MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST MOVING WEST

Mojave Desert Land Trust is moving its offices to a new location: two miles west of downtown Joshua Tree into the building formerly occupied by Hanna’s Nursery Gardens. Executive director Danielle Segura said the move is an opportunity for the land trust to be directly across from its Section 33

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DESERT CHRIST PARK ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

Desert Christ Park Foundation will hold its annual meeting at the Park on Friday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. Desert Christ Park is located at 56200 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. All are welcome to attend. The Park’s Foundation is always seeking new board members and volunteers. For more information

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, December 20. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. Late December is one of the finest months to observe the night skies. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress

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SUNDANCE-BOUND DOCUMENTARY SHOT AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

Black Rock High School is the subject of a documentary film, currently in production, that is scheduled to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporter Dan Stork spoke with Principal Vonda Viland about the project and about the alternative school… We asked Black Rock High School Principal Vonda Viland

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Sultana last night and fell by a score of 45-38 in a non league contest. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Ashley Priest led the team with 11 points, while junior Annika Dendekker and sophomore Taylor Spitz

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CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior

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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week… Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of

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NAME OF MARINE KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH RELEASED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the Twentynine Palms Marine who was killed in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Saturday morning. Kirk Gadsby, 25, of Mariposa, was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road east of Twentynine Palms, when he lost control, and the Expedition

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting… A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD has a full agenda this month. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics… At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District has four items of new business: Board reorganization at the January meeting; volunteer of the year discussion and

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NEW JOSHUA TREE SIDEWALK RIBBON CUTTING TOMORROW

A new sidewalk has been constructed in Joshua Tree, from the center of downtown to the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors’ Center. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 18, at the Visitors’ Center entrance, south of Highway

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIVES COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School will host an informational event on getting financial aid for college. Copper Mountain College’s director of financial aid, Brian Heineman, will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid and funding a college education. Students and their parents are urged to attend the event, set

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at a very busy agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. On the agenda, the Board will nominate and elect a president and president-elect. Then the board will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD REORGANIZES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will bring up both water and fire business… The regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Directors will elect officers for the upcoming

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER WANTS TO REPLACE THE RASCALS

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight, on the agenda, “replacing rascals.” Reporter Caitlin Logan explains… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting takes place at 61750 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree. During the meeting, the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost a hard-fought battle to San Jacinto High School last night. The final score was 60-53. Coach Michael Schneider said freshman guard D’Shaun Barrett scored a team high of 13 points and Kyle Hope ended up with 11 points.

The

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COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told… Jeff Rigney told us that

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YUCCA FAMILY HELPS SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FIRE

A Yucca Valley family did everything right to save their house from being destroyed by a fire yesterday. Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Golden Bee at 9:35 a.m. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, a heating blanket that was left

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council looks fairly routine. The Council will hear a presentation from Hi-Desert Medical Center, presumably on its affiliations plans. Among the items on the consent agenda,

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