YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR PROBATION VIOLATIONS

A Yucca Valley woman who pleaded guilty to a strong arm robbery earlier this year was arrested Thursday for violating her probation. Sandra Shorer, 30, went to the Stater Brothers grocery story February 1, and attempted to leave the store without paying for items she had concealed in her backpack. A store employee tried to stop her, and Shorer threw a punch at the employee. Shorer pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, and three years’ probation. Since then, Shorer has been back to court in May and June for probation violations, with her jail time increased to 180 days. On Thursday, Sandra Shorer was arrested again on warrants for the shoplifting charges, and booked into the Morongo Basin Jail with her bail set at $260,000.

AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the third annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to be held on Saturday, October 7th at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

All Veterans and their families are welcome; all disabilities will be accommodated so come to compete or enjoy the contests from the shaded bleachers. The day starts at 7:30 a.m. with check in and range safety instruction; the competition begins at 9 a.m. Prizes, in various categories, will be awarded to individual shooters and to five-member Disabled American Veterans chapter teams. Shooter registration and spectator R.S.V.P. forms are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 15. Donations will be accepted to help defray costs of prizes, supplies and provided lunch including hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and beverages. The Air Rifle Competition is an alcohol free event. This year’s co-sponsors include the National Rifle Association, the Combat Center Formal Marksmanship Training Center and Z107.7FM community radio. Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.

MARK CALENDAR TO TOUR BIRTHING SUITE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Registration is required. Call 760-366-6182 to register or for more information.

YUCCA VALLEY TEEN TO COMPETE IN CROSSFIT GAMES IN WISCONSIN

A Yucca Valley teen is one of the most physically fit girls in the nation. She is competing this weekend at a CrossFit competition in Wisconsin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

A Yucca Valley teenager is competing at the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin today and tomorrow. Entering the competition, Sequoia Barrera was in fifth place in the world for her age division of 16-17 year-old girls. The CrossFit Games are equivalent to the Olympics in the sport of fitness. During the competition, which started Thursday and goes through Sunday, Sequoia will compete in four workouts that include dumbbell snatches, rowing, burpees, ring work, weightlifting, jumping rope, pull-ups, handstand push-ups, and squats. If you’d like to watch Sequoia in the competition, see www.crossfityuccavalley.com Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

REACH OUT TO HOLD ZUMBA-THON TO KICK OFF GIVE BIG EVENT

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a Zumba-thon in November as part of the annual Give Big campaign. The Zumba-thon is set for Saturday, November 18, from 10 to 2 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center. Participants will give donations to take part in the Zumba-thon. Reach Out is looking for vendors for the Zumba-thon, and for businesses and individuals who would like to match donations for the Give Big event. For more information, call Scott Clinkscales at 760-361-1410.

ENJOY BIG BAND MUSIC AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT

Enjoy the sounds of Big Band music at Saturday’s concert in the park in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder says this weekend’s band is the Ted Herman Orchestra, all the way from Palm Springs…

Saturday’s band at the Yucca Valley summer concert series features the Big Band sounds of the Ted Herman Orchestra. Ted Herman has been playing since 1963, and has played with some of the biggest names in the business: Harry James, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, Nelson Riddle, Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Prestey, and Liza Minelli. Enjoy the cool desert evening on the grass at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The gates open at 6:30 p.m.; the music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Dogs are allowed on the upper soccer field only. The final concert next week features The Answer on August 12. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Sara Snyder.

TAKE PRECAUTIONS WHEN HIKING IN THE SUMMER HEAT

With the search for the missing hikers from Orange County still active, many people are wondering about the advisability of hiking in the desert during the summer months. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger George Land offers these tips on how you can still hike safely…

Hot summer weather is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up hiking in the park. As long as you plan ahead and observe some basic guidelines, you can still enjoy your summer hike.

Start early in the morning when the day is cool. Be realistic about the hike you’ve planned with respect to the length and difficulty of the route you choose. If you’re not sure, talk to the staff at the visitor centers about their suggestions. Always carry more water than you think you’re going to need. Protect yourself by wearing a hat, long sleeves, sunglasses, and sunscreen. It’s always a good idea to hike with a partner, but if you can’t, at least let someone know the trail you’re taking and what time you expect to be done. Summer can still be an enjoyable time in the park provided you exercise good common sense and show respect for the desert environment.