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May 17, 2013

News Briefs May 17, 2013

Freeway closures

Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Closures are as follows and subject to change:

May 20-24

Northbound SR-14

  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale Boulevard
  • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Sierra Highway and Avenue S

Southbound SR-14

  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Palmdale Boulevard and Soledad Canyon Rd
  • 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  – On and Off Ramps CLOSED between Avenue S and Sierra Highway

This project may require FULL Freeway closures. Advance notices will be provided. Detours will be posted. New pavement will improve mobility and enhance safety for motorists.  Security Paving Company Incorporated is the contractor on this $16 million project which is expected to complete this summer.

Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”

 

Town Hall

The 412th Mission Support Group is hosting an Edwards AFB Community Town Hall meeting 5-7 p.m., May 21 in the Conference Center’s Extender Room.  Subject matter experts will include 412th Security Forces Squadron, Force Support, Communications, TMO, Civil Engineering, Medical Group and the Community Support Coordinator will be on hand to answer any questions from the public.

For more information, contact the 412th MSG front office at (661) 277-0440.

 

A Night at the Museum

Please join us on May 20 as Desert Junior Senior High School is transformed into a living history museum. Exhibits will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The students will transform the halls of DJHS into static displays, living statues and interactive history exhibits. It should be a wonderful celebration of the students’ hard work this year in their social studies class. Nearly every student at the high school will be involved in this event. We hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Shay Wallace at swallace@muroc.k12.ca.us or call (661) 524-3837.

 

Golf tournament

This year’s Memorial Day Weekend Golf Tournament is May 23 at Muroc Lake Golf Course. A hole-in-one on #8 from 153 yards will win $10,000 cash. A hole-in-one on any other par 3 will win a set of Cleveland Irons, a Kindle Fire HD, or a $500 Visa gift card. The format is a two-person scramble with five-foot length putting string and one mulligan per person ($5 each). Longest putt, closest to the pin and longest drive contests will also be held. Tournament entrance fee is $60 and includes lunch. The event is sponsored by the Desert Pirates Booster Club.

To enter, call: Master Sgt. Cade Peterson at (661) 275-0727; Master Sgt. Bryan Smith at (661) 277-4119; Tech. Sgt. David Hager at (661) 275-7335; Staff Sgt. Alphonso Williams at (661) 277-3049; or Staff Sgt. Jon Palomino at (661) 275-0618.

 

Commissary closed

The commissary will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

For more information, call (661) 277-9175.

 




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