RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residency Program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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FEATURED FUGITIVE LOCATED AND ARRESTED IN JOSHUA TREE

A Morongo Valley man who was featured on the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station’s “Fugitive Friday” Facebook page was captured Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree. According to Sheriff’s reports, Justin Brinkley, 27, also known as Justin Case, was wanted on a $50,000 warrant for possession of stolen property. A tip led

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RECEPTION FOR JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS RESIDENT ARTISTS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands artist in residency program is holding an opening reception tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… For the past seven weeks, the Joshua Tree Highlands artists in residence have lived and created art in the Mojave Desert. The artists are: sculptors Robert Michael Jones and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early this morning after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit through residential neighborhoods. A Sheriff’s report states that deputies attempted to stop Cory Bryant, 33, for speeding near Alta Loma and Alta Avenue about 4 a.m. Bryant refused to stop and led deputies on

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING A PURSE FROM A CAR AT A GAS STATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested accused of stealing a purse out of a vehicle at a gas station. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman was filling up with gas about 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway. She locked her car door while she

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, July 8, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Club members will discuss the upcoming election and open local seats, along with plans for meet-and-greets for endorsed candidates. The morning begins with an

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER MAKING DEATH THREATS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested last night, accused of threatening to kill a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, Fred Johnson, 49, was arguing with another man in the 6100 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree about 9:30 p.m. The victim said the Johnson threatened to put

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD: CHROMIUM 6 REIMBURSEMENT AND A FINANCIAL REPORT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Chromium 6 reimbursement and a financial report are on the agenda….. At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board is expected to receive the third quarter financial report and approve a resolution

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ENJOY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN

Night time is the best time at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some options for nighttime hikers… Here in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing

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KEYS VIEW ROAD CLOSED FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

Joshua Tree National Park has closed Keys’ View Road today until further notice due to a search and rescue operation inside the park. Michael Rodriguez, 57, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video

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MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES CLOSED ON JULY 4

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, July 4, and will resume its regularly scheduled

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TWO JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS ARRESTED AFTER A FIGHT

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested on warrants Wednesday evening following an altercation in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, four people were arguing about 7 p.m. in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway when a woman grabbed a baseball bat and hit Paul Nagy, 22, in the

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTY MAKES WARRANT ARREST

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on his warrant after he was recognized by a sharp-eyed deputy Monday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy noticed Marty Crew, 35, in a silver sedan near Avenida La Flora Desierta and Calle Las Sierras in Joshua Tree about 4:40 p.m. The

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MAN HELD AFTER TRYING TO BREAK IN TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER

A transient was arrested Monday morning after he attempted to break in to the Morongo Basin Humane Society animal shelter. According to a Sheriff’s report, workers at the shelter in the 4600 block of Sun View Road called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:23 to report that a former volunteer, identified

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SUSPICIOUS DISGUISED MAN FOUND TO HAVE MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Monday after a Joshua Tree resident thought it was suspicious for the man to be walking around with a bandana over his face. According to a Sheriff’s Report, a resident called the Sheriff’s Department about 9 a.m. to report a man, wearing a King’s

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER VANDALIZING CARS AT A JOSHUA TREE RESTAURANT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of vandalizing several cars at a Joshua Tree restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, employees of a restaurant in the 61700 block of 29 Palms Highway called about 3:15 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as Dustin Mattis,

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CHP OFFERS “START SMART” DRIVING CLASSES FOR TEENS AND PARENTS

Start Smart is a safe driving awareness class for teens and their parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the class details… The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a Start Smart class on June 30 at 6 p.m. for teens and their parents. The class will illustrate how poor choices

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN BUSY WORK, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS

The Morongo Unified School Board will be very busy today with work-study, closed, and open sessions. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Morongo Unified School District Board of trustees will meet in a work-study session at 5:00 today to receive presentations on the Single Plans for Student

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, June 29, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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