YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL OKS DUMOSA TRAFFIC SIGNAL, DECLARES PLASTIC BAGS A BLIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a new traffic signal was approved and plastic bags were called a blight… After recognizing Shelly Eich, a code compliance officer with the Town, as the Yucca Valley Employee of the Quarter, the Town

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM CLASSES START TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening September 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are seven weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on Saturday, October 18. All classes will be held at the Senior Center

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS OF LOWER ENROLLMENT THAN ANTICIPATED

As is so often the case, the most interesting parts of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meetings lay in staff reports. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes what was said about enrollment numbers last night and helping students apply to college… Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores told the Morongo Unified

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COLLEGE BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in a closed session at 9:00 tomorrow, Thursday, September 4, for a self-evaluation and goal-setting for the trustees. The closed session will be followed by a board study session at 10 a.m. concerning new board goals and possible changes to the

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School has scheduled their back-to-school night for tomorrow, Thursday, September 4, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO ADOPT STRICT MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

Hi-Desert Water will hold a public hearing on new water conservation measures tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will hold a public hearing about adopting mandatory water conservation measures to comply with

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER MEETING JUST ONCE A MONTH

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will consider having fewer meetings tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks tonight’s meeting agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 3, starting at 7:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will have a public hearing to fix a

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FALL SEASON OPENS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY, RECEPTION SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery opens its fall season with a reception this Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Featured are three exhibitions: Tony Milici, absurdist reductionist; Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, images from

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY BOOK SALE STARTS TOMORROW

The Friends of the Yucca Valley Library will have a book sale this weekend. The preview starts Thursday, September 4, and will run through Monday, September 8. All books are priced for a quarter to a dollar each. Fill a bag with books on Saturday for only $5.

PROP 39: WHERE IS THAT MONEY GOING?

$550 million per year, for 5 years; that’s what Prop 39 is diverting from the general revenues of the state of California. Reporter Dan Stork describes where that money is going, and how much of it is trickling down to the Morongo Basin… In 2012, the voters of California approved

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SOCCER AND YOUTH VOLLEY BALL SIGNUPS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will be accepting registrations for its co-ed youth soccer program through this Friday, September 5. Girls and boys ages 4 to 14 are eligible to register. The co-ed youth volleyball registration deadline is Tuesday, September 9. Girls and boys in fourth

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL BEATS CATHEDRAL CITY

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cat volleyball team defeated the Cathedral City Lions in three sets, 23-16, 25-19,25-24 last night. Lady Cats were led by junior Latvia Benevente with seven kills and two ace serves, followed by junior Courtney Stamford with six kills and two ace serves, and sophomore

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Indio to play the Lady Rajahs. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Wildcat cross-country team will participate in the September Sizzle meet in Palm Springs tomorrow,

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JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED MONDAY WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Joshua Tree man was killed Monday afternoon after his car fell on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Porter was working on his car in the 6200 block of Verbena Road when his car fell off the jack and pinned him underneath it. A maintenance worker for the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Slack, 40, and his girlfriend were returning from a party shortly before 11 p.m. when they began arguing. When they returned to their home in the 2600

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT NETS SIX ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Friday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Balsa Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. David Shaub,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT, PLASTIC BAG BAN ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff that includes yet another traffic light and a ban on plastic bags… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will recognize the employee of the quarter, award additional pay

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION VACATION HOME RENTAL WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will concentrate once again on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At its September 2 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission picks up its consideration of a vacation home rental chapter for the City’s Development Code. This will be done in

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, September 3, at 3:00pm until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are

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