MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES TO SUPPORT LOCAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council cut it uncomfortably close last night, voicing its opinion on an important national issue just hours before the deadline to do so. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…

The MAC basically told President Trump to take a hike. Preferably in one of two

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSE, STALKING, AND CRIMINAL THREATS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Alta Loma Drive about 9:40 a.m. The victim told deputies that Donald McGrath, 30, beat her up, and then held a knife to

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ALLEGED STOLEN VEHICLE INVOLVED IN HIT-AND-RUN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash in Yucca Valley involving a stolen vehicle. According to witnesses, an unknown man stole a gray Jeep parked in the Burrtec Waste and Recycling parking lot at Buena Vista and Old Woman Springs Road, and took off southbound on OWS. Witnesses described

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CALIFORNIA TOPS THE NATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2016, the hotline received more than 19,000 calls that led to 5,415 cases in the Golden State. That’s more than five times as many

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM VOLUNTEERS OUT TOMORROW MORNING

Would you like to help clean-up Joshua Tree? The next regular meeting of our hometown heroes, the hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team, is set for tomorrow morning, Wednesday, July 12. The team invites you to join them at Highway 62 and Park Avenue from 7 a.m. to

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SEVEN DOGS KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE SUNDAY

Seven dogs died in a fire in Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. According to County Battalion Chief Dave Mahan, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and the Combat Center were called to the fire about 2 p.m. in the 1500 block of Wilson Way. Mahan said an RV and a small

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CAR FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

On Saturday, firefighters responded to a car fire about 1:45 p.m. at Noel’s Knoll and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. The engine compartment was on fire; the car’s occupants all got out safely. Firefighters had the flames out in just a few minutes.

MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, PROTECTED LANDS AND TOURISM ON AGENDA

The Morongo Basin MAC has a busy agenda tonight, ranging from tourism to protected lands. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re alarmed by government threats to reduce the boundaries of federally protected lands, tonight’s your chance to be heard. That’s when the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council considers a resolution

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COUNTY WANTS TO SPEED UP JOSHUA TREE MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY CONSTRUCTION

It would be hard to overlook the large construction site on the south side of Highway 62 near Sunny Vista Road on the western edge of Joshua Tree. Going up is the new Crisis Residential Treatment facility. At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San

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TWO MEN TRACKED FROM YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY AND ARRESTED

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD DONATIONS

An emergency call for blood has been issued by The American Red Cross. With more here’s reporter Anthony Abraria…

The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors of all types. During the last two months, about 61,000

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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

Your emergency contact person should be someone

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services. A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating. Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services offers free state

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TWO MEN ACCUSED IN YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ART EXHIBITION TODAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold a free art exhibition today. A preview is set for 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the evening showing is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition will include works by artists Ryan Parra, Marium Rana and Tom Birkner with a

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TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

With a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms today and Sunday, there is a chance of flash flood. Flash floods can strike any time and any place with little or no warning. In mountainous or flat terrain, distant rain may be channeled into gullies and ravines, turning a wash into rampaging

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ART RECEPTION TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its July art show during the Second Saturday art crawl, tonight, July 8. Featured artists for the exhibition, “Territory Extraordinary,” are Cory Hamilton, Snake Jagger, Aaron Moshier, Ron Turner, and James Hagerty. The reception is set for Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.

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TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

If you’re planning a hike in the summer heat at Joshua Tree National Park be sure to take the essential precautions. Here with some helpful hiking tips is Park Ranger George Land…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the

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TWO MEN ACCUSED OF YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARY

Two men were arrested Thursday for a burglary in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the residents of a home in the 54600 block of Martinez Trail came home about 2:30 p.m. and discovered the sliding door in the back of the home had been shattered. After performing a

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