SPAGHETTI TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

ALTA MIRA DEVELOPER AT SPECIAL MAC MEETING TOMORROW

The developer of the Alta Mira residential project proposed for Joshua Tree will try to win over a MAC subcommittee in a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… A special meeting of the ad hoc committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council on the Alta Mira residential project

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FINAL HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the last of three special meetings tonight to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Residents are invited to

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SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area of the Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee tomorrow at noon at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The Community Advisory Committee consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth.

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TWO NEW SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS AT THE MORONGO BASIN STATION

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station welcomes two new sergeants, Sergeant Jim Thornburg has been with the county Sheriff’s department for 16 years, and was assigned to the Morongo Basin as a deputy and detective. He was promoted to sergeant seven months ago. Thornburg’s experience includes narcotics and he came here

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a

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LOCAL MARINES JOIN REACH OUT TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Small groups of Marines fanned out across the Morongo Basin on Monday to help seniors, veterans, and disabled neighbors from Twentynine Palms to Morongo Valley with yard work, small chores, and home maintenance. More Marines will be helping Morongo Basin residents on Friday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what he saw

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning Sunburst at the Sportsmans Club. The team will start at 8 AM and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been

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FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETING ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the first of three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, they

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WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT MOVES TO JOSHUA TREE, OFFERS CLASSES

The world-renowned architect, Glen Howard Small, often referred to as “The Father of Green Architecture,” has relocated to Joshua Tree. He is offering the class Architectural Patterns at Copper Mountain College that begins this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely interviewed Small. Here’s part one of a two-part story. Z107.7: Mr. Small,

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Z107.7 NEWS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN MIKE FOR “BEST NEWS BROADCAST”

Z107.7 News was named a finalist in the Radio-Television News Association’s Golden Mike Awards®, for “Best News Broadcast”. The Golden Mike Awards are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes® apart from other competitions is the “Golden Mike Standard of Excellence.” Unlike

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon after he fought with his girlfriend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, neighbors heard a woman screaming for help and things breaking from a house in the 61800 block of Verbena Road about 3:15 p.m. A Sheriff’s investigation found that Jeromy Bunyard and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will look at whether to buy state Water for recharge tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely takes a closer look… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will give direction

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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, January 22, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. Under old business, the board will receive administrative and operations reports.

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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HOSPITAL SETS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a jazz performance collaboration this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE DREAM CATCHER RANCH

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Dream Catcher Ranch in Yucca Valley… In the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley, Dream Catcher Ranch is expected to enchant tour goers on the Parade of Homes, put on by

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY TO HOST SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club will host a Super Bowl XLIX party beginning at 2:30 p.m. February 1 at Copper Mountain College’s Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen. The party, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, costs $25. Kick-off is at 3:25 p.m. Televisions will be placed throughout the dining area so everyone can

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FREE ENTRANCE INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

After you participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. march, perhaps you’ll take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Monday is a free entrance day for all national parks… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has

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