JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ONLINE

If you want to know what’s going on in Joshua Tree National Park, look no further than your computer or smartphone. Ranger Pam Tripp says, “check us out”…

Today’s social media sites allow us to look up and even discuss the latest trends and current events, while gathering information on

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FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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TWENTYNINE PALMS INTERIM CITY MANAGER APPOINTMENT MEETING

A reminder for Twentynine Palms residents: The Twentynine Palms City Council will re-convene its meeting of last Tuesday, at which it fired City Manager Joe Guzetta, at 5 pm Monday May 19. Monday’s meeting will start with a closed session on the appointment of a City Manager, and will follow

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

At the next meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, the Council will provide updates on the shared use of the Johnson Valley Recreational Area by the public and the Marine Corps. Also on the agenda is the Council’s opposition to industrial-scale wind and solar projects, and the Council’s communications

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HIGH DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by, local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual spring concerts this weekend Saturday May 17 and Sunday, May 18. The “Keep the Music Alive” concert will be held at the Yucca Valley Community. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and

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CELEBRATING MUFFIN HILL

Muffin Hill

Margarett Hill, 84, died peacefully at her home in Twentynine Palms on Friday morning, May 16, 2014. Affectionately known as Muffin, Ms. Hill was widely recognized as a booster for local artists and the art community, animal rights and environmental causes. She was an avid photographer in

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB PROGRAMS

As part of a series of public service announcements about behavioral services in the Morongo Basin, Managing Editor Tami Roleff describes programs offered by the Santa Fe Social Club…

The Santa Fe Social Club is a social center for adult clients of mental health clinics. The Clubhouse offers recreational activities,

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IMMIGRATION DETAINER PROGRAM SUSPENDED

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is suspending its participation in the Immigration and Nationality Act, 287g program. The 287g program was named for a specific section of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and was implemented in San Bernardino County detention facilities to work in conjunction with Immigration and Customs

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“HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL” AT YVHS

This spring’s high school musical at Yucca Valley High is: “High School Musical”, the wildly popular Disney musical. Directed by Scott Phillips, with musical direction by Teresa McClintock, the final performances of “High School Musical” goes on at 1 p.m. this afternoon and 6 pm tonight. Tickets will be available

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GET $500,000 FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

Through the efforts of Congressman Paul Cook, the Hi-Desert Water District has received a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation for the District’s Wastewater Reclamation Project. The Hi-Desert Water District has been applying for grants for years, but this year was the first time that it was awarded this

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SUPERVISORS FIELD REP. MIKE LIPSITZ RESIGNS FROM Z107.7 NEWS

Mike Lipsitz, honorary Mayor of Landers, chair of the Municipal Advisory Council, field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos, and reporter for Z107.7 News, has resigned his position with Z107.7 effective immediately. Lipsitz, who has been reporting for Z107.7 since 2009, said that in his new position at the County

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REHAB AND RECOVERY SERVICES OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Rehab and rehabilitation services are being offered in the Yucca Valley area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to find the services….. The Yucca Valley Recovery Center provides a clean, safe, and sober environment for people to socialize and received needed recovery support and services. Some of the programs

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO MEET MONDAY

Morongo Basin Republicans invite you to attend their morning meeting this Monday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church located at 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light refreshments will be served. The scheduled guest speaker will be Paul Schrader, candidate for San Bernardino County Sheriff. There will

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

At the next meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, the Council will provide updates on the shared use of the Johnson Valley Recreational Area by the public and the Marine Corps. Also on the agenda is the Council’s opposition to industrial-scale wind and solar projects, and the Council’s communications

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRES THEIR CITY MANAGER, WHAT’S NEXT?

Now that the City of Twentynine Palms has fired its city manager, what is the city’s next move? Reporter Dan Stork reports that there will be a meeting Monday night, and also describes Guzzetta’s reaction and financial settlement… In the wake of the surprise firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

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RANCHO MIRAGE MAN DIES IN KELSO ROAD CRASH

A Rancho Mirage man was killed in an early morning crash yesterday on a rural highway east of Twentynine Palms known as a shortcut to Las Vegas. At 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call reported an accident on Kelbaker Road, just north of Interstate 40 in rural Kelso. The California

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DOG RESCUED FROM GRAY WATER PIT IN JOSHUA TREE

A scared and wet dog was rescued Monday afternoon from the yard of an abandoned home in Joshua Tree. County Fire Captain John Garber said two 55-gallon barrels were stacked on top of each other, with bottom of the uppermost barrel cut out, and then buried, to create a pit

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WARM WEATHER WILL BRING OUT BEES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome… As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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FREE DROP OFF FOR UNWANTED MEDICATIONS AND SHARPS AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a free drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. Used sharps/needles are also a contamination and health threat if not disposed of properly. Sharps must

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IN A LATE CLOSED SESSION, TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER JOE GUZZETTA FIRED

In a move that took many by surprise, the Twentynine Palms City Council let City Manager Joe Guzzetta go last night. After the regular Council meeting, the council went into a late final closed session. When the results of actions at that session were revealed at 10:55 p.m., as per

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