POINTING GUN AT NEIGHBOR RESULTS IN ARREST FOR JOSHUA TREE MAN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a neighbor with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 60800 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 11:30 p.m. because a man said his neighbor, Frank Nicholson, 68, pointed a gun at him.

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SMALL SHED FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Firefighters made quick work of a shed fire in Joshua Tree Tuesday afternoon. Joshua Tree firefighters, assisted by Yucca Valley firefighters, were called to the 60400 block of Latham Trail at 1:39 p.m. The 10×10-foot shed was threatening a house, but firefighters were able to prevent it from spreading, and

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet in special session at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow morning. On the agenda, trustees will consider approval for a $73,000 contract to perform classroom LED lighting conversions. And in a second action, trustees will consider awarding a contract for the Student Success Center Modular

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NUTRITION CLASSES OFFERED BY JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Free nutrition classes will be offered by Reach Out Yucca Valley at the Joshua Tree Parks and Rec center. Participants will learn healthy eating habits for the whole family, along with tips to kick start at healthy lifestyle. The classes will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 19,

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JOIN THE JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow because they care about our desert. If you want to help, join them tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 14. They will meet at Highway 62 and Sunburst (north side). The new summer start time is 7 a.m. The

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“SUMMER SPLASH” IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

Kick off your summer fun with a 5K splash run/walk in Joshua Tree. The Summer Splash event, set for Saturday, June 17, is co-hosted by the Joshua Tree Parks and Rec Department, Rotary Club, and Morongo Basin Healthcare District. The event at Sunburst Park in Joshua Tree is from 9

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of Hi Desert Medical Center.

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit in the Morongo Basin Friday night. About 10:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Crowl noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a vehicle violation near Highway 62 and El Reposo in Joshua Tree. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. Five Sheriff’s

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN UNDERWHELMING MEETING TONIGHT

If you’ve ever thought of addressing the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, tonight would be a good time. The MAC meets with virtually nothing on its agenda except the usual public safety reports from fire, medical and law enforcement agencies. Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree

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FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer…

Morongo Basin children up to age 18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch

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HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES THEIR GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter depends heavily on donors for their mission. Reporter Kirby Davis says the no-kill shelter will honor their “Guardian Angels” this Sunday…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold an ice cream social for its Guardian Angels and the public. The social will feature cake

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHOW OPENS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, “JTAG” will open “The Drawing Show” Saturday, June 10, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the gallery’s annual community show, which offers an opportunity for local artists to submit work. Cash awards and people’s choice awards will be given out the night

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RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 SATURDAY

A new show has opened at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist

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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

The Artists-in-Residence at BoxoHouse in Joshua Tree will be presenting a unique body of work. Here with your invitation is reporter Rebecca Havely…

According to climate scientists, the Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park may not survive the changing environment. In response to this poetic tragedy the artist-in-residence at

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CEREAL DRIVE

Today (Friday, June 9) is the last day of the local cereal food drive. Sponsored by the Hi-Desert Medical Center, Hi-Desert Publishing Co., and Z107.7, local businesses are collecting boxes of cereal and monetary donations. All donations will benefit the Way Station in Joshua Tree and the FIND food bank

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SIGN UP TOMORROW FOR JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Registration opens Saturday, June 10, for the Joshua Tree Library’s summer reading program. The theme this year is “Gear Up and Read,” with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Registration is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There’ll be free popcorn, and those who register will receive a

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JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHOW OPENS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, “JTAG” will open “The Drawing Show” Saturday, June 10, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the gallery’s annual community show, which offers an opportunity for local artists to submit work. Cash awards and people’s choice awards will be given out the night

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RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 SATURDAY

A new show has opened at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO HEAR FROM NPCA

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will host a guest speaker at its regular meeting Saturday, June 10. David Lamfrom is the director of the California Desert and National Wildlife Programs for the Pacific Region of the National Parks Conservation Association, and he will speak on behalf of the opposition to

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DESERT DAZE GETS A DO OVER PERMIT FOR JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER SHOW

In April, the County of San Bernardino denied a permit for the return of a controversial major music festival, “Desert Daze” at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Late night noise, traffic, and the clearing of three acres for parking had many residents upset. Now, it appears the county has decided

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