FREE CONCERT IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Musicians hailing from both high and low deserts are gathering in Joshua Tree Sunday for free concerts. The next free concert will be at Art Trap. The acoustic show is from 4 to 7 p.m. and features Grant Earl, Lavalley, Lucky Bones, and Liesl. Art Trap is located at 61961

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ISSUED FOR SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from 10 a.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms. Heat-related

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COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT OUR MORONGO BASIN

There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the community center is open noon to 5 Monday through Thursday; town offices are open Monday through Thursday 8 to 5. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In Twentynine Palms,

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FREE SUMMER MEALS AVAILABLE FOR AREA CHILDREN

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer…

The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program, in conjunction with

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COUNTY APPROVES MEALS ON WHEELS FOR YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE

During its regular meeting Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a $9 million contract extension with Family Service Association to provide elderly nutrition program services in the Morongo Basin. FSA will continue to provide in-home meals to seniors in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms and

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez 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.

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CAR HITS GRAVEL TRUCK AND ROLLS ON THE YUCCA GRADE

A man escaped serious injury Thursday after his car rolled multiple times following a crash with a gravel truck. About 3:30 p.m., the unidentified driver in a four-door sedan collided with a gravel truck towing another trailer traveling eastbound on the Yucca Grade just below the top of the hill.

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FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be free hazardous waste disposal in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson tells you when and where… What do you do with those old batteries, used motor oil, leftover paint, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners and pesticides? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY FREE ASTRONOMY NIGHT TONIGHT

The Andromeda Society invites the public to a free astronomy night from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. Take a “walk on the moon” through the club’s Telescopes, or bring your own for a ’scope clinic. Coffee, some refreshments provided.

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HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TOMORROW

Harrison House will host a concert Saturday, June 18, for its composer-in-residence. Luciano Chessa is a composer, conductor, performance artist, and musician. He will perform a set of musical compositions written for a traditional single-stringed Vietnamese instrument, the dan bau. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY

BoxoHouse will host an artist’s open house this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more about the artist and the art… Works in progress of BoxoHouse artist-in-residence China Adams are the focus of an open house this Sunday, June 19th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Joshua Tree. Adams’

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DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $7; three pieces are $8. And they will have a special Father’s Day breakfast Sunday, with all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with the regular menu, from

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY THIS WEEKEND

Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church will hold a two-day event this weekend celebrating Father’s Day. Saturday, June 18, the church will hold a free Father’s Day breakfast, with door prizes and live entertainment, starting at 8:30. Sunday worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. and will feature music by the One80

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JUNIOR TENNIS AND LEARNING PROGRAM STARTS TUESDAY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will hold a six-week junior tennis course in Yucca Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to enroll… The National Junior Tennis and Learning course starts June 21, at Jacobs Park, in Yucca Valley. Novice or intermediate boys and girls, ages 8 to17 may enroll.

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, June 20. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, June 20. On the agenda, the council—which represents residents in Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley—will present a slide show of existing and potential industrial solar fields on private lands. Officials from the Sheriff’s Department, county fire, and

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EARTHQUAKE CENTERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Morongo Basin at 10:02 this morning. The quake was centered in the Sky Harbor area of town, just inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park near Black Rock Canyon campground. Z107.7 has not received any reports of damage or injuries.

A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP MOVE RV STUCK AT BLACK ROCK CANYON CAMPGROUND

Yucca Valley firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty to help a family whose recreational vehicle got wedged next to a Joshua Tree in Black Rock Canyon campground in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday night. According to County Probationary Firefighter Justin Hashimoto, the family from Northern California had

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AFTER PUBLIC INPUT

The Joshua Basin Water District approved their water management plan last night, after listening to some public input. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board continued from the June 1 meeting a public hearing on the Urban Water Management

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