VOLUNTEERS POUR CONCRETE FOR ADA-COMPLIANT PARKING SPACES AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit just completed a major project to make its grounds accessible to people of all abilities. Managing editor Tami Roleff says it required the efforts of volunteers throughout the community…

Twenty yards of concrete were poured into place by 10 volunteers at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center recently. Working as a well-choreographed team led by Bob Carter, the morning’s intense work resulted in parking slabs for four vehicles and one van. This was the final step in making the Observatory’s programs fully accessible to persons using wheelchairs and walkers. The project pulled together individuals from businesses and organizations throughout the community. A list of the volunteers and businesses who helped with the project can be seen with this story at Z1077fm.com.

In addition to Bob Carter, Paul and Brandon Androshak, Larry Bowden, Kevin Cole, Jim Krushat, Danny Mintz, Mike Mintz, Les Snodgrass, and Jim Wheeler generously donated their time and skills.

Jim Brakebill, Chief of Fire Training at the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Club, arrived on site early with Engine No. 1 to prep the ground with 1,000 gallons of water. Not far behind was the first of two loads of concrete, generously provided by Jon Hove, President & CEO of Hi-Grade Materials Company.

SHOOTOUT AT KING OF THE HAMMERS ON MONDAY

In tomorrow’s King of the Hammers, it’s the Shootout. This event is as entertaining to watch as the King of the Hammers main event itself and may be why so many people show up early to Hammertown. Rigs ranging from homebuilt rock crawlers to southern rock bouncers to SRRs compete for the fastest time up a huge vertical ledge. It’s the King of the Hammers’ version of drag racing. Traditionally held at the Backdoor obstacle, the Shootout is moving closer to Hammertown to accommodate more spectators. There will be stadium lights and announcers with thousands of people lining each side of the course, cheering and heckling the drivers. The race starts at 6 p.m. Drivers to watch this year are Bobby Tanner, Mike Slawson, Ritchie Keith, and Jessie Haines.

LEARN HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR ART COLLECTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY WEDNESDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presentation on preserving art in your collection was so popular, it’s being offered again. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

Presented by the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery, “Save Your Stuff…Preserving Your Collection” will feature a presentation from art conservator Scott Haskins. Owner of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories, Haskins will show how to preserve art pieces ranging from fine paintings to heirlooms and historic photos. The event will take place at the Campbell House on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The Campbell House is located at 74744 Joe Davis Drive in Twentynine Palms. Seating for the event is limited. For more information, or to RSVP for the event, see the links in this story at Z107.7 fm.com.

ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center tomorrow. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able to make the drive to his main district office in Rancho Mirage to attend the mobile office hours in Yucca Valley.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR SPRING SOCCER

The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association will hold registration for its spring league tomorrow. Registration is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jelly Donut in Yucca Valley. The cost is $65 for new players and $55 for returning players. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate to registration. Games start March 3.

Z107.7 PLANS RADIOTHON WITH YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR TO HELP FUND TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.

Z107.7 will host a radiothon with the Yucca Valley high school select choir on Friday, February 10 to raise money for a once-in-a-lifetime educational trip to Washington D.C. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the story…

The choir has been given the opportunity to participate in a Spring Performance Tour of Washington, D.C. Students will visit George Mason University and James Madison University, working with the directors and choirs. Students will also 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. Z107.7 will host the “Send Our Kids to Washington” “Radiothon” to help raise the funds needed for the trip. The event is set for February 10, from noon to 5 p.m. Sponsorships and advertisements from local area businesses and supporters are needed. For more information on the event, or to see how you can become a sponsor, visit the contacts in this story at Z107.7fm.com.

Z107.7, Gary Daigneault: 760-366-8471

Yucca Valley High School Music Boosters: 760-401-2675

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Desert Hot Springs. Note that this is a change in date from the originally scheduled Friday, February 9. The boys will play at home; the girls will travel away to Desert Hot Springs. Soccer starts at 5 p.m., basketball at 6 p.m.