This is the best time of year to visit Joshua Tree National Park – this week we drove in for a 3-hour mini-vacation of walking, eating lunch, and reading.  Ranger Pam Tripp says next weekend you can visit the Park for FREE…

How about a free visit to Joshua Tree National Park?  As a way to encourage visitation, the National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for the rest of 2013:   November 9-11, for Veterans Day weekend.  At Joshua Tree National Park, on those dates, you will not have to pay the $15 per vehicle entrance price.  Camping & reservation fees will still be collected as normal.  Fee free days are a great opportunity to take advantage of our scenic hikes and views, enjoy a sunrise or sunset, and gaze up into the specto prepare accordingly with a backpack, water, sunscreen, hat, and snacks.  Pack up your family, bring a camera, and enjoy a free visit to our beautiful desert park.  Contact us at 760-367-5500 or visit any of our visitor centers to find out more information on our fee free days.  For Z107.7, this is Park Ranger Pam Tripp, encouraging you to experience your American landscape.


A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Thursday after she tried to fill a forged prescription at three different pharmacies last week. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jennifer Narvaiz, 26, stole a blank prescription slip from a doctor’s office in the 63500 block of 29 Palms Highway. Narvaiz is suspected of forging the doctor’s signature and attempting to fill a prescription for 120 Norco pills at different pharmacies. Jennifer Narvaiz was arrested for investigation of forging a prescription, booked into West Valley Detention Center, with her bail set at $25,000.


Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet on November 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Following the general meeting, program for the afternoon will be presented by Janet Bottorff on water color landscapes. Guests are welcome.  A $3 donation is requested.


Teens for Humanity wants your coats!  Donate new or gently used coats to TPHS in Room 65, through the 22nd to keep your community warm.  If you would like to join Teens for Humanity, or help with this donation please contact Mrs. Lee Briggs or Monniqlache Nearing in Room 65.  These coast will be given out on November 23rd to people in need of a coat at TPHS in the student parking lot starting at 12 noon


The Yucca Valley High School Volleyball teams made their way across the Basin to 29 Palms High School on Thursday afternoon.
The Yucca Valley JV team won 2-1. 25-22, 18-25, 15-11

The Varsity team fell  to the Ladycats in 4 sets, winning the first 27-25, but dropping the next three 19-25, 25-27,  and 20-25.
The YVHS team leaders were
Chelsea LeBoutillier- 13 kills, 17/18 serving
Ashley Priest- 12 kills, 3 blocks
Chelsea Mondary- 19/19 serving, 5 aces, 29 assists
Daylin Anderson- 50/52 in passing. 27/27 serve receives
Sarah Jennings- 10 digs, 4 kills
Yucca Valley coach Matt Jennings wrote, “We had some real close sets that we worked hard to come back in, but eventually couldn’t make up the point difference in the sets. “  The YVHS  team goes to 5-4 overall in league and will finish the regular season on Tuesday at Shadow Hills.  The Twentynine Palms squad finishes up its schedule on the same day in Desert Hot Springs.