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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SUICIDE SURVIVORS GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located at 61675 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of the community.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, August

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NO DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

JOSHUA TREE PARK AND RECREATION OFFERING TRIPS

Joshua Tree Recreation will be taking some fun and informative bus trips. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get on those busses… The Joshua Tree Park and Recreation will be taking a trip to the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater on Saturday, August 16. The performance for that day will

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both closed and regular session tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… Copper Mountain College will have their regular meeting on Thursday, August 14, starting with a closed session at 1 p.m. During this session, the Board of Trustees will evaluate themselves

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HOSPITAL BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Hospital Board met last night, starting with a closed session. The open meeting recognized the hospital’s tobacco free committee, and Breanna Ingels and Bobbie Bachman named as nursing scholarship winners. After a long consent agenda the board evaluated goals for CEO Robert Tyk and approved the remodeling of their

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