SUPERVISORS DENY APPEAL FOR APPLE VALLEY SOLAR FARM

County supervisors voted to uphold the San Bernardino County Planning Commission’s denial of a conditional use permit for a solar farm in rural Apple Valley. The proposed 3-megawatt photovoltaic solar farm went down on a 3-2 vote, with Supervisors Robert Lovingood, James Ramos and Josie Gonzales voting against the project.

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SIX AREA VETERANS GET CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Six area veterans were recognized last month for their past and current service to their country. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley held the Heroes of the 8th District Recognition Ceremony in Apple Valley, and recognized more than 50 veterans who served their county on the battlefield and at home

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY OPENS NEW OPERATIONS CENTER TOMORROW

The Mojave Water Agency will hold the opening celebration of its new Central Operations Center, High Desert Interpretive Center, and Regional Recharge and Recovery Project on Thursday, May 15, from 10 to noon. The celebration will be held at 7620 Deep Creek Road in Apple Valley. For more information, call

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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WILDCAT GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM WINS, BOYS’ TEAM LOSES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls swim team won their first meet of the season against Apple Valley Wednesday, 120 to 50. Earning qualifying times for the CIF 200-meter medley relay were Hanna Beard, Gabby Crank, Darrien Reig, and Nokomis Cabrera. Reig also earned qualifying times for CIF on the

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HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR CONGRESSIONAL ART SHOW

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley is giving local high school artists a chance to shine nationally. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enter the congressional art show… Every spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently, Representative Paul

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY TO HOLD THE SCIENCE OF WATER LECTURE

Ever wonder how much water we really have in the High Desert, or what kind of chemicals are found in our groundwater? The Mojave Water Agency will hold a lecture on the Science of Water on Tuesday, January 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at its offices in Apple Valley,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team got back in the win column with a 60-30 win over Granite Hills High School (Apple Valley) last night in a first-round game at the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Yvonne Tran led the scoring with 15

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WATER AND POLITICS TOPIC OF MOJAVE WATER AGENCY PRESENTATION TOMORROW

The mixture of water and politics will be the topic of a lecture sponsored by the Mojave Water Agency. “Muddying the Water: Mixing Water and Politics” will discuss some of the history of water wars in California, and whether an upcoming water bill will solve water problems. Presenters will also

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CONGRESSMAN COOK’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NAMED

Ten Morongo Basin women will be honored by Congressman Paul Cook for their contributions to their communities at a ceremony in Apple Valley next week. From Twentynine Palms, the 2013 Women of Distinction include Muffin Hill, for volunteer activities in coordinating art exhibits; Kathi Papp, ensuring that children with exceptional

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ARSON AND ATTEMPTED MURDER IN LUCERNE VALLEY

An Apple Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of setting five fires in Lucerne Valley, and for attempted murder and assault on a peace officer. According to a Sheriff’s press release, firefighters were called to a house fire in the 11800 block of Moreno Road in Lucerne Valley just before

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GO GEOCACHING WITH THE MOJAVE WATER AGENCY

The Mojave Water Agency is inviting you to come geocache with them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game. Participants use a set of GPS coordinates to navigate to a hidden geocache. The Mojave Water Agency is sponsoring a free session called “The Adventure of Geocaching.”

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WATER SAFETY WORKSHOP

The Mojave Water Agency will hold a free session on water quality standards on Tuesday May 28 from 5:30 to 7 pm. During the class, “How Do I know My Water Is Safe to Drink?” participants will learn how water is sampled, what agency monitors the data, what is considered

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