MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

At Thursday’s (June 1) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will be asked to approve a bus stop improvement. Directors will also review the operating and capital budgets. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA Operations Center, 62405 Verbena Road in Joshua Tree.

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Martha Snider in Joshua Tree. Members will celebrate the end of the year with a pot luck. Please RSVP to Gay Smith at 760-369-2211 no later than Monday, June 5, if you plan to

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SUNDAY FIRE DESTROYS A NORTH JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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COUNTY AND CALTRANS TO DEDICATE JOSHUA TREE STRIPING PROJECT TOMORROW

CalTrans and County representatives will hold a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at Tortoise Island in Joshua Tree at 10 a.m. tomorrow, (Wednesday, May 31), for the new bike lanes and striping plan in downtown Joshua Tree. The striping and bike lanes are a first for San Bernardino Counties. Bring

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine-Air Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker. Wreaths

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BLM DECLARES ELEVATED FIRE RISK

The California Desert District of the Bureau of Land Management has declared a level of Stage 3 fire restrictions for the area ranging from Ridgecrest, CA to the border of Mexico. Fine fuels, which are at the driest level in recorded history, combined with hot, windy conditions, have created an

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STORROR TEAM APOLOGIZES FOR JOSHUA TREE VIDEOS

The group of men who posted videos recently of them breaking several laws in Joshua Tree National Park to promote a British clothing brand removed their videos from YouTube and posted an apology to their Facebook page. In the videos promoting the Storror brand of clothing, the group of nine

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold a welcome party tonight for the new artists-in-residence. Come meet and greet the new artists: Tom Birkner, Ryan Parra, Marium Rana, and Lisa Marie Rollins. In addition, there will be a library dedication, silent auction, and drinks and appetizers, from 5 to

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MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES PLANNED IN AREA COMMUNITIES

Three Memorial Day ceremonies will be held locally Monday, May 30. The Twentynine Palms cemetery, at 5350 Encelia Avenue, will hold its annual ceremony in the rose garden, starting at 9 a.m. Major General William Mullen of the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will be the guest speaker.

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS WELCOME PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will hold an artist welcome party this Saturday night. With your invitation, here’s Rebecca Havely…

Come help welcome the new artist in residence at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, at an Artist Welcome Party 2017. This Saturday, May 27, from 5 to 8

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A BREWERY AND TAP HOUSE IS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

Joshua Tree will soon have its own brewery and tap house. A local group consisting of active duty military, veterans, a Realtor, retailer, and local professionals have teamed up to open the enterprise at 6393 Sunset Road, one block north of the Highway. Partner Jessica Rudd told Z107.7 News the

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FLAGPOLE REDEDICATION IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will hold a ceremony Saturday, May 27, to rededicate the veterans’ marker and flag pole in downtown Joshua Tree. The marker and flag pole are at the corner of Highway 62 and Park Boulevard. Representatives from the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, the

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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY THIS WEEKEND

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a spaghetti and meatball dinner tonight, (Friday, May 26) from 4 to 6 p.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNT GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL TICKETS, KICK-OFF TONIGHT

Today is the last day to get discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival. Discount tickets are 10 for $6. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and at the Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree. Tickets may also be purchased

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FIRE DESTROYS A JOSHUA TREE HOME

A home in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms is a total loss after a fire Tuesday afternoon, and smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to the home of Joanie Johnson and

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVERS

The California Highway Patrol Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is one and a half to

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS AT FUTURE PLANS AND SOME SENSITIVE POLICY TONIGHT

Morongo Basin school officials will make future plans and talk about more delicate subjects at tonight’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane explains… Strategy and controversy. Those are two major items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Specifically, the board will

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