HIGHWAY DIVIDERS IN MORONGO VALLEY HAVE RESIDENTS IRATE

Lots of people are irate about the new temporary dividers going up in the median in Morongo Valley. This week, CalTrans started putting in temporary flexible traffic posts, or delineators, and painting solid double yellow lines on the pavement, to prevent drivers from making left-hand turns on the highway from

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BALLOTS COME NEXT WEEK FOR MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT ELECTION

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold an election this month to elect three members to its board of directors. Voters should start receiving their ballots next week for the mail-in election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gives a brief look at each of the candidates running for the board… Next

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVE-AWAY

Every year, Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church has given away school supplies to area children. This year’s give-away be held August 10 from 7 to 10 a.m. In addition to the free school supplies, children can also receive gently used clothing. In previous years, the church has donated more

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UPDATE ON THE WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 IN MORONGO VALLEY

A safety project has begun along the median of Highway 62 between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive, in Morongo Valley. The project will place class 1 delineators and restripe the median. The following are several turn pockets available to make legal and safe U-turns along the route: East

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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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HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS TODAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Due to the increased number of highway fatalities between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley, CalTrans is beginning an emergency project to place flexible post pavement markers along the median, and restripe the median, of Highway 62 between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive. All this week, east- and westbound

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MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT

CALTRANS is starting an emergency project to place flexible post delineators (pavement markers) along median of State Route 62 (SR 62) between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive, in Morongo Valley. The project will place class 1 delineators and restripe the median. The scope of the work includes moving

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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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER SETS PIONEER DAYS PLANNING MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is getting an early start on planning and scheduling for Pioneers Days 2013. A planning meeting, open to all, will be held at the Twentynine Palms City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road on Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m. Ideas and input are encouraged and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

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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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BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE FAMILY FUN THIS FRIDAY

A great program this Friday at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to find out about “Leapin’ Lizards and Slitherin’ Snakes”… The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is having its second program in its summer Family Fun Friday series. This Friday, on July 26, at 7 p.m.,

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE 9-10 YEAR OLD GIRLS BEST IN THE STATE

The Tri-Valley Little League 9-and 10-year-old girls are the best in the state, after they won the state championship against Crescenta Valley Sunday night. The girls beat Crescenta Valley Wednesday during the state play-offs, and then beat them again Sunday, 16 to 13, for the state championship. The all-star team

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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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CHP OFFERING START SMART DRIVING CLASS FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The local CHP is offering teen drivers a free “Start Smart” driving class. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for a class this coming Wednesday…

Drivers between 16 and 19 years old are three times more likely to get into a fatal accident than those between 30

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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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MOUNTAIN FIRE NOW AT 23,000 ACRES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS

Day four of the nearby Mountain Fire sees firefighters making great progress in rocky terrain and high temperatures. Two C-130 aircraft Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System, have been deployed by the 146th Air wing of the California National Guard. As weather conditions continue to change the fire remains active on

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is calling for a blitz of pleas to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on or before July 23, to urge extension of a moratorium on commercial solar energy development projects. Dan Stork has the background…

A public hearing before the County Board of

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