JOSHUA TREE WOMAN, YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRAD, SERVING IN US NAVY

A Joshua Tree woman and Yucca Valley High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California. Petty Officer 2nd Class Merihia Koster works as an aviation electrician’s mate in the Commander Strike Fighter Wing, where she is responsible for the electrical components and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PRODUCE DEMONSTRATION AND GIVE-AWAY

Transition Joshua Tree has a food demo planned. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details…

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, vegetarian meal, and produce give-away Sunday at United Methodist Church. The event starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at the church, 6213 East Parkway in

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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OPENING AND CLOSING RECEPTIONS FOR GALLERY 62 YOUTH ART SHOW

An art gallery awards ceremony is planned in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Rolleff has your invitation…

Gallery 62 Art Gallery in Joshua Tree will hold closing reception and awards ceremony for its youth art show, entitled United Through Art, Sunday, February 26. Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade,

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT: A COMMUNITY UPDATE

A year and a half ago, the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District leased the hospital to Tenet Healthcare, which is now responsible for the operation of the hospital and its satellite facilities. The district changed its name to Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and besides serving as Tenet’s landlord, it operates the

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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LEARN HOW TO BE HEARD ON CONSERVATION ISSUES: SYMPOSIUM TONIGHT

A panel of conservation experts and consultants will hold a symposium Friday, February 24, on how to make your voice heard on conservation issues. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details…

Many people feel that public lands face unprecedented threats, and are worried about how to preserve advances made

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13TH ANNUAL REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES A BIG SUCCESS

Sunny skies smiled down on Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes Sunday. Edica Gonzalez says the fundraiser was a great success… Nearly 170 tickets were sold for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes, which featured two homes in Twentynine Palms, two homes in Joshua

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

At Thursday’s (February 23) meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, directors will recognize an outgoing board member. Following staff reports, directors will assign members to various sub committees. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the MBTA Operations Center, 62405 Verbena Road in Joshua Tree.

DUE TO NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT HDMC TOMORROW

Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION FAIR MARCH 4TH NEEDS VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Vendors and raffle prizes are needed for an adoption fair to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The adoption fair is set for Saturday, March 4, from 11 to 2, at the animal shelter on Sunview Avenue in Joshua Tree. Businesses and organizations interested in having a booth

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HONORS TWO OF THEIR OWN

Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently honored two retiring, long-term board members for their years of service and records of accomplishments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the who and the why… Earlier this month the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors recognized past board members Martie Avels and Pat Cooper for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOB FAIR TOMORROW

Professionals in nursing, therapy and radiology might want to make a note; Hi-Desert Medical Center is hiring. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in Helen Gray Education Center at 6601 White Feather Road

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park free fee day tomorrow. Here’s more from Edica Gonzalez…

In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees Monday. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days are an opportunity to take advantage of

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VETERANS’ RESOURCE DAY TOMORROW

For veterans here in the Morongo Basin, February 20 is stacking up to be much more than President’s Day. In our area, it’s also Veterans Resource Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on just what that means…

Veterans Resource Day on February 20 aims to connect area vets with programs,

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Here with some weather warning reminders is News Director Gary Daigneault… With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to

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TIME TO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

More wind and rain will be beating down on California in the near future as the storm continues to rage. For this reason, it’s a great idea to start assembling an emergency supply kit if you don’t have one already. Don’t know where to begin? Visit a link in this

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AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK” TALKS SPIRITUALITY AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in the The Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms can discuss the issue in a safe environment Sunday… William Paul Young, best known as the author of “The Shack,” will

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The annual Parade of Homes is tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets are still available… There’s still time to get your tickets for tomorrow’s 13th annual Parade of Homes to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin. This year’s Parade of Homes features two homes in Yucca Valley: Bohemian Chic, and

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