MISSING MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN 2

Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Morongo Valley woman. On March 14, 2017, Krista Bowman, 32 left her mother’s residence to visit a male friend in Colorado. Bowman was driving her silver Toyota Avalon and her last known location was in Fort Garland, Colorado. Bowman’s family had contact with her on April 15 via Facebook, but have had no further contact. Bowman was also known to frequent Arizona, New Mexico and possibly Wyoming. She is a white female, with brunette hair and hazel eyes, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 125 pounds. Anyone who has had contact with Bowman, or has information regarding her whereabouts, is urged to contact the Morongo Basin Station, Detective E. Popa at 760-366-4175 or 760-956-5001.

Krista Bowman

Silver Toyota Avalon

COOK VOTES IN FAVOR OF FINANCIAL CHOICE ACT

Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley voted with every other Republican—except one—to pass HR 10, the Financial Choice Act of 2017. No Democrats voted in favor of the bill. The Financial Choice Act rolls back some regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which, Cook said, “imposed significant costs on the economy, financial institutions, and American consumers, investors, and small businesses.” He added, “This new legislation will end taxpayer-funded bailouts once and for all and ensure no company remains ‘too big to fail.’” It would replace the bank bail-outs of 2008 with bankruptcy. The Financial Choice Act also repeals the Volker Rule, which prevents banks from making risky investments, and rescinds the requirement that financial planners put their clients’ interest ahead of their own. In addition, it weakens the Consumer Financial Bureau, a consumer watchdog agency, puts the Bureau’s budget under control of Congress, and gives the president the power to fire the Bureau’s director for any reason. The bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to undergo major revisions.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MOBILE APP

Seems there’s an app for everything nowadays, the latest is from Joshua Tree National Park and includes an essentials and a nature guide for visitors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that’s not all…

The apps aims to help visitors get the most from their visit. It includes “The essentials guide” highlights favorite destinations, park history and family friendly activities. “The nature guide” describes flora and fauna visitors are likely to encounter. Outdoor activities available in the park are described along with information about the park’s unique nature and science.

“Citizen science” is an another in-app feature. It provides up-to-date information like the sighting of a Golden Eagle, a Desert Tortoise, or approaching weather. “Eyes on the park” is also included and allows you to take a photo of graffiti, vehicle tracks off-road, or other issues park staff should know. It sends selected photos to rangers along with GPS coordinates. And finally, an offline map allows users to navigate within the park when there is no cell coverage. Find the app under Joshua Tree National Park Essentials at iTunes or Google Play. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.

CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk in the park tonight. The desert tortoise faces many challenges to survive in a harsh environment. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation on how this desert resident copes and what we can do to protect this threatened species. The talk will be held at Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater at 9 p.m.

HUMANE SOCIETY CELEBRATES THEIR GUARDIAN ANGELS

The Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter depends heavily on donors for their mission. Reporter Kirby Davis says the no-kill shelter will honor their “Guardian Angels” this Sunday…

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold an ice cream social for its Guardian Angels and the public. The social will feature cake and ice cream, an “Ask the Trainer” presentation, and an opportunity to meet some shelter pets. You can sign up to become a guardian angel, and help save an animal’s life, for $20 per month. The social, set for Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., is $5, and free for the no-kill animal shelter’s Guardian Angels, at the Center for Healthy Generations, 57121 Sunnyslope Dr. in Yucca Valley. RSVPs are required; call Eleonore Claire at 760-408-7275.

JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHOW OPENS SATURDAY

Joshua Tree Art Gallery, “JTAG” will open “The Drawing Show” Saturday, June 10, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the gallery’s annual community show, which offers an opportunity for local artists to submit work. Cash awards and people’s choice awards will be given out the night of the opening. The exhibit will run through July 2 at JTAG “Your Cultural Out Post in the Desert” at 61607 29 Palms Highway in Downtown Joshua Tree. Regular hours are Saturday from 10-3, Sundays from 12-3 or by appointment at 760-366-3636.

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RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 SATURDAY

A new show has opened at Gallery 62 art gallery in downtown Joshua Tree, and an opening reception has been set for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, “The Body Eclectic” features artists Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and signature artist Karan Murphy. Works featuring human figures are the theme for this exhibit. The show runs through July 2. Gallery hours are Fridays and Sundays noon to 3; and Saturdays 9 to 3. The gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Suite H.

29 PALMS ART GALLERY AWARDS RECEPTION SET FOR SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an awards reception Sunday, June 11, for its guild members’ art summer art show. Along with featured guild member artists will be a historic photo exhibition in the main gallery. Light refreshments will be provided. The reception is set for noon to 3 at the art gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive in Twentynine Palms.

SHAMANISM PROGRAM AT RAINBOW STEW

An upcoming program at Rainbow Stew offers attendees wisdom and guidance from a visiting spiritual leader. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says bring along your drums…

If discovering authentic, Earth-based ways of knowledge and wisdom, presented in a respectful manner, appeals to you, then head to Rainbow Stew for Tales of a Shaman with Jade Wa’hoo Griguri. Griguri will share perspectives from a Shamanic point-of-view. This program offers experiential engagement and pragmatic applications of knowledge. It aims to enhance your own spiritual and healing practices. An authentic American Shaman, Griguri shares the Shamanic ways without regard to race, gender, culture, or place of origin. The program will be presented from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on June 11 and again on June 25. Attendees are promised “a bit of drumming, a bit of journeying and a fascinating experience at Rainbow Stew on the highway in Old Town Yucca Valley. More at Shamanic.net. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.

COMMUNITY CONCERT SUNDAY AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley continues their concert series. Anne and friends will perform original, eclectic and uplifting songs at the community concert at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Anne DeMille will be joined by Steve Finley and Bob Garcia on Sunday, June 11 to perform some of her favorite spiritual music and some new songs as well. Doors will open at 2:30 for the 3 p.m. concert. An $8 suggested donation will be collected at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. For more information call the church office at 760-365-6331.