LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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 VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up Sunday breakfast of chicken fried steak, besides their regular breakfast menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR “POINT IN TIME” HOMELESS COUNT

The county is looking for local volunteers to participate in a count of the homeless population later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Later this month, the third annual census of local homeless people, known as the “Point-in-Time Count,” takes place. The results will be used in a

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LAST SHOW AT GALLERY 62 OPENS TODAY

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will open their final exhibit today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… “Clay Artists of the Desert” will be the last exhibit at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. The first 3-dimensional show for the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council opens Friday, January 8,

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JOSHUA TREE VFW MENU

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. The Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

WE CLARIFY A STORY WHICH IDENTIFIED A BABY AS ABUSED

A clarification to a story we aired yesterday concerning a case about a 3-week old baby. The man who was arrested, Justin Morrow, 21, of the 61500 block of Palm Vista in Joshua Tree, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to spouse abuse, not child abuse. Despite the original call being for

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ABUSING 3-WEEK-OLD BABY

Update: 12:30 p.m.

A Joshua Tree man pleaded guilty this morning to spousal abuse. According to Sheriff’s reports, paramedics were called to the 61500 block of Palm Vista in Joshua Tree about 10 p.m. December 18, for a three-week-old baby who was not breathing. The newborn baby was taken to

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HELP AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Both the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas have contacts offering help for veterans who may be feeling the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Reporter David Knutson has details…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect people who have gone through life-threatening events, such as military combat, natural disasters, serious

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8-WEEK SELF IMPROVEMENT SEMINAR STARTS TOMORROW

“An Optimistic Stoic Embraces 2016” is the title of the Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s eight- week seminar beginning Thursday, January 7, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at the corner of Onaga and Church Streets in Yucca Valley. The dates and topics are: January 7, “Christopher and

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW HONORS WW2 VETS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will hold a New Year’s Eve party Thursday to honor World War II veterans. The party is a potluck at the post from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share and join in the festivities. Music will be

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A DOMESTIC DISPUTE RESULTS IN AN ARREST ON A CHILD ABUSE WARRANT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Saturday morning following an argument with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Roberta Alldis, 25, of the 64900 block of Tonto Drive, began arguing with her ex-boyfriend about 10 a.m., and called deputies for help after he grabbed her cell phone and threw

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is December 30. They will meet at Aberdeen and Border from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Grabbers, trash bags, and gloves will be provided to make the job easier. They will meet for coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Cafe

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THAT TRASH LASTS A LOT LONGER THAN YOU MAY THINK

Reporter Mike Lipsitz breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash…

Toss your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of your vehicle and it’ll be another 25 to 40 years before they disappear (unless another soul picked them up of course). Remember the fellow who’d walk a mile for a Camel? Well, if

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A LOOK BACK AT THE MORONGO BASIN IN 2015, THE FIRST IN A 4-PART SERIES

As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on some of the top stories of the year in a special 4-part series. Today, part 1; The Lake Fire burned more than 31,000 acres south of Big Bear in June and forced the evacuation of Pioneertown. Although the US Fire

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT THIS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The annual Christmas Bird Count is set for this New Year’s Day. Managing editor Tami Roleff says volunteers are needed…

Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count, sponsored by the National Audubon Society. The count begins

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NEW MINIMUM WAGE AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS KICKING IN

Good news for minimum wage employees; the state minimum wage will go up to $10 an hour as of January 1. That’s nearly $3 more an hour than the federal minimum wage. And employees with children will also be able to take off up to 40 hours each year so

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NEW LAWS AFFECTING CALIFORNIA DRIVERS SET TO TAKE EFFECT JANUARY 1

Some new laws set to take effect January 1 will affect California drivers. Drivers will no longer be allowed to wear a headset or earphones that covers both ears, or have earplugs in both ears, while driving a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Electrically motorized boards will also be regulated

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here… Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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LOW-COST VACCINE CLINIC SCHEDULE IN JANUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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