JOSHUA TREE VFW DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for only $6. Sunday breakfast this week is a pancake breakfast with breakfast burritos, omelets, and more from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday

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SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will be holding their annual Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to get rid of those old prescriptions… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent prescription pill abuse and

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AMBIGUOUS GOBBLEDYGOOK ON THE FUTURE OF HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting Monday, September 22, with representatives from the Camden Group, a healthcare and management consulting firm. In what can only be described as ambiguous gobbledygook regarding the future of the hospital, a statement from the hospital following the

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BLUEGRASS IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The JT Trading Post in Joshua Tree is hosting a bluegrass jam tonight at 6 p.m. It’s in the building a couple doors up from Pie for the People. Please bring your acoustic instruments and pick with them, or just come to enjoy the music.

AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at Helen Gray Education Center at the hospital campus on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are recognition of employee of the quarter, followed by a public hearing on

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JOSHUA TREE VFW POKER RUN THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree VFW will hold its second annual Poker Run Saturday, September 27. The ride, which will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, is open to all riders. The registration fee is $25 or $30 for a rider and passenger. Registration begins at 10 a.m., and kick-stands up at 11

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REMAINS OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND

The remains of a missing Joshua Tree woman were found Sunday. The County Coroner’s office said Nola Taylor, 84, was reported missing Thursday, September 11. Her vehicle was subsequently found along a dirt road in Twentynine Palms, about 1.3 miles east of the Indian Cove Ranger Station. The car appeared

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WONDER VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE ISSUES IN TOMORROW’S COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEETING

The County Board of Supervisors will treat two issues of local interest at their next meeting tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork says those issues relate to Wonder Valley roads and a Joshua Tree park… At its September 23 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will take up an issue

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ONE-YEAR-OLD SURVIVES BEING WASHED AWAY IN JOSHUA TREE FLOODING

A one-year-old Joshua Tree boy miraculously survived after being swept away by flood water in Joshua Tree. The powerful flood Tuesday destroyed the family home, washed away the boy’s bedroom—and carried one-year-old Tristan away along with it.

“We really thought that we lost him,” Tristan’s mother Ryan Scarcy said. A

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MEETS TO DISCUSS TRADE SECRETS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, September 22. The sole item on the agenda is listed as “trade secrets,” with an estimated date of disclosure Tuesday, September 23. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education

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FATAL JOSHUA TREE FLASH FLOOD VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the man killed in a flash flood Tuesday as Karl Wyne, 66, of Joshua Tree. Wyne had operated a local electrical business for many years and had served on the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors. Bystanders told authorities that Wyne, who was driving

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A SPECIAL REPORT ON FLASH FLOODING AND SWIFT WATER RESCUES

Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us in part one of a two-part report about flash flooding and swift water rescues… As this week’s flash flooding in Joshua Tree demonstrated, fast-moving water can be extremely dangerous in the desert. “It does not take very much moving water at all, as little

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BODY FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the body found in the desert in Joshua Tree September 6 as Glenda Latino, 46, of Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Latino was last seen August 16 when she checked herself out of Hi-Desert Medical Center; she was reported missing August 21. Latino’s body

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he refused to let her leave the residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, William Porter, 27, was fighting with a woman in the 3500 block of Porter Boulevard about 4:15 p.m. The report states the woman could be

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STORMS CAUSE A FATALITY IN JOSHUA TREE, MUD AND FLOODING

A man was killed yesterday afternoon when his SUV was swept away in a raging flash flood in Joshua Tree. According to County Fire Captain Matt Anderson, the man, identified only as being in his 66 years old, was driving his Chevy Blazer on Sunny Vista when he encountered a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Caitlin Logan checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will review their fourth quarter ending financial report summary for

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THEATRE 29 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will unveil their 2015 season in a Joshua Tree Gala event this afternoon sponsored by the three Chambers of Commerce. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at 2015 season tickets…

The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce join Theatre

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SOLAR TOWER ALMOST APPROVED: “SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT” TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have “significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources” and “substantial adverse impact” to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee

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