YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT, MAY REVOKE SOME FEES

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff say the agenda ranges from retaining walls to revoking fees… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will be asked to approve a request to construct a retaining wall along 417 feet of

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COMBAT CENTER HOSPITAL WILL STILL BE SEEING RETIREES UNDER NEW HEALTH PLAN

There’s no need to panic; the base hospital on board the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will not stop seeing military retirees. Last week, the Naval Hospital held a meeting to discuss upcoming changes concerning medical care and new health care plans for military retirees. The base hospital has been

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS, WILL REVIEW DIRECTORS HANDBOOK

Earlier this month, the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in financial reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about what’s going on at the Agency’s board meeting this evening… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of

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LOOK, UP IN THE SKY, IT’S THE SPACE STATION…AGAIN!

If you missed last night’s flyover of the International Space Station, don’t fret. Tonight promises an even better opportunity to catch the permanent orbiting research facility. Roughly the size of a football field, the Space Station has been performing world-class science and research in a microgravity environment for almost 20

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ADDS LED FLASHERS TO LIBRARY CROSSWALK

The City of Twentynine Palms recently installed LED flashing lights on the pedestrian crosswalk crossing Adobe Road between City Hall and the Library. LED-enhanced warning signs were also installed at the crosswalk. Remember, pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, March 28). Directors will review and approve its mid-year budget, discuss options for landscaping and memorials, as well as the possible formation of an official Friends of the Cemetery group. The meeting is set for

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH BUSY AGENDA FROM TEACHERS TO TEXTBOOKS

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will consider a variety of issues tonight ranging from textbooks to teachers. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Advanced Placement biology students in the Morongo Unified School District may have a new hero after tonight’s Board of Education meeting. She is Henrietta

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MARCH MADNESS ADOPTION SALE AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

It’s March Madness at the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter. The shelter has reduced the cost of dog adoptions to $40, and $20 for cat between March 28 and April 1. The adoption fee includes spaying or neutering, vaccines, and a free vet visit. The animal shelter, located on Malin Way

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FREE VEGETARIAN MEAL AND A FOOD CHOICE MOVIE IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

A free vegetarian meal and screening of the movie “Food Choices” will be shown Tuesday, March 28, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley. The documentary explores the impact that food choices has on people’s health, the planet, and on animals, and is meant to change the way you

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS

The Morongo Basin historical society is seeking donations for their rummage sales. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to help… If you’re planning some spring cleaning and have some donations, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will take them off your hands. They are hoping to restock their rummage sale inventory.

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WINNERS AND AWARDS FROM 59TH ANNUAL 29 PALMS YOUTH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The 59th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament was held over the weekend with 50 youth basketball teams competing at three local venues. The winners were: third and fourth grade girls division: Needles; third and fourth grade boys: Needles; fifth and sixth grade girls: Redondo Beach; fifth and sixth grade boys: Redondo

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the Arabs of Coachella Valley Friday and came away with the victory 10-8. The Wildcats were led in singles action by Nathan Thomas and Brett Hope, who both won two of their sets, while Ben Pressnall won one of his

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61-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED CROSSING HWY 62 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

A 61-year-old man was killed Friday night crossing Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. About 8 p.m., the man, who has not yet been identified by the Coroner’s Department, was crossing the highway southbound at Mesquite Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle traveling eastbound on the highway. The man,

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CALTRANS TO EXPLAIN NEW MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY MEDIANS WEDNESDAY

In May 2015, responding to an accident tally well above average and a growing death toll, the California Department of Transportation, or Caltrans, installed plastic delineators to separate the east and westbound lanes of highway 62 in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from there… The public

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR HOME INVASION AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday night, accused of a home invasion robbery and high-speed pursuit. The Sheriff’s Department said residents in the 6400 block of Goleta Avenue in Yucca Valley called just before 10 p.m. to report that a man had broken into their home and stolen their

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1 KILLED, 1 INJURED IN TWO FALLS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OVER THE WEEKEND

County firefighters responded to two separate rock-climbing falls in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday, in which one man was killed and another seriously injured. About 4:10 p.m., the man, whose name has not yet been released by the Coroner’s Department, was climbing the Cyclops route near Hidden Valley when he

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AND RV IN LANDERS EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A house and RV are a total loss following a fire in Landers early this morning. According to San Bernardino County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to the 58400 block of Botkin Road at 1:50 a.m. Tuttle said the

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WILDFLOWER BLOOM A LITTLE LATE AND FARTHER SOUTH

This year’s wildflower bloom is a little late and pretty far south. Reporter David Haldane made the drive for his first whiff of spring… It took a lot longer than we expected. All the way down Pinto Basin Road, nearly two hours, to the Cottonwood Visitor Center in Joshua Tree

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DIRECTOR VICTORIA FULLER HAS PASSED AWAY

The Joshua Basin Water District announced the passing of Board Member, Victoria Fuller. JBWD Board President Mickey Luckman said, “Director Fuller was deeply committed and invested in the welfare of our community for many years and on many fronts. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and many close

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 28, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Blood donors are especially needed to help fill a nationwide shortage. All blood types are needed. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged

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