22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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Z107.7 LOCAL CANDIDATES POP-UP GETTING CONFIRMATIONS

Come meet the candidates for the Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to 11

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MORE CANIDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Some 20 local candidates for non-partisan offices have confirmed they will be in attendance at a political pop-up event this coming Saturday. Z107.7 Radio and the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club are co-hosting the event. The public is invited to come and meet the candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council, Twentynine

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Z107.7 NEWS MAKES ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICES

With some 33 candidates running for 15 open seats on local councils and boards, today, Z107.7 News makes our endorsements. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, not just the news director. For Congress there was no question, local resident Paul Cook has done an exemplary

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda includes a closed and open session… The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a regular and closed-session meeting tonight. The board will be asked to authorize a contract for help in

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HI-DESERT WATER TO GET 620 ACRE FEET OF STATE WATER

The Hi-Desert Water District has learned that it will be receiving just one-fifth of its usual water allocation from the State Water Project. According to the water district, it will receive 620 acre feet of water to recharge local water supplies. This is the lowest amount of water that has

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HI-DESERT WATER WORKS OUT SEWER SYSTEM DETAILS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting was to work out details of Yucca Valley’s sewer project… A change made by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors at its meeting last night concerning the future sewer plant’s treatment

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HI-DESERT WATER MEETS: SEWER PROJECT DETAILS DOMINATE

Technical details about Yucca Valley’s wastewater treatment project will be decided at tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the run-down on some of the questions to be decided tonight… The question of whether to hire a program manager for Yucca Valley’s

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THE STATUS OF THE PIONEERTOWN WATER PROJECT

High levels of fluoride, arsenic, and uranium in the wells in Pioneertown mean the residents can’t drink the water and have to have it hauled in. And the lack of drinkable water has also led to a building moratorium in the Pioneertown area. The County’s Special Water District has developed

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MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS NOW IN AFFECT

In July, the State Water Resources Control Board formally adopted emergency regulations as a result of one of the worst droughts in California history. These regulations went into effect on July 28, 2014, and will remain in effect for 270 days. All state water suppliers must enact their own emergency

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT NOT HAPPY WITH MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency for the entire state of California. Water districts were directed to adopt emergency regulations to encourage their customers to conserve water by prohibiting activities such as hosing down sidewalks and driveways, regulating when lawns and vegetation could be

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO ADOPT STRICT MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES

Hi-Desert Water will hold a public hearing on new water conservation measures tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will hold a public hearing about adopting mandatory water conservation measures to comply with

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KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

For the eighth consecutive year, the Hi-Desert Water District has been recognized for its financial reporting. The water district received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Financial Report. The Certificate of Achievement

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HI-DESERT WATER TALKS ABOUT SEWER LINES TO HOMES

The Hi-Desert Water District met last night. Reporter Cara Conway says hooking up sewer lines to homes was the subject… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors and Public Advisory Committee met last night regarding ownership and responsibility of service laterals—the sewer pipes from the main line to a home.

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HI-DESERT WATER MEETS, FOCUSING ON THE SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a busy session includes a lot of sewer planning… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet in a regular meeting tonight for the third week in a row. Among the items on the agenda, the directors

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LOCAL CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD IS OVER, WE HAVE THE FULL LIST

The deadlines for candidate filings in local races have brought a few late comers to our ballots. Six candidates are vying for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing for re-election are incumbents Dan Mintz and Jim Harrris, with challengers Bill Easter, McArthur Wright, John

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE SEWER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors has been anxiously awaiting to hear when their waste water project’s assessment report will be heard by the State Water Quality Control Board for its approval, and to hear what interest rate the water district will receive for the $146 million project. Managing

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO CONSIDER POSTPONING ASSESSMENT BALLOT TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will consider putting off the mail-in ballot for the sewer system assessment district tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors special meeting held last Thursday is continued to another special meeting tonight. Among the items on

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL, HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER EXTENDED, FIVE FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All three incumbents are running for re-election for the Hi-Desert Water District—Sheldon Hough, Roger Mayes, and Dan Munsey—as well as challengers Gina Orban and Margo Sturges. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in who has filed—so far—for the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Since several incumbents for

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT POSTPONES ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BALLOT

An overflow crowd sat through more than 3 ½ hours of discussion on the Yucca Valley sewer project and assessment district vote at a special meeting held last night by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that even after all that discussion, not much

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