EXTREME GOLFERS SOUGHT FOR PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE

The Pioneer Pass golf challenge makes golf an adventure. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on the unusual sporting tradition… The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge was originally started in 1959 as an attempt to get a road from Big Bear to Yucca Valley. More than 50 years later, it’s still

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO HEAR FROM YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL RECALL TARGETS

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning (August 10) at the Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Yucca Valley Town Council recall targets George Huntington and Robert Lombardo will be the guest presenters. The Club heard from recall proponents back in June. Fellowship

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “STAIRWAY TO THE “STARS”

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB PREPARING FOR 18TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW

Get your treasured classic car or truck ready for the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says registrations are being taken now for the September event… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th

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HELP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance, nonprofit support services, financial

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his experiences so far in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman Paul

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MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Save the date of September 13; that is when the hugely popular, annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” event is set. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her napkin… Taste what the Morongo Basin has to offer at the Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin. Local restaurants will

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS EXAMINE THEIR OWN COMPENSATION

Responding to criticism about the cost of its salary and benefits, the Yucca Valley Town Council took a close look at its compensation at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says while the Council as a whole agreed not to change its compensation, one council member is having

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO HOST “SCRAMBLE” GOLF TOURNAMENT

Some golfing fun for good cause is being planned for one month from today. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz gets out his putter… Golfers, hold the date Friday, September 6, for the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s Scramble for Charity Golf Tournament. It’s traditional golf at Mission Lakes

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS CAR AND TRACTOR SHOW AT YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE

It’s Hot August Elks Car and Tractor Show at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge Saturday night (August 10). The event goes from 4 to 8 p.m. Sign up for the horseshoe tournament before 4:30; the first bracket will start at 5. Entry fees for the car and tractor show are

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution tomorrow from 3 p.m. until they run out of food. The free distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District has called a special meeting for tomorrow afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, August 7, starting at 5 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, directors will be asked to consider

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AT NEW JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The new Joshua Tree Elementary School will be graced by the presence of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork has the agenda for the August 6 regular meeting… At a 6 p.m. closed session, the MUSD Board of Education will confer with legal counsel on

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what items for decision will be in front of the Council… The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be asked to approve the

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LOBOS FOOTBALL LOOKING FOR A CHEER COACH

The Yucca Valley Lobos youth tackle football and cheer program is in need of a coach for the Micros cheer squad of 9- and 10-year-olds. If interested please contact Mayra Castricone, at 951-233-1920.

TRADITIONAL PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE LOOKING FOR EXTREME GOLFERS

A long-time Morongo Basin tradition, the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, continues this September. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us how to sign up for the ultimate in extreme golf… The tradition of extreme golf for charity continues this September with the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but Morongo Basin residents can view the meeting via live remote at the county government building in Joshua Tree, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway. Of interest to local

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