APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RESEARCH GRANTS

Applications are being accepted for Joshua Tree national Park research Grants. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… Graduate students interested in doing research on some aspect of the natural or cultural resources of Joshua Tree National Park are invited to apply for the Robert Lee Graduate Student

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO ANALYZE ENERGY CONSERVATION TOMORROW

The effort by San Bernardino County to deal with renewable energy projects in its General Plan is a work-in-progress, with public input meetings planned for months to come. But the product of another long-running effort in this area—the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)—is expected to be released this week.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s last clean up was at the Joshua Tree Post Office August 13. There were thirteen participants that included: Howard Snowden, Cheryl Wolfe, Mark Barnes, Roger Weingaertner, Michele Given, Frieda Burdette, Ken Schaefer, Brian Scott, Den Winberry, Sylvia White, Janet Tucker, Loretta Simonet, and John Stannard.

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A FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree home under renovation sustained serious damage during a fire Friday night. According to County Engineer Jeff Allen, numerous 9-1-1 calls were received about 9:30 p.m. that a home in the 61000 block of Ala Vista Drive was on fire, with flames coming from the roof.

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OFF-ROADER BREAKS LEG IN SATURDAY CRASH

A man broke his leg during an off-road crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. About 7:30 p.m. Joshua Tree fire fighters were called to the Sunfair Dry Lake bed after receiving a call that a man had wrecked his quad and flown over the handlebars. The unidentified man sustained a

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JOSHUA BASIN ADOPTS WATER CONSERVATION ENFORCEMENT ORDINANCE

Water conservation efforts in Joshua Tree just got some teeth. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Joshua Basin Water District just made strict state standards an enforceable local ordinance… The Joshua Basin Water District met Wednesday, August 20th to discuss the new water conservation ordinance presented by the state. The ordinance

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DRUM CIRCLE TONIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. tonight on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free, although donations of $5 for individuals or $10 per family are requested.

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DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING IS MONDAY

As the new senior housing complex rises above Yucca Valley’s Town Hall, the deadline to apply to move into is fast approaching. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the deadline is this Monday…

Applications are now being taken for Dumosa Senior Village, the low-income senior apartments currently under construction in Yucca

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR MONDAY

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Monday, August 25. The directors will hold a strategic planning meeting and adopt the 2014-15 budget. The special meeting will be held from 9 to 4 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center

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2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND IN SIX ILLEGAL GROWS IN JOSHUA TREE AND LANDERS

Narcotics officers and Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and arrested eleven people Wednesday during raids on six illegal marijuana grows in Joshua Tree and Landers. Detectives served search warrants on the illegal grows after watching the locations for several weeks. The plants were found in fenced-in areas

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO CONSIDER CONSERVATION ORDINANCE TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District may start enforcing water conservation soon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will hold a public hearing tonight… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 20, starting at 7:00 p.m. First on the agenda, the Board will have a public

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS FOR TRAINING

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, who will lose two members this November, is calling a Board training session. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what they are learning… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. The only item on the agenda

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LAST MINUTE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION POSITION FILLED

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its last meeting before the start of the school year on August 19. Reporter Dan Stork says the action agenda features the filling of a high-level administrative slot… Following a 6:30 p.m. closed meeting to consider personnel and pupil issues, the

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HARRISON HOUSE TO HOST SINGER VICTORIA WILLIAMS SATURDAY

Victoria Williams, a songwriter and singer who has performed with national acts, will give a solo concert at Harrison House in Joshua Tree Saturday, August 23. Williams, a musician, singer, and songwriter who is noted for her distinctive high vibrato voice, evokes flavors of country, folk, rock, gospel and jazz.

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A blood drive will be held tomorrow at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Reporter Cara Conway urges you to give the gift of life… Desert Blood Services is hosting a blood drive Wednesday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Medical Center, 6601 White Feather

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MORONGO BASIN ITEMS IN TOMORROW’S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA

The County Board of Supervisors meeting agenda shows consent items of Morongo Basin interest related to conservation, and a local conservationist, and to a road maintenance district. Reporter Dan Stork explains… The seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council that has been vacant since early June, will be filled

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE AUGUST SCHEDULE

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

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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A 248-UNIT JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS MOVING CLOSER

In November, 2013, we told the Z107.7 community of renewed planning for a 248-unit residential project in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says an initial environmental report has been issued for the Alta Mira housing development… The San Bernardino County Land Use Department has released the Initial Study Environmental Checklist

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tomorrow, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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