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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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SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZES, GETS FINANCIAL REPORTS TONIGHT

Financial reports and reorganization head the list for the MUSD Board of Education meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of business…
The December 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early 5 p.m. start, with the annual reorganization and a...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be...
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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

The San Bernardino County Fire stations are collecting toys for Tender Loving Christmas, which will be given to children during the annual Christmas dinner in Yucca Valley. Collection boxes are at many businesses including the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree, and in Yucca Valley at Pacific Western Bank, Pacific Marine...
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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people....
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REACH OUT NEEDS JOSHUA TREE HOME FOR PARADE OF HOMES

Reach-Out Morongo Basin is completing their planning for the upcoming “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely says they are looking for one more home…
Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 11th annual parade of homes will be held February 15, 2015. This year, homes will be featured in the Pioneertown...
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CHAMPIONS NAMED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS HOOP SHOOT

Two boys, ages 8-11, won the first round of competition in the Elk Hoop Shoot free-throw contest at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School Sunday, December 14, and were named Twentynine Palms champions. In the boys’ division, the winners were in the 8-9 year age division, Robert Russ; and in...
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