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Students In Adelanto, Phelan Win Bicycles In Clean Air Poster Contest

Two local students will soon be riding around on new sets of wheels thanks to their participation in the 2019 Clean Air Month Poster Contest, hosted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

Fourth-grader Natalie Tamayo, a student at George Visual and Performing Arts School in Adelanto, and Gabriel Lopez, an 11th-grader at Chaparral High School in Phelan, were randomly drawn from the hundreds of submissions in the contest. Contest

Major Land Purchase Boosts Juniper Flats Conservation Area

Joshua Tree, Calif. – A significant piece of the Juniper Flats landscape has been purchased for conservation by the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The 595-acre property borders the Juniper Flats National Conservation Lands, strengthening the status of this protected land.

At almost 4,000 ft above sea level, the property lies in the transition zone between the Apple Valley desert floor and the San Bernardino

Apple Valley Continues Choice Energy 3% Savings In New Time Of Use Rates

Simone Graham – Editor: Los Angeles Times article January 25, 2019, Here’s how local governments are replacing California’s biggest utilities, and February 7, 2019, California’s biggest utilities losing their monopolies. Is that a good thing? by Sammy Roth, will give you the background on what these new CCAs, Community Choice Aggregation, are doing to provide service for their cities and towns. Here is the Town of Apple Valley website link that explains how the town is implementing its CCA and operating as AVCE, Apple Valley Choice Energy. AVCE Explanation

This is important to everyone in our valley. Why? According to the Times article it looks like this may be the wave of the future for all of us.

California Senate Defends Desert Water, Passes SB 307

Sacramento, Calif. – In a resounding step towards defending desert water resources, the California Senate passed SB307 on May 21, a commonsense solution to protect Mojave Trails National Monument springs, groundwater and wildlife. The legislation now advances for a full Assembly vote.

Authored by Senator Richard Roth, SB 307 responds to the immediate need for groundwater safeguards in California’s Mojave Desert, which sustains legally-protected wildlife and millions of acres of national parks

Memorial Day Event At SBC Fair Grounds/Get Tickets By May 23

Victorville, Calif. – Get the kid’s picture taken in a Black Hawk helicopter and take home photos of the the Color Guard and Cavalry Regiment! Join in Monday, May 27th, 2019 at the San Bernardino County Fair Grandstands for its 3rd annual Memorial Day Event ceremony. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m.

Assemblyman Obernolte Community Coffee/Special Guest: Sen. Scott Wilk

Hesperia, Calif. – Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) announced he will be hosting a Community Coffee at the Spring Valley Lake Community Building with Senator Scott Wilk. This event will occur on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The event is free and open to the public. Constituents are encouraged to come ask questions about legislation in Sacramento, share their ideas for the community, and learn about resources available at the Assembly District Office. Please RSVP to the 33rd District Assembly Office (760)-244-5277. Walk-ins are also welcome (this is open to the public and there is seating for a over a hundred people – so send in those RSVPs).

VVC Police Department Is Bringing Active Shooter Response Training To Victorville

Victorville, Calif. – Victor Valley College Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to bring ALICE Instructor Certification Training to Victorville, CA, on June 26-27, 2019. The course will be held at the Victor Valley Community College, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, CA 92395.

This two-day Instructor Certification course is designed to teach proactive option-based strategies to increase survivability in a

Supervisors Direct Funding Toward Local Community To End Homelessness

San Bernardino, Calif. –  An estimated 3,400 homeless individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness will benefit from more than $6.6 million in state grant funding distributed today by the Board of Supervisors to 15 local agencies throughout the county.

An additional $2.3 million in grant funding will be distributed to seven additional local agencies in the near future.

The funds are a portion of nearly $9.4 million the county received from the $500 million Homeless Emergency Aid Program, or HEAP,

SBC Museum Annual Bucky Ball: Join The Museum’s Biggest Party Of The Year

San Bernardino, Calif – Celebrate the San Bernardino County Museum’s incredible work focusing on the region’s nature, art, history and science at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18. By attending Bucky Ball, you support the Museum’s mission to inspire the community about the Inland Empire’s rich cultural and natural history through year-round STEM-based and family-focused programming.

Calico Ghost Town Bluegrass Spring Festival May 11-12

Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, Calif. – Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-12, Calico Ghost Town will hold its annual Bluegrass in the Spring Festival featuring many bluegrass and country artists.

Among the featured performers are,Grasslands, Out of the Desert, Lilies of the West, Virtual Strangers, and S.W.B.A. Bluegrass Kids. Special Consensus and Nu-Blu will open for the headliner of the Saturday night concert in the Silver Bowl, Scott Slay and the Rail.