CITY SERVICES CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

In addition, the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. City and town offices will re-open Monday morning, November 30.

FALL CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Cooler weather brings campers to our National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers visitors some camping tips… With this season’s cooler weather, campsites in Joshua Tree National Park have begun to fill every weekend, as early as Friday morning and through the weekends. Reservations can be made for Indian Cove

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NO BUS SERVICE ON THANKSGIVING

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will not operate service on Thursday, November 26, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 27.

STATE OF THE BASIN: MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT AND HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

When Tenet took over the operations of the Hi-Desert Medical Center this summer, the healthcare district not only changed its name, but its focus, too. The chief executive officers for both the newly named Morongo Basin Healthcare District and hospital spoke to about 200 people in attendance at last week’s

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:45 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the dramatic craters and mountains on the bright gibbous moon. Check Sky’s The Limit’s

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS BLANKET DONATIONS

Tender Loving Christmas is collecting donations to distribute to convalescent homes residents. Assignment reporter David Knutson has more… Tender Loving Christmas is asking for blanket donations for their donation to convalescent homes for the holidays. If you can help by donating any knitted, crocheted, or sewn blankets, you can drop

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CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is an ideal camping destination when you come prepared. ROP Broadcast Student Daneita Chestnut has a check list… Many people from all over the map come to visit Joshua tree National Park. According to park rangers Sara Sutton and Lorna Shuman Visitors are allowed to camp

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT ATHORITY 100 DAYS COLLISION FREE

For the second time this year, the Morongo Basin Transit Authority has marked 100 days without a collision or injury. As of Thursday, November 12, MBTA operators and maintenance employees have not been involved in a preventable collision, nor has there been any injury that could have been prevented. In

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DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding another drug take-back day tomorrow. Assignment reporter David Knutson has the details… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a Drop-Off Event for unwanted prescription drugs and

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THREE JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH YUCCA VALLEY BURGLARIES

Three Joshua Tree residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary in Yucca Valley. During a follow-up investigation into the burglary, deputies went to a home in the 61500 block of Palm Vista Drive in Joshua Tree, where they found Christopher Harris, 37, Dawn Demaray, 23, and Tara Palkman,

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DAVID FALOSSI SCULPTURE INSTALLED IN JOSHUA TREE

A new treat for Joshua Tree residents and visitors. World-class Yucca Valley sculptor David Falossi has created a stone sculpture in the Turtle Island area. Reporter David Haldane spoke with Falossi…

“Spirit climb.” That’s the name of a new sculpture soon to be dedicated in downtown Joshua Tree. And

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:45 p.m. and end about 9 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the dramatic craters and mountains on the bright gibbous moon. Check Sky’s The Limit’s

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING EARLY THANKSGIVING DINNER TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a an early Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, November 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. The dinner includes turkey, vegetable, mashed potatoes, and gravy for $9. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Tender Loving Christmas needs volunteers. Reporter David Knutson puts out the call…. So much to do, so little time do it. Tender Loving Christmas needs hundreds of volunteers for their 32nd annual Christmas Day feast at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer is invited to

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A SPATE OF BURGLARIES IN JOSHUA TREE

At least seven Joshua Tree residents reported burglaries Monday and Tuesday. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor was notified by a security company about 3 p.m. Monday that a burglar alarm for a home in the 5800 block of Sunset Road had been activated. The neighbor saw that the back

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TENSION HIGH AS JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES INACTIVE METER FEES

Tension was high last night in Joshua Tree as the Joshua Basin Water District convened a public hearing on instituting a basic monthly fee for inactive accounts. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the standing-room-only meeting. Here’s what happened… Last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board voted 4 to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HOLDS HEARING ON FEE FOR INACTIVE METERS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold a hearing on charging fees for inactive meters tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the water district’s agenda… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will hold a public hearing on District plans to impose

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YOU CAN HELP THE HUMANE SOCIETY NO-KILL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter can always use your help. ROP broadcasting student Amy Fuentes tells you how… The Morongo Basin Humane Society is the local no-kill animal shelter located in Joshua Tree. According to their website, they’re motivated to keep the shelter up and running because they

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WINDS FAN A JOSHUA TREE FIRE

Firefighters in Joshua Tree battled a strong wind yesterday as they fought a fire burning a garage and multiple vehicles. According to County Fire Captain Clint Marks, firefighters from Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and CalFire were called at 4:02 p.m. to the 61600 block of El Coyote for

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BATTLE LINES UNCLEAR IN JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DISPUTE

The effort to stop the construction of a Dollar General retail store at Sunburst and the highway in Joshua Tree still goes on with legal challenges slowly moving their way through the court system. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the latest in the legal maneuvering… In the on again/ off again

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