FOUR ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED IN JOSHUA TREE

Four Joshua Tree residents were arrested Wednesday night after deputies responded to a call for shots fired in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 62500 block of La Crescenta Drive called 911 just after 9:30 p.m. to report shots heard and people yelling. Deputies determined

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN MEDICAL AID-IN-DYING LAW

On Thursday, June 9, California became the fifth state, after Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Vermont to legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill, mentally competent adults. But if you’re a patient at Hi-Desert Medical Center, managing editor Tami Roleff says you’ll need to look elsewhere for a doctor to help you…

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MORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SOLAR PANELS ARE STOLEN

Just a day after solar panels were reported stolen at Morongo Valley Elementary School, Morongo Unified School District officials reported that solar panels had also been stolen from the old Joshua Tree Elementary School in the 6000 block of Sunburst Avenue. According to the Sheriff’s report, the deputy was following

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ONE ARREST FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday after his wife said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Harper, 30, was arguing with his wife in the 4500 block of Avenida del Sol about 4 p.m. because she had not washed the dishes. His wife told deputies that

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

The residents of Wonder Valley will hold a meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where and why… The monthly Wonder Valley community meeting takes place tomorrow, June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. The Copper Mountain College Fire Technology program

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YUCCA VALLEY BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, June 11, from 10 to 3:30, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Donors will receive a VIP voucher to the Music Saves Lives tour. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. To make

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JTAG OPENING RECEPTION TOMORROW

As part of the Second Saturday Art Crawl in Joshua Tree tomorrow, three local galleries are holding receptions. Reporter Edica Gonzales starts us off with the latest exhibit from JTAG, the Joshua Tree Art Gallery… The Joshua Tree Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday for its newest exhibit

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JOSHUA TREE RECEPTION FOR NEW EXHIBIT AT GALLERY 62 TOMORROW

Gallery 62’s new exhibit, Summer Shades, includes work by local artists, and runs through June 26. Featured in the Signature Gallery are two- and three-dimensional works by Snake Jagger, who calls his artistic style whimsical surrealism. Featured artists include Janis Commentz, Nancy Miehle, James Thompson, Kathi Klopfenstein, and Elisabeth Pollnow.

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BOXOHOUSE OPENING ART RECEPTION SATURDAY

And yet another art exhibition reception tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a BoxoHouse reception will be at the Art Queen Annex… BoxoHouse’s newest exhibition, “Active Resistance,” featuring art by China Adams and John Luckett, is a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, that started the Gay Rights movement. Adams

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss future meet-and-greets for candidates endorsed by the Morongo Basin Democratic Club. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at

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JT HARMONY TOURS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND

The JT Harmony Tour, a series of laid-back free concerts in Joshua Tree venues with notable local musicians, continues this weekend. The concerts start at 3 and run until about 10 at the JT Coffee Company tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the series will move to Taylor Junction tomorrow… Musicians

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club is hosting a plus-level line and square dance Saturday, June 11, featuring callers Bill (Tex) Gipson and Bob Paull. The theme is “Prom.” Round dancing will be held 7 to 7:30 and between tips; square dancing is 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Yucca

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STREET MARKET AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH TOMORROW

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is ready for their second Saturday of the month street market Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come shop for a variety of arts, crafts, eats, and clutter. There’s always something new and exciting.

FELON FOUND WITH WEAPONS, POLICE BADGE AND EQUIPMENT

A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday night, after he was found with weapons and law enforcement equipment. About 9 p.m., deputies received a tip that John Channell, 37, of Twentynine Palms, was in a room at America’s Best Motel, in the 71800 block of 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.

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CALIFORNIA NEW TOBACCO LAWS GO INTO EFFECT TODAY

Starting today, a new law goes into effect concerning the buying of all tobacco products, including vaping. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Starting today, you have to be 21 to purchase tobacco products in California. “Anyone who wants to purchase any product that’s tobacco related cannot purchase

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SOLAR PANELS STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Last fall, the Morongo Unified School board approved a contract with NextEra Energy Resources to install solar panels at 15 elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. The solar panels are projected to provide 80 percent of the energy needs for the school district and save the school district

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JOSHUA TREE HARMONY TOUR CONTINUES TOMORROW

The JT Harmony Tour continues in Joshua Tree tomorrow at the J.T. Coffee Company. Reporter Rebecca Havely says the laid-back series featuring free performances by noted local musicians starts at 3:00… Free live concerts continue on the JT Harmony tour. Local musicians from the high and low desert perform at

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FLAG RETIREMENT SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

In honor of Flag Day, a flag retirement ceremony will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Joshua Tree Memorial Park. Torn or tattered American or POW flags may be dropped off at the cemetery or the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 6402 Veterans Way, in Joshua Tree. Flags may

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FREE THURSDAY MOVIES IN LUCKIE PARK KICKS OFF TONIGHT

A Twentynine Palms summer family favorite, the free summer movies in Luckie Park kicks off tonight. Reporter David Knutson says grab the kids, lawn chairs and blankets, and come enjoy “Inside Out”…. As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the first movie being shown

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TWO BURGLARIES REPORTED IN JOSHUA TREE

Two residents on Mount Shasta Avenue in Joshua Tree reported burglaries to the Sheriff’s Department Tuesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s reports, a resident in the 6700 block of Mount Shasta noticed about noon Tuesday that her wallet and cash were missing from her unlocked vehicle, which was parked in front

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