BONITA DOMES AT MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE

You may have seen some brilliant white domes in the desert south of the highway and just east of the Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Cara Conway says the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s next Wednesday lecture will feature a guest speaker who will talk about the eco-friendly Bonita Domes…

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. On the agenda, Copper Hills Homes is requesting a street vacation of 7 feet wide and 152 feet long on the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden Gold

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00 tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will be given an overview/update on the pharmacy. Following approval of routine appointments, re-appointments, and terminations on

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SERVICES SET FOR HELEN REED

Services have been set for long-time Yucca Valley resident Helen Dawn Reed, who passed away May 23 at her home. She was 90 years old. Helen Reed was the wife of the late Walter Reed, the first Yucca Valley council member. She was a strong supporter of many Morongo Basin

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ROADS CLOSED AND THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER AFTER FLASH FLOODING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The mountains shook and the heavens opened up Saturday morning. It may not be the time to build your own ark, but some folks in Twentynine Palms may have thought so. Reporter Dan Stork describes what happened…

First it was an earthquake that rattled the desert. A magnitude 4.6 quake,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER IS COOLING CENTER

Southern California Edison still has pockets of customers in Twentynine Palms who are still without power, and power is not expected to be restored for most customer until this afternoon, with a few not being restored until midnight tonight. For Twentynine Palms residents who are still without power, the Twentynine

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NO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SEARCH FOR MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Investigators for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department continued their search throughout the weekend for 19-year-old Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who has been missing since Saturday, June 28. Investigators have been assisted by at least 50 search and rescue workers, along with the assistance

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIES SATURDAY

NOTE: This is a corrected version of the story.

 

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested early Saturday morning, suspected of multiple burglaries in the city Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 6600 block of Palo Verde Avenue, 7400 block of Cactus Drive, 6000 block of Mariposa

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TORTOISE ROCK ADDS ADDITIONAL SUMMER CONCERTS

With the first of its summer concerts this past weekend, Tortoise Rock Casino has announced that it is adding two more concerts to its schedule. Reporter Sara Snyder has more on who’s playing and when…

Tortoise Rock Casino has added two additional concerts to its summer concert series. Spankshaft, a

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LOW-COST VACCINE CLINICS FOR DOGS, CATS, THIS WEEK

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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FREE SUMMER LUNCHES FOR STUDENTS

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer…

The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program, in conjunction with the US Department

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VET COUNSELING AVAILABLE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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PREPARE FOR TRY-OUTS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team is holding a volleyball camp for girls who are interested in try-outs for the team. Reporter Cara Conway has the details…

Girls in grades 6 through10 are encouraged to improve their skills and prepare for try-outs at the Lady Trojan Girls

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WATER IN THE NATIONAL PARK

A paradox of living in the desert is that our hottest season has the greatest potential for torrential rain. Ranger Pam Tripp marvels at the wonder of water in the desert…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer

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SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAMS

Morongo Basin students up to age 18 can receive a free lunch in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. One free lunch program began Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, August 1. Lunches will include a sandwich or pita, fresh fruit, vegetable, and milk. The free lunches will be available

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TRUSTEES CONTINUES CLOSED SESSION

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a continuation of its special closed session at 8 a.m. Monday, July 7. The sole item on the agenda is the appointment of a superintendent/president. The meeting will be held in the President’s office at the college.

MOUNTAIN QUAKE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS FLOODING

First it was an earthquake that rattled the desert. A magnitude 4.6 quake, about 5 miles west of Big Bear, was felt as far away as Palm Desert at 9:59 a.m. Saturday morning. Then shortly after 11 a.m., it started raining in Twentynine Palms. Hard. For about 45 minutes. Some

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YUCCA VALLEY ROAD SLURRY SEAL PROJECT

There will be road maintenance next week on some streets in Yucca Valley. A maintenance slurry seal will be applied in stages on Joshua Lane from San Marino north to Onaga Trail, and on Joshua Drive from Joshua Lane west to Church Street. Work is expected to be finished on

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN ARTISTS OF THE MONTH

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church members David and Kim Clements are July Artists of the Month. Professional photographers, they have been highly acclaimed as equine photographers, with their photos being sold around the U.S. and internationally. They focus on desert habitat, plants, flowers and wildlife. David has delved into macro photography

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CONCERTS ADDED AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tortoise Rock Casino has added two additional concerts to its summer concert series. Spankshaft, a local Joshua Tree band, has been booked for a second concert on Friday, August 15, in addition to its concert on Saturday, July 12. The Just Dave Band has also been booked to play a

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