CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN 29 PALMS

Black and white, older dog, weighs 4 lbs.

One phone number on his tag is still good.

Wearing collar, tags and has microchip.

Lost near: Gayley Ln. and Indian Trail in 29 Palms.

Call: Susan 760-905-4249

LARGE GOLDEN RETRIEVER LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

LARGE GOLDEN RETRIEVER LOST IN JOSHUA TREE

Golden Retriever/Great Pyranese mix,

Looks like large Golden Retriever.

Wearing a collar.

Lost near: Navajo Trail and Sunny Vista in Joshua Tree.

Call: Kelly 760-694-4920

TAN TERRIER “TEDDY” LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

TAN TERRIER “TEDDY” LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Small tan terrier named “Teddy” lost.

Lost near: Church and Palm in Yucca Valley.

Call: Elizabeth 760-418-5812

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

CHIHUAHUA LOST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Small brown Chihuahua, wearing collar.

Lost near: Aster/Sage and Onaga in Yucca Valley.

Call: Roseanna 760-792-5564

GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP EXPERIENCING MISSION CREEP

Following Z107.7’s original report and a series of follow-up reports in connection with an expansive illegal dump site near Giant Rock in Landers, community response has been extraordinary. And while the organized cleanup is set for 8 a.m. tomorrow, reporter Mike Lipsitz says changing conditions have led organizers to make some adjustments…

In a survey two weeks ago of the main illegal dump, an abandoned campsite some 50 yards south of Giant Rock, agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management concluded cleanup of the toxic site was too dangerous for volunteers. The BLM then called on a hazardous waste handler already under contract to cordon off the site, preserve any remaining evidence, and properly dispose of the human waste and other hazardous material there. At the same time, in coordination with the Mojave Desert Land Trust, Blight Sites, and the Landers Association, five additional illegal dump sites were identified between Landers Integratron and Giant Rock. So following tomorrow morning’s 8 a.m. BLM briefing at a staging area just east of Belfield Boulevard and Linn Road in Landers, scores of volunteers will set out to remove trash, tires, graffiti, and even sift glass and bullet casings from the sand at the five dump sites leading to Giant Rock.

Back at the toxic abandoned campsite, well-intentioned individuals not affiliated with the organized cleanup thwarted the plan for safe disposal of the hazardous waste and evidence preservation, managing a thorough clean-up of the site. Agents from the BLM tell Z107.7 they already possess sufficient evidence to identify the main perpetrators of the illegal dumping. Arrests are expected.

HELICOPTER RESCUES ONE OF TWO MEN WITH VEHICLE STUCK IN SAND IN WONDER VALLEY

A missing person’s report Wednesday led to the rescue of two men who had gotten their vehicle stuck in the sand in Wonder Valley. Deputies were called to the 80500 block of Amboy Road about 8:20 p.m. for a report of missing persons, where they learned that a father and his 20-year-old son were lost somewhere in the desert. The Sheriff’s Department called in its helicopter, but the pilots were unable to find them or their vehicle. The son finally walked out to a home and called his mother, and he was then able to tell deputies that he and his father had gotten their vehicle stuck in sand between Amboy Road and Highway 62. The helicopter then found the vehicle and picked up and returned the older man—described as “drunk” —to his family, who said they would retrieve their vehicle Thursday. Last week, on August 28, a Sheriff’s deputy rescued three tourists from Spain who got their rental car stuck in sand in the Quackenbush live fire area on the Marine Base.

DOVE HUNTING SEASON IS UNDERWAY

Dove season is open and you may hear the sound of gunfire in some areas. Dove hunting season started September 1, and Sheriff’s dispatch gets numerous “shots heard” and “man-with-a-gun” calls. Dove hunting season runs through September 15. It reopens November 12 to December 26. Non-lead ammunition is required when hunting on in areas managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, although lead shot is still legal on federal and private lands. Legal hunting hours for dove season are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. For more information about dove hunting, see the State Fish and Wildlife website, wildlife.ca.gov.

YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES OFFER KIDS PROGRAMS, FREE MOVIES

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries offer classes for kids Tuesdays through Thursdays. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

If you have a child between the ages of one and five, the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries have programs aimed specifically at kids their age. The Little Artists program lets kids create art projects that are fun and sometimes messy. The Twentynine Palms library presents Little Artists at 11 a.m. Tuesdays; it’s at 11 a.m. Wednesdays in Yucca Valley.

Story Time, 11 a.m. Thursdays in Twentynine Palms, and 11 a.m. Tuesdays in Yucca Valley, is for the whole family, where books meet songs, rhymes, puppets, and more. For those high-energy kids, the Twentynine Palms library offers Toddler Boot Camp at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, which focuses on the development of gross motor skills, listening skills, following directions, and being active. In Yucca Valley, Kids on the Move meets 11 am. Thursdays, and active toddlers will be able to jump, clap, shake, and dance in the class.

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries will be showing free movies Saturday afternoons. Kick off your shoes, bring your favorite pillow and watch a movie that the kids will love.

Tomorrow, September 9, the Yucca Valley library will show “The Lego Batman Movie.” The Twentynine Palms library will show “Shrek Forever After.” Both movies are shown at 2:30 p.m.

