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Is Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in compliance with Hi-Desert Water District Codes?

By   /  July 21, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley, yv feature  /  4 Comments

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  This is a follow-uo to “Yucca Valley Hawk’s Landing Golf Club at Blue skies imprudent on water useage.“ July 12, mid day, around 2:00, all the sprinklers were on full blast at Hawk’s Landing. It was though it imprudent to water during the heat of the day and at the height of the evaporation rate. […]

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Distinguishing Morongo Basin MAC Council from the 29 Palms City Council

By   /  June 10, 2014  /  Opinion, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Updated June 11 @ 7:38 a.m.:  This story will connect with what distinguished good local government from bad local government. It will also review a report concerning Desert Heights issues and how MAC might best represent that community.    RIGHT TO THE POINT  I attended the June 9th Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting […]

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Is the council finally getting the message…

By   /  May 30, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Opinion  /  7 Comments

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TWENTYNINE PALMS – The TPWD and TPFD are no longer pulling punches. They are pissed at the city council and they are finally speaking out against a dubious and reckless council that spews hype, double-speaks and points fingers at other entities or individuals for their (the council’s) failures. Wednesday night was an obvious a turning […]

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City Council Rebuffs Meeting with Water Directors

By   /  May 29, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, Feature  /  2 Comments

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Twentynine Palms – The Tuesday, May 27, city council meeting had to be an embarrassment.      From all available evidence it seems clear that the city council is stonewalling (again) on a request by the water board for a join meeting. The TPWD Board President Sam Moore was summoned to the podium by council Member […]

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Are workshops, public hearing and citizen input healthy or not?

By   /  May 26, 2014  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

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Twentynine Palms – Should the public have a voice through workshops, public hearings or through the democratic voting process before possibly spending millions of taxpayers’ money to revamp the downtown area with a second community building, or another city-owned performing arts theater that it does not need? If you said no to public input – it’s […]

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Redux January 2010: Renewable Energy

By   /  May 14, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  1 Comment

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Friends of Giant Rock like to keep an eye on local renewable projects to make aware residents that may be affected. Primary purpose is to curb even more public land being sucked up by the renewable energy cause and stripping it from public use.    That being said, there is a project in the infant […]

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2010 Redux-Hi-Desert Star: OHV Permit under the Ax

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  News, OHV Issues  /  2 Comments

Hi-Desert Star > News > OHV permit under the ax SAN BERNARDINO — A requirement that 10 or more people gathering to go off-roading on private property must obtain a $155 permit could be erased from county code. It’s a change that is earning approval from off-road advocates and anger from groups like Community Off-road […]

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2010 Redux OHV Ordinance #3973 History, Comments and Snide Remarks

By   /  May 7, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  4 Comments

San Bernardino County has had an Off-Highway Vehicle ordinance for nearly 40 years. Ordinance #1590 was adapted in 1970. Titled “MOTORCYCLES AND OFF-THE-ROAD VEHICLES”, it address the need for spark arrestors and mufflers. It required that noise not exceed motor vehicle code limits for the autos of the day. And, it required operators to have […]

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The Branson Hunter Morongo Basin 2010 Citizen’s Award of the Year

By   /  May 4, 2014  /  29 Palms  /  1 Comment

The People's Choice for intregity and class

(FLASHBACK) Steve Spear is awarded this coveted award for representing all the people all the time with dignity and grace. No backroom deal with special interest or local power players with Steve. Steve is truly the peoples choice. His tenacity and unrelenting perception that local politicians need to answer to the people is evident. Steve […]

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29 PD urges all to drive safe

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

By Sgt. Jeff Joling FLASHBACK TO 2009!-On the evening of December 26, 2009 the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in part with the Twentynine Palms Police Department, conducted a DUI Checkpoint within the city’s limits. The checkpoint resulted in 510 vehicles screened, (1) one DUI arrest, three (3) arrests for suspended license violations and cite […]

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Like Jimmy Stewart, Morongo Basin discovers “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off

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FLASHBACK-DECEMBER 2009-Our very own Saint, Mara Cantelo and her 115 volunteers once again gave the Basin its most wonderful gift of the year: Christmas dinner for families, workers, the homeless, seniors, people out of work, welfare folks, regular residents, visitors from other Hi-Desert Communities and everyone else that showed up for the most wonderful Christmas […]

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You Make Us Great, Here is to 2010!

By   /  April 27, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

  FLASHBACK TO YEAR 2010-Cactus Thorns grew up this year to became more than just a personal blog. While I still post the occasional rant, others have joined on to make this blog, a real alternative news source. I would like to take a few minutes out of your day to thank those who have […]

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The off-highway vehicle that flies

By   /  April 25, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  1 Comment

FLASHBACK POST TO DECEMBER 21, 2009!-In the 1960′s there was the car that was also a boat. In the 2000′s we have the off highway vehicle that can fly. Just imagine being able to cross Lear Avenue or get to the shooting range that is behind 5 locked gates. Don’t worry be happy because all […]

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Humane Society Needs Our Help

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  General Posts  /  Comments Off

Flashback-The Morongo Basin Humane Society desperately needs funding, cat and dog food.  The Shelter informs this writer their cat and dog food needs are, as follows: * Pedigree dry dog food * Wet dog food optional * Whiskas dry and wet cat food. Any one that can help with funding can sent their checks to […]

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