WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT MOVES TO JOSHUA TREE, OFFERS CLASSES

The world-renowned architect, Glen Howard Small, often referred to as “The Father of Green Architecture,” has relocated to Joshua Tree. He is offering the class Architectural Patterns at Copper Mountain College that begins this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely interviewed Small. Here’s part one of a two-part story. Z107.7: Mr. Small,

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Z107.7 NEWS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN MIKE FOR “BEST NEWS BROADCAST”

Z107.7 News was named a finalist in the Radio-Television News Association’s Golden Mike Awards®, for “Best News Broadcast”. The Golden Mike Awards are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes® apart from other competitions is the “Golden Mike Standard of Excellence.” Unlike

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday afternoon after he fought with his girlfriend. According to the Sheriff’s Department, neighbors heard a woman screaming for help and things breaking from a house in the 61800 block of Verbena Road about 3:15 p.m. A Sheriff’s investigation found that Jeromy Bunyard and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will look at whether to buy state Water for recharge tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely takes a closer look… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will give direction

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 22, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. Under old business, the board will receive administrative and operations reports.

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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HOSPITAL SETS PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED AFFILIATION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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JAZZ PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION AT HARRISON HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a jazz performance collaboration this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a

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REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES TO INCLUDE DREAM CATCHER RANCH

The Parade of Homes is an annual fundraising event for Reach Out Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork previews the Dream Catcher Ranch in Yucca Valley… In the Western Hills area of Yucca Valley, Dream Catcher Ranch is expected to enchant tour goers on the Parade of Homes, put on by

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY TO HOST SUPER BOWL PARTY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club will host a Super Bowl XLIX party beginning at 2:30 p.m. February 1 at Copper Mountain College’s Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen. The party, which includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, costs $25. Kick-off is at 3:25 p.m. Televisions will be placed throughout the dining area so everyone can

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FREE ENTRANCE INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOMORROW

After you participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. march, perhaps you’ll take a trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says Monday is a free entrance day for all national parks… How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW POST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. The Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, quesadillas, and bacon and sausage, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF BITING GIRLFRIEND

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday evening after his fiancée said he bit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Thaddius Lindsey, 28, of the 4300 block of Bonita Avenue, got into a fight with his fiancée Sunday over a set of keys, and during the argument, the woman said

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND

A special landscape painting workshop led by a nationally recognized artist will be offered this weekend at a spectacular Joshua Tree location. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to be part of the experience… Presented by the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency is a Fundamentals of Landscape Painting workshop with

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BASKETBALL SIGN-UPS AT JOSHUA TREE RECREATION

Registration for the Joshua Tree youth basketball program is now being accepted online and at the Joshua Tree Community Center Office. Cost is $55 per player until January 30, and then the fee increases to $65. Final day to register is February 13. Ages 4 to 14 years are eligible

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JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PROJECT REP TO MEET WITH MAC COMMITTEE

The company that will construct solar power generation facilities for the Morongo Unified School District is also planning a less popular solar field in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says a subcommittee of the Morongo Basin MAC will meet with a company representative tomorrow… The Land Use Study Committee of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper mountain College Board meets tomorrow afternoon, starting with a closed session at 2 p.m. at which it will discuss recruitment of a superintendent/president for the college. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the rest of the agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in regular session tomorrow,

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be in action tomorrow morning from 8:00 until 9:00 on Aberdeen, just west of Porter. To get there go north on Sunburst, right on Golden, left on Border another left on Aberdeen approximately one mile to Porter. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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