ANIMAL ACTION LEAGIE OFFERING LO-COST SPAY NUETER LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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PARENTS INVITED TO LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School would like to invite all parents to visit the school for our monthly Parent Visitation Day on Wednesday, October 2. Parents may come for all day or part of the day. Parents may also stay for lunch. The school hours are 7:08 -1:50. Seventh grade lunch

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT LOCAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Many local federal employees would feel the pinch if the federal government shuts down tomorrow. If the U.S. government has to shut down tomorrow, about half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers will be furloughed until an appropriations bill is passed. Civilians who are furloughed would be paid retroactively

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38TH ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW OPENS WEDNESDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Make plans to bring the whole family to this week’s Joshua Tree Gem and Mineral Show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the 38th annual show opens this Wednesday… Dazzling gems and geodes are sparkling in the desert sun. The 38th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft Show will be at the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

A Yucca Valley man who was wanted for shooting at another man last month was arrested Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, on August 26, Joseph Huffman, 44, got in an argument over money with another man in the 5200 block of Elata Road in Yucca Valley. Porter said

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CMC FOUNDATION DINNER

Tickets are still available for Copper Mountain College Foundation’s Annual Fall Dinner on the evening of Saturday, October 5, in the Community Room of the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Chief Glenna Wallace will be the keynote speaker following the evening’s theme of Celebrating Milestones. Chief Wallace, a 38-year

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PERSIAN MUSICIANS TO PLAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique opportunity to hear world-class musicians in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make reservations soon for the Harrison House concert…

A gathering of highly accomplished Persian musicians will give two performances in Joshua Tree. Harrison House artists-in-residence Fared Shafinury, on vocals and setar, Saba Alizadeh on kamanche,

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PET VACCINATION CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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CLIMBERS COFFEE STARTS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Joshua Tree National Park is a destination for rock climbers from all over the world. As the seasons change, the Park is restarting a popular weekly climbers’ get-together. Park Ranger Pam Tripp invites the sports lovers to “climbers’ coffee”, starting in October…

Every winter, rock climbers converge on Joshua

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AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT

Tuesday October 1 is the start date for open enrollment under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Both the Federal government and the state of California have web sites with lots of step-by-step information to help individuals and businesses through the process. Coverage can begin on January 1, just three months away.

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Sunday morning all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

ROAD CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road crews are still working to clear and repair roads in Joshua Tree National Park that were damaged in flash floods earlier this month.

National Park Road Sweeper

I was bicycling through the park mid-day Thursday, and saw a road sweeper at work brushing sand off the roadway, as

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER BEATING HIMSELF UP

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he started screaming and beating himself up in the restroom at a Twentynine Palms drug store. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30, employees at the Rite Aid store in Twentynine Palms called police to report a man, later identified as

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THE LATEST ON ROAD CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road crews are still working to clear and repair roads in Joshua Tree National Park that were damaged in flash floods earlier this month. The park road is still closed from the north entrance to the Park at the Oasis of Mara to the turn-off to Cottonwood. In addition, the

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PERSIAN MUSICIANS TO PLAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique opportunity to hear world-class musicians in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make reservations soon for the Harrison House concert…

A gathering of highly accomplished Persian musicians will give two performances in Joshua Tree. Harrison House artists-in-residence Fared Shafinury, on vocals and setar, Saba Alizadeh on kamanche,

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR YART PARTY AT HWY. 62 ART TOURS

What’s a YART? It’s a word made up for the Highway 62 Art Tour, meaning Art + Yard Sale. Dan Stork has more about it, including a call for participants…

The Hwy 62 Art Tours YART Party 2013 is seeking arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, musicians, and entertainers to

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SERVICES SET FOR BRONSON O’DELL “POP” WRIGHT

Bronson O’Dell “Pop” Wright, a resident of Joshua Tree and Pioneertown since the 1970s, died September 19. He was 81 years old. “Pop” Wright is survived by his wife, Vicki Wright, of Pioneertown; his daughters, Linda Theriault of Joshua Tree, Leila Huber of Twentynine Palms, Tanya Wilson and Michele Wilson,

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new business, the Board will be asked to

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ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN HWY 62 ART TOURS TO MEET TONIGHT

An orientation meeting for artists participating in October’s Highway 62 Art Tours will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall. Artists will pick up receipt books, sign in sheets, promotional materials to hand out, and hear tips for a successful

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TWO LOCAL ITEMS ON COUNTY SUPERVISORS AGENDA TODAY

Two items of very localized interest are on the consent agenda for the County Board of Supervisors meeting for today: The Copper Mountain Community Association will be granted a bingo license, and a little stretch of Conejo Avenue in Joshua Tree (about which we reported earlier this year) will be

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