FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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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 on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The

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INAUGURAL HOME BASKETBALL GAME AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College will host its inaugural basketball game in the Bell Center Gymnasium, in Joshua Tree this Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6 pm against Santa Monica College. There will be a double header against Imperial Valley College Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with the first women’s home game at

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COUNTY PLANNERS MEET FOR JOSHUA TREE, HOMESTEAD VALLEY, MORONGO VALLEY

County planners return to the Morongo Basin tonight to talk with residents of Joshua Tree, Homestead Valley, Pioneertown and Morongo Valley. It is the last such meeting related to an Environmental Impact Report, or EIR, on the coming Countywide Plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The 2017 Countywide Plan is

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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO FIRES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

Area firefighters responded to two fires called in at the same time Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, at 11:04 a.m., firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa were called to a house fire in the 61900 block of Golden Street in Joshua Tree.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN SCAMMED OUT OF $9,700

Recently, a Joshua Tree woman was scammed out of $9700 when someone based in India convinced her that her computer was hacked. Over a two-week period, the victim sent the fake company $9700 via gift cards to fix the non-existent problem on her computer. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center invite you to come listen and dance to the sounds of the Joshua Tree Jazz Band at the roaring 20’s Flapper Party Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Ages 55 and older are free; under 55 are

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FISH AND CHIPS AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a Boy Scout’s fish and chips dinner tonight, (Friday, October 6) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t

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ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree library will host an artist talk tomorrow with Hi-Desert artist Zara Kand. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has information on the artist and how you can participate…Artist Zara Kand paints images she finds mysterious, and views art as a means of processing the subconscious. She uses symbolism,, curous landscapes,

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PUBLIC MEETING HELD ON PROPOSED CHANGES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hosted by the National Park Conservation Association, members of the desert community met with Joshua Tree National Park Service representatives in a public meeting last night at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there to gather the details… Joshua Tree National Park representatives were ready to answer

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TARGETS ILLEGAL DUMP SITES THIS SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is coordinating a clean-up of several illegal dump sites in the wash area just north of Hilltop Street in Joshua Tree. The clean-up will be Saturday, November 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, but even an hour of your time will be appreciated. Meet at

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EFFORTS TO HOLD OFF RATE HIKES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

In Joshua Tree last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors took steps to lower operating expenses; be that as it may, no effort could be enough to stave off substantial rate hikes being considered beginning this March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… At about $380,000 annually, electricity

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to discuss draft agreements with Mojave Water Agency for water supply connection, transfer facilities, and water storage; and discuss a rate study.

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IT’S HALLOWEEN SOME TIPS TO MAKE IT SAFE AND FUN

Halloween activities are planned for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley. The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Rec Department is offering an alternative to door-to-door trick or treating with a fun fest. Children will be able to play games for candy prizes and visit a haunted house. The

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST SEEKING SEED BANK VOLUNTEERS

The Mojave Desert Land Trust created a seed bank 18 months ago to preserve and protect seeds of desert plants. At the Land Trust’s native plant and salvage sale Sunday (October 29), 10 founding members of the seed bank were honored. The seed bank is recruiting volunteers who’d like to

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PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY TO ADDRESS RAISE IN NATIONAL PARK FEES

The National Parks Conservation Association will hold a public meeting Thursday, November 2 on the Trump administration’s proposal to increase entrance fees to 17 national parks. Attendees will be able to discuss the fee increase and suggest avenues for public activism. Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will present

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD ABUSE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Friday after Sheriff’s deputies determined she was physically abusive to her children. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Center Street in Joshua Tree just after 6:30 p.m. Friday for a report of child neglect. According to witnesses,

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HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL TO BRING CLEAN WATER TO PIONEERTOWN

Hope springs eternal for the 120 service connections desperate to see clean water piped into Pioneertown. A county board of supervisors’ decision at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting may inch the plan a step closer. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Far from a done deal, county supervisors are expected to approve

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NOAH PURIFOY ART TOUR ADDED TO SCHEDULE

In commemoration of the centennial of the birth of renowned artist Noah Purifoy, a docent-guided group tour will be offered at his outdoor art installation. The first tour sold out immediately and a second tour has been added. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to sign up… In commemoration of

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ARTIST TALK AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A featured artist will be at the Joshua Tree library this Saturday. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on the presentation… Zara Kand will be presenting an artist talk at the Joshua Tree Branch Library on Saturday, November 4, at 3 p.m. Kand paints images she finds mysterious, and views

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