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Hi-Desert Water Director Graham Silences “Free Speech”

By   /  June 14, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham’s letter to the editor quoted Thumper’s Rule, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all,” which may be a teaching moment for a great-grandchild, but what about the right to free speech protected by the First Amendment? Specifically, Graham criticized Mr. David Peach for expressing his […]

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Hi Desert Water District Outreach Stumbles Coming out of the Gate

By   /  May 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.-After two meetings with dismal attendance, 8 citizens and 3 citizens, the Staff running the SEWER outreach has realized they need to change tactics. Concerned they would have too many show up for a meeting, say…100 or so, the plan was to target small pockets of citizens living in Phase One without regard […]

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UPDATED: Martha Talking Sewers With Margo…Redux

By   /  April 4, 2014  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

Margo and Martha in the Sewers of Cathederal City

On November 19, 2010, I posted this story about my visit with Martha Van Rooijen, an expert in the business of sewers, grant writing, out reach to pass the assessment vote and project coordination. She was instrumental assisting the residents of the Cove in Cathedral City . I was very pleased when the HDWD decided […]

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Hi-Desert Water District’s Gift of Public Funds?

By   /  September 18, 2013  /  News, yv feature  /  27 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- There are two things that really tick me off…compulsive liars and someone playing  “Big Shot or High Roller” with someone else’s money.  The recent brouhaha of the use of public funds by the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce for a “little get-away to Las Vegas to reduce stress” using tax dollars funneled […]

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YY Sewer Update- in Plain English

By   /  June 21, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  9 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.-The California Regional Water Quality Board held their meeting at the Community Center to a full house of citizens wanting to learn more about the looming sewer crisis.  The presentation was pretty straight forward to say this problem has been kicked down the road since 1977, which, at that time the cost was […]

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HDWD Rewriting PAC Minutes Will Jeopardize Sewer Progress

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Hi-Desert Water District is required to represent the ratepayers in all decisions without  regard for special interests and deliver clean water and the sewer project at the lowest costs.  This is especially true with any Wastewater decisions on the table after reviewing revised costs of the collection system, which was the […]

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HDWD Director Graham Reckless with Sewer Costs

By   /  May 16, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  4 Comments

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- At the Hi-Desert Water District board meeting of May 15, 2013, Director Sarann Graham revealed her loyalty to Town Manager Mark Nuaimi sitting in the audience instead of the voters.  With a wink and a coo, Graham supported the expansion of the sewer project to include complete paving of the roads adding […]

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Past Mayor/Candidate Bob Leone’s Hi-Desert Star Interview

By   /  February 26, 2013  /  Candidates, News, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- Town Council Candidate, Robert “Bob” Leone, answered a few questions posed by reporter Courtney Vaughn of the Hi-Desert Star local newspaper. Speaking in plain terms with little fluff or political-speak, the straight shooter-tell-it-like-it-is candidate criticizes the car allowances handed out to local department heads while the town cuts the children’s swimming lessons […]

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Yucca Valley Wastewater Project Moving Forward

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  11 Comments

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The Hi-Desert Water District has kept their nose to the grindstone making steady progress on the sewer project with very little fanfare.  The Public Advisory Committee, consisting of 15 citizens, met this evening to work on the Low Income program to help seniors living in Phase One of the sewer project. Trying not to re-invent […]

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HDWD Buying “Pig in a Poke”

By   /  March 15, 2011  /  Opinion, Yucca Valley  /  2 Comments

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      Yucca Valley, Ca.  Well, well, well.  Hi-Desert Water District President Sarann Graham is trying SO hard to end up with stinking rotten egg on her face!  Leading the water district and blindly following the General Manager, Ed Muzik, they are dabbling in real estate, again, for the purchase of the Blue Skies Country […]

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