MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES

The Morongo Unified School District will be making four administrative changes at the principal level for the coming school year. According to retiring Superintendent of Schools Jim Majchrzak, Twentynine Palms High School Principal Amy Woods will become the Director of Secondary Curriculum for the District. Replacing her at TPHS will

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NO MBTA BUS SERVICE ON FOURTH OF JULY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, July 5.

KEEP YOUR DOGS SAFE DURING 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES

When the fireworks boom for the Independence Day celebration, it’s a lot of fun for people, but not for your dogs. Managing editor Tami Roleff says keep your dogs safe during the Third and Fourth of July events… While most people love the fireworks on the Fourth of July, the

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FIREWORKS SHOWS SET FOR LANDERS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Third of July festivities are planned today at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy tasty food, beer and margaritas; stroll among the vendors and displays, and move to music by the Big Fat Steve Band and Henry Fencepost. Following a presentation by the Marine

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER SHOTS ARE FIRED IN LANDERS

A report of shots fired in Landers led to the arrest of two people Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 600 block of North Phillips Road about 10:10 after neighbors reported hearing gunshots. During the investigation, deputies contacted Brian Watson, 39, who told them

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER PARTY SET FOR THE INTEGRATRON

Even though the event is more than a month off, you should get your tickets right now for a unique fund-raiser for the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to view the Perseid meteor shower at the Integratron… Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust for the

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

The National Weather service has extended its excessive heat warning though 11 p.m. Thursday night. The warning calls for record to near-record high temperatures through Tuesday evening. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. Designated cooling centers are the Yucca Valley Community Center. The Twentynine Palms Senior Center; in

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RESERVE SEATS AT INTEGRATRON FOR AUGUST METEOR SHOWER

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is hosting a viewing of the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday, August 10th at the Integratron in Landers. In addition to the celestial show, there will be projected images from deep space, an interpretive program by a National Park ranger, live music, Sound Baths in

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TAKE EXTREME HEAT PRECAUTIONS THIS WEEKEND

An excessive heat warning has been issued with record to near record high temperatures predicted to range from 111 to 115 degrees here in our Morongo basin through Monday night. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. To keep cool, stay in air-conditioned buildings and limit outdoor activities, especially

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP, NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley announced a full line up of entertainment for the 30th Annual Fourth of July Community Fair and Fireworks Show. The event begins at 5 p.m., on July 4 and is being held at a different location this year, at the new Brehm Youth Sports

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21ST ANNIVERSARY OF LANDERS EARTHQUAKE IS TODAY

An anniversary today… 21 years ago today, the June 28, 1992 Landers Earthquake struck. The 7.3 temblor caused one tragic death and widespread damage in the West end of the Morongo basin. Of note was the remarkable way our communities rallied to help each other in the wake of the

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UFO’S IN JONSON VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be UFO’s in Johnson Valley tomorrow. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz explains…

This Saturday, June 29, Johnson Valley will be flooded with UFOs … Uncommonly Flavorful Offers, that is. It’s a “Bake Sale UFO Auction” and doors open at 12:15, bidding begins 12:30. It all takes

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS ENTERTAINMENT LINE UP, NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley announced a full line up of entertainment for the 30th Annual Fourth of July Community Fair and Fireworks Show. The event begins at 5 p.m., on July 4 and is being held at a different location this year, at the new Brehm Youth Sports

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21ST ANNIVERSARY OF LANDERS EARTHQUAKE IS TODAY

An anniversary today… 21 years ago today, the June 28, 1992 Landers Earthquake struck. The 7.3 temblor caused one tragic death and widespread damage in the West end of the Morongo basin. Of note was the remarkable way our communities rallied to help each other in the wake of the

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3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS SET FOR HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

After a brief hiatus, the Third of July festivities are once again planned for the Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says lots of community activities will end with a big fireworks show… Make plans now to join friends and family at the Homestead Valley Park Third of

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SPORTSMAN’S CLUB BINGO SUNDAY TO BENEFIT UNITY HOME

You can play some fun family bingo this Sunday at the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua and support a very worthy cause. Reporter and Landers honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz gets out his dauber… Bingo enthusiasts can play the game and help Unity Home this Sunday, June 23, at the Sportsman’s Club

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FIELD DAY FOR LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the hemisphere for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to see the invaluable service they provide… When the Basin was rocked by the Landers Quake in June 1992, local ham Radio operators commandeered the airwaves helping

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THREE ARRESTED IN LANDERS FOR STEALING AN ATV

Three people were arrested in Landers Wednesday, accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle from a yard. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 700 block of Becker Avenue had the ATV stolen out of the front yard about 5:15 Wednesday morning. After an investigation, a 17-year-old Landers boy

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LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS TO PARTICIPATE IN FIELD DAY

Local ham radio operators will join others around the hemisphere for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to see the invaluable service they provide… When the Basin was rocked by the Landers Quake in June 1992, local ham radio operators commandeered the airwaves helping

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY PULLS ILLEGAL GIFT, IDENTIFIES PROJECTS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a potentially illegal gift was pulled off the agenda and appropriation limits were set… At last night’s special meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors, a resolution to contribute $500 worth of pyrotechnics for

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