LOCAL INPUT SOUGHT ON FEDERAL SOLAR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS COMPETITION

Do you have a great idea about a community solar program or project? Your idea could win you cash and help from the government to bring that idea to life. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says input is sought on the SunShot initiative… The U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative is soliciting

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ANIMALS SEIZED FROM MORONGO VALLEY PROPERTY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

In June, county animal control officers seized about 180 animals that were being housed on a property in Morongo Valley. Stephen Caro, who owned the Paws Rescue Ranch and most of the animals at 9333 Belle Vista Drive, describes the ranch as a sanctuary for senior, abandoned, abused, and neglected

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STEP INTO ART AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Visit Paris and the Louvre, and other art museums at an art-themed Family Fun Day in Yucca Valley Saturday, July 30, from 10 to 3. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is hosting a free “Step into Art” day at the museum with a wide variety of arts and crafts activities, as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT SUSPECTED OF EMBEZZLEMENT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of suspected embezzlement at