BACKPACKS, VACCINES AND SCREENINGS OFFERED IN BACK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT

Student backpacks will be given away, and T-Dap vaccines and dental screenings will be some of the many services offered during a community back-to-school day in Joshua Tree. In addition to the backpacks and health screenings, the event will provide information on how to sign up for the school lunch

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING TONIGHT

The informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month is about the mental health. Reporter Dan Stork says the new member who could not make last month’s meeting will be seated, also… The August 10 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features an informational presentation

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SEVEN CITED IN STING TARGETING PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

Seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for—or selling it to—minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS GO TO ARIZONA TO HELP FIGHT WILLOW FIRE

Three firefighters from Joshua Tree spent most of Saturday helping out at the Willow Fire, just east of Needles on the Arizona side of the Colorado River. The fire was first reported at 10:30 a.m. burning scrub and vegetation alongside the river Saturday. County Fire Captain Donnie Valoria said Station

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ONE MAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH THIS MORNING

One man was injured during a motorcycle crash in downtown Joshua Tree early this morning. About 3 a.m., a motorcycle rider crashed at Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with moderate injuries.

YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

The trails in the National Park are heavily used. Ranger Cathy Bell says teenagers can get paid for helping maintain them…

Baby, it’s hot outside! But that doesn’t stop the dedicated teenagers who work in Joshua Tree National Park for the Youth Conservation Corps, or YCC. Every summer, YCC hires

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WASTEWATER DESIGN PRESENTATION

The Hi-Desert Water District Public Advisory Committee will meet Monday to hear a presentation on the wastewater reclamation facility’s basis of design. The basis of design provides the engineers with the district’s initial requirements and recommendations for the wastewater reclamation facility’s design and construction. The meeting is set for 5

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HDWD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

If you would like to be on the public advisory committee, managing editor Tami Roleff says the water district is looking for volunteers… The Hi-Desert Water District is looking for customers who are interested in volunteering to serve on a public advisory committee. The committee will discuss and provide input

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THEATER 29 AUDITIONS FOR THE MUSICAL “THE ADDAMS FAMILY”

Theater 29 is holding open auditions for the smash hit musical comedy “The Addams Family.” Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to prepare…

Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson is seeking performers for the musical, “The Addams Family.” The story of the familiar family has an original twist: Wednesday wants to get

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AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP IN YUCCA MESA

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold an aquaponics workshop Tuesday, August 11. A suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members is requested. Call Dion at 760-221-6769 for more information.

YUCCA MESA FIELD TRIP TO SKY’S THE LIMIT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a field trip to Sky’s the Limit Observatory in Twentynine Palms on Saturday, August 15. Bring chairs, drinks, jackets, snacks, and flashlights. A suggested donation of $5 for members, $10 for non-members is requested. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center and be

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U2 TRIBUTE BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Music Fest continues with “L.A. Vation,” a tribute to U2 this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

The world’s greatest tribute to U2 is “L.A. Vation,” deriving its name from the U2 hit “Elevation.” They’re more than just a cover band. They not only execute great music,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 8. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with the bright summer Milky Way, the Lagoon nebula and

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BURGLARY TOOL ARREST IN JT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday afternoon when he was found with burglary tools. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness reported two suspicious men walking southbound on Sunset Road near Alta Loma Drive about 4 p.m. The report states the caller said there have been a lot of

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ALCOHOL TO MINORS STING

At least seven people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Thursday, accused of purchasing alcohol for or selling it to minors. During a shoulder tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, asked strangers to buy them alcohol for them. Deputies made three citations at Highway

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s report, a CHP officer found a 1-year-old toddler unattended outside near the roadway in the 62000 block of Mountain View Circle in Joshua Tree. After an investigation, a Sheriff’s deputy located the mother, Kodi Schrimshaw,

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER FAILURE TO YIELD AND FOOT PURSUIT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Wednesday following a brief foot pursuit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Wayne Greer was patrolling near Indian Trail and Morongo Road about 2 p.m. when he saw a green Camaro traveling eastbound on Indian Trail at more than 70 miles per hour. When

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT RESTARTS COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE PROTECTION: PART 2

As it did three years ago, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted to start a process for San Bernardino County Fire to take over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Dan Stork explains what’s different this time, in two parts. Yesterday, he gave the meat of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULTING HER ESTRANGED HUSBAND

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday, accused of assaulting her estranged husband. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was staying with a friend in the 61700 block of Alta Loma Drive in Joshua Tree. He said his estranged wife, Alexis Tovar, 23, came over about 2 a.m.

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5JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SELECTS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Joshua Tree National Park has announced its selection of artists for the Artist-in-Residence Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the roster….. Five artists and a writer have been selected as artists-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park for 2015-2016. Selected for the eighth year of hosting artists from around the country

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