ANOTHER TOP-LEVEL FINANCE ADMINSTRATOR LEAVING MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

It has become known that Dave Price, the Assistant Superintendent for Business Services in the Morongo Unified School District, will be leaving his post. Reporter Dan Stork asked Price about his plans…

We caught up with Dave Price during a break in the Board of Education meeting, and asked about

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School track teams will participate in the De Anza League finals, beginning at 4 p.m., at Shadow Hills High School in Indio.

 

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball, softball, and tennis teams

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U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES FOR PRAYER AT COUNCIL MEETINGS

Local residents who had disputed use of sectarian prayers at both City of Twentynine Palms and Town of Yucca Valley Council meetings have been waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a similar case in New York State; the decision came down on Monday. The Supreme Court gave

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS NON-PERMITTED HOTEL KITCHEN

After a special closed session, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will work through what happens when a business makes changes without going through the proper channels. Reporter Dan Stork has the background for the agenda…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission gets an early start to its May 6 meeting with

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MARINES, BLM, AND OFF-ROADERS TO MEET REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Yucca Valley Community Center May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. State agencies, off-highway vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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CALTRANS WORK ON 62 BETWEEN I-10 AND INDIAN TO CAUSE DELAYS

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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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN DRIVES INTO BUSINESS MONDAY

A woman was arrested Monday afternoon after Sheriff deputies say she drove her car into a building in Yucca Valley. About 5 p.m., Heidi Kelly, 28, of Yucca Valley, is alleged to have driven her car from the parking lot of Crown Contracting, in the 7300 block of Hopi Trail,

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CHP OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are dangers to riding down the highway at 65 miles per hour. Four people were killed in the Morongo Basin and surrounding area in April while riding motorcycles. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With a tip on how to ride safely is

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WINNERS OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR SHOW CHILI COOK-OFF

The 1st annual Burnin’ Rubber Chili Cook Off as part of last weekend’s 29 Palms Car Show had 16 entries and was enjoyed by the participants and the spectators. After the judging everyone could sample the entries for a donation and vote for their favorite.

Judges’ results were:

Best chili

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST SERVICES IN MAY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says rejected sidewalk bids, a charging station, and Brehm Park are all on the agenda…

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Council members will be asked to

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TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT CANCELED

There will be no regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Tonight’s meeting has been canceled.

TODDLER BOOT CAMP AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Listen up local toddlers and their parents. Reporter Dan Stork says the Joshua Tree Branch Library wants YOU in Toddler Boot Camp…

Toddler Boot Camp, a high-energy program for active toddlers between the ages of 0 and 3 years old, has returned to the Joshua Tree Branch Library. Toddler Boot

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN BUSY SESSION

Employee salaries and plans for student achievement make up most of the School Board meeting agenda tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the agenda items…

Having settled up with the teachers’ union last month, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set to approve a contract with the classified

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior has been awarded the 2014 Gladys Carol Scholarship. Heather Centner of Twentynine Palms will receive $5,000 over two years while she pursues her degree in biology. The scholarship is awarded based on academic excellence, work ethic, and a strong sense of civic duty. Heather

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EXHIBITION BASKETBALL FOR FUN AND FUNDS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Sophomore class is having a Student versus Staff Basketball Game, and it’s open to the community. It will start at 2:15 p.m., right after school tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7, in the Wildcat Gym. Ticket fee is $3 and there will be concessions on site.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team hosted Shadow Hills High School Knights in the ’Cat’s last regular season tournament. The Knights defeated the Wildcats 7-11. Coach Larry Battle said in singles Jarod Burks and John Lanza won two out of three sets. Sam Choi was moved

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HOUSE AND SHED IN YUCCA VALLEY DESTROYED BY FIRE

A house and shed were completely destroyed by a fire in Yucca Valley fire Saturday afternoon. When fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Cal Fire arrived at Aberdeen Drive at Melody Lane shortly before 1 p.m., heavy black smoke and flames were visible from the mobile home and

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HIGH WINDS BRING FIRE DANGER

With the high winds blowing through the Morongo Basin today and tomorrow, the County Fire Department reminds residents to be smart and safe about open flames. The high winds and low humidity result in a high fire potential, and the County suspends all burn permits when there is a high

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CALWORKS PROGRAM BEING OFFERRED THROUGH THE COUNTY

There are numerous behavioral health services available to Morongo Basin residents. County Supervisor James Ramos said he doesn’t want anyone to go without help because they don’t know where to seek assistance. In a series of occasional reports, Z107.7 will present an overview of behavioral health providers and the services

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