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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TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR MORE RESTAURANTS

The Rotary Club of Joshua Tree has set the date for the ninth annual Taste of Morongo. The popular event will be Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the organizers

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, August 12, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER TODDLER FOUND ALONE IN JOSHUA TREE

Updated August 11:

Two men were arrested Tuesday evening in Joshua Tree, accused of leaving a young child alone and then fighting with the friends of the person who reported them. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 7:30 p.m. to report a child, estimated to be 4

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT FROM YUCCA VALLEY TO JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday night after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley residential neighborhoods and on the highway to Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, Benjamin Johnson, 39, was in the old Stater Brothers parking lot in the 57000 block of 29 Palms

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COUNTY DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE, JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING SHORTENED

The County Board of Supervisors was expected to make a decision on an appeal of the approval of a controversial NextEra Commercial Solar project on the former Roy Williams airport in the Sunfair area of Joshua Tree yesterday. What they did was postpone that hearing until Tuesday, August 16. The

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in regular open session at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. Right off, trustees will adjourn to closed session for employee disciplinary action and an evaluation of the college president/superintendent. Back in open session

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