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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 Under the Gun: Sewer Decisions & Gamble in-house Construction?

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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Incompetent HDWD General Manager proposes in-house construction Yucca Valley, Ca.,- If you live in Yucca Valley, you should attend this evening’s Hi-Desert Water District Board meeting at 6 pm at their office.  The Board of Directors will hear reports from Carollo Engineers, their hired engineer representative that specializes in the construction of waste water treatment […]

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Should Yucca Mesa Vote for Annexation?

By   /  February 23, 2014  /  General Posts, Yucca Valley  /  19 Comments

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Yucca Mesa, Ca.,- There are two choices facing Yucca Mesa when LAFCO, Local Agency Formation Commission of San Bernardino, reviews their next SOI, Sphere of Influence…a bad choice or the worse choice.  Neither one would be anything to celebrate but let’s look at both options and the bottom line. Yucca Mesa may soon be peppered […]

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Accent the Negative-HDWD Uses Sewer Propaganda

By   /  February 21, 2014  /  Feature, Opinion  /  3 Comments

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www.ElectClaudeShort.com- If you look in the February 8th issue of the Hi-Desert Star, page A2, you will notice that Hi-Desert Water District is once again using propaganda to intimidate and bully the ratepayers. They are using misleading information to cause us to fall for their ‘Get-the-money-quick’ schemes. They have printed an article in the local […]

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California Department of Water Resources Report on Yucca Valley

By   /  February 16, 2014  /  News, Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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I have many documents to share with readers to help shed light on the sewer prohibition placed on the “individual” septic tank owners.  The Hi-Desert Water District is anticipating rolling out the sewer assessment figures in March or April but I won’t hold my breath.  In the meantime, I will begin post important documents pertaining […]

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Dear BBK…Hi-Desert Water District Shrugs off Ratepayer Concerns

By   /  February 9, 2014  /  Feature, Yucca Valley  /  Comments Off

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An Open Letter to John Brown, Attorney, BBK, Best, Best & Krieger Law Dear Mr. Brown, On February 5, 2014, I attended the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District held at their offices in Yucca Valley.  During the short 3 minutes allowed during Public Comments to address the Board, I expressed  my concerns regarding commercial […]

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JBWD General Manager Named

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  Feature, Joshua Tree  /  Comments Off

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Joshua Tree, CA—The Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce, pending contract and hiring approval at the February 19 Board meeting, that they have appointed Curt Sauer as their new General Manager.The appointment is subject to “final action” of the Board approval of Mr. Sauer’s contract, as legally required during open […]

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Will Hesperia Stop the Crony Capitalist or play with Nonprofit CYAP

By   /  January 27, 2014  /  Hesperia, News, San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Hesperia, CA– Nonprofit CYAP – The Hesperia City Council on Tuesday 1-21-2014 delayed a vote until next month reference the funding of a possible project to the tune of $36,000.00 and counting. CYAP a local High Desert Non-Profit is attempting to establish a public access television channel which will feature local government along with original […]

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Elizabeth Karman of Landers-No Show?

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  San Bernardino Co  /  Comments Off

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Yucca Mesa, Ca.,- Close to 40 residents attended the monthly potluck gathering this evening in hopes the 3rd District Supervisor appointed citizen representative, Elizabeth Karman of Landers, would come by to update the Yucca Mesa on the upcoming meetings and take notes about their concerns to report back to the Supervisors. In fact, they would […]

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Hi-Desert Water District Lacking GM Leadership

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  yv feature  /  6 Comments

The Ship of Fools

Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The Hi-Desert Water District called a “Special Meeting” for this evening and for the life of me, I can’t figure out why this business could not wait until their next meeting on October 2, 2013.  This will be their third meeting this month and it isn’t by any means an EMERGENCY meeting, […]

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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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GM Muzik’s HDWD Sewer Conflict of Interest?

By   /  September 5, 2013  /  Yucca Valley  /  1 Comment

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Yucca Valley, Ca.,- The California Regional Board held their meeting at the Community Center to conduct their normal business and local residents were to receive an update on the septic prohibition. Story>LINK  Listed on the agenda, was the Yucca Valley Senior Housing project which was addressed out of sequence.  In doing so, the General Manager […]

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29 Palms plays Russian Roulette while Oakdale considers fire merger

By   /  September 3, 2013  /  29 Feature, 29 Palms, News, Opinion  /  71 Comments

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Last updated Tuesday, 9/3/13 @ 10:06 a.m. While the Twentynine Palms City Council Members  are affected with apathy and play a cocky game of “Russian Roulette” with public safety, the Oakdale City Council is preparing to do what 29 Palms must do… partnering with their local  fire district. Twentynine is neither prepared nor equipped to provide fire protection to the The Tortoise Rock […]

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Chambers Comes in First in TPWD Elections, Morongo Results in

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  29 Palms, Candidates, San Bernardino Co  /  1 Comment

Close Race-Joshua Tree by 3 votes

Results are in for the 2013 Board Elections for the Twentynine Palms Water District with our own favorite son and contributor to the blog Chancey Chambers landsliding the competition by well over 100 votes. Coming in second was Anita “Suzi” Horn. Roger Shinaver came in third to win reelection and round out the field. Chambers […]

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