TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE 24TH ANNUAL SPELL-A-THON

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 24th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 14 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TRIP TO JOSHUA TREE RAILROAD MUSEUM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is planning a trip to one of our area’s hidden treasures. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says join them for a field trip… If you are interested in seeing a little known part of Joshua Tree, then the Morongo Basin Historical Society field trip to Joshua Tree

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in regular session tonight, Reporter Diana Jones checks the hospital Board’s Agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will meet in regular session tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will hear administrative reports; be asked to approve medical staff policies;

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean team pickup will be held on tomorrow morning at the Joshua Tree Post Office. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. There will be trash bags,

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CHICKEN TACOS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving chicken and beef tacos during Taco Wednesday tomorrow, February 11, from 11 to 1.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. the Helen Gray Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The Compassionate

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY RECEPTION SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold its opening reception for its new show on Saturday, February 14, during the Saturday Night Art Crawl from 6 to 8 p.m. More than a dozen artists will be on display during the new show, which runs through March 7. The gallery is

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY TONIGHT, SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TO HEAR FROM DESERT HOSPITAL

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Thursday, February 5, starting at 6 p.m. On the agenda, the directors will hear a presentation from the chief executive officer of Desert HealthCare District. The board will then go into closed session to discuss trade secrets. The

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT BUYING A SQUARE MILE OF LEGALLY ENTANGLED PROPERTY

After a routine meeting tonight, in which the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hear presentations on the board’s role and function, review its will-serve policy and standing and ad-hoc committees, the board will go into closed session to negotiate terms and conditions to buy property owned by

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JOSHUA TREE SEARCH AND RESCUE SEEKS MEMBERS

Joshua Tree Search and Rescue has been the salvation of many a lost hiker or injured climber in the National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says there are slots open on the team… Joshua Tree Search and Rescue is recruiting new volunteer members. No prior training or experience is required. Joshua

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BLUEGRASS JAM IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Bluegrass jam will be held tonight at the JT Trading Post, 6 pm. Hope to see you there!

HUMANE SOCIETY PUTS OUT A CALL FOR VENDORS

The Humane Society is taking applications from vendors for their upcoming “Woof-Walk” fund-raiser event. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get involved… The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their fourth annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. This fun

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ITEMS

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board consists totally of pro-forma items. Reporter Dan Stork lists the administrative and financial items that will be presented… At the beginning of the 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Mark

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN A LA QUINTA MURDER

A Joshua Tree man was killed Friday in a La Quinta shooting; a 17-year-old has been arrested for investigation of his murder. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, January 30, at 6:38 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call

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ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS AND JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TALK PAST EACH OTHER AGAIN

Back in November, the developers of the 248-unit Alta Mira residential project in Joshua Tree met with a small group of local residents to discuss the project, and encountered resistance and skepticism. This past Friday, the discussion was continued, with a larger group of residents on hand. Reporter Dan Stork

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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 the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR COMMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE HIGHWAY WORK

There’s only a few days left to register your opinion of a planned Caltrans project on the highway in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork tells you how to submit your comments… Caltrans is seeking public comment on planned improvements to Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. The plan calls for the

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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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