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TWENTYNINE PALMS — The City of Twentynine Palms, the Morongo Unified School District and the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health will host a COVID-19 Specimen Point of Collection for Twentynine Palms and Morongo Basin residents, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at Twenty…

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MORONGO BASIN — The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education heard ideas from high school students and principals at a special Friday meeting and decided to move forward with plans to hold a graduation on the air with the local radio station, but also hold a drive-thru graduation a…

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YUCCA VALLEY — The Morongo Basin Healthcare District gathered board members and staff last week for an in-person meeting for the first time since COVID-19 hit the area to tackle the 2021 budget workshop.

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MORONGO BASIN — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the county are preparing for reduced funding and a need for budget cuts. The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education held a workshop meeting on Tuesday night to discuss ways to cover the projected $6 million drop…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS — Two hikers on the 49 Palms Oasis trail were rescued by the Morongo Basin Ambulance Association and the San Bernardino County Fire Department on Thursday morning after suffering from heat-related illnesses; the pair were hiking in temperatures that exceeded 100 degrees.

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MORONGO VALLEY ­­­— A fire that erupted near Cactus Flower Trail in Morongo Valley Tuesday afternoon and was first blamed on Edison equipment is now thought to have been caused by an illegal marijuana grow.

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I used to live in beautiful, forested Oregon. Then I came to the desert, and, to be honest, I hated it! Images of green, tall trees, and delightful weather were incomprehensibly different from the insufferable sand, miserable wind, and unforgiving heat of the desert. Like many people who com…

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SACRAMENTO — Hair salons and barbershops will soon be reopening in 47 counties across California, including San Bernardino County. Gov. Gavin Newsom said that, while the pandemic is in no way over, California will be allowing more businesses to reopen to shore up the economy.

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YUCCA VALLEY — The town of Yucca Valley is prepping its budget for fiscal year 2020-21 as it faces financial losses and rising costs of its contract with the county Sheriff’s Department.

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LANDERS — Motorcyclist Shervin Hosselnian, a 45-year-old from Lake Forest, allegedly tried to evade a traffic citation for speeding Thursday and led CHP officers in a chase that ended in a crash.

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MORONGO VALLEY ­­­— About 50 acres in Morongo Valley were engulfed in flames Tuesday afternoon by a fire started by Southern California Edison equipment.

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When I was young, I never had an appreciation for the desert given its desolate and barren characteristics. All it provided was a temporary home at mom’s until I endured the commute back to my dad’s house.

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There is nothing quite like a desert rainstorm. As a child, I vividly remember watching the fluffy, gray cumulonimbus clouds appear out of thin air over the horizon, sweeping swiftly across the heat-scoured desert. Because this was an uncommon occurrence, as the Mojave Desert sees about 280 …

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If you would like to attend church but feel you can’t because of the coronavirus guidelines, Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Twentynine Palms Highway, has the answer! They hold drive-in services at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Attendees remain in their vehicles throughout the servi…

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YUCCA VALLEY — Graduates smiling behind masks. Family members leaning over to take cellphone pics out of their car windows. It wasn’t your usual graduation, but the students and faculty at Black Rock High School did the best with what they had as they held the Morongo Basin’s first drive-thr…

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MORONGO VALLEY — Deputies raced in pursuit of a Jeep Cherokee from Morongo Valley to Desert Hot Springs Tuesday morning. The driver, 31-year-old Palm Desert resident Charles Kirkpatrick, was later found to be out on bail and was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

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My family is not the most environmentally conscious. I cannot say my parents ever encouraged me to reduce my output of waste or become vegetarian, but they did always insist I adventure outside whenever possible. After a particularly sleepless night filled with overthinking and concern for m…

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Stars are not unique to the Mojave, but my memories of their window into the galaxy will forever associate stars with the desert. I have many amazing memories of late nights and early mornings spent running in the desert, illuminated only by the moon. It was easy to see at night with the wor…

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SAN BERNARDINO — The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors kicked off their regular meeting Tuesday morning with a tumultuous update on the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor’s newest guidelines on reopening businesses.

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MORONGO  BASIN — Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms and Black Rock high school had to forgo plans for a regular graduation ceremony due to the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic, but seniors across the Basin petitioned and fought for a celebration that they will remember for a lifetime.

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MORONGO BASIN — The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education heard ideas from high school students and principals at a special Friday meeting and decided to move forward with plans to hold a graduation on the air with the local radio station, but also hold a drive-thru graduation a…

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YUCCA VALLEY — The novel coronavirus 2019 has closed down several local businesses, community relief programs and transportation programs, reducing access for seniors citizens to adequate nutrition and healthy foods. In an attempt to close that gap and keep seniors healthy, Gov. Gavin Newsom…

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YUCCA VALLEY — The LifeStream Blood Bank’s mobile collection unit will take blood donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at the Center for Healthy Generations at 57121 Sunnyslope Drive.

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Sing along and worship in the comfort of your own vehicle at drive-in church services at Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Twentynine Palms Highway, at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 17. The service will last no longer than an hour. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend church while …


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