HDWD SEWER INFORMATIONAL EVENT THIS SATURDAY

Learn more about the sewer project and water conservation this Saturday from 10:00 until 2:00 inside the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley. Hi-Desert Water District invites everyone to attend the free event. There will be games, face painting, music, and a coloring contest with prizes, along with complimentary popcorn

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REALTORS ORGANIZATION ENDORSES YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESMENT

Yesterday, The Desert Communities Association of Realtors voted unanimously to support the Hi Desert Water District’s sewer assessment district vote. The organization consists of Realtors for the entire Morongo Basin. The assessment district ballots will be sent out on August 14th and will require a simple majority vote to pass.

STATE TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION, HDWD OFFERS TIPS

With no relief in sight for the ongoing severe drought, yesterday the California Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency conservation regulation which will go into effect on August 1st. In January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a statewide drought and urged Californians to reduce their water use by 20%. As

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will look at reimbursing themselves for their medical expenses…. The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will hear

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, staff from the Hi-Desert Water District will discuss the Yucca Valley sewer project and answer questions about its costs, construction and other concerns. The meeting will be held at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD LOOKS AT WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says electronic communication and whistleblower protection are on the agenda, along with other items… The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on tonight’s

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda is a resolution recognizing Z107.7 FM for its 25 years of community service. On the action agenda, the directors will be asked to approve four resolutions: employee

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER MEETS TONIGHT

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will meet at 6:00 tonight (Thursday June 19). On the agenda, the board will be asked to approve a budget for fiscal year 2014-15, and then adopt a code of ethics. The meeting will conclude with directors’ comments. Tonight’s meeting will be

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YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold informational meetings about the wastewater reclamation project every Tuesday, starting June 17, through August 26. Information about the cost, financing, funding, construction, and the district assessment vote will be presented at these meetings about the sewer project. Two meetings will be held each Tuesday

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SEWER MEETING WITH WESTERN HILLS AND BURNT MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Burnt Mountain area will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 and 5 in

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight, Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda….

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the directors will be given a financial review of the water district. The Board

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT STAYS WITH USING OUTSIDE CONTRUCTION FOR SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met in regular session last night. On the agenda was a revisit to their decision to have the sewer construction built by an outside contractor rather than district crews. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and has this report… After several residents questioned why the

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO REVISIT IN-HOUSE OR OUTSIDE SEWER CONSTRUCTION

The Hi-Desert Water Board meets tonight. A revisit on whether the sewer construction will be “in-house” or out (of) house is on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look…

Among the items on tonight’s agenda for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will be

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MUFFIN HILL THIS SATURDAY

Margaret “Muffin” Hill died peacefully at her home Friday, May 16. She was 83 years old. Muffin Hill was an art impresario for many years in the Hi-Desert. She was a 2013 recipient of the 8th Congressional District’s Women of Distinction Award, and a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Theatre

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GET $500,000 FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

Through the efforts of Congressman Paul Cook, the Hi-Desert Water District has received a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation for the District’s Wastewater Reclamation Project. The Hi-Desert Water District has been applying for grants for years, but this year was the first time that it was awarded this

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT HOLDING NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS, TWO THIS WEEK

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Old Town area will be held Thursday, May 15 at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

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WATER-THEMED ART SOUGHT AT HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All artists from the Morongo Basin are invited to submit an artwork for a water-themed show at the Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley. Turn-in for entries is May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Water District’s lobby. All art must reflect the theme of Water-Water, and must

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TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT CANCELED

There will be no regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Tonight’s meeting has been canceled.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SPLITS SEWER CONSTRUCTION INTO FOUR PROJECTS FOR BIDDING

At last night’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors, the directors agreed to split up the construction of the sewer project into four construction packages. By doing so, the directors believe more contractors, and possibly local sub-contractors, will be able to bid on the $25-million- to

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