JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti and meatballs dinner tonight, Friday, September 30, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way

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DONNA JOHNSON RETIRING FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AFTER 51 YEARS

Gas was 31 cents a gallon, the mini-skirt was introduced, and the “Sound of Music” was the year’s top grossing film; it was 1965 and twenty-two-year-old Donna Johnson began working at Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital in Yucca Valley. Assignment report Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… Tomorrow, Hi-Desert Medical

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HARRISON HOUSE CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY

Harrison House held its first concert 10 years ago when Terry Riley performed in memory of Lou Harrison October 7. To celebrate 10 years of music, arts, and ecology, Harrison House is holding three concerts with the theme From Father to Son: A Celebration of Musical Heritage. Managing editor Tami

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SCHOOL DISTRICT HEARING ON TEXTBOOKS OCTOBER 11

The Morongo Unified School District will hold a public hearing Oct. 11 regarding the sufficiency of its textbooks requirement. The public is invited to attend; the meeting begins 7 pm at Joshua Tree Elementary School on Sunburst Street.

COUNTY APPROVES THE ALTA MIRA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE

A controversial housing development in Joshua Tree, the 248 units on 105 gated acres known as Alta mira, got a green light at yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino. The 3-2 vote in favor of the project, and against the appeal concluded almost a decade of

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NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATE POP-UP PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning, October 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk one-on-one with the candidates prior to the November 8 general election. All non-partisan candidates are

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BB GUN DAMAGE TO A JOSHUA TREE BUSINESS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a third case of possible BB gun damage to a Joshua Tree business in a week. Monday, an employee of a business in the 61800 block of 29 Palms Highway reported an 8-foot-by-8-foot window was broken sometime during the night, possibly by a BB gun. Last

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FALL GALA SATURDAY

The annual fall gala is planned for this Saturday at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Cooler weather means time for the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. in the Bell Center on the CMC campus. The event helps

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out working tomorrow. The next pick up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team is Wednesday, September 28 at the Joshua Tree Post Office at 7 a.m. and work for one short hour. Grabbers, trash bags, and gloves will be

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DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT EXPECTED TOMORROW

Like a cruel cliffhanger on a daytime drama, the last meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors ended moments before the board would have voted on the planned Alta mira gated housing project in Joshua Tree. That was two weeks ago and county supervisors are expected to finally

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FALL HEALTH LECTURE SERIES STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a fall health lecture series beginning Wednesday, September 28. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the first in the series… The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a series of health-related lectures beginning Wednesday, September 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. The first lecture

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DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVE-AWAY AT JOSHUA TREE CHURCH TODAY

The Community United Methodist Church in Joshua Tree is hosting a community dinner and produce giveaway tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has all the details… “September Seasonal Sensations” is the title of a program this Sunday, September 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church on

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED OF EMBEZZLING FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT

A Joshua Tree woman was convicted Wednesday of embezzling from the Morongo Unified School District. Karin Buttinelli, 50, worked in the school district’s payroll and benefits office when she gave herself 68 hours of overtime that she did not earn in August and October 2014, for a total of $1,927.

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PUBLIC LANDS DAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AND BIG MORONGO CANYON

Joshua Tree National Park and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve invite volunteers to the 23rd annual National Public Lands Day events. Reporter Rebecca Havley tells us what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park… Mark your calendar on Saturday, September 24 from 8 a.m. till noon. National Public Lands Day

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VANDALISM TO JOSHUA TREE CIRCLE K

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two incidents of vandalism in two days at the Circle K convenience store in Joshua Tree. About midnight Monday night, the front window next to the door was shattered by a high-powered BB gun. When the window was being replaced Tuesday afternoon, the store manager noticed

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER WANTS CANCER PATIENTS TO LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER

Women who are going through treatments for cancer are invited to a free workshop, Look Good, Feel Better, at the Hi-Desert Medical Center. The class offers complimentary group, individual, and online sessions that teach women how to deal with temporary hair loss, and changes to skin, complexions, and nails due

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ROUTINE MBTA BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

There is no new business scheduled for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority. The meeting will begin by recognizing the employee of the quarter, then the board will hold a public hearing on unmet needs. Next, the board will be asked to approve a routine consent agenda followed

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VFW MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN THIS SATURDAY

Get that motorcycle charged up and gassed, air in the tires and polish the chrome. The Joshua Tree VFW will be holding a fund-raising motorcycle poker run this Saturday. Reporter Kirby Davis gets her kickstand up… The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7264 will hold its fourth annual

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NEW 12-HOUR RELAY FOR LIFE PLANNING MEETING TONIGHT

A planning meeting will be held tonight for the new 12-hour format for Relay for Life. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society by taking pledges for time spent walking a track. Are you excited about the new 12-hour model? Thinking about starting a team? Want more information

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BOOSTER CLUB FORMING FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Inter-Collegiate College Basketball is coming to Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a booster’s club is being formed… An extracurricular athletic program has long been anticipated at Copper Mountain College. Now the College’s Foundation has announced plans to launch inter-collegiate Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams next fall. In a

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