SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, July 27, cleaning our desert and they invite you to join them. The Clean team will meet at Hwy 62 and the south side of Border at 7:00 a.m. and work for one short hour. Gloves,

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SOME CMC OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW FOR TRAINING

The Copper Mountain College Admission and Records, and Base Programs offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for staff training. The offices will re-open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TODAY

CalTrans has announced that one lane of Highway 62 will be closed today, Monday, July 25, for maintenance work. The number 2 lane, or “slow lane” of westbound Highway 62 from Torres Avenue in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley will be closed from 7 a.m. to

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AVELS WILL NOT RUN FOR MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

Martie Avels, a board member of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, has announced she does not intend to seek re-election to the board in November. Avels, who has worked at the hospital for 30 years as a nurse and administrator and who also serves as a community member on the

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE GEM SHOW

Save the date for the annual gem and mineral show in Joshua Tree. The show is returning Wednesday, September 28, through Sunday, October 2. The show will feature over 60 dealers who will be selling rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, supplies, mining equipment, and more. The show will be

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER DARK

The Joshua Tree National Park can be a great place for night time adventures. Here’s Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper with more… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing an unpleasant and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD VEGETARIAN POTLUCK

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, produce give-away, and potluck meal Sunday at United Methodist Church. Bring a vegetable dish to share at the potluck, as well as your own plates and utensils. The demonstration and potluck starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the church,

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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPECIAL AT VFW SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer an all-you-can-eat pancakes breakfast special Sunday, in addition to the regular menu, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way north of the highway in

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, TACOS WEDNESDAYS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Tonight’s dinner is hosted by Fred and Diane. Sunday is a pancake breakfast special with all-you-can-eat pancakes, in addition to the regular menu, from

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF SPRAYING MACE INTO GIRLFRIEND’S FACE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of spraying mace in his ex-girlfriend’s face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnny Fortner, 39, and his ex-girlfriend were arguing about 9:30 p.m. near Deer Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. When the woman attempted to leave, she said Fortner sprayed

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JOSHUA TREE VEHICLES BURGLARIZED

At least two vehicles were burglarized in Joshua Tree Monday night. According to Sheriff’s reports, on Tuesday morning, residents in the 61700 and 61800 block of Morningside reported their vehicles parked outside had been broken into overnight. It’s believed the thieves stole personal information left inside the vehicles. Anyone with

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WANTED FOR ELDER ABUSE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man wanted on multiple warrants for elder abuse and vandalism was arrested Monday morning at the scene where the original alleged abuse took place. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree about 9:40 a.m.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP NEXTERA SOLAR WILL-SERVE LETTER AGAIN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will revisit the issues surrounding the issuance of a “will-serve” letter for a controversial commercial solar project in the Sunfair area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz outlines the issues… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will receive an update on the

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JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree community plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County will hold the last in the series of three workshops aimed at gathering the public’s input on the Joshua Tree community

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83-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF IN LEG

An 83-year-old Joshua Tree woman shot herself when her gun misfired Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, who lives in the 61400 block of Verbena Road, was trying to render her .38 revolver safe when she accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet grazed her knee, causing a

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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.

A 200-MILE DESERT WALK WILL BENEFIT MOJAVE DESERT NON-PROFIT

A long walk through a hot desert will raise funds for a local non-profit. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Kelly Overton will walk from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas…

A Joshua Tree resident will hike nearly 200 miles through the Mojave Desert to raise money for an educational and advocacy

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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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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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