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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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

An opening reception for art on display at the Hi-Desert Medical Center will be held Friday, November 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Photography, sculpture, and paintings from Sherri Sullivan, Jennifer Grandi, Gordon Crawford, and Kathi Klopfenstein will be on display in the hospital’s emergency department, nurses’ station, main lobby,

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ACCUSED DOUBLE MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY THURSDAY

The man accused of killing two Twentynine Palms women was in a Joshua Tree courtroom again Thursday. Rafael Aikens, 22, pleaded not guilty to double homicide in his second arraignment. During Aikens’ preliminary hearing in August, law enforcement officials laid out their case that Aikens, a machine-gunner attached to 2nd

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TRUNK-OR-TREATING TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Church on the Hill in Joshua Tree will hold a trunk or treat event tonight, (October 28), from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 6088 Sunset Road

MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST TO HOLD NATIVE PLANT AND SALVAGE SALE SUNDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will be holding its seasonal “Bring the Desert Home: Native Plant and Salvage sale.” For information on the event and how you can attend, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman…

The “Bring the Desert Home” event features the popular seasonal sale of Mojave native plants grown in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 15-YEAR-OLD BABYSITTER

A Yucca Valley woman who investigators say began a sexual relationship with her children’s 15-year-old babysitter, then took the boy to Kentucky where the two lived together, is back in California facing charges of rape and lewd acts with a child. A Sheriff’s spokesman said Jenny Ann Koster, 32, pleaded

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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Eric Knabe urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration is giving the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION TRUNK OR TREATING TOMORROW

A trunk-or-treating event is set for tomorrow, Saturday, October 28, at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Organizers are planning to have food, games like a cake walk, ring toss, and ball toss, as well as a haunted house, and of course, trunk-or-treating. Vendors are needed for this event. The event

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CHURCH ON THE HILL TRUNK OR TREATING TOMORROW

Church on the Hill in Joshua Tree will hold a trunk-or-treat event Saturday, October 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 6088 Sunset Road.

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Jill’s spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight, from 4 to 7 p.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

FRIENDLY HILLS HARVEST FESTIVAL TONIGHT

Friendly Hills Elementary School will hold its harvest festival tonight (October 27), from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be trick-or-treating, so come dressed in your best Halloween costume. Other activities include games, a teacher dunk tank, a bounce house, cake walk, and food. Tickets are 10 for $5 and

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST NATIVE PLANT AND SALVAGE SALE THIS SUNDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will hold its seasonal Bring the Desert Home: Native Plant and Salvage sale this weekend. For information on the event and how you can attend, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… The “Bring the Desert Home” event features the popular seasonal sale of Mojave native plants grown

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