2,000 MOTORCYCLE RIDERS CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE THIS WEEKEND

If you think you’re seeing more motorcycle riders on the roads this weekend, you’re right. Babes Ride Out is a weekend gathering of about 2,000 female motorcycle riders will be spending the weekend at the Joshua Tree Lake campground. Watch out for motorcycle riders, not only this weekend, but all

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WILD WEST SHOWDOWN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT UNITY HOME

Tickets are now on sale for the Wild West Showdown, the annual fundraiser for the Morongo Basin Unity Home. Reporter Eric Knabe Provides the rootin’ tootin’ details…

This year’s Wild West Showdown will be held on Saturday, October 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert in Yucca

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PEDESTRIAN HIT BY VEHICLE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY NIGHT

Updated at 11:55 a.m. with identification of pedestrian and driver, and vehicle description.

 

A man was hit and seriously injured while crossing Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree Tuesday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the man, Kurt Kandall, 54, of Twentynine Palms, was crossing the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS AT HELEN GRAY CENTER TONIGHT

Tonight, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold the regular twice-monthly meeting but at a new location. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out the GPS…

A busy agenda awaits directors at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. The board is expected to approve a resolution, revised

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WHO SHOT TWO PEOPLE ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT

A Joshua Tree man accused of shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 accepted a plea bargain earlier this month for assault with a firearm and other charges. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, 23, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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NO ARRESTS, NOISE COMPLAINTS MITIGATED, AT RECENT DESERT DAZE CONCERT

During the four-day Desert Daze music festival held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station received 39 noise complaints, with some of the complaints coming from the same person, who called multiple times. Deputies and county code enforcement officers, using decibel readers, determined that

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 18, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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LECTURE ON SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS AT HDMC TOMORROW

Valuable information is being provided by Hi-Desert Medical Center in a series if free lecture’s conducted by physicians. Reporter Eric Knabe says tomorrow’s lecture is about substance abuse and mental health…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center will be offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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TOYS FOR TOTS ACCEPTING DONATIONS, APPLICATIONS

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Donations of toys and money are now being accepted for Toys for Tots. A toy collection box is here in the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree and at other businesses throughout the Morongo Basin.

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COLLEGE CRAFT FAIR SCHEDULED FOR TODAY IS CANCELLED

The craft fair scheduled for today at Copper Mountain College has been cancelled due to a lack of participation. The college did not announce if the craft fair will be rescheduled.

EGGS BENEDICT SUNDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 in Joshua Tree will offer eggs Benedict with hash brown and poached pear or fresh fruit for Sunday breakfast, October 15. Breakfast is served 8 to 11 a.m. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday. The VFW is located on Veterans Way in downtown Joshua

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OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

For the next two weekends, local artists will entertain visitors in the annual Highway 62 Open Studios Art Tours. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her checkbook…

The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts this weekend and continues next weekend. More than 135 artists will showcase their work

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3-DAY DESERT DAZE CONCERT KICKS OFF IN JOSHUA TREE TODAY

The Desert Daze Music and Art Festival Kicks off tonight at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Desert Daze headliner Iggy Pop will be joined by acts such as Courtney Barnett, the Allah-Las, Hope Sandoval and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Local artists include Eagles of Death Metal and Jesika

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE REVIEWS POLICY ON FREE SPEECH AND WEAPONS

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees approved a weapons policy at their regular meeting Thursday, in which it prohibits firearms on campus. In another policy decision, the board set aside the grass area in Quad III as an area for students to exercise their free speech rights. Reporter Eric

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will present “The Adelanto Story,” an update on the conditions at the Adelanto Detention Center, during its monthly meeting Saturday, October 14. Come early for the optional $10 breakfast starting at 9 a.m. at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College Campus. The regular

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ITS JUST A DRILL: CHP TRAINING AT THE OLD JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY TODAY

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting training today (Thursday, October 12) at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. Residents may see police activity in the area, as well as hear gunfire. Officers will conduct a training scenario using non-lethal rounds. The school grounds will be closed to the public,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER NURSES VOTE TO UNIONIZE

Registered nurses at Hi-Desert Medical Center voted Tuesday night to join California’s largest nurses’ union. In a secret ballot, the nurses voted 77-4, or 95 percent, to join the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United. Hi-Desert Medical Center is part of Tenet Healthcare. The nurses will now seek wage parity with

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COUNTY PLANNING MEETING FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES TONIGHT

Residents of Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms rely on their municipal governments to make decisions about zoning, planning, transit, housing and environmental preservation in those communities. But for every other community in our Morongo Basin, those decisions, literally thousands of them, are ultimately made by county government. The decision-makers in

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Public relations and marketing, National Disabilities Awareness Month, textbooks, and sewer-related contracts are all on the agenda tonight for the Morongo Unified School District. Here’s Managing editor Tami Roleff with more…

The Morongo Unified School District board of directors will conduct a work-study session starting at 6 p.m. tonight, at

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