COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE DOWN TO FOUR MASCOT CANDIDATES

When It comes to sports, a great deal often rides on a team’s name and mascot. When Copper Mountain College basketball hosts their historic first home game this fall, how they’ll be known has yet to be determined. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that’s where you come in … Following an

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BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT BY TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees is looking for a volunteer to fill a current vacancy on its five-member board. Eligible residents must reside within the Cemetery District and be a registered voter. Cemetery board meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Appointments

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETINGS TONIGHT

Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 to approve a resolution supporting a policy statement issued by the Association of California Water Agencies’ on the Bay-Delta water flow requirements. ACWA is against a proposal by

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FORMER BOXOHOUSE RESIDENT PRESENTS “FULL CIRCLE” SHOW STARTING FRIDAY

An artist who was in residence at BoxoHouse four years ago will show an exhibition of her work that sprang from her residency. Heather L. Johnson rode her motorcycle from New Jersey to Joshua Tree in 2013 and collected texts, artifacts, and other memorabilia from the places she visited. Then

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THE SOCIAL LIFE OF BUGS: LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s next brown bag lunch lecture focuses on the social structures of insects. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… Social insect specialist Dr. Jessica Purcell will lecture on the benefits and costs of cooperation in societies. The social structures of the tiny societies in a bugs life will

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR JUNE 3 STREET MARKET AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

Just over two more weeks till the Street Market at the United Methodist Church at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms. The event will be on June 3 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come shop for treasures, plan on purchasing lunch of hot dogs,

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DID THEY GET DOWNTOWN RIGHT? TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL AND PLANNERS MEET TONIGHT

Redeveloping downtown Twentynine Palms has lately been a major topic of discussion and debate. The discussion continues at a special workshop meeting tonight as city officials contemplate whether mistakes may have been made. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Did Twentynine Palms officials mess up in formulating the city’s Downtown

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYNC, WASTE STATION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says councilmembers will hear about the waste transfer station, traffic signal synchronization, and legal services, among other matters… After hearing a presentation on the Yucca Valley Youth Commission’s year-long project, the Town Council be asked to

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT: BUDGET AND A SOLAR FIRE STATION

A public hearing will kick off tonight’s meeting of the Community Services District in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what it’s all about… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will gather input during a public hearing on the proposed

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PIONEERTOWN MAN SCAMMED OUT OF ALMOST $2,000

A Pioneertown man was scammed out of nearly $2,000 Friday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, an unknown woman called the victim and said she was from the Federal Reserve Bank and that he was prequalified for a federal grant program. The victim was told to purchase two iTunes gift cards

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF TRASHING A HOUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Friday night, accused of causing about $4,000 worth of damage to a house. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 7600 block of Jemez Trail in Yucca Valley about 11 p.m. because Vaialae Tupu, 49, was throwing rocks at a man

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WESTERN UNION REACHES SETTLEMENT IN SCAM CASE, YOU MAY HAVE MONEY COMING

Western Union admitted in a court settlement that scammers have been using its services for years. More than 550,000 customer complained to the company between January 2004 and August 2015. If you were tricked into wiring money to scammers using Western Union, you may be eligible to get at least

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL TICKETS AVAILABLE, STILL TIME TO GET INTO THE PARADE

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, at the Z107.7 Studios in Joshua Tree and in front of Vons in Yucca

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JTAG EXTENDS THEIR DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO JURIED SHOW

Attention artists, the Joshua Tree Art Gallery “JTAG” has extended the deadline to apply for the “The Drawing Show,” the JTAG invitational show. The open call for artists’ work has been extended to until May 20. Application and prospectus are on their website at www.joshuatreeartgallery.com. Entry fee is $30. Cash

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SPECIAL ORIGINAL SHOW TOUR KICKS OFF AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 3

Broadway and television performer Alan Palmer returns to Theatre 29 with an all-new show. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… You may remember Alan Palmer from his previous one-man show performances at Theatre 29: “The Fabulous Divas of Broadway” in 2014 or “The Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” in 2015. He’s

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING STARTS THIS FRIDAY

New training classes will start this Friday, May 19, for volunteers who are at least 18 years old interested in becoming a part of the Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. The classes will be held Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN SOLAR COOK-OFF

Six Twentynine Palms Junior High School students traveled to Apple Valley Saturday to compete in the fifth annual Solar Oven Cook-Off, sponsored by the Mojave Environmental Education Consortium. Managing editor Tami Roleff said the students came home with some prizes… For the past two months, six students at Twentynine Palms

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: COUNCILS, GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND ON MARIJUANA

An editorial opinion from Z107.7 News… The Town of Yucca Valley is drafting a new ordinance to deal with the legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use. Opponents of Measure X—a ballot measure that failed in 2015, which would have allowed two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Town

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HIGH SPEED BLAMED FOR CRASH THAT KILLED 2 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Speed is being blamed for a single-vehicle crash in Twentynine Palms that killed a Hemet man and an Ontario woman Saturday. The California Highway Patrol said Yovonne Marie Navarrette, 49, passed a vehicle traveling westbound in front of her on Indian Trail at a high rate of speed. As she

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ACTIVE SHOOTER EXERCISE ABOARD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms will conduct an active shooter exercise Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to noon. The full-scale exercise will evaluate the installation’s emergency operations plans, policies and procedures as well as first-responders’ capability and capacity to operate in coordination with multi-jurisdictional agencies.