JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT CHANGE IN HDMC WATEWATER AGREEMENT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a deal that was too good to be true, was…

It seemed like a deal too good to be true. Joshua Basin Water District entered into an agreement where the Hi-Desert Medical Center was to pay for planning

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E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT SATURDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

What do you do with those televisions, computers and monitors, fax machines and printers, VCRs and DVD players, and other electronic items you don’t need or want anymore? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up in our landfills as these items contain components that are hazardous. The

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LEARNING CENTER OPENS TOMORROW ABOARD TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

The Combat Center will unveil its new Lifelong Learning Education Center during a grand opening ceremony Thursday, September 5. The new facility features 18,000 square feet of space that includes 10 classrooms, three computer laboratories, three supply rooms, wireless internet and a student lounge. In addition, National University, Copper Mountain

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SCHOOL BOARD IN TWO SESSIONS, PART 1 OF 2: GOOD FINANCIAL NEWS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education had a budget workshop in addition to its regular business meeting. Dan Stork breaks his report into two parts. Today, in part 1: good news and hard questions on the financial front…

During a budget workshop, Assistant Superintendent Dave Price told the

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OVER 1,800 CARS STOPPED IN TWO CHECKPOINTS, NO DUI ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms police departments both held DUI checkpoints in the last two weeks. The Yucca Valley checkpoint was held August 23 at Balsa Avenue and Highway 62 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. A Sheriff’s press release reports that 1,082 vehicle were stopped during that time,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: RECOGNITIONS AND PROMOTIONS

County Fire Battalion Chief Dave Benfieldwas recently promoted to Division Chiefof the South Desert Division

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and breaks her report into two parts. Today in part 1, recognitions and promotions, tomorrow in part

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CITIZEN'S PATROL CAR IN CRASH DURING FLOODING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Citizens Patrol car was involved in a crash on Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms last Thursday following flash flooding on the highway. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, heavy rain and flash flooding during the afternoon of August 29 left standing water, rocks, debris, and thick mud in

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FAMILY FIGHT ESCALATES TO ATTEMPTED MURDER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A family fight that got out of control resulted in a Twentynine Palms man being arrested for attempted murder Monday, and his wife arrested for battery. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derrick Garvin, deputies were called to a home in the 6300 block of Yucca Avenue where they found Victor Guerra,

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MORONGO BASIN TENNIS NAMES YOUTH COORDINATOR

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association announced the appointment of Jessica Fairfield, 15, to youth coordinator. Fairfield has been been involved as player and youth leader in multiple youth recreational tennis programs. She graduated from Winning in Tennis–Leadership–Life, a 12-week, life skills and athletic program for youth, developed and conducted annually

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A HUGE WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football Varsity team got off to a great start Friday night against the Saints of Xavier Prep winning 51-13. Coach Tim Cannavo said offense, defense, and special teams all contributed points. The offense totaled 458 yards, 369 rushing and 89 passing. Xavier Prep was

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PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY OKTOBERFEST IN SEPTEMBER

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is offering some special packages for their upcoming Oktoberfest event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the bargains for the September 21 event…..

Oktoberfest is a community event presented by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce to be held

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION IN 27TH DEVELOPMENT CODE REVIEW SESSION

The sole item on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission for tonight is the 27th study session on the Development Code update. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Twentynine Palms City Hall

TRY-OUT FOR THEATRE 29'S

Want to have some fun with the by busy volunteers at Theatre 29? Performers, backstage workers, painters and set builders are all being sought for this year’s Halloween haunt event. Reporter Taylor Thacker says come to the theater in Twentynine Palms tonight to find out how to be part of

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SALVATION MOUNTAIN TURNS INTO MUD SLIDE

The desert has seen tremendous amounts of rain, and the rain has wreaked havoc not only on the Morongo Basin, but on a nearby cultural icon, Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is an art installation covering a hill north of Niland, near Slab City and just several miles east of the

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, WORKSHOP, REGULAR, AND CLOSED SESSION

Budgetary items dominate the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Dan Stork lists them, and other items up for consideration…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins its September 3 meeting with a 5 p.m. workshop on the unaudited actuals financial report, upon whose

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MAN FACING TRIAL FOR BURGLARY ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms man who was in court just over a week ago for attempted burglary was arrested Sunday evening, after a woman found him inside her Joshua Tree home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 6500 block of Outpost Road came home Sunday evening about 6:20

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EARLY RELEASE PROBATIONER FOUND WITH HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man on felony probation was arrested Saturday afternoon after a Sheriff’s deputy found heroin on him. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a deputy saw Joshua Fuchs, 35, at the Subway restaurant at Old Woman Springs Road and Highway 62 about 12:30. Fuchs had been given an

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FOUR YUCCA VALLEY TEENAGERS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARIZING TWO BUSINESSES

Four teen boys were arrested Friday evening, accused of burglarizing two Yucca Valley businesses. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the Yucca Valley Rite-Aid was burglarized Saturday, August 24, just after midnight when four boys, ages 14, 15, 16, and 17, broke a window and entered the store to steal

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN A RELATIVELY ROUTINE MEETING

After two tumultuous meetings last month, it’s routine business for the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing editor Tami Roleff says new employees, and employee of the quarter, will also be recognized tonight…

After recognizing a new fire chief, sheriff’s safety specialist, and the employee of the quarter, tonight’s meeting of

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MORE STORMS BRING FLASH FLOODING TO LANDERS AREA SATURDAY

More flash flooding disrupted traffic in our Hi-Desert Saturday afternoon. A storm cell settled over Johnson Valley and Landers about 1 p.m. Saturday, before moving east onto the Marine base. Flash flooding was reported in several spots on Old Woman Springs Road between Linn Road and Reche Road. County Fire

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