One person is dead following a two-car crash in Desert Hot Springs early Friday morning. According to Desert Hot Springs police, just before 5:15 a.m., two cars collided on Palm Drive, just south of Camino Campanero. Both vehicles were badly damaged in the collision. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to remove two occupants from one vehicle; one was seriously injured and the other received moderate injuries. They were taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs. The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim’s name has not yet been released. Palm Drive was closed to all traffic for about six hours during the investigation. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has a new exhibit. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation…
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the artists’ visions of reused and recycled materials. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed media creations. The exhibit opens Thursday, March 16, and runs through June 3. An opening reception will be held at the museum Saturday, March 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and includes live music and light refreshments. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is in the community center complex on Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.
The United Methodist Women of Twentynine Palms will observe Women’s History Month this Sunday, March 19. In celebration of local women, guest speaker, historian and author Pat Rimmington will present a talk on “Pioneering Women of the Desert.” Rimmington volunteered to transcribe oral interviews of the homesteaders, cowboys, and miners of the area for the Twentynine Palms Library and Joshua Tree National Park. This research gave her an extensive knowledge of local desert history. She will share this information beginning at 10:30 Sunday morning at the United Methodist Church on 6250 Mesquite Springs Road. Community members are welcome to join them for this informative, fun presentation.
The St. Joseph’s Players mounts their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available…
“A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been the norm in the cozy 80-seat venue. This show’s cast has more than a few good men and women, 17 actors total. The show will run Saturday nights in March at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 to $11; call 760-362-9319 to reserve your seat. St. Joseph’s Church is located at 56312 Church St. in Yucca Valley. For Z107.77 this is Edica Gonzalez.
The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. This concert features the Sincopa Quartet, whose members are natives of Armenia, Brazil, Taiwan, and South Korea. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food for a food pantry; donations to the church’s flood recovery fund are also welcome. The church is located at 64545 Pierson Boulevard in Desert Hot Springs.
Tenet Healthcare which leases Hi-Desert Medical Center has named a new CEO. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who she is …
Michele Finney has been named CEO of Tenet Healthcare’s Desert market. Finney will oversee the operations of the three-hospital system which includes our own Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, and JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio. Finney has significant experience, most recently in the Phoenix area where she led the successful development of a six-hospital network. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.
Diversity DHS is sponsoring a cocktail party fundraiser—set for Saturday, April 1—to benefit the first LGBT Pride Festival in Desert Hot Springs. “It’s a Mod, Mod World” cocktail party starts at 7 p.m. at Miracle Springs Resort in Desert Hot Springs. Dress to impress for this ’60s and ’70s-themed party. The event includes a welcome drink, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, a silent auction, raffles, and entertainment. Tickets are $55 in advance, $100 for 2, or $60 at the door. Information about where to buy tickets can be found with this story at z1077fm.com.
Rev up your engines the 17th annual Car Show is today. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…
Don’t miss all the antique, classic, and late-model cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Twentynine Palms 17th annual car show and street fair. Along with the vehicles that will be competing for coveted trophies, there will be a soapbox derby for kids age 5 to 14 down Donnell Hill, starting at 10:30, a climbing rock wall, vendors, live music, a static display from the Combat Center, and tethered hot air balloon rides from 2 to 6 p.m. Early bird tickets for the tethered balloon ride are $20 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce and various merchants; call 760-367-3445. Tickets at the balloon ride are $30. The car show is Saturday, March 18, from 10 to 6 on Highway 62 in downtown Twentynine Palms. For more information, visit 29chamber.org. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.
Copper Mountain College has multiple scholarships for high school seniors who intend to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering, and math. The $1,000 scholarships are to attend Copper Mountain College, and are renewable for a second year. Applications are available at a link in this story at z1077fm.com. Applications must be postmarked by March 31.
Applications can be downloaded from CMC’s website: http://www.cmccd.edu/support-cmc/foundation/what-we-fund/
Mail completed applications to:
Paul Delaney, Ph.D.
Chair, Mathematics and Science Division
Copper Mountain College
PO Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Sky’s the Limit has planned an evening with the cosmos. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has your star party invitation…
Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, March 18. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Late March is great time to view the night sky; eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations stand out against the rich star fields of the winter Milky Way. Sky’s the Limit Observatory is located on Utah Trail, just north of the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.