HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS PRELIMINARY PROPERTY OWNER COSTS FOR SEWER SYSTEM

At its meeting last night, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors received a preliminary estimate for four options for property tax assessments facing property owners in the three phases of the proposed sewer project. The board will also be faced with the decision of using a contractor who can

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1993 GRADUATE NAMED TO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL HALL OF FAME

A 1993 graduate of Yucca Valley High School will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame June 1. Jeb Dougherty was a stand-out athlete at Yucca Valley High School in football and baseball, and earned All-CIF and All-State honors. Doughtery attended the University of San Diego where he garnered

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES HAWK’S LANDING GOLF COURSE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave a thumbs up to plans for the new Hawk’s Landing Golf Course last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and files this report…

The developers of the Hawk’s Landing at Blue Skies Golf Club got the go-ahead last night

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO GET PRELIMINARY SEWER SYSTEM HOOK UP COSTS

Yucca Valley citizens will get the first look at what it may cost to hook into the sewer system tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the Hi-Desert Water District Board meeting agenda….

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hear a presentation at its meeting tonight that will describe

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NEW ROUTE FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE, APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications are now available for entries for the 2014 Grubstake Days Parade. Applications are available 9 to 4:30 at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce office, located in the California Welcome Center on the highway in Yucca Valley, or online at yuccavalley.org. Due to construction on the highway, the parade

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS COMMUNITY FAIR

With the planning for the annual Grubstake Days celebration moving into high gear, vendors and local non-profits are being sought. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details……

Our community’s traditional Grubstake Days is coming up again. The event, hosted by Hi-Desert Publishing, Z107.7 Radio, the Basin-Wide Foundation and the Town of Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO SEE PLANS FOR NEW “HAWK’S LANDING” GOLF COURSE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will review the plans for the “Hawks Landing” Golf course among other items tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda……

Plans for the Hawks Landing Golf Club at Blue Skies are up for review at tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. The

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YUCCA VALLEY CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING NIGHT OF MUSIC, MEDITATION PLANNED

The Yucca Valley Center for Spiritual Living will feature a night of meditation, music, Celtic song, stories and chants from around the world Sunday, March 30, at 6 p.m. Anton Mizerak and Laura Berryhill will entertain with selections from their new CD, “When Angels Dream.” The two sing and play

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VICTIMS OF TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY IDENTIFIED

More information about the man who was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday night while riding his bicycle. The CHP said 32-year-old Mickey Mroz was riding a BMX-style bicycle eastbound along the north shoulder of Valle Vista Road about 8:30 p.m. Ann Platzke, 31, of Twentynine Palms, was driving her 2007

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN STRATEGIC PLAN WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a strategic plan workshop starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The directors will discuss whether to hire a consulting firm for $19,500 to assist the board with its strategic planning. The meeting will be held in District offices at Inca Trail and

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TWO KILLED IN TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY NIGHT

Two people were killed Thursday night in two separate traffic crashes. At 8:41 p.m., a bicyclist, riding the wrong way against traffic on westbound Valle Vista, just east of Condor Road in Twentynine Palms, was struck and killed by a vehicle. The names of the driver and the bicyclist have

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DUMOSA AVENUE TO RE-OPEN NEXT WEEK, MORE ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN YUCCA VALLEY

Motorists will soon be able to get to the Yucca Valley Town Hall and Community Center without having to take a detour through residential neighborhoods. Dumosa Avenue is scheduled to be paved on Monday, and is expected to re-open to traffic on Tuesday. Also on Monday, and continuing for the

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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EYES AND EARS TOPIC OF SCIENCE SATURDAYS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

When it comes to eyes and ears, two are better than one. Reporter Taylor Thacker says don’t miss tomorrow’s Science Saturday lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s popular education program, Science Saturdays, continues in March. On Saturday, March 22nd, the topic will be the eyes and

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track teams will send athletes to compete in events in Beaumont and in Azusa. The Beaumont meet starts at 8:30; the Azusa meet starts at 10 a.m.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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AWARD-WINNING MARINE AUTHOR DIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Robert Haney of Yucca Valley died March 13. He was 1 month shy of his 93rd birthday.

Robert Haney is survived by two brothers, William Haney, and Richard Haney, both of Maryland. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Sue; and a son, James.

Robert Haney enlisted in

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STILL NO TOWN MANAGER AFTER LAST NIGHT YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

The Town of Yucca Valley still has no Manager, Managing Editor Tami Roleff waited for the results of last night’s 1 ½-hour meeting and two-hour closed session meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council and members of the Town’s Park and Receation Commission gather at Paradise

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2014 BOYS STATE REPRESENTATIVES NAMED

The Joshua Tree American Legion Post 761 recently announced that seven area juniors have been named as the 2014 Boys’ State delegates. Delegates from Twentynine Palms High School are Jared Burks, Dylan Martinez and Francisco Romo, with Vincent Thomas as an alternate. From Joshua Springs Christian School is Eddie Costello,

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