HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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SERIAL TRESPASSER ARRESTED AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for continually trespassing at Yucca Valley High School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Kweisi Hall, 18, had been repeatedly warned by school and law enforcement officials to stay off the school campus. He refused to do so and after an investigation, Kweisi

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES ALTA MIRA WILL-SERVE LETTER DECISION

Faced with a decision to give the controversial Alta Mira Housing development a will-serve letter for water service, the Joshua Basin Water Board dropped back and punted last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Following a presentation from proponents of the planned 248-unit Alta Mira residential housing project in their

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TWO NAMED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, two Twentynine Palms residents were appointed to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors. The supervisors approved Third District Supervisor’s James Ramos’ appointments of Zander Hardin and Sandra Gray to fill two vacant seats on the Twentynine Palms

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“URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 GETTING CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy new musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical,” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Theatre and film critic Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it

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FUNK BAND CONCERT TONIGHT TO BENEFIT ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

A popular local funk band will hold a concert tonight at the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge to raise money to send sixth graders from Twentynine Palms Elementary School to science camp. Desert Sol features music from The Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, Cool

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS AREAS OF FISCAL CONCERN

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the budget workshop…

During a public workshop preceding the regular session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Sharon Flores presented the 2nd

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in special session at 6 p.m. today. The board will consider approval of a single action item, that being approval of a policy that

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY HELPS SCIENCE CAMP FUNDING

The Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club recently partnered with two elementary schools to help families of sixth grade students send their children to science camp. The Rotary Club is partnering with Onaga Elementary and Yucca Valley Elementary Schools to provide matching funds for families who are unable to raise the

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WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE FOR UPCOMING TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CARNIVAL

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be having its annual Rotary Carnival March 26-29 in Luckie Park. Wristband tickets will be sold at Stater Brothers this weekend, March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wristband tickets can also be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office, Bowladium, US Bank

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SPRING YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering a spring youth basketball league. ROP Broadcast Student Demetrius Holmes tells you how and when to sign up… Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation will be hosting their annual boys’ and girls’ 2015 spring teen basketball League. All youth in seventh through twelfth grades are eligible

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School varsity swim team traveled to Apple Valley for their second meet of the season. Against the tough Division 3 team, the boys’ team lost, 72 to 94. The girls’ team won, 94 to 70, and brought home more CIF times. Those were; Hanna Beard

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDIAN CONSTRUCTION AT DUMOSA KICKS IN TODAY

The construction of the median island at Highway 62 and Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley will begin today, March 18, and is expected to take three to four weeks to complete. The highway will receive temporary striping, and travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction between

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed four members to the town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission at its meeting last night. Council member Bob Leone appointed Eric Quander; appointed by Robert Lombardo was Ed Keesling. Merl Abel appointed Randy Eigner, and Rick Denison appointed Gregory Hill. All nominations were passed

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DOMINATED BY LARGE TEACHER TURNOUT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the regular meetings, which was dominated by a large teacher turnout intent on impressing the Board during contract negotiations…

Morongo Teachers Association members turned out in the largest

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WEAPONS BRANDISHED IN ROY’S CAFÉ SKIRMISH IN AMBOY

An argument at Roy’s Café in Amboy Monday escalated to the point where a knife and gun were brandished. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 Monday afternoon, a woman was arguing with a man on a motorcycle at the gas station, and charged him with a knife described as

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ALTA MIRA PROJECT WILL-SERVE LETTER ON JBWD AGENDA TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial 248 unit housing project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a will serve letter for the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira

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HI-DESERT WATER GETS 1% STATE LOAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that the state will give property owners a 1% loan towards construction of the new sewer system. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will meet tonight to discuss the loan, and other matters…

After authorizing the purchase of a water truck and materials and

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4 ARRESTED IN TWO JOSHUA TREE BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Sunday afternoon, after they were found inside someone else’s home. According to a Sheriff’s report, when the owner of a home in the 5500 block of Sunburst Avenue came home about 3:30 p.m., he saw an unknown bicycle parked at the rear patio door,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks’ the agenda…..

At tonight’s 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District directors will consider several items of new business including a wood chipper ownership agreement between the District and the Fire Safe Council,

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