JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO GET UPDATE ON HOSPITAL SEWER PROJECT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will hear a series of reports…

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the board will review many committee reports such as

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 46th ANNUAL SHOLARSHIPS AND AWARD PROGRAM TONGHT

Yucca Valley High School’s 46th Annual Senior Awards and Scholarships Program will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Yucca Valley High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award scholarships to deserving seniors.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Junior High School Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Corbin, will be putting on their Spring End of the Year Concert at the school tonight. Corbin urges residents to “Come out and support live music and it will be sure to amaze you.” The concert

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The Morongo Valley CSD meeting tonight has a diverse agenda. Reporter Dan Stork says it covers fire protection, fundraising, audit and budget, building maintenance, and legal representation…

The May 21 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors starts at 6 p.m., at Covington Park. Following a

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO REVISIT IN-HOUSE OR OUTSIDE SEWER CONSTRUCTION

The Hi-Desert Water Board meets tonight. A revisit on whether the sewer construction will be “in-house” or out (of) house is on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET AND GREET WITH CANDIDATES

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club is sponsoring a meet-the-candidates get-together tomorrow, at the Joshua Tree Saloon. Democratic candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Sheriff, and Superintendent of Schools will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk one-on-one about the issues. The Joshua Tree Saloon is on the highway

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FREE FUN ZONE AT GRUBSTAKE DAYS COMMUNITY FAIR

The 64th Annual Grubstake Days Celebration of the rich mining and ranching history of the Yucca Valley area is this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones says a new free fun zone for the kids will be part of the event…

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission will make its debut at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SOCCER CAMPS

Youth Soccer Camps will be offered in Twentynine Palms for girls and boys ages 4 through 15. The camps will be broken down into age groups from 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. Camps will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. for ages

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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TWIN EARTHQUAKES RATTLE THE REGION

A pair of earthquakes rattled the Morongo Basin and nearby Big Bear last night. The first, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Big Bear Lake shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Originally listed at 3.9, it was later downgraded to 3.8. The epicenter of the quake

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: BUDGET INPUT, SYNCHRONIZING TRAFFIC LIGHTS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meets in an early special and then regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda ranges from public input on the budget to synchronizing traffic lights…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start its regular meeting tonight with a special meeting starting

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NEW ROUTE FOR 64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE SATURDAY

Due to construction on Highway 62, the route for the 64th annual Grubstake Days parade has changed. Participants will line up on the corner of Church Street and Onaga Trail and proceed east down Onaga Trail to the high school on the corner of Onaga and Sage. After the parade

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS HORSHOE TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN

This year’s Grubstake Days brings out the traditional horseshoe tournaments hosted by the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Diana Jones gets out her favorite throwin’ shoes…

The Grubstake Days horseshoe competition returns Saturday with a double-elimination tournament. Registration is first-come, first-served, at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Monday through Thursday

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CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKE SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS BEARD CONTEST

Celebrity look-a-likes is the theme of this year’s Grubstake Days Beard Contest. If you could be in the cast of Duck Dynasty or be mistaken for Chuck Norris, come to the Grubstake Days Community Fair main stage at 12:30 p.m. to participate in this free and fun contest. Contestants will

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NEW MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SALARIES RAISE EYEBROWS, MEETING TONIGHT

Employee recognitions, bond fund oversight, and administrators’ salaries are among the items before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork previews the agenda…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will begin its May 20 meeting with a report by the Citizens’ Oversight Committee on

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GRADUATION CEREMONIES PLANNED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Various graduations are planned for the students of different disciplines at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the scorecard…

It is that time of year when classes are coming to an end and graduation is right around the corner. Copper Mountain College will recognize its vocational nursing program Class

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BASKETBALL CAMPS OFERRED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

In Twentynine Palms, Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp will be offered to girls and boys ages 8-14. The camp runs June 16 through June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The registration fee includes a camp basketball, t-shirt, certificate of participation,

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BACK-TO-BACK FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were busy with back-to-back fires Friday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, fire fighters were called to a home in the 6100 block of Daisy Avenue at 5:35 p.m., where they found heavy black smoke and flames on the outside of the home, climbing

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IT IS WILDFIRE SEASON, PROTECT YOUR HOME

Drought, high winds and low humidity are spelling out extreme fire danger for most of the state of California, including the desert areas of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker has some reminders to make your property fire safe… With the wildfires already affecting parts of California, and the threat

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