COUNTY OFFERING FREE BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH SERVICES TO MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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SCHOOL BOARD PART 2: NURSES, MILEAGE, AND SCHOOL RECOGNITIONS

This week’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District was wide-ranging. Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Yesterday: the legal and District views of AB 1266. Today, school nurses, mileage reimbursements, and two school recognitions…

Twentynine Palms Junior High School and Yucca Mesa Elementary Schools were recognized

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight’s regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will be routine. The trustees will be updated on four burials, discuss monthly projections, and approve the financial report and expenditures. The cemetery board meeting starts at 5:30 in cemetery offices, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

FULL HOUSE HONORS OUTGOING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DIRECTOR

Last night’s Twentynine Palms Water District meeting had a full audience to honor former Director Philip Cisneros after serving 20 years of being a board director, seven of which he was president. Cisneros received plaques and awards from many people such as the Copper Mountain College Board, the mayor of

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SETS EMERGENCY SERVICES CHARGES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the directors made two significant actions….. Last night in Morongo Valley, officers of the Community Services District Board established a policy for cost recovery of emergency services provided where the responsible party should be held

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY FAIR VENDORS

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is holding its first holiday market, Saturday, December 14. The market will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Joshua Tree, on Park Boulevard next to Coyote Corner. Vendor booths are $50 and $90 for Chamber members; higher for non-members of

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29 CAME WITH CHALLENGES

The Charles Dickens Holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” is now on stage at Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the live production came together well, but not without some challenges….. With every play production comes obstacles and challenges. However, for Director Rob Wanless, these challenges were overcome and made for

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THEATRE 29 PLANNING DECEMBER REORGANIZATION

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 10 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN’S INSPIRATIONAL STORY IN NEW CHICKEN SOUP BOOK

When Twentynine Palms resident Cathy Inscore heard that the popular Chicken Soup book series was looking for stories for its book “Miraculous Messages from Heaven,” she knew she had the perfect story for it. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with Inscore about a dream she had in which her late

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 youth basketball league. Children in kindergarten through eighth grades are eligible to register. The registration fee includes a uniform and a discount is given to families with three or more children participating in the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1: DIVISION ON MORE HIGHWAY MEDIANS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS

Last night, the Yucca Valley Town Council narrowly accepted the sole bid for a construction project on Highway 62 on the west end of Town. The $2.8 million dollar project, which will add raised medians, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks from Mohawk Trail to Palm Avenue, and a traffic light at

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LANDERS WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN HER HOME TUESDAY

A Landers woman said she was robbed at gunpoint in her home. According to Sheriff reports, the woman who lives in the 200 block of South Cambria Avenue called police about 5:50 to report that two men entered her home and confronted her with a gun. She told police the

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BICYCLIST HIT BY TRUCK TUESDAY MORNING IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle yesterday. About 9:30 a.m., Steven Garnett, 20, was riding his bike near the intersection of Barberry Avenue and Golden Bee Drive when he was hit by a driver in a 2005 Dodge pick-up truck. Garnett complained of

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART 1: AB 1266, ACCOMMODATIONS FOR TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

AB1266, nursing resources, and mileage allowances were the major topics at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Dan Stork reviews the presentations, pleas, and perturbations in two parts. Today, AB 1266… Assistant Superintendent Doug Weller and John Dietrich, who advises the school district as legal counsel, gave

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EDISON WARNS ABOUT A TELEPHONE SCAM

Southern California Edison is warning residents and businesses that it has received a number of reports about a telephone scam. Imposters claiming to be from SoCal Edison are calling businesses and telling them their electric bills are overdue. The caller then demands immediate payment through a prepaid cash or debit

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District the board is expected to establish a policy for cost recovery for emergency services provided where the responsible party should be

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YUCCA VALLEY POLICE FOCUSING ON SPEEDING

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Inca Trail and Mohawk Trail. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board will have brief meetings tonight on both water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker has a closer look… There is a brief Water District meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. The Directors will approve the commending of Philip C. Cisneros for 20

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD GETS STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be given a review of the district’s quarterly budget report, get an update on replacing water

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT CONSIDERS STATEWIDE WATER ACTION PLAN TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District the board will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. tonight. Among the items to be considered is a resolution in support of a statewide water action plan by the Association of California Water Agencies. The plan outlines 15 actions to improve water supply reliability,

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