STONEWALL RIOTS TO BE REMEMBERED IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

BoxoHouse and the Art Queen complex in downtown Joshua Tree will hold a remembrance ceremony Saturday to commemorate the Stonewall riots that began the gay rights movement, and to honor those killed in the Orlando shootings two weeks ago. The event begins at 3 p.m. and goes until late. The

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TWO JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARIZING A HOUSE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Wednesday morning after a home was burglarized. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called about 6:30 a.m. to report an unknown woman was leaving the neighbor’s house in the 64800 block of Broadway Avenue in Joshua Tree carrying some items, and then left

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SOLAR PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IS BACK

It’s back. The Palen solar project, which was to be built on public land between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park about 10 miles east of Desert Center, is rearing its ugly head again. The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall

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JOSHUA TREE LOCAL FOOD PROGRAM MEETS SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree local food program group will meet this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the program will focus on a food that is easy to grow in our climate… “Summer Squash:” It’s beautiful, it’s versatile, and it’s the title of this month’s Joshua Tree local food program. Help bring

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STONEWALL RIOTS TO BE REMEMBERED IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

BoxoHouse and the Art Queen complex in downtown Joshua Tree will hold a remembrance ceremony Saturday to commemorate the Stonewall riots that began the gay rights movement, and to honor those killed in the Orlando shootings two weeks ago. The event begins at 3 p.m. and goes until late. The

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COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF DOLLAR GENERAL IN JOSHUA TREE

For nearly five years, some Joshua Tree residents have been fighting to prevent the construction of a Dollar General store at the corner of Sunburst Avenue and Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. Opponents claimed that the store would be inconsistent with the Joshua Tree Community Plan which encourages small independent

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER GENERAL MANAGER ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

The General Manager for the Joshua Basin Water District will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show. Call in between 10 and 11 a.m. Friday morning to ask Curt Sauer about chromium-6 in the water supply, the board’s refusal to provide will-serve letters to the NextEra solar company and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees meet in special session at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the office of the president/superintendent. On the agenda is the official naming of the governing board members whose terms expire in December. Those include Greg Gilbert, Mary Lombardo, and Dick Rogers. The three seats

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LAST STOP ON THE JT HARMONY TOUR TONIGHT

Tonight is the last stop for the JT Harmony Tour, a series of free concerts highlighting talented local musicians in various Joshua Tree venues. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to hear the last one at the Beatnik tonight… The JT Harmony Tour is a compilation of performances from various local

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next scheduled meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 22. Volunteers meet at Highway 62 and Bonair on the south side from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Gloves, grabbers and trash bags available. The hard working volunteers will meet for coffee and conversation afterwards

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HEAT WAVE WILL PEAK TODAY AND TOMORROW, COOLING CENTERS OPEN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through 9 p.m. Wednesday night, with the hottest days expected to be Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures throughout the Morongo Basin are expected to reach up to 110 in Yucca Valley to 118 degrees in Twentynine Palms today. Heat-related illnesses such

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FREE CONCERT IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Musicians hailing from both high and low deserts are gathering in Joshua Tree Sunday for free concerts. The next free concert will be at Art Trap. The acoustic show is from 4 to 7 p.m. and features Grant Earl, Lavalley, Lucky Bones, and Liesl. Art Trap is located at 61961

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FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be free hazardous waste disposal in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson tells you when and where… What do you do with those old batteries, used motor oil, leftover paint, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners and pesticides? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up

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DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $7; three pieces are $8. And they will have a special Father’s Day breakfast Sunday, with all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with the regular menu, from

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AFTER PUBLIC INPUT

The Joshua Basin Water District approved their water management plan last night, after listening to some public input. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board continued from the June 1 meeting a public hearing on the Urban Water Management

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MEALS ON WHEELS MAY EXPAND TO JOSHUA TREE

The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to see if the program should be expanded outside of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to determine if there is a

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COUNTY TAKES STEPS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING SECTION SIX IN JOSHUA TREE AS A PARK

The county supervisors started the process of converting 605 acres of property that had gone mostly ignored by the county in Joshua Tree into a park yesterday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… At yesterday’s County Supervisor meeting in San Bernardino, the board placed a deed restriction on 605 acres in Joshua

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MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Changes are coming to the Hi-Desert Medical Center, thanks to the take-over of the hospital by Tenet Healthcare last July. The hospital’s chief executive officer Karen Faulis told the Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors at their June 9 meeting that Tenet is recruiting several physicians, including general surgeons,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in first a closed, then open session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at a busy agenda… Following at 5 p.m. special meeting with labor negotiators, the Joshua Basin Water District will reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m. consider a number

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$14,000 IN PROPERTY STOLEN FROM A JOSHUA TREE CONEX BOX

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary of a Conex storage container in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime in the last month, suspects cut a hole through a chain link fence in the 3000 block of Foxy Flats and cut the locks off a 40-foot-long storage container on

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