COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO HOST “SCRAMBLE” GOLF TOURNAMENT

Some golfing fun for good cause is being planned for one month from today. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz gets out his putter… Golfers, hold the date Friday, September 6, for the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s Scramble for Charity Golf Tournament. It’s traditional golf at Mission Lakes

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AT NEW JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The new Joshua Tree Elementary School will be graced by the presence of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork has the agenda for the August 6 regular meeting… At a 6 p.m. closed session, the MUSD Board of Education will confer with legal counsel on

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MISSING MAN FOUND DEAD IN THE LANDERS AREA NEAR GIANT ROCK

A missing man was found dead Friday near Giant Rock in Landers after sheriff’s deputies searched for two days and asked area residents to check their properties. Friends reported the man, whose name has not yet been released by the coroner, missing from a residence where he had been staying

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ONE IN CUSTODY, ONE SOUGHT, AFTER YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

Police have arrested one man and are searching for another after a third man was shot in Yucca Valley Saturday evening. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, Adam Webster was at his mother’s home in the 1600 block of Deer Trail in Yucca Valley when two men drove up in

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DOGS, CARS AND HOT WEATHER

A closed car on a hot day is a dangerous place for pets. Managing Editor and passionate dog-lover Tami Roleff warns of the hazards… On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes,

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LANDERS ELEMENTARY CAR WASH SATURDAY WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR SCIENCE CAMP

Landers Elementary School is getting a head start on its fundraising by hosting a car wash on Saturday. The car wash will be from 10 to 2 at Ultimate Motors in Yucca Valley. Money raised from the fund-raiser will go toward the upcoming sixth graders’ Science Camp. Be sure to

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORGANIZATION MEETING IN A NEW LOCATION SATURDAY

The Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project and American Harm Reduction Association will hold its meeting in a new location tomorrow. The meeting will start at 2:30 at the Red Arrow Gallery, located at 61597 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. The topic at tomorrow’s meeting will be the latest scientific and legal

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WOMAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN LANDERS MONDAY

A Hesperia woman was injured in a rollover crash in Landers Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kalong Riphenburg, 66, was driving her 2005 Jeep Liberty eastbound on Reche Road, east of Sunset, about 1:20 yesterday when she swerved onto the south shoulder of the road. In an

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at noon tomorrow, in the Helen Gray Education Center. Up for discussion is an issue involving personnel benefits.

SAVE THE DATE FOR TASTE OF MORONGO BASIN

Mark your calendars. The Taste of the Morongo Basin is returning this fall. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details of this popular, sell-out event… Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin beginning at 6 p.m. Sept.

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY APPROVES LIENS FOR OUTSTANDING WATER BILLS

Those customers who owe money to the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency could soon be getting a surprise on their property tax bills. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the agency’s board approved putting liens on overdue bills last night… At the conclusion of last night’s public hearing in Landers the Bighorn-Desert

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1,000 SHOW UP FOR 150 JOBS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS CASINO JOB FAIR

Cars lined every street surrounding the Little Church of The Desert Tuesday, with the line of eager hopefuls snaking down and around the block as over 1,000 job seekers attended the job fair hosted by the new Tortoise Rock Casino. The response was so unexpected and overwhelming, the company ran

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets with a public hearing tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will take care of a lot of financial housework and feature a presentation… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting.

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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will be hosting a Mental Health Services Community Planning Meeting for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health. The meeting will be this Wednesday, July 25, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Santa Fe Social Clubhouse, 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M,

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SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS NEXT MONDAY

Make a point to be at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms next Monday, a week from today. The fascination and hi-tech solar challenge will be coming in to the city. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You are invited to see the solar car challenge! Fourteen High School teams will

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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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CHP TO CONDUCT DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT SUNDAY

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Saturday, July 20. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed area in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County sometime between the hours 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment,

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS PART 3: COURTS, RETAIL AND MENTAL HEALTH

In the final installment on the meeting of Supervisor James Ramos with local media on Monday, reporter Dan Stork reports on responses to questions about court services, retail development guidelines, and mental health services… When asked about the future of local court services, Ramos said he has been working with

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