RULES FOR PETS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The desert environment can be deadly, especially from May through September, when temperatures in the park often soar above 100 degrees. Visitors are cautioned to avoid physical activity in the heat of the day. Staying well hydrated helps the body cool itself through sweating, and salty snacks replenish lost electrolytes.

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JT HARMONY TOUR CONTINUES AT THE BEATNIK SATURDAY NIGHT

The JT Harmony tour, featuring free performances at various Joshua Tree venues, continues tomorrow evening at the Beatnik. Reporter Rebecca Havely says come hear some of the area’s best musicians… The JT harmony tour is a compilation of performances from various artists hailing from both high and low deserts. The

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PET DOG DIES ON A JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TRAIL

A pet dog died on the Lost Palms Oasis trail in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Two men from Long Beach took the dog with them on a seven-mile desert hike. Passing hikers came to the Cottonwood Visitor Center about 12:45 p.m. and reported that the dog, a 4-

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APPEAL OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL APPROVAL BACK IN COURT MONDAY

A new court date has been set in the protracted battle over the proposed Dollar General store in Joshua Tree. The project has been blocked for about a year since the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance successfully challenged the development pending an evaluation based on California Environmental Quality Act requirements.

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JT HARMONY TOUR CONTINUES AT THE BEATNIK SATURDAY NIGHT

The JT Harmony tour, featuring free performances at various Joshua Tree venues, continues tomorrow evening at the Beatnik. Reporter Rebecca Havely says come hear some of the area’s best musicians… The JT harmony tour is a compilation of performances from various artists hailing from both high and low deserts. The

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JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS “SHREK, THE MUSICAL”

Joshua Tree Elementary school will perform “Shrek The Musical, Jr.” Reporter Rebecva Havely has all the details… The students at Joshua Tree Elementary school will present, for one night only, “Shrek The Musical Jr.,” on Friday June 3. This family-friendly show is for all ages. The musical comedy follows the

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SCIENCE CAMP A RITE OF PASSAGE FOR AREA SIXTH GRADERS

Even while local sixth graders are getting back from their annual science camp experience, fund-raising is already beginning for next year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… For sixth-grade students throughout Morongo Basin, science camp is akin to a rite of passage. Often, it’s the first time a child

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARS FROM LAFCO, CONSIDERS WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board has a full plate for their meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said they will hear from LAFCO, look at a draft water management plan, and consider budgets… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, attendees will hear from the Executive Director of

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DEATH VALLEY JIM RELEASES 7TH BOOK ON SECRETS IN OUR MOJAVE DESERT

Adventurer, author, blogger, and radio host Jim Mattern, better known as “Death Valley Jim” has released another of his popular books on the secret places you can discover in our own back yard. Reporter David Haldane say Death Valley Jim is unapologetic to some critics… It started as a rumor

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CONTACT IN THE DESERT UFO CONVENTION STARTS FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Thousands of UFO enthusiasts from around the globe are expected to congregate this weekend at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center for Contact in the Desert. The fourth annual UFO convention kicks off Friday and runs through Monday, June 6. The convention will feature guest speakers including Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, star

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OUTRAGE OVER BRITISH SINGER SPRAY PAINTING JOSHUA TREE FLORA

Morongo Basin residents are in an uproar over a music video that shows a British singer spray painting a Joshua tree and cholla cactus. Beth Orton filmed the video for her song “1973” on a vacant Joshua Tree lot said to be owned by the Noah Purifoy Foundation; in the

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GROUNDBREAKING PUBLISHER ART KUNKIN HONORED ON MEMORIAL DAY

A pioneer in the modern-day free press movement, ground-breaking publisher, and Joshua Tree resident Art Kunkin was honored on Memorial Day. Z107-7 reporter, and former LA Free Press writer David Haldane noted the honor… When it comes to Memorial Day, most of us think of honoring those who’ve sacrificed in

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LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY BY ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June 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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HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

It is a three-day holiday weekend and the regional thoroughfares will be full of holiday travelers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be careful out there…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region, and with gas a dollar cheaper than

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, and

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CHP TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The CHP will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson has more…

This Saturday, May 28, the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Morongo Valley. The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. The officers will be

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER RELEASES DRAFT URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The blueprint for the future of water use and conservation in Joshua Tree has been released in draft form. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public review of the Urban Water Management Plan is open…

Joshua Basin Water District has released a draft of its Urban Water Management Plan for public

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JT HARMONY TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Harmony concert tour kicks off this evening with the first of eight performances. Musicians hailing from both high and low deserts are gathering in Joshua Tree. Partnered with home-grown locations, the JT Harmony Tour is a compilation of performances from these various artists. The tour kicks off

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Tonight’s dinner is hosted by Fred and Diane. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located

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HI-DESERT BEEKEEPERS MEET TOMORROW

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 28, at The Nourishing Tree in the Holmes Health building, 62057 29 Palms. Highway in Joshua Tree. Andrew Tuffley will be demonstrating his homemade solar wax melter and sharing his experiences about beekeeping in Northern California in the 70s

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