Yucca Valley Library:
09/09/17-The Lego Batman Movie
09/16/17-The Secret Life of Pets
09/23/17-The Angry Birds Movie

The Twentynine Palms Library
09/09/17-Shrek Forever After
09/16/17-Puss in Boots
09/23/17-The Croods

WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Following a three-month hiatus, Wonder Valley’s community meeting returns. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on tomorrow’s agenda …
The monthly Wonder Valley community meetings pick back up tomorrow, September 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. Among items on the agenda is a discussion about whether or not to continue pursuing funding options for fire service in Wonder Valley. Another topic to be discussed is the recent proliferation of grow operations in Wonder Valley and whether or not that community can regulate them in any way. Those topics and others are in addition to regular reports and presentations. Tomorrow’s meeting is open to everyone. No word on Cuban pastries and French Roast coffee.

LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SATURDAY

The Landers Association meets at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Belfield Hall on Reche Road just east the Moose Lodge in Landers. On the agenda is an evaluation of tomorrow morning’s Giant Rock cleanup and last week’s Labor Day fireworks spectacular, a look ahead at the upcoming Bizarre Bazaar and Orchid Festival starting October 7, and November’s Holiday Craft Fair. Membership is not required to attend, but please bring a can of soup, any soup, but not a fish-based soup. Curious about the soup? Come to tomorrow’s meeting for answers to all your questions.

YUCCA MESA SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner Saturday night. Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and a drink for $7, or $5 for kids 12 and under. Desserts and wine will be available for purchase. There will also be a raffle. Proceeds from the dinner will go to offset the expenses of Mesa Fest, a beer and music festival that will support a playground at the community center. The spaghetti dinner will be held at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley.

CHRISTIAN GIRLS’ CLUB KICKS OF ITS 14TH YEAR

A Christian girls’ club is starting its 14th year at a church in Yucca Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how your girls can join…
Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join the girls’ club at the United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley. The club, Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior, or GEMS, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings during the school year. The kick-off party is 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, and will include crafts, face painting, finger nail painting, hopscotch, sidewalk art, and refreshments. There is no cost to join and membership is open to girls of all denominations. A parent or guardian must accompany girls for registration. For more information, call Mary at 760-365-6115. The church is located at 57273 Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley.

GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE HOLDS RECEPTION TOMORROW

Gallery 62 will hold its artists reception Saturday, September 9, for its new show, “Desert Spirits.” Featured artists this month include Chuck Caplinger, Sherri Sullivan, John Greenfield, Ilona Mercier, and signature artist, Janis Commentz. The open reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through September 24. The gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Suite H, in downtown Joshua Tree.

CLASSIC MUSIC AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN TOMORROW

The Belvedere Trio will perform a concert of classical music Saturday, September 9 in Yucca Valley. The trio, composed of piano, violin, and cello, will present works by Schubert, Beethoven, Mozart, and others. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. For more information, call 760-365-6331.

HERB CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Make plans to attend a class Saturday, September 9, on the natural medicine chest. Charla Shamhart, a nutrition coach and herbalist, will lead the class on herbs at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley from 1 to 3 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, text 760-401-0689. Rainbow Stew is located in Old Town Yucca Valley on the south side of the highway.

JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Audiences at tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series “won’t stop believin” it’s Steve Perry and Journey when tribute band Journey LTD takes the stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they look and sound like Journey, and they do it “Faithfully” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight…

Journey LTD, the Steve Perry and Journey tribute band, takes the outdoor stage tonight at the free 8 p.m. concert at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. Now in its third season, Live at the Rock presents a new tribute band every Friday night through October. Concertgoers will be up and dancing tonight when Journey LTD hits the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino. The lead singer is well known for his Steve Perryesque performances, nailing chart-topping songs like “Open Arms,” “Who’s Cryin’ Now” and “Faithfully.” In the coming weeks, catch the Live at the Rock tributes to Ozzy Osbourne and the Scorpions.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team lost in four hard-fought sets against the San Jacinto Tigers. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats are now 1-5 overall and will begin league play in two weeks.

Leading the Ladycats was senior Lindsey Scamman with eight kills, five blocks, and one assist. Senior Jasmine Rodriguez had five kills, and senior Cheryl Jensen had five kills, one ace, and one assist. Junior Lea Speer had four kills and two assists. Senior Hope Culver had three kills. Juniors Breanna Collins and Nicole Elmer had two kills each and Elmer had two blocks as well.

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity tennis team lost a close match Wednesday against Indio 8-10. It came down to the last match of the day and it went into a tie breaker which they lost. Coach Cindy Miller said, “Everyone is improving every day. We are using these preseason matches to get ready for league.”

In singles, Katie Brattain was 6-1, 6-1, 6-0; Carly Belmontes, 6-4; and Elizabeth Anderson, 6-3. In doubles action, Savannah Beasley and Kloee Scaccianoce 6-1, 6-0; April Bratcher and Mckenzi Monical 6-4.

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats varsity tennis team hosted the Tigers of San Jacinto on Thursday. The Wildcats lost a tough one, 8 to 10.
In singles, the Ladycats were led by Alicia Gilchrist, who won two of her sets, while Tamesha Jefferson won one of her sets. In doubles action, the teams of Danny Morrissey/Alexis Soster and Saniyah Solwazi/Rosalind Carrillo won two of their sets, while the team of Emma Romano/Bella Crank won one of their sets.

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Indio to play the Rajahs. The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel to Palm Springs to play Xavier Prep. Kick-off for both games is at 7 p.m.
Also today, the Ladycats tennis and volleyball teams will travel to Cathedral City. Tennis starts at 3:15, volleyball at 4:30.

And in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ cross-country team will travel to Beaumont for a meet.
And the Twentynine Palms Ladycats volleyball team will participate in the Salton Sea Invitational.