WE CLARIFY A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING STORY

This clarification today, Yesterday, Z107.7 News reported the Morongo Valley Community Service District public hearing on the proposed budget would take place at the next regular CSD meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. To clarify, the board will choose a date for the next budget workshop at Tuesday’s meeting. A

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting Thursday, June 16. After announcing the appointment of Jeff Matthews as a cemetery trustee, the board will review employee job descriptions and salaries. The board will then go into closed session to discuss a potential insurance claim. The meeting is

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER MEETS TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, June 16. The board will vote on its budget for 2016/17. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the offices of the Hi-Desert Water District at Inca Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley.

“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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SERIAL NATIONAL PARK VANDAL CONVICTED AND SENTENCED

A San Diego woman whose graffiti on rock formations in seven national parks went viral in 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property. Casey Nocket, who went by the moniker Creepytings on Instagram, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Fresno to using acrylic paint to pain on rocks

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MEALS ON WHEELS MAY EXPAND TO JOSHUA TREE

The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to see if the program should be expanded outside of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to determine if there is a

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YUCCA MESA FIREFIGHTERS REPORT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Yucca Mesa firefighters returning to Fire Station 42 from a training exercise in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon were the first to report a fire off Old Woman Springs Road. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said they spotted the smoke coming from the wash behind the Circle K, just south of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN GUNS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested, accused of selling drugs and being in possession of stolen guns. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2008 Kia near Mojave and Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 1:40 a.m. Monday morning. Inside the car was Darrell Comminey, 37. During a consent

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COUNTY TAKES STEPS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING SECTION SIX IN JOSHUA TREE AS A PARK

The county supervisors started the process of converting 605 acres of property that had gone mostly ignored by the county in Joshua Tree into a park yesterday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… At yesterday’s County Supervisor meeting in San Bernardino, the board placed a deed restriction on 605 acres in Joshua

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TOP BRASS IN THE COUNTY GET A 7 PERCENT RAISE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a 7 percent pay increase to county administrators and executives. An unusual change included a reduction in salary of the county clerk, now a function carried out by the assessor, to $1 a year. A county spokesman said that the county, if

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HI-DESERT WATER EXPECTED TO APPROVE 5-YEAR PLAN AND BUDGETS TONIGHT

Hi-Desert Water District board members will look at a five-year plan and budgets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff rakes a closer look… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of directors, the directors will be asked to approve the final draft of

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MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Changes are coming to the Hi-Desert Medical Center, thanks to the take-over of the hospital by Tenet Healthcare last July. The hospital’s chief executive officer Karen Faulis told the Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors at their June 9 meeting that Tenet is recruiting several physicians, including general surgeons,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in first a closed, then open session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at a busy agenda… Following at 5 p.m. special meeting with labor negotiators, the Joshua Basin Water District will reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m. consider a number

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION PLANNING ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult summer softball leagues slated to start July 12. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee your team’s spot. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday nights, and the men’s league

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CONVICTED ARMED ROBBER ARRESTED AFTER WONDER VALLEY MOTORCYCLE THEFT

A Wonder Valley man, already on probation for Armed Robbery, was arrested Sunday, accused of stealing a motorcycle from his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 85800 block of Eddie Albert Drive in Wonder Valley called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 Sunday afternoon to say he

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CALFIRE INVESTIGATING SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A MONTH IN MORONGO VALLEY

CalFire officials are investigating a second suspicious fire in a month in Morongo Valley. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, multiple people stopped by and called the fire department just after 3:30 Monday afternoon to report a fire behind the basketball courts in Covington Park. Rarey said as

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

After unsuccessfully trying to get a fire tax passed, the Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a budget workshop session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire

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$14,000 IN PROPERTY STOLEN FROM A JOSHUA TREE CONEX BOX

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary of a Conex storage container in Joshua Tree. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime in the last month, suspects cut a hole through a chain link fence in the 3000 block of Foxy Flats and cut the locks off a 40-foot-long storage container on

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORK/STUDY, CLOSED, AND OPEN SESSIONS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board has a very busy schedule of meetings starting this evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the school board will be in a work/study session, closed session, including a meeting with teachers and employees, and then an open session… The Morongo Unified School District Board of

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THREE ARRESTED FOR DRUGS AFTER A TWENTYNINE PALMS TRAFFIC STOP

Three transients were arrested Sunday morning after they were found with drugs in their vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop of a vehicle at Encelia Avenue and Highway 62 about 4:30 a.m. During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found drug paraphernalia and

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