Female, white and gray, no collar named “Harley”.

Lost near: Yucca Mesa and Aberdeen in the Yucca Mesa Area.

Call: Holly 760-401-0512


Say good-bye to your police scanners. As of today, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is switching over to encrypted digital radios. A Sheriff’s press release says the new $160 million system will enhance coverage throughout the county, improve the voice clarity, and strengthen the signal. In addition, the new system is in use by law enforcement agencies in the county and the state, allowing for different agencies to be able to talk to each other easily. In response to resident concerns that the change to digital radios will inhibit the public’s right to know what is happening around them, the release states that criminals will also be in the dark about whether law enforcement is coming for them. The Sheriff’s Department states that more press releases are being published than ever before, and it is also notifying the public of events through social media.


The annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant is set for Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thunderdome at Joshua Springs church. The annual event, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, will see seven high school juniors competing in a contest based on academics and poise. Today reporter Andrew Dieleman introduces us to contestant Madison Tuttle…

Today we visit with Madison Tuttle, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi Madison. Tell us, who is the prominent woman you’ve been mentoring with and what you have learned?

“The prominent woman I interviewed was Christina Garcia. She taught me that in life, we will find ourselves in situations that may be unexpected and we may not know how to handle them. In these types of situations, we need to teach ourselves how to be strong, courageous, and independent, which is the greatest lesson that anybody has taught me.”

What have you learned from your experience with Miss Yucca Valley?

“Miss Yucca Valley has taught me how to push myself out of my comfort zone. My comfort zone is my favorite place to reside, and no one has pushed me to leave that zone. Miss Yucca has shown me that leaving that comfortable space can help me immensely in other aspects of my life, such as job interviews, speeches, or even just having the skills to make conversation with people you’ve never met before.”

Any final words?

“I’m so thankful that I was able to be a part of Miss Yucca Valley, and get to know this group of girls these past few months, I’m wishing them all the best of luck, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on pageant night.”

Thank you Madison.


You still have time for a good laugh at a classic comedy. “The Odd Couple” at Theatre 29 ends its successful run this weekend with performances Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and a Super Bowl alternative matinee Sunday at 2:30. In “The Odd Couple,” two opposites attempt to live together. The divorced sportswriter Oscar Madison is an untidy mess played by Kevin Myers. Felix Unger, played by Chris Fleischman, is a neat freak with a quirky personality. Director Katie Fleischman has updated the setting from 1960’s Manhattan to the present day. The production features dynamic ensemble actors Janet Peercy, Graham Cooley, Robert Ames, and Joe Rego as Oscar’s poker-playing friends. Kegan Longuevan and Brandy Thiers appear as Oscar’s neighbors, the quirky Pigeon sisters. Tickets to “The Odd Couple” are $15 for general admission; seniors, military and students with ID are $12. For tickets visit or call the Theatre 29 box office at 760-361-4151.


The Yucca Valley High School Select Choir has been given a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity to participate in a spring performance tour of Washington, D.C. They’re seeking sponsors for a radiothon here at Z107.7. Rebecca Havely shares how you can contribute …
Yucca Valley High Select Choir director Bill Barrett says students will attend choral clinics at George Mason and James Madison University; they’ll perform at the Lincoln Memorial; on the Upper Senate Park Lawn at Mount Vernon; and for wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The radiothon will raise funds to help them do just that. Listen in Saturday, February 10, from noon until 5 as anchor Gary Daigneault gives the community the opportunity to help “Send Our Kids to Washington.” The Music Booster Association is seeking sponsors for the event. There are various levels of sponsorship sought, from radio ads for $50, donations to guest DJs who spend an hour on the air with the live DJ, to main sponsors recognized throughout the entire 5-hour program.
Area businesses and supporters interested in sponsoring this event should call the Yucca Valley High School Music Boosters at 760-401-2675.


Umbrella Ministries, a non-profit organization that offers encouragement to women who have experienced the death of a child, will hold a remembrance walk in Indian Wells Saturday, February 10, starting at 9 a.m., for anyone who would like to honor their loved ones. The walk starts at Southwest Community Church, 44-175 Washington Street. On Sunday, February 11, Umbrella Ministries will hold a concert and candle lighting ceremony at Southwest Community Church. Admission is free, although a free will offering will be taken. Proceeds go to scholarships for women to attend the Umbrella Ministries annual support conference. For more information, call Lou Majors at 951-202-0607 or email her at


The 29 Palms Creative Center and Gallery will hold an opening reception and fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 3, for the Palms ‘n’ Paw animal shelter in Twentynine Palms. The art show features the artwork of students in grades kindergarten through high school, and all student art will be for sale for a $15 donation. Proceeds will go to the animal shelter. Live music and refreshments will be available. The show will be on display from Saturday through March 31. The exhibition and reception are at the 29 Palms Creative Center, 6847 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms.


A new show featuring student artwork opens Friday, February 2, at Gallery 62 in downtown Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this judged show…
The next show at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree opens Friday, February 2, and features the artwork of youth in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The show, entitled Create Community through Art, is a judged show, and prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in three age groups. The opening reception is set for Saturday, February 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The awards ceremony and closing reception is set for Sunday, February 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Gallery hours are Fridays and Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 to 3 p.m. The gallery is located at 60167 Highway 62, Suite H, in downtown Joshua Tree.


First Baptist Church of Joshua Tree will hold a craft and bake sale Friday and Saturday (February 2-3), from 9 to 5. The sale will include spring and summer-themed items. Proceeds from the sales will go to local charities. The church is located at 6740 Sunset Road in Joshua Tree.


The requirements for taking domestic flights in the US are about to change. Reporter David Haldane has the details…
Expect to board an airplane sometime after October 1, 2020? If so, you might want to start planning now on getting a Real ID that actually works. Why so soon? Frankly, because it might just take you that long to gather all the documents required.
The so-called Real ID Act of 2005 was passed in the wake of 911, when airport security was a major concern. Basically, it requires passengers on domestic flights to carry recognized forms of “real” dentification such as souped-up driver’s licenses available from the DMV. To get one, just show a U.S. birth certificate, passport, or other documentation proving that you’re legal. You’ll also need proof of your social security number and residency, as well as a marriage or divorce certificate if you’ve changed your name. And, oh yes, you must apply in person.
Don’t worry, though, the deadline’s nearly three years away. And if you miss it, well, you can always just use your passport.

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Coach Devin Aye and the Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team didn’t disappoint the fans, as they gave another entertaining, hard-fought effort inside the Bell Center on Wednesday night. Copper Mountain hosted Santiago Canyon College and won, 93-86.

It was a heavyweight bout between two first-year programs that have taken the state by storm. Throughout this season, CMC and Santiago Canyon have both been ranked in the top 10 and have won some impressive games. Coach Aye had the Fighting Cacti clicking on all cylinders as he drew up a brilliant game plan to slow down two of the state’s leading scorers. The game was a shootout in the first half and Santiago Canyon went into the locker room ahead 48-45.

In the second half, Copper Mountain took care of the ball and worked it inside on offense, while dominating by rebounding on both ends of the floor. Clutch free throws and consecutive defensive stops secured the win for the Fighting Cacti, 93-86.

Wednesday’s victory marks the 100th career win for CMC’s head coach Devin Aye.

Murshid Randle led the team in scoring with 23 points. Steven Mcnease added 13 points, Tre’Von Bentley and Isiah Blackmon both contributed 12 points.

Copper Mountain improves to 18-7 on the year and 5-3 in Orange Empire Conference. Next up, a road game Friday, February 2, at Irvine Valley College. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.
The Fighting Cacti women’s basketball team from Copper Mountain College played host to Saddleback College in an Orange Empire conference game last night at the Bell Center, and lost 86-30.

Coach Hosie Ward said the ladies fought hard, but could not find the bottom of the net as they missed a ton of shots, including several layups. They also missed 13 free-throws. Defensively, the women played well for the most part, with only a few breakdowns. They were very active in their zone, getting multiple deflections and double digit steals. With only seven players in uniform, fatigue finally caught up to them in the second half. The final score was 86–30.

Tusitusia Brown led with 11 points, 20 rebounds, and 6 blocks. Celeste Reyes added 10 points and six steals.

The ladies go to Irvine Valley College on Friday for a conference road game against the top team in the conference.


Twentynine Palms High School varsity boys basketball played against cross-basin rival Yucca Valley High School at home. Twentynine Palms won, 101-51. The Wildcats are still undefeated in the De Anza League at 7-0, 19-7 overall. Coach Antoine Kilgore said the Wildcats came out and played like a team and executed.

The Wildcats take on Coachella Friday, February 2, at the Richard Casey Gymnasium with girls’ JV at 3 p.m., boys’ JV at 4:30 p.m., girls’ varsity at 6 p.m. and boys’ varsity at 7:30 p.m.

Top Scores from Twentynine Palms High School varsity:
Junior, #12, Brian Thornton with 17 points.  
Junior, #4, Cezar Hueso with 15 points.
Junior, #11, David Ballard with 12 points.
Twentynine Palms High School junior varsity boys basketball played against cross-basin rival Yucca Valley and won, 83-51.

Top Scores from Twentynine Palms High School JV:
Sophomore, #22 Troy Tuivati with 17 points.
Freshman, #24 Jacob Hueso with 13 points.
Freshman, #14 Izaiah Leopoldo with 8 points.
The Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team was victorious over Yucca Valley by the score of 67-58, and remains undefeated in the DeAnza league.
Coach Tim Stanford said the Lady Wildcats played strong defense in the first half holding the Trojans to only two field goals. The Trojans fought back in the third quarter to cut the 21-point lead at the half to seven going into the fourth quarter. The furious fourth quarter ended with a nine point Wildcat win. Lindsey Scamman had 31 points, 31 rebounds, seven assists, and nine blocks. Hope Culver scored all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter; she was 5-for-6 from the line in the quarter as well. Culver also added six rebounds and four steals. This was a great team win by the home team with eight girls scoring baskets.
The Twentynine Palms High School boys basketball invites all youth basketball players, Park and Rec, and MCAGCC youth basketball players to attend this Friday’s “Break the Record Night.” All youth basketball players must wear their 2018 team jersey to get in free and must be accompanied by a paying adult or their coach.
Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer played at Twentynine Palms; varsity lost 3 to 2.

Coach Jorge Rodriguez said first goal was scored by Forward Fabian Odonell and the second goal was scored by Junior forward Aldo Villalba, The Trojan defense played tough, but he gives credit to the Twentynine Palms team; they scored when they had the chance. Player of the match was Sophomore Angel Ramirez. Thanks for all support from the fans that attended the game.
Yucca Valley High School junior varsity soccer lost to Twentynine Palms, 1 to 0.
Coach Adan Mendoza said it was a very close game and the team played inspired, but they could not score today. Player of the match was Defender Luke Jones. 

Yucca Valley High School girls’ soccer played cross-town rival Twentynine Palms last night and won 5 to 1, to keep possession of the Elks trophy for another year.
Yucca Valley High School junior varsity girls’ soccer won against Twentynine Palms 2-0.
Goals were scored by Markina Evdokimoff and Nicole Godoy
Coach Jolene Pessa said honorable mention to starting goal keeper Anakah Walters, who played midfield today and proved to be a great asset not only as goalkeeper, but also exhibited her ambition to be a dominating presence on our offensive line.