YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The final version of the Assessment District Engineer’s Report for the Wastewater Reclamation Project (the sewer project) was approved last week by the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors and is now available to view online at www.protectgroundwater.org. In the report, property owners will find information about how each individual

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RAY KOLISZ NAMED TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board met in regular session and appointed a new general manager last night. The board named Ray Kolisz, the District’s Operations Manager, who had been serving as the interim general manager. Public hearing and implementation dates for a proposed 15 percent rate increase have been

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COUNTY OFFERING LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME-FREE TAX PREPARATION

The county is offering tax preparation for low- and mid-income individuals and families. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department is offering free tax preparation and e-filing services for qualifying low- to moderate-income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Services

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER THEFT AT BASE EXCHANGE

A Twentynine Palms Marine was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing more than $2000 worth of electronics items and games. According to a Sheriff’s report, Private First Class Blake Land, 24, a crewman with the 3rd Light Armored Recon Battalion, was in the Twentynine Palms Marine Base exchange about 11

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TWO WOMEN ARRESTED AFTER WAL-MART THEFTS

Two women were arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing from Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sara Wagner, 19, of Palm Springs, and Bree Lewis, 23, of Yucca Valley, were in Wal-Mart about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning when loss prevention personnel said they were tearing tags off inexpensive items and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HITTING MAN WITH STICK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of attacking another man with a large stick. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessiah Watson, 21, went to a residence in the 3300 block of Warren Vista Avenue, and when the resident asked Watson to leave about 5 p.m., Watson is

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HOSPITAL BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING

The Hospital Board meets in a special and closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at the agenda…… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. The board will be asked to change the existing committee meeting structure and hear a presentation

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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CREATIVITY PROGRAM OFFERED AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

An artistic workshop at a local church invites you to “Let your spirit fly.” Reporter Dan Stork explains what that will involve… An afternoon conference on creativity and inspiration, subtitled “Discovering embodied practices,” will be held Sunday, March 8, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian. This

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SNOW-SHOEING TRIP TO BIG BEAR CANCELLED

The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s trip to Big Bear to go snow-shoeing on Sunday has been cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather.

STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:30 p.m. and end about 11:00 p.m. A waxing gibbous moon will be near Jupiter and will dominate the sky, offering the opportunity to observe dramatic craters and

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HOPE ACADEMY AUCTION SEES GOOD ATTENDANCE

More than 200 students, parents, and art lovers attended the student art auction Tuesday night at Hope Academy in Yucca Valley. The silent auction of 120 student-created art pieces raised more than $2,000. A couple of artworks were part of a bidding war, and sold for more than $100 each.

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THE STAFF AGAINST BASKETBALL TEAM AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Can the staff ever defeat the varsity boys’ basketball team at Yucca Valley High School? They will try again Friday, February 27, at the 5th Annual “Staff Versus Boys Basketball” game. The game starts at 7 p.m. in Trojan Gym and is only $3. The game is a fundraiser for

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTERS IN ACTION

Coming up in high school sports, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ wrestling team will compete Friday and Saturday in the Boys’ Masters meet, while the girls’ team will compete in the Girls’ State meet.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIT-AND-RUN, VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man pleaded guilty yesterday to the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa nearly a year ago. Ronald Svidergol was driving his pick-up truck eastbound on Buena Vista on the evening of March 3 when he turned north onto Surrey Court, right in front of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS LUCKINO, DISCUSSES RACE TRACK, FIRE IMPACT FEES

Much of the focus at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting was saying hello to its next administrator. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else happened in the relatively brief session… Twentynine Palms City Council, staff, and citizens in attendance at last night’s meeting welcomed Frank Luckino, who will assume the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEET WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water Board met will meet tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will discuss a new general manager and proposed rate increases… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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17-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

A 17-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after a party Saturday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl went to her friend’s home in the 3100 block of Mesquite Springs Road about 9 p.m. where the two girls were home alone. Shortly afterward, the report states

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HEROIN FOUND AFTER SPEEDING MOTORCYCLE CHASE

A Mentone man was arrested after a basin-wide chase Friday morning, accused of possessing heroin. Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg said Traffic Officer Jim Delgado attempted to stop a speeding motorcycle on Highway 62 near Elk Trail in Yucca Valley shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. The motorcycle rider, subsequently identified as

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, BUYS PICKUP TRUCKS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board met in a regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says raises and pickup trucks took up most of the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized General Manager Marina West to begin the process for adding

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