JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park will offer free

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APPROVAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPEALED TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

The latest in the continuing story of the fight against putting a Dollar General store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree: Having lost their appeal of the approval the store by the State District Court of appeals, the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is now filing for a

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STATE SAYS TWO AREA FOR-PROFIT EVENTS CAN’T USE VOLUNTEER LABOR

Two Joshua Tree event promoters, one a candidate for public office, are conducting business illegally, according to the State of California. The Joshua Tree International Film Festival and the Joshua Tree Music Festivals both offer free event passes and perks in exchange for so called “volunteers” to work preparing for

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, August 24, at Hwy. 62 and Neptune on the south side. The volunteers will be meeting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Neptune is located between Border and Center. There will be gloves, bags, and grabbers to make

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

A special screening of the Documentary film, “Dam Nation” will be hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a special showing of the movie “Dam Nation” tonight. The movie, which has

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FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need to provide comprehensive training and understanding. These classes, which have expanded to four one-hour classes, are designed to allow the patient to begin education anywhere

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SOVIET SCI-FI FILM SCREENED TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Soviet movie made in 1963 will be the star of a film screening in Joshua Tree Friday evening. “Ikarie XB-1,” also known by its English title, “Voyage to the End of the Universe,” is regarded by many as one of the best science-fiction movies of the 1960s. Stanley Kubrick’s

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School is holding its orientation day tomorrow, Friday, August 19. Seventh-grade students, and eighth-grade students who are new to the school district, should attend the orientation anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Meet in the multi-purpose room at La Contenta Middle School. Students will receive their cafeteria

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM

Yesterday saw the end of an almost two-year battle between energy giant NextEra and a diverse collection of those opposed to a large-scale solar development at the former site of the Joshua Tree airport. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us which side emerged victorious … The San Bernardino County Board

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SHERIFF’S PATROL CAR CRASHED INTO PICK-UP TRUCK IN JOSHUA TREE

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash between a Sheriff’s patrol car and a pick-up truck just after midnight Saturday morning. Sheldon Cowles, 41, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 1999 Ford F-150 pick-up truck northbound on Park Boulevard. As he was crossing Highway 62, Deputy Wayne Greer was

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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ADD EMERGENCY CONTACTS 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, or become unconscious due to heat stroke, and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO MEET AGAIN ON JOSHUA TREE SOLAR PROJECT TOMORROW

Tomorrow’s 1 p.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino picks up were last Tuesday’s meeting concluded. The board will again take up the appeal which seeks to stop plans to turn the former Joshua Tree airport into a large solar farm. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … At

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SELECTED

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has announced the six artists selected for the National Park Artist-in-Residence Program. Reporter Rebecca shares the names of the artists chosen… From a pool of nearly 100 applicants, five visual artists and one writer have been selected for the Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence

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STORIES OF THE START FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the Perseids meteor showers are at their peak, now is the time to star gaze at Joshua Tree National Park. Here’s more from Park Ranger Carey Goldstein… Stories of the stars are among the oldest of all folktales, but still have just as much meaning today. As our night

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ART RECEPTION, JAZZ BAND IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

It’s Second Saturday in Joshua Tree. Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception today during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition, “Summer Heat,” is a group show featuring 18 artists and runs through August 28. The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight

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ART RECEPTION, JAZZ BAND IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Second Saturday in Joshua Tree. Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The exhibition, “Summer Heat,” is a group show featuring 18 artists, including Brian Baltzar, Penelope Benson-Wright, Tracy Roberts, Jesse Rodriguez, Miguel Criado, Chery Kandel, Jaymie Arquilevich,

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COMMUNITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

With school starting in the Morongo Unified School District August 22, a community back-to-school day is planned for tomorrow in Joshua Tree. Reporter David Haldane tells you how to get free backpacks, supplies, information, and screenings… If your kid needs a new backpack for school, you’re in luck: a whole

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