HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items of interest is the purchase of water, and the vehicles and equipment to keep it flowing… Among the items on the agenda at tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors, the directors will be

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STATE ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES VOICES MISGIVINGS ON IMMIGRATION BAN

State Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley Monday joined several GOP leaders voicing misgivings about President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees from some majority-Muslim countries from entering the country. “Religious liberty is a core value of our nation. My ancestors immigrated to America to flee religious persecution,”

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD SET TO GIVE 6% RAISE TO GENERAL MANAGER

The twice monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will vote on a six percent general manager salary increase to $167,000. Also tonight, the

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REPAIR TO ROADS ON THE “BACK WAY TO VEGAS” START TOMORROW

Construction starts tomorrow that will disrupt travel for area residents who take the so-called “back way to Vegas.” Drivers who plan to take route on back roads north and east from Twentynine Palms to Las Vegas in March, take note: several roads will be closed to all traffic between noon

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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” MONDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Into the Woods” is the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of a male narrator who also

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ROADWORK THIS WEEK IN THE CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Roadwork in Twentynine Palms will affect area residents. Construction is underway this week for the curb, gutter and sidewalk project along the south end of El Sol Avenue in Twentynine Palms. This project should be completed by the end of March. For more information, call Randy Councell at 760-367-7562.

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES START TOMORROW

You can sign up for square dance classes from tomorrow through March 16 from our local Star Twirlers. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to get in touch with your inner dosie-doh… The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club of Yucca Valley will hold classes to learn square and line dancing.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs baseball team will travel away to Thermal to play Coachella Valley High School. First pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING WITH SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of fighting with a Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff’s reports said the deputy was called to the 6600 block of Adobe Road about 7 p.m. for a report of a man brandishing a knife. When the deputy arrived, the man, later identified as David

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TWO ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found hiding inside a home where a burglar alarm had been triggered. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to a burglary alarm at a home in the 3200 block of Gemini Lane in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC UNOFFICIALLY GREENLIGHTS JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLAN

Representatives from Caltrans attended an informal meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council last night to discuss three separate efforts to make Highway 62 safer; two in Joshua Tree and one in Morongo Valley. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you ride a bike, don’t

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: WANTS TO AVOID BITTER TEACHER CONTRACT DISPUTES

The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education is already looking for ways to avoid last year’s protracted—and sometimes bitter—contract negotiations with its teachers. Future contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and its teachers may be about to get easier. Or at least less frequent. In the wake

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BIGHORN DESERT-VIEW WATER ASSESSES BUILDING ON LAND WITH HAULED WATER

A busy evening awaits directors at the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Tonight’s 6 p.m. regular meeting will be preceded by a 5 p.m. special closed session meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Water agency directors meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session general manager evaluation then at 6

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, February 28). Directors will review and approve its conflict of interest code. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: VENDORS AND COMMISSIONERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a variety of issues tonight ranging from selling merchandise on city streets to filling two vacancies on the city’s Planning Commission. Here with more is reporter David Haldane… Hawking and peddling will be on the table in Twentynine Palms tonight. Specifically, whether the

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse in Yucca Valley will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS TRIP TO PALMS SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is hosting a field trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely says sign up now for the March 11 trip… The Palm Springs Air Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collection of flyable WWII aircraft. Join Historical Society docents

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JOINT CONCERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High Schools will hold a joint concert this Thursday, March 2, at the Twentynine Palms High School. Both bands, both select choirs, and the Twentynine Palms High School concert choir will perform. The doors to the Richard Casey Memorial Gym open at 6:15; the

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LINCOLN CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Scholarships are being awarded in an essay contest offered by the local Lincoln Club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells area students how to apply…

Morongo Basin high school seniors are invited to apply for scholarships from the Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin. Students must have a 3.0 or better

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL IN CIF STATE DIVISION FINALS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will face the St. Paul Swordsman from Santa Fe Springs in a Southern Section CIF Division 3A final this Saturday. Twentynine Palms High School Principal Justin Monical said the game will be played at a neutral site, selected by CIF as Azusa

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