JOSHUA TREE VFW OFFERS DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY

The Joshua Tree VFW will be serving up a fish fry and shrimp dinner this evening from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for $7 and $8 respectively. The VFW Sunday breakfast with chicken fried steak and a full menu is from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for $7. The Joshua

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A REMINDER TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK SATURDAY NIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Edica Gonzalez reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday night, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first

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MORONGO VALLEY CRASH KILLS DOG, JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES WOMAN

A man escaped serious injury, but his dog was killed, in a roll-over crash in Morongo Valley Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons the truck left the highway and hit a power pole near North Star Trail. The

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET NOVEMBER 11

The California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, November 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Twentynine Palms Junior High ROTC will present the Colors, and association members and families who have served in the U.S. Armed Services will be recognized and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO DISCUSS PAVING THEIR PARKING LOT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says paving and surplus property are on the agenda…… Infrastructure, of a sort, is up for discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board. It seems temporary fixes to cracks and holes are far from a

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER GETS 2016 PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Kudos for our home-town Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the laurels… Hi-Desert Medical Center recently received a 2016 Performance Excellence Award by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes. The award is for exemplary work in reducing hospital-acquired conditions. The Medical Center was recognized for its success in preventing

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TRUNK OR TREAT AT THE JOSHUA TREE SPORTSMAN’S CLUB TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club is hosting a Trunk or Treat event tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. and it’s free and open to the public. Local volunteers will decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy or other treats to the trunk or treaters. They will also

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UNITED METHODIST TRUNK OR TREATS IN YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS.

Trunk or treat tonight in the parking lots of the United Methodist churches of Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. It is for kids of all ages. Join them tonight, Halloween night, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES IN NOVEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HOWLING HALLOWEEN AT ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE

The Animal Action League will host a Howling Halloween event for kids and critters. There will be trick-or-treat candy for the kids and treats for the critters. Dogs and cats are encouraged to dress for the occasion, or a limited number of pet costumes are available for $5 each. Photos

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NEEDS HELP TO FIND GUITAR STOLEN FROM THE WAY STATION IN JOSHUA TREE

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a guitar stolen from The Way Station in Joshua Tree. Sometime between noon Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday, a suspect entered the Way Station, located at 61722 Commercial Street, and stole a guitar belonging to the organization. The guitar

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CELEBRATE NIGHT SKIES WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The National Park Service Centennial is being celebrated throughout the month of November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares how…California’s desert communities are celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and highlighting the region’s protected public lands with free events through November. This weekend is the Joshua Tree 2016 Night Sky Festival, which

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JOSHUA TREE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DINNER AND HALLOWEEN PARTY SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Knights of Columbus is holding a spaghetti dinner and Halloween costume party Saturday, October 29. Cocktails start at 4 p.m. and dinner is at 4:30. Tickets are $5, $3 for children; kids under 10 are free. The dinner and party is open to the public; attendees do

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FREE LECTURE “HOW TO IDENTIFY POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER” TUESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center continues its free health care lecture series with “How to Identify Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” Here’s more from reporter Rebecca Havely… Learn how to recognize symptoms, within yourself and others, for PTSD and bring awareness to the need for help. Tuesday, November, 1 from 6 to 7

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EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC CONCERT AND ART SHOW AT HARRISON HOUSE SATURDAY

Harrison House of Joshua Tree will offer an experimental music and art show this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A trio of an experimental composer, keyboardist, and a visual artist will be featured at Harrison House in Joshua Tree 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29. Harold Budd has

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180 MINISTRIES FALL FESTIVAL MONDAY

One 80 Ministries will hold its annual fall harvest festival Monday, October 31. The free festival is from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and includes games and candy for the kids, music, hot dogs, and popcorn. A chili cook-off starts at 6 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee for the

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE “HOWLING HALLOWEEN” EVENT MONDAY

The Animal Action League will host a Howling Halloween event for kids and critters. There will be trick-or-treat candy for the kids and treats for the critters. Dogs and cats are encouraged to dress for the occasion, or a limited number of pet costumes are available for $5 each. Photos

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY MEETS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The Mojave Water Agency will meet tomorrow, hosted by Copper Mountain College. The college will honor the agency and host a reception after the meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… Copper Mountain College will host the Mojave Water Agency’s Board meeting and honor the agency’s allegiance to the college

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MORONGO BASIN LIBRARIES IN WORLD READING RECORD ATTEMPT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and Joshua Tree libraries will participate in a special reading event to set the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. The Read for the Record event will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 27, at the

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The next regular meeting of the Joshua Tree Clean Team is set for Wednesday, October 26, meeting at Hillview and Highway 62 on the south side. They will work from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and meet for optional coffee and conversation afterwards at the Park Rock Cafe.