AREA DEMOCRATS DEMAND YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA DISPENSARY REOPEN

At Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, members overwhelmingly supported a resolution calling on the Yucca Valley Town Council to reverse last month’s decision to close the Morongo Basin’s only licensed marijuana dispensary. California Alternative Medicinal Solutions, or CAMS, had served medical marijuana patients from its location on

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MAN INJURED IN CRASH WITH MILITARY VEHICLE FRIDAY

Sketchy information today about a crash Friday evening between a military vehicle and civilian pick-up truck. According to County Fire Captain Steve Lasiter, a full-size Chevy pick-up truck, driven eastbound on Highway 62 by an unidentified middle-aged man, rear-ended a military light-armored vehicle, or LAV, also traveling eastbound on Highway

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COUNTY SPERVISORS SET TO FINALIZE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

The solar energy ordinance discussed at the last Board of Supervisors meeting is on the agenda for this week’s meeting. Dan Stork tells how you can view the meeting, and be a part of it… The ordinance on the regulation of commercial solar energy generation facilities, that was discussed at

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A BIZARRE SET OF BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Apparently a very hungry man was arrested in Yucca Valley Thursday morning after he allegedly stole food and drinks and other property from at least four locations. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, Joshua Beedie, 32, broke into the Circle K on Old Woman Springs Road about 3:30 a.m. and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETINGS ON GENERAL MANAGER APPOINTMENT

The Joshua basin Water Agency Board is still working on selecting a new General Manager to replace Joe Guzetta, who left to become the Twentynine Palms City Manager. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says some closed sessions are on tap… The Joshua Basin Water District board will hold two special closed session

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ONE ARREST, 11 CITATIONS IN SUNDAY YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Sunday night in the area of Highway 62 and Fox Trail between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP

Attention high school seniors, applications are now being taken for a very prestigious scholarship which could value up to $100,000. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the Greenleaf Scholarship… The Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. The

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE LOCAL LO-COST VACCINATIONS AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 1 on December 17 and 18

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WILL DANCE IN LONDON NEW YEAR’S PARADE

Two Yucca Valley High School seniors will be joining dancers from across the country to perform in a New Year’s Day parade in London, England. The girls were selected during a dance camp this summer, at which they had to learn various dance routines, as well as make up their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team captured the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic tournament title with a 51-30 win over the host school, Hesperia Christian, Saturday night. Coach Jess Geeson said the Lady Trojans were led by junior Yvonne Tran with 13 points and sophomore September Shaw-Fryer who added 10

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTER COLLECTING TOYS AT WALMART

This will be the last weekend that Morongo Basin firefighters will be at Walmart during a “stuff the truck” event to receive donations of toys to distribute to needy children. Firefighters will be at Walmart Friday, December 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 1 to 5, and

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

Winter weather means you will be using more heat in your house. Reporter Taylor Thacker passes on the winter heating safety tips from the county fire department… Winter weather is on its way and during this time we like to lay by the fire or crank up our thermostats. However,

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HOSPICE TREE LIGHTING TOMORROW

Hospice of the Morongo Basin will hold its seasonal tree lighting ceremony this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you still have time to get a light for your loved one… Light up a life Saturday, December 14, at the Annual Hospice Tree dedication ceremony at Copper Mountain College. Individuals

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DEAL MADE TO SAVE MOST OF JOHNSON VALLEY OFF-ROAD AREA

A deal has been made to preserve most of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area while still allowing the Marines to conduct exercises in the area. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 would preserve about 100,000 acres of Johnson Valley while allowing the Marines to expand the Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS SOME GOOD BUDGET NEWS

The Yucca valley Town Council heard some good budgetary news at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her calculator… The Yucca Valley Town Council received some good news about its budget at its meeting Tuesday night. Revenue exceeded the final budget by more than $600,000, and expenditures

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CORONER IDENTIFIES WOMAN KILLED DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

The County coroner has released the name of the woman who was killed during a high-speed pursuit Monday night. Deputies had attempted to stop Janice Richardson, 55, of Yucca Valley, about 9:20 Monday night for reckless driving near Palm Drive and Highway 62, when she fled through residential neighborhoods, driving

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NEW CEO/ADMINISTRATOR NAMED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

At an Emergency meeting yesterday, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board announced the new hospital CEO Administrator. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new hospital boss is a familiar face… Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has named a new chief executive officer. Following a closed session meeting late yesterday afternoon, the

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda is a brief review of the year, followed

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS TOMORROW AND MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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TLC LOVE NOTES FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The TLC Love notes will be at Starbucks Friday, December 13, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. TLC is gearing up for the 30th annual TLC event which includes 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much much more. Come have a cup of coffee, sing, sign

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