HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tomorrow afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will look at remodeling and a van… The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have a special meeting on Wednesday, May 28, starting at 2:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will discuss the Behavioral Health Remodel, the

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THE WINNERS OF THE 64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE

The 64th annual Grubstake Days Parade was held Saturday at a new route in Yucca Valley. The parade went east on Onaga Trail from Church Street to Sage Avenue. Organizers reported a moderate turnout along the parade route. The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce released the judged winners of the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HOME OCCUPATION WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The public is invited to a meeting tonight to discuss the criteria for a home occupation permit in the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public workshop tonight to discuss regulations for home businesses. The commission is

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PLANS MOVING FORWARD FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW

Plans are moving forward for this year’s annual Rotary Club of Yucca Valley 4th of July Independence Day Fireworks and Community Fair. “We have had a great response from our community for sponsorships and private donations so we are moving forward with our plans” said club fundraising chair, Cynthia Kraemer.

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets tonight, Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Board will discuss the Hazard Mitigation Plan Status Update, update the Regional

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GRADUAUTION FOR HOPE ACADEMY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Graduation for Hope Academy Charter School in Yucca Valley is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. The graduation ceremony for 80 graduating seniors will be held in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. The public is invited to attend.

OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW AND INCOMING STUDENTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms High School will hold an open house 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, for all new and incoming students. The open house will start with a meeting with the principal in the multi-purpose room, after which parents and students will be able to tour the campus and meet with

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HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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MBTA BUSES, BURRTEC TRASH PICKUP, NOT OPERATING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, May 27. Burrtec trash and recycling services will also be delayed one day next week for the holiday. Banks and the post office

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BEE AWARE

The hills are alive, with the sound of … bzzzz. Ranger Pam Tripp has tips for watching out for bees…

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding

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VETERANS SERVICES IN THE MORONGO BASIN

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 on Wednesdays. She is at 73629 Sun

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MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES IN 29 PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

Memorial Day is the traditional day to remember and pay tribute to those who have served our country in the military. The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery will hold a Memorial Day service 9 a.m. Monday, May 26. Major General David Berger from the Combat Center will be the guest speaker,

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THERESA A. MIKE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Students in the Morongo Basin are invited to apply for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses at any accredited university, community college, or technical school.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE “NUNSET BOULEVARD”

Tonight’s your last chance to see “Nunset Boulevard,” the laugh-out-loud funny show about the Little Sisters of Hoboken who think they’ve made the big time when they’re invited to the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled until they arrive and realize they are booked into the Hollywood Bowl-a-rama, and not the

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

Continuing our series on behavioral health services that are available in the Morongo Basin, reporter Sara Snyder describes the Hi-Desert Behavioral Health Center…

The Hi-Desert Behavioral Health Center provides an outpatient program that includes crisis intervention; assessment and referral; individual and group therapy; medication support; case management; and educational drug

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ADULT SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult softball leagues slated to start June 16. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee a spot. Men’s league will run on Monday nights; women’s league on Wednesday nights; co-ed on Tuesdays and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR HOLIDAY WEEKEND

It’s that time of year again. More drivers on the road for the Memorial Day weekend means the California Highway Patrol will conduct a maximum enforcement period. From 6:01 p.m. Friday, May 23 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 26, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws,

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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PROGRAM

Having a driver’s license is a privilege, not a right. Reporter Diana Jones says that the DMV has a program that guides DUI offenders on the path to regain that privilege…

The Driving Under the Influence program is a State-certified program for residents who have been convicted of DUI. The

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ARRESTS FOR BURGLARY IN WONDER VALLEY AND YUCCA VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, accused of burglary. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Daniel Weber, 33, in the 74700 block of Sunset Drive. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy determined that Weber

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