MORONGO VALLEY CSD CALL SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors was forced to cancel its regular meeting on June 17 when the ID and password for the virtual meeting were found to be invalid. The board rescheduled its regular meeting for Wednesday, June 24, but will first hold a special meeting tonight, June 23. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the agenda…

At tonight’s special meeting. the Morongo Valley CSD Board of Directors will hold a workshop to continue discussions on the district’s 2020-2021 budget. The board will then adjourn to closed session to conference regarding labor negotiations. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. via phone conference. To fill out a public comment for the budget workshop or for the meeting phone number, ID, and password, visit the link below.

Call: 1 (669) 900-6833

Meeting ID: 506 966 7982

Password: 629875

Public comment link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3NSgxF96p7XhFGvmiGTh6m5kCAGuGOSMQWWzrTquOQpjAgg/viewform?ts=5ebc5e59

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet in regular session tomorrow afternoon (June 24). The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. via teleconference. There will be an opportunity for public comment. Among items of interest the board will hold a public hearing on the water availability assessment and consider leaving it unchanged. It is also expected to adopt the 2020-2021 budget and compensation plan. The board will also get what it is calling an “after-action” report on COVID-19.

The number and code to participate in the meeting:
Teleconference number: 1-800-899-4679
Access code: 155 811 613#

YUCCA VALLEY VIRTUAL RUN TO BENEFIT SENIOR MEALS

Our seniors are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 in our community. Many self-quarantine at home, afraid to venture out even to purchase groceries. The Yucca Valley Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a virtual run, the proceeds of which will go to help seniors who are in need. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can help…

Demand for the Meals-on-Wheels services has increased 300 percent since March, since many seniors are self-quarantining at home and are reluctant to venture out, even to purchase groceries. The Town of Yucca Valley is partnering with San Bernardino County Senior Nutrition Program to help by sponsoring a virtual 5K run-walk. Time yourself as you run or walk 5 kilometers anywhere—a road, trail, track, treadmill, or gym—at your own pace; just finish your 5K by June 29. Then email your total time to crardon@yucca-valley.org for your commemorative 5K medal and to be entered into a raffle for prizes. The entry fee is $10 and goes to support the Meals on Wheels program, which provides more than 1000 meals each week to seniors in Yucca Valley and surrounding neighborhoods.

https://www.yucca-valley.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/1413/19

HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has launched a new website, hidesertnaturemuseum.org. Residents can check out the digital version of the museum’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” exhibit and the mini-zoo page. In addition, the museum’s free, four-week summer camp is all online, and kids should sign up soon for the first week, which starts June 29.