BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, BUYS PICKUP TRUCKS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board met in a regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says raises and pickup trucks took up most of the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized General Manager Marina West to begin the process for adding

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OUR STATE SENATOR TO BE THE FIRST REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADER

California State Senate Republicans elected Senator Jean Fuller, who represents our Morongo Basin, as Senate Republican Leader-Elect. She will become the Senate’s first woman Republican Leader on November 1, 2015. Senator Fuller has been a member of the California Legislature since her election to the 32nd Assembly District in 2006.

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AIR-QUALITY DISTRICT BUYING BACK OLDER VEHICLES

Trying to get older cars that generate smog off the Road, the regional Air-Quality Board has started buying them back. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to get cash for your clunker…. Local owners of older vehicles made in 1995 or earlier are now eligible to receive $1,000 for scrapping

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MBTA BOARD MEET TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize a retired employee and the employee of the quarter. After administrative and operations reports, the board will hear a presentation

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FREE GARDEN SEED EXCHANGE AT THE 29 PALMS INN SUNDAY

Area gardeners and amateur botanists will have a chance to exchange their best seeds this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a seed exchange at the 29 Palms Inn… The 29 Palms Inn is holding a free garden seed exchange event where participants will be able to trade their

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH GOING SNOW-SHOEING SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church has cancelled its snow-shoeing event in Big Bear Sunday, March 1 due to a weather forecast of inclement weather.

LOCAL DOG GROOMER WINS MAJOR COMPETITION

A local dog groomer won a creative dog grooming competition last weekend in Pasadena. Sandy Hartness, owner of Sandy Paws Dog Grooming in Yucca Valley, competed with her 2-year-old poodle, Crush, in a large class of eight or nine other dogs, in Groom Expo West. Managing editor Tami Roleff spoke

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JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BASKETBALL MOVES AHEAD IN CIF PLAYOFF COMPETITION

The Joshua Springs Christian School basketball will make its third straight trip to CIF Semifinals after defeating the Upland Christian Academy Eagles 64-47 on Tuesday night. Lightning spokesman Adam Everhart said Tyler Pascale led the way with 21 points, while Jordan Lovejoy was right behind him with 20. The win

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SECOND ARMED ROBBERY IN A WEEK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a second armed robbery in Twentynine Palms in less than a week. About 7 p.m. Sunday, an armed man walked in to the liquor store in the Historic Plaza, demanded cash, and tried to make the clerk walk into the back room, but the clerk ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD IN SHOOTING OF 3 IN THOUSAND PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man is in custody following an argument Saturday night in Thousand Palms in which three men were shot–including himself. According to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Department, about 9:20, residents reported they heard shots fired and a woman screaming in the 78000 block of Varner Road. Although no

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL EXPECTED GET GO-AHEAD ON ENCELIA TRAFFIC LIGHT TONIGHT

There’s some good news hidden in the consent agenda for this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what that is, and what else will be going on at the meeting… Within the consent agenda for the February 24 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City

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TWO MARINES ARRESTED AFTER THEY BURNED THEIR NEIGHBOR’S ORV

Two Marines were arrested Saturday afternoon, after a neighbor said they made a bonfire out of his off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 71600 block of Indian Trail in Twentynine Palms called deputies about 9:20 Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen firewood from

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SERIAL EVADER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AND FOOT CHASE

A Yucca Valley man with multiple convictions for vehicle theft and felony evading was arrested again Saturday for reckless driving while he was evading Sheriff’s deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, he spotted Odie Beavers, 45, driving a Ford pick-up truck with a cracked windshield about 10:20 near Natoma

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YUCCA VALLEY OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW MORNING

The Yucca Valley Oversight Board will meet tomorrow morning. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the dissolved Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency will meet Wednesday morning, February 25. On the agenda, the board will be asked to approve the recognized payment schedule,

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ONE PERSON SLIGHTLY INJURED IN CAR VERSUS BUS CRASH

One person was slightly injured when his car crashed into an empty school bus Monday afternoon. About 2:30 p.m., an unidentified man driving a sedan westbound on Highway 62 crashed into the rear driver’s side of a bus being driven southbound on Yucca Mesa. There were no children on the

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VERY DUI DRIVER TREATED FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

A Camarillo woman was hospitalized early Saturday morning for alcohol poisoning, following a crash in Yucca Valley in which she is suspected of driving under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eliana Luna, 24, crashed her gray Nissan Altima into a pole at the intersection of Highway 62 and

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD LOOKS TO INCREASE THEIR COMPENSATION

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will get an update on their upcoming annexation and consider giving themselves a raise tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Board compensation, or more specifically a 5 percent cost of living adjustment will be among the items considered when the Bighorn-Desert View

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MAILBOX VANDALISM UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of mailboxes on several streets in Yucca Valley last week. Friday morning, numerous mailboxes in the 7700 block of Hanford Avenue and 8400 block of Grand Avenue were vandalized. An older model black Honda hatchback may be associated with the vandalism. Anyone with

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PROBOSCI IN CONCERT AT HARRISON HOUSE FRIDAY

Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology presents a musical duo. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Harrison House invites you to Probosci, a musical duo performance. Former Harrison House artist-in-residence Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris combine their talents in a live concert on Friday and Saturday, February 27 and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, February 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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