HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

It is a three-day holiday weekend and the regional thoroughfares will be full of holiday travelers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be careful out there…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region, and with gas a dollar cheaper than

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, and

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CHP TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The CHP will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson has more…

This Saturday, May 28, the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Morongo Valley. The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. The officers will be

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS THEFTS

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for up to three people who are suspected of stealing from the Dollar General and Rite Aid stores in Twentynine Palms Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s reports, two men and a woman entered the Dollar General store on Highway 62 about 2:30 p.m. They loaded their

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTIES DETAIN TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN WANTED ON WARRANTS

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday morning after sharp-eyed deputies recognized them and knew they were wanted on warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputies were on routine patrol in the 4900 block of Faith Avenue in Yucca Valley when they saw Blair Foster, 36, and Sean Tingstrom,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER RELEASES DRAFT URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The blueprint for the future of water use and conservation in Joshua Tree has been released in draft form. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public review of the Urban Water Management Plan is open…

Joshua Basin Water District has released a draft of its Urban Water Management Plan for public

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 28, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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JT HARMONY TOUR BEGINS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Harmony concert tour kicks off this evening with the first of eight performances. Musicians hailing from both high and low deserts are gathering in Joshua Tree. Partnered with home-grown locations, the JT Harmony Tour is a compilation of performances from these various artists. The tour kicks off

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPENING NIGHT GALA “BROADWAY BOUND” BENEFITS TWO CHARITIES

The St. Joseph’s Players are now performing the Neil Simon comedy/drama “Broadway Bound” in Yucca Valley. Their opening night gala fundraiser benefited two charities. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater in Yucca Valley opened “Broadway Bound” with a benefit gala performance. Two local charities

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING SPAGHETTI TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. Tonight’s dinner is hosted by Fred and Diane. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday, from 11 to 1. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located

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HI-DESERT BEEKEEPERS MEET TOMORROW

High Desert Beekeepers Association meets at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 28, at The Nourishing Tree in the Holmes Health building, 62057 29 Palms. Highway in Joshua Tree. Andrew Tuffley will be demonstrating his homemade solar wax melter and sharing his experiences about beekeeping in Northern California in the 70s

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BILLY IDOL TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Kick off Memorial Day weekend at tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series where Generation Idol pays tribute to rocker Billy Idol. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says you’re going to rock out to “Rebel Yell” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight…

Generation Idol nails the iconic sound and sneer of

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LUCKIE PARK POOL TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND

The Luckie Park Pool in Twentynine Palms will be open Memorial Day Weekend; Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Cost of entry is $3 per person. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.

MAN HIT AND KILLED WALKING ON SIDE OF STATE ROUTE 62 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A man was hit from behind by a pickup truck and killed while walking along Highway 62 Wednesday morning. According to Deputy Jared Dominick, at about 10:48 a.m., Timothy Gleason, 49, of Twentynine Palms, was walking eastbound on the south side of State Route 62 on the bridge over the

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A PERSONAL LOOK AT JURY DUTY

The notice for jury duty brings widely differing reactions; some vigorously try to avoid it, others think of jury duty as a small price to pay for freedom and a system of justice. Citizens who serve the duty learn the legal system literally from the inside. For veteran journalist, author,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SHOOTS GUN, MAKES THREATS, TAKEN INTO CUSTODY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, after witnesses said he threatened and shot at people with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, Brian Huff, 20, was arguing with people on the highway near Desert Queen Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 5:30 p.m. A witness said Huff waved a

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STATE WATER CONSERVATION RULES REVISED, LOCAL DISTRICT’S GET MORE SAY

Governor Jerry Brown and top water regulators last week laid out a revised plan for dealing with California’s drought. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what this means for us here in the Morongo Basin… The governor’s executive order bans permanently some wasteful practices like hosing off sidewalks, washing cars with

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MORONGO VALLEY PARCEL TAX SUBJECT OF THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Members of the Morongo Valley Citizens’ Fire Committee will be on the Up-Close show tomorrow (Friday, May 27). The Community Services District has proposed a flat $350 annual per parcel fee which they say would, among other services, keep the Morongo Valley Fire Department operational at current service levels. Voters

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MATINEE WEEKEND FOR “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATRE 29

The hysterical musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” continues its run at Theatre 29 with three performances this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The cast and crew of “Don’t Hug Me I’m Pregnant” gears up for a three-show weekend at Theatre 29. This Friday and Saturday night the

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66TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE THIS SATURDAY MORNING

Some of the events in the upcoming 66th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration include a golf tournament, parade, pancake breakfast, and 5K, and 10K run and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Hawk’s Landing. Saturday, May 28, enjoy a pancake breakfast cooked

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