JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will take another look at the NextEra solar project at the former Joshua Tree airport during the regular meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will again consider providing a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will hold its regular meeting tonight. Following its routine consent agenda, the directors will be asked to approve a resolution that will exempt the sewer project from local building and zoning ordinances. Following that, the directors will honor the members of the public

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ONE DEAD, FOUR OTHERS RESCUED IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS WHILE HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

A 56-year old woman died Saturday while hiking in the Cottonwood area of Joshua Tree National Park. About 10 a.m., a family group began hiking to the Mastodon Peak Trail. They missed the sign for Mastodon and continued toward Lost Palms Oasis. They realized they had missed their trail and

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ADD EMERGENCY CONTACTS TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident, or become unconscious due to heat stroke, and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea…

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Friday morning, accused of molesting a child and spouse abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a woman called for deputies about 2 a.m. Friday morning. Dispatchers could hear the woman telling a man to stay away from her daughter, and

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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BIZARRE ROAD RAGE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY  

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a bizarre assault in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man riding a Yamaha motorcycle stopped for a traffic light on eastbound Highway 62 at Old Woman Springs Road about 1:30 p.m. The driver next to him in the number 2

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MULTIPLE VEHICLE THEFTS, BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating multiple vehicle thefts and burglaries in Yucca Valley from the weekend. On Friday, a white Kia Optima was reported stolen from a driveway in the 8500 block of San Vicente Drive, a utility trailer was reported stolen from the 58700 block of Barron Drive, and

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DIRT BIKE RIDER ARRESTED FOR RECKLESS DRIVING, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused recklessly driving a dirt bike without a license or registration. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving in the area of Two Mile Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms and saw a black dirt bike cross Adobe Road and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS PEDDLING ORDINANCE

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the commissioners will discuss whether to impose restrictions on hawking and peddling in the city…

If you’re a peddler, hawker or street vendor in Twentynine Palms, your life may be about to get harder. The city’s Planning Commission meets

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

After a routine consent agenda, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to repeal regulations the town inherited from the county concerning roads. Then the council will hear information about the town’s upcoming plans for whether permits will be required for residents who have to hook up to the

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Finalizing the budget is the main item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the rest of the meeting’s agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER INSTALLS NEW OFFICER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce installed its newest officer, Tom Huls, owner of Big O Tires. Sharon Cisneros performed the installation at the latest board of directors meeting at Pacific Western Bank. Huls will serve a three-year term as director and chairman of the marketing committee.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TUESDAY

Hi-Desert Hospice of Joshua Tree hosts a free, on-going bereavement support group every third Tuesday for those whose loves ones have died. Each meeting provides a safe, comfortable setting to navigate through the difficulties that often accompany the death of a loved one. The support group meets Tuesday, August 16,

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FREE HIV TESTING TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Health Department offers free HIV screening at its mobile testing unit every third Wednesday of the month, including tomorrow, August 17. The van will be at the Day Reporting Center, in the courthouse parking lot in Joshua Tree, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Rapid testing takes

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS WOMAN WINS OLYMPIC MEDAL FOR WEIGHTLIFTING

A woman who was born and raised in Desert Hot Springs won the bronze medal in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio Sunday. Sarah Robles, 28, won the United States’ first weightlifting medal in 16 years. Robles lifted 126 kilograms in the snatch, and 160 in the clean and jerk,

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CANDIDATES FOR OTHER OFFICES

The 2016 presidential election is fast approaching and while the filing deadline for many offices closed this past Friday, for offices where the incumbent did not file for re-election, the deadline has been extended to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says you still have time to

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CANDIDATES FILE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS

Reporter David Haldane says the deadline to file to run for an elected seat for Twentynine Palms City Council and the school board has also been extended until Wednesday… If you suspect that your calling may be to serve on a school board or city council, you have a few

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REGISTRATION BEGINS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 

Registration for students enrolled at Yucca Valley High School begins today. Monday, August 15, is for freshmen only; all grade levels may register Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration hours for all three days are 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. There is not a late registration time. New

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS ASKING FOR HELP WITH MURDER

Desert Hot Springs police are asking for the public’s help in the murder of a man early Saturday morning. Police were called to the 13500 block of Cielo Azul Way in Desert Hot Springs at 3 a.m. for a report of shots fire. Police did not locate a victim, but

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