SCHOOL DISTRICT NUTRITIONAL WEBSITE NOW AVAILABLE

The Morongo Unified School District announced the Nutritional Services’ interactive and user friendly website. The website promotes nutrition education, healthy eating and the importance of physical exercise. The highlight of the website is the new interactive menus, which include nutrient and allergen information on each item served in the program.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, T.O.T. LATE FEES, DOG PARK, AND A STATUE ON A BUSY AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight will begin with a presentation and a discussion of the city’s disaster preparedness policy. Among the items on the consent agenda is a recommendation that the city council establish a stipend for planning commissioner of $150 per meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff details

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NO ACTIONS REPORTED AT A TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD CLOSED MEETING

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting yesterday in which the two items of business were a discipline/dismissal/release of an employee, and a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. General Manager Ray Kolisz said the board came out of closed session with

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THUNDERSTORMS BRING A REMINDER AT FLASH FLOODS

With rain in the forecast, the Morongo Basin is at risk for flash flooding. Area fire stations have sand bags available for residents they can use to prepare for rains in advance of the storm. Most fire stations will give residents up to 10 sand bags for free. Joshua Tree

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UNEVEN PAVEMENT BLAMED FOR ROLL-OVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

A rollover crash on Old Woman Springs Road Monday afternoon is being blamed on uneven pavement. Just about noon, a woman was driving on Old Woman Springs Road just south of Sunset Drive when she said the wheels of her car got caught on the lip of the pavement on

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL CONTROL INVESTIGATING PUPPY KILLED BY NEIGHBORS DOGS

A Yucca Valley animal control officer is investigating a case in which three dogs dug under a fence and killed a puppy inside the yard. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8 a.m. Friday morning, three boxers dug under a 6-foot chain-link fence into the yard of a home in

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COUNTERFEIT BILLS REPORTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of counterfeit bills in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man walked into the 7-11 store at Kickapoo Trail and the highway about 3 p.m. Saturday and bought a soda and a bag of chips with a $50 bill. The clerk

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JOGGING SAFETY TIPS

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Reporter Dan Stork offers the following personal

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FIREFIGHTERS HOST A YUCCA VALLEY BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, August 26, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 8 to 1 p.m. The blood drive is hosted by the San Bernardino County firefighters. Donors will receive incentives. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETS MOBILE SERVICE OFFICE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office will be in Joshua Tree August 27. Service officers will advise and assist veterans with any and all questions about rights, benefits, and claims. This service is free of charge, even without a membership to DAV. The DAV Mobile Service Office program will

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HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TO MARK ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

There will be a very special concert at the Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Chamber music concert will commemorate the Armenian Genocide… Harrison House will commemorate the centennial of Armenian genocide with a performance by the Pogossian family string quartet and quintet.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 26, the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be meeting at the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) on Highway 62 and Olympic. The volunteers will work for one short hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available to

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September 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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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the agenda… At tonight’s 6 p.m. Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency only a schedule change and the consent calendar are up for vote, but directors will receive updates

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB LAS PALMAS FUND-RAISER TONIGHT

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will be hosting a fundraiser at Las Palmas Restaurant today, Tuesday, August 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. Bring your children in for some great Mexican food—the more the merrier. All you have to do is come and eat. A portion of

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PLAY YOUTH SOCCER AND VOLLEYBALL AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Registrations for youth soccer and volleyball are now being accepted through the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department. Children ages 4-14 are eligible to register for soccer through Wednesday, September 9. Registrations are accepted at the recreation office Monday through Friday between 1 and 6 p.m. or online at 29palms.org.

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction all this week through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO STREAMLINE ROOFTOP SOLAR PERMITTING

The County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says streamlining solar and formalizing the Morongo Basin Supervisor’s representative are all on the agenda…

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At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, the expected passage of a new ordinance will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 4 p.m. today. The first item on the agenda is the discipline/dismissal/release of a public employee. The second item in closed session is a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. The meeting will

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YUCCA VALLEY HOMEOWNER ALMOST THE VICTIM OF A RENTAL SCAM

A homeowner was almost the victim of a rental scam. She had listed the home in Yucca Valley for sale, and saw that her home was also being listed online as a home for rent. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to help you avoid being the victim

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