JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday, accused of driving under the influence of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy observed Kevin Cruz, 42, driving fast through a residential neighborhood in North Joshua Tree about 11:45 p.m. The deputy located Cruz near Petunia and El Reposo Avenue. The

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out again tomorrow morning as part of their regular schedule of the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday. At 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, they will be tackling the northeast corner of La Contenta Rd and Highway 62. There is a lot of tidying

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26 LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITICAL POP-UP IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

While attendance from the general public was light, the local candidates present thought the political pop-up Saturday was a good idea. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Twenty-six candidates for local offices showed up at the non-partisan political pop-up event held Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club

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COUNTY VITAL SIGNS FORUM SET IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

A Community Vital Signs forum, with Supervisor James Ramos in attendance, will be held in Joshua Tree tomorrow, Tuesday October 28. Community Vital Signs is an ongoing County program whose goal is to establish a health improvement framework, using community input about desired health services. The Third District Community Forum

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24 LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE AT POLITICAL POP-UP TOMORROW

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; 24 local candidates have now confirmed they will be in attendance. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk with the candidates prior to the

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM SET FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Community Vital Signs is an effort aimed at a comprehensive county health care that been going on for over three years. Reporter Dan Stork says a forum to gather community input is coming to Joshua Tree… A Community Vital Signs forum, with Supervisor James Ramos in attendance, will be held

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ART EXHIBITION AT BOXOHOUSE THIS WEEKEND

An artist who created artwork as she traveled around the United States on her way to an artist’s residency in Joshua Tree, will hold an exhibition of her completed art this weekend. BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree will feature Heather L. Johnson’s show, “In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful: A

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22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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JOSHUA TREE HALLOWEEN HAUNT THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, October 25, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Halloween Haunt Festival from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening filled with frightful fun. There will be activity booths such as, win a fish, painting, ring toss, cake walk, photo booth, and more.

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SUBSTANTIAL FEE HIKES PROPOSED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Less than a month after a new superintendent took over at Joshua Tree National Park, the Park proposes to substantially increase its user fees, in some cases more than doubling them. The proposed fees for a 7-day pass for vehicles would increase from $15 to $25; hikers and bicyclers would

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NEW JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL COURT RULING TIGHTENS LANGUAGE

Yesterday, the group that is leading the charge against a proposed Dollar General retail store in Joshua Tree announced a legal victory on its web site. Reporter Dan Stork examined the legal document provided by the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, and says that it dots some i’s and crosses

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Z107.7 LOCAL CANDIDATES POP-UP GETTING CONFIRMATIONS

Come meet the candidates for the Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to 11

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are recognition of employee of the quarter, followed by administrative reports. Under new business, the board will discuss

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MARKETING DIRECTOR RESIGNS

The director of Marketing and Business Development at Hi-Desert Medical Center has resigned. Joe Ruddon announced in his resignation letter Tuesday that he plans to assume the position of director of marketing and public relations at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Ruddon had been employed by Hi-Desert Medical Center for nearly

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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SOLAR ENERGY TOPS TONIGHT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Solar energy is on the agenda again for the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork gives the rundown on plans for tonight’s meeting… The final item at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on October 21 is the solar energy project. The Board will discuss the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, accused of beating his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Douglas Shisler, 47, of the 6100 block of Parkway Boulevard, was arguing about 11:25 when the woman said he punched her. After an investigation, the deputy determined that Shisler struck the

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FREE SEMINAR ON AUB AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER THURSDAY

A free seminar Thursday will focus on a common and potentially dangerous condition for women. Reporter Cassie Zimarik explains… Hi-Desert Medical Center has joined with the top 50 hospitals in the country, offering minimally invasive gynecology. Attend the seminar, “Change the Cycle: Options in Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding,” led

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WILL BE OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Now that the weather has cooled off the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be meeting this Wednesday at 8 a.m. They hope to see you on the south side of Highway 62 and Sunnyhill Rd.