Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dollar General wants to build a new store in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree needs a general store — but not this kind… More on this soon, but for now, head over to Joshua Tree Barnstormer to read an in-depth essay on what Dollar General is, how they operate, who/where they target, … Continue reading

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Updates on proposed casino in Joshua Tree

Above: Exterior of Spotlight 29, a casino in Coachella currently owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, who wish to open a new casino in Joshua Tree. Dec 7, 2011: The wonderful Morongo Basin Conservation Association … Continue reading

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Defending where you live

We live on unfenced land on a dirt road in Joshua Tree, not far from the national park. Our house is next to a large swath of unblemished-by-humans BLM land. We live amongst wild beings, in natural quiet. We’re very … Continue reading

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Klasky on illegal offroading

Strong, necessary piece by Philip M. Klasky of Community ORV Watch in the Hi-Desert Star. Complete text: Off-roaders are out of control, in violation (Dec 9, 2011) Excerpts: This last Thanksgiving holiday was a nightmare for Morongo Basin residents dealing … Continue reading

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Wed Dec 14 7pm: (Probable) election night at Joshua Basin Water District board meeting

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors did not choose a candidate for the open Board seat on Wednesday, but we’ve heard that they did narrow the field from 8 to 4. The Board adjourned the meeting, and will … Continue reading

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Wed Dec 7 7pm: Review of candidates for appointment to open seat on JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD

The Joshua Tree Water District’s Board of Directors are preparing to vote to appoint a member of the community to fill the vacant board seat through to December, 2012. Tonight, the Board is scheduled to conduct public interviews of candidates … Continue reading

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Wed Dec 7 1215pm: DEMONSTRATION AGAINST CASINO IN JOSHUA TREE

Received via Facebook: NO Joshua Tree Casino Demonstration against casino in Joshua Tree. Wednesday Dec 7th at 12:15 come to the corner of Hwy 62 & Sunset – bring signs voicing your opposition. The annual Western Governors’ Association will be … Continue reading

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