VIOLENT RAMPAGE RESULTS IN ARREST AT GUNPOINT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday evening, accused of scaring her young children during a violent, drunken rampage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called about 8 p.m. Sunday to report her boyfriend, identified as Richard Guzman, 32, was drunk and was hitting things in her

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

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

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BARKER DAM VANDALISM IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REPAIRED

After months of experimentation and preparation, experts in restoring historical landmarks were in Joshua Tree National Park last week, painting over the graffiti that has marred Barker Dam for the last four years. Archaeologists and anthropologists from New Mexico and Vermont were “in-painting” the graffiti; matching the color of the

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPROVES 30-YEAR LEASE

In a special meeting last night, the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District signed papers approving a 30-year lease of Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says another meeting tonight will set up a required election on the agreement… Following many

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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EASTER WEEKEND CONCERT AND WORKSHOP AT HARRISON HOUSE

Harrison House Music in Joshua Tree is offering Easter weekend events, including a live concert and a music workshop. To get involved, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how… Harrison House artist-in-residence, baritone Thomas Buckner, performs live in concert Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at Harrison House in

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE TO TENET HEALTHCARE SET FOR APPROVAL, VOTE IS NEXT

After months of negotiations and input, the Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will put their signatures on lease and purchase agreements, officially agreeing to lease Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Tenet is one of the country’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare services companies,

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PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ASSAULT RESULTS IN AN ARREST IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of assaulting a woman physically and sexually. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called about 8 a.m. to report that a woman was covered in bruises and belt marks, and also had a swollen eye. The victim said her boyfriend,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team meets every second, fourth and fifth Wednesday of the month. Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, the volunteers will start at 8 a.m. at Highway 62 and Sunny Vista (north). There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available to make the job easier. The team

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION THIS AFTERNOON

The Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors convenes a special session at 5:00 today in the Helen Gray Education Center. The one action item on the agenda will be contemplated in closed session as it involves real property negotiations between the District and Tenet California.

BUSY WEEK FOR THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

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 pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES ALTA MIRA WILL-SERVE LETTER DECISION

Faced with a decision to give the controversial Alta Mira Housing development a will-serve letter for water service, the Joshua Basin Water Board dropped back and punted last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Following a presentation from proponents of the planned 248-unit Alta Mira residential housing project in their

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. today. The board will consider approval of a single action item, that being approval of a policy that

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ALTA MIRA PROJECT WILL-SERVE LETTER ON JBWD AGENDA TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial 248 unit housing project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a will serve letter for the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira

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4 ARRESTED IN TWO JOSHUA TREE BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Sunday afternoon, after they were found inside someone else’s home. According to a Sheriff’s report, when the owner of a home in the 5500 block of Sunburst Avenue came home about 3:30 p.m., he saw an unknown bicycle parked at the rear patio door,

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HOSPITAL PATIENT ON OXYGEN INJURED AFTER LIGHTING CIGARETTE

A patient on oxygen at Hi-Desert Medical Center was injured and started a small fire yesterday after he lit a cigarette while in his bed. According to Joshua Tree firefighters, the bed caught on fire about 2:15 p.m. The patient, identified only as being in his 50s, suffered inhalation burns

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD TO MEET TONIGHT

Discussion about budgeting, bids, and bylaws will bulk up the business of the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork has details of tonight’s agenda…

During an early 5:30 pm open session, the MUSD Board of Education will have two workshops—one on the second interim

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JOSHUA TREE GIRLS WINS BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB REGIONAL COMPETITION

Rebecca Arellano of Joshua Tree was named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year at a regional competition held Saturday in Temecula. After winning Youth of the Year from the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert, 17-year-old Rebecca competed against students from the Coachella Valley, and the Inland

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VETERAN COUNSELING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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