HUMANE SOCIETY SEEKING “WOOF WALK” VENDORS

The popular “Woof Walk” event, which benefits our local no-kill Animal Shelter, is coming up at the end of April. Reporter David Knutson says vendors are being sought for the event… The Morongo Basin Humane Society runs a no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree and is seeking vendors for their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School tennis team hosts Rancho Mirage High School at home, starting at 3:15 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will host Desert Hot Springs High School at home. First serve is at 3:15. And the

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POWER OUTAGE DARKENS TWENTYNINE PALMS, SCHOOLS STILL OPEN

Update: as of 8:30 AM, power was restored to all schools.

A power outage affected nearly 4,000 homes, schools, and businesses in the Twentynine Palms area this morning. According to Southern California Edison, the outage of unknown origin, hit at 1:22 a.m. and affected 3,987 customers. Edison crews have restored

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF USING A STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE

Recent concerns surrounding the future of fire protection services in Wonder Valley have sparked additional fears over the ability of residents in rural communities to get and keep homeowner’s insurance and mortgages. Wonder Valley residents recently learned more about the issue from an expert. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz gives the

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SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH HOSPITALIZES MAN

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Landers sent a man to the hospital early this morning. The SUV was traveling southbound on Old Woman Springs Road about 4 a.m. when for unknown reasons, the man lost control near Valli Hi, sending the vehicle rolling into the desert on the west side

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ATTACKS A WOMAN WITH A ROCK

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after he tried to attack a woman with a rock. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bobbie Lowery, 33, was arguing with a woman in the 51800 block of Panorama Drive about 1 p.m. The woman told deputies that Lowery threw her to the

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WE TOUR ERIC BURDON’S HOUSE FOR SALE IN JOSHUA TREE

Rock icon Eric Burdon is selling his Joshua Tree home for a cool $889,000. Z107.7 Reporter David Haldane took the tour and tells what a rock star’s abode offers… The first things you notice about Eric Burden’s house are the stone alligators guarding its gate. There are more oddities inside:

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SHERIFF’S SGT. RICK MILLARD RETIRING, 20 YEARS AS DEPUTY AFTER 21 AS A MARINE

After serving with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for 20 years, Sergeant Rick Millard will be retiring Friday, April 1. Millard has worked as a deputy, corporal/detective, and sergeant here in the Morongo Basin. He started his career with the Sheriff’s Department as a volunteer with search and rescue

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY’S LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s first lobsterfest near Pioneertown in April. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter… A private desert hide-away outside under the stars will be the site of the Lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 29, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. O-negative blood is especially needed. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER

The spring Art in Public Places exhibition will be on display at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to the opening reception… The spring Art in Public Places exhibition is entitled “Desert Hues.” The group exhibition will feature work by desert artists

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball teams traveled to historic Palm Springs Angel Stadium for a double header against Palm Springs High School Friday afternoon. The Trojans found themselves down two runs in the early innings of game one, but their bats really caught fire in the fourth inning.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR USING STUN GUN ON CHILDREN

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday after deputies learned he had been using a stun gun to discipline young children. According to a Sheriff’s report, parents of six children, ranging in age from 8 months to 11 years old, allowed a friend, Daniel Kitchens, 25, to stay with them

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HIGH DESERT’S WATER FUTURE

With today’s drought and projected growth, will the High Desert have enough water for the future? The latest population and water supply projections and more will be presented at the 2016 High Desert Water Summit in Barstow from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The conference will feature several economic and

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FREE PARENT ENRICHMENT CLASSES OFFERED

Family Service Association is taking enrollments for its free parent enrichment groups. The 16-week classes are open to Morongo Basin residents who are pregnant or care for a child up to 5 years old. The classes are held once a week on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 1, or 3:30 to

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ART IN THE PARK

Don’t miss the 24th annual Arts Festival at Joshua Tree National Park. With all the details here’s Park Ranger, Pam Tripp… Spring is in the air and art is in the park at this year’s 24th annual Arts Festival at Joshua Tree National Park. The event runs April 1st –

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REGISTER NOW FOR JUNIOR TENNIS

Registration is now open for junior tennis with the Morongo Basin Tennis Association. Junior tennis play days is a local program of practice and match play for boys and girls ages 6 to 18, at all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. Players are assigned to divisions based on their age,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan tennis team will host the Desert Hot Springs Eagles at home. First serve is at 3:15 p.m.

FIRE TAX MEETING IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley’s proposed fire tax will be the topic of discussion at a special, town-hall type meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. The community is invited to the question and answer format meeting at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, March 26, in the Community Building’s Multipurpose Room on the

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