COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS MONDAY

On Monday, at 8 a.m., the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will continue their closed session meeting from June 30. The sole item on the agenda is the appointment of a superintendent/president. The meeting will be held in Room 104 on the college campus.

COLLEGE SETS FAREWELL TO WAGNER EVENT

Dr. Roger Wagner’s resignation as president of Copper Mountain College becomes effective July 14. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be a farewell party before then… The Board of Trustees of Copper Mountain College has invited the community to celebrate and say goodbye to Dr. Roger Wagner after seven years

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MBTA BUSSES WILL NOT RUN TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Saturday, July 5.

YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER ANNUAL INSTALLATION DINNER NEXT WEEK

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding residents during its annual installation dinner of new Chamber officers. Named as 2014 Chamber Member of the Year is Jennifer Collins of Farmers Insurance Agency. The Morongo Basin Heart and Soul Award goes to Lynne Vest of Citizens on Patrol. Pacific

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OFFERS PARK CAMPFIRE SAFETY TIPS

The hot weather means fire danger in our Morongo Basin and Joshua Tree National Park Firefighters are on the alert. Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers these campfire safety tips… For almost 100 years the National Park has been a steward of public land and the Wildland Fire Branch has been

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, July 5. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:30 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on Mars, Saturn, and the quarter moon. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and

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LOCAL COUNCIL FILINGS START JULY 14

It promises to be a crowded field for the November 4th elections for Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what prospective candidates must do to participate in the campaign… Twentynine Palms City Clerk Cindy Villescas described to local media the steps that she and prospective City Council candidates

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COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST SATURDAY MORNING

This Saturday, July 5, the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center will host the monthly First Saturday Breakfast from 8 am to 11 am at the Center, located at 65336 Winters Road in North Joshua Tree. A full breakfast including all your favorites plus fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee will

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“SPUDTACULAR SUNDAY” AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, July 6, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits and all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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“SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES” IN DISAPPEARANCE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Authorities say there are “definite suspicious circumstances” surrounding the disappearance of a pregnant Twentynine Palms woman who was last seen Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the disappearance of Erin Corwin, 19, last seen leaving her home in the 6600 block of Jasmine Drive on board the Combat

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The local CHP station will join law enforcement throughout the region with a maximum enforcement effort over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says DUI and speeders will be targeted… Many Morongo Basin residents will celebrate Independence Day this weekend with outdoor barbecues, picnics, and social gatherings.

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TWO INJURED IN THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 5:45 p.m., Will Garcia of Twentynine Palms was driving a 2006 Suzuki eastbound in the number 2 lane of Highway 62, when he drove through the red light at Avalon Avenue. Garcia’s Suzuki crashed into 2013 Toyota

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS YESTERDAY

A second car fire in as many days, this time in Landers. About 8:30 p.m. last night, Yucca Mesa fire fighters found a Toyota Camry fully involved in flames at Avalon Avenue near Luna Vista. The driver had apparently abandoned the car when it caught fire, as there was no

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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT ENGLISH FORMALLY RESIGNS HER POSITION

Last Friday, the Board of Education of the Morongo Unified School District held another special meeting. On Tuesday, Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten wrote a release about that meeting. Dan Stork says it formalizes the departure of Superintendent Dr. Cecelia English… We asked Acting Superintendent Tom Baumgarten whether any actions came

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FIREWORKS JULY 3 IN LANDERS, JULY 4 IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get warmed up for the Fourth of July fireworks by going to see the Third of July fireworks in Landers. The fireworks will be held at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Preferred parking is $5. No outside food or beverages

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD LOOKS AT WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says electronic communication and whistleblower protection are on the agenda, along with other items… The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on tonight’s

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a routine meeting tonight. The Board will hear a history of Well 11; adopt a policy on replacing and purchasing vehicles; recognize Z107.7 for 25 years of community service; and hear a report on board meeting requirements. The meeting starts

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COUNTY ASSESSMENT FIGURES SHOW IMPROVING REAL ESTATE MARKET

An improving real estate market has been reflected in increased property assessments. Reporter Dan Stork tells how Morongo Basin municipalities have fared in the just-released assessment roll… The San Bernardino County Assessor has released the property assessment roll for 2014. The overall assessment of values for the entire county is

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JUGGLING AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library invites children of all ages to travel back to the dinosaur days and join their summer reading program. The performance for children this week is David Cousin’s Juggling show at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3. Cousin is a holder of five world records in juggling.

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HOMICIDE DETECTIVES CALLED IN TO INVESTIGATE DISAPPEARANCE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Still no word on the woman from Twentynine Palms who went missing Saturday morning. Sheriff’s officials confirmed that homicide detectives have been called in to investigate the disappearance of Erin Corwin, 19, who left home about 7 a.m. Saturday to look for a hiking trail in Joshua Tree National Park.

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