BLOOD SUPPLIES ARE DANGEROUSLY LOW, DONORS NEEDED

Blood supplies across the country are at dangerously low levels following a severe decline in blood donations following the Fourth of July holiday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the details…

Locally, extreme heat has resulted in lower than expected turnouts at blood drives. Blood is constantly in demand

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER ATV CHASE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he led a deputy on a chase while driving an all-terrain vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on an ATV, driven by Michael Martin, 27, in Joshua Tree about 11:20 p.m. Martin

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JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS GETS EUROPEAN KUDOS

A European magazine has named a Joshua Tree business the best tour operator for 2017. Joshua Tree Excursions, which provides private, customized desert adventures in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert, was named the best eco-adventure tour operator in Southern California by Lux magazine. Joshua Tree Excursions was

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF RAMMING EX-BOYFRIEND WITH A CAR

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Monday morning, accused of ramming her ex-boyfriend with her car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61400 block of Verbena Road about 1:40 a.m. for a domestic disturbance. The victim told deputies that he was arguing with Justine Owen,

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS: REORGANIZATION AND TRUCK DRIVING CLASSES

Tomorrow looks to be a busy day for the Copper Mountain College board of trustees, starting with a board reorganization. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this overview…

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees convene the regular monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. And right off, trustees will adjourn to a

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LEARN ABOUT DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Library is presenting a program for adults this Saturday on digital technology. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the details… The public is invited to the second in a series of three summer reading programs for adults at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, when Marjorie Franklin will present

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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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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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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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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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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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COOLING CENTERS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

With temperatures well above 100 degrees this weekend, residents can go to cooling centers to get out of the heat. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists where the cooling centers are…

Residents are reminded that pets are vulnerable to high temperatures too. Some signs of heat distress can include heavy panting,

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EXCESSIVE HEAT AND AIR QUALITY WARNINGS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for today and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach 110 to 120 degrees in the lower elevations with lows of 80 to 90 degrees. The intense heat may create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely; especially for

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ARRESTS FOR STOLEN VEHICLES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Monday evening, accused of driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a woman, later identified as Amy Hillman, 41, driving a 2005 Saturn Ion on the shoulder of westbound Highway 62 near Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The deputy

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST RESIDENCY FREE EXHIBITION

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold a free art exhibition. With your invitation, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency invites you to a free art exhibition on Saturday, July 8. A preview is set for 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. and the evening showing

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GALLERY 62 OPENING RECEPTION TOMORROW

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its July art show during the Second Saturday art crawl, 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. at

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HEALING CIRCLE UNDER THE FULL MOON TONIGHT

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a sound healing circle under the full moon on Friday, July 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Chant with special guest Karen Soriano. Call 760-401-0809 for location.

LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS TOMORROW MORNING

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will host a guest speaker at its regular meeting Saturday, July 8. Ellie K is from the Coachella Valley Democratic office. Members are encouraged to bring items for the club’s yard sale, set for July 16. The beginning of a new fiscal year means it’s

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE SET FOR SUSAN LUCKIE REILLY

A celebration of life service has been set for Susan Luckie Reilly. Susan Luckie Reilly, a long-time resident of Twentynine Palms, died June 22, on her 101st birthday. The service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bell Center on the campus of Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ARMED ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of strong arm robbery. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Douglas Lane, 34, went to the Flyer’s gas station in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley shortly before 4 a.m. Monday. The clerk told deputies Lane asked

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