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TRUMP ADMIN PROPOSES TO NEARLY TRIPLE ENTRANCE FEE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is one of 17 national parks under consideration for massive entrance fee hikes under a current proposal by the Trump Administration. Under this proposal, if you were to visit the Park on any day during the … Continue reading

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DOLLAR GENERAL ENTITY ASKS WATER DISTRICT FOR WILL-SERVE LETTER

June 21, 2017: Joshua Basin Water District General Manager Curt Sauer reports to the District’s Board of Directors that the District has received a request from an architectural firm representing a person that will do a Dollar General business in … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS ON ALTA MIRA HOUSING PROJECT!

Big update from local activists at the JT105 Alliance…. The JT105 Alliance filed a CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) lawsuit against the County and the developers of Altamira on October 28, 2016. Since then, 89 people have donated $8,683, to … Continue reading

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Hi-Desert Star: “SOLAR PROJECT AT JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT PUT ON HOLD”

GOOD NEWS! From local newspaper the Hi-Desert Star: Solar project at Joshua Tree airport put on hold Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 4:23 pm By Leah Sanson, Hi-Desert Star JOSHUA TREE — The NextEra corporation is stopping, at least for … Continue reading

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TODAY IS THE DAY FOR WILLOW CROSSING

To help protect the desert we love, please give to the Mojave Desert Land Trust’s #Protect62 Campaign today. Matching funds will double your donation — today only. Help keep the native Joshua Tree forests intact along Hwy 62! Donate here: … Continue reading

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LAWSUIT LAUNCHED BY JOSHUA TREE LOCALS TO STOP PROPOSED ‘ALTA MIRA’ GATED HOUSING PROJECT

JT 105 Alliance is seeking to raise $20,000 to fund its lawsuit against the proposed 105-acre, 248-unit Alta Mira gated housing project. Over $2,000 has been raised already. You can donate here: STOP ALTA MIRA! gofundme You can also send … Continue reading

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WILLOW CROSSING

We were deeply distressed recently when the Institute of Mentalphysics/Joshua Tree Retreat Center, without a permit, cleared 3-plus acres of their land at the corner of the 62 and La Contenta to make a parking lot. Bad enough that this … Continue reading

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