JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY TONIGHT, SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY

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

HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TO HEAR FROM DESERT HOSPITAL

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, February 5, starting at 6 p.m. On the agenda, the directors will hear a presentation from the chief executive officer of Desert HealthCare District. The board will then go into closed session to discuss trade secrets. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT BUYING A SQUARE MILE OF LEGALLY ENTANGLED PROPERTY

After a routine meeting tonight, in which the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hear presentations on the board’s role and function, review its will-serve policy and standing and ad-hoc committees, the board will go into closed session to negotiate terms and conditions to buy property owned by

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH AND RESCUE SEEKS MEMBERS

Joshua Tree Search and Rescue has been the salvation of many a lost hiker or injured climber in the National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says there are slots open on the team… Joshua Tree Search and Rescue is recruiting new volunteer members. No prior training or experience is required. Joshua

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BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Bluegrass jam will be held tonight at the JT Trading Post, 6 pm. Hope to see you there!

HUMANE SOCIETY PUTS OUT A CALL FOR VENDORS

The Humane Society is taking applications from vendors for their upcoming “Woof-Walk” fund-raiser event. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get involved… The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their fourth annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. This fun

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ITEMS

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board consists totally of pro-forma items. Reporter Dan Stork lists the administrative and financial items that will be presented… At the beginning of the 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Mark

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN A LA QUINTA MURDER

A Joshua Tree man was killed Friday in a La Quinta shooting; a 17-year-old has been arrested for investigation of his murder. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, January 30, at 6:38 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call

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ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS AND JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TALK PAST EACH OTHER AGAIN

Back in November, the developers of the 248-unit Alta Mira residential project in Joshua Tree met with a small group of local residents to discuss the project, and encountered resistance and skepticism. This past Friday, the discussion was continued, with a larger group of residents on hand. Reporter Dan Stork

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR COMMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE HIGHWAY WORK

There’s only a few days left to register your opinion of a planned Caltrans project on the highway in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork tells you how to submit your comments… Caltrans is seeking public comment on planned improvements to Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. The plan calls for the

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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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PERMACULTURE PRESENTATION MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree continues to educate Morongo Basin on the subject of permaculture. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be an evening presentation about it on Groundhog Day… On the evening of February 2, Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will present “On the Road to Permaculture” at Harrison House in

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SPAGHETTI TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

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

ALTA MIRA DEVELOPER AT SPECIAL MAC MEETING TOMORROW

The developer of the Alta Mira residential project proposed for Joshua Tree will try to win over a MAC subcommittee in a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… A special meeting of the ad hoc committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council on the Alta Mira residential project

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FINAL HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the last of three special meetings tonight to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Residents are invited to

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SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area of the Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee tomorrow at noon at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The Community Advisory Committee consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth.

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TWO NEW SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS AT THE MORONGO BASIN STATION

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station welcomes two new sergeants, Sergeant Jim Thornburg has been with the county Sheriff’s department for 16 years, and was assigned to the Morongo Basin as a deputy and detective. He was promoted to sergeant seven months ago. Thornburg’s experience includes narcotics and he came here

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a

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