JOSHUA TREE SUMMER SPLASH PLANNED, VENDORS SOUGHT

Vendors are needed for the Joshua Tree Community Days Summer Splash program. The Splash runs from 9 to 3 June 21 at the community center, 6171 Sunburst Avenue. The Splash will have vendor booths, games for children and adults, music, dance demonstrations, dunk tank, cake walk, cowboy poetry, car and

…View Full Story…

BOXOHOUSE OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

BoxoHouse will hold an open house for its current artist in residence, Hermann Niebuhr. Niebuhr is a South African painter who came to the Mojave Desert to examine “stillness,” and comparing and contrasting his experiences here with the South African Karoo desert. The open house is set for 2 to

…View Full Story…

DRUM CIRCLE IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held in the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free, although donations of

…View Full Story…

HARMONIC VOCALIST, MUSICIAN AT HARRISON HOUSE SATURDAY

A harmonic vocalist, songwriter, and composer will be the featured artist at a concert and workshop sponsored by Harrison House in Joshua Tree. Timothy Hill will perform original songs and traditional material from America and India, accompanying himself on guitar in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Tickets

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN, ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested for felony spouse abuse following a fight with her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Aparicio, 25, and her boyfriend were drinking about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when she decided to leave the residence in the 4300 block of Inez Street with her

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be on the highway and Yucca Mesa on the north side, tomorrow morning starting at 7 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts there will be an optional get together for coffee at the

…View Full Story…

HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at remodeling and a van… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have a special meeting on Wednesday, May 28, starting at 2:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will discuss the Behavioral Health Remodel, the

…View Full Story…

OPEN MIC SET AT 180 MINISTRIES IN JOSHUA TREE

One 80 Ministries will hold an open mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, at the church in downtown Joshua Tree. Live bands and local talent are all welcome to participate in the free event. One 80 Ministries is located on the highway in Joshua Tree.

WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

One of the best meteor showers of 2014 may potentially be on tap for this weekend. The Camelopardalids will appear to originate near the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10 degrees from the North Star. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be out with her camera, taking photos, and tells you where you

…View Full Story…

TRAVEL TRAILER BURNS TO GROUND IN JOSHUA TREE

An old travel trailer burned to the ground in North Joshua Tree Wednesday morning. About 7:30 a.m., when fire fighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Mesa, and the Combat Center arrived at the fire near Winters Road and Borland Pass Road, they found the travel trailer and its metal shelter burned

…View Full Story…

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PART 2: APPROVALS AND COMPLAINTS

Most of the very long meeting of the Morongo Unified School District on Tuesday centered on a proposed raise for the District Superintendent. In the second of two reports on the meeting, reporter Dan Stork says that approvals on diverse subjects were given, and diverse complaints were heard… District Superintendent

…View Full Story…

NEW LOWER SPEED LIMITS IN JOSHUA TREE

If you drive east on Highway 62 through Joshua Tree, you may have noticed a change in the speed limit signs. Last week CalTrans lowered the speed limit through Joshua Tree to 45 miles per hour. CalTrans spokesman Manuel Jabson said the new signs were installed last week. Now the

…View Full Story…

MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART ONE: SUPERINTENDENT’S RAISE DENIED IN VOCAL MEETING

A near-capacity crowd stayed through the longest meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education that reporter Dan Stork has ever covered. In the first of two reports on the meeting, he says that they mostly came to protest one agenda item, and they got what they came

…View Full Story…

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO GET UPDATE ON HOSPITAL SEWER PROJECT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will hear a series of reports…

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the board will review many committee reports such as

…View Full Story…

LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET AND GREET WITH CANDIDATES

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club is sponsoring a meet-the-candidates get-together tomorrow, at the Joshua Tree Saloon. Democratic candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Sheriff, and Superintendent of Schools will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk one-on-one about the issues. The Joshua Tree Saloon is on the highway

…View Full Story…

NEW MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SALARIES RAISE EYEBROWS, MEETING TONIGHT

Employee recognitions, bond fund oversight, and administrators’ salaries are among the items before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork previews the agenda…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its May 20 meeting with a report by the Citizens’ Oversight Committee on

…View Full Story…

GRADUATION CEREMONIES PLANNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Various graduations are planned for the students of different disciplines at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the scorecard…

It is that time of year when classes are coming to an end and graduation is right around the corner. Copper Mountain College will recognize its vocational nursing program Class

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE CRASH SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL, SHUTS DOWN HIGHWAY

Two people suffered minor injuries in a crash that shut down eastbound Highway 62 last night. About 10:09, a mini-van and a car crashed on the highway near El Reposo in Joshua Tree. The female driver of the car received minor injuries and was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center. The

…View Full Story…

TWO ARRESTED AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Two men were arrested in Joshua Tree following a fight Friday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnathan Cozart, 22, and Shawn Page, 41, were arguing when the argument became physical. The report states Cozart used three wooden sticks and hit Page on the left side of his body. During

…View Full Story…