TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight in regular sessions for water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker says raising water rates will be discussed as well as staffing and reimbursement for volunteer firefighters… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their first meeting of the year

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FINAL HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the last of three special meetings tonight to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Residents are invited to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at 5:00 on Thursday, January 29. Note the change in start time for this meeting. Among the items on the agenda, the board will discuss: a revision to the marker policy for niche compartments, since the VA

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting for this evening. Reporter Dan Stork describes the limited agenda… At a special meeting on January 28, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will have a closed session on labor negotiations with fire fighters. A subsequent open session will

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TODDLER BOOT CAMP, PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Toddler Boot Camp and pre-school story time will be held at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow. Toddler Boot Camp is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. through February 12. The six week session is open to children 1 to 3 years. The course will be focused on the development of gross

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SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area of the Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee tomorrow at noon at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The Community Advisory Committee consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth.

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SARAH WEBB

The Annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is coming up Saturday, February 7th at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Z107.7 introduces you to contestant Sarah Webb…

Today we visit with Sarah Webb, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Sarah, who is the prominent

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team was in action last night against Big Bear High School. Coach Michael Schneider said, “The Wildcats played the best defense that they played all year, causing 31 turnovers. The final score showed a decisive victory for the Wildcats by a score

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WAL-MART EVACUATED AFTER BOMB THREAT THIS AFTERNOON

Wal-Mart management evacuated the store today after it received a telephoned bomb threat. Detective Corey Emon said Wal-Mart received a phone call about 2:20 in which the unidentified caller threatened to blow up the store. Emon said at that time, management decided to clear the store of employees and customers,

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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his girlfriend said he choked and hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 29-year-old woman told deputies that her boyfriend of six months, Kevin Cobb, 44, hit her, choked her, and smashed her face into something. The woman said Cobb

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT BLOCK GRANTS AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council is scheduled to consider block grant rules, medical marijuana dispensaries, city manager recruitment, and science education. Reporter Dan Stork has more details… The January 27 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council gets off to an early 5:15 start, with a public workshop session on

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TWO NEW SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS AT THE MORONGO BASIN STATION

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station welcomes two new sergeants, Sergeant Jim Thornburg has been with the county Sheriff’s department for 16 years, and was assigned to the Morongo Basin as a deputy and detective. He was promoted to sergeant seven months ago. Thornburg’s experience includes narcotics and he came here

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WE FOLLOW UP AN A STRICKEN YUCCA VALLEY GIRL

The family of a Yucca Valley girl who had a very special Christmas thanks to donations from County fire fighters, the Sheriff’s Department, and the California Highway Patrol, is in need of more help. Abigail Snipes, 12, was diagnosed eight years ago with neurofibroma. Over the last few months, the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a

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LOCAL MARINES JOIN REACH OUT TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Small groups of Marines fanned out across the Morongo Basin on Monday to help seniors, veterans, and disabled neighbors from Twentynine Palms to Morongo Valley with yard work, small chores, and home maintenance. More Marines will be helping Morongo Basin residents on Friday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what he saw

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning Sunburst at the Sportsmans Club. The team will start at 8 AM and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Board meets tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in regular session. On the agenda, the board will schedule their annual 2015 workshop, approve committee assignments, hear public comment, receive

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ROTARY CLUB HELPS OUT TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club presented a $1,000 check to Tri-Valley Little League to help the club maintain and improve its facilities. Tri-Valley Little League is a non-profit organization and the Rotary clubs use its fields for the Fourth of July fireworks and Oktoberfest. Yucca Valley Rotary Club President Cynthia

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GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE LOCALLY

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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