HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD LOOKS AT MERGING WITH ANOTHER HEALTHCARE ENTITY

After interviewing Board candidates, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board may begin the process for a possible future merger… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors, there will be a special open meeting at 4

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MORONGO VALLEY MAC MEETS TONIGHT: LAND USE, LANDERS WATER ON THE TABLE

Land Use Services processes and management of a County water area head the agenda at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on March 10, after elimination of a previously-announced workshop. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else to expect… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Monday March 10 features two

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT WAL-MART

An Apple Valley father and son were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal hundreds of dollars of merchandise from Wal-Mart Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:30 p.m., Richard Anderson Sr., 49, was seen concealing more than $500 worth of electronic equipment inside a box for a

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley felon on probation was arrested Friday after he was found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Shawnee Trail about 1:45 p.m. to conduct a probation check on Bradley Blackwell, 37. At the home, the

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LETTERHEAD SHRIKES WIN ADULT LITERACY SPELLING BEE

Exaggerate. Grievous. Aberration. Seizure. Abscess. Saboteur. Pistachio. Extirpate. Pharaoh. Amylaceous. These words knocked out 10 of the 12 teams competing for the title of best spellers in the Morongo Basin at the 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon, held Saturday morning in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff competed in the spelling bee,

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday. The Watermaster Board will be asked to approve the 2013-14 annual report. According to a preview of the annual report, the amount of water withdrawn from the Warren Valley Basin during the water year 2012-13 declined slightly, by

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SPRING BLOOMS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the approach of spring comes a promise of color in the desert. Ranger Pam Tripp welcome spring blooms… A sprinkling of spring blooms has begun in the south end of the park, along with a few Joshua Trees and other blooms in the north. Scattered areas are alive with

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Monday March 10 features two action items. One will be on Recommendations for enhancing access to and transparency of Land Use Services application review process for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities. The other is a Resolution in support of a citizens request that

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WALK FOR LIFE

The 24th Annual Walk 4 Life, to benefit the Hi-Desert Pregnancy Clinic, is set for Saturday, March 15 at Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. Registration for the fundraising walk is $5, $15 for a family of three or more. T-shirts and sweatshirts will be given to walkers who have

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THEMES FOR 29 PALMS ART SHOWS

Artists are invited to submit artwork for three themed art exhibitions planned for the Twentynine Palms Visitors’ Center. “Desert Rocks! Life on the Faultline” will be shown in the visitor center’s gallery April 1 through June 27. Artists should bring in their art to the Visitor’s Center March 28. The

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms boys’ tennis team will host Cathedral City at home. The Yucca Valley High School boys’ tennis team will host Banning at home. First serve for both schools is at 3:15.

SPRING FORWARD TONIGHT

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights. Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life. If you installed the 10

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SHADY ELMS UPDATE

On Thursday we reported that tenants at Shady Elms Mobile Home Park had been without water or electricity since a fire 8 days earlier had destroyed two trailers and a utility pole, and are still without electricity. On Thursday afternoon, state authorities condemned the park for human habitation, with a

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW CONTINUES IN PALMS SPRINGS TODAY

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show, continuing in Palm Springs today, from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables inYucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area. Other

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THURSDAY ARRESTS

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested in Thursday on warrants and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about noon Thursday in the 62000 block of El Reposo Circle. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that Jason Brown, 31, had in his possession nunchuks, and

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ROADWAY LITTER

Here’s one for you… Did you ever wonder exactly what kind of “footprint” you’re leaving on the planet? Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the decomposition of everyday trash… If you throw your “footprint-making” leather shoes out of the car window, they would take between 25 and 40 years to

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TWO MEN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANTS RECOGNIZED AND ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed Sheriff’s deputy recognized two felons who were wanted on warrants and arrested them at a grocery store Wednesday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was at the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers store about 10 a.m. when he saw Joshua Rhodes, 25, of Twentynine Palms, who

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF STALKING

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of stalking a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jimmy Canez, 46, first approached the victim at a grocery store about two months ago and told her he knew her and knew where she lived. The woman told deputies she did

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TWO CRASHES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, MARINE SEVERELY INJURED

A Marine was severely injured when he was thrown off his motorcycle yesterday morning, following another crash on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Jean Saylors, 22, was driving northbound on Adobe Road toward the main gate of the Combat Center about 6:30 a.m. when,

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS UPBEAT BUDGET REPORT

On the whole, there was a more upbeat tone to the MUSD Budget Report than has been the case in recent years. Reporter Dan Stork attended a workshop session on the subject, and lists some ups and downs… In a workshop study session preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo

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