LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for the annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

When the Morongo Basin was rocked by the Landers earthquake in June 1992, local ham radio operators commandeered the

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6 HURT, 2 CRITICAL, IN HWY 62 CRASH IN WEST TWENTYNINE PALMS

Six people were injured, three critically, in a two-car crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 4:07, a white VW Jetta attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 62 from northbound Pederson near the Eagles Aerie.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: PAYING FOR THE RECALL, BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Last year’s recall petition against Yucca Valley Town Council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo incurred additional expenses for the Town, which is responsible for paying the bill for verifying the signatures, counting the ballots, and for legal costs. At last night’s special meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: WATER DISTRICT MEETING & REDEVELOPMENT LITIGATION

At tonight’s City Council meeting in Twentynine Palms, a request by the Water District for a joint meeting returns to the agenda, as does litigation over the dissolved Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says that a ribbon cutting, Planning Commission issues, and aid to local businesses will be treated before

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 ,at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join us for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available to make

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 30

Just four very talented performers are being sought for a unique, fast- paced comedy starting in mid August at Theatre 29. Reporter Dianna Jones say auditions for “39 Steps” are this Monday, June 30…

Auditions have been set for the fall production at Theatre 29, “The 39 Steps.” This frenzied

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MATURE DRIVERS CLASSES START TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library will offer a free six-week mature driver education class beginning tomorrow. The six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time during the weeks of June 25 through July 30 and no pre-registration

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION STILL LOOKING AT HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will continue their work to the Town’s Home Occupation permits tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more….

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will once again take up the issue of home occupation permits. Among the items the commissioners will discuss and possibly approve are amendments

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SCHOOL BOARD WRAPS UP THE SCHOOL YEAR TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board wraps up the current school year in its June 24 meeting with a long, but generally pro-forma agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics that will be addressed…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education starts its June 24 meeting at 5:30 p.m. with

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DOG LICENSES AND PET VACINATION THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic this Thursday, June 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will begin annexing the County W-1 water agency, among other business…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24, starting at 6:00 pm. At this meeting, the Board will

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SATURDAY MORONGO VALLEY CRASH CAUSES ROAD DELAYS, POWER OUTAGE

Traffic on Highway 62 was disrupted for about six hours on Saturday after a man drove his truck into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 2:30 p.m., Raymond Yglesias, 48, of Whittier, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulling a trailer, westbound on the Highway, just east of

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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SUPERINTENDANT OF SCHOOLS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

More upheaval in the upper management levels of the Morongo Unified School District. After the loss of two financial administrators, it seems the newly hired Superintendent is next. Reporter Dan Stork has the latest…

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN GIRLFRIEND OFF THE ROAD

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon after his ex-girlfriend said he tried to run her off the road in his car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was driving westbound on Highway 62 at Balsa Avenue in a gold Toyota Highlander shortly before 4 p.m. when Tito

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a special session this evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the rundown of a very busy agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a public information workshop for business and property owners about the construction project that will install curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and medians along Highway 62. The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 25, in the Ocotillo Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, starting

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW OFFERS MANY FEATURES

The Rotary Club Fireworks show in Yucca Valley this year will see a wide variety of family activities and entertainment. Reporter Taylor Thacker says plan to be at the Brehm Sports Park on the 4th of July for the show and the fun…

Thanks to the generosity of so many

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RIBBON CUTTING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS NATIONAL PARK DRIVE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m. midway down National Park Drive, on the center median across from the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the National Park Drive improvement project, which consists of new curbs, gutters, and

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROEJCT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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