JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27. The hard working volunteers will meet on the north side of Hwy 62 and La Contenta from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers and gloves and bags will be provided. Afterward, the Clean Team

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PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp asks you to keep your park clean… Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen scraps or organic waste

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HDMC OPEN ENROLLMENT

The Hi Desert Medical Center’s open enrollment ends this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the remaining dates and times… Open enrollment for Covered California and the Affordable Care Act ends January 31st. If you’ve not secured health insurance, then plan to attend one of the upcoming enrollment events at Hi-Desert

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ANOTHER CONEX BOX STOLEN IN JOSHUA TREE

Just a month after a Conex storage box was stolen in Joshua Tree, a second Conex box was also stolen in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a 10-foot long shipping container with a roll-up door, in the 600 block of Sunfair Road, called the Sheriff’s

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SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

Attention runners: It’s time to get signed up for the annual Healthy Hearts run in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson gets out his running shoes… It’s time to put that New Year’s resolution to work! The “Healthy Hearts 5k Run and 2k Community Health Walk” will be on Saturday, February

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER BITING HER PARENTS, ENDANGERING A CHILD

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after her parents said she bit and threatened them during a fight over custody of her child. Laura Hendrickson, 35, went to her parents’ home in the 7800 block of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree just before 1 a.m. to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES HIRING AND BUYING, UNIQUE INSPECTION APPROVED

At last night’s board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the agenda items relevant to the hiring of new personnel and the purchase of three fleet vehicles were tabled. That action because director Mike Reynolds was away on personal business and it was felt that the full board should

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER LOOKS AT 2 NEW EMPLOYEES, 3 NEW TRUCKS

The Joshua Basin Water District will look at acquiring two new employees and three new trucks tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Among the items up for board vote at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District is the hiring of a human resources/labor contract administrator and an

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JOSHUA TREE MAN SEEN BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday after he was seen burglarizing a residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to a relative’s home in the 7000 block of Outpost Road in Joshua Tree shortly before 9 a.m. The witness saw another man removing items from the home

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

There will be a Morongo Unified School District Advisory Committee meeting at Friendly Hills Elementary School in Ms. Shelley Howell’s room tomorrow, January 20, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30p.m. The District Advisory Committee is for parents, teachers, and any other interested community members that would like to meet to discuss

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HONORS DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING TODAY

Today, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January 18 will be

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FEE FREE DAYS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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PERFORMANCE AT HARRISON HOUSE TONIGHT

An interactive concert is set for tonight at Harrison House. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has more… On Saturday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m., The Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology is proudly presenting “Lineage and Legacy: The Remy Charlip Project”. This is an interactive and performative artist talk and musical

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT ENROLLMENT

Hi-Desert Medical Center is conducting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act health insurance. Two enrollment sessions are scheduled this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to find out more and sign up… Open enrollment for Covered California and the Affordable Care Act ends January 31. If you’ve not

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FEE-FREE DAY IN NATIONAL PARKS MONDAY

In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, all National Parks will waive entrance fees on Monday, January 18. Visitors will not have to pay the $20 per vehicle entrance price, although camping and reservation fees still apply. The National Park Service hopes residents take advantage of this fee-free day

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OLD NATIONAL PARKS POSTERS ARE FOCUS OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND

Two programs will discuss lost art posters of the 1930s featuring national will be held at locations inside Joshua Tree National Park tonight and tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you when and where… Join retired park ranger, Doug Leen, aka, “Ranger Doug” who, in recognition of the 100th birthday of

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WOMAN SHOOTS, KILLS DOG AFTER IT ATTACKS HER DOGS

A dog was shot and killed Thursday afternoon by a Joshua Tree woman after she said it attacked and killed one of her dogs. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was walking her two small dogs about 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Foxy Flats Road when she

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MOJAVE VIPERS RECRUITING YOUNG MARINES

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has more about children who want to earn the title… The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is looking for a few good children who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The program is for children who are

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BOY RESCUED AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

16-year-old boy fell off a rock formation inside Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon and had to be rescued by firefighters. County fire Captain Jay Dimoff said about 2 p.m., the boy, who was part of an educational group from San Diego, was rock scrambling about 1 ½ miles from

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QUILT SHOW FEATURING NATIONAL PARKS OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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