A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley fire fighters were called to a commercial structure fire Monday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, an alarm went out at 12:16 p.m. from the Village Mart, on the corner of Senilis and the Highway. The store’s coolers had an electrical malfunction, which charged the building with

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MET LAST NIGHT, TWO RESOLUTIONS PASSED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council heard about Marine Base programs, met the new National Park superintendent, and hoped to prod the county into action in diverse areas. Reporter Dan Stork reports on those items, and on a rejected invitation revealed during public comment… Erin Adams, from the Community Plan

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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY TACO SHOP BY FINGERPOINT

A Los Angeles man was arrested Monday night after he attempted to rob a taco shop with his finger. Shortly after closing, at 10:12 p.m., Michael Clark, 21, walked into Algoberto’s Taco Shop in the 56100 block of 29 Palms Highway, with his face covered and his hand under his

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING DEPUITES

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night after he fled from a Sheriff’s deputy in Landers. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert Warrick, a deputy tried to stop a blue pick-up truck about 11:35 p.m. near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard for equipment violations. The driver sped off and turned

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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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MORONGO BASIN VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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HOUSE FOR VETERAN TO BE BUILT IN THREE DAYS THIS WEEKEND

Join the Fuller Center as they build a house for a military veteran and his family in Twentynine Palms in three days. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, November 14, with construction beginning at 8 a.m. The home blessing and dedication will be held at 4

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BLOCK GRANTS

Renewable energy and block grants are on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Erin Adams will talk about sustainable energy production at the Marine Corps Air Ground

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire northwest of Paradise Park early this morning that is “suspicious in origin.” About 3 a.m., a fire, less than a quarter acre in size, was burning trash, weeds, and grass about a couple hundred yards off the road near Balsa and

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SOCIAL TRAILS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

The climbing is great in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp urges care and respect for the desert while walking to the rocks…

One of the largest concentrations of rock climbing on earth is found on 11 square miles of Joshua Tree National Park. The 8,000 climbing routes, 2,000

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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley on Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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MOJAVE VIPER VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST

The Mojave Viper Young Marines are sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, November 11. All veterans, paramedics, law enforcement, firefighters, and their families, are invited to enjoy a free breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, from 8 to 10 at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. For

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FREE BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS AT CASINO

Military veterans—both active duty and retired—can enjoy a free breakfast burrito at Tortoise Rock Casino on Tuesday, November 11, from 10 to noon. Military guests will be asked to show their military ID along with a Club 29 card, for their free breakfast at the Oasis Grille.

MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY VETERANS DAY LECTURE

A military veteran who has written a book about his experiences will talk about them this week. Reporter Caitlin Logan points the way to a lecture in Yucca Valley…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers is reaching out to Veterans with their day after Veteran’s day lecture. The speaker

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HEAD LISTS SHORTFALL EFFECTS

During a meeting to gather public input on proposed fee increases, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith gave the fee history of the Park.

An entrance fee was introduced in 1987, and camping fees in 2004. Both were increased, to $10 and $15 respectively in 2006. Smith estimated that

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WASTE WATER FIELD TRIP

Curious about what Yucca Valley’s proposed wastewater treatment will be like? The Hi-Desert Water District is sponsoring a free tour of a wastewater treatment plant in Fillmore on Thursday, November 20. The facility uses membrane bio-reactors to treat its wastewater, the same advanced technology planned for the Yucca Valley sewer

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HOSPITAL AND WATER DISTRICT CONTINUE WATER TREATMENT PACT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors approved an action during their October general meeting to ensure the continuation of management of its wastewater treatment plan by Joshua Basin Water District. HDMC retains ownership of the plant. A collaboration between Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) and Hi-Desert Medical Center brought

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DESERT PROTECTION ACT CELEBRATION AT BIG MORONGO CANYON

Desert communities from all over California are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, which increased protection for over 8 million acres of the California desert. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells about an event in Morongo Valley…

In celebration, The SummerTree Institute and Morongo Valley Community Services District

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The Point-in-Time count will be

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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