THEATRE 29 HALLOWEEN HAUNT OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT

After a two-year hiatus, the Halloween Haunt is back at Theatre 29 and opens Friday evening. Director Cyrus Short has assembled a cast and crew. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with the break down… The eleventh incarnation of the Halloween Haunt is under construction and in rehearsals. “Resurgence” has adventurous souls

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SCHOOLBOARD ACCEPTS VOCATIONAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT FROM COUNTY

A highlight from the Morongo Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night was the donation of thousands of dollars in equipment to the school district from the county-run Regional Occupation Programs. The county donated all the equipment used in the dental, culinary arts, computer programming, sports medicine, and broadcasting ROP

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM TONIGHT

A forum featuring candidates for the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education is set for tonight (Thursday, October 13). Sponsored by the Morongo Teachers Association, the event is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Friendly Hills Elementary School, 7252 Sunny Vista Road, in Joshua Tree. Members of the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE RAFFLING SMOKE DETECTORS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department is holding a drawing for nine smoke detectors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sign up to win before this Monday… Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, check the

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, October 14, at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street, in Joshua Tree.

LECTURE, “LAND OF LITTLE RAIN” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Photos of the American Southwest and a classic book of essays about the desert will be the focus of the Second Friday Lecture series by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society. Mary Austin’s book, “The Land of Little Rain” was published in 1903 and describes the people who lived in the

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TOUR THE OLD WOMAN SPRINGS RANCH

The Morongo Basin Historical Society invites you to their annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour. Here’s Reporter Rebecca Havely with the details… The annual Old Woman Springs Ranch tour is Saturday October 15. This rare opportunity allows you to tour the historic private property. Gates open at 10 a.m. the

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YUCCA MESA SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will hold its annual fall festival Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15. Come to the school Friday night between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the haunted house, which is rated PG-13. Admission is $3. On Saturday from 10 to 2, there will be traditional carnival

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HIGH HONORS FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYER

Big honors for a Twentynine Palms High School football player. Senior Derek Sutherland has been named the Cal Hi Sports Defensive Player of the Week. Principal Justin Monical said Derek Sutherland currently leads the state of California and is third in the country with nine interceptions for the season after

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball team traveled to Rancho Mirage Wednesday to take on the undefeated Rattlers and beat them in five sets. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats’ win now puts a tie in the DeAnza league between Yucca Valley and Rancho Mirage High School, both with

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JOSHUA TREE MAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY SUSPECTED DUI DRIVER IN PALMS SPRINGS

A Joshua Tree man was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Palms Springs early this morning. The California Highway Patrol said Austin Ulshafer, 29, from Cathedral City was arrested on suspicion of DUI after the two-car crash. CHP Investigators said Ulshafer was driving a GMC pickup truck

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT ON A PEACE OFFICER

A Joshua Tree woman who threw a drink on a Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Monday afternoon, along with her companion. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputy stopped Gerald Shaw, 28, and Shelby Moses, 23, both of Joshua Tree near Hopi Trail and Santa Fe Trail about 4:30 p.m. After

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED A OF ASSAULT WITH NAIL POLISH

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly threw a nail polish bottle at another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called the Sheriff’s Department about 8:30 p.m. because they heard women screaming in the 6300 block of Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley. When deputies arrived,

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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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