MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF THE DANGERS OF DUST

Council member Pat Flanagan made her presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting last night. Reporter Eric Knabe Has the details… Last night’s half-hour long presentation on the dust problem in the Morongo Basin was well researched and sourced. From lack of air monitors in our area, to

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SING-ALONG AND ICE CREAM AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Senior Center will hold its free monthly sing-along and ice cream social tomorrow. This month’s theme is school days, but the sing-along will also feature songs from the 40s to the 80s. The sing-along starts at 1 p.m. at the senior center. All ages are welcome to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISCUSSES WATER RATES IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The topic of water rates will bring together Joshua Basin Water District’s board and citizen advisors in a special joint meeting to be held this evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… A special joint meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors and the agency’s Citizen Advisory Committee

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical

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LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING TOMORROW ON THE CAMPBELLS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

One of Twentynine Palm’s original homesteaders will be the focus of a lecture, hosted by the Morongo Basin Historical Society. Reporter Rebecca Havely says don’t miss this discussion about Bill and Elizabeth Campbell… Bill and Elizabeth Campbell were original homesteaders in Twentynine Palms who made extensive contributions to the area’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team traveled to Desert Mirage High School and took part in the Salton Sea Invitational Tournament this past Saturday and came away Champions of the Silver bracket. Hope Culver was named MVP of the Silver Bracket. Coach Missy Bond said all girls saw

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APPEAL FILED IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CONVICTION

The lawyer for Christopher Lee, the former Marine convicted last year of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014 and dumping her body down a mine shaft, filed an appeal Thursday with the 4th Appellate Court District Division 2. Richard de la Sota told Z107.7 News that he feels

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EASING SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA TONIGHT

The agony continues at tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council when officials again consider the issue of residential restrictions on registered sex offenders. The city has been slapped with a lawsuit for remaining out of compliance with a State Supreme Court decision ruling the current residential restrictions unconstitutional.

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RAIN BRINGS POWER OUTAGES, FLOODING, ROAD CLOSURES AND SOME DAMAGE

The Morongo Basin region was buffeted over the weekend with a string of squalls and thunderstorms which brought heavy rains and flooding, and has closed Highway 62 east of Twentynine Palms. Saturday, one trained weather observer in the Knott’s Sky Park area of Twentynine Palms reported 1.2 inches of rain

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ABOUT 65 VOLUNTEERS SHOW TO EXTENDED GIANT ROCK AREA CLEAN-UP

About 65 volunteers helped clean up five sites near Giant Rock Saturday, a clean-up effort that was organized by the Landers Community Association, the Bureau of Land Management, Blight Sites, and the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The clean-up was spurred in response to a Z107.7 News story about trash—including tires,

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A CAR EXPLOSION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Update 9-12-17 to correct the date and include more details.

One person was injured in Joshua Tree National Park September 3 from a car explosion. A spokesman with Joshua Tree National Park said the person was lying down in the front seat of his new car near Stirrup Tank when

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR A PROBLEM WITHOUT A CURE TONIGHT

If you’ve been coughing and spending more time dusting off furniture lately, there may be a reason. Reporter David Haldane explains… Solar power equals dust. That’s the equation postulated in a presentation that member Pat Flanagan will make to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. While windy dusty days

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COUNTY WILL LEASE PART OF PFF BUILDING IN YUCCA VALLEY FOR THE LIBRARY

The former PFF Bank building at Yucca Valley’s busiest intersection of highways 62 and 247 has sat empty since before the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency purchased it for $1.3 million in October 2009. But if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of County Supervisors in San Bernardino,

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FREE BREAD DISTRIBUTION TODAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread every Monday at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms. The Social Club

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NUTRITION AND WELLNESS CLASSES AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Nutrition and wellness classes will be offered at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church. Come work out in Zumba classes 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning tomorrow, September 12. Donation is $6. Learn about sugar and other nutrition matters on Wednesdays, beginning September 20. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. and are free in September.

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ESSENTIAL OILS CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW

If you’re curious about essential oils, free classes in Yucca Valley may satisfy your curiosity. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains… If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for

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BIG WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY FOOTBALL

The Yucca Valley High School varsity and junior varsity Trojan football teams came away with two victories Friday night in Indio against Indio High School. Coach Andrew Amosa said the varsity team was tied 8-8 at the end of the first half, but the offense stepped up in the second

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WILDCATS DEFEAT XAVIER PREP

The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats defeated Xavier Prep of Palm Springs, 39-28, on the road Friday night. Coach Ernest Martinez said defensive standouts were K.J. Morton, Tyler Cobb, and Tristan Carpenter; Morton led the team with 11 tackles, while Cobb and Carpenter had eight tackles each. Jonathan Carson had an

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

With fall—and the flu season—coming, residents are urged to get a free flu shot at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Reach Out Morongo Basin is sponsoring two flu shot clinics, September 26 and 27, from 1:30 to 3:30. A licensed pharmacist will provide the flu shots to adults and children.

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HELP FOR SENIORS WHO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE

If you are a senior who’s confused about your health care coverage, mark your calendar for a free program that will offer information about Medicare and other health insurance topics. Reporter Rebecca Havely fills in the details… The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program will have a representative at the

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