COUNTY ISSUES FIRE WEATHER WATCH

San Bernardino County has issued a fire weather watch for the weekend. Strong gusty winds from the San Bernardino County mountains are expected; some locations could have sustained winds of 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Winds will increase Saturday morning, peak midday, calm

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SIX DESERT TORTOISES KILLED BY CARELESS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS

In recent months, six desert tortoises—including one estimated to have been 80 years old—have been killed by motorists driving over them in Joshua Tree National Park. The tortoises have been killed in the park’s parking lots, campgrounds, and on the park’s roads. Joshua Tree National Park ranger George Land urges

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ITS JUST A DRILL: CHP TRAINING AT THE OLD JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY TODAY

The California Highway Patrol will be conducting training today (Thursday, October 12) at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. Residents may see police activity in the area, as well as hear gunfire. Officers will conduct a training scenario using non-lethal rounds. The school grounds will be closed to the public,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN BLOWS UP HIS HAND DRILLING INTO A 25MM ROUND

A Twentynine Palms man received serious injuries when a 25mm round blew up in his hand Friday evening. About 6:40 p.m., paramedics were called to the Marine housing area in the Vista Del Sol apartments. A Sheriff’s report says the unidentified man was on his back patio using a hand

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT MORE 4-CORNER IMPROVEMENTS

A new Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Surf City Squeeze, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Kahala Coffee, and Twentynine Souvenirs and Gifts are all coming to the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms, which means a new traffic signal. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

With the expected

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NEW OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The Cadiz water project—a plan to pump water from a desert aquifer and sell it to a water agency in Orange County—has hit another obstacle. Last month, the State Lands Commission sent a letter to Cadiz saying that Cadiz’s route to pipe the water to the Santa Margarita Water District

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OPEN AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29 FOR MUSICAL “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

The family musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Director Kathryn Ferguson is holding open auditions at Theatre 29. With the list of roles available here’s Rebecca Havely…

Auditions are October 9 at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage.

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SHOTS FIRED THURSDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots being fired at a business in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Joshua Tree Crossfit center in the 58900 block of Business Center Drive about 11 a.m. Thursday. An unknown suspect fired seven rounds from

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YUCCA VALLEY BICYCLIST STRUCK AND KILLED ALONG HIGHWAY 62

A Yucca Valley man riding a bicycle towing a trailer along State Route 62 in Yucca Valley was struck and killed yesterday. The county coroner says at 10:31 a.m., 911 calls were received regarding a vehicle versus bicyclist on the highway at Prescott Ave. David Rodriguez, 52, was injured and

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BREAKING NEWS: BICYCLE VERSUS CAR CRASH CLOSES ONE LANE OF SR-62

The Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation (MAIT) team is investigating a car vs. bicycle crash that occurred at about 10:45 am this (Thursday) morning. MAIT Deputy Ryan Arthurton told Z107.7 News at the scene that the bicyclist was riding in the eastbound shoulder of State Route 62 just east of Prescott,

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THREATENING FACEBOOK POST CAUSES LOCKDOWN AT MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

An updated version of this story can be found here: http://z1077fm.com/social-media-threat-to-kill-leads-to-morongo-valley-school-lockdown-and-arrest/

A threatening Facebook post led to a precautionary lock down at Morongo Valley Elementary school and sparked an investigation by the Sheriff’s Specialized Investigation Division that resulted in one person being taken into custody. The post was made Sunday

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COUNTY OFFICIAL KILLED, FIRST RESPONDERS INJURED, IN LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING

A San Bernardino County employee was killed, and several others were injured, during Sunday’s Route 91 concert in Las Vegas. Deputy recorder Dana Gardner was killed in the attack, and off-duty Fontana Sheriff’s deputy Brad Powers was critically injured, but is in stable condition. County Fire Deputy Chief John Chamberlin

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HUNDREDS HONOR MARA CANTELO AT A FRIDAY SERVICE IN YUCCA VALLEY

It was standing room only at the Yucca Valley Community Center Friday, as hundreds of residents came together to celebrate the life of Mara Cantelo, the founder of Tender Loving Christmas. Friends and colleagues shared memories of how they met Cantelo; her years with the American Red Cross; how she

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS CLOSED FIRE STATION

Just three months after Wonder Valley residents were told their fire station was funded for 2017-18 and would remain open, Wonder Valley firefighters packed up and left the fire station on Friday, September 22. In June, County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall told Wonder Valley municipal advisory council representative Teresa

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SIX PEOPLE INJURED IN SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS THURSDAY

Six people were injured, one critically, in a suspected drunk-driving crash in Desert Hot Springs Thursday evening. According to police, Brandon Byars, 23, of Palm Desert was driving a van when he struck a pick-up truck at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and La Mesa Drive about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon following a high-speed chase through the Morongo Basin. About 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers were called about a red sport bike that was speeding near Yucca Valley High School and crossed over double yellow lines to pass a

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SUSPECT IN ARIZONA IDENTITY THEFT INVESTIGATION ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man is in jail today on suspicion of identity theft. Local investigators followed up on an inquiry from Arizona Sheriffs about an Arizona resident whose name, social security number, and birthdate were being used by someone in this area to illegally gain credit. On Monday, a Morongo

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YUCCA VALLEY GETS COMPLETED PETITION FOR PRO-MARIJUANA BALLOT PROPOSAL

The Yucca Valley Town Clerk received a completed petition regarding the “Town of Yucca Valley Exemption of State Licensed Commercial Cannabis Operations from Town Prohibition on Commercial Marijuana Activities” from the proponents of the voter initiative. Proponents received approval to circulate the petition among local voters April 9. Yucca Valley

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE HOLDS COMMUNITY DINNER

If you enjoy eating and learning about good food, and meeting new people … and who doesn’t? … Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on tonight starting at 6 p.m. at the

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