FISH AND CHIPS AT VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Debbie’s fish and chips or onion rings tonight, Friday, September 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday’s breakfast special is a pancake special. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located on Veterans way

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD SOIL STOMPING WORKSHOP

A soil stomping workshop will be held in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Transition Joshua Tree will hold a workshop Saturday, September 17, to demonstrate soil building. Participants can watch, help, and learn how to mix soil for the Joshua Tree local food program’s demonstration garden at

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON AT THREE-CHAMBER EVENT TODAY

Theatre 29 will join with three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce tonight to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You’re invited to a special tri-chamber mixer this evening, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s

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SUPERVISORS SIDESTEP DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT

Those expecting to see an end to the protracted standoff over the planned Alta Mira project in Joshua Tree will have to wait a little longer. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why… Following presentations from the developer, county planners, and community leaders who brought the appeal, the Board of Supervisors

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working, dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow, Wednesday, September 14. The team invites you to join them at Hwy 62 and Mountain View (north side). The caring volunteers will work from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. with coffee and conversation following at the

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THREE CHAMBER MIXER THURSDAY TO UNVEIL THEATRE 29 2017 SEASON

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season this Thursday. The special free Tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at which the 7 productions for Theatre 29’s 2017 season will be

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

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 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical

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THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S “TASTE OF MORONGO” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2016 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The big winners for the night were the Middle Eastern Restaurant, taking the Judges’ Choice and best international, and Papa’s Smokehouse, taking

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SUPERVISORS MAY DECIDE CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT TOMORROW

Nearly a decade in the making, tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino looks to be the final showdown in a battle between the people of Joshua Tree and developers of the planned Alta Mira gated housing project next to Friendly Hills Elementary School.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO NAME JOSHUA TREE A “DARK SKY PARK”

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, who advises the county on local concerns, will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the meeting is mostly about dark skies… If you’re the kind of person who loves looking up at a beautiful night sky, you just may be in luck.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free smoking cessation program starting this Wednesday. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign up… Recognizing no two smokers are alike, working with others to learn why you smoke, identifying triggers and creating a support network are hallmarks of a successful smoking cessation

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PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Do your knees knock when you face a microphone? Get butterflies in your stomach, yet you want to make your views known at a public meeting? Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding a free workshop to help you get over fears about speaking

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, September 12. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

LOS ANGELES MAN ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE ON WARRANT

A Los Angeles man was arrested late Wednesday night, after deputies were called to a Joshua Tree home for a welfare check. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a request about 10 p.m. Wednesday to make a welfare check at a home in the 61400 block of La Jolla

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GALLERY 62 SEPTEMBER EXHIBIT OPENS STARTS TONIGHT

The fall art season has begun. Gallery 62’s September exhibit, Pathways, features works by local artists. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on tonight, Saturday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. during the Joshua Tree Second Saturday Art Walk. Gallery 62 is open Sat from 9

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its fourth anniversary of playing under the stars during the Second Saturday festivities tonight, September 10. The band will play in the Zannedelions Boutique courtyard, 61877 29 Palms Highway, behind the bottle fence, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a no

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will celebrate its fourth anniversary of playing under the stars during the Second Saturday festivities Saturday, September 10. The band will play in the Zannedelions Boutique courtyard, 61877 29 Palms Highway, behind the bottle fence, from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be a no

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RAY LAMB RECEPTION AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

His work has been on display at the Joshua Tree Library since the beginning of the month, and now it’s time for Ray Lamb to talk about it. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to the reception… The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts

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CHILDREN’S PROGRAM PART OF BHAKTI FEST AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

A group of 60 at-risk children from Los Angeles will be bussed to Joshua Tree to take part in Bhakti Fest at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend. The children are part of the After School All-Stars LA program, founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1992. At Bhakti Fest, the

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ARREST FOR BURGLARY, DRUGS, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND LANDERS

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s department, a neighbor in the 6200 block of Cholla Avenue reported seeing an unknown man in a nearby back yard about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, apparently trying to break into a vacant home. The

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