FREE HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be free hazardous waste disposal in Joshua Tree tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson tells you when and where… What do you do with those old batteries, used motor oil, leftover paint, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners and pesticides? You can’t throw them in the trash to end up

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY FREE ASTRONOMY NIGHT TONIGHT

The Andromeda Society invites the public to a free astronomy night from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. Take a “walk on the moon” through the club’s Telescopes, or bring your own for a ’scope clinic. Coffee, some refreshments provided.

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HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TOMORROW

Harrison House will host a concert Saturday, June 18, for its composer-in-residence. Luciano Chessa is a composer, conductor, performance artist, and musician. He will perform a set of musical compositions written for a traditional single-stringed Vietnamese instrument, the dan bau. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY

BoxoHouse will host an artist’s open house this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more about the artist and the art… Works in progress of BoxoHouse artist-in-residence China Adams are the focus of an open house this Sunday, June 19th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Joshua Tree. Adams’

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DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY, AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $7; three pieces are $8. And they will have a special Father’s Day breakfast Sunday, with all-you-can-eat pancakes, along with the regular menu, from

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES FATHER’S DAY THIS WEEKEND

Gospel Fellowship Christian Center Church will hold a two-day event this weekend celebrating Father’s Day. Saturday, June 18, the church will hold a free Father’s Day breakfast, with door prizes and live entertainment, starting at 8:30. Sunday worship service starts at 10:30 a.m. and will feature music by the One80

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JUNIOR TENNIS AND LEARNING PROGRAM STARTS TUESDAY

The Morongo Basin Tennis Association will hold a six-week junior tennis course in Yucca Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to enroll… The National Junior Tennis and Learning course starts June 21, at Jacobs Park, in Yucca Valley. Novice or intermediate boys and girls, ages 8 to17 may enroll.

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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, June 20. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club on Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, June 20. On the agenda, the council—which represents residents in Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley—will present a slide show of existing and potential industrial solar fields on private lands. Officials from the Sheriff’s Department, county fire, and

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EARTHQUAKE CENTERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Morongo Basin at 10:02 this morning. The quake was centered in the Sky Harbor area of town, just inside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park near Black Rock Canyon campground. Z107.7 has not received any reports of damage or injuries.

A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP MOVE RV STUCK AT BLACK ROCK CANYON CAMPGROUND

Yucca Valley firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty to help a family whose recreational vehicle got wedged next to a Joshua Tree in Black Rock Canyon campground in Joshua Tree National Park Wednesday night. According to County Probationary Firefighter Justin Hashimoto, the family from Northern California had

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPROVES WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AFTER PUBLIC INPUT

The Joshua Basin Water District approved their water management plan last night, after listening to some public input. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board continued from the June 1 meeting a public hearing on the Urban Water Management

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SHERIFF’S REPORT A NEW VARIATION ON AN OLD SCAM

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received a report of a variation of an old scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Twentynine Palms woman agreed to take care of someone’s new dogs via an ad on Care.com until the owner moved from Texas to the area. The pet sitter

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STOLEN ITEMS RECOVERED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

During an investigation of a rash of residential burglaries, the Desert Hot Springs Police Department served search warrants at several locations in the city Monday and recovered multiple stolen items. However, investigators have not been able to identify the owners of a few items: a Tommy Hilfiger watch, a silver

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR FREE TOURS OF KEY’S RANCH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Venture into the heart of Joshua Tree National Park this weekend and visit the historic Keys Ranch homestead. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to meet archeologists and rangers, and explore old automobiles, windmill, stamp mill and other examples of a bygone era… Joshua Tree National Park will

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER TO BE GUEST ON UP CLOSE SHOW FRIDAY

Yucca Valley Town Manager Curtis Yakimow will be the guest on the Up Close Show tomorrow. Call in with your questions and comments about anything related to the Town of Yucca Valley: the potential sales tax proposal, town activities such as the summer concert series or the pool, new business

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY APPROVES A $5.4 BILLION BUDGET

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a $5.4 billion proposed budget, and more than $12 million will be allocated for security enhancements following the December 2 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center. The 2016-17 recommended budget, approved Tuesday, will be back before the board June 28 for

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SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

A delightful family tradition continues tonight at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab a blanket, lawn chair, a picnic and the family for the summer movie of the week… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown

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CEREAL DRIVE BRINGS IN 11,000 SERVINGS

A cereal donation food drive sponsored by Hi-Desert Medical Center, Hi-Desert Publishing Company, and Z107.7 brought in more than 11,000 servings of cereal and $1,300 in cash to help feed hungry residents a healthy breakfast. The cereal food drive, which ran June 3-10 at Morongo Basin businesses, collected 18,255 servings

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