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Winter SBNF Road Closures Go Into Effect: Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Simone Graham – Editor: Snowboarding and downhill skiing are a lot of fun and those day trips make for life-long family memories. But if you are on a budget and still want to make those great memories, try renting snowshoes or cross country skiing equipment for the whole family to get out and play in the snow. If you have some friends who have tried the sport, have them give you tips on how to prepare for the day and safety advice to follow out on the trail. Better yet, invite them along to show you the ropes – more

National Computer Security Day November 30, 2018 In 1988, computers started to become commonplace. They presented a new world of possibilities for these entities … as well as hackers. For the first time, a ton of secret, valuable information was a code crack away.

Southern CA Logistics Airport Authority Bonds Are Current Dec.1

Simone Graham – Editor: City of Victorville: Following a post to the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system, the City of Victorville announced that all nine bonds issued by its Southern California Logistics Airport Authority (SCLAA) will be current with the principal and interest payments due to bondholders on Dec. 1. According to City Officials, an improving economy and rising property values in the redevelopment project area related to the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) are the primary reasons for the turnaround following defaults that first began in 2011.

Now Is The Time To Advertise Your Local Business On High Desert Gazette!


High Desert Gazette is now offering online advertising through our website. Do you want to get your business and your brand noticed in the Victor Valley Region of the High Desert? We can imagine that you do, so we have added the opportunity for you to purchase space on our publication. We are doing a monthly promotion on Facebook to increase our readership and any advertising purchase will have their business highlighted on the Facebook page whose daily reach is now over 5,000. So please read through our offerings below:

Please Visit High Desert Gazette’s NEW Local Business Directory

The High Desert Gazette is starting a NEW SECTION on our digital newspaper. We invite business in the High Desert to advertise with us first in the NEW LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY. If your business is home-based, our business directory is a must for you.

Amazon’s Seven Days of Black Friday Deals: Nov. 16 – Nov. 23

Simone Graham – Editor: Amazon revealed a preview of its Black Friday Deals Week, which offers shoppers deeper discounts and more selection this year with deals in every department starting tomorrow, November 16, through November 23 (Black Friday). Whether customers are readying their house for the holidays or searching for gift-giving inspiration, they will find incredible savings

This Weekend: VVAPL Holiday Food Drive & Pet Adoptions

Simone Graham – Editor: VVAPL Humane Society’s 5th Annual Holiday Dry Dog and Cat Food and Goods Drive kicks off Friday, November 16 and runs through December 22, 2018. This year’s goal is 5,000 pounds of food and goods. All brands of dry dog and cat food are accepted, and every $1 donated counts as 2 pounds of food. The humane society feeds an average of 100 pets daily, going through close to 2000 pounds of dry dog and cat food every month at a cost of $1,000.

Seniors “Age Well, Drive Smart” Class Nov. 20/RSVP

Seniors ages 65+ are invited to join the CHP – Victorville “Age Well, Drive Smart” driver education class from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Oak Hills Community Center.

Hesperia Rec Fall Kids Kamp Nov. 19 – 21 & Skating Party Packages

Simone Graham – Editor: Schools have a combination of vacation days and a two-day holiday next week. Hesperia Recreation offers school age child care for parents for the first three days of that week. Hesperia Recreation is also announcing skate party packages at Power Play Center skating rink.

Mojave Desert Wildfire Smoke Advisory Until Further Notice

Simone Graham – Editor: UPDATED 11/15/2018: Forecasts on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 showed a likely return of smoke impact to the Mojave Desert Air Basin from fires burning throughout California. Smoke from prescribed burns in Arizona’s Northern Kaibab Forest is also likely to continue impacting the Colorado River Valley, the Mojave National Preserve