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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TRIAL FOR FORMER MARINE ACCUSED OF KILLING ERIN CORWIN STARTS TODAY

The murder trial of the former Marine who is accused of killing a Twentynine Palms woman and dumping her body down a mine shaft is scheduled to start today. Prosecutors allege that in June 2014, Christopher Lee, now 27, arranged a secret tryst with his lover and next door neighbor,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: LOW INCOME HOUSING, PROJECT PHOENIX

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session. Reporter David Haldane takes a peek at the agenda… Low income housing is on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Specifically, the question of how to include it in Project Phoenix, the city’s multi-million-dollar renovation of its downtown

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VOTER GUIDES HIT MORONGO BASIN MAILBOXES

Morongo Basin residents should start receiving their voter information guides this week for November’s general election. The guide includes a sample ballot as well as information about the propositions, local measures, and voting. The back cover of the guide has the voter’s polling location. Voters are encouraged to hold on

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NON-PARTISAN POLITICAL POP-UP PUTS CANDIDATES AND VOTERS TOGETHER

Candidates for offices across the Morongo Basin met with voters at Saturday’s non-partisan political pop up sponsored by Z107.7 and the Sportsman’s Club in Joshua Tree. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us who turned out to meet with voters…

Candidates and voters turned out in about equal numbers offering ample access

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TWENTYNINE PALM COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM HEARS DIFFERING OPINIONS

Four candidates for the Twentynine Palms City Council aired their views last week in a two-hour forum sponsored by Z1077 FM. Reporter David Haldane was there… There’s a fair amount of agreement regarding priorities among Twentynine Palms’ four candidates vying for two City Council seats in the November election. One

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MORONGO BASIN THEATERS BRING HOME DESERT THEATER LEAGUE AWARDS

The Desert Theatre League, an organization of 30 amateur and professional theater organizations in the hi- and low-desert areas, held its annual “Desert Stars Awards” Sunday night at a sold-out event in Palm Desert. Morongo Basin theaters were well represented, bringing home some of the top awards from hundreds of

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LECTURE ABOUT THE FIRST LADY OF THE DESERT TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society continues its second Wednesday lecture series with the story of the First Lady of the Desert. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… This lecture entitled, “Minerva Hoyt: Apostle of the Cacti, First Lady of the Desert” will be presented October 12. Retired Joshua Tree National

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SMELLS FREE MONEY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council smells free money. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you live on a street that needs crosswalks, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council wants to hear from you. Ditto traffic lights, bike lanes, paving or storm drains. In fact, just about anything having to do

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