POULTRY ASSOCIATION TO MEET TONIGHT

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting from 6 to 8 pm tonight (Wednesday, April 23), at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue off of Aberdeen on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. All chicken lovers and those who keep poultry are invited to attend. Experienced

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EASTER FUN IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND MORONGO VALLEY

Easter hunts and activities are planned all over the communities of our Morongo Basin this weekend. Tomorrow, events will be held in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley, then on Sunday in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what is going on in Yucca Valley tomorrow… The Town

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND AT YUCCA MESA ELEMENTARY THURSDAY NIGHT

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will present a night of whimsical fun and wonder April 17 when it stages a modern version of Alice in Wonderland. Its production, “Alice at Wonderland,” is the school’s first major production. The public is invited to this free event, although donations to the school’s performing

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ROTARY BIKE 4 SHOES EVENT SUPPLIES NEEDY CHILDREN WITH SHOES

There are children in the Morongo Basin who don’t have shoes to wear to school. The Joshua Tree Rotary Club is sponsoring a fund-raising bike ride to purchase a new pair of school shoes for children in need in the Morongo Basin. The Bike 4 Shoes ride on May 3

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP RESULTS IN 15 CITATIONS

An enforcement sweep of off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin Saturday resulted in 15 citations being issued. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Sheriff’s deputies, rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, and county code enforcement officers targeted areas where a large number of complaints have originated: Landers, Flamingo

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER SATURDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

This Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, from corned beef through dessert including drink, served to you for only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The club will offer accordion music

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER SATURDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

This Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, from corned beef through dessert including drink, served to you for only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The club will offer accordion music

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS TAKE COUNTY WIDE-RISE TRAINING

Yucca Mesa firefighters took part in a county-wide training drill in a warehouse Monday in Victorville. Known in firefighter parlance as a “wide rise,” the 800,000 square foot warehouse was a different challenge for the firefighters who are more used to fighting house and wildfires.

Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Weber from

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MORONGO BASIN MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL STOOD UP BY COUNTY LAND USE SERVICES, AGAIN, PUNTS

After County Land Use Services—for the second month in a row—cancelled at the last minute, a commitment to attend a Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting, the two top aides to Supervisor James Ramos stepped in to discuss local concerns about that department’s procedures. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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MAKE YOUR SMARTPHONE PART OF YOUR DISASTER PLAN

Your Smartphone, now almost ubiquitous in our culture, can be a lifeline in a disaster or emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says make it part of your disaster plan…

For Smartphone users, incorporating the devices into emergency plans can save lives. If you don’t use texting regularly, familiarize yourself with your

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MAIL THEFT BECOMING A SERIOUS PROBLEM LOCALLY

The Morongo Basin has experienced a high number of mail thefts in the past few months. Thieves have been stealing mail out of individual mail boxes, out of blue mail collection boxes at post offices, and out of community mail boxes in various neighborhoods around the Morongo Basin, and opening

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YUCCA MESA FIRE FIGHTERS DELIVER A BABY

Yucca Mesa fire fighters delivered a baby yesterday. Due to patient privacy laws, few details are available, but the healthy baby girl was born at 12:09, moments after fire fighters arrived at the home about one mile from the fire station. Both mom and baby were then taken to Hi-Desert

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. There will be a presentation on different breeds of chickens with discussion about the best ones for

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL SET FOR NEXT WEEK

The Hi-Desert Water District and County Fire Station 42 in Yucca Mesa will host an urban search and rescue team next week for some training we don’t normally see in the desert. For three days, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the urban search-and-rescue team will hold a live trench rescue drill,

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AMATUER ASTRONOMERS MEET TONIGHT IN YUCCA MESA

The Andromeda Astronomical Society Meeting will be held tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 at the Yucca Mesa Community Center; 3133 Balsa Ave., Yucca Valley. The meeting will be devoted to discussing what members want. Set up dates and suggestions for upcoming club meetings, star parties, and Starry Nights. Your opinions

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