SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWING BOARD APPLICANTS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet today and tomorrow to review applications and discuss applicants for the open board seat previously occupied by Ronald Palmer, who died on November 18. Today’s meeting gets underway at 3 p.m. and Wednesday’s at 3:15. Both will be held in

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LOCAL CARPOOLS GOING TO EAGLE MOUNTAIN HEARING IN PALM DESERT TOMORROW

The Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service have completed their study on the adjusting the southern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park to include more than 22,000 acres of public lands near Eagle Mountain. The public can express their thoughts on the proposal at a meeting 6

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ARMED ROBBERY AT JOSHUA TREE GAS STATION

A 19 year old Joshua Tree man was arrested after an armed robbery at a Joshua Tree gas Station. Investigators say Friday, January 13, 2017 at about 8:50 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Valero Gas Station in Joshua Tree. The victim was pumping

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AN ARREST AFTER A JOSHUA TREE SHOOTING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly shot at a woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Tony Randall, 51, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend about 8 p.m. in the 62500 block of La Crescenta in Joshua Tree. During the argument, deputies say Randall fired

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TWO ARRESTED TRYING TO SMUGGLE DRUGS INTO THE JOSHUA TREE JAIL

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday, accused of smuggling drugs to an inmate during a jail visit. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Amy Simms, 43, was visiting with Brian Godden, 34, an inmate at the Morongo Basin Jail about 7 p.m. Thursday when Deputy Amanda Thomas noticed Simms sticking

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS APPLICANTS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, to review candidate information and discuss the candidates for the vacant Board of Education seat. The meeting is set for 3 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista, in Joshua Tree.

CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. Drucker’s art uses paint, charcoal, threat,

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOR THE LUMINATORS

Mark Ross and The Luminators will present a return engagement for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. This popular group will once again entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following

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OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their second Saturday jams and you are invited. The free concert starts at 6:00 p.m. tonight, January 14, in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The concert will feature

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CAMPING CAPACITY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Park Ranger George Land has some regulations you’ll want to adhere to while camping… As visitation to Joshua Tree National Park increases, many people are making the trip to come in and enjoy the park, including those who wish to

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS “INSIDE OUT” BY L.A. ARTIST

Joshua Tree Art Gallery is once again presenting the work of LA artist Barbara Drucker. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the exhibition… JTAG is presenting a second exhibition by Los Angeles artist, Barbara Drucker entitled “Inside Out” on Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Using paint,

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band is back doing their 2nd Saturday jams and inviting you to join them. The free concert starts at 6:00 pm this Saturday, January 14th in the back room of the Zanndelions Boutique, behind the bottle wall at 61977 Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The

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OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY FOR GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, a co-op gallery featuring local artists, is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. for its current exhibition, “Freeze Frame.” The show

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