WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE RITA ZELAYA-ARAUZ

Ten Yucca Valley area high school juniors will vie for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship title this Saturday evening at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rita Zelaya-Arauz… Today we visit with Rita Zelaya-Arauz, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, January 29, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Board will be given a report on the comprehensive financial audit for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, followed by comments from directors and staff. The meeting will be held in

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MARINES UNSURE WHETHER WOMEN WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO PULL-UPS

Marine Corps officials are still not sure if women will be required to perform pull-ups under new service-wide fitness standards. Even so, a strongly worded message from the commandant encourages Marines to keep building upper body strength in anticipation of a modification to the Physical Fitness Test. Any changes are

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SATURDAY IN LANDERS

This Saturday is the monthly Museum Marketplace in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains….. Morongo Basin Historical Society‘s Museum Marketplace is the first Saturday of each month. The next huge sale is February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers at 632 Landers

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAM TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet 8 a.m. tomorrow morning at the corner of Olympic Road and Highway 62 on the north side of the highway. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. Following the clean up efforts there will be an optional get together

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AWARDS AND INSTALLATION DINNER TOMORROW

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will honor and recognize achievements at its annual awards and board installation dinner. Awards will be presented to the Youth of the Year, Junior Youth of the Year, the Roy Greenleaf Award, Volunteer of the Year and Angel Awards, and Sports and

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MARINA WEST TALKS ABOUT WATER AND SOLAR TO MBCA

The general manager of the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency hit two themes in the talk she gave to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting. Dan Stork summarizes what Marina West said about an environmentally-aware interagency project, and water usage by commercial solar projects… The first part of

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DISCOVERY DAYS SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Discovery Days is back at the Sky’s the Limit Observatory Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her solar telescope…. Sky’s The Limit Discovery Day is back. This Saturday, February 1, “Be Weather Wise,” by Ray Yeager and “Identify and Protect Our Ancient Plants” by Robin Kobaly will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Desert Christian Academy at home. The girls’ game starts at 5: boys’ at 6:30.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls soccer teams will travel

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS TAKING OVER WATER FROM COUNTY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. Most residents of east Landers are hoping the board will vote to begin the process for the agency to take over their water service from the county. In November, Directors authorized General Manager Marina

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NEIGHBORS HELP 91-YEAR-OLD ESCAPE LANDERS FIRE

Neighbors helped a 91-year-old man escape from his home after his garage caught fire and flames spread to the house in Landers Saturday. County Fire said the two-car, detached garage in the 60000 block of Mitch Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being dispatched around 5:45

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LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS GET A LESSON ON ENERGY AND THE GRID

The featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association was Angelina Galiteva. Her topic was “Responsible Energy Development and the Electrical Grid.” Dan Stork was there for the Saturday meeting, and hits the highlights of her talk… Although California has a legislated goal of 33 percent

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NINE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN MORONGO BASIN WARRANT SWEEP

At least nine people were arrested last Wednesday during a warrant sweep of the Morongo Basin, and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail. Among those arrested from Joshua Tree were Nephateria Ary, 33, on drug warrants; George Bonney, 57, on a traffic warrant, with their bail set at $30,000 each;

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A Yucca Valley man was caught red-handed and arrested Saturday morning after a neighbor saw him breaking into a home. Shortly after 7 a.m., a resident in the 7400 block of Barberry Avenue heard banging and loud noises coming from his neighbor’s house, and he knew the homeowner was not

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COVERED CALIFORNIA ENROLLMENT AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is giving you an opportunity to find out all about the options you now have under the Affordable Care Act. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Covered California enrollment drive is this Saturday…

If you’re uninsured you must sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care

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KING OF THE HAMMERS START SATURDAY AT JOHNSON VALLEY OHV AREA

The King of the Hammers extreme off-road competition starts this Saturday in the nearby Johnson Valley Off-Road area. The Big Tent in the middle of “Hammertown” went up Sunday, garage addresses have been laid, and Wifi exists on the lake.

Organizers say it’s all coming together quite nicely. As

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 28, at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDIATE MARIA MUCHTAR

The Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is this Saturday with my wife and I as the emcees for the event. Today, managing editor Tami Roleff introduces us to Mariah Muchtar…

Today we visit with Mariah Muchtar, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for MissYuccaValley. Hi Mariah. Tell us, who

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT MARK BUTLER RETIRING

After nearly 38 years of service, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent Mark Butler announced he plans to retire March 1.

Butler has been a National Park Service employee since 1976, with many of those years at Yosemite National Park, and the last three years at Joshua Tree National Park.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE CLINIC TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Animal Action League has added two more clinics to its January schedule. Clinics will be held Monday and Tuesday (Jan 27 and Jan 28) in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62, from 10 to 2. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips. Call 760-322-4560 to schedule

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