ART RECEPTION AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY TODAY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will feature the works of two artists in an art reception today, Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Chuck Caplinger will present “Beautiful Beasts and First Nation.” Artist Miri Hunter’s exhibition is entitled “First Expressions.” Caplinger is known for his oil paintings of

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DOD HIRING FREEZE

With thousands of Z107.7 listeners employed by the Department of Defense, today we take a close look at exactly what the recent DoD hiring freeze means. Just three days after being sworn in as president, Donald Trump issued an executive order concerning a hiring freeze. The Department of Defense says

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KING OF THE HAMMERS’ FIRST RACE TOMORROW, HAMMERTOWN OPENS TODAY

The annual King of the Hammers series of off-road competitions opens today and starts tomorrow at the Johnson Valley Off-Road area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says up to 35,000 people will be in attendance… The 11th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH AT LEAST 3 BURGLARIES

At least four properties were burglarized recently, and so far, one man has been arrested in connection with three of the burglaries. According to Sheriff’s reports, burglaries were reported Tuesday and Wednesday in the 3600 block of Bluegrass Avenue in Twentynine Palms, 60800 block of Campanula Street, 3600 block of

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PROBATIONER ARRESTED FOR WEAPONS POSSESSION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday following a probation compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers went to a home in the 61300 block of Alta Loma Drive about 4 p.m. Tuesday to check on Aiden Smith, 22, who was convicted of and on probation for a

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A WARNING ABOUT THE GIFT CARD SCAM

The AARP Fraud Watch Networks helps raise awareness of consumer fraud. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of online sellers asking for gift card payments… If you’re purchasing a big-ticket item online, don’t pay with your Amazon gift card; this is a scam. Posing as sellers, scammers claim they need to

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IS THE DROUGHT OVER? NOT SO FAST

Is the drought over? Not quite, and we still need to conserve. California has the heaviest snowpack in 22 years. Snow levels in the Sierra Nevada Mountains—a source for about 30 percent of the drinking water for Southern California—have more than quadrupled in one month. Water content contained within the

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT MEGAN RIEMAN

The annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant is set for 6:00 p.m. tomorrow evening at the Thunderdome at Joshua Springs church. The annual event, sponsored by the Yucca Valley rotary Club, will see eight high school juniors competing in a contest based on academics and poise. Today, Reporter Kirby Davis

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES STAFF TO HOLD LOCAL OFFICE HOURS MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, February 6. 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.

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, February 6. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at Methodist Community Church, 6213 East Parkway Road in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA BREAKFAST TOMORROW

This weekend is the First Saturday Breakfast at the Copper Mountain Mesa Community Association located in north Joshua Tree, at 65336 Winter Road. The friendliest volunteers are serving all your breakfast favorites for just $7 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come on out for a happy tummy and happy

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The major annual fund-raiser for Reach-Out Morongo Basin is coming up Sunday, February 19. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the much-sought-after tickets are available now… Tickets are available now for the 13th annual Parade of Homes. This event is Reach Out Morongo Basin’s largest fundraiser of the year and features

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage last night solidified their hold on second place in the De Anza League, coming home with a 50-27 win over the Rattlers. Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls had a balanced attack, led by junior

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WOMAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING PINNED BY CAR AT GAS PUMP

A 35-year-old woman was hospitalized Wednesday evening after she was trapped between her car and a gas pump in Twentynine Palms. According to Battalion Chief Mike Snow, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to the AM/PM gas station in the 73400 block of 29 Palms Highway about 6 p.m. to extricate

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KING OF THE HAMMERS’ “HAMMERTOWN” OPENS TOMORROW

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin this week for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says get your motor running… One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,”

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SENATOR JEAN FULLER NAMED ELECTED WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller was recognized Wednesday at the California Women Lead reception as “Elected Woman of the Year.” The annual event honors leaders in the political, business, and government communities. Senator Fuller is the first woman in California history to serve as Senate Republican Leader and represents Senate

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THE WONDERS OF ASTROLOGY AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

Astrology is defined as the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world. Astrologist Jeff Harman says we are linked to the universe in ways most people can’t fathom. Reporter Mike Lipsitz looks to the heavens

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KIWANIS CLUB ANNOUNCES DATE FOR 26TH ANNUAL “SPELL-A-THON”

The Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms has announced the date of its 26th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 11 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three people

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CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT FEBRUARY 11 AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A unique opportunity to hear world-class chamber music at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says get your tickets now for the February 11 concert… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will hold a chamber music concert featuring the Encelia Chamber Ensemble and the Harmonic

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT HAILEY GREEN

Make your plans to see this year’s Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant Saturday at 6:00 pm in the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Reporter Kirby Davis introduces us to contestant Hailey Green…

Today we are talking with Hailey Green. Hailey, tell us about yourself.

“My name is Hailey Green. I go

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