THE DESERT’S DEEP DARK SECRETS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will explore the desert’s dark secrets during a lecture and presentation Saturday. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper will talk about “The Dark Side of Joshua Tree National Park” and the animals that come out after the sun goes down, and how light

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER A RAISE FOR THEMSELVES AND MANAGERS CONTRACT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider giving themselves a raise tonight and are expected to formally hire Curt Sauer as the General Manager. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board of directors will likely approve an employment contract with

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS TRANSPARENCY CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

More than water is transparent at the Hi-Desert Water District. The District announced yesterday it had received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation. The certificate is awarded to special districts that fulfill eight requirements, including ethics training for all board members, conducting open and

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, WASTEWATER SYSTEM UPDATE, BUDGET REVIEW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. A look at social media presence, a mid-year budget review and a wastewater budget are all on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

After the 2014 Miss Yucca Valley Court is introduced to the Hi-Desert Water

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL HAS FOUR TEAMS IN CIF PLAY- OFFS THIS WEEK

Yucca Valley High School is proud to announce that both boys and girls basketball and soccer teams qualified for the CIF playoffs, which begin this week. All four teams will be in action this week, and we are especially happy to announce that the Trojan boys basketball team will host

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MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

A 53-year-old construction worker was injured at the Hawks’ Landing Golf Course in Yucca Valley Monday morning. According to Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley paramedics were called to the former Blue Skies Golf Course at 7:24 in response to a man being run over by a tractor. Denison said

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: GRANTS, SENIOR HOUSING NAME AND MANAGER REMOVAL ORDINANCE

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets with a busy session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some the agenda highlights…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will be introduced to Miss Yucca Valley and her court, and recognize Sheriff’s

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BLOOD DRIVES IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TODAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives Wednesday, February 19. Residents may donate blood at High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree from 8 to 5, or at the Yucca Valley Community Center from noon to 4. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers

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PALMS SPRINGS MAY ADD FOURTH MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

While the Town of Yucca Valley refuses to consider allowing their medical marijuana dispensary to reopen, a fourth medical marijuana dispensary could open in Palm Springs July 1. There has been much discussion during the past year about adding another cannabis collective; the Palm Springs City Council is scheduled to

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Honors conferred by outside organizations, and numerous administrative actions are featured on the MUSD Board of Education meeting’s agenda tonight. Dan Stork lists the kudos and regulation topics…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on February 18 starts with a closed session at 5:30 to deal with

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TIME TO START GETTING YOUR SPELL-A-THON TEAM TOGETHER

The Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy has announced the date of its 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 8 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST SET FOR MARCH 27

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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KIDS CRAFT CORNER AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Some fun for the kids this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Kids Craft Corner…

Introduce your children to their creative side this Saturday at the Twentynine Palms Library. On February 22, beginning at 2:30 p.m., the library will be having a craft

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICE TO THE YOUNG HOMELESS

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, and a place to do laundry. Once they become drop-in clients, they can utilize

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FREE HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON FOR MILITARY WOMEN

Area military women are being invited to a special luncheon event in Palms Springs next month. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the invitation…

Active duty military women and the wives of active duty military from Twentynine Palms will be honored at a luncheon in Cathedral City in March. Heart to

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MANDATORY SPRING ATHLETICS MEETING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat athletes, there will be a mandatory parent and student athlete meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gymnasium. If you are participating in a spring sport and you have not attended a meeting earlier this school year, you and a parent/guardian must attend.

A WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ SOCCER

On Senior night, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team routed Desert Mirage by a score of 72-40, with contributions from players across the board, and it wasn’t even that close!! The team will like to thank the Trojans that came and supported us on Valentine’s day. Playoffs start

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY

A 61-year-old Joshua Tree woman pleaded guilty last week to robbing a bank in January. Darcy Landrum was in court last Tuesday for a pre-preliminary conference when she changed her plea to guilty to robbing US Bank in Yucca Valley three weeks ago. Judge Rodney Cortez sentenced her to two

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DONNA MUNOZ TAPPED FOR MORONGO CALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER

Last week’s announcement that Donna Munoz, Morongo Basin’s Field Rep to County Supervisor James Ramos, was stepping down makes sense with today’s news that Munoz has been offered the position of General Manager for the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Munoz was at the CSD training with outgoing General Manager,

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LEARN HOW TO GROW FOOD TREES IN OUR DESERT

Would you like to grow your own food trees in a desert-friendly way? Dan Stork tells about an upcoming workshop where you can learn how…

The Transition Joshua Tree Permaculture Project Team will present a free all-day workshop on Planting Food Trees in Arid Lands on Sunday, February 23. Participants

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