HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, SEWER, ROAD REPAIR, AND CHROMIUM 6

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. A sewer update, purchasing policy, and chromium-6 limits are all the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the Board will receive

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DISCIPLINE AND CONSTRUCTION DOMINATE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT MEET LAST NIGHT

Disciplinary policies and construction funding were features of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting last night. Z107.7 Reporter Dan Stork was there and explains…

At a workshop preceding its regular meeting, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was briefed by Cynthia Vargas, a lawyer who

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TWO ATTACKED BY DOGS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two Yucca Valley residents reported being attacked by loose dogs Monday morning. The first attack was reported at 6:43 a.m. when a man was walking near Paxton and Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The man told investigators he was walking when he was confronted by two large dogs that chased

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REMARKS BY MARK NUAIMI AT AUGUST 20, 2013 COUNCIL MEETING WHEN HE WAS DISMISSED

“Mayor and council, good evening up here. I thank the Town Council and the community for the opportunity to have served as town manager for the past three years.

It’s never easy to part ways, and I completely understand why Town Council has found that a change of leadership is

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER FIRED, TO GET SEVERENCE PACKAGE

Despite about 10 speakers urging the Yucca Valley Town Council last night to dismiss Town Manager Mark Nuaimi with cause, thereby depriving the Town Manager of a severance payment of more than $126,000, the Council dismissed Nuaimi without cause, 4 to 1. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting,

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RUNNERS, ANNUAL 5K FULL MOON RACE THIS FRIDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley invites runners of all ages to its 10th annual Full Moon 5K Run on Friday, August 23. Dan Stork tells you how to register…

The Full Moon race time is at 7 p.m., rain or shine, at Machris Park, 59100 Santa Barbara Drive in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT FRIDAY

Yucca Valley Elementary School’s Back to School Night is scheduled for this Friday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Students will be able to get class assignments, meet their teachers, and tour the campus. Information on transportation, school lunches, and school programs will also available. A special session with

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MEMORIAL FOR THE LATE ELSIE GRACE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

Copper Mountain College will host a memorial to the late artist Elsie Grace. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a special scholarship program is being set up…

Celebrate the life of artist and teacher Elsie Grace at “Reflections of Grace,” a memorial to the woman who spent 33 years educating students in

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JOSHUA TREE TORTOISE RESCUE NEEDS PAPER TOWELS FOR BABY TORTOISES

“Babies are messy,” says the Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue, “and baby desert tortoises are no different.” At least three pregnant female desert tortoises have come through the Rescue this summer, and it is expected that there will be thirty or more tortoises hatched at the Rescue within the next two

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LEARN ABOUT AZTEC LIFE THURSDAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Learn all about Aztec life from an expert this Thursday for lunch. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Brown Bag Lecture at Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues its Brown Bag Lecture Series with “Luxuries in Aztec Life.” Join presenter Dr. Frances Berdan for

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REVISE SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION POLICY

Revision of the suspension and expulsion policy will be the main topic at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight. Dan Stork tells what else will be going on…

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education begins its August 20 meeting with a 5 p.m. workshop

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HIGHWAY 62 HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT NOW 97 PERCENT COMPLETE

The repaving project along Highway 62 from Yucca Mesa road in Yucca Valley to Bermuda Avenue in Twentynine Palms is 97 percent complete, according to a CalTrans spokeswoman. Motorists may see moving lane closures here and there, now and then, as CalTrans completes its inspection of the highway checking off

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CALTRANS TO HOLD MEETING IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

The new temporary flexible posts, called delineators, recently installed by CalTrans in the median on Highway 62 in Morongo Valley has upset many residents and drivers. CalTrans installed the delineators along a 6.3 mile stretch of the highway from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley, with 10 left-hand turn pockets, to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL EXPECTED TO FIRE TOWN MANAGER MARK NUAIMI TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in a mostly closed session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting is all about severing ties with Town Manager Mark Nuaimi…

The severance agreement between Town Manager Mark Nuaimi and the Town Council is the sole item on the action agenda at

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the Yucca Valley woman who was killed Sunday night when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. Judith James, 56, was walking southbound across the highway just west of Church Street about 8:30. Jose Salazar, 42, of Moreno Valley,

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A STABBING IN YUCCA VALLEY

One man was injured during a stabbing Friday night in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s reports say Tranh Stringfield, 42, was arguing with Kyle Schmidt, 26, in the 58700 block of Barron Drive about 8:50 p.m. when Stringfield grabbed a knife from the kitchen and stabbed Schmidt two times in the left

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CHP TO OFFER

The CHP has an education program that targets the most accident-prone age group of drivers. Dan Stork says teen drivers can “Start Smart” this Thursday…

The California Highway Patrol is offering another free Start Smart class, at the Morongo Basin Area CHP office, on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m.

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TOWN RELEASES TOWN MANAGER “IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL” TERMS

On Friday, the Town of Yucca Valley released the proposed separation agreement for Town Manager Mark Nuaimi, which will be voted on during its regular meeting Tuesday. Despite receiving performance evaluations of “Above Average” and “Excellent” from the Town Council, and despite initiating, supervising, and delivering projects such as Essig

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR, RECALL PROPONENT, REACT TO NUAIMI LEAVE

In the wake of Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi’s being placed on administrative leave, and his apparent impending firing, Z107.7 news got some reaction from both Town officials and recall proponents. Z107.7 News Managing Editor Tami Roleff spoke with both the Town Mayor Merl Abel and recall proponent Ron

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN KILLED WALKING ON STATE ROUTE 62 LAST NIGHT

A Yucca Valley woman was hit and killed while walking last night. The County Coroner said Sunday night at 8:24 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on State Hwy 62 and Scarvan Avenue, in Yucca Valley. Deputies arrived and found a 56-year-old

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