CONGRESSMAN COOK NAMED AS CHAIR OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley was named Thursday as the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The Western Hemisphere subcommittee covers political relations between the United States and other nations in North and South America. The subcommittee conducts oversight on regional institutions, foreign

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DEEP SKY HIGHLIGHTS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory will hold a star party Saturday night, October 28. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Take a tour of the cosmos, including the Andromeda Galaxy, the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN OVER DEPUTY ARRESTED THURSDAY

A man suspected of trying to run over a deputy during a pursuit in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Thursday. Deputies from the Special Investigations team say that a deputy attempted a traffic stop October 18 on a white Ford pick-up truck in the area of Hwy 62 and

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 15-YEAR-OLD BABYSITTER

A Yucca Valley woman who investigators say began a sexual relationship with her children’s 15-year-old babysitter, then took the boy to Kentucky where the two lived together, is back in California facing charges of rape and lewd acts with a child. A Sheriff’s spokesman said Jenny Ann Koster, 32, pleaded

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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Eric Knabe urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration is giving the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DEATH THREATS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill a man she hired to do yard work. Sheriff’s reports say Elizabeth Bergman, 45, hired a man to clean up her yard in the 6300 block of El Dorado Avenue, and wrote him two checks totaling $750 for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING WARRANT ARREST

A Twentynine Palms woman who was wanted on a felony warrant and attempted to evade arrest was arrested Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6000 block of Mojave Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before midnight Tuesday, for a disturbance call. The deputy contacted Joela Saunders,

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FREE COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Get your trash ready for a free community clean-up day. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details about what will be accepted at the clean-up day tomorrow…

The City of Twentynine Palms and Burrtec will hold a trash clean-up day Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 to noon. Residents may

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT ON Z107.7 LIVE TOMORROW

A dramatic increase in the cost to visit Joshua Tree National Park, a new shuttle system, increase in visitors over-capacity and increasing, Desert Tortoise deaths, graffiti, and missing hikers found deceased. There is a lot going in in our backyard National Park and Superintendent David Smith will be on the

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THREE INJURED IN CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash in Morongo Valley late last night. Just before midnight, a car on Mountain View Trail pulled out onto westbound Highway 62 and into the path of a tow truck heading east on the highway. Two women in the car were critically

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY CAR FIRES OUT BEFORE FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVE

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to two car fires Wednesday afternoon, only to find that the fires had been mostly put out by others before they arrived. County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said the first car fire was in the Walmart parking lot at 2:20 p.m.; a responding Sheriff’s deputy

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST NATIVE PLANT AND SALVAGE SALE THIS SUNDAY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will hold its seasonal Bring the Desert Home: Native Plant and Salvage sale this weekend. For information on the event and how you can attend, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… The “Bring the Desert Home” event features the popular seasonal sale of Mojave native plants grown

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Z107.7 ONLINE SURVEY ON MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING IN YUCCA VALLEY

With the County registrar of voters processing a petition that would allow the cultivation and processing of marijuana in the Town of Yucca Valley, Z107.7 News want to hear from you. We have placed a simple survey on the bottom right front page of the Z107.7 website. The survey, which

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MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST IMAGING LECTURE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A free lecture on mammograms and breast imaging will be given at the Hi-Desert Medical Center tomorrow. Reporter Eric Knabe has your invitation… Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Friday, October 27, learn about mammograms and

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PEDESTRIAN HIT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the pedestrian killed in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. At 7:50 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call regarding a traffic collision on Baseline Rd just west of Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. Bruce Johnson, 48, of Yucca Valley, was walking

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: DISTRICT-BASED ELECTIONS, SEWER STUDY

The Twentynine Palms City Council took the first step last night in changing the way the city’s council members are elected. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

The City of Twentynine Palms received a letter last month in which an attorney threatened an expensive lawsuit against the city, claiming that

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FEES WILL INCREASE DRAMATICALLY

The cost of visiting Joshua Tree National Park is about to go up–a lot. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Tuesday that entrance fees to Joshua Tree and 16 other National Parks will increase dramatically during the parks’ peak seasons. For the national park in our back yard,

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PUBLIC HEARING SET ON CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS, SHUTTLE SYSTEM IN THE PARK

Campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park fill up quickly during the peak season, and with attendance consistently increasing each year, many people are finding it more and more difficult to find an empty campsite. Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will host a public meeting Wednesday, November 1, to

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SCHOOL BOARD DEFERS DISTRICT ELECTION DECISION

The Morongo Unified School District board of trustees met last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… When the board reconvened to open session last night, it was decided to table the resolution to change the way board members are elected from “at large” voting to district-based voting. Board member

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL DISCUSSES CHANGING FROM AT-LARGE TO DISTRICT ELECTIONS

Under threat of an expensive lawsuit, government agencies will start discussing changing the way they elect members to their governing boards. Council members for Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, the school district, and area water districts are all “at large,” meaning that they are elected by the entire city, and not

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