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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project are among the topics to be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to endorse a letter opposing the Cadiz water project, establish the fiscal

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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 July 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 NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 3 KILLED IN 2 FATAL CRASHES WEDNESDAY

The County Coroner’s office has identified the three victims in two fatal collisions in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. At about 4:00 a.m., the CHP received a 911 call regarding a 3-vehicle collision on State Route 247, just north of Alderman Road in Landers. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving

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U-HAUL CRASHES INTO SEMI-TRUCK NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

One person was killed Wednesday morning when a U-Haul truck crashed into the rear of a semi-truck near Copper Mountain College. About 8:20 a.m., the U-Haul rear-ended the semi on Highway 62 at Rotary Way, with the front end of the U-Haul wedged under the semi. An occupant inside the

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ON Z107.7 UP-CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert Land Trust was founded in 2006 to conserve and protect the unique living landscapes of the Mojave Desert. Since then, it has worked closely with a broad range of local, state, and federal agencies. It has purchased—and in some cases, donated to federal parks—Nolina Peak, Quail Mountain

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SHELTER IN PLACE DRILL AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THIS MORNING

Copper Mountain College will conduct a shelter-in-place practice drill on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. This is the college’s first such training involving students.

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WILL BE OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out taking pride in our desert tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 28. The team will meet at the Joshua Tree Post Office and will work from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Joshua Tree residents who want to be part

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