MORONGO BASIN MAC TO GET AN UPDATE ON FIRE STAFFING

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on May 12 is on fire staffing. Dan Stork has the full agenda…

At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter will give a guest presentation on County Fire staffing levels. There will

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A bereavement support group that meets twice a month meets tomorrow to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the

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CHP TO OFFER “START SMART DRIVING” CLASS TOMORROW

The CHP will offer a free “Start Smart” class tomorrow evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enroll…..

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus, tragedies can be avoided. The Morongo Basin Area of the California Highway Patrol will

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YUCCA VALLEY 4TH OF JULY VENDORS SOUGHT

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is seeking vendors for its upcoming 4thof July community fair, on Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Brehm Youth Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Vendors can reserve a 10-by-10 foot booth space for only $25. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs

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SPARSE TURNOUT FOR YUCCA VALLEY BUDGET WORKSHOP

Suppose the Town threw a budget party and no one showed up. That is almost what happened Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was among the very few who did show up, and files this report……

Despite the lure of donuts and snacks, only 10 residents showed up Saturday for a

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SCAT, TRACKS AND ANIMAL FACTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society has announced it has a new speaker for its Wednesday night lecture, May 14. Carolyn Mead is a docent and past Director of Environmental Education Development at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Mead will discuss “Scat, Tracks, and Animal Facts,” 5:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL THEATER COMPANY TO OPEN “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” WEDNESDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Theater Company is ready to put on its spring production. Reporter Dan Stork says get in line for “High School Musical”…

This spring’s high school musical at Yucca Valley High is: “High School Musical,” the wildly popular Disney musical. Directed by Scott Phillips, with musical

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball and softball teams will host the Big Bear Bears at home. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

 

The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will host the Shadow Hill Knights of Indio at

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AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART

The California Highway Patrol works at improving the driving skills of motorists at all parts of the age spectrum. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how older drivers can sharpen their abilities behind the wheel…

Morongo Basin Area drivers age 65 and older are invited to attend one of the upcoming Age

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VOTER INFORMATION PACKETS SENT OUT

Voter Information Guides were delivered to voters’ mailboxes earlier this week for the June 3, Statewide Primary Election. Mail ballots will be delivered to voters on the permanent mail ballot list beginning May 10. The Voter Information Guide contains a sample ballot, as well as information regarding voting, candidates, and

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CALTRANS WORK ON ROUTE 62

CalTrans is working on Highway 62 from Indian Canyon Avenue to Interstate 10. The project involves repaving of the existing roadway, widening the existing inside shoulder from two to five feet, upgrading the metal beam guardrail and replacement of an existing dike. Lanes in each direction will be closed 6

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TRASH OR TREASURE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

It may look like trash, but if it’s old enough, and it’s in the National Park, it’s not. Ranger Pam Tripp says, leave it lay…

Let’s fact it: Many artifacts within Joshua Tree National Park seem like old trash. However, anything over 50 years old is considered historic, and in

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CAMPOUT

Family-Up of Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is planning an overnight camp-out at Black Rock Campgrounds at 5:00 pm, on Friday, May 16, with breakfast at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 17. For information, call the office at 760 365-6331. The Men’s Breakfast will be held at the church on Saturday,

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

There are many resources in the Morongo Basin for individuals and families struggling with mental health problems. Mike Lipsitz points out some of them…

May is mental health month and no better time to make a mental note of some of the services available in Morongo Basin. County Supervisor James

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application to the City Clerk’s office at City

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SUMMER DAY CAMP AT TWENTYNINE PALMS PARK AND REC

School’s almost out! Managing Editor Tami Roleff says it’s time to sign up your elementary school-age children for summer day camp…

The Twentynine Palms Park and Rec Department has the solution for how to keep children busy during the summer when school is out. Summer day camp runs five, two-week

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SOFTBALL UMPIRES WANTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Applications are now being accepted for umpires for the City of Twentynine Palms’ adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be 18 and over and be able to work evenings beginning June 16. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game of slow-pitch softball is required; knowledge of ASA

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SOFTBALL REGISTRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

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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START SMART CLASS

The California Highway Patrol works at improving the driving skills of motorists at all parts of the age spectrum. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells how younger drivers can sharpen their abilities behind the wheel…

Teen drivers are at great risk of collisions, but with the proper amount of control and focus,

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GIVE BIG RESULTS

The Give BIG San Bernardino County web-a-thon raised a total of $548,214 from 2,465 individuals making 3,533 donations to the participating 262 nonprofits throughout our county, exceeding the goal of raising $300,000. These nonprofits offer a variety of services from education to healthcare to recreational activities.

Give Big is a

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