MORONGO BASIN VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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HOUSE FOR VETERAN TO BE BUILT IN THREE DAYS THIS WEEKEND

Join the Fuller Center as they build a house for a military veteran and his family in Twentynine Palms in three days. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, November 14, with construction beginning at 8 a.m. The home blessing and dedication will be held at 4

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND BLOCK GRANTS

Renewable energy and block grants are on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Erin Adams will talk about sustainable energy production at the Marine Corps Air Ground

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small vegetation fire northwest of Paradise Park early this morning that is “suspicious in origin.” About 3 a.m., a fire, less than a quarter acre in size, was burning trash, weeds, and grass about a couple hundred yards off the road near Balsa and

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SOCIAL TRAILS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

The climbing is great in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp urges care and respect for the desert while walking to the rocks…

One of the largest concentrations of rock climbing on earth is found on 11 square miles of Joshua Tree National Park. The 8,000 climbing routes, 2,000

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VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin’s Veterans’ Day tribute alternates between Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley each year. This year, the ceremony will be held in Yucca Valley on Tuesday, November 11, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Attendees are invited to arrive at 10 a.m., with the formal program beginning at 11

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MOJAVE VIPER VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST

The Mojave Viper Young Marines are sponsoring a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Veterans’ Day, Tuesday, November 11. All veterans, paramedics, law enforcement, firefighters, and their families, are invited to enjoy a free breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, from 8 to 10 at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. For

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FREE BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS AT CASINO

Military veterans—both active duty and retired—can enjoy a free breakfast burrito at Tortoise Rock Casino on Tuesday, November 11, from 10 to noon. Military guests will be asked to show their military ID along with a Club 29 card, for their free breakfast at the Oasis Grille.

MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY VETERANS DAY LECTURE

A military veteran who has written a book about his experiences will talk about them this week. Reporter Caitlin Logan points the way to a lecture in Yucca Valley…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers is reaching out to Veterans with their day after Veteran’s day lecture. The speaker

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HEAD LISTS SHORTFALL EFFECTS

During a meeting to gather public input on proposed fee increases, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith gave the fee history of the Park.

An entrance fee was introduced in 1987, and camping fees in 2004. Both were increased, to $10 and $15 respectively in 2006. Smith estimated that

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WASTE WATER FIELD TRIP

Curious about what Yucca Valley’s proposed wastewater treatment will be like? The Hi-Desert Water District is sponsoring a free tour of a wastewater treatment plant in Fillmore on Thursday, November 20. The facility uses membrane bio-reactors to treat its wastewater, the same advanced technology planned for the Yucca Valley sewer

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HOSPITAL AND WATER DISTRICT CONTINUE WATER TREATMENT PACT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors approved an action during their October general meeting to ensure the continuation of management of its wastewater treatment plan by Joshua Basin Water District. HDMC retains ownership of the plant. A collaboration between Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) and Hi-Desert Medical Center brought

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DESERT PROTECTION ACT CELEBRATION AT BIG MORONGO CANYON

Desert communities from all over California are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act, which increased protection for over 8 million acres of the California desert. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells about an event in Morongo Valley…

In celebration, The SummerTree Institute and Morongo Valley Community Services District

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The Point-in-Time count will be

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT GETS PUBLIC INPUT ON PARK FEES

A small group at the Bell Center had a spirited back-and-forth about proposed fee increases for Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork says that Superintendent David Smith received some strong messages and constructive suggestions… David Smith, the Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park, started the town meeting on proposed

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11-YEAR-OLD BRINGS KNIFE TO SCHOOL, THREATENS OTHER STUDENTS

An 11-year-old boy who threatened to stab another student at school was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon. The boy, who was not identified because of his age, brought a miniature, 5 ½-inch sword to Yucca Valley Elementary School Wednesday morning and threatened to stab the other student “a million

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND WANDERING

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday after her two-year-old son was found wandering unattended about two blocks from home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman on Rose Eden called the Sheriff’s department at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to report she had heard what sounded like a cat screaming outside

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A CLEBRATION OF THE DESERT PROTECTION ACT IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Twenty years ago this fall, the California Desert Protection Act enlarged and re-designated Joshua Tree and Death Valley national monuments as national parks, established the Mojave National Preserve, and designated 69 new Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Reporter Caitlin Logan says the 20th anniversary of the California Desert protection

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CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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