YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMSSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will discuss granting time extensions for a site plan review on the northeast corner of Geronimo and Pueblo Trails, and a conditional use permit for

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FUNDRAISER TO REPAIR BUILDINGS AT HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

Buildings at the Homestead Valley Park in Landers have recently suffered a rash of vandalism. The repairs to fix the vandalism are costly. The Homestead Valley Community Council needs to replenish the bank account so there will be funds for the 3rd of July fireworks show. The Council will hold

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM AT POST OFFICE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team hopes to see volunteers at the Joshua Tree Post Office tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Organizers say the surrounding area of our post office is always in need of their services. As always gloves, grabber sticks and water will be provided. New volunteers are always

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CONSIDERS, DIGITAL MAMMOGRAPHY, BOARD VACANCY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says purchase of mammography equipment and a vacancy on the board are among items on the agenda…

A decision at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors is likely to benefit women all across the Basin.

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HELP NEEDED FOR LOCAL HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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CREATOR OF NEARBY “SALVATION MOUNTIAN” DIES AT 82

Leonard Knight, the creator of Salvation Mountain, a famous roadside attraction near the Salton Sea died in his sleep Monday afternoon. Knight died in his sleep while receiving hospice care at El dorado Care Center in El Cajon. He was 82 years old. Knight moved from the site of his

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center at Hi Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The group is facilitated by Kristin Martin,

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LECTURE ON WILLIE BOY TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The inside story of the last great American posse will be told at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to hear all about Willie Boy tomorrow evening…

The Morongo Basin’s most notorious Native American, Willie Boy, will be the subject of the Historical Society’s Second

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer team traveled to Big Bear for a De Anza League game yesterday. Coach Scott Phillips said the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but were unable to keep it losing by the score of 3-2. Senior Teresa Nava had one goal,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR MAKES GOAL, GOING TO CARNEGIE HALL

After months of fund-raising, including a live radiothon here on Z107.7, the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir has met their goal and will be going to Carnegie Hall in April to perform. After being just one of 17 choirs selected from all over the country to participate, the only

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NEW MEXICO DRIVER WINS KING OF HAMMERS FOR SECOND TIME

It was a nail-biting race at King of the Hammers Friday, as driver after driver dropped out of contention due to mechanical problems or penalties. Tom Wayes was the first to cross the race, on just three tires and a rim, but he was disqualified after it was determined he

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

Yucca Valley traffic enforcement officers will be patrolling Highway 62 this week between Trojan Lane and Church Street, focusing primarily on speeding and other vehicle code violations. Motorists are also reminded that making a left turn from westbound Highway 62 into the AM/PM is illegal; there are two sets of

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LECTURE ON THE INVASIVE SAHARA MUSTARD TUESDAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Invasive species are considered the largest threat to biodiversity, second only to habitat loss. Joshua Tree National Park is threatened by the invasive Sahara mustard plant. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the annual kick-off event for the “Hold the Mustard” campaign…

According to Park Officials, the non-native Sahara

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BOB BARKER DAY AND DOG PARADE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will have some fun with dogs this weekend and you are invited. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come join the fun day and dog parade……

Bob Barker, official “Top Dog” of Morongo Basin Historical Society, invites other dogs to join him for his fun day and

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“THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE” OPENS SATURDAY AT GROVE’S THEATRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Artificial Jungle, playwright Charles Ludlam’s self-proclaimed “’masterpiece of suspense,” opens at Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley on Saturday, February 15. In The Artificial Jungle, the sociopathic Roxanne schemes to bump off Chester Nurdiger, her pet-store owner husband. Chester uses ventriloquism to sell a mute parrot to an unsuspecting

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB OFFER PARENTS A VALENTINES NIGHT OUT

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is offering parents the opportunity to have a kid-free Valentine’s night out. Parents can drop off their children, age 5 and older, at the Twentynine Palms Youth Club in Luckie. The children will be supervised from 6 p.m. to midnight, with dinner, a DJ, crafts,

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VALENTINE’S DAY FUN AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY THURSDAY

There’s a sweetheart of a program scheduled at the Joshua Tree Branch library. Reporter Dan Stork spreads the love…

The Joshua Tree Branch Library invites children of all ages to the library for some Valentine’s Day fun on Thursday February 13, at 4 p.m. Activities will include: Hearts Bingo, making

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS SPAGHETTI DINNER FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School Wrestling Booster Club will host a spaghetti dinner and auction. The wrestlers will bake cakes that will be auctioned off at the dinner tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., in the Yucca Valley High School multi-purpose room. Funds raised will go toward the team’s end of season

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