SHERIFF’S STATION ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR NO-KILL PET SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet

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VOTE FOR LOCAL AUTHOR IN LITERARY CONTEST

Z107.7 reporter David Haldane wears several hats. One is represented by the voice you hear regularly delivering local news stories right here. Another is as the author of an award-winning 2015 memoir called Nazis & Nudists. Reporter Rebecca Havely says Haldane’s book is competing for another award…

“Nazis & Nudists,”

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets tonight with highways on its agenda. Specifically, an update by David Matza, the Caltrans Government and Legislative Affairs Liaison, on current Morongo Basin projects including improvements to the Yucca Grade and continuous left turn lanes on Highway 62. Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6:30

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CALTRANS TO PERFORM ROAD WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 THIS WEEK

Caltrans will be performing road work on various parts of Highway 62 this week. Starting today, street sweepers will be cleaning the eastbound lanes of Highway 62 from 7 to 2 between Hoopa Road and Fairway Avenue. On Tuesday and Wednesday, workers will be sealing cracks on westbound lanes from

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD LECTURE ON HEART HEALTH

Make plans to attend a lecture tomorrow about heart health, sponsored by the Hi-Desert Medical Center. Reporter Eric Knabe says registration is required for the free presentation…

Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on five key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Tuesday October

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO HEAR ABOUT ELDER LAW

The next meeting of the Retired Teachers Association will be a presentation on elder law by attorney Michael McGuire. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, October 13, at the Helen Gray Education Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Lunch is $15 and reservations are required. There is

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LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS, TAKE ONLY PHOTOS

The Joshua Tree National Park has many pieces of the past on its lands. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper says to leave any artifacts where you found them…

Do you keep any mementos from family members who live far away or are deceased? Sometimes simple, everyday items have special meanings

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM REMAINS UNDEFEATED; WINS HOMECOMING 70 TO 8

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team remains undefeated, as it beat Desert Mirage High School during Yucca Valley’s 50th annual homecoming game Friday night, 70 to 8. Senior Lucas Lopez was named the overall player of the game for his five touchdowns (four rushing touchdowns and 1 receiving

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WINS ITS GAME AGAINST DESERT HOT SPRINGS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team used a 27-point first quarter to defeat the Golden Eagles of Desert Hot Springs 62-40. Leading 27-7 after the first quarter, the Wildcats finished the game with one of the best offensive totals in the past 20 seasons. Twentynine Palms scored nine

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OPEN AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29 FOR MUSICAL “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS”

The family musical “Meet Me In St. Louis” is based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name. Director Kathryn Ferguson is holding open auditions at Theatre 29. With the list of roles available here’s Rebecca Havely…

Auditions are October 9 at 6:30 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage.

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MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets Monday with highways on its agenda. Specifically, an update by David Matza, the Caltrans Government and Legislative Affairs Liaison, on current Morongo Basin projects including improvements to the Yucca Grade and continuous left turn lanes on Highway 62. Monday’s meeting gets underway 6:30

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TIPS FOR JOGGING SAFELY

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Reporter Eric Knabe offers the following personal

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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FIRE WITH DEFENSIBLE SPACE

Although we’re enjoying cooler fall weather, southern California and the West are still threatened by extreme fire danger. Reporter Sara Snyder says you can help by creating a defensible space… To better protect your home from wildfires, remove all dead plants, grass, leaves, and pine needles from your yard and

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PACIFIC CLINIC OFFERS A SAFE PLACE FOR YOUNG ADULTS

The TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people. Once

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RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO HEAR ABOUT ELDER LAW

The next meeting of the Retired Teachers Association will be a presentation on elder law by attorney Michael McGuire. The meeting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, October 13, at the Helen Gray Education Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Lunch is $15 and reservations are required. There is

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SHOTS FIRED THURSDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots being fired at a business in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the Joshua Tree Crossfit center in the 58900 block of Business Center Drive about 11 a.m. Thursday. An unknown suspect fired seven rounds from

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WOMAN RECEIVES MINOR INJURIES IN ROLLOVER CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

A woman received minor injuries following a solo vehicle rollover early Friday morning. The California Highway Patrol was called to the area of Avalon Avenue and Wilhart Drive about 6:37 a.m. for a solo vehicle roll-over. The caller said the woman was already out of the vehicle, but was covered

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED FOR GUN POSSESSION

A Landers man with a prior conviction for battery was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2000 Ford Expedition about 5:45 p.m. on Dusty Mile Road, south of Linn Road in Landers, for a traffic violation. The deputy determined the

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ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LANDERS

October is orchid month in the Morongo Basin. This weekend is an opportunity to experience displays of beautiful live orchids and much more at the 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview…

The annual Orchid Festival is about much more

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VOLUNTEERS HELP CLEAN UP JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST WEEKEND

More than 60 people showed up last Saturday to help clean up Joshua Tree National Park during National Public Lands Day. The 65 volunteers cleaned graffiti off the adobe walls at Ryan’s Ranch, picked up litter and trash, and mulched desert plants throughout the park. Volunteers were rewarded for their

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