CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS: PART 2 IN TODAY’S UP-CLOSE SHOW

There was so much to talk about when Twentynine Palms Mayor John Cole and City Manager Frank Luckino were on the Z107.7 Up Close show two weeks ago that they are returning today for Part Two. Call in starting at 10 a.m. with your questions about the city’s plans for

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES SHORT-TERM RENTAL CODE

Last night in Yucca Valley the Town Council amended their development code, adding an entirely new chapter. And with that action, a comprehensive set of requirements governing most every aspect of short-term vacation rentals in the town limits will go into effect in 30 days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS TONIGHT

At the last Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, the council voted to sell an easement to the Hi-Desert Water District for $28,000. Managing editor Tami Roleff says at tonight’s meeting, the council will reconsider the issue, among other items…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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MAJOR ROAD PAVING DELAYS IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY AND TOMORROW

Motorists will experience major road delays in Yucca Valley due to road paving for the sewer project. Paving will take place Monday and Tuesday (September 18 and 19) on Yucca Trail, and drivers should expect major delays. Detour signs will be posted.

REGISTER BY TODAY FOR A YUCCA VALLEY SEWER TOUR

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold its quarterly meeting at the Hi-Desert Water District’s office in Yucca Valley Thursday, September 21. The board will receive an update on the status of the sewer project. The water district will also provide a free tour of its

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HI-DESERT WATER CONSIDERS OLD WOMAN SPRING RANCH AS A WATER SOURCE

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors meets in regular session tonight. A potential new water supply source is just one items on tonight’s agenda. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the board will be given a

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO HELP WITH SEWER COSTS

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors gave direction to staff at its meeting last night to begin an analysis to determine the extent of the need for low-interest loans to help customers pay the sewer assessments. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting and files this report… The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER HEARS JOINT SEWER PROJECT PROPOSAL FROM CITY MANAGER

Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino, a former chief financial officer with Hi-Desert Water District and former Yucca Valley council member, gave a presentation last night to the Twentynine Palms Water District, about a joint sewer project between the city and the Marine Corps Combat Center. Reporter Eric Knabe was

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT SEWER COST RELIEF FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

Yucca Valley residents face a number of costs to hook up to the upcoming sewer: annual assessments, maintenance fees, and the cost to build a connecting pipe from their homes to the sewer collection pipes. Managing editor Tami Roleff says tonight the Hi-Desert Water District’s board of directors will discuss

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT DISCUSSES LOW-INTEREST LOAN CUSTOMER SEWER HOOK-UPS

The Hi-Desert Water District had a preliminary discussion at its regular meeting last night about how the district would secure a low-interest loan from the State Revolving Fund, that would go to Yucca Valley residents to help them connect to the sewer system. The loan will go directly to the

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, SEWER PLANT UNDER BUDGET

Inflation—whether it was for directors’ compensation, or water rates—and saving money, were popular topics at Wednesday’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and explains… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District receive $125 per meeting, an amount that hasn’t

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FEDERAL BILL WOULD EASE THE WAY FOR JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS-MARINE BASE SEWER SYSTEM

Twentynine Palms and the neighboring Combat Center may be receiving some federal help in building a joint wastewater treatment facility. On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its annual national security authorization bill, HR 2810, which encourages the base to cooperate with the city to provide a community sewage

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AVOID CONSTRUCTION ZONES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Several roads in Yucca Valley are under construction due to the sewer project in Yucca Valley. The Hi-Desert Water District is asking Memorial Day weekend travelers to avoid using Balsa Avenue and Avalon Avenue, north of the highway. On the south side of the highway, avoid Balsa and Hanford, Avalon

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETINGS TONIGHT

Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 to approve a resolution supporting a policy statement issued by the Association of California Water Agencies’ on the Bay-Delta water flow requirements. ACWA is against a proposal by

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1ST STAGES OF YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT COMPLETED

The largest public works project in the history of the Morongo Basin, the Yucca Valley sewer project, is moving along nicely. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the first stages have been completed… The first two stages of construction for the Hi-Desert Water District’s sewer project in Phase I have been

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AN UPDATE ON THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT

The Yucca Valley Town Council received an update on the sewer project from the HI-Desert Water District at its meeting Tuesday night. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Construction and repaving in the Paradise Park neighborhood is nearly complete. The construction process includes a 30-day notification to residents,

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT PERSONNEL AND MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board also meets in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board will look at personnel and membranes… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors are the modifications of the current position of staff accountant

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WORK STARTS TODAY ON THE YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECT

The largest civilian public works project in the history of the Morongo Basin breaks ground today. Construction of Yucca Valley’s sewer project is set to begin this morning, Monday, January 9. Sukut Construction will begin working in Stage 1 of Phase 1- Area “A” which is the east section of

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MEETING ON PROPOSED YUCCA VALLEY TAX MEASURES TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold informational sessions for the two tax measures placed on the November ballot for Yucca Valley voters. Measure Y would provide local funds (that are protected by law from the state), for local town services, including public safety and street and pothole repair. Measure

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT THREE SEWER-RELATED CONTRACTS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District board will look at three contracts relating to sewer system construction tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will be asked to award three contracts at its meeting tonight. The first contract is for the construction of the

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