MORONGO BASIN MAC REQUESTS EXTENSION FOR ALTA MIRA PROJECT COMMENTS

Developers are eyeing San Bernardino County for large-scale solar projects that will scrape the desert bare and place huge transmission towers across the desert wilderness. At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC passed a resolution asking the County Board of Supervisors to establish guidelines

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is a group of volunteers that for the last eight years have been consistently cleaning up well traveled areas of Joshua Tree on the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of the month. The next regular clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board will meet tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 9, starting at 6:00 p.m. During this meeting, the Board will consider amending the conflict of interest code on the medical center, have a

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ENERGY USE KUDOS FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Copper Mountain College was one of the colleges selected by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors as a winner of the annual Energy and Sustainability Awards competition. The awards are presented to community colleges or districts that promote energy efficiency and sustainability on their campuses. Over 300 community college

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LOCAL REALTORS PLAN 21ST ANNUAL CASINO NGHT

The 21st Annual Casino Night, sponsored by the Desert Communities Association of Realtors, will be held September 20, starting at 6 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center at the hospital in Joshua Tree. Tickets are $30 and include $200 in gambling chips, and a buffet dinner. Proceeds from Casino

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS ADULT BUSINESSES TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will look at the rules for adult-oriented businesses tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will discuss the Town’s ordinance regarding adult-oriented business, and provide direction to staff. The Commission will then hold

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM WEDNESDAY LECTURE ON PIONEER BILL KEYS

Pioneer William Keys will be the subject of the Wednesday Lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

Join Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture series on September 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. The topic

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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, meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, will hold its meeting at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of

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OPEN HOUSE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TONIGHT, YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Back to School night will be held at both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High Schools this week.

For Twentynine Palms the event is tonight. Parents/guardians and students are asked to meet in the multi-purpose room at 6:00. After a short presentation they are invited to go to individual classrooms

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School freshman volleyball team travelled to Valley View High School in Moreno valley Monday. In the team’s first contest of the season they came out with a win. Head Coach Beth Harmon is looking forward to seeing them improve as the season goes on.

Coming up

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HIKERS FIND BODY IN DESERT IN JOSHUA TREE

Hikers found a body in the desert in Joshua Tree late Saturday morning. About 9:30, hikers were walking near Rice Road, directly across from the Hi-Desert Medical Center, when they came across a body. Engineer Brooks from the County fire station in Joshua Tree said the body, which had been

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, WATER DISTRICT, TO HOLD JOINT WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board of Directors will hold a joint workshop at 6 p.m. tonight. The City Council and Water Board will discuss an agenda for a subsequent joint meeting. The agenda doesn’t indicate the topic of interest, but the future and financial support of

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS, ALTA MIRA HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO BE IN ATTENDANCE

Membership changes, bullying, representatives from a Joshua Tree residential project, and renewable energy siting are all on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

In the featured informational presentation at the September 8 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Sheriff’s Captain Dale

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ENTERTAINMENT SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PIONEER DAYS

Entertainers are being sought for this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Z107.7 entertainment stage. Pioneer Days is a yearly celebration hosted by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. It will be held from Thursday, October 16, through Sunday, October 19, on the grounds of the scenic and historic Luckie Park,

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MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS NOW IN AFFECT

In July, the State Water Resources Control Board formally adopted emergency regulations as a result of one of the worst droughts in California history. These regulations went into effect on July 28, 2014, and will remain in effect for 270 days. All state water suppliers must enact their own emergency

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VETERAN’S SERVICES AB VAILABLE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART CLASSES, OFFERRED BY THE CHP

If you are over 65 years old, the local CHP wants to help you brush up on your driving skills. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says attend the “Age Well, Drive Smart” classes offered in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms…

Morongo Basin area drivers age 65 and older are invited to attend

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GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS SOUGHT BY YUCCA VALLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join the girls’ club at the United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley. The club, Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, or GEMS, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings. The kick-off party is Tuesday, September 9,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB INVITES YOU TO DINNER WITH THE MAYOR

You can help out a good cause while enjoying a good meal and great company. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to “Dinner with the Mayor” this coming Saturday evening…

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is giving you a chance to have dinner with Mayor Mintz of Twentynine Palms. On Saturday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL HOLDS ON FOR FIRST SEASON WIN

The Yucca Valley High School Trojans fought hard against Rowland High School and improved on all aspects of game from two weeks ago, said Coach Andrew Amosa. The offense was led by Creston Cole with 20 carries for 120 yards and a touchdown. Tommy Gieger added 26 yards of rushing

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