Nominations and elections of board officers will be featured at the regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors tonight in Yucca Valley. Reporter Ernest Figueroa outlines tonight’s agenda…
At tonight’s meeting, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board
members will elect the 2020 officers as well as appoint two board members to
the Community Health Center’s governing board. In addition to the finance
report, CEO Jackie Combs will also report on the mobile medical unit and
transportation services offered in December, expanded and reorganized staff and
facility updates and on final construction required prior to the opening of the
Split Rock Clinic. The meeting concludes with an overview on community outreach
efforts and reports on launching two digital marketing campaigns. Tonight’s meeting will take
place at 6 p.m. at the district’s offices at 6530 La Contenta Road, Suite 100
in Yucca Valley.
The Morongo Basin Healthcare District’s Mobile Medical Unit will be at Covington Park in Morongo Valley Friday (January 10) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A nurse practitioner will be on board, providing primary medical care and screenings, and if necessary, prescribing lab tests and refilling prescriptions. Most insurances are accepted. Care is provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Appointments are not necessary. For more information, call 760-365-9305.
The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors heard an
update on its brand-new sewer project at its meeting last night. Managing
editor Tami Roleff says the board is pleased with the progress…
The Hi-Desert Water District Chief Plant Operator Doug
Culbert told the board of directors at its meeting last night that there are
now 250 households connected to the sewer project. Culbert brought in four
sample bottles of water from the sewer plant showing the progress of how the
water is cleaned as it goes through the plant.
In other business, the board approved a change order in
which shade structures would be built at the three lift stations by a shade
structure company at a considerable savings than having the sewer plant
And finally, the board approved a sewer assessment agreement
with Walmart, Panda Express, and Taco Bell. The three businesses will be paying
more than $1.2 million in assessment fees, with Walmart paying about $959,000.
And at 5 p.m. tonight, the water district will hold an
informational meeting about its water rate adjustments. The proposed changes
include reducing the number of tiers from four to three, as well as adjusting
the fixed charges. A copy of the rate changes can be found with this story at
z1077fm.com. Tonight’s community forum will be held in district offices at
Highway 62 and Inca Trail in Yucca Valley.
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of free, surplus federal food on Friday, January 10, from 10 to noon, at the Way Station. The Way Station is located at 61722 Commercial Street in downtown Joshua Tree.
For 25 years, the 29 Palms Art Gallery Spring Art and Craft Faire attracted art lovers from far and wide until it was discontinued a couple of years ago. Thankfully, the Faire is returning March 7 and it’s seeking artist submissions. Reporter Heather Clisby has the details…
Back by popular demand, the 29 Palms Art Gallery Spring Art and Craft
Faire returns on March 7 and they are now taking artist registration
applications through February 1.
The grounds of the Gallery’s historic adobe will host 30 artists
displaying and selling their artwork. Artists throughout California are invited
to apply and there is a $10 application fee. Tent spaces are $50 and tables are
$30. Applicants must have a California sellers permit and there is no sales
Artists can apply online by going to 29palmsartgallery.com and clicking
on “Events.” Artists must submit three photos of their artwork along with a
short bio. Accepted artists will be notified on or before February 7. Written
applications will also be accepted at the Gallery, Thursdays through Sundays,
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The 29 Palms Art Gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine
Palms. For more info, contact Kathy Miller at email@example.com or 714-473-8491.