PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE

If you have to work or be outside during the heat of the day, take measures to protect yourself from heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Long exposure to high heat can result in heat cramps or heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion is a serious medical condition, and signs include profuse sweating,

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PROTECT YOUR ANIMALS FROM THE HEAT

People aren’t the only ones who need protection from the heat. Our pets can suffer heat exhaustion and heat stroke, too. Bring your dogs inside out of the heat. Animals left outside should have shade and plenty of fresh, cool water. Reporter Sara Snyder reminds us that dogs should not

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SPECIAL TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY

In a continuation of its May 19 special meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed-session meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 9. The sole item on the agenda is to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager, following interviews conducted by Dan Mintz and Jay

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 13

This month’s California Retired Teachers’ Association meeting will be a pot luck held Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Desert Willow Ranch in Pioneertown. Members will enjoy Western-themed entertainment and are invited to wear their boots and cowboy hats. There will be no fee, but please call Sherry Craft

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EFFECTS OF NEW WATER STANDARDS ON LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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CASINO NIGHT TONIGHT IN MORONGO VALLEY

Practice your poker face and your dice-throwing. It’s Casino Night in Morongo Valley. Reporter Diana Jones tells you how you can be a part of a fund raiser for the Fire Fighter’s Auxiliary… Black Jack, Craps, Poker and Roulette: if you like gaming place your bets on Saturday, June 7th

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SHERIFF’S IDENTIFIES DRIVERS, VICTIM OF THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim on an off-road vehicle who was hit by two other drivers in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Frank Feeley, 31, was driving a quad eastbound on Buena Vista Drive without lights or a helmet about 8:30 p.m. when he

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A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE PARK SERVICE’S WILDLIFE BRANCH

It takes a lot of work to run a national park. Not only are there administrative staff, maintenance workers, and security and protection staff, but rangers work behind the scenes to study the park and its wildlife. Park Ranger Pam Tripp introduces the wildlife branch of the Park’s Resources division…

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COMBAT CENTER HONORED FOR INSTALLATION EXCELLENCE

For the fifth year in a row, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms received the 2013 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence. The award recognizes the men and women of the Department’s top military installations in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SHOULD CHANGE HIS NAME TO “LUCKY”

A Yucca Valley man is lucky to be alive after being hit by two vehicles last night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, described only as being in his 30s, was driving a quad eastbound on Buena Vista Drive without lights or a helmet about 8:30 p.m. when he

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ELECTION RESULTS UPDATED, NO SIGNIFCANT CHANGE

The Secretary of State’s office updated the election results Thursday afternoon. There are no significant changes in the results since early Wednesday morning, just small adjustments in the numbers and percentages of votes for each candidate. In local races, the top two vote getters for U.S. Congress, District 8, are

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PROPOSITION 41 WILL HELP VETS AVOID HOMELESSNESS

California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 41, which directs the state to sell bonds to build more affordable multi-family housing for homeless and near-homeless veterans. Managing editor Tami Roleff reports… Programs to keep more veterans off the streets will be getting more funding after the passage of Proposition 41. The Veterans

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Saturday, June 7, at Walmart in Yucca Valley, from 11 to 3. 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 infections or

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOINS TWENTYNINE PALMS SENIOR CENTER AS A COOLING CENTER

When the temperatures climb well into triple digits this Sunday and Monday, Morongo Basin residents can get relief from the heat at designated cooling centers. Cooling stations are air-conditioned facilities where local residents may go for temporary relief from extreme heat. Once again, the Hi-Desert Medical Center’s cafeteria will serve

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS OPENS COOL CENTER AS HEAT INCREASES

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday evening. As summer approaches and daily temperatures begin to climb into the 100s, Twentynine Palms residents can keep cool at the newly remodeled Senior Center in downtown Twentynine Palms. The center has been

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JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT GRADUATIONS TONIGHT

The Drug Court Program run by the Joshua Tree Superior Court will hold their formal graduation tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the program is changing lives and reuniting families….. Drug courts are one of the country’s most successful programs in the criminal justice system. Low-level, non-violent drug offenders are

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MARINE HARRIER JET CRASHES IN IMPERIAL

A Marine Harrier jet crashed into a residential area of Imperial, California, and destroyed two homes yesterday, but authorities say no one was injured. The Harrier AV-8B went down in a front yard on a neighborhood street of tightly packed houses at 4:20 p.m. in the city of about 15,000

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH PRORGAMS IN LUCERNE VALLEY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Lucerne Valley General Mental Health program… The General Mental Health Outpatient program in Lucerne Valley is committed to developing

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER TO HONOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor local residents and businesses at the Chamber’s installation dinner July 10. The 2014 Chamber Member of the Year award goes to Jennifer Collins Farmer’s Insurance Agency. The Morongo Basin Heart and Soul Award goes to Lynn Vest. The 2014 Business of the

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FINAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTION

Here are the final, unofficial results from yesterday’s primary election. Four years ago, voters approved the “top two” system, in which the top two candidates for statewide and congressional offices—regardless of political party—advance to the general election in November. Yucca Valley resident Paul Cook has a commanding lead for the

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