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CONGRESSMAN COOK CLARIFIES CADIZ

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley talked with Z107.7 News Tuesday, explaining his seemingly new stand in favor of a controversial Cadiz water project that would move water from the Fenner Valley east of Twentynine Palms, to Orange County. In June 2013 Cook had asked the Department of the Interior...
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OPPONENTS OF JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL MEET TOMORROW

Opponents of the proposed Joshua Tree Dollar General store are planning their next legal move against the project. Reporter Dan Stork says a meeting has been called for this week…
Recently, the developers of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree appealed a court decision that favored opponents of...
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NAME OF MARINE KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH RELEASED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the Twentynine Palms Marine who was killed in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Saturday morning. Kirk Gadsby, 25, of Mariposa, was driving a Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road east of Twentynine Palms, when he lost control, and the Expedition...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting…
A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented...
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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD has a full agenda this month. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics…
At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District has four items of new business: Board reorganization at the January meeting; volunteer of the year discussion and...
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NEW JOSHUA TREE SIDEWALK RIBBON CUTTING TOMORROW

A new sidewalk has been constructed in Joshua Tree, from the center of downtown to the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors’ Center. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Works is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thursday December 18, at the Visitors’ Center entrance, south of Highway...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIVES COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School will host an informational event on getting financial aid for college. Copper Mountain College’s director of financial aid, Brian Heineman, will be on hand to answer questions about financial aid and funding a college education. Students and their parents are urged to attend the event, set...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at a very busy agenda…
The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. On the agenda, the Board will nominate and elect a president and president-elect. Then the board will be...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD REORGANIZES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will bring up both water and fire business…
The regular meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Directors will elect officers for the upcoming...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER WANTS TO REPLACE THE RASCALS

The Joshua Basin Water District will meet tonight, on the agenda, “replacing rascals.” Reporter Caitlin Logan explains…
The Joshua Basin Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, December 17, starting at 7:00 p.m. This meeting takes place at 61750 Chollita Road in Joshua Tree. During the meeting, the...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost a hard-fought battle to San Jacinto High School last night. The final score was 60-53. Coach Michael Schneider said freshman guard D’Shaun Barrett scored a team high of 13 points and Kyle Hope ended up with 11 points.

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COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told…
Jeff Rigney told us that...
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YUCCA FAMILY HELPS SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FIRE

A Yucca Valley family did everything right to save their house from being destroyed by a fire yesterday. Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Golden Bee at 9:35 a.m. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, a heating blanket that was left...
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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…
The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council looks fairly routine. The Council will hear a presentation from Hi-Desert Medical Center, presumably on its affiliations plans. Among the items on the consent agenda,...
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TWO ARRESTED IN MORONGO VALLEY WARRANT SEARCH

Two men were arrested Sunday during a warrant search in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 7:30 a.m. Deputies heard people inside the home, but no one answered the door. When the deputies forced the door...
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BURGLARY SUSPECT HIT BY NEIGHBOR WITH BASEBALL BAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary in Joshua Tree Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle heard glass breaking about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor went next door, deliberately making a lot of noise in an attempt to keep...
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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT HAZARD MITIGATION AND GROUNDWATER STORAGE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency PLEGS committee meets tomorrow morning. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells us what the initials mean and what they are looking at….
The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will host a special Planning/Legislative/Engineering/Grant and Security, or PLEGS Committee meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, at 9:15 a.m....
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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION HOLDS HEARING ON HIGH-DENSITY HOUSING ZONE TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its last regular meeting of the year tonight. It will hold a public hearing on creating a High Density Residential Zone, covering 51 acres. The Commission will also hear an update on the conditions of compliance for Hotel 29 Palms. The Commission meets...
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HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. After an opportunity for public comments, the board is expected to approve an application for a CalTrans grant for...
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