JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT

It’s Joshua Tree Jazz band Party time this Saturday night, 61877 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree (behind the bottle fence) from 6 to 9 p.m. in the courtyard.

JOSHUA TREE VFW POST BUSY IN THE KITCHEN

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. Sunday breakfast is huevos rancheros with chili verde sauce, pancakes, eggs, and sausage and bacon, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11

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JOSHUA TREE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL KICKS OFF TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree International Film Festival will showcase 33 films and 43 short films over three days, at various venues in Joshua Tree. The festival, which starts Friday, September 18, includes a kick-off party, an industry brunch, panels, mixers, cocktail parties, live music, and, of course, movies. The festival offers

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SPEEDING STOP RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS ON $300,000 IN WARRANTS

A stop for speeding resulted in two men being arrested for possession of a stolen car, drug possession, and misdemeanor warrants totaling $300,000. About 2 a.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Bush were patrolling Highway 62 east of Joshua Tree when a silver Kia Optima drove by

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ARTIST TALK AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

Krista Wargo will talk about her artwork currently on exhibit at the Joshua Tree library on Saturday, September 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wargo brings a fresh and startling perspective to her paintings of desert landscapes. Light refreshments will be served at this free event. The exhibit and talk

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PULLED PORK DINNER AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree VFW will be serving up a pulled pork dinner for $8 from 4 to 7 p.m.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO REVISIT INACTIVE METER CHARGES TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Inactive meter charges and conservation dominate the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, management is recommending the board move forward with plans to charge for inactive meter accounts. If

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MARINE HELD FOR TRIAL FOR DOUBLE FATAL DUI HIT AND RUN

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May will be formally arraigned next week. In the second day of preliminary hearings in a San Bernardino courtroom, Judge Katrina West heard four additional prosecution witnesses and one defense witness testify

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SHERIFFS LOOK FOR SUSPECT IN FIVE JOSHUA TREE AREA BURGLARIES

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for at least one suspect after five Joshua Tree residents reported their homes and vehicles were burglarized Friday and Saturday nights. Residents in the 6600 block of Sierra Avenue, 61500 block of Desert Air Road, and 62000 block of Grand View Circle said their vehicles were

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WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN” EVENT

A large crowd of Morongo Basin food enthusiasts were on hand at the Bell Center in Joshua Tree Saturday night for the 2015 “Taste of the Morongo Basin.” The popular annual event is a fund-raiser for the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree Foundation with proceeds going to local charities, community

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS ABOUT CONSERVATION AND TRANSPORTATION

There are two informational presentations at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting this month. Reporter Dan Stork says they are about land conservation and public transportation… The September 14 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features two informational presentations. First, Frazier Haney will tell about new events of the

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ANOTHER NEAR-DROWNING OF A CHILD, THIS TIME IN JOSHUA TREE

There was another near-drowning of a child in a pool yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman was sitting with her 3-year-old daughter out by the spa at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center about 2 p.m. The report states the woman looked at the Bhakti Fest schedule for less

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MORONGO UNIFIED STUDENTS CLOSE TO STATE ON COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS

Yesterday, we reported on state and county results on assessment tests related to the new Common Core curricula. Reporter Dan Stork looks at local results, and at how to understand them…

The results for Morongo Unified School District students on the first-ever California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress very

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, September 12, at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College. A $10 breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. The meeting begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. The Club will be voting on two candidate endorsements for the election being held November, 2015. They

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JOSHUA TREE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST NEXT WEEK

The Joshua Tree International Film Festival will bring stars to the desert under the stars for three days in September. Maya Taylor from “Tangerine,” Jason Momoa from “Game of Thrones,” Bruce Greenwood from “Mad Men” are just a few of the big names who will be at the film festival

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CADIZ PROJECT GATHERS LEGAL SUPPORT

An appeal is in process by an environmental group and a company with a mining operation in Amboy to block the Cadiz pipeline project, which will tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move it to coastal California. Reporter Dan Stork says that many organizations have weighed in on

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING SON WITH A BASEBALL BAT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of fighting with his mother, and hitting his son with a baseball bat. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Inman, 52, of the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle, was arguing with his elderly mother and hit her about 5:30 p.m. A

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TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN SATURDAY

Get your taste buds ready for the annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the delicious Joshua Tree Rotary-sponsored event… Mark your calendar to save the date for the Eighth Annual Taste of Morongo. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Joshua Tree’s Foundation,

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JOSHUA TREE CELL TOWER TO DOUBLE AS A SIGN

We’re accustomed to cell phone towers disguised as palm trees that look very little like palm trees, or pine trees that don’t really resemble pine trees. Reporter Dan Stork said that a cell phone tower will be installed in Joshua Tree disguised as a sign, and it really will be

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSERVATION CLOSE ENOUGH TO AVOID SURCHARGES

Prior to the most recent meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District it looked as though the State Water Resources Control Board might direct the water district to institute surcharges for failure to meet the mandated reduction in consumption. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why that didn’t happen .. When Joshua

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