OPEN MIC AT ONE 80 MINISTRIES TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night tonight (Friday, June 27) from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church in downtown 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.

A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE V.F.W.

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, June 27, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $6. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

ANY AND ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL HERE IN OUR MORONGO BASIN

While you are planning your family get together for the Independence Day celebration, remember all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane type, are strictly prohibited in this county. Reporter Diana Jones reminds you the cost of illegal fireworks can be high…

Many people have fond memories of celebrating the

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NEW INTERIM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT NAMED

The Acting Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park Andrea Compton is going back to her regular assignment as the Park’s Chief Resource Officer. She provided Z107.7 with a copy of a note she sent her staff, introducing them to her temporary successor. Todd Suess will be the next acting superintendent

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports, and the purchase of a bus shelter kits. Under

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 ,at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join us for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available to make

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROEJCT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPONSORING FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer… The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a summer feeding program, in conjunction with the US Department

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

OPEN MIC AT 180 MINISTRIES TONIGHT

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night tonight (from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church in downtown 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.

SUPERVISORS APPROVE SIDEWALKS IN JOSHUA TREE, MULTI-USE BUILDING IN LUCERNE VALLEY

A new sidewalk in Joshua Tree and a multi-use building in Lucerne Valley are among local items included in the budget adopted by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The supervisors approved a one-time funding of $100,000 to construct sidewalks from the Joshua Tree National Park Visitor’s Center to the highway

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING TO EVALUATE SUPERINTENDANT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has called a special meeting for today, June 19, at 5 pm. The meeting’s agenda is a closed session for the purpose of evaluating the performance of Superintendent Dr. Cecilia English. The meeting will take place at Joshua Tree Elementary School.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARING ON AVAILABILITY CHARGES

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says among items if interest on the agenda is a public hearing… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will have a public

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Board of Trustees for Copper Mountain College will hold two special meetings Thursday (June 19) morning. The first meeting is a closed session at 10 a.m. and is a continuation of the meeting from June 12, in which trustees will discuss the employment and appointment of a superintendent/president. The

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BUSINESS MENTOR WORKSHOPS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers have been helping small business owners for nearly fifty years. On Thursday, SCORE volunteers will hold workshops at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Sara Snyder has

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 18, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH THIS SATURDAY

Get the kids together for some cool fun in Joshua Tree this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to the Summer Splash… The Joshua Tree Summer Splash is a free family event that will have something for everyone. Not only will it be a celebration of the Joshua Tree Community

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PEDESTRIANS CITED AFTER THEY CAUSE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

Two pedestrians were cited after a two-vehicle crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., the female pedestrians were standing in the center lane of Highway 62 southbound at El Reposo, waiting to cross the highway. Hernan Mendoza, 20, of Spokane, Washington, driving a white 2007 Mazda, thought

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM STARTS TOMORROW

School’s out, and it’s time for the summer reading programs at area libraries. Reporter Dan Stork tells what’s in store at the Joshua Tree Library…

Get ready to “Excavate Something Big” on Tuesday June 17 at 1:00 p.m. when the Summer Reading Program kick off and registration begins at the

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