YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

As a regular hiker in Joshua Tree National Park, I appreciate the maintenance done on the trails. Ranger Pam Tripp says that teen-agers can be part of keeping the Park in shape, and get paid for it…

The eight week Youth Conservation Corps program will once again be sponsored

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MARIJUANA SALES ARREST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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MARINE DOING SPEEDING BIKE WHEELIES UP ADOBE ROAD CITED

Twentynine Palms deputies arrested a reckless motorcycle rider who was speeding and doing wheelies Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Corporal Zachary Coffinger, 24, a Marine with Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, about 12:18 p.m. doing wheelies on his 2002 Honda motorcycle as he was driving

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDIAN CONSTRUCTION AT DUMOSA KICKS IN TODAY

The construction of the median island at Highway 62 and Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley will begin today, March 18, and is expected to take three to four weeks to complete. The highway will receive temporary striping, and travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction between

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STATE TO CONSIDER STRICT WATER RATIONING MEASURES TODAY

The State Water Resources Control Board considers tough water restrictions today that could reshape how we consume water. The Board will discuss the drought and water restrictions for the 400-plus water districts in the state. CalEPA researcher Max Gromberg said, “We are telling all of water districts around the state,

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE SATURDAY

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake Saturday morning centered on the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. The temblor occurred at 4:52 a.m. at a depth of 0.6 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the epicenter was 30 miles north of Joshua Tree, 32 miles north-northwest of Twentynine Palms,

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ORANGE PEELS

Did you ever just drop an orange peel while hiking, figuring “it’s natural”? Ranger Pam Tripp says uh-uh…

Many visitors to Joshua Tree National Park make efforts to reduce the amount of waste they produce by re-using or recycling. While it is great to use a compost heap for kitchen

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE TODAY

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 tomorrow, Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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FIRE DESTROYS STRUCTURE THURSDAY EVENING

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot structure was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border of Yucca

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13 ARRESTED AT MARIJUANA FARMS IN LANDERS AND LUCERNE VALLEY

Thirteen people were arrested at five locations during two days of marijuana raids in Landers and Lucerne Valley this week. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served two search warrants, including one in the 60200 block of Bearing Tree in Landers. There, narcotics detectives seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants

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THIRD ARMED ROBBERY IN THREE WEEKS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have very limited information about a third business that was robbed at gunpoint in Twentynine Palms in the last three weeks. Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the armed robbery, which happened at a check cashing business in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway, near Adobe Road and the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER BITING A CHILD

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested Friday for child abuse said he was just horsing around when he bit a young boy. According to the Sheriff’s report, Jacob Rushlow, 18, was babysitting the boy and four other children, last week in the 61200 block of Navajo in Joshua Tree,

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HOW ARE BAIL AMOUNTS SET, YOU ASKED, Z107.7 NEWS ANSWERS

You asked, and we answered. Why are the bail amounts for some crimes less—or more—than others? Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

San Bernardino County sets all bail amounts for almost every crime committed in the county, and several factors are used to determine the bail amount. A crime with a

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NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS

We’ve thought that the busy West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park could benefit from a second lane during peak times. Ranger Pam Tripp has another suggestion…

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets

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CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS TONIGHT—SPRING FORWARD

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. Reporter Diana Medley says to also make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights.

Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life.

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WANTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A registered sex offender, wanted on warrants out of Maryland, was arrested in Yucca Valley Wednesday evening, accused of not registering his new address. Authorities say he was discovered living with a Yucca Valley woman and her children. Sheriff’s Investigators said about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, a deputy contacted Charles Brown,

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SCHOOL DISTRICT PAYROLL WORKER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

An employee with the Morongo Unified School District was arrested last month, accused of embezzling from the district. Administrators called police about possible embezzlement on November 12, 2014. Superintendent Tom Baumgarten told Z107.7 shortly after, that the employee–whom he refused to name, but who is now known to be Karin

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT AFTER SHOOTING AT EX-GIRLFRIEND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after his ex-girlfriend said he was shooting at her during a car chase. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Buena Vista and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley at 11:46 a.m. for a report of shots fired. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost,

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