BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER MEETS, PROPOSED RATE INCREASES TO BE REVIEWED

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a review of budget projections will show proposed rate increases… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Topping tonight’s agenda is a review of five-year

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BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. To make an appointment to donate blood,

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JOSHUA TREE ROTARY BIKE 4 SHOES EVENT NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS

There are children in the Morongo Basin who don’t have shoes to wear to school. The Joshua Tree Rotary Club and Z107.7 are sponsoring a fund-raising bike ride to purchase a new pair of school shoes for children in need in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff says registration

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning, Wednesday April 27, 8 a.m. at the intersection of Yucca Mesa and Canterbury. For parking, turn west on Canterbury. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. There will be trash bags,

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FREE SHOWING OF FILM “THE VEGETARIAN ADVANTAGE PART 2” TONIGHT

A movie extolling the virtues of vegetarianism will be shown at a Yucca Valley church tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the free presentation…. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley is hosting a free showing of “The Vegetarian Advantage, Part 2” Tuesday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ and girls’ swim teams took the bite out of the Rattlers from Rancho Mirage High School last week, winning 109-61 for the girls, and 101-70 for the boys. The Ladycats took first and third in the 200 medley relay, and first and second

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TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY LAST WEEK

Two men suspected of robbing the Flyer’s gas station in Yucca Valley at gunpoint Wednesday morning have been arrested. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the investigation led deputies Thursday morning to a motel in the 54800 block of 29 Palms Highway, where they found Anthony Sibley, 26, of Yucca Valley.

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NATIONAL PARK RESCUES: WHO RESPONDS AND WHO PAYS? A SPECIAL REPORT

Recent rescues of climbers and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park raised questions about who responds to the rescues, and who pays the bill? Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with County Battalion Chief Rick Denison recently and got some answers… Good news if you’re a San Bernardino County resident and

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TOURISTS INJURED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Five Korean tourists had a drive in Joshua Tree National Park Thursday that was a little more exciting that than they had planned. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Joshua Tree firefighters were called about 7:15 to a roll-over crash on Geology Tour Road. Blanchard said that two tourists who

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS KEPT BUSY YESTERDAY

Firefighters were busy in the Morongo Basin Sunday. Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a car fire at the top of the eastbound Yucca Grade about 10:15 Sunday morning. The Mercury Sable’s engine compartment was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived; thanks to easterly winds, the fire did not spread to

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COUNTY REACHES OUT ON RURAL ROADS

Representatives from County Special Districts this week will reach out to some unincorporated communities to talk about declining road maintenance and options for improving road conditions in the future. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hundreds of miles of unpaved roads in the Basin’s unincorporated communities are maintained with funds

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF INTENTIONALLY RAMMING A TRUCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of intentionally ramming his car into a vehicle his ex-girlfriend was in, along with another man. According to a Sheriff’s report, James Santana, 35, had had on-going problems with his 36-year-old ex-girlfriend. Shortly before midnight Thursday, Santana found the woman

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FREE TAX SEMINAR FOR LOCAL NON-PROFITS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Local non-profits are invited for free training session on sales and use taxes this Wednesday. Reporter David Knutson has the important information… Get training on which purchases and sales are taxable and which are exempt for your 501(c)(3) or other non-profit organization. Lance Christiansen will present this seminar with information

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER LOOKING FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is seeking an executive director, according to a Chamber press release. The executive director reports directly to the president of the Chamber of Commerce and to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the day-today management and operations of the Chamber. The executive

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER INVITES PUBLIC TO DISCUSS WATER SYSTEM NEEDS

update: 10:30 a.m.: This meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of a quorum of water board directors.

What do the customers of the Joshua Basin Water District want from their water system? That’s the question the District will be asking tomorrow morning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School golf team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. Tee time is 2:45. The Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will travel away to Desert Hot Springs tomorrow; both games start at

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HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is holding a free home energy education workshop Monday, April 4. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held at Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway, in Joshua Tree, from 9:30 to 3:30. Call 909-723-1620 for an appointment.

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER YOUTH THEATER

Applications are now available for the Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program. All students who are applying must agree to be in attendance for the entire month-long program. The program will run Monday through Friday from July 5 through August 7. Two age groups of students—juniors, ages 7 to 12

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WOOF WALK VENDORS NEEDED

The fifth annual “Woof Walk” is seeking vendors for the fair. Here’s reporter David Knutson with the details… The Morongo Basin Humane Society runs a no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree and is seeking vendors for their fifth annual “Woof Walk” and fair. The Woof Walk will be on April

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KEYS VIEW IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The Keys View overlook at Joshua Tree National Park is a sight to see. Park Ranger Pam Tripp elaborates… Earth, Air and Water all move in southern California. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park can view these elements at the spectacular Keys View overlook. Mountain peaks, valley expanses and the

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