FIVE OF OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

High honors for five of our local Morongo Unified schools. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the well-deserved kudos… Five elementary schools in the Morongo Basin will be recognized by the county and state for their students’ academic achievements. Condor, Friendly Hills, Landers, and Morongo Valley Elementary Schools will receive the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT THREE APPLICATIONS

Cellular communications, a pet business, a massage parlor are all before the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission at its next meeting this evening. Reporter Dan Stork says that policy discussions on the Development Code and the General Plan are also on tap… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has three public hearings

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RUMMAGE SALE AT EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

The Evangelical Free Church in Yucca Valley will hold a rummage sale from Thursday, June 5, through Saturday, June 7. The church is located at 6804 Mohawk Trail. The sale features large items such as exercise equipment and furniture, kids’ clothes/toys, adult clothes and shoes, small items, kitchen supplies, tools,

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WAGNER LEAVING COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

After seven years at Copper Mountain College, Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner announced today that he will resign effective July 14,2014 to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. According to a Press release, During his tenure, Dr. Wagner led the college through a period of unprecedented State budget cuts

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ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW, WE REVIEW AND ENDORSE

In this opinion piece: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, is state primary election day in California. Morongo Basin voters have several local candidates running for county and state-wide offices in tomorrow’s election. In partisan races, the two candidates with the most votes for each seat will appear on the ballot in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC WILL ANNOUNCE A VACANCY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council has incurred the first vacancy in its young life. Reporter Dan Stork reveals who is leaving, and what other issues affecting the Morongo Basin will be before the County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting… A consent item on the agenda of the

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY IN LANDERS

The Red Cross helped a family that was displaced Saturday morning by a small electrical fire in Landers. According to Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, a small fire started in a cabinet in front of an electrical switch. Due to the smoke damage, the family had to leave the home.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Burglars were out in Twentynine Palms over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports at least four residences, and one vehicle, were broken into Friday and Saturday. About 10:30 a.m., a resident in the 74300 block of Chemehuevi Drive in Twentynine Palms reported two of his vehicles had been burglarized overnight,

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HEAT AND LOW HUMIDITY REGIONALLY; HAVE A FIRE DISASTER PLAN

With heat and low humidity comes high fire danger for our entire region. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to have a fire disaster plan… You never know when a fire disaster will strike. Having a plan for these situations can keep you and your family safer in the time of

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VETERANS’ SEVICES BEING OFFERED LOCALLY

The County Veterans Affairs Office in San Bernardino sends a service representative to the Morongo Basin two days a week. Misty Taylor is at the County Building, 56357 Pima Trail, in Yucca Valley every Tuesday from 9 to 3. Taylor visits Twentynine Palms twice a week. On Wednesdays, she is

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PACIFIC CLINICS OFFERING CHILDREN’S INTENSIVE SERVICES

Troubled children and families have resources here in the Morongo Basin offering support and help. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you who to call…. The Children’s Intensive Services, or CIS, strives to support the family unit, engage the family in treatment, and reduce the risk of out-of-the-home placement, significant school

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW IN JOSHUA TREE

A bereavement support group meets twice a month to help those who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The free meetings provide a safe and comfortable setting to help heal and recover after a loved one’s death. Gloria Beatle, a hospice social worker with the Hi-Desert Home Care

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CASINO NIGHT THIS SATURDAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Get your tickets early for this weekend’s fund-raising Casino Night in Morongo Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to get advanced tickets…

Black Jack, craps, poker and roulette; if you like gaming, place your bets on Saturday, June 7, and the Morongo Valley Firefighters Auxiliary’s Casino Night at Covington

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE LOOKING FOR FULL MOON CIRCLE VOLUNTEERS

Transition Joshua Tree needs volunteers to help with its summer full moon OM Circle. Set for Thursday, June 12, the potluck dinner begins at 7 p.m. and OM Circle chanting begins at 8:30. Volunteers who can help greet, direct parking, collect donations, set up and clean up should email tjtheartandsoul@gmail.com.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WINS MAJOR ALASKAN HOME BREW BEER COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree man took home top honors in an Alaskan craft beer competition last week. Josh Hoines won Best of Show at the 22nd Annual Haines Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival May 24 for his light American lager called “After Thought Lager.” His Lager also received a Best

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

The next production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s only full-time community theater, has been cast. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us who will take the stage for the classic drama, “A Doll’s House”, opening June 20… Director Kurt Schauppner has selected a cast of veteran actors and newcomers for

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LIVE WEBCAST OF DEACTIVATION OF 3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES TODAY

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is holding a ceremony for the deactivation of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines today. A recording of the ceremony can be seen online at a link in this story at z1077fm.com.

http://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/4378

DOD LOOKS AT MORE RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH INTEREST LOANS

A report from the Department of Defense is calling for more restrictions on high-interest loans to active-duty military. Defense officials must clamp down on more predatory lenders to force troops away from high-cost credit options, according to a Defense Department report recently submitted to Congress. Defense officials are putting together

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PACIFIC CLINICS OFFERING AN ARRAY OF RESOURCES LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center… The Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center in Yucca Valley offers various programs that are tailored

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GOES TO SUMMER SCHEDULE MONDAY

Starting Monday, June 2, Copper Mountain College will start its summer work schedule. The college will be open to the public 8 to 5 Monday through Thursday, and will be closed on Fridays. The college will resume its regular hours on Monday, August 4.