WILDERNESS PROTECTION ACT ANNIVERSARY

Before there was an officially-designated Joshua Tree National Park, there was Federal action to protect and preserve it. Ranger Pam Tripp celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Protection Act…

The Wilderness Protection Act of 1964 established federally-managed lands preserved as large, roadless tracts where there are no mechanized vehicles

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

The regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, scheduled for this Monday, June 16, has been postponed. The Homestead Valley Community Council Scenic 247 Committee plans a public meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Members from the Save Our Skyline group from Lucerne

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HI-DESERT WATER WASTEWATER INFO MEETINGS

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold informational meetings about the wastewater reclamation project every Tuesday, starting June 17, through August 26. Information about the cost, financing, funding, construction, and the district assessment vote will be presented at these meetings about the sewer project. Two meetings will be held each Tuesday

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EARLY WRAP CHILDREN SERVICES

There are local mental health services that focus on children. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes Success First / Early WRAP…

The Success First/ Early WRAP is a time limited intensive services for children and youth at risk for losing their current placement. This service is for children and youth who do

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CALL FOR ART IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert artists are invited to submit one piece of original art for the summer Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The theme is “Water in the Desert: Scarcity and Abundance.” Artwork must depict or be inspired by the theme of water in the desert, focusing

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HAPPENINGS AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature a dinner and family game night Wednesday, June 18, at 6:00 p.m. RSVP to the church office at 760-365-6331. The church’s men’s group will meet for breakfast at Carrow’s at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21.

The artist of the month at

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REACH OUT SPONSORS “A DOLL’S HOUSE” OPENING AT THEATRE 29

“A Doll’s House” opens next weekend at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff describes the opening gala for the production…

Opening night for Theatre 29’s next production, “A Doll’s House,” is Friday, June 20. The opening night gala will be sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. The doors open at

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SPOUSAL ABUSE ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning, accusing of assaulting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Drake, 25, of the 7400 block of Bannock Trail, threw his wife to the ground and then stuck his fingers down her throat. After an investigation, John Drake was arrested

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JOSHUA TREE ART CRAWL

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception tonight, 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 show

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL

The 6th annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival is taking place today, June 14th, behind Coyote Corner at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. It runs from 11 am to 11 pm. The cost is fee, with a suggested donation of $5. It’s a hometown community festival with local eateries, stage

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER KITCHEN FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless after a kitchen fire Thursday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Wayne Thompson, a resident of a home in the 56000 block of Navajo Trail had something cooking on the stove, and stepped out of the room for a few minutes. The resident came back

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LOCAL CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The Morongo Basin Station of the California Highway Patrol will offer free “Start Smart” classes for teen drivers next week. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to enroll… The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will be holding a FREE Start Smart Class on Tuesday, June 17th at

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JOSHUA TREE GAY PRIDE MOVES TO NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

The 6th Annual Joshua Tree Gay Pride Festival will be going on all day tomorrow, from 11 to 11, with arts, music, vendors, games, and refreshments. Because Joshua Tree Gay Pride is bigger than ever, it’s moved to a new location, behind Coyote Corner at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard.

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MILITARY SERVICES AND FAMILY SUPPORT OFFERED LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support program … The Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support in Yucca

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION TAKING SETS OF QUARTERS FOR PRIZES

When you find all 50 State Quarters and turn them in to Copper Mountain College Foundation, your name will be entered in a weekly drawing for prizes. Check your piggy bank, pockets and friends’ cars. Get your quarters in early for the greatest chances to win. Multiple entries are allowed.

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALK SUNDAY

A special treat this Sunday in Joshua Tree, a talk with the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residence program will present a talk with the artist Sunday, June 15. Cristopher Cichocki, an internationally recognized artist who

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STAR TWIRLERS WILL DOH-SEE-DOH TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Pat Carnathan will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For further information contact Dennis at

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OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, June 13, at the church in Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

CAR WASH TO BENEFIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH YOUTH CAMP

A car wash will be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Donations from the car wash will be used toward the cost of the Presbyterian Youth Camp in Big Bear. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AVAILABLE LOCALLY

If you or a family member want to find local substance abuse treatment, services are now available here in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to find help and information….. Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment, Alcohol and Drug Services, provides a full range of preventative, outpatient and

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