TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED AFTER COMPLIANCE CHECK

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday after a probation compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check at a home in the 81000 block of Valle Vista in Wonder Valley about 2:40 p.m. Probation officers found Darren Caudel, 45, with a firearm, and Justyn

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON AT THREE-CHAMBER EVENT TODAY

Theatre 29 will join with three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce tonight to unveil their highly anticipated 2017 performance season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You’re invited to a special tri-chamber mixer this evening, September 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at which the seven productions for Theatre 29’s

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Z107.7 TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM

A Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum, by Z107.7 News, will be held at the Community Services Building at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Friday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no charge; the event is being offered as a public service. The format will

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THE JOSHUA TREE MAY BE DECLARED A THREATENED SPECIES

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the Joshua tree may need protection under the Endangered Species Act after a petition by an environmental group argued that climate change could decimate nearly all of the trees by the end of this century. The wildlife service found the petition has

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ORCHID FESTIVAL COMING UP OCTOBER 1ST AND 2ND, SIGN UP FOR CLASSES EARLY

The Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers on October 1 and 2 is rich with horticultural classes. Edica Gonzalez says sign up soon… The Orchid Society of Arizona will give free orchid classes for both children and adults during the 21st annual Orchid Fest, October 1 and 2. A

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, tomorrow, Friday, September 16, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

FREE HEALTH SEMINAR SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SDA CHURCH

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley will hold a free health seminar, “Curing the Incurable” Saturday, September 17. The presentation by Dr. Dan Rogers will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a vegetarian lunch at 12:15, and a question-and-answer session at 1:15. Rogers follows the Gerson therapy in Mexico,

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SIGN UP FOR MOJAVE WATER AGENCY CLASSES

The Mojave Water Agency is holding six water workshops, and those who attend all six classes will become water ambassadors for the region, and receive free gift cards. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us more… The Mojave Water Agency is hosting six ABCs of Water workshops, once monthly, on September

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School cross-country team will participate in the Woodbridge Invitational.

PICK UP TRUCK VERSUS SCHOOL BUS CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC; TWO MINOR INJURIES

A crash between a school bus and a pick-up truck snarled traffic on Highway 62 during the morning commute today. There were no children on the school bus, and two minor injuries. Thomas Knie, 69, of El Toro, was driving his 2002 Chevy pick-up truck eastbound on Highway 62. A

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A RAUCOUS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, TEACHERS INDICATE POSSIBLE STRIKE

Last night’s school board meeting was a loud one. With a room full of angry teachers, flyers warning of a possible strike, and angry speeches, the board heard loud and clear that two years without a contract is unacceptable. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… Teachers in

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BIG RIG HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY; DRIVER ARRESTED NEAR WHITEWATER

A Victorville man driving a stolen tractor-trailer led Sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers on a pursuit for more than three hours Tuesday afternoon, including through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley. According to the trucking company, ACT enviro, the truck had been parked overnight in Barstow on its way to Nevada

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SUPERVISORS SIDESTEP DECISION ON CONTROVERSIAL JOSHUA TREE DEVELOPMENT

Those expecting to see an end to the protracted standoff over the planned Alta Mira project in Joshua Tree will have to wait a little longer. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains why… Following presentations from the developer, county planners, and community leaders who brought the appeal, the Board of Supervisors

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TWEAKS DOWNTOWN PLAN, MONITORS TOW TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council took care of business last night. First it referred the city’s Downtown Specific Plan to the planning commission for revisions aimed at encouraging economic development. At issue: making sure the plan allows for drive-throughs and an auto parts store. The Council also vowed to spend

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DON’T FALL FOR RENTAL SCAMS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received several reports of residents who have been the victims of fraud when trying to rent a home. The victims respond to an online ad, and send off a deposit and rent—usually by wiring money—Western Union, Moneygrams, or other untraceable payments. Sometimes the

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is looking for Yucca Valley area high school girl juniors to participate in the annual 2017 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. The applications with the policies and procedures are available at www.yvrotary.org or on the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant on Facebook. You can

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, September 14), are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, and an update on the entry gate. Under new business, directors

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity volleyball team Monday beat Cathedral City 15-3. The team is now 2-1 in the preseason. Coach Cindy Miller said it was a great preseason for the girls and everyone has improved since the start of the season. She is looking forward to a

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS: A CSEA ACCORD, WE CLARIFY NO TEACHERS AGREEMENT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Trustees meets in regular session tonight. An agreement with non-teaching employees is expected. While Z107.7 News yesterday indicated a pending teacher’s agreement, reporter David Haldane clarifies that the negotiation process is still unsettled and ongoing… The Morongo Unified School District is set to

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER NEARLY HITTING BICYCLIST

A Landers man was arrested Friday after he nearly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felix Hernandez, 57, was traveling northbound on Yucca Mesa Avenue about 12:45 p.m. when he nearly hit a bicyclist when passing. The report states Hernandez has a suspended driver’s license

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