YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION IN JOINT SESSION TONIGHT

Work on the Yucca Valley Community plan continues tonight as the Town Council and Planning Commission meets together. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…..

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission will meet in a joint session for the third time tonight. On the agenda again tonight, the

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT FOCUSING ON SPEEDING

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Highway 62 between Hilton and Airway Avenues. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists to wear their seatbelts and use their cell phones in hands-free mode only.

LANDERS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers man was arrested Friday after his girlfriend said he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kirt Hanson, 50, went to his girlfriend’s home in the 5900 block of Mitch Lane in Landers and woke up his girlfriend by stomping on her and hitting her. Kirt Hanson

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LEARN ABOUT METEORITES FOR THURSDAY LUNCH AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Our Morongo Basin treats us to celestial phenomena unlike any other place on earth. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to attend a lunchtime lecture Thursday to learn more about the meteorites that sparkle in our desert nights……

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is kicking off their Winter Lecture Series on Thursday,

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, January 8, at the Yucca Valley Community Center in Yucca Valley from 12 to 4 p.m. Donors will receive incentives, including a ticket to the 2014 Humana Challenge golf tournament. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE FIRE KILLS TWO DOGS

A house fire in Twentynine Palms killed two dogs yesterday. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, Twentynine Palms firefighters and units from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley fire stations were called to a fully involved house fire in the 6600 block of El Rey Avenue at 6 p.m. Sunday.

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PILOT HELICOPTER PROGRAM RESCUES MOTORCYCLE RIDER INJURED IN JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH

A new pilot program between the San Bernardino County fire Department and Sheriff’s Department was put to good use yesterday. A motorcycle rider, who was wearing his helmet and full motorcycle gear—was riding in the desert in Johnson Valley when he lost control of his bike while riding off Bodick

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VICTIMS OF MAILBOX THEFTS NOW GETTING FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS

In the wake of a mailbox theft rampage in December, fraudulent transactions have now shown up in the bank accounts of several area residents and victims. Dan Stork tells of the repercussions…

During the night of December 20, many locked community mailboxes in the Morongo Basin were vandalized and emptied.

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TOP NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF 2013

As we take a look back at 2013, there are some news highlights of note: More than 1,000 residents attended a job fair in Twentynine Palms in July for 100 to 150 jobs at the new Tortoise Rock Casino being developed by the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians. The

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THE TOP YUCCA VALLEY STORIES FOR 2013

As we start the new year of 2014, here are highlights of some of the top news stories for YuccaValley in 2013…

A recall effort against two members of the Yucca Valley Town Council failed when the Registrar of Voters determined the recall petitions did not have enough valid signatures.

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SODA MOUNTAIN SOLAR PROJECT OPPOSED

Local environmentalists are gearing up to oppose the Soda Mountain Solar Project, a proposed 2691-acre renewable energy development that would be constructed adjacent to the Mojave National Preserve. A press release from the California Desert Coalition says, “This project is the poster child for inappropriately sited renewable energy projects and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR RADIOTHON

Next Saturday, z107.7 leads the push for funds to send a local student choir on a dream trip. Taylor Thacker gives a heads-up for the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir Radiothon…

The Twentynine Palms Select Choir has been invited to sing at Carnegie Hall, New York by American

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM MEETS WEDNESDAY

Start the new year out by pledging to join the Joshua Tree Clean Team every 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month with their goal to keep the community clean. The first scheduled clean-up in 2014 will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at the Rock House located on

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MATURE DRIVER CLASS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library will offer a FREE Mature Driver Education Class every Wednesday from 2 – 3:30 pm, beginning January 8, 2014. This continuous class will cover everything needed to pass the DMV written exam over any given 6-week period. Seniors can join the class at any time

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ANIMAL VACCINATION CLINICS IN JANUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62,

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2013 MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to a change in its top staff position, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education heard frequent reports on financial issues, and heard from several constituencies on hot-button issues. Here are some of the highlights of 2013…

In 2013:

The Morongo Unified School District opened a replacement

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SENIOR DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

Celebrate the New Year with music, dancing and refreshments tonight Saturday, January 4th at the Yucca Valley Senior Center from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Join Z107.7’s voice of the night, radio personality Sam Smith as he hosts a magic evening of dancing the night away in celebration of the

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THEATRE 29 OPENING GALA

The first show of the Theatre 29 2014 season will open this January 10th. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the opening night will be a special gala… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will host the opening night of the first show of Theatre 29′s 2014 season, “The Importance of Being

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HOLIDAY TREE RECYCLING

Residents are reminded to recycle their live Christmas trees and ornamental greenery this holiday season and save these items from taking up valuable space in the local landfill. A special collection program provided by the City of Twentynine Palms and Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services offers curbside recycling services within

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP IN JOSHUA TREE

A bereavement support group meets twice a month to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the Hi-Desert Home Care

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