HI-DESERT WATER ADOPTS URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

Every five years, the state requires water districts with more than 3,000 customers to submit a water management plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors heard some good news about their plan… The Hi-Desert Water District, together with a consulting firm, prepared an Urban

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SPECIAL MEETING AFTER DIRECTOR CHANCEY CHAMBER RESIGNS

The Twentynine Palms Water District will meet in a special session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting is to decide how to fill the seat of Board Member Chancey Chambers, who recently resigned… The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in special session today at 5 p.m. At this meeting

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LOCAL RELAY FOR LIFE RAMPING UP

Morongo Basin Relay for Life is ramping back up, and it is time to start planning. Relay for Life spokesperson Cathy Inscore said this year the community has the opportunity to choose a model that reflects its unique qualities and one that will help increase community participation. To help with

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT CELEBRATES NATIONAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WEEK

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District is celebrating National Community Health Center Week, August 7 through August 13. Health centers started as a pilot project during President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and have grown into the country’s largest primary care network. More than 24 million Americans use more than 9,000

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP SET FOR MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, August 8. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HOME FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN

Driving into hazardous flood waters is very dangerous. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some flood water warnings… Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Club House is holding a rummage sale tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lots of great items from furniture to clothing and some amazing glass solar light made by the Clubhouse members. The Clubhouse is located on the corner of Apache Trail

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PICNIC IN DESERT CHRIST PARK PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT

Residents are invited to a picnic in the park at Desert Christ Park Thursday, August 11 to share their memories of this outdoor “museum of sculptures.” Bring a chair and a picnic dinner, and enjoy the wildlife, the views, and the park’s history and memories. The free picnic begins at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HEROIN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon, after he was found with drugs and a taser. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Cory Rifenberry, 26, near Hope Trail and Pueblo Trail shortly before 3:30 p.m. The deputy discovered that Rifenberry had in his possession methamphetamine, heroin, and

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ORGAN DONATION

Every three hours, someone in the United States dies because of the shortage of donor organs. Every 18 minutes, another name is added to the thousands awaiting organ or organs. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help resolve this national health shortage by becoming an organ donor… Through the miracle

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VOLLEYBALL CAMP STARTS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

A four-day volleyball camp starts Monday, August 8 and goes through August 11 for girls entering grades six through 10. For novice and intermediate players, the camp will help athletes improve their game and prepare for middle school or high school team tryouts. The camp will take place at the

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VETS SEEK SPONSORS PEDICAB FROM ARIZONA TO CALIFORNIA

Three wounded vetarans will challenge themselves by pedaling a vintage single-speed pedicab four hundred miles from Arizona to California. Their journey will begin in Phoenix, Arizona. They will pass through Twentynine Palms on the second day of their journey. Show your support for veterans everywhere by riding alongside them for

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GARTH BROOKS TRIBUTE AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

It will be a Garth Brooks tribute band for the Yucca Valley summer concert tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says she has friends in low places… Join Z107.7 radio personality Pat Michaels Saturday during the town of Yucca Valley’s summer concert. Enjoy the cool desert evening listening and dancing to

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ORDER PERSONALIZED TILE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY PATIO

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Reporter Sara Snyder says that you, too, can be a

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO HOLD STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit is a great place for star gazing. Staff Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation to their star party… Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 6. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. and will end about midnight., but

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CAT-A-PALOOZA AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER

The Yucca Valley animal shelter is holding a Cat-a-Palooza adoption event. Adoption fees for all cats will be $20 and include vaccines and spaying or neutering. The Cat-a-Palooza ends Tuesday, August 9. Shelter hours are noon to 5. The animal shelter is closed Sundays and Mondays. The Yucca Valley animal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNTY FIRE STATION RENOVATION NEARING COMPLETION

A major clean up and renovation of the downtown County Twentynine Palms Fire Station 44 is nearing completion. Assistant City Manager Larry Bowden said new roofs, shower rooms, dorm rooms, flooring, counter tops, paint, insulation and air conditioners are all in and County Fire will start moving office equipment in

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COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF RICK DENNISON TO RETIRE

Yucca Valley County Fire Battalion chief and town councilman Rick Dennison is retiring. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a look at a successful career… Saying that it was time to close one chapter of his life, Battalion Chief Rick Denison will retire today from the San Bernardino County Fire Department

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FIVE CRASHES AND TWO PILOT DEATHS RESULT IN STAND-DOWN OF MARINE JETS

The Marines have ordered a stand-down of all non-deployed jets following a series of crashes. Captain Sarah Burns, a spokesman for the Marines said, “The pause will last one day within the next seven to allow units to “discuss best practices and to look at ways to continue to improve.”

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