Food for Life serves meals to those in need in Twentynine Palms every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall. September 21 the Catholic community will serve chicken cordon bleu, vegetables and dessert.


With the reopening of Joshua Tree National Park, Keys Ranch tours are back on.  Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to join the tour…


Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2013 through 2014 season. Beginning October 4, tours of the historic ranch will be offered three times a week.  Every Friday and Saturday, there will be a tour at 2:00 pm and every Sunday we will offer a 10:00 am tour.  Reservations are required, as tours fill up quickly.  The cost is $5.00 per person, with a discount for children and bearers of the Senior and AccessPass.  These can be made in advance, by phone or at our Oasis or Joshua Tree visitor centers.  To preserve the character of Keys Ranch, participation is restricted to 25 people during a 90 minute, ½ mile guided walking tour.  To make a reservation by phone, for a regular tour, or for more information regarding special Artist Tours, directions and availability, call 760-367-5522.  Come join us for a tour of this wonderful historic spot within the park.

For z107.7, this is Park Ranger Pam Tripp, encouraging you to experience your American landscape.


The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, October 21st.  The locations and times are:

  • The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in MorongoValley, from 8 to 10
  • Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to 10:30
  • The Community Center in YuccaValley, 8:30 to 10:30
  • Copper Mountain Mesa Foundation, 65336 Winter Road in the CopperMountain area, 9 to 11
  • Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road, 9 to 11
  • The fire station in WonderValley, 10:30 to 11:30, and
  • Little Church of the Desert at 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to noon


There is also a distribution on Friday October 25th at The Way Station in Joshua Tree, 61722 Commercial Way, from 10 am to noon.

Recipients are requested to bring their own paper or plastic bags.

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to serve the low-income families, elderly, disadvantaged and homeless of the county.  For more information, call (909)723-1580.


Whether you hope to play with a group, or just want to relax with music that pleases you, a guitar is so satisfying.  ROP Broadcasting student Justin Vreeken tells where you can get started…

Yucca Valley Recreation Center is offering beginning guitar lessons. This 6 Week class will give you a fundamental knowledge of the guitar. Learn to tune a guitar, some helpful finger exercises and the basic chords. By the time you complete the class you will be playing several songs that will thrill and amaze family and friends. The next session is taught between Oct. 22 – Nov. 26. The classes are at 7:00 – 8:00 pm. These classes are taught by Steven Renegar, which you can contact at 760 413 2339… I’m Rop Broadcast Student, Justin Vreeken.


The Yucca Valley Youth Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Ocotillo Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Among the items on the agenda, the commissioners will discuss Halloween activities, including the candy scramble, dance, and Spooktacular, set for October 25 and 26.


An annual dinner is part of the Copper Mountain College Foundation’s fundraising program.  Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about the success of this year’s dinner…

At its annual fall dinner earlier this month, the Copper Mountain College Foundation hosted 85 supporters and keynote speaker Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.  A quilt raffle netted the Foundation nearly $2,100 for the Christine Proudfoot StudentActivity Center. The winning ticket went to Linda Lubitz of Twentynine Palms. The dinner was a chance to highlight the work of the Foundation which raised just over a million dollars during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. To learn more about the CMC Foundation, visit the link in this story at (  For Z107.7 News, this is assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz.


In high school sports Tuesday, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ volleyball team travels away to play the Desert Mirage Rams in Thermal. The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball and tennis teams travel away to play the Big Bear Bears. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team hosts two home Victory League matches this week,  Mesa Grande Academy on Monday October 21, Baptist Christian on Tuesday October 22; first serve is at 5 p.m. both days.