JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board revise their general manager’s contract and change meeting times tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will select a special district member from among three candidates to serve on the Local Agency Formation

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LDS CHURCH HOSTS COMMUNITY CLEANUPS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two community clean-up days have been scheduled for Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and other churches, various civic groups, and service organizations, residents will be dispersed to several locations to improve the communities. On Saturday, April 9, volunteers will

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NO REASON GIVEN AS POWER OUTAGES AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS

A power outage throughout the Morongo Basin Monday left tens of thousands of residents without power for hours, some for as long as 18 hours. Residents in Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Pioneertown, and Morongo Valley reported power outages between 8:30 and 9 a.m. While power was restored

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI AFTER DRIVING INTO STORE WINDOW

A 46-year-old Joshua Tree woman was arrested for drunk driving after she drove through a plate glass window at the Joshua Tree Circle K Sunday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 11:30 a.m., a woman—later identified by Sheriff’s records as Yvette Hosier—drove her 2004 Chevrolet through the front window

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SCHOOL BOARD REVIEWS COMPETING CHARTER SCHOOLS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says charter schools are the dominating agenda item… The hot-button question of which charter school will serve the Morongo Unified School District may be resolved at the board of education’s regular meeting tonight. On one hand, the

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TURKEY TACOS TOMORROW AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up special turkey tacos Wednesday, April 6, from 11 to 1. The Taco Belles will serve up their famous potato bake with homemade chili and cheese sauce, on Friday, April 8, from 4 to 6. The VFW Post

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LOW AND NO COST PET MICROCHIPS, VACCINES, SPAY AND NEUTER OFFERED

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering, and free spaying, neutering, and vaccines in April for all feral cats. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS OFFERED

Sign up now to protect your dog by getting rattlesnake aversion training. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign-up your four-legged friend for the class… The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 7. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING UP FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight (April 1) from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET APRIL 8

California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. An orphanage in Uganda will be the topic presented by Cheryl Erickson, who will update attendees on the building of the library in Uganda which she shared

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BIRD SINGING AND DANCE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The first of several events celebrating Native American art and culture in the Morongo Basin will be held tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says bird dancing is an important part of Native American culture… The public is invited to join about 700 fourth graders tomorrow (Friday, April 1) to participate

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DAV MOBILE SERVICE VAN IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree to advise and help veterans with questions about their rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will be held on Saturday, April 2,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes tomorrow for a 3 p.m. study session in the Bell Center’s Community Room on the Joshua Tree campus. On the agenda is a discussion on setting the institutions targets and standards. The next regular meeting of the board is April 14.

JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree Community Plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County seeks public input on the Joshua Tree Community Plan through a series of workshops. “Confirming Our Goals and Objectives” is the

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN DAY THIS SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event will be held Saturday, April 2, from 10 to 2 at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event will include a patriotic tattoo contest, chili cook-off, entertainment, raffles, resources for veterans, vendors, and more food. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day event is

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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WE TOUR ERIC BURDON’S HOUSE FOR SALE IN JOSHUA TREE

Rock icon Eric Burdon is selling his Joshua Tree home for a cool $889,000. Z107.7 Reporter David Haldane took the tour and tells what a rock star’s abode offers… The first things you notice about Eric Burden’s house are the stone alligators guarding its gate. There are more oddities inside:

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PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE AND FESTIVAL

A family friendly festival has been planned as well as a bike ride. With all the details, here’s managing editor Tami Rolloff… Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center are co-sponsoring the Park to Park Ride and Festival to be

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EGG HUNTS, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND CHURCH SERVICES THIS EASTER WEEKEND

There will be all kinds of special events and church services in celebration of Easter this weekend, from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms. In addition to activities and church services, Easter egg hunts will be held all over our beautiful springtime Morongo Basin. Reporter David Knutson tells us about the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN GET HIS WISH AND GOES TO JAIL

Deputies helped a Joshua Tree transient get his wish to go to jail late Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Christie, who will be 52 Friday, threw large rocks through the windows and doors at Hi-Desert Medical Center about 11:30 p.m. During the investigation, Christie told the deputy

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