SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF JOSHUA TREE MAN

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is calling the death of a Joshua Tree man suspicious. Deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a body found at Aberdeen Drive east of Sunfair Road just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Jesse Stoneburner, age 32, of Joshua Tree

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY OFFICIALS ON Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms Mayor John Cole and City Manager Frank Luckino will be the guests on tomorrow’s Up-Close Show at 10 a.m. Call in with your questions about the city’s plans for Project Phoenix, or a possible sewer project with the Marine base, or any other city-related question. Twentynine Palms mayor

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CITY OFFICES CLOSE ONE HOUR FOR TRAINING TODAY

All municipal offices in the City of Twentynine Palms will be closed today from noon to 1 p.m. for a city employee meeting. For emergencies call 760-910-3886.

THEATRE 29 SENDING MUSICAL TO BARSTOW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Theatre 29 closed the musical production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” last weekend. However, the production is all packed up and ready to travel to the Barstow Performing Arts Center for a final weekend of performances. The show’s director, Z107.7’s own, Rebecca Havely has more… Last Sunday when

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TRAINING AT THE YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER TOMORROW

Due to an all staff training day, the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will be closed for adoptions and visitations on Friday, September 22. The Animal Shelter lobby will be open from noon to 5 p.m. for the acceptance of stray animals and animal license sales. The Animal Shelter will resume

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR THE MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Even though two orientation meetings have been held, there’s still time to sign up for the Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get involved… It’s not too late for Yucca Valley High School junior girls to sign up to participate in the Miss

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES SHORT-TERM RENTAL CODE

Last night in Yucca Valley the Town Council amended their development code, adding an entirely new chapter. And with that action, a comprehensive set of requirements governing most every aspect of short-term vacation rentals in the town limits will go into effect in 30 days. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS CRACKING DOWN ON OUTSIDE TRASH HAULERS

The City of Twentynine Palms is cracking down on outside trash haulers. According to a press release, the city received several complaints of residents hiring companies other than Burrtec to provide “roll-off boxes,” a metal trash container ten cubic yards or larger. The city has an exclusive franchise agreement with

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THREE-CHAMBER MIXER TONIGHT TO UNVEIL THEATRE 29 2018 SEASON

You can win a free pair of 2018 season tickets to Theatre 29 tonight as they announce the new season of musicals, plays, and improv shows. A special three chamber of commerce mixer will be held at the Joshua Tree Community Center tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Rebecca Havely

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THREE-CAR PILEUP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SENDS TWO TO THE HOSPITAL

A three-vehicle pileup in Twentynine Palms on Monday sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries according to a Sheriff’s report. Just after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, a commuter headed southbound on Adobe Road told sheriff investigators that he “felt himself blackout” as he approached traffic stopped at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS IN ROUTINE SESSION TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District hold its regular monthly board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect … It looks to be a fairly routine meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District tonight. The board meets at 6 p.m. for the likely approval of noncontroversial items on

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TAKES UP SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS TONIGHT

At the last Yucca Valley Town Council meeting, the council voted to sell an easement to the Hi-Desert Water District for $28,000. Managing editor Tami Roleff says at tonight’s meeting, the council will reconsider the issue, among other items…

At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON TOURISM MARKETING TONIGHT

Missing the legal requirement to put out a public notice by 24 minutes, the Twentynine Palms Tourism Business Improvement District called a special session for 4 p.m. this afternoon at City Hall. The meeting will focus on tourism and marketing with a review of the City’s Tourism marketing plan for

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS, COVINGTON PARK MAINTENANCE ON THE AGENDA

(Do you) know what tree trimming, soft ball, and seismic monitoring all have in common? They’re all up for discussion at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District or CSD. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… It’s been five years since an arborist gave the more than

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TWO CANDIDATES PREPARE TO RUN AGAINST CHAD MAYES FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Two potential candidates are preparing to challenge California Republican Assembly member Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley in the June 2018 primary. Gary Jeandron, former Palm Springs Police Chief, has been seeking the support of local GOP organizers, He’s expected to officially announce his campaign today. Jeandron is the second person

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS A NEW HIRE TONIGHT

Consideration of a new hire is on the agenda at tonight’s special meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, with has details… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors convenes in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s meeting is in place of

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29 PALMS’ PIONEERS DAYS OLD-TIMERS AND MILITARY GRAND MARSHALL’S NAMED

In Twentynine Palms, the 2017 Pioneer Days Old Timers of the Year, Ann Congdon and Cheryl Erickson have been announced. The ‘old timers’ will join this year’s Grand Marshals (Ret.) Col. Owen and Audrey Gillick and Military Grand Marshals Col. Charlie and Lt. Cmdr. Mary Kay Sherry in representing the

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO WINNERS NAMED

Hundreds of people attended Saturday’s gala opening reception at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition’s juried art show. Out of 120 artists who submitted 290 entries, 63 artworks were juried into the exhibition. Winners include Linda Brown of Claremont, who received

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THREE-CHAMBER MIXER WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Theatre 29 will join with the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce to unveil their highly anticipated 2018 performance season. Theatre 29 will be giving away a pair of season tickets to a lucky attendee. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The six productions of Theatre 29’s 2018 season

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EARLY INDICATIONS ARE THAT MOJAVE TRAILS NATIONAL MONUMENT WILL BE SPARED

Early indications are that the Mojave Trails National Monument east of Twentynine Palms will not be reduced or eliminated. According National News sources, a memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes

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