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Listen To Your News Tuesday, August 13, 2013 News Archive
     

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HIKER RESCUED AFTER GETTING WEDGED INTO ROCKS
A hiker from the Los Angeles area was rescued Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park after he became wedged between rocks. According to Park spokeswoman Jennie Albrinck, shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, park rangers received a call that a 37-year-old man was scrambling on some rocks in the Quail Springs picnic area when he slipped and became wedged between two boulders. Park rangers and the Joshua Tree Search and Rescue team were called for help. JOSAR volunteers were able to attach a rope to the man, whose name was not released, and lower him to the ground from the rocks. The man was freed about 3:20 Sunday afternoon. Albrinck reminds park visitors to use caution when hiking and climbing and scrambling around rocks, and to always carry food and water with them.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT ON GENERAL PLAN AMENDENT PROCESS
The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. The procedures for processing applications for various land uses will be looked at. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more...
The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight about revising procedures for processing applications for general plan amendments, conditional use permits, site plan reviews, and other land use permits issued by the Town. After hearing from the public, the Commission intends to continue the item to its August 27 meeting, due to errors found in the agenda package that must be corrected before the item can be passed. The meeting is set for 6:00 tonight in the Yucca Room of the Community Center.

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FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT
The candidate filing deadline for director of the Yucca Valley Airport District has been extended until 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. Citizens who are interested in running may file the appropriate documents at the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 E. Rialto Avenue, San Bernardino. The filing period ended Friday, August 9, but since none of the incumbents filed to be a candidate by Friday—and in fact, no one filed at all—California law allows for an extension of the filing period for the office. More information about this election may be obtained from the San Bernardino County Elections Office at 800-881-8683, or by visiting the Elections Office website at www.sbcountyelections.com.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, JOHNSON VALLEY BILL, TOURISM TO BE DISCUSSED
Johnson Valley and tourism are up for discussion by Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork has the agenda for tonight's meeting...
The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a resolution of support for HR 1676, Representative Paul Cook's bill that would create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. The bill would also limit the expansion of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center into that area. That discussion will be followed by a workshop session on tourism. The session will review ideas that came up in a brainstorming session last week among representatives of the innkeepers in the city, Chamber of Commerce members, and two City Council members. No public hearings or closed sessions are scheduled.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING
The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet at Highway 62 and Sunnyhill tomorrow morning. Volunteers will meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves, and water available. Following the clean up efforts, there will an optional meeting at the Park Rock Café for coffee and conversation. Everyone is welcome.

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, NEW HEART SCANNER, FOUNDATION ON AGENDA
The Hospital Board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says some new medical equipment and a review process for contributions are on the agenda...
At tonight's 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, Directors will consider purchase of an echocardiography scanner and picture archive and communications system. The equipment comes with a price tag of just over $300,000 and is an update of equipment now in operation but nearing the end of its usefulness. Among its many benefits, the new system will offer physicians remote access to echocardiogram images, and other documents related to the imaging exams. The only other item on the action agenda concerns establishment of a review process for contributions in excess if $1,000 to the Foundation. It all happens in the Helen Gray Education Center. Those actions and others are in addition to regular reports and the likely approval of items on the consent agenda.

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM LAUNCHES FUND-RAISER FOR ROLLER RINK
The Mojave Rattle Skaters roller derby team invites you to the "Honey Badger's Ball" Saturday, August 31, at 8 p.m. at the Joshua Tree RV Lake Campground, 2601 Sunfair Road in Joshua Tree. The event is a benefit to raise money for an outdoor public roller rink at the Brehm Family Recreation Center in Yucca Valley. The Honey Badger Ball will feature live music from the Paul Chesne Band, food and drinks. Admission is $10 at the gate. As evidenced by the theme, this is not a formal event. Come as you are. Creative attire is encouraged and there will be a prize for the best honey badger-themed outfit. Camping is available and can be reserved online at www.jtlake.com or by calling 760-366-1213. Mojave Rattle Skaters is a flat-track women's roller derby team in the Morongo Basin. The team was formed in 2012 and actively trains and competes with other regional roller derby teams. They have been actively raising money to fund the installation of a smooth concrete track that would meet Women's Flat Track Derby Association's standards and be suitable for the whole community to use. For more information, visit www.mojaverattleskaters.com.

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MOJAVE VIPERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD.....KIDS
The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting, Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more...
The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good ... kids ... who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children who are between 8 and 18 and are in good standing at school. This is not a "boot camp" or "scared straight" program. Parent orientation will be held at the Twentynine Palms Elementary School, 74350 Playa Vista, Friday, 6:30 to 8, and Saturday, from 9 to 10:30, in which parents will learn about the Young Marine program, recruit training, what is expected of their children, and what Young Marines get out of the program. For more information, call Kathleen Arbaczewski at 760-559-3041.

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL DINNER AND AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
Yucca Valley High School Football Boosters will hold a spaghetti dinner and cake auction fundraiser this Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. in the multipurpose room of Yucca Valley High School. Each player will make a cake that will be auctioned off, there are always some interesting cakes; that make for lots of fun during the auction. Tickets are $5 and are available in advance by contacting Kathy Goodrich at kittykat31kk@gmail.com, or you purchase them at the door.

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YUCCA VALLEY MIDGET LOBOS FOOTBALL HAS ROOM FOR PLAYERS
The Yucca Valley Midget Lobos youth tackle football team still has room for players. Both boys and girls can play on the Midgets team, which is comprised of the oldest kids, ages 12, 13, and 14. The players are regulated by weight for safety; 12- and 13-year-olds can't weigh more than 190 pounds; 14-year-olds must weigh 180 pounds or less. Youth from Morongo Valley to Twentynine Palms are eligible to play on the Midgets youth tackle football team. The first game is September 7. For more information, call Megan Lopez at 760-885-1849.

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR SUSAN CORNEY
Susan Smith Corney, a 54-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died August 10. She was 62 years old. Susan Corney is survived by her mother, Barbara Hieber, adult children Kimberly, Kelley, and Kyle Corney, siblings Linda, Eddie, Ron, and Ray Smith, all of Twentynine Palms. She was preceded in death by her husband Alan. She had six grandchildren. Susan Corney was a civil service/CMC instructor for the Marine Base and Copper Mountain College for 35 years. A viewing will be held tomorrow at Desert Congregational Church at 9 a.m. Following the church service at 10 a.m., inurnment will be at Twentynine Palms Cemetery with a graveside service.

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