TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL LOOKING FOR A CROSS-COUNTRY COACH

Twentynine Palms High School is looking for a head cross country coach. Experience in distance running is preferred. We are looking for someone who encourages kids on and off the course. If you are interested please contact TJ Stanford at TJ_Stanford@morongo.k12.ca.us

TWO KILLED IN FIERY 3-VEHICLE CRASH IN LANDERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

The California Highway Patrol has released some details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of

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SCHOOL BOARD DISAGREES ON FREE SPEECH AND RAISES FOR ADMINISTRATORS

A decision on a controversy at last night’s meeting of Morongo Unified School District Board of Education turned out to be, well, a little controversial. Reporter David Haldane was there, and explains… Free speech. That was the crux of a testy discussion at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified

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WINDS HELP FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING BRUSH FIRE ON THE MORONGO GRADE

Morongo Valley firefighters were helped by favorable winds in fighting a brush fire on the Morongo Grade Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Firefighter Jones said about 3:30 p.m., three passers-by traveling up the grade stopped at the Morongo Valley Fire Station to let them know about a fire in the middle

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FIRE IN HIGHLAND COULD BRING SMOKE INTO OUR DESERT

Firefighters are battling a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly grew to over 900 acres. Some smoke from that fire may come in to our area. Over 560 firefighters from several agencies are working to contain

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AND HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

At tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms, directors will take up a number of items. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in… Tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District will start with a public hearing and board vote on the continuation of standby and availability fees in the district;

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TWO AREA FELONS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE ALLEGATIONS IN SAN BERNARDINO

Two local residents were arrested Sunday in San Bernardino, accused of possession of drugs and a stolen handgun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Victoria Avenue and 28th Street just before 1 p.m. Inside the car were Pedro Sanchez,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FIGHT RESULTS IN ONE ARREST

A Los Angeles man was accused of bringing drugs into the jail. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a street brawl in the 6900 block of Eucalyptus Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said a crowd of up to eight juveniles were fighting in

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HICAP MEDICARE MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The many options offered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans were a bit confusing, even before health insurance was rushed back onto center stage in Washington D.C. And with Medicare open enrollment beginning October 15, now is the time to consider your options. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this story on

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SHELTER IN PLACE DRILL AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE THIS MORNING

Copper Mountain College will conduct a shelter-in-place practice drill on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. This is the college’s first such training involving students.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Cemetery board of directors, the directors will hear a presentation on irrigation options and be asked to approve a modification to the district’s paid time off policy. The board will then adjourn to closed session where it

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ASTRONOMY CLASS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Our Morongo Basin is blessed with some of the darkest night skies, and best views of space found anywhere on the continent. For anyone who wants to know more about the objects we see up there, Sky’s The Limit Observatory offers a hands-on learning opportunity. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO BE OFFICIAL GATEWAY TO MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT

It’s no secret that the City of Twentynine Palms wants to attract more visitors. Last night the City Council took a couple of steps in that direction. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Tourism. That was the main subject at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The final approval of the Yucca Valley town ordinance regulating short term vacation home rentals is on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the consent agenda includes the draft ordinance for

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MANZANITA FIRE NEAR BANNING UP TO 5,000 ACRES; FALSE ALERT RATTLES LOCAL RESIDENTS

A wildland fire burning in remote terrain south of Beaumont and Banning prompted a voluntary evacuation warning last night, and the closure of a key local commuter link, Highway 79. Residents in the Morongo Basin, including Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms, mistakenly received alerts last night notifying them

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS TO TAMP DOWN TEACHER’S CLASSROOM OPINIONS TONIGHT

In this time of dramatic public controversy, many school districts are re-examining their policies regarding classroom discussions. Morongo Unified is no exception, as reporter David Haldane explains… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may find it more difficult to express personal opinions to students after tonight’s Board of Education

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Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities.

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“DESERT ORACLE” LOOKS AT DESERT MYSTERIES FRIDAY NIGHTS 10:00 ON Z107.7

A new program comes to Z107.7, the strange world of “Desert Oracle,” hosted by Ken Layne. Reporter Rebecca Havely says expect evocative tales… Whether you’re driving across the dark, lonely Mojave or at home listening to coyotes howling outside, “Desert Oracle” will add some intrigue to your Friday nights. At

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WILL BE OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out taking pride in our desert tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 28. The team will meet at the Joshua Tree Post Office and will work from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Joshua Tree residents who want to be part

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER TAKES UP STANDBY AND AVAILABILITY FEES TONIGHT

Standby and availability fees, and a ratepayer variance are among the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the

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