A CARJACKING IN JOSHUA TREE, WITH THE VICTIM STILL IN IT

An argument between a Twentynine Palms man and his girlfriend over a car resulted in an arrest for carjacking Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the woman told deputies that Darrious McCoy, 24, was arguing with her over her car and threatened her with a knife in the 61600

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CMC FALSE ALARM RESULTS IN ARREST FOR STOLEN QUAD

Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Copper Mountain College Saturday afternoon found a Joshua Tree man with a stolen off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies determined the burglar alarm was a false alarm, but while investigating, they found an RV with a stolen 1986 Suzuki quad.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTOR IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

The California Highway Patrol says a man checking himself out in his rear-view mirror for shaving cuts is responsible for causing a two-vehicle crash that sent two women to the hospital Friday morning. According to the CHP, Katrin Mayer, 40, of Berlin, Germany, was driving a 2007 Toyota eastbound on

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS ESCORTING SANTA CLAUS TONIGHT

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters have been giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods, Tonight, Monday, December 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa Claus will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods on paved roads south of Alta Loma and west of Outpost. Neighborhood children

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VETERANS SERVICES 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 tomorrow and every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, in Joshua Tree, in the Office of Student

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BIRD-WATCHERS WANTED FOR JOSHUA TREE BIRD COUNT THIS SUNDAY

The annual Christmas Bird Count is set for this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker says volunteers are being sought… Birdwatchers are needed to help with the Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. On Sunday, December 28, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., people interested in bird-watching should meet at the

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DOUBLE TREAT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a weekend double treat with a complete turkey dinner Friday, December 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, green beans and a roll. Sunday’s breakfast, served from 8 to 11, is pancakes, two eggs, sausage

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Joshua Tree Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods THIS Saturday (Dec 20), Sunday (Dec 21), and Monday (Dec 22) from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. On Saturday, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVING WEST

Mojave Desert Land Trust is moving its offices to a new location: two miles west of downtown Joshua Tree into the building formerly occupied by Hanna’s Nursery Gardens. Executive director Danielle Segura said the move is an opportunity for the land trust to be directly across from its Section 33

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week… Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of

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NEW JOSHUA TREE SIDEWALK RIBBON CUTTING TOMORROW

A new sidewalk has been constructed in Joshua Tree, from the center of downtown to the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors’ Center. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 18, at the Visitors’ Center entrance, south of Highway

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER WANTS TO REPLACE THE RASCALS

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight, on the agenda, “replacing rascals.” Reporter Caitlin Logan explains… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting takes place at 61750 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree. During the meeting, the

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BURGLARY SUSPECT HIT BY NEIGHBOR WITH BASEBALL BAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary in Joshua Tree Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle heard glass breaking about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor went next door, deliberately making a lot of noise in an attempt to keep

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HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. After an opportunity for public comments, the board is expected to approve an application for a CalTrans grant for

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SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZES, GETS FINANCIAL REPORTS TONIGHT

Financial reports and reorganization head the list for the MUSD Board of Education meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of business… The December 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early 5 p.m. start, with the annual reorganization and a

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BLOOD DRIVE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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REACH OUT NEEDS JOSHUA TREE HOME FOR PARADE OF HOMES

Reach-Out Morongo Basin is completing their planning for the upcoming “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely says they are looking for one more home… Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 11th annual parade of homes will be held February 15, 2015. This year, homes will be featured in the Pioneertown

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LOW-COST PET SPAY, NEUTER, MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December 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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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. Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30 p.m.

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AN ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted armed robbery at a Joshua Tree fast-food restaurant early Wednesday morning. At 5:18, a man, identified only as a Hispanic adult male armed with a gun, came into Santana’s Restaurant and tried to kick in the kitchen door. When the employee heard the

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