THEATRE 29 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT GALA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Theatre 29 will unveil their 2015 season in a Joshua Tree Gala event this afternoon sponsored by the three Chambers of Commerce. Reporter Taylor Thacker says those in attendance get the first crack at 2015 season tickets…

The Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms Chambers of Commerce join Theatre

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SOLAR TOWER ALMOST APPROVED: “SUBSTANTIAL ADVERSE IMPACT” TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Despite warnings from government agencies that a 75-story solar tower in the desert southeast of Joshua Tree National Park would have “significant unmitigated impacts to biological, cultural, and visual resources” and “substantial adverse impact” to the viewsheds of Joshua Tree National Park, a preliminary decision last Friday by a committee

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JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD FO FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of beating a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called 911 about 2 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as John Crossen, 35, had a screaming woman in a headlock in the 63100 block of Shifting

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TWO ARRESTED FOR BREAKING INTO A JOSHUA TREE HOME

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning after they broke into a home in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called 911 about 1:15 a.m. to report that someone had broken into a home in the 61700 block of Oleander Drive. He said he saw lights on

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CHP OFFERS FREE TEEN DRIVER CLASS THIS SATURDAY

The Local California Highway Patrol station is offering free Teen Driver classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for this Saturday’s class…

The California Highway Patrol will be offering a free teen driver class on Saturday, September 20, starting at 10 a.m. The goal of this course

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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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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES

Want to quit smoking? You should. Been trying to quit smoking, but need some help? The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering free smoking cessation classes starting Thursday. Z107-7 assignment reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to sign up… Hi-Desert Medical Center will offer a six-week smoking cessation program facilitated by

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VETERANS COUNSELOR AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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GEM AND MINERAL SHOW COMING TO JOSHUA TREE OCTOBER 1

The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft show is coming to the Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree. The show runs from Wednesday, October 1, through Sunday, October 5, with doors opening at 9 a.m. daily. More than 60 vendors will offer rough and polished gems, jewelry, beads, gifts, minerals, geodes,

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CHP START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

New drivers are urged to take part in the California Highway Patrol’s “Start Smart” classes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says one will be held tomorrow… The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of September 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, September

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL

Big doings in Joshua Tree tonight. Reporter Diana Jones says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Crawl

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NATIONAL PARK OFFERS FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Now that the heat of the summer is waning, more people are enjoying the national park in our back yard. Reporter Cara Conway says the Desert Institute offers several family-friendly classes in Joshua Tree National Park…

Learn the ins and outs of the Joshua Tree National Park from the Desert

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CHAMBERS TO SPONSOR PRESENTATION ON TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

A Tourism Business Improvement District is a special district established to secure funding for marketing to increase tourism. Scott White of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau will give a presentation Wednesday, September 17, on tourism improvement districts, followed by a question and answer session on how the

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SECOND SATURDAY ART CRAWL, RECEPTIONS IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Big doings in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Second Saturday Art Crawl will feature a series of opening Art Receptions…

The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold the opening reception for its first group art show of the season during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art

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JOSHUA TREE PRE-SCHOOL LITERACY LOUNGE OPEN SATURDAYS

The Joshua Tree Preschool Literacy Lounge has extended its hours and is now open on Saturdays. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., families with children age 5 and younger now have another opportunity to take advantage of the free literacy lounge program. The program is utilized to provide literacy learning

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of September 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, September

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NO FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER AT 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.

MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

A reminder to the local Morongo Basin Art Community that this Monday is the deadline for submissions to the Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details…

September 15 is the last day to submit an entry application for the Second Annual Joshua Tree National Park

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANSWERS CONCERNS FROM THE ACCREDITING COMMISSION

In July, Copper Mountain College received a letter from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges letting the college know that the college was subject to enhanced monitoring due to several changes in the college’s annual financial report. Interim Superintendent/President Jeff Cummings put the letter on the Board of

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