STATE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR SEWER CONNECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District has recently released information about state loans that are available for Yucca Valley residents to help pay for their connection to the town’s sewer system. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The State Water Resources Control Board is a state agency will offer an expanded

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be in action tomorrow morning from 8:00 until 9:00 on Aberdeen, just west of Porter. To get there go north on Sunburst, right on Golden, left on Border another left on Aberdeen approximately one mile to Porter. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will host a reception for local artist Noreen Lawlor whose art exhibit is currently on view at the library. The reception and talk will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. The artist talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.. The

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MURDER MYSTERY OPENS THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents a murder mystery. The play is student directed and opens Wednesday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of 2015 tonight. On the agenda, the commission will be asked to approve a 10-by-13-foot street vacation at the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tip-off for the girls is at 6; boys start at 7:30.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel

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2014 SETS NEW RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITATION

A new National Park Service report shows that nearly 1.6 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2014, up from 1.4 million in 2013. Park Superintendent David Smith said, “Joshua Tree has evolved from a fall-through-spring park, to a year-round destination.” Over 180,000 people visited the park in December,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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ACCUSED YUCCA VALLEY HOME DEPOT MURDERER REFUSES TO GO TO COURT

The Yucca Valley man accused of killing a man in an RV in the Home Depot parking lot in August refused to leave the jail for a court appearance Friday. James Webb, 34, who is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, was due in court

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TRIAL POSTPONED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT

A Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor agreed Friday to postpone his trial until next week. According to court records, Zachary Miller, 34, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday for a trial readiness hearing when judge Bert Swift accepted a motion

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session, a day earlier than usual. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY OFFERS HELP WITH THE DMV DRIVERS EXAM

The Twentynine Palms Library is currently offering a free six-week mature driver education class. This six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Adults 18 years and older can join the class any time at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, through February 11, and no pre-registration

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT AT 7

The edgy, new Broadway hit “Urinetown the Musical” is being cast tonight at Theatre 29. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to prepare… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown the Musical.” They will cast 10 men and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SELECTS NEW DIRECTORS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society appointed its officers and recognized a new board member at its monthly meeting Thursday, January 8. By unanimous vote, Les Snodgrass will serve another year as the society’s president, and long-serving treasurer Nolan Lockwood will remain at the books. Greg Mendoza was appointed vice president;

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES OFFERED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A treat for local artists and art students: Nationally known artist, muralist, and new Twentynine Palms resident, Art Mortimer will be giving classes at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Cassie Zimarik gets out her portable easel… Enrollment is now open for Art Mortimer’s “Fundamentals of Plein Air Painting” class to be

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School junior varsity and girls’ wrestling teams had strong finishes at tournaments Saturday. Coach Brandon Whitbread said Gary Koger and Wade Ingersoll each placed second at the Palm Springs JV tournament. At the Lady Coyote Classic at Indian Springs High School, Fernanda Macias placed fourth, Julianne

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” MONDAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s “Urine Town the Musical,” the edgy new Broadway hit, are tomorrow. Actors as well as a back stage crew are needed for the production. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown

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