JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project are among the topics to be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to endorse a letter opposing the Cadiz water project, establish the fiscal

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW

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 yourself how many uses they have. Classes are set for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 6, and July 27; 1

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INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS AND CELEBRATIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Tuesday’s July 4th events begin in the early evening at both end of our Morongo Basin and capped off with a coordinated fireworks spectacular synchronized to music broadcast across our desert skies. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … This year Twentynine Palms boasts the biggest booms set to start in

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JULY 4TH HOLIDAY CLOSURES SET

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Copper Mountain College will be closed as well. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Tuesday,

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KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE DURING THE 4TH OF JULY

The fifth of July is the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters, as many dogs panic due to the loud bangs from fireworks celebrations, run off, and get lost. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to keep your dog safe this weekend… While most

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST PURCHASES SAMUELSON’S ROCKS PROPERTY

A long-time favorite spot for local hikers inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park has been purchased from the private owners and will eventually be transferred to the national park. The Mojave Desert Land Trust finalized the acquisition of the 60-acre parcel of land containing Samuelson’s rocks in June.

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PROPERTY VALUES GOING UP COUNTYWIDE AND LOCALLY

Property, apparently, is still a good investment in these parts. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you own property in the Morongo Basin, County Tax Assessor Bob Dutton has some good news for you; you’ve made money. At least on paper. Assessed property values in San Bernardino County have increased overall

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER GIVING FALSE NAME

A Yucca Valley man who gave his brother’s name to a deputy following a traffic stop was arrested for false impersonation. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped a black Acura about 6:40 p.m. near Joshua Lane and Hardesty Drive in Yucca Valley because the car didn’t have any

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the free training details… A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating.

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities.

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YUCCA VALLEY SURVEY COMING

The Yucca Valley Town Council recently authorized a Community Livability Survey through which Yucca Valley residents will be asked “What are your Priorities?” This effort will be conducted through randomized invitations in the next few weeks, and town officials hope residents will participate in the survey questionnaire. The results of

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AVOID GETTING BIT BY SNAKES

California has eight different species of rattlesnakes, seven of which are found in southern California. Rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but if you give them space, they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. If you

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TINY HABITS CAN HELP YOU KEEP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

One way to improve your life is by forming good habits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains The Tiny Habits program…

Forming good habits can be easy, with a class offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. The Tiny Habits program helps participants learn new daily habits through two class sessions

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SURPLUS BREAD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread 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 is

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COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF BILLS CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Thursday in support of the administration’s immigration crackdown, and Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted in favor of both of them. Kate’s Law, and No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, passed largely along party lines. Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle,

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RESIDENTS INTERRUPT CAR THIEVES; SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Two people who were interrupted while trying to steal a vehicle were arrested on drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, when residents in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley interrupted a man and woman who were trying to steal their vehicle just before 2 a.m., the

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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER KIM CASEY GRADUATES WITH HONORS

In June, Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives out kudos… Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, San Bernardino last month. Casey graduated Summa Cum Laude,

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PROPERTY VALUES INCREASING IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Property values have been steadily increasing in San Bernardino County in the last few years. The County Assessor says the average increase in unincorporated parts of the county is 6.1 percent from last year. In Yucca Valley, the town’s properties, which are valued at nearly $1.6 billion, increased 4 percent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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