TWO KILLED IN SATURDAY MORNING JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in a Johnson Valley crash early Saturday morning. According to the County Coroner, Saturday, at 1:31 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding a two-vehicle collision on State Route 247 in Johnson Valley. Authorities responded to the scene and pronounced the driver and

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE ON A DIRT BIKE SUNDAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested early Sunday morning following a high-speed chase through residential neighborhoods in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a dirt bike, ridden by Timothy Smith, 40, about 1:40 a.m. near Yucca Trail and Warren Vista Avenue.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO REORGANIZE, DISCUSS HOW TO FILL OPEN SEAT TOMORROW

The death of long-time Morongo Unified School District board member Ronald Palmer, just days after being re-elected, will be a major topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District will swear in two board members and discuss how

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE ARMED ROBBERY OF YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Yucca Valley business at gunpoint Friday night. Investigators say that at 7:48 p.m. Friday, the suspect, who had a black revolver, entered Toda Moda Fashion store at 57240 29 Palms Highway, and demanded money

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JOSHUA TREE FUGITIVE ARRESTED SATURDAY

A Joshua Tree man, who was featured in the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department “Fugitive Friday” was arrested Saturday morning for his warrants for burglary and battery. Kenneth Grier, 58, pleaded guilty to burglary in September for stealing a purse out of a vehicle at a Joshua Tree gas station in

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THEATRE 29 CASTS TAIL-WAGGING COMEDY, “SYLVIA”

Theatre 29 announces the cast of the first show of the 2017 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list for the comedy “Sylvia”… Director Eddie Tucker has cast the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. “Sylvia” is about a man’s relationship with one of those magical animals people so

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RELAY FOR LIFE HOLIDAY THEMED KICK-OFF TOMORROW

Have you started your team for relay For Life yet? Do you want to know more information? Relay For Life, Morongo Basin is having a holiday themed kick-off tomorrow, December 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Organizer Cathy Inscore said come

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DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY FOR BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATION CONTEST

This Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for the Z107.7/Hi-Desert Publishing Business Holiday Decorating Contest. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says entering is free and is as easy as making a telephone call….. Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing team up again for this year’s holiday decorating contest, a tradition every Morongo Basin

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FEDERAL WATER BILL COULD CHANGE HOW WATER FLOWS IN CALIFORNIA

Anyone monitoring recent attempts by the U.S. Congress to enact meaningful water legislation may have suffered a serious case of whiplash. For the moment, at least, the matter seems to have been resolved. Reporter David Haldane has more… California’s two Democratic senators faced off on water over the weekend, and

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS EVE VOLUNTEERS

Saturday, Christmas Eve, December 24, Food for Life will be serving a full ham dinner to those in need in the community of Twentynine Palms. This event will be held at the Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. If you

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TLC LOOKING FOR SALAD SPONSORS

Every year, Tender Loving Christmas hosts a holiday meal for those who found themselves alone. For 33 years now, TLC has provided a hot meal and gift to those in need. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event can’t be held without lots of help and money… Tender Loving Christmas

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

The girls’ basketball team from Twentynine Palms High School went 4 and 0 in the Rancho Verde tournament December 6, 7, 9, and 10 to win the championship. Coach Tim Stanford said the Wildcats’ season record stands at 7 and 1. On December 9, the girls won their game over

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports, today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel away to Loma Linda Academy. Both matches start at 6 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will travel away to San Jacinto to play San Jacinto High School, starting at

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DEADLINE TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES IS MONDAY

Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at an address in this story at z1077fm.com. An extra fee will be charged for

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“ADOPT-A-CHILD” PROGRAM HELPS KIDS OUT OF THEIR HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Basin Wide Foundation needs help in making sure that children, out of their homes through no fault of their own, have a happy Christmas. Children in the Child Protective Services program are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide Foundation sponsors an

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12, at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS NEEDS MEAT SPONSORS

Tender Loving Christmas provides a full Christmas Day banquet for all those in need, or who find themselves alone on the holiday, but they need the community’s help. Managing editor Tami Roleff says TLC needs monetary donations to buy the turkeys and hams… Tender Loving Christmas needs meat sponsors for

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BUSY SEASON FOR CAMPING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park Spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will travel away to Loma Linda Academy. Both matches start at 6 p.m. The Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will also travel away tomorrow to San Jacinto to play San Jacinto High School,

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FELON IN POSSESSION OF AMMUNITION ARRESTED

Following up on a report of a possible burglary in process, a Johnson Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the area of Grand View Road and Ocotillo Road in Johnson Valley about 3:30 a.m. for a report of suspicious suspects

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