INTENSIVE SERVICES FOR THE SERIOUSLY MENTAL ILL OFFERRED LOCALLY

Intensive service for those suffering from severe mental illness is available locally. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you where to get help for yourself, a family member, or loved one… Full Service Partnerships provide the most intensive level of services for consumers with serious mental illness who are experiencing severe impacts

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FOUNDATION RAFFLE RAISING FUNDS

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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24TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS 10K, 5K, AND 2K RUN THIS SUNDAY

The Traditional Grubstake Days run will be held for the 24th year this Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says there are different levels of competition… The 24th annual Grubstake Days 10k, 5K, and 2K runs will be held Sunday, May 25, at the Yucca Valley High School stadium. The 10K

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BINGO FOR BOOKS TONIGHT AT LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Landers Elementary School will host Bingo for Books for the last time this school year at 6 p.m. tonight. The fun family night will also have a bake sale. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road in Landers. For more information call 760-364-2382.

FATAL CRASH CAUSES INTERSTATE 10 TO BE CLOSED BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ARIZONA BORDER

Due to a crash between a semi-truck and a tour bus early this morning, Interstate 10 will be closed at the Arizona state line until 2 this afternoon. About 2 a.m., the tractor-trailer hauling steel pipe jack-knifed on the eastbound 10 just west of the state line in Blythe. The

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT PART ONE: SUPERINTENDENT’S RAISE DENIED IN VOCAL MEETING

A near-capacity crowd stayed through the longest meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education that reporter Dan Stork has ever covered. In the first of two reports on the meeting, he says that they mostly came to protest one agenda item, and they got what they came

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT OVER MEMORIAL DAY 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 p.m. Friday, May 23 through midnight Monday, May 26, CHP officers will be out in force, enforcing speed limit laws, click-it-or-ticket,

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UNDERWHELMING TURNOUT FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP

An underwhelming public turnout to a budget workshop led into last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after hearing some fiscal suggestions, the Council heard more on the effort to synchronize the Town’s many traffic lights…

About a dozen people, not including Town

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MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE 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. Memorial Day events are being planned for both Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms this Memorial Day Monday. The Joshua Tree Memorial Park will hold its 13th annual Memorial Day

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO GET UPDATE ON HOSPITAL SEWER PROJECT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will hear a series of reports…

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 21, starting at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, the board will review many committee reports such as

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 46th ANNUAL SHOLARSHIPS AND AWARD PROGRAM TONGHT

Yucca Valley High School’s 46th Annual Senior Awards and Scholarships Program will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Yucca Valley High School seniors will be honored with numerous scholarships and awards. Representatives from many local organizations, clubs and businesses will award scholarships to deserving seniors.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Junior High School Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Corbin, will be putting on their Spring End of the Year Concert at the school tonight. Corbin urges residents to “Come out and support live music and it will be sure to amaze you.” The concert

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The Morongo Valley CSD meeting tonight has a diverse agenda. Reporter Dan Stork says it covers fire protection, fundraising, audit and budget, building maintenance, and legal representation…

The May 21 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors starts at 6 p.m., at Covington Park. Following a

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

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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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO REVISIT IN-HOUSE OR OUTSIDE SEWER CONSTRUCTION

The Hi-Desert Water Board meets tonight. A revisit on whether the sewer construction will be “in-house” or out (of) house is on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET AND GREET WITH CANDIDATES

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club is sponsoring a meet-the-candidates get-together tomorrow, at the Joshua Tree Saloon. Democratic candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Sheriff, and Superintendent of Schools will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. to talk one-on-one about the issues. The Joshua Tree Saloon is on the highway

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FREE FUN ZONE AT GRUBSTAKE DAYS COMMUNITY FAIR

The 64th Annual Grubstake Days Celebration of the rich mining and ranching history of the Yucca Valley area is this Saturday. Reporter Diana Jones says a new free fun zone for the kids will be part of the event…

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission will make its debut at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SOCCER CAMPS

Youth Soccer Camps will be offered in Twentynine Palms for girls and boys ages 4 through 15. The camps will be broken down into age groups from 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. Camps will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. for ages

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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TWIN EARTHQUAKES RATTLE THE REGION

A pair of earthquakes rattled the Morongo Basin and nearby Big Bear last night. The first, a magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolted Big Bear Lake shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Originally listed at 3.9, it was later downgraded to 3.8. The epicenter of the quake

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