TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PERMACULTURE MEETING SUNDAY

Transition Joshua Tree will focus on permaculture when they meet this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the “Transition/ Permaculture” movement at a General Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa

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A 30-YEAR SOBER REMINDER: DRUNK DRIVING AFFECTS FAMILIES FOREVER

Since Z107.7 signed on the air 27 years ago today, we have aired a sobering reminder every July 15 that the effects of drunk driving can leave an empty spot in families that lasts forever. For her 27th year, here is Patricia Fowler…

Hello, this is Patricia Fowler.

Thirty years,

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP OFFERED MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, July 18. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

COYOTE HOLE GRAFFITI CLEAN-UP VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

The Native American Land Conservancy and Mojave Desert Land Trust are collaborating to clean graffiti in the Coyote Hole area of Joshua Tree. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how volunteers can help with this effort… On Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. until noon, volunteers and staff of the Native American

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet in open and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look at the agenda… The Copper Mountain College board trustees meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow, and just after the meeting convenes, trustees will go in to closed session for an

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DEPUTY ARRESTED FOR HAVING SEX WITH INMATES

A Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Friday, accused of having sex with female inmates at the jail. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Sheriff’s Department received information Friday, July 1, that Deputy Brian DerryBerry, 24, was engaging in sexual activity with a woman who was in the Morongo Basin

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, MAY WEIGH IN ON A BAKER SOLAR FIELD

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, appointed to advise the County Supervisor about local matters, are expected to stick their noses into matters in the community of Baker tonight. Reporter David Haldane looks at the MAC’s agenda… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight will consider endorsing a move to

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BEES ARE OUT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

At Joshua Tree National Park bees can be a bother. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice… As the desert temperatures heat up and natural water sources dry up, many animals will become thirstier. Some creatures, such as the tortoise, will retreat to their underground home for a long siesta.

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residency Program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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FEATURED FUGITIVE LOCATED AND ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Valley man who was featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station’s “Fugitive Friday” Facebook page was captured Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s reports, Justin Brinkley, 27, also known as Justin Case, was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for possession of stolen property. A tip led

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands artist in residency program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through residential neighborhoods. A Sheriff’s report states that deputies attempted to stop Cory Bryant, 33, for speeding near Alta Loma and Alta Avenue about 4 a.m. Bryant refused to stop and led deputies on

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING A PURSE FROM A CAR AT A GAS STATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested accused of stealing a purse out of a vehicle at a gas station. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman was filling up with gas about 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway. She locked her car door while she

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, July 8, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss the upcoming election and open local seats, along with plans for meet-and-greets for endorsed candidates. The morning begins with an

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER MAKING DEATH THREATS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested last night, accused of threatening to kill a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, Fred Johnson, 49, was arguing with another man in the 6100 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree about 9:30 p.m. The victim said the Johnson threatened to put

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD: CHROMIUM 6 REIMBURSEMENT AND A FINANCIAL REPORT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Chromium 6 reimbursement and a financial report are on the agenda….. At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board is expected to receive the third quarter financial report and approve a resolution

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ENJOY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN

Night time is the best time at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some options for nighttime hikers… Here in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing

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KEYS VIEW ROAD CLOSED FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

Joshua Tree National Park has closed Keys’ View Road today until further notice due to a search and rescue operation inside the park. Michael Rodriguez, 57, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video

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MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES CLOSED ON JULY 4

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, July 4, and will resume its regularly scheduled

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