CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Third Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art show will open in November this year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the call for art is out…

Submissions are now being accepted for the third annual juried Joshua Tree National Park art show. The art exhibition will be held at the

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JOSHUA TREE’S SECTION 6 ON WAY TO BEING A COMMUNITY PARK

Over 50 years ago, Section 6 in Joshua Tree was set aside for a community park. Reporter Dan Stork says that some concrete developments are bringing that goal into sight…

The awarding of a grant for the Desert View Conservation Area Park, planned for Section 6 in Joshua Tree, was

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

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

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 12

The California Retired Teachers Association will hold its June meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 12. Members will meet at the home of Martha Snider, at the corner of Wesley and La Brisa, in Joshua Tree, and it will be a pot luck at which scholarship recipients will be

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GOATS KILLED IN JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Several goats were killed in a fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, neighbors in the 64000 block of Moonlight Mesa Road smelled smoke about 3:45 p.m. and discovered a travel trailer and surrounding buildings were on fire and called 911. No one was

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 6:00 tonight (June 3) to discuss trade secrets with the Camden Group Healthcare Management and Consulting firm. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Education Center boardroom.

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“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” ON THE JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY STAGE TOMORROW

Be our guest. Joshua Tree Elementary School proudly presents Beauty and the Beast, Jr., this Thursday, June 4. The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with the performance at 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will focus on standby charges and water conservation…

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Issues related to water conservation will dominate the agenda following a public

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LOCAL BUSINESSES HIT WITH DISABLED ACCESS SUITS

The American Disability Act was created to guarantee access to places of business for people with disabilities. It has given rise to a group of lawsuit-creators who claim to fighting a good fight against scofflaw businesses. A lot of small businesses, including many in the Morongo Basin, don’t see it

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree firefighters were woken up Monday night to put out a small vegetation fire near the highway in Joshua Tree. About 11:45 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about the blaze, which was visible from the highway near Sunset Avenue. Firefighters found dead Joshua trees and other debris burning in

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WEST MOJAVE ROUTE DEADLINE APPROACHES

June 4 is the deadline for public comment on the “West Mojave Route Network Project Draft California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the California Desert District,” or WEMO Route Project, for short. Reporter Dan Stork tells what the project is about, and how some

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FEATURES 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

This Thursday’s Basin Wide Foundation breakfast meeting will feature the 29 Palms Art Galley. The breakfast meeting—sponsored by Copper Mountain College—will be Thursday, June 4, at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. The meeting starts at 7:00 a.m. For

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HEAT IS GOING UP, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS

The weather is heating up as summer approaches; temperatures are expected to be in the 100s this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this urgent reminder about leaving dogs in a hot car…

On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature

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COUNTY SUPERVISORIAL CANDIDATE TO BE REVEALED TODAY

In a stunning, live announcement on this morning’s Z107.7 Up Close Show long-time community activist and civic leader Donna Munoz told host Gary Daigneault she aims to win the County Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District seat currently held by James Ramos in the November 2016 election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER THIS EVENING

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce will hold an open house and mixer for new and current members on Friday, May 29. There will be door prizes and raffles, refreshments, and opportunities to network. Music will be provided by Bonnie and Slyde. The reception will be held from 5 to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STARTS SUMMER HOURS MONDAY

Copper Mountain College will begin its summer hours as of June 1. The college will be open to the public 8 to 5 Monday through Thursday and will be closed on Fridays. The Bell Center’s gym will be open 7 to 7 Monday through Thursday.

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MYSTERY MEAL TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up something special for dinner tonight-a mystery meal with salad and garlic bread, from 4:00 to 6:00. There is no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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MBTA BOARD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. today, May 28, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. After administrative and operations reports, the board will appoint an interim general manager. The board will then go into closed session to discuss

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TORTOISE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS OFFERED

In an effort to keep our desert tortoise population safer, aversion training for dogs will be offered by the Mojave Desert land Trust. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has details…

Most desert-dwelling dog owners have likely had their animals trained to avoid rattlesnakes. Tortoise aversion training is very similar to rattlesnake aversion

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TRIBUTE TO TIM KELLY IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The passing of Joshua Tree violinist Tim Kelly in a bicycle-versus-car crash last Sunday night has brought out tributes. A parade with marching band will be held Saturday morning, along with a tribute, at the Joshua Tree farmers’ market. Community members may express condolences and share memories in a book

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