HOSPITAL BOARD MET TUESDAY NIGHT

The Hospital Board met last night, starting with a closed session. The open meeting recognized the hospital’s tobacco free committee, and Breanna Ingels and Bobbie Bachman named as nursing scholarship winners. After a long consent agenda the board evaluated goals for CEO Robert Tyk and approved the remodeling of their

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, August 13, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use and aircraft tie-down agreements, and the report about the TSA airport inspection. The meeting will start at 6:30 in the

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LOCAL HOME VALUES GO UP, EXCEPT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Recently released figures show most of the Morongo Basin is recovering steadily from the real estate mortgage bubble burst that caused a deep recession nationally, except for Twentynine Palms. According to Data Quick of San Diego, over the past 12 months, Yucca Valley saw a 52 percent increase in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING CANCELLED

The regular Twentynine Palms City Council meeting scheduled for tonight will not be held. The next meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m.

MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

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EXPIRED REGISTRATION LEADS TO TWO ARRESTS

Two people were arrested Thursday after drugs were found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car for expired registration tags shortly before midnight Thursday near Pawnee and Sunland in Yucca Valley. The driver, Brittany Rice, 22, of Yucca Valley, was on felony probation and

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

All those old prescription drugs can be a danger to your family and our water supply. The Hi-Desert Medical Center will take those off your hands. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details on drug take-back day this Saturday… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, August 13, at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join them for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available to make the

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DRUM CIRCLE THURSDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Nationally known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley, during Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s weekly Positive Living seminar. The drum circle and seminar

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FREE BACKPACKS AND SCREENINGS FRIDAY AT BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY

To help students—particularly those from low-income families—prepare for the quickly-approaching school year, a community back-to-school day will be held in the center of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork tells you what will be available this Friday… On Friday, August 15, from 9 a.m. to noon, several local organizations will

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HOW TO APPLY FOR FREE AND LOW-COST MEALS AT SCHOOL

The federal government provides free or reduced meals for students. There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive food stamps, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP or FDPIR benefits may not have to complete a separate application. Instead, school officials will use

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT HOOKAH LOUNGE, CODE AMENDMENTS TONIGHT

Adding a hookah lounge to an existing restaurant, development code amendments, and a time extension are all on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission has a full agenda for its meeting tonight. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY TO HOST OPENING OF “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29 FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will host the opening night gala of “The 39 Steps,” Friday, August 15, at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. “The 39 Steps” started as a World War I espionage novel and became an Alfred Hitchcock film in 1935 before being adapted for the stage. In

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WE CORRECT INFORMATION ON A BIG BEAR FIELD TRIP

This correction today. Earlier we announced the Morongo Basin Historical Society will be offering a Beat the Heat Day in Big Bear. The Big Bear Valley Historical Society is home to one of only two operating stamp mills in California! It is $10 for members, $20 non-members (we said earlier

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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT FILING DONE, FIVE RUN FOR MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Reporter Dan Stork has the current list of candidates for positions that will be on the November ballot for Twentynine Palms City Council, Joshua Basin Water District, and the Morongo Unified School District… Five candidates are vying—so far—for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL, HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER EXTENDED, FIVE FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

All three incumbents are running for re-election for the Hi-Desert Water District—Sheldon Hough, Roger Mayes, and Dan Munsey—as well as challengers Gina Orban and Margo Sturges. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in who has filed—so far—for the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Medical Center… Since several incumbents for

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SIX WEEKS MISSING, STILL NO EVIDENCE OF CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN CASE

After 6 weeks of intensive investigation and searches on-foot, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and helicopter, there is still nothing on the whereabouts of Erin Corwin, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who went missing June 28. Her husband, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Corwin reported her missing June 29 after she did

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WOMAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES AFTER FALLING OUT OF TRUCK

A woman received minor injuries Saturday when she fell out of the back of a pick-up truck while helping a friend move. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, identified as Kaylee Ledford, was sitting in the back of the truck holding on to a mattress, while the driver, identified

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849 STOPPED, TWO ARRESTS MADE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DUI CHECKPOINT

Twentynine Palms Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Sunday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Encelia Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. 849 Vehicles were Screened, 8 Drivers were cited and 2 arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked. Twentynine Palms PD

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Special Districts and a scenic highway proposal fill out the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the August meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special Districts Regional Manager Tim Millington will touch on

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