YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SWEARS IN MEMBERS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a relatively brief meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says swearing-in is the main order of the day… The Yucca Valley Town Council should have a short meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Council will recognize the employee of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SWEARS IN MEMBERS TONIGHT

This week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council is short on decision opportunities, and long on ceremony and presentations. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the agenda… The December 9 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts off with one presentation on the Nature Bridge program at Joshua Tree National

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW FIRE TRUCK

All the Morongo Valley Fire Department wants for Christmas is a new fire truck. The department currently has two fire engines, but both are old and continually breaking down. Its newest engine is 13 years old, and has had six break-downs in the past month. The back-up engine is 23

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION TODAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets in special closed and regular session today and tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Board of Directors will meet in a special closed session and regular open meeting tonight. The closed session, which starts at 4 p.m., will

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team regular Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning at the intersection of Highway 62 and Sunburst Avenue. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will, as always, meet for optional coffee and conversation at the

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HI-DESERT CHORUS HOLIDAY CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert this Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14. Yucca Valley High School Select Choir will join the chorus to sing Sparklejollytwinklejingley, Light a Candle and White Christmas.

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WINTER CRAFTS AND A HISTORICAL LECTURE AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series is scheduled for December 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The topic of this month’s lecture will be “Homesteading: The Free Land Idea” by Lorna Shuman, a 25-year veteran of the National Park Service, Education Specialist

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WINTER CRAFTS AND A HISTORICAL LECTURE AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

There will be an adult holiday craft session at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum for a special holiday adult craft program on Wednesday, December 10, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, which is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP RESCHEDULED

The financial aid informational seminar originally scheduled for tonight at Twentynine Palms High School has been changed to next week. Students and their parents are urged to attend the event, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, in the Twentynine Palms High School multi-purpose room. Copper Mountain College’s director of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULED

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ basketball team will travel away to Banning to play the Banning Broncos. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will travel to San Jacinto; their game time is 6:30.

The Yucca Valley Trojan

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SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT’S MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

Solar projects highlight the agenda of the December meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, NextEra Energy’s Project Director, Jess Melin, introduces a proposed 100-acre solar

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BURN BAN LIFTED IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The San Bernardino County burn ban has been lifted. Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Bernardino Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Bernardino County effective today, Monday, December 8, 2014. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents

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YUCCA VALLEY POWER OUTAGE CANCELLED

The planned Southern California Edison power outages in the Yucca Valley area that had been set for Tuesday, has been cancelled. Again, the power outages scheduled by Edison for Tuesday, December 9, has been cancelled.

COUNTY FIRE URGES CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY

With the Christmas season upon us, residents will be putting up their holiday trees. Reporter Taylor Thacker says County Fire has some Christmas tree safety reminders… With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday natural Christmas tree

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WINNERS NAMED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show held its opening reception Friday night in which the winners of the 2014 juried art show were announced. Artist of Distinction: Chuck Caplinger, Twentynine Palms, oil on canvas; Artist-in-Residence Award: Claudia Bucher, Los Angeles, digital art; Superintendent’s Award: Howard Spector, South Pasadena, photograph,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CRAFT FAIR THIS FRIDAY

A Holiday Bazaar this Friday will benefit the Hi-Desert Medical Center Continuing Care Center. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… The Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center and its activities department will host a holiday bazaar, Friday, December 12, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Continuing Care Center in

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS 2015 SEASON TICKETS

Theatre 29 is now offering 2015 season tickets. With seven fully produced, high quality productions planned, season tickets are a bargain. Patrons who go to every show at regular price would pay $84 over the course of a year; season tickets are available now for $68, a savings of $16.

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WIN A KINDLE FROM THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Still thinking about getting a new tablet? Reporter Dan Stork says you might get one free, by patronizing the Joshua Tree Library now… From now until December 23, every time a customer checks out 10 items from the Joshua Tree Library, they will receive a ticket for an opportunity drawing.

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VETERANS SERVICES TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office

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