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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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD RETAINS GENERAL MANAGER, APPROVES BUDGET

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and says they approved of both their General Manager and the budget…… Morongo Valley Community Services District General Manager Rick Lebel stays on for another year. That came out of last night’s meeting of

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MOUNTAIN FIRE THREATENS IDYLLWILD, NOW ALMOST 20,000 ACRES

The Mountain Fire, bringing thick smoke into the Morongo Basin at times, was at almost 23,000 acres as of this morning and is 15 percent contained. Rapid movement of the fire has prompted an evacuation order of Idyllwild, Trails End, and Fern Valley. More than 4,100 residences and 100 commercial

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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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SAVE THE DATE FOR SKY’S THE LIMIT

Save Saturday, September 21, for Stairway to the Stars—a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The elegant evening event will be held at Vista del Sol, the brand new Community Center of Lincoln Housing off Desert Knoll and Joe Davis Road. Guests will enjoy live music,

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FREE YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Sign-ups are still being taken for a youth theater workshop being offered at Theatre 29. Special correspondent Les Taylor has details… Hey kids, you wanna be in a show but don’t know what this auditioning thing is all about? No problem, as Theatre 29 has announced a cool new youth

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS WITH BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting includes a public hearing… Following a closed session performance evaluation of the general manager, the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a public hearing for adoption of the annual budget

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NEARBY MOUNTAIN FIRE RAGES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN AFFECT

A nearby fire continues to rage today and a smoke advisory remains in affect here in our Morongo Basin. Over 2,200 firefighters continue to battle the Mountain fire that started just west of Highway 243 near Mountain Center Monday afternoon. As of this morning, the U.S. Forest Service says the

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS 2 OF 3, REGIONAL MACs, DISCRETIONARY FUNDS

Following “Coffee with the Supervisor” Monday morning, during which members of the public presented Supervisor James Ramos with individual concerns, local media had their own time slot in which to ask questions. In this second of three-part report, Dan Stork says that reporters used the opportunity to probe Ramos in

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SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED LOCALLY FROM FIRE NEAR IDYLLWILD

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and surrounding communities. The smoke blanketing the Morongo Basin is from a fire near Idyllwild. The fire was first reported about 1:30 Monday afternoon and was up to 8,000 acres as of noon

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