilities are provided the resources to participate fully in public meetings. If you require disability-related modifications or accommodations, including auxiliary aid or services, contact the BOS office at least three business days prior to the meeting.
The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce supports the Morongo Basin Dark Sky Alliance in all their efforts. more info >