JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MIXER THIS EVENING

Meet other professionals and community members at a summer mixer hosted by the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce. The mixer will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Queen complex, 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be live music, a silent auction, and a

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, MBTA, will meet tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will begin its regular meeting Thursday, July 28 with a closed session, in which it will hold performance evaluations for the general manager and director of

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RONALD MCDONALD AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TODAY

The Joshua Tree Branch Library is hosting Ronald McDonald at their summer reading program today 3 p.m. They will wrap up the program on Saturday, July 30, with prize drawings and an ice cream social at 2 p.m.

CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a free Start Smart driving class for teens and parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is offered by the Morongo Basin

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER SUMMER MIXER AT ART QUEEN COMPLEX FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a summer mixer this Friday evening. Meet other professionals and community members from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Queen complex, 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. Chamber organizers say the event will be a fun one with

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, July 27, cleaning our desert and they invite you to join them. The Clean team will meet at Hwy 62 and the south side of Border at 7:00 a.m. and work for one short hour. Gloves,

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SOME CMC OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW FOR TRAINING

The Copper Mountain College Admission and Records, and Base Programs offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for staff training. The offices will re-open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TODAY

CalTrans has announced that one lane of Highway 62 will be closed today, Monday, July 25, for maintenance work. The number 2 lane, or “slow lane” of westbound Highway 62 from Torres Avenue in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley will be closed from 7 a.m. to

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AVELS WILL NOT RUN FOR MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

Martie Avels, a board member of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, has announced she does not intend to seek re-election to the board in November. Avels, who has worked at the hospital for 30 years as a nurse and administrator and who also serves as a community member on the

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE GEM SHOW

Save the date for the annual gem and mineral show in Joshua Tree. The show is returning Wednesday, September 28, through Sunday, October 2. The show will feature over 60 dealers who will be selling rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, supplies, mining equipment, and more. The show will be

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER DARK

The Joshua Tree National Park can be a great place for night time adventures. Here’s Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper with more… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing an unpleasant and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD VEGETARIAN POTLUCK

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, produce give-away, and potluck meal Sunday at United Methodist Church. Bring a vegetable dish to share at the potluck, as well as your own plates and utensils. The demonstration and potluck starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the church,

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPECIAL AT VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat pancakes breakfast special Sunday, in addition to the regular menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way north of the highway in

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAYS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Tonight’s dinner is hosted by Fred and Diane. Sunday is a pancake breakfast special with all-you-can-eat pancakes, in addition to the regular menu, from

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF SPRAYING MACE INTO GIRLFRIEND’S FACE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of spraying mace in his ex-girlfriend’s face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnny Fortner, 39, and his ex-girlfriend were arguing about 9:30 p.m. near Deer Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. When the woman attempted to leave, she said Fortner sprayed

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JOSHUA TREE VEHICLES BURGLARIZED

At least two vehicles were burglarized in Joshua Tree Monday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, on Tuesday morning, residents in the 61700 and 61800 block of Morningside reported their vehicles parked outside had been broken into overnight. It’s believed the thieves stole personal information left inside the vehicles. Anyone with

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WANTED FOR ELDER ABUSE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man wanted on multiple warrants for elder abuse and vandalism was arrested Monday morning at the scene where the original alleged abuse took place. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree about 9:40 a.m.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP NEXTERA SOLAR WILL-SERVE LETTER AGAIN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will revisit the issues surrounding the issuance of a “will-serve” letter for a controversial commercial solar project in the Sunfair area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz outlines the issues… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will receive an update on the

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