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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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Visiting our Southwestern Deserts – safely

  Four Essential Life-Saving Tips for Safe Travels in Dangerous Desert Heat  Plan and Pack Right to Avoid Tragedy in Triple-Digit Desert Temps Author: Hillary Fox - While cruising north on I-95 in Nevada en route to Death Valley National Park, we encountered a … Continue reading

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Great Story about Morongo Basin

A long time resident of 29-Palms alerted me to this story from the Los Angeles Times. Thanks Jeanne. Its a great, well documented story about 29-Palms, Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, Morongo Valley, Landers and the many attributes of our Desert Wonderland. … 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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Eagle Mt Garbage Dump – Saga continues

Kaiser’s stink ’n stench dump lurks at east end of the Joshua Tree Nat’l Park Government, Courts, Politicians & Big Bucks weigh in to dump Billions of tons of  L.A.’s garbage in Joshua Tree over next 117 years.

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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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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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HR-3860 Bill to force rehiring more Vets

Employers claim economic hardship for not hiring Vets By Rick Maze – Staff writer – ARMY TIMES Posted : Thursday Feb 2, 2012 A California lawmaker wants to block most U.S. companies from using the excuse of poor economic times … Continue reading

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WEATHER FOR JOSHUA TREE – Explained

Basic current weather & 5-day forecasts for the general Joshua Tree area   The above weather is recorded at a weather-station (Joshua Tree Highlands) located inside the Joshua Tree National Park, at about 3,400 feet altitude above sea level (ASL). The air … 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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