BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER SPECIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The public is invited as the Bighorn Desert View Water board holds a planning workshop tomorrow morning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a special workshop meeting beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The review and planning session will include a

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LOCAL REALTORS LAUDED WITH INDUSTRY AWARDS

Sales agents with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty recently received awards from their national organization and from the Association of Realtors. Receiving gold, silver, and bronze sales awards from Coldwell Banker were Andy Patel, Herbert Brewer, and the team of Rod and Lisa Manke. Patel and Brewer also received the International

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HEALTHY HEARTS RUN SATURDAY

The Annual Healthy Hearts run will be held This Saturday in Yucca Valley. Reporter and cross-country runner Taylor Thacker tells you how to be part of it… Personal health and fitness are the themes of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Family Health Walk.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball played Whittier Christian Wednesday night in Wildcat gymnasium for the first round boys’ CIF division 4A playoff game. Coach Michael Schneider said it was a hard-fought battle on both ends of the court, but the ’Cats fell just short of beating the opponent. The

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ARMED ROBBERY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, SUSPECT SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man suspected of an armed robbery in Twentynine Palms Tuesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a man with a black bandana over his face entered the Adobe Smoke Shop in the 6400 block of Adobe Road

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ACCEPTS BREHM PARK, MARIJUANA INITIATIVE SET FOR MARCH 17TH

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Yucca Valley Town Council burned through a lot of business in short order during its regular meeting last night. Council members agreed the town was getting

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY NAME A CITY MANGER IN CLOSED SESSION

When is a public meeting neither “regular” nor “special”? Reporter Dan Stork has the answer to the riddle: it applies to a meeting tonight of the Twentynine Palms City Council… In a meeting that is technically a continuation of last week’s regular meeting that was adjourned to February 18, the

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MEMORIAL TO DEAD WOMAN STOLEN

A memorial for a Yucca Valley woman who died 2 ½ years ago was reported stolen Monday. In June 2012, Jennifer “Nikki” Alkire-Woolworth, 27, went for a walk from Yucca Valley to Morongo Valley with her small dog, Lucy, but never arrived at her destination. Her family suspects she may

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT, DIRECTOR CENSURE POSSIBLE

Morongo Valley’s CSD Board may censure a director, among other items in their agenda tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look… A lot of business is on the agenda for tonight’s 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, including possible censure of a director in connection with

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Thursday, February 19, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of

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SCHOOL BOARD NAMES BAUMGARTEN SUPERINTENDANT, RAISES FEES

The action agenda before the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education occupied perhaps 10 minutes of the Board meeting Tuesday, including unanimous approval of a 3-plus year contract for Tom Baumgarten to serve as the Superintendent of Schools. Reporter Dan Stork says that the bulk of the meeting consisted

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has canceled tonight’s regular meeting. The District’s next regularly scheduled meeting is slated for March 4.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a busy session tonight, with updates, reviews, contracts and loaning the public’s money to an employee with no interest. Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on

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WE REVIEW, “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER” AT GROVES THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theater production of the Tennessee Williams classic “Suddenly Last Summer” opened last Saturday night. The play is an intense, dark drama filled with suspense and mystery. It’s the shocking story of the tragic death of a young poet. Reviewer Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review… Donette

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LOCALS PERFORM IN PALM SPRINGS USO SHOW TOMORROW

Local talent will perform in a USO show tomorrow. Yucca Valley’s Pete Astorino will be doing Jimmy Durante at the show at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Showtime begins at 2:00 p.m. This show is based on Bob Hope’s USO shows for the military all over the world. Look-alikes will

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BROWN BAG LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Tomorrow Brown Bag Lunch at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley focuses on Native Plant use. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents February’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture focused on the topic of traditional native plant use. In conjunction with the California Indian Feast Exhibit, Leslie

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL PLAY-OFFS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will face Whittier Christian High School tonight at 7 p.m. in Wildcat gymnasium for a first-round CIF match up. After winning a share of the De Anza league championship, the ’Cats will take on the higher, 13th-seeded Heralds of Whittier Christian High

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SPILLED GAS PLUS SHOP VAC EQUALS TWO BURNED OUT CARS

A Marine learned yesterday that using a shop vac to clean up spilled gasoline probably isn’t such a good idea. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, Benjamin Potter, 27, had spilled gas in the back of his Jeep parked under a carport in the 801 Housing area off

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RASH OF BURGLARIES IN MORONGO VALLEY

At least three residents reported burglaries and attempted burglaries of vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Saturday to report that a man was trying to break into a Honda Civic in the 49500 block of Paradise

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, REPORT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the council will hear the impact report on the citizen’s initiative for medical marijuana dispensaries in the town… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin its meeting tonight with a closed session at 5:30 at

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