SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti and meatballs dinner tonight, Friday, September 2, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Sunday is a pancake breakfast special and a steak and egg breakfast special, in addition to the regular menu,

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER CLEARING AND CONCERT PERMITS, PART 2

Yesterday we reported on the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s lawful clearing of several acres on the property’s west side adjacent to Highway 62. The area will be used to organize and consolidate parking for upcoming and future events. And while the clearing was within the facility’s legal rights, it generated

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCES 2017 SEASON AT TRI-CHAMBER MIXER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… A special tri-Chamber mixer is planned for Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s 2017

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN STOPPED IN JOSHUA TREE WITH STOLEN CAR, GUN

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon, accused of driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol stopped a 2003 Toyota in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree about 1:30 p.m. Inside the car was Ryan

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HARRISON OPEN HOUSE AND ART EXHIBIT SATURDAY

An open house and art exhibit will be held this Saturday at Harrison House in Joshua tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… A brother-and-sister duo of artists will be featured at an open house and art exhibit, Saturday, September 3, sponsored by Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology. Dominique

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SAYS LAND CLEARING IS NECESSARY AND FAIR

Every day, thousands of motorists pass by the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, and only a fraction of them are likely to notice the subtle physical changes that take place on the 400 acres it has occupied for 80 years. But earlier this week, when the facility cleared three acres at

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2106-2017 school year Friday, September 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. Members will enjoy being entertained by the Encelia Minor Ensemble, who will perform several selections. Reservations are required. (There is no cost

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN SEPTEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September 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 FOOD PROGRAM CELEBRATES STONE FRUITS TODAY

The Joshua Tree food program celebrates stone fruits. Reporter Mike Lisitz has more… “Stone Fruits” include peaches and plums, apricots, cherries, and nectarines. They’re fresh, plentiful and at their best during the warm summer months when they’re in season. Stone fruits contain compounds that may help prevent diabetes, heart disease

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED WITH $500K+ IN WARRANTS

A Joshua Tree woman with more than $500,000 in misdemeanor warrants was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of drug possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Toni Cagle, 31, as she was walking near the intersection of Sunset and El Cajon in Joshua Tree. The deputy determined that Cagle

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE IS FREE THIS WEEKEND

To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park—and every other national park and monument in the country—will offer free admission this weekend. Ranger Pam Tripp has more… To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary this week, Joshua Tree National Park will offer free

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APPROVAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPEALED TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

The latest in the continuing story of the fight against putting a Dollar General store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree: Having lost their appeal of the approval the store by the State District Court of appeals, the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance is now filing for a

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STATE SAYS TWO AREA FOR-PROFIT EVENTS CAN’T USE VOLUNTEER LABOR

Two Joshua Tree event promoters, one a candidate for public office, are conducting business illegally, according to the State of California. The Joshua Tree International Film Festival and the Joshua Tree Music Festivals both offer free event passes and perks in exchange for so called “volunteers” to work preparing for

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

At tonight’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, the board will meet for closed session labor negotiations for represented employees. There are no other items on the agenda. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at district offices on Chollita Road in Joshua Tree.

JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow, August 24, at Hwy. 62 and Neptune on the south side. The volunteers will be meeting from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Neptune is located between Border and Center. There will be gloves, bags, and grabbers to make

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

A special screening of the Documentary film, “Dam Nation” will be hosted by the Mojave Desert Land Trust tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… The Mojave Desert Land Trust will host a special showing of the movie “Dam Nation” tonight. The movie, which has

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FREE DIABETES EDUCATION CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need to provide comprehensive training and understanding. These classes, which have expanded to four one-hour classes, are designed to allow the patient to begin education anywhere

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SOVIET SCI-FI FILM SCREENED TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

A Soviet movie made in 1963 will be the star of a film screening in Joshua Tree Friday evening. “Ikarie XB-1,” also known by its English title, “Voyage to the End of the Universe,” is regarded by many as one of the best science-fiction movies of the 1960s. Stanley Kubrick’s

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School is holding its orientation day tomorrow, Friday, August 19. Seventh-grade students, and eighth-grade students who are new to the school district, should attend the orientation anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Meet in the multi-purpose room at La Contenta Middle School. Students will receive their cafeteria

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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE JOSHUA TREE SOLAR FARM

Yesterday saw the end of an almost two-year battle between energy giant NextEra and a diverse collection of those opposed to a large-scale solar development at the former site of the Joshua Tree airport. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us which side emerged victorious … The San Bernardino County Board

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