HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD APPROVES 30-YEAR LEASE

In a special meeting last night, the board of directors of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District signed papers approving a 30-year lease of Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says another meeting tonight will set up a required election on the agreement… Following many

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MAN FOUND SLEEPING IN STOLEN VEHICLE IS ARRESTED

A Barstow man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, just before 1 a.m. a witness called to report that someone had stolen his vehicle from his driveway in Yucca Valley. Responding deputies located the empty vehicle on

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM SUBJECT OF Z107-7 UP CLOSE SHOW

Representatives from Hi-Desert Water District will be the guests on the Up-Close show tomorrow. General Manager Ed Muzik and Assistant General Manager Mark Ban will be here to answer your questions about the upcoming sewer project and the assessment vote. They’ll be able to answer questions about who the sewer

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DROPS FEE TO PAY ON-LINE

When the Twentynine Palms Water District implemented new bill-paying software, the district began charging its customers a $1 fee to pay their bills online. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the directors decided to stop charging its customers the dollar fee because the

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EASTER WEEKEND CONCERT AND WORKSHOP AT HARRISON HOUSE

Harrison House Music in Joshua Tree is offering Easter weekend events, including a live concert and a music workshop. To get involved, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how… Harrison House artist-in-residence, baritone Thomas Buckner, performs live in concert Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. at Harrison House in

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TAY CENTER OFFER RESOURCES FOR YOUNG DISADVANTAGED

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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SPECIAL 2-DAY CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO THIS WEEKEND

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will celebrate its first anniversary this weekend with two free concerts. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… In honor of Tortoise Rock Casino’s first anniversary, a special two-night stint from Checker’d Past is scheduled for Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering a spring youth basketball program. ROP Broadcast Student Marcellus Ward tells you how to sign-up… Basketball season has just ended, but it has also just started. The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreational Department is holding a spring teen basketball league for 10th, 11th, and even

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat track and field team dominated the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles yesterday in a De Anza league track meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the Lady Wildcats won by a score of 99-27. Senior Nisa Seals led the team with 15 points, with victories in

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE TO TENET HEALTHCARE SET FOR APPROVAL, VOTE IS NEXT

After months of negotiations and input, the Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will put their signatures on lease and purchase agreements, officially agreeing to lease Hi-Desert Medical Center to Tenet HealthCare of Dallas, Texas. Tenet is one of the country’s leading and most comprehensive healthcare services companies,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURNS THROUGH BUSY MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council worked crisply through a lengthy agenda at its Tuesday night meeting. Reporter Dan Stork lists what was accomplished…

Before the agendized business of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the Council viewed a video that gave the history and works of the 35 air quality management

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission spent the majority of its meeting last night discussing the Billings Transfer Inc business on Yucca Trail. Billings has two businesses on the property—a rock and sand business, and a newly added auto repair shop, which is not included in the conditions of approval for

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local churches will present an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 5 at Knotts Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The service will start promptly at 5:30 a.m. with three readings. Special performances from Gospel Fellowship, Spirit and Truth, Faith Alive Choir of Twentynine Palms,

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The edgy new musical with the terrible title, “Urinetown,” is coming to the end of its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get the last few seats to the show… If you haven’t seen the show everyone’s talking about and critics and audiences agree is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 26. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss buying bricks and what funds to use to pay for them. The directors will also establish a policy for daily assignments and scope of

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VIETNAM VETS TO BE HONORED IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY, MARCH 30

Vietnam veterans will be honored in Yucca Valley this coming Monday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the invitation to Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day… Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day on Monday, March 30, aims to honor and show appreciation to all service men and women, but the event promises something for

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, responsible for both water and fire services, will meet tonight in regular session. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Water

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COMMUNITY SWAP MEET IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is holding its annual community swap meet on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center on Joe Davis Drive, across from Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Craft vendors, artists, and direct sales companies will mingle with household

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