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JT Nat’l Park officials close popular Park sites

  Graffiti forces closure of popular Joshua Tree Nat’l Park sites The Associated Press Posted:   04/13/2013 08:12:22 PM PDT April 14, 2013 3:48 AM GMT  –  Updated:   04/13/2013 08:48:25 PM PDT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif.  -  Acts of graffiti … Continue reading

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CASINO TO BREAK 29-PALMS GROUND

The following is a direct copy of the PRESS RELEASE excluding the graphic. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Therese Everett-Kerley / Lisa Herman 760-834-8599 / PR@CordMedia.com TWENTY-NINE PALMS BAND OF MISSION INDIANS TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW CASINO Project Will Bring … Continue reading

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Hi-Desert Cultural Center – June 2012 Lineup

  The Joshua Tree Philharmonic has a nick-name: “JPHIL” and for JUNE 2012 they are presenting 8 musical performances at the Joshua Tree Blak-Box Theater Phantom of the Opera 8 Performances The Phantom Of The Opera – Joshua Tree Philharmonic Find … Continue reading

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PhotoInterest – Interacting with our Wildlife

Our Desert Critters - in and around Joshua Tree The desert is home to numerous varieties of wildlife from the tiniest of insects to big horn sheep, coyotes and Bobcats, and yes, lizards too.   This is a 7-inch Desert Gecko sitting atop the … Continue reading

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What is an NCHR?

  This article is ”almost” an answer to a JoshuaTreeStar visitor’s question posted under the “Poll-FAQs” heading: http://wp.joshuatreestar.com/?page_id=4471 “What is a NCHR? Do my taxes go up? Who’s in charge? What happens to my property value? Does it create jobs? I have … Continue reading

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Issues concerning the Morongo Basin – Pro or Con?

The current issues Pro or Con… yea or nay This is likely to turn into an “editorial” more than a “news” article. Bear with me. Various “issues” are always in the “works” so-to-speak, in any diverse community, even between differing … Continue reading

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GAS PRICES ON THE RISE — AGAIN

  Gas Prices Top $4.35 in Morongo Basin California Expected to exceed $5.50 before Memorial Day   Posted noon Sunday Feb 19, 2012 While Death Valley California has the highest gas price in the nation topping well over $5 per … Continue reading

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Alternative Energy – Boon or Boondoggle?

Alternative Energy Projects Zero in on Morongo Basin with Joshua Tree and 29-Palms in the forefront. Who benefits?   Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:51 pm Energy projects zero in on Basin By Courtney Vaughn, Hi-Desert Star – Yucca Valley  MORONGO … Continue reading

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New Feature — Polls to vote your opinion

VOTE YOUR OPINION… a new feature to serve the Morongo Basin population I received software that will provide a simple “poll” concerning various “issues” within the sphere of influence of the general Morongo Basin region — as a public service — and have … Continue reading

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INVASIVE – TOXIC WEED

MBCA’s “Hold the Mustard” Weed-Pull Event It may be the season of hearts and flowers (Happy Valentine’s Day!), but there is one flower that is not loved in our desert… that of the Saharan mustard.  It is time for our … Continue reading

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SB County prepares assault on insect

NEWS From the County of San Bernardino David Wert, Public Information Officer (909) 387-4717 – dwert@sbcounty.gov PRESS RELEASE For immediate release dated February 6, 2012 County prepares assault on citrus-killing insect The SBCO Board of Supervisors, tomorrow, will consider joining … Continue reading

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BLAK BOX “Desert Stories V” SOLD OUT

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon, joins exciting slate of artists performing for Desert Stories V in Joshua Tree, Saturday, January 28, 2012. The theater doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with performances beginning after 7:00 p.m. Details … Continue reading

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Desert Photo Contest

Amateur & Pro SAVE OUR DESERT photo competition 2012   Permanently attached to your camera?   Out in all weather clicking away? Then here’s your chance to share your outdoor photos with the world. Save Our Desert is pleased to announce … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Star web site featured in local newspaper

Saturday, November 19, 2011 - in the Hi-Desert Star — Yucca Valley  (A comment first: I appreciate, greatly, the inclusion of my web site as a human interest story in the Hi-Desert Star newspaper. After several emails, and a couple phone calls from … Continue reading

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ASTRONOMY Resources

  Southern California Amateur Astronomer groups, clubs, societies and resources located generally in and north of the Palm Springs area to Barstow region. High Desert Astronomical Society – Luz Observatory – Apple Valley  Sky’s the Limit: Morongo Basin Observatory – 29-Palms … Continue reading

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