JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISCUSSES WATER RATES IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The topic of water rates will bring together Joshua Basin Water District’s board and citizen advisors in a special joint meeting to be held this evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… A special joint meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors and the agency’s Citizen Advisory Committee

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR A PROBLEM WITHOUT A CURE TONIGHT

If you’ve been coughing and spending more time dusting off furniture lately, there may be a reason. Reporter David Haldane explains… Solar power equals dust. That’s the equation postulated in a presentation that member Pat Flanagan will make to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. While windy dusty days

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GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE HOLDS RECEPTION TONIGHT

Gallery 62 will hold its artists reception tonight for its new show, “Desert Spirits.” Featured artists this month include Chuck Caplinger, Sherri Sullivan, John Greenfield, Ilona Mercier, and signature artist, Janis Commentz. The open reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through September 24. The

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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Ways to recognize and prevent child abuse will be explored at Lifetree Café tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Lifetree Café’s free program, “A Safe Place: Confronting Child Abuse in Your Corner of the World,” offers tips for recognizing signs of child abuse and ways to prevent

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DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will discuss voter registration at its regular meeting Saturday, September 9. Members will learn how to fill out and submit voter registration forms, and where to register voters. Members will also be voting on a resolution condemning racism and bigotry. The meeting starts with an

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THOUSANDS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE FOR 6-DAY BHAKTI FEST STARTING TODAY

Bhakti Fest, with its thousands of participants, opens at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Joshua tree today. The six-day event, from September 6 through the 11th, is the premier yoga, kirtan, and personal growth festival in the United States. Many of attendees will be staying on the grounds of

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JOSHUA VFW TO HOST 5TH ANNUAL POKER RUN

Get that motorcycle charged up and gassed, air in the tires and polish the chrome. The Joshua Tree VFW will be holding a fund-raising motorcycle poker run. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets her kickstand up… The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold its fifth annual Poker Run

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, at which the board of directors will be asked to approve an agreement between MBTA and Joshua Tree National Park for an in-park shuttle service. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. in the MBTA operations center,

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8 CITED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN SHERIFF’S STING OPERATION

Eight people were cited in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol or tobacco for minors. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, visited liquor stores and retail establishments that sell alcohol and asked people to buy alcohol for them.

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

California Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year September 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will welcome a CERT representative who will share information on earthquake preparation. Bring donations for the homeless. Needed items

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REGISTER NOW FOR FRIENDS OF JOSHUA TREE’S CLIMB SMART 2017

Friends of Joshua Tree’s Climb Smart 2017 starts October 13. Reporter Eric Knabe explains how to register… Friends of Joshua Tree (FOJT) invites climbers everywhere to register for Climb Smart 2017. For only $149, you get three days of camping, six clinics and two catered dinners. This event is FOJT’s

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN SEPTEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September 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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JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TO FEATURE LOCAL ARTIST TAMI WOOD

The featured artist at the Joshua Tree Library’s Art Above the Shelves is Tami Wood. Wood is a painter and assemblage artist who will talk about her art Saturday, September 2, starting at 3:30 p.m. The free artist talk is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The legendary volunteers of the Joshua Tree clean team will be out cleaning our desert tomorrow morning. The hard-working clean team volunteers invite you to join them Wednesday, August 30, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., meeting at State Route 62 and Yucca Mesa Road. Gloves, safety vests, grabbers and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN THURSDAY IN MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man accused of shooting another man in January 2014 pleaded guilty in a Joshua Tree courtroom Thursday. Raymond Burney, 55, was arguing with Wayne Kerr, 55, in the 6300 block of Palmview Avenue when Burney pulled out a gun and shot Kerr in the upper chest. Kerr

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN WARRANT SEARCH

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday following a search warrant at his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of Rene Villegas, 32, in the 6500 block of Sunset Road about 11:05 a.m. During the search, deputies found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, fraudulent and blank checks,

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EARLY BIRD PRICING FOR FRIENDS OF JOSHUA TREE’S CLIMB SMART 2017

Friends of Joshua Tree’s Climb Smart 2017 starts October 13. For those who wish to attend and save some money, reporter Eric Knabe has a deal for you… Friends of Joshua Tree (FOJT) invites climbers everywhere to take advantage of the early bird discounted registration for Climb Smart 2017. For

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CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMS SET TO BEGIN AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Joshua Tree Library is offering programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…

The Joshua Tree Library is offering programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. On Mondays, at 4 p.m., is the teen program, where teens

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MARINE ACCUSED OF SHAKING BABY, CAUSING A COMA, ORDERED TO FACE TRIAL

A Marine accused of shaking a baby so hard that she went into a coma heard the evidence against him yesterday in a Joshua Tree courtroom, and the judge held him over to face trial. The prosecution says that John Jeter, 27, was home in the 6100 block of Begonia

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