ELECTION DAY TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR MEASURE X

Today is election day in Yucca Valley for Measure X. Measure X would permit one medical marijuana dispensary per 10,000 residents to operate in the town. Polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight. Check your voter’s guide for your polling station, or call 800-881-VOTE.

LOCAL BUSINESSES HIT WITH DISABLED ACCESS SUITS

The American Disability Act was created to guarantee access to places of business for people with disabilities. It has given rise to a group of lawsuit-creators who claim to fighting a good fight against scofflaw businesses. A lot of small businesses, including many in the Morongo Basin, don’t see it

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, WE CHECK THE AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks a full Council agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the council will hear a presentation about projects on the Marine

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SUSPECT SURRENDERS JUST AS SWAT TEAM ARRIVES IN LANDERS

A SWAT team was called out to Landers Sunday night following a burglary in which a suspect barricaded himself in the house for more than five hours. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, deputies responding to a burglar alarm call in the 58600 block of Stearman Road at 5:39 p.m.

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LONG SESSION SET FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education has a long meeting in store for it tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets down to work early on June 2, with a three-topic workshop/study session at 4:15 p.m. The topics

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TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH TEACHERS UNION

Last week, the Morongo Teachers Association and the Morongo Unified School District went into mediation over a contract impasse, while the classified employees waited to see what happened. According to MUSD Superintendent Tom Baumgarten, tentative agreements have been reached between the District and the two bargaining groups representing certificated and

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree firefighters were woken up Monday night to put out a small vegetation fire near the highway in Joshua Tree. About 11:45 p.m., dispatchers received multiple calls about the blaze, which was visible from the highway near Sunset Avenue. Firefighters found dead Joshua trees and other debris burning in

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TILES AVAILABLE IN THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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AN ARREST FOR DEBIT CARD THEFT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday accused of stealing and using her friend’s debit card. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim told deputies that she was notified by her bank of suspicious activity in her bank account, at which time the woman realized her debit card had been

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TWO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of assaulting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Richard Roberts, 25, of the 9500 block of Bella Vista Drive, came home drunk about 11 p.m., began yelling at his wife and then grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

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WEST MOJAVE ROUTE DEADLINE APPROACHES

June 4 is the deadline for public comment on the “West Mojave Route Network Project Draft California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the California Desert District,” or WEMO Route Project, for short. Reporter Dan Stork tells what the project is about, and how some

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SPRING SHOWCASE OPEN HOUSE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The faculty and students of Twentynine Palms High School want to invite all new students who will be attending Twentynine Palms High School next year to a Spring Showcase (Open House) tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The event begins with a short introduction in the MPR,

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM LESSONS START SOON

Registration for Yucca Valley swim lessons opens Monday. ROP Broadcast student Cortni Rahn has the details…

Yucca Valley Recreation is holding swim lessons. Registration opens Monday, June 8, beginning at noon. You can register online at www.yucca-valley.org or in person at the Yucca Valley Community Center Mondays through Thursdays, 12:00

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FRIDAY NIGHT ADULT DROP-IN TENNIS IN YUCCA VALLEY STARTS FRIDAY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association announces the start of a new adult tennis program, Friday night adult drop-in tennis, June 5 through June 26, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley. No pre-registration is required, just show up with a can of tennis balls. The format of

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FIRE AND CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were busy Sunday, responding to both a structure fire and a traffic collision. About 1:50 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Fire Department received multiple calls of a house fire on Kaiser Road, near Morongo Road, in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. According to firefighter Lane McGivern,

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE, FAMILY CAT KILLED

Fast work by county firefighters Friday afternoon saved a Yucca Valley residence; the family cat was killed. Fire Captain Donnie Viloria said firefighters responded to a residential structure fire in a residence on the 58000 block of Barron Drive in Yucca Valley at 5:45 p.m. Emergency crews arrived on scene

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HEAT IS ON, WATCH YOUR DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, June 2, at Jack in the Box in Yucca Valley from 10-2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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SUMMER CLOSURES START TODAY IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree National Park, and several campgrounds in the park will close today (June 1). Ryan campground will close at the access road. Partial closures include the east side of Black Rock campground will close (the west side will remain open); the “B” loop

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KUDOS FOR THE BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency—the water supplier for the Landers area—recently received recognition from the state. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the kudos…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency was recently honored at the Association of California Water Agencies Spring Conference in Sacramento. The Agency received the prestigious Clair A. Hill Water

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