YUCCA VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning after a sharp-eyed CHP officer noticed him sitting in a car on the highway with the door open in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol was driving westbound on Highway 62 near Highland Road in Morongo

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR GALLERY 62 SET FOR JUNE 11

Gallery 62’s new exhibit, Summer Shades, opens today with work by local artists, 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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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN THREATENS BOYFRIEND WITH HAMMER

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, accused of trying to hit her boyfriend with a hammer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim and the suspect, identified as Lisa Harbison, 51, had argued earlier in the day over relationship issues. The man went to go work on the swamp

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JT HARMONY TOUR CONTINUES AT THE BEATNIK SATURDAY NIGHT

The JT Harmony tour, featuring free performances at various Joshua Tree venues, continues tomorrow evening at the Beatnik. Reporter Rebecca Havely says come hear some of the area’s best musicians… The JT harmony tour is a compilation of performances from various artists hailing from both high and low deserts. The

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HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN THE HEAT

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Cathy Bell with some safety tips… It’s no secret that it gets HOT in the desert in the summertime. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all day and all night. With

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EXTREME HEAT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND, COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

An excessive heat warning has been issued through Sunday. Hot weather is a part of summer in the Morongo Basin and heat waves are not uncommon. Take precautions to make sure you don’t suffer heat-related injuries. Long exposure to high heat can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke, or even

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KEEP PETS SAFE DURING THIS HEATWAVE

Pets are vulnerable to high temperatures, and are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Pets left outside in high heat temperatures can suffer from heat-related stress, burned paws, sunburn, and even death. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to keep your pet healthy, safe, and

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PET DOG DIES ON A JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TRAIL

A pet dog died on the Lost Palms Oasis trail in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Two men from Long Beach took the dog with them on a seven-mile desert hike. Passing hikers came to the Cottonwood Visitor Center about 12:45 p.m. and reported that the dog, a 4-

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER PART 2 OF 2: A LESSON IN LAFCO

Yesterday, our report of Wednesday night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, focused on the board’s decision to table vote on the agency’s Urban Water Management Plan in response to a well-orchestrated appeal from members of the Transition Joshua Tree water group. Today, our coverage continues with highlights of

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APPEAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPROVAL BACK IN COURT MONDAY

A new court date has been set in the protracted battle over the proposed Dollar General store in Joshua Tree. The project has been blocked for about a year since the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance successfully challenged the development pending an evaluation based on California Environmental Quality Act requirements.

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A CAUTIONARY TALE ABOUT RENTING OUT PARTY VENUES

A complaint about a Joshua Tree vacation rental being used as a special event venue for weddings has resulted in a warning to the owner by the county. In May, a listener contacted Z1077 News about homes at 59729 and 59727 Melton Trail being used and marketed as a venue

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING PART 1 OF 2: SURPRISE OBJECTIONS TO WATER PLAN

In recent weeks, Joshua Basin Water District General Manager Kurt Sauer has made impassioned pleas for public input on the agency’s draft urban water management plan. At last night’s meeting, much to everyone’s surprise, he got it. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains in this first part of a two-part story…

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SMALL FIRE IN YUCCA MESA THURSDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a small fire early this morning. About 5:40 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small structure fire near Aberdeen and Balsa Avenues. The fire was in a room filled with gaming equipment that was attached to one of the two

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JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS “SHREK, THE MUSICAL”

Joshua Tree Elementary school will perform “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” Reporter Rebecva Havely has all the details… The students at Joshua Tree Elementary school will present, for one night only, “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” on Friday June 3. This family-friendly show is for all ages. The musical comedy follows the

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATRE 29

The hysterically funny musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” finishes up its run at Theatre 29 with two final performances this weekend. “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” is set in a little bar called “The Bunyan” in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota. Clara, played by Kylie Robinson, is 8 1/2 months

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SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ARMED ROBBERIES

Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two Marines in connection with three armed robberies in Twentynine Palms since Sunday. On Sunday about 9:30 p.m., the Motel 6 was robbed by one suspect wearing a mask over his face, who displayed a handgun, demanded money, and then fled on foot to a car

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARS FROM LAFCO, CONSIDERS WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board has a full plate for their meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they will hear from LAFCO, look at a draft water management plan, and consider budgets… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, attendees will hear from the Executive Director of

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TWO ARRESTS AFTER TWO INCIDENTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Twentynine Palms men accused of felony spouse abuse were arrested in separate incidents Monday. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called about 12:20 a.m. early Monday morning for a report of a loud argument in the 6400 block of Desert Queen Avenue. Kiara Williams, 22, told deputies that her

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DEATH VALLEY JIM RELEASES 7TH BOOK ON SECRETS IN OUR MOJAVE DESERT

Adventurer, author, blogger, and radio host Jim Mattern, better known as “Death Valley Jim” has released another of his popular books on the secret places you can discover in our own back yard. Reporter David Haldane say Death Valley Jim is unapologetic to some critics… It started as a rumor

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CONTACT IN THE DESERT UFO CONVENTION STARTS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Thousands of UFO enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to congregate this weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for Contact in the Desert. The fourth annual UFO convention kicks off Friday and runs through Monday, June 6. The convention will feature guest speakers including Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, star

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