TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE FOR MOST AREA ELECTED OFFICES

Excepting those offices with incumbents choosing not to run, the deadline to run for local elected bodies is tomorrow. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you’ve always dreamed of power and glory, tomorrow may be your last chance to embark on that path. At least for a while. That’s the deadline

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES TWO SALES TAX MEASURES FOR BALLOT

The Yucca Valley Town Council went ahead with two separate half-percent sales tax measures at last night’s meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff said the Council also appointed a new Planning Commissioner and heard a member says we would not run for reelection… At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley

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AVELS WILL NOT RUN FOR MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

Martie Avels, a board member of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, has announced she does not intend to seek re-election to the board in November. Avels, who has worked at the hospital for 30 years as a nurse and administrator and who also serves as a community member on the

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FILING OPENS TODAY FOR LOCAL ELECTED AGENCY SEATS

In addition to our two Morongo Basin municipalities, filing is also opening today to run for a seat on a variety of other locally elected governmental agencies. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the line-up… Besides seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council, seats are

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FILING OPENS MONDAY FOR TWO SEATS ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

Two seats on the Twentynine Palms City Council will be on this November’s ballot. Reporter David Haldane says the filing window to run for one of those seats opens this Monday… If you live in Twentynine Palms and dream of serving on the City Council, here’s your chance; two seats

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FILING PERIOD FOR 2 SEATS ON THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL OPEN JULY 18

While some potential candidates have trumpeted their intentions to run for Yucca Valley’s Town Council, the filing period has not opened yet. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the period opens July 18… Two seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council will be up for election on the November 8, ballot.

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REMINDER: TOMORROW IS THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION

Just a reminder that the state primary election is tomorrow. Tuesday, June 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can find their assigned polling place on the back cover of their Voter Information Guide; online at SBCountyElections.com, or by calling the elections office at

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WE ENDORSE THREE LOCALS ON THE JUNE 7 BALLOT

This is an editorial opinion from Z107.7 News. The Morongo Basin has a unique opportunity to put three of our local residents in three of the top offices that affect our special desert way of life. Z107.7 is endorsing incumbent Congressman Paul Cook. Cook, a resident of Yucca Valley, former

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE 7 PRIMARY

U.S. Citizens age 18 and above must register to vote before casting a ballot. The deadline to register to vote in the June 7 Presidential Primary is Monday, May 23. If you’ve never registered, or if you registered in the past, but you moved, changed your name or your political

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WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING CALIFORNIA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

California voters will vote on a U.S. Senator, plus state, local, and county offices in addition to their choice for their party’s presidential candidate in the upcoming June 7 Presidential Primary. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… No fewer than 34 candidates are vying for the U.S. Senate Seat now

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CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE FOR JUNE ELECTIONS THIS FRIDAY

This Friday is the deadline to file to run for offices to be decided in the June presidential primary election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what offices are open and how to file… A handful of offices representing Morongo Basin will be on the 2016 presidential primary ballot on June

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ELECTION RESULTS FOR BIGHORN WATER AND MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARDS

With all precincts reporting, fewer than 1,000 voters in Flamingo Heights, Landers and Morongo Valley went to the polls for yesterday’s elections. Their votes will be added to provisional and mail-in ballots for final, certified results. As it stands for the two open board seats at the Bighorn Desert View

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LUCERNE VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE FACING RECALL

 

A Lucerne Valley school board trustee who has been censured twice by the school board is facing a recall election in February. Dawn Turnbull was elected to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in 2010, but was censured in March for posting derogatory comments about school board members, district

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CANDIDATE FILING EXTENDED FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Last Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the November 3rd Consolidated Election; however, that deadline must be extended when an incumbent does not file and that’s exactly the case for one local special district office. Assignment reporter, Mike Lipsitz, has details… In Morongo Valley, long-time Community Services

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TOMORROW IS THE CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE LOCAL RACES

The deadline to file as a candidate for some local offices is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what is open and how to file… Friday, August 7 is the deadline for candidate filing for the November Consolidated Election. Several local board seats are open including two seats on the

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REGISTRAR OF VOTERS MAILING OUT CONFIRMATION POSTCARDS

The San Bernardino County Elections Office will begin mailing residency confirmation postcards today to voters who have not voted or who have changed their registration in the past four years. Voters who receive these postcards should complete and return the postage-paid card to the Elections Office. Voters who are mailed

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CANDIDATE FILINGS NOW OPEN FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

Some area elected boards will be decided this November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the time to file to be a candidate is now thought August 7…

Candidate filing is underway for the November 3, 2015, consolidated election and several local board seats are open. Two seats are open on the

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SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING

California gets to keep its four-year-old election reforms that introduced an independent re-districting commission—replacing the old system in which politicians often re-drew legislative districts to favor incumbents. That’s because on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar system in Arizona. Reporter Rebecca Havely says had the decision gone the

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MEASURE X DEFEAT IS NOW OFFICIAL

It’s official: Yucca Valley residents decidedly voted against a ballot measure that would have allowed up to two medical marijuana dispensaries in the town. The County Registrar of Voters released the official election results yesterday. With 38 percent of the town’s voters casting ballots, Measure X was defeated 56.5 percent

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BALLOTS MAILED FOR HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

Watch your mail. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the ballots to approve the affiliation of Hi-Desert Medical Center with Tenet Healthcare have been mailed out…

The Hi-Desert Medical Center began mailing ballots Friday to all registered voters in the Morongo Basin who live within the boundaries of the healthcare district.

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