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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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET, SEVERAL ITEMS AFFECT OUR MORONGO BASIN

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors’ in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Supervisors will likely approve agenda item 30 which would pay a San Diego firm $135,000 to $150,000 to

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JOSHUA TREE MAN CAUGHT TRESPASSING ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, after he was found trespassing, possibly trying to steal scrap metal, on the Marine Corps Base. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base about 1:30 by the military police who said Clarence Bodiford, 52, and another man had been

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JOSHUA TREE MAN FOUND SCRAPPING ON BASE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, after he was found scrapping on the Marine Corps base. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base about 1:30 by the military police who said Clarence Bodiford, 52, had been found in the base’s training area. Inside his truck

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EXTREME HEAT CONTINUES, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The extreme heat warning has been extended until 9 p.m. Monday, but there are cooling centers where residents can get out of the heat. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Center is open Saturday 10 to 5. In Twentynine Palms, the Senior Center on Adobe Road is a cooling center

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NO SUNDAY BREAKFAST AT VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will not serve Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE STONEWALL REMEMBRANCE DAYS

A celebration remembering the Stonewall riots is going on in Joshua Tree, through Sunday, June 25. In 1969, members of the gay community spontaneously rioted following a police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots are credited with

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD TRIBUTE A AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the skinny on tonight’s tribute to the saints of Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd…

One More From the Road, the premier

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EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON FOR MARINE WHO KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST, WIFE IN DUI CRASH

Mariah Natividad, a Twentynine Palms Marine who pleaded guilty in April to a DUI crash that killed a prominent Twentynine Palms dentist and his wife, was sentenced to eight years in state prison Wednesday. Natividad, 23, was a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in

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CONSTRUCTION STARTED ON JOSHUA TREE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY

You may have noticed some construction and a huge mound of dirt on the south side of Highway 62 near Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree. In February, the Board of Supervisors approved a behavioral health crisis residential treatment facility to be built at the location. The $8.5 million project

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STONEWALL REMEMBRANCE DAYS IN JOSHUA TREE

A four-day celebration in remembrance of the Stonewall riots will be held in Joshua Tree, starting Thursday, June 22. In 1969, members of the gay community spontaneously rioted following a police raid on a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in New York City. The Stonewall Riots

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (June 22) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will begin the meeting with a closed session for an evaluation of its general manager. Under new business, directors will be asked to approve two grants for operating assistance. Directors will also be asked to approve adjustments to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The twice-monthly Joshua Basin Water District meeting is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will consider allocating $110,000 for extension of a joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey. The money would pay

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TWO LA MEN LOST IN DESERT, FOUND ON MARINE BASE SATURDAY

Two Los Angeles-area men who got lost after leaving a party in Joshua Tree, got their truck stuck in the desert, and thought they’d walk to Big Bear, were guests of the county Saturday night until they were sober again. Marco Salinas, 21, of Los Angeles, and William Ruiz, 35,

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JOSHUA TREE FELON FOUND WITH DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man on felony probation was sent back to jail Saturday after he was found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Jason Brown, 35, pushing a bicycle in the 6400 block of Sunset Road. The deputy knew that Brown was on probation and had

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THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING REPORT OF SUSPICIOUS FLASHLIGHTS IN YARD

Three people were arrested following a report of suspicious flashlights in a yard in Yucca Valley. About 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, Fred Garrido, 51, of Yucca Valley, called deputies to report that he saw flashlights in his yard in the 7600 block of Warren Vista Drive. When deputies arrived, they

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HI-DESERT TEST KITCHEN SERVES UP ACACIA TONIGHT

Whether you call it “catclaw,” “Wait A Minute” bush, or Senegalia Greggii, the Acacia is this month’s featured ingredient at the High Desert Test Kitchen’s June community dinner. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to pull up a chair, if you can pull the catclaw off of you … The High

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PET REGULATIONS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Extreme heat can affect our pets as well. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds hikers of the rules for pets in the National Park…

Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National Park.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently established two new volunteer programs for students and others interested in real-world experiences in the healthcare industry. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get involved…

Hi-Desert Medical Center volunteers have traditionally been funneled through the hospital’s multifaceted Auxiliary program. But recently, the hospital formed

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