JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is scheduled meets every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month for one short hour of litter clean-up. Because there are five Wednesday in April, the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be working on Park Blvd. and Sunburst Circle tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. To

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DRUM CIRCLE TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a New Moon Drum Circle on Tuesday, April 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. The circle will be held in the center’s sanctuary. There is no charge to attend, though donations will be accepted. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located at 59700

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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY BOOK SALE STARTS SATURDAY

The spring book sale at the Joshua Tree branch library starts soon. Reporter Dan Stork has the schedule…

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will hold their spring book sale from Saturday, May 3, to Wednesday, May 7, during regular library hours. The library hours are Saturday 9 a.m.

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GARBAGE TRUCK CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

Joshua Tree was without power for several hours Friday afternoon due to a low-hanging cable line. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kenneth Porter, 59, of Joshua Tree was driving a Burrtec garbage truck northbound on Mountain View Street, just south of Chollita Road, when the top of the truck

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SOME STATE WATER COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY, CONSERVATION URGED

Speakers from the Mojave Water Agency and four local water districts will give a presentation about the current drought situation and what their districts can give to customers, as a breakfast meeting sponsored by the Basin Wide Foundation. The breakfast meeting will be 7 a.m. Thursday, May 1, at the

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CHP WILL MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY SEAT IS PUT IN PROPERLY

Thousands of children are injured or killed every year by safety seats that are improperly fastened by parents or caretakers. Remember, most collisions occur within a mile of the home, so buckle your child in a safety seat for every trip, no matter how short. Not sure if your child’s

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFERING ON-LINE REGISTRATION

On-line registration is available for students of Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Copper Mountain College students will now be able to register for classes online. Admissions and Records staff on the main campus and Base Programs office are ready to process students, who must bring in a

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COUNTY FIRE CAPTAIN IN JOSHUA TREE PROMOTED TO BATTALION CHIEF

County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, who helms Station 36 in Joshua Tree, was promoted to Battalion Chief Wednesday. Lasiter started his 22-year-career as a paid-call fire fighter in Yucca Valley in 1992, and has worked at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, Arrowhead, and Fontana, before returning to

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FREE SOLAR EXPO FOR HOMEOWNERS SATURDAY

The County is sponsoring a free public expo on solar options for homeowners. The Solar Options for Homeowners expo aims to bring area property owners together with solar power companies, contractors, installers, consultants, and lenders. Energy consultants will discuss whether buying or leasing a solar energy system is the most

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CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE THIS WEEKEND

Harrison House Music and Arts in Joshua Tree will present a concert of original music featuring acoustic instruments and percussion this weekend. Maxime de la Rochefoucauld is the Samuel H. Scripps artist-in-residence at Harrison House for two weeks, and during his residency, he will create an original composition, using an

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VFW KITCHEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner tonight, 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.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOMORROW

The Sheriff’s Department will take all of your unused and unwanted prescription drugs tomorrow. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details…

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration offer the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of

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FOUR TEENS INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TUESDAY NIGHT

Four teenagers were injured late Tuesday night when their car rolled over near the Joshua Tree entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old Joshua Tree girl was driving a green 2003 Toyota Solara southbound on Quail Springs Road, toward the

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HOW WATER IN YUCCA VALLEY AFFECTS GROUNDWATER RECHARGE

US Geological Survey scientists, who educated a large group in Joshua Tree about aquifers last Friday afternoon, touched upon how a water treatment plant in Yucca Valley might affect groundwater in Joshua Basin. Reporter Dan Stork says it sounds like good news for Joshua Tree…

During the lively Q&A that

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 26. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the constellation Leo, Mars, and Jupiter. Visitors should bring binoculars or

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CHARGED UPGRADED TO MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST WOMAN ACCUSED IN JOSHUA TREE DUI

The charges against a woman accused of causing a head-on crash in Joshua Tree 10 days ago that killed a woman and critically injured her husband and 1-year-old daughter, were upgraded Saturday from felony DUI to gross vehicular manslaughter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Jennifer Zapata, 22, of Magna,

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MIKE LIPSITZ NAMED FIELD REP FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

Mike Lipsitz, honorary mayor of Landers, Z107.7 reporter, chair of the Municipal Advisory Commission, and out-going president of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, was officially named as field representative for the County’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos Tuesday. Lipsitz’s contract was approved at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Supervisor Ramos

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AQUIFERS 101 ATTRACTS A CROWD

An “aquitard” is NOT exercise clothing that you wear for water aerobics. That’s one of the things that reporter Dan Stork and over 100 other attendees learned in class at Aquifers 101…

A capacity crowd at the Joshua Tree Community Center in the middle of a Friday afternoon was introduced

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REGISTER NOW FOR SEMINAR ON HIP AND KNEE PAIN AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

It’s a sad fact that age and sports take their toll on our joints. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a session on options for those who suffer from hip and knee pain… Today’s options for hip and knee replacement offer shorter recovery times. If hip

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WOMAN STABBED IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY IN CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY

A Desert Hot Springs woman was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity in Yucca Valley Saturday evening, and a Joshua Tree woman is in custody. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Erica Devine was arguing with another woman in the 58600 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley shortly

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