YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER BEATING TWO PEOPLE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday morning for beating up two people. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called authorities about 11 a.m. to report that a man was hitting a woman inside a vehicle at Hill View Road at Division Street in Joshua Tree, and he threw

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THEATRE 29, THREE CHAMBERS, HOST 2015 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT

Only those in attendance will get the first chance to get season tickets for the 2015 Theatre 29 season when it is unveiled. Reporter Cara Conway invites you to the three-chamber hosted season announcement event… Theatre 29 and the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce are joining forces! Attend the

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will kick off its 2014-15 calendar at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 13. The meeting will be held at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Robin Schlosser, representing Reach Out Morongo Basin, will be the guest speaker. Please call Gay Smith

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS OF LOWER ENROLLMENT THAN ANTICIPATED

As is so often the case, the most interesting parts of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meetings lay in staff reports. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes what was said about enrollment numbers last night and helping students apply to college… Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores told the Morongo Unified

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COLLEGE BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session at 9:00 tomorrow, Thursday, September 4, for a self-evaluation and goal-setting for the trustees. The closed session will be followed by a board study session at 10 a.m. concerning new board goals and possible changes to the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER MEETING JUST ONCE A MONTH

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will consider having fewer meetings tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks tonight’s meeting agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 3, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will have a public hearing to fix a

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED MONDAY WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Joshua Tree man was killed Monday afternoon after his car fell on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Porter was working on his car in the 6200 block of Verbena Road when his car fell off the jack and pinned him underneath it. A maintenance worker for the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Other than restoring one previously-eliminated classified position, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District will tend mostly to adjustments of wording and amounts in assorted documents when they meet tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has more details… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its

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AS YOU REQUESTED: A CLOSE LOOK AT LOCAL TRASH SERVICES

During the Z107.7 “Up Close” show recently, listeners had a lot of questions about how trash pick-up is done in our local municipalities, as well as county areas. In response to our listeners’ requests, reporter Dan Stork did the homework to answer those questions…

Each year in June, residents of

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SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets tomorrow and every Saturday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located on the Highway in Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND IN CONCERT NEXT WEEK

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will be in concert next weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where the free event will be…

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its second anniversary with a concert Saturday, September 6, at Sacred Sands Bed and Breakfast in Joshua Tree. Cool Jazz

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFERS LOW-COST VACCINATIONS AND MICROCHIPPING

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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JOSHUA TREE BURGLARY SUSPECTS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two women who are suspects in home burglaries in Joshua Tree. A home surveillance camera in the 8400 block of Tortuga Road captured two white females who went to the vacant home and stole some tools from a utility

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HUMAN SKULL FOUND IN ATTIC IN JOSHUA TREE GARAGE

A skull was found in an attic in a garage in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Workers for a heating and air conditioning company were working in the attic in the 6000 block of Latham Trail in Joshua Tree about 2:30 when they found a box in the rafters, and inside

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RESEARCH GRANTS

Applications are being accepted for Joshua Tree national Park research Grants. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… Graduate students interested in doing research on some aspect of the natural or cultural resources of Joshua Tree National Park are invited to apply for the Robert Lee Graduate Student

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO ANALYZE ENERGY CONSERVATION TOMORROW

The effort by San Bernardino County to deal with renewable energy projects in its General Plan is a work-in-progress, with public input meetings planned for months to come. But the product of another long-running effort in this area—the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)—is expected to be released this week.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s last clean up was at the Joshua Tree Post Office August 13. There were thirteen participants that included: Howard Snowden, Cheryl Wolfe, Mark Barnes, Roger Weingaertner, Michele Given, Frieda Burdette, Ken Schaefer, Brian Scott, Den Winberry, Sylvia White, Janet Tucker, Loretta Simonet, and John Stannard.

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A FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree home under renovation sustained serious damage during a fire Friday night. According to County Engineer Jeff Allen, numerous 9-1-1 calls were received about 9:30 p.m. that a home in the 61000 block of Ala Vista Drive was on fire, with flames coming from the roof.

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OFF-ROADER BREAKS LEG IN SATURDAY CRASH

A man broke his leg during an off-road crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. About 7:30 p.m. Joshua Tree fire fighters were called to the Sunfair Dry Lake bed after receiving a call that a man had wrecked his quad and flown over the handlebars. The unidentified man sustained a

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JOSHUA BASIN ADOPTS WATER CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT ORDINANCE

Water conservation efforts in Joshua Tree just got some teeth. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Joshua Basin Water District just made strict state standards an enforceable local ordinance… The Joshua Basin Water District met Wednesday, August 20th to discuss the new water conservation ordinance presented by the state. The ordinance

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