YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION STILL LOOKING AT HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will continue their work to the Town’s Home Occupation permits tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more….

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will once again take up the issue of home occupation permits. Among the items the commissioners will discuss and possibly approve are amendments

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SCHOOL BOARD WRAPS UP THE SCHOOL YEAR TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board wraps up the current school year in its June 24 meeting with a long, but generally pro-forma agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics that will be addressed…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education starts its June 24 meeting at 5:30 p.m. with

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DOG LICENSES AND PET VACINATION THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley will host a dog licensing and pet vaccination clinic this Thursday, June 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Community Center courtyard. The clinic is offered to all Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County residents. Low-cost rabies vaccinations will be available for $6

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will begin annexing the County W-1 water agency, among other business…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24, starting at 6:00 pm. At this meeting, the Board will

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SATURDAY MORONGO VALLEY CRASH CAUSES ROAD DELAYS, POWER OUTAGE

Traffic on Highway 62 was disrupted for about six hours on Saturday after a man drove his truck into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 2:30 p.m., Raymond Yglesias, 48, of Whittier, was driving a Ford Ranger pick-up truck pulling a trailer, westbound on the Highway, just east of

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ELDERLY COUPLE CRITICALLY INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH

An elderly couple were critically injured in a crash in Joshua Tree Saturday afternoon. About 1:10, Velma Ringwald, 58, of Twentynine Palms was stopped at the southbound stop sign at Sun Ray Road and Highway 62, when she pulled out directly into the path of a bread delivery truck driven

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SUPERINTENDANT OF SCHOOLS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

More upheaval in the upper management levels of the Morongo Unified School District. After the loss of two financial administrators, it seems the newly hired Superintendent is next. Reporter Dan Stork has the latest…

Dr. Cecilia English, the Superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, has been placed on paid

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN GIRLFRIEND OFF THE ROAD

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon after his ex-girlfriend said he tried to run her off the road in his car. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was driving westbound on Highway 62 at Balsa Avenue in a gold Toyota Highlander shortly before 4 p.m. when Tito

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in a special session this evening. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the rundown of a very busy agenda…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a public information workshop for business and property owners about the construction project that will install curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and medians along Highway 62. The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 25, in the Ocotillo Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, starting

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY FIREWORKS SHOW OFFERS MANY FEATURES

The Rotary Club Fireworks show in Yucca Valley this year will see a wide variety of family activities and entertainment. Reporter Taylor Thacker says plan to be at the Brehm Sports Park on the 4th of July for the show and the fun…

Thanks to the generosity of so many

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RIBBON CUTTING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS NATIONAL PARK DRIVE TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a ribbon cutting tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 p.m. midway down National Park Drive, on the center median across from the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The ribbon cutting will celebrate completion of the National Park Drive improvement project, which consists of new curbs, gutters, and

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EAGLE MOUNTAIN HYDRO PROEJCT GETS FEDERAL LICENSE

The Eagle Mountain landfill project is dead, but another massive project has desert residents, environmentalists, and some government agencies up in arms. According to a story in Friday’s Desert Sun, a controversial plan to build a hydroelectric plant in the open pits of an old iron mine was granted a

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR MUFFIN HILL FRIDAY

A Celebration of Life for the late Muffin Hill will be held 5 p.m. Friday, June 27 at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in Noble Hall. Muffin Hill, a 23-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died May 16. Light refreshments will be provided. Guests are encouraged to wear something purple in

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN MISSING FOR TWO DAYS FOUND IN BRAWLEY

A Yucca Valley woman who has been missing for two days has been found alive and well in Brawley. On Wednesday, June 18, about 7:30 a.m., Kathleen “Kay” Collins, 88, left her home in the 56200 block of 29 Palms Highway to attend an event at the Double Tree Hotel

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TWO PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED AFTER MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Two people were hospitalized after a traffic collision in Morongo Valley last night. About 11:15 p.m. a vehicle traveling westbound on the highway and a vehicle pulling out of the Valero gas station were in a T-bone collision. A man and a woman in the van were taken to Desert

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SCHOOL DISTRICT SPONSORING FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM

Just as learning does end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s free lunch and breakfast available for children during part of the summer… The Morongo Unified School District is sponsoring a summer feeding program, in conjunction with the US Department

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WHOOPING COUGH REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS

The number of whooping cough cases in California has now reached epidemic status, according to state public health officials. In the last two weeks, 800 new cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, have been reported, and in San Bernardino County, 43 cases have been reported so far this year, compared

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS, EFFORT TO DEFEAT WIND TURBINES ON TAP

Keeping the Highway 247 area scenic will be the focus when the Homestead Valley Community Council meets tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder has more… The Homestead Valley Community Council Scenic 247 Committee plans a public meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Members from the Save

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Sunday breakfast is pancakes, eggs, omelets, breakfast burritos, and quesadillas from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.