Maintenance crews from the California Department of Transportation will continue crack sealing the pavement on Highway 62 near the Arizona border, from between Vidal Junction and Earp Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. Crews will be working on a seven-mile segment in the proximity of Rio Mesa Drive (post miles 132 to 139). Work hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One way traffic control will be in effect. Minimal delays are anticipated. Please slow for the cone zone as crews will be working next to an active lane. Operations are contingent upon the weather.
The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, March 20. If you own property, or live in Flamingo Heights, Landers, Yucca Mesa, or Johnson Valley, you can find out about any updates on a variety of issues that were discussed at the last meeting by County Supervisor James Ramos. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, County Fire, CalFire, and State Senator Jean Fuller’s field rep may be on hand to hear your concerns. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the Flamingo Heights Community Center on Perris Road, behind La Copine restaurant on Highway 247.
A Yucca Valley church will hold a paint night for artists and wanna-be artists of all ages. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her paint brushes…
Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s youth group will hold a paint night Thursday, March 30, for painters and wanna-be artists of all ages. Canvases, paints, and supplies will be provided, although you will need to bring your own apron (or just wear your painting clothes). Pizza and drinks will also be served. The cost is just $5. Reserve your spot by March 20 by calling the church office at 760-365-6331. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Kirby Davis.
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 Joshua Tree National Park has a visitor center expansion planned.
Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the details…
Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the needs of the park’s visitors. Ground-breaking on the project is expected to start in the next two to three years, with completion by 2022. The project will be funded through the park’s existing fee program. Comments on the proposal can be made through March 27 at a link with this story at z1077fm.com.
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/jotrvc Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.
The Mane Street Stampede Wild West show, the volunteers that do the fun Western re-enactment shows at Pioneertown, is putting out a casting call for Western enthusiasts who want to join their fun, family-oriented group of actors. No experience is necessary. Shows begin in April. Contact Paden for details at 760-366-3333.
Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. First serve is at 3:15.