DEADLINE FOR RETURNING MEASURE Y BALLOTS IS TOMORROW

The deadline for returning ballots for the mail-in election for Measure Y is tomorrow, June 23. Voting YES on Measure Y would approve a 30-year lease agreement between the Hi-Desert Medical Center District and Tenet Healthcare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details about the proposed merger and election…

The fate of

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TENNIS CLASSES START TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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SMALL FIRE AT JUMBO ROCKS CAMPGROUND FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters, along with crews from the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management, responded to a small vegetation fire at Jumbo Rocks campground about 12:15 Friday afternoon. The fire was smoldering when firefighters arrived, burned vegetation in about one-quarter acre, and damaged two road signs. The

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LAKE FIRE STATUS

As of 6:36 am this morning, the affected area for the Lake Fire, which has been burning near Route 38 south of Big Bear Lake since Wednesday was tallied at 16,136 acres. The Incident Information web site said, ” Fire within the wilderness is low intensity allowing the firefighters to

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FIRE AWARENESS

Yes, most of the Morongo Basin is desert, but there’s plenty that can burn. Ranger Pam Tripp provides fire cautions for the National Park…

Fire has always played a major role in Joshua Tree National Park and other desert areas. Lightning strikes as well as human caused fires are both

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EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY IN PLACE UNTIL MONDAY

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until Monday night. Hottest days are expected to be Saturday and Sunday with temperatures up to 117. The greatest impacts are on children, the elderly, pets, the homeless .and people with chronic ailments. Heat exhaustion, cramps or in extreme cases heat stroke can

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FIRE DANGER: CREATE A DEFENSIBLE SPACE

With the summer’s heat comes extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space…

California is in an extreme drought, and county and state fire officials have ordered a ban on open burning due to the high threat of wildfire. To better protect your

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

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 your dog to walk on pavement. A dog’s paws can be burned by hot pavement. To prevent burns and blisters on your dogs’ pads, walk your best friend in the

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SWIM LESSONS IN YUCCA VALLEY

If you or your child doesn’t swim, or would like to swim better, Reporter Taylor Thacker says now is the time, in Yucca Valley…

The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will begin its summer Aquatics program on June 22nd at the community pool located at Yucca Valley High School.

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TENNIS CLASSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association is sponsoring a six-week class for beginning and intermediate tennis players. The National Junior Tennis and Learning class is for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17. The classes start June 23 and go through July 30, from 8 to 10 Tuesday

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups. Volunteer drivers pick up the food around 12:30, and are finished

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CULINARY TRAINING THRU THE JOB CORPS

Cooking is an intriguing career, but where to start? ROP broadcasting student Katrell Hall has a suggestion…

If you have ever wanted to become a chef & make a career out of cooking and don’t know where to get started then Job Corps might be for you according to www.jobcorps.gov

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YUCCA MESA HOME BURNS TO GROUND, FIREFIGHTER INJURED SATURDAY

A Yucca Mesa home burned to the ground, and a firefighter suffered minor injuries Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman, firefighters were alerted to the fire at 9:43 a.m. when a motorist stopped at the fire station on Aberdeen drive to tell them about smoke coming from a

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FORMER SCHOOL BUS DRIVER PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORN, LEWD ACTS WITH A MINOR

A former school bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts with a child and possession of child pornography in Joshua Tree Superior Court today. Alex Gomez, 57, accepted a plea bargain today in which he pleaded guilty to the three charges;

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LAKE FIRE GROWS TO 13000 ACRES, AIR REMAINS SMOKY

LAKE FIRE STATUS

The Lake Fire, burning south of Big Bear, is officially the largest forest fire in California so far this year. The fire, which started about 4 p.m. Wednesday, increased in size to 1,000 acres by 7 am Thursday; by 10 a.m. it was 1,500 acres, by 2

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH

An excessive heat watch is in place for temperatures up to 117 this weekend. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. In Yucca Valley, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is open Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING AT THE 29 PALMS INN

The 29 Palms Inn will host a special screening of the documentary film, “Who Are My People” by Robert Lundahl. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

“Who Are My People?” is a powerful documentary film by Emmy Award Winning filmmaker Robert Lundahl. He will be present at his film’s

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 20. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be the trio of the moon, Venus, and Jupiter, as well as Saturn and its

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YOUTH FOOD PROGRAM

School’s out, but kids still need to eat well. Reporter Mike Lipsitz talks up the Summer Feeding Program…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Family Health Clinics are partnering with the US Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program and the Morongo Unified School District to offer free lunches to area youth

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“EDWIN DROOD” CONTINUES WITH MATINEE

Theater 29 continues its run of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” with performances this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details…

As the murder mystery musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, unfolds, you the audience decides just who done it. That means the ending changes

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