YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday as students present their Fifth Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts at the school. The event will feature art, music, improv, drama, food and games.

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE FUNDRAISER AT FIRE HOUSE SUBS TOMORROW

Tri-Valley Little League will hold a fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday, May 20, at Firehouse Subs in Yucca Valley. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 20 percent of proceeds will go to the Little League organization. A flyer—available with this story at z1077fm.com—must be presented at the time of ordering for the

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A MOTHER’S DAY TRAGEDY FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS FAMILY

While most of us celebrated a happy Mother’s Day this past weekend, one family suffered an unthinkable tragedy. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

Mother’s Day. It’s a holiday that means different things to different people, mostly having to do with flowers, chocolate, nurturance and love.

For Brent Slavik, a

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ATTENDANCE UP 27%, ON TRACK FOR ANOTHER RECORD

Joshua Tree National Park set a record for annual visitation in 2016. More than 2.5 million people visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2016, and 2017 appears to be on track to have even more visitors. March 2017 saw a record high of 404,545 visitors, most likely due to this

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE EXPO IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin is hosting an emergency preparedness and response expo tomorrow. Here with all the details is reporter Rebecca Havely… If you and your family want to be prepared for an emergency such as a long term power outage, flash floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters then this

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 tonight. Two items of business are on the agenda, first is a resolution in support of the Association of California Water Agencies policy on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements. That items will be followed by interviews of

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FINAL BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM ON PARK PARTNERSHIPS TOMORROW

The popular Black Rock Symposium will continue on Friday, May 19, with a panel that will discuss partnerships between national parks and other organizations. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The fifth and final event in the popular Black Rock symposium will feature a panel that will discuss “Joshua Tree

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE

A malfunctioning propane stove is to blame for a fire that completely destroyed a motorhome in Joshua Tree Wednesday night. According to County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Joshua Tree and Yucca Mesa found the 22-foot motorhome completely involved in flames near Sunflower and Sunkist Roads. Tuttle said the

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STOLEN TRUCK, NUMEROUS WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF LANDERS WOMAN

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and for numerous warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy who was making a patrol in the 500 block of Becker Road in Landers about 4:30 p.m. spotted a stolen rental truck, a Dodge

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CACTUS THIEVES HITTING HOMES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Cactus thieves are hitting homes in Yucca Valley. Two residents reported that early Sunday morning, cactus plants were stolen out of their home’s yards. A resident in the 8100 block of Church Street told Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday that a golden barrel cactus had been stolen Sunday morning. In addition,

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE DINNER AND PRODUCE GIVEAWAY SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating and learning about good food, and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program… Transition Joshua Tree holds its community dinner and produce giveaway on Sunday, May 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Community

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“SOUNDS OF FREEDOM“ CONTINUES TO RATTLE LOCAL WINDOWS

The “Sound of Freedom” is still rattling windows in the Morongo Basin and will for the next two weeks. The Marine Corps is conducting Integrated Training Exercise 3-17 on board the Combat Center through June 2. Early Wednesday morning a series of big booms had some residents thinking there were

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LAST DAY FOR DISCOUNT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAY 10K AND 5K RUN, AND 2K WALK

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts are invited to the 27th Annual Grubstakes 10K, 5K and 2K run to be held in Yucca Valley on Sunday, May 28. While the 10K and 5K runs are timed competitive events, a 2K walk is available for those who wish to participate in a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TO GET SILVER STAR FOR SAVING LINGUIST DURING ENEMY FIRE

The Marine Corps will present the third-highest combat award to an Iraq War veteran Thursday, following a review that upgraded his commendation. Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Glenn M. Walters, will present the Silver Star Medal to Capt. Andrew Kim, an officer with Marine Corps Tactics and Operations

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JOINT PLANNING/COUNCIL MEETING CALLS FOR DOWNTOWN CHANGES

Change is in the atmosphere of Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Haldane attended a meeting last night that took a major step towards ushering it in…

Out with the old, in with the new! That was the gist of last night’s joint meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council and Planning

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TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN YUCCA VALLEY ARE SYNCHRONIZED ONLY FOR LIMITED TIMES

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard a year-end report from the town’s Youth Commission last night, and passed out certificates of appreciation for a job well done to the youth commissioners. During the rest of the 2 ½ hour meeting, council members heard some surprising news about synchronizing traffic signals

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DRUG SALES ALLEGED IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND JOSHUA TREE ARRESTS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Monday, accused of drug dealing. About 8:20 p.m., deputies stopped near Bonair Road and Highway 62 to check on a man, later identified as Jason Brown, 35, who had fallen off his bicycle. A deputy checked the area and found baggies of suspected methamphetamine

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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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