MORONGO VOLLEYBALL CLUB ENDS SEASON

The 18U Morongo Volleyball Club traveled to Corona Saturday and Huntington Beach Sunday for their end-of-the-season regional tournament. Coach Matt Jennings said Saturday’s competition was tough and the team lost all three matches. Highlights included Jenna Conrad with eight kills and four blocks; Ashley Priest with seven kills, five blocks

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BAND CONCERT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School Band will perform in Concert tomorrow, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room. Admission is free.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC AND DRAMA EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY AT 2:00

The talents of the Yucca Valley High School Music and Theater Departments will be highlighted this Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the extravaganza…

Get ready for a music and drama filled night! On Saturday, June 1, the First Annual Yucca Valley High School Extravaganza will be taking place.

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place Monday, June 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Several members will demonstrate different techniques. Members will then be asked to use at least

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors’ is holding a special meeting tonight to discuss the budget. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the information…

A special meeting will be held tonight at 6:00 to review and discuss the preliminary budget for 2013-2014 prior to finalization of the budget on June 5. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Board of Directors for the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, May 30, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The meeting will start at 5 with a closed session to discuss performance evaluations for cemetery employees. The regular meeting begins at

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THEATRE 29 LOOKING FOR 2014 DIRECTORS SUBMISSIONS

Area theatrical directors are being invited to submit a play for consideration for the 2014 theater season. Special Correspondent Les Taylor has details…

Theatre29 has announced it’s looking for theatrical directors to submit shows for consideration to build their 2014 season of plays and musicals. Area directors are urged to

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JOSHUA TREE SHAKESPEARE GUILD CLEAN-UP/Q-UP THIS SATURDAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Joshua Tree Shakespeare Guild is gearing up to renovate its newly-acquired space, and is hosting “Clean-Up/Q-Up” this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. They invite Twentynine Palms Marines to help with the massive clean-up effort. Located at 61850 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree, the 15,000 square-foot facility known as

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PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS MAY GO UP, MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

When property values declined during the economic meltdown many residents saw their property taxes go down. Now that things are improving, you may see your taxes go back up. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a meeting with the county tax assessor’s office will be held in Joshua Tree tonight…

We

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

There were more than 60 entries in the 63rd annual Grubstake Day parade in Yucca Valley Saturday. First place winners in the parade are: Band: Joshua Springs Pep Band; Dance, musical group: Star Struck Dance Studio; Equestrian, 12 and under: Rachel Kee; Equestrian, horse drawn: Ken and Rene Hopkins; Equestrian,

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY GENERAL MANAGER AND BOARD MEMBERS GET RAISES

It was raises all around at the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new budget also showed a surplus…

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors in Landers, General Manager Marina West was granted her requested 16.5 percent

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NEW MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SELECTED

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Cecilia English to become the next superintendent. Dr. English currently is the Chief Academic Officer for the Newark Unified School District in Fremont, California. The announcement said she has spent the majority of her educational career in

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CUTS HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM HOURS, REVENUE TO GO TO PROJECT FUNDS

The Yucca Valley Town Council reduced the open hours of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in a special meeting last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said a budget excess will go towards capital projects…

Due to early retirement and staff lay-offs, the number of employees at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has

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CALFIRE HAS SUSPENDED ALL BURNING PERMITS

Due to the extreme fire hazard, CalFire has suspended, effective immediately, all burning permits on state responsibility lands in San Bernardino, Mono, and Inyo counties. In addition, campfires are restricted to public campgrounds with campfire facilities. Cooking fires with a valid permit are permissible when there is no other means

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THREE ARRESTED IN DUI MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT EFFORT

Three people were arrested Monday evening for DUI during a maximum enforcement operation conducted by the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department. According to a Sheriff’s press release, between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Memorial Day, three people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; one was

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERTS BACK ON, LINE-UP SET

It’s official—the Town of Yucca Valley will be holding its 19th annual Summer Music Festival, thanks to partnership funding from County Supervisor James Ramos and local sponsors. For eight Saturday evenings, Morongo Basin residents can relax on the Community Center’s ball field and listen to a variety of music. Managing

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT IN LABOR NEGOTIATIONS. MEET ADVISORS TONIGHT

Following a special 6:30 closed session conference on labor negotiations, the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will convene in a joint open meeting with the Citizens Advisory Committee at 7:00 in order to meet the new members of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee followed by their orientation. It all

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MAY GIVE THEMSELVES RAISES TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will consider giving themselves a raise tonight among other business…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6:00 tonight at Agency offices under the old water

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BLOOD DRIVES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY, YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive in Twentynine Palms Today and Yucca Valley tomorrow. Blood donations will be taken today at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6 p.m. Blood donations will be taken at Vons in Yucca Valley, tomorrow from 2

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A REMINDER TO CREATE A DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND YOUR HOME

With dry and windy conditions, fire is a real danger throughout the state, and yes, even in our corner of the desert. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to help firefighters by creating a defensible space around your home…

The summer is heating up fast! Make sure you have a proper

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