FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN JOSHUA TREE

A motorhome was a total loss following a fire in north Joshua Tree Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, the Combat Center, and the National Park Service responded to a motorhome on fire in the 63000 block of Lakeview Road. County Fire

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AS HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER RESTRUCTURES, CEO BOB TYK STEPPING DOWN

Since voters approved the hospital’s lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare in late June, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of current CEO Bob Tyk. Tonight’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors puts an end to the speculation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Way Station in Joshua Tree, at 61722 Commercial Street.

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JOSHUA TREE ARTIST HIT ON THE HIGHWAY LAST MONTH HAS DIED

The Joshua Tree artist who was hit by a car as he attempted to cross the highway in Joshua Tree last month died Sunday. According to the California Highway Patrol, Anita Barker, 53, was driving eastbound on the highway about 40 to 45 miles per hour in the number 1

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ALTERCATION LEADS TO ASSAULT AND SHOTS FIRED IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an assault in which shots were fired in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, deputies were called to a home in the 59400 block of Cielito Drive about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a man beaten with a baseball bat. The victim told

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW, TO CONSIDER EDUCATION SCHEDULE

The Copper Mountain College Board meets in open session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda…

Following a 2 p.m. closed session for a president/superintendent performance evaluation, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 3:00 tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD TO APPOINT NEW GENERAL MANGER TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After a closed session in which directors will appoint a new general manager and discuss anticipated litigation, the directors will recognize the outgoing

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GAS STATION VIOLENCE, THEFT, LEAD TO ARREST

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday, accused of attacking a woman and stealing her purse. About 11 a.m., a deputy saw Juanita Sharp, 50, punching a man at a gas station in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The deputy detained Sharp, at which time,

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ADA COMPLIANCE FORUM SET FOR THIS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce has selected the site for its informational forum about the American with Disabilities Act. The forum is set for Friday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the chamber’s office, 6448 Hallee Road in Joshua Tree. Small business and ADA compliance strategies and

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team has been successfully working for the last 7 ½ years and has succeeded in their goal of having cleaner streets and highways. It is now time to branch out to more needed areas. In addition to the regular areas a new schedule includes working on

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, at the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical Center

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ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

CalTrans has announced that shoulder work will close one lane of westbound Highway 62 Tuesday, July 7. The number 2 lane will be closed from Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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LOW-COST PET VACCINATIONS, MICROCHIPS, SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July 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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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED TWICE TUESDAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested twice Tuesday, accused of burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance. According to Sheriff’s reports, a deputy came across Steven Clutter, 26, near the 66700 block of Appian Way about 9 a.m. Clutter said his vehicle had gotten stuck and he

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree courthouse will be closed on Friday, July 3, due to the Independence Day Holiday.

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ACCUSED MURDERER OF ERIN CORWIN IN COURT BRIEFLY YESTERDAY

In an appearance that was over almost as soon as it began Tuesday morning, Christopher Lee’s next court appearance was continued until July 27. In April, Lee’s lawyer filed a peremptory challenge against Judge Rodney Cortez, asking that the case be heard by Judge Bert Swift. Lee’s case was temporarily

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

Tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been cancelled. The board next meets July 15.

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RUMMAGE SALE WILL BENEFIT NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter will hold a yard sale Friday and Saturday, July 3 and 4, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will include furniture, knick knacks, house wares, Christmas items, and more. The sale will be held at 61875 Anaconda in Joshua Tree. All

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COPPER MOUNTAIN CLOSED FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS

Copper Mountain College will be closed Thursday and Friday. Thursday, July 2, in celebration of Independence Day and Friday, July 3, for its summer schedule. During this closure the Bell Gym will also be closed.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE COURT CASE CONTINUED AGAIN

In an appearance that was over almost as soon as it began Tuesday morning, Christopher Lee’s next court appearance was continued until July 27. In April, Lee’s lawyer had filed a peremptory challenge against Judge Rodney Cortez, asking that the case be heard by Judge Bert Swift. Lee’s case was

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