LECTURE, “LAND OF LITTLE RAIN” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Photos of the American Southwest and a classic book of essays about the desert will be the focus of the Second Friday Lecture series by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Mary Austin’s book, “The Land of Little Rain” was published in 1903 and describes the people who lived in the

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TOUR THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Morongo Basin Historical Society invites you to their annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour. Here’s Reporter Rebecca Havely with the details… The annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour is Saturday October 15. This rare opportunity allows you to tour the historic private property. Gates open at 10 a.m. the

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YUCCA MESA SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will hold its annual fall festival Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15. Come to the school Friday night between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the haunted house, which is rated PG-13. Admission is $3. On Saturday from 10 to 2, there will be traditional carnival

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HIGH HONORS FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER

Big honors for a Twentynine Palms High School football player. Senior Derek Sutherland has been named the Cal Hi Sports Defensive Player of the Week. Principal Justin Monical said Derek Sutherland currently leads the state of California and is third in the country with nine interceptions for the season after

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball team traveled to Rancho Mirage Wednesday to take on the undefeated Rattlers and beat them in five sets. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats’ win now puts a tie in the DeAnza league between Yucca Valley and Rancho Mirage High School, both with

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JOSHUA TREE MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early this morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP Investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

A Joshua Tree woman who threw a drink on a Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday afternoon, along with her companion. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped Gerald Shaw, 28, and Shelby Moses, 23, both of Joshua Tree near Hopi Trail and Santa Fe Trail about 4:30 p.m. After

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED A OF ASSAULT WITH NAIL POLISH

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly threw a nail polish bottle at another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department about 8:30 p.m. because they heard women screaming in the 6300 block of Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley. When deputies arrived,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TALKS ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in regular session last night. Reporter David Haldane was there and said the discussion centered on affordable housing… Affordable housing was the topic at last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Specifically, low-cost housing as part of Project Phoenix, the city’s planned multi-million-dollar downtown

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OUR ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY AND 29 PALMS COUNCILS

Today Z107.7 begins a series of endorsements for local offices and untangling the crowded state ballot. We begin the series with the Z107.7 News Editorial Board’s endorsements for the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council. For the Yucca Valley Council, we are endorsing incumbent Robert Lombardo

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COUNTY ELECTIONS OFFICE LOOKING FOR POLL WORKERS

The November 8 election is expected to be a busy one with national, state, and local candidates and initiatives on the ballot. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the county is looking for poll workers… The San Bernardino County Elections Office is recruiting poll workers for the November 8 general election.

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DESERT DAZE MUSIC FESTIVAL AT THE JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER THIS WEEKEND

The Psychedelic Music Festival, Desert Daze, with attendance estimated at 10,000, is coming to the Joshua Tree Retreat Center this weekend, October 14-16. The festival announcement caused some controversy with local residents objecting to its size and effect on local resources. The fifth annual festival, with passes offering camping and

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BLUEGRASS CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

A bluegrass concert will be featured at a Yucca Valley church Thursday, October 13. The Boulder Hoppers, joined by pianist Clyde Grabski, will perform at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church beginning at 7 p.m. A suggested donation of $8 will be collected at the door, and light refreshments will be served

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CELEBRATE PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL BACKPACKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the celebration of the centennial of the National Park Service, a unique opportunity for a backpacking trip into Joshua Tree National Park is being offered this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his 30-pound backpack… California’s desert communities are celebrating the National Park Service Centennial and highlighting the region’s

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College board of trustees meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center’s community room. Right off, the board will adjourn to closed session for evaluation of the president/superintendent, to consider an employee dismissal or discipline, and to meet with a negotiator for two employee organizations. Back

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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, October 12), are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; and airport use agreements. Under new business, directors will appoint a new board member,

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM PREPAREDNESS EVENT SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team will hold a disaster preparedness day in conjunction with the Great American Shake-Out, on Saturday, October 15. CERT and other organizations will have free information and demonstrations on water purification and storage, survival skills, animal care, basic first aid, and much more. The

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LEARN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEED SHOW TIPS SATURDAY

The Annual Twentynine Palms Weed show, a truly unique Twentynine Palms experience, is set for next month. If you are considering entering the competition, which features native plants and found objects, The Historical Society is hosting a free weed show workshop this Saturday. Reporter Kirby Davis has the details… The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ varsity tennis team beat Twentynine Palms High School, 14 to 4 Monday. The Yucca Valley team is now 6-1. The Wildcats are now 8 and 4 on the season.

Yucca Valley Coach Cindy Miller said in singles, Katie Brattain won 6-0, 6-1, 6-0; Carrie

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SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY NIGHT

We have limited information about a shooting in Twentynine Palms Monday night. About midnight, deputies and paramedics were called to a residence near Indian Trail and Mesquite Springs Road where they found two men who had been shot. Morongo Basin Ambulance took both men to Desert Regional Hospital. Their condition

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