MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TODAY AND TONIGHT IN MARATHON MEETING

Another long meeting is in store for the Board of Education on June 3. Reporter Dan Stork says it starts with an evaluation of the Superintendent, and continues with many end-of-year recognitions and setting the wheels in motion for next year… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO OPEN HASTIE EXHIBIT SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday, June 7, for its newly completed exhibit building for the Hastie Bus. For years during the Depression, Johnnie Hastie drove a 1928 Chevrolet bus, known as “Old Betsy” every day from Twentynine Palms to Banning, with stops

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUMMER READING PROGRAM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer their summer reading Program this year and they are looking for some volunteers to help. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the volunteer opportunity… The Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off on June 16, and several volunteers are needed to help with registration, programs, and handing

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 13

This month’s California Retired Teachers’ Association meeting will be a pot luck held Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Desert Willow Ranch in Pioneertown. Members will enjoy Western-themed entertainment and are invited to wear their boots and cowboy hats. There will be no fee, but please call Sherry Craft

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FIVE OF OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

High honors for five of our local Morongo Unified schools. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the well-deserved kudos… Five elementary schools in the Morongo Basin will be recognized by the county and state for their students’ academic achievements. Condor, Friendly Hills, Landers, and Morongo Valley Elementary Schools will receive the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT THREE APPLICATIONS

Cellular communications, a pet business, a massage parlor are all before the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission at its next meeting this evening. Reporter Dan Stork says that policy discussions on the Development Code and the General Plan are also on tap… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has three public hearings

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RUMMAGE SALE AT EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

The Evangelical Free Church in Yucca Valley will hold a rummage sale from Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7. The church is located at 6804 Mohawk Trail. The sale features large items such as exercise equipment and furniture, kids’ clothes/toys, adult clothes and shoes, small items, kitchen supplies, tools,

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WAGNER LEAVING COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

After seven years at Copper Mountain College, Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner announced today that he will resign effective July 14,2014 to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. According to a Press release, During his tenure, Dr. Wagner led the college through a period of unprecedented State budget cuts

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ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW, WE REVIEW AND ENDORSE

In this opinion piece: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, is state primary election day in California. Morongo Basin voters have several local candidates running for county and state-wide offices in tomorrow’s election. In partisan races, the two candidates with the most votes for each seat will appear on the ballot in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC WILL ANNOUNCE A VACANCY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council has incurred the first vacancy in its young life. Reporter Dan Stork reveals who is leaving, and what other issues affecting the Morongo Basin will be before the County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting… A consent item on the agenda of the

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY IN LANDERS

The Red Cross helped a family that was displaced Saturday morning by a small electrical fire in Landers. According to Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, a small fire started in a cabinet in front of an electrical switch. Due to the smoke damage, the family had to leave the home.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Burglars were out in Twentynine Palms over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports at least four residences, and one vehicle, were broken into Friday and Saturday. About 10:30 a.m., a resident in the 74300 block of Chemehuevi Drive in Twentynine Palms reported two of his vehicles had been burglarized overnight,

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HEAT AND LOW HUMIDITY REGIONALLY; HAVE A FIRE DISASTER PLAN

With heat and low humidity comes high fire danger for our entire region. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to have a fire disaster plan… You never know when a fire disaster will strike. Having a plan for these situations can keep you and your family safer in the time of

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VETERANS’ SEVICES BEING OFFERED LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms twice a week. On Wednesdays, she is

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PACIFIC CLINICS OFFERING CHILDREN’S INTENSIVE SERVICES

Troubled children and families have resources here in the Morongo Basin offering support and help. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you who to call…. The Children’s Intensive Services, or CIS, strives to support the family unit, engage the family in treatment, and reduce the risk of out-of-the-home placement, significant school

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

A bereavement support group meets twice a month to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the Hi-Desert Home Care

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CASINO NIGHT THIS SATURDAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Get your tickets early for this weekend’s fund-raising Casino Night in Morongo Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to get advanced tickets…

Black Jack, craps, poker and roulette; if you like gaming, place your bets on Saturday, June 7, and the Morongo Valley Firefighters Auxiliary’s Casino Night at Covington

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE LOOKING FOR FULL MOON CIRCLE VOLUNTEERS

Transition Joshua Tree needs volunteers to help with its summer full moon OM Circle. Set for Thursday, June 12, the potluck dinner begins at 7 p.m. and OM Circle chanting begins at 8:30. Volunteers who can help greet, direct parking, collect donations, set up and clean up should email tjtheartandsoul@gmail.com.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOFTBALL UMPIRES WANTED

Applications are now being accepted for umpires for the City of Twentynine Palms’ adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be 18 and over and be able to work evenings beginning June 16. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game of slow-pitch softball is required; knowledge of ASA

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EARTHQUAKE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS

Do you have all your prep done for the big rumble? Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the earthquake checklist…

We all know the Big One is coming, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime. Before the Big One strikes, get together with your family or roommates to plan on

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