HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in Regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says an update on the sewer system and its funding are on the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet for the first time in 2015 in a special meeting tonight. Among the

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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WORKSHOP FOR ART STUDENTS AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

Junior high and high school level students who live in the Morongo Unified School District are invited to attend a mat and frame workshop at 29 Palms Art Gallery this Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop is designed for artistic students in grades 7 through 12

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SCHOOL BOARD MAKES IT EASIER FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS AT CSSB

An exceptionally short meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education included the approval of an agreement that will be of great benefit to future college-bound high school graduates in the District. Reporter Dan Stork explains… Last night, MUSD approved a Memorandum of Understanding with California State University

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a hot shooting fourth quarter to a 61-50 win at Desert Hot Springs. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Taylor Spitz led the scoring with 20 points, while Ashley Priest hit for 19 and Annika Dendekker added 12 points. With the

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WE MARK THE PASSING OF EMMA REMMERS

Emma Remmers, a 26-year resident of Yucca Valley, died January 5. She was 86 years old. Emma Remmers is survived by her brother, Chuck Tellis of Kentucky; daughter, Debra Remmers of Landers; and seven grandchildren: Rick Remmers of Yucca Valley; Robert Remmers, Thomas Remmers, and Daniel Remmers of Hemet; Jennifer

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING DOMINATED BY SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

The January 12 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Commission was again dominated by solar development issues. Reporter Dan Stork says that mental health services, roads, and a 5-letter word also figured in discussions… In the opening presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC January meeting, Susan Petro described the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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COUPLE ARRESTED FOR THEFT FROM WAL-MART

A couple involved in a car crash in Yucca Valley two weeks ago that sent a 7-year-old girl to the hospital, were arrested in Wal-Mart Friday for shoplifting. Sheriff’s reports that Wal-Mart security reported that Eleanora Woods and Paul Maki, 34, had allegedly hidden $40 worth of DVDs in their

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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STATE LOANS AVAILABLE FOR SEWER CONNECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District has recently released information about state loans that are available for Yucca Valley residents to help pay for their connection to the town’s sewer system. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The State Water Resources Control Board is a state agency will offer an expanded

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be in action tomorrow morning from 8:00 until 9:00 on Aberdeen, just west of Porter. To get there go north on Sunburst, right on Golden, left on Border another left on Aberdeen approximately one mile to Porter. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The hospital board of directors meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board of Directors will meet in regular session today, January 13, at 6 p.m.. On the agenda, the board plans to receive medical staff policy and form recommendations,

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ARTIST RECEPTION SATURDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

The Friends of the Joshua Tree Library will host a reception for local artist Noreen Lawlor whose art exhibit is currently on view at the library. The reception and talk will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17. The artist talk will begin at 1:00 p.m.. The

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds its first meeting of 2015 tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that bylaw changes, college admissions, exit exams, and student achievement plans make up the action agenda… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider deletion of bylaw sections on

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL MURDER MYSTERY OPENS THIS WEEK

The Yucca Valley High School theatre company presents a murder mystery. The play is student directed and opens Wednesday. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… News anchor Cassandra Dumont had made enough enemies to fill a phone book. Everyone who knew her had a motive for her murder. But just

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting. Tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold its first meeting of 2015 tonight. On the agenda, the commission will be asked to approve a 10-by-13-foot street vacation at the southwest corner of Sage Avenue and Hidden

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tip-off for the girls is at 6; boys start at 7:30.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel

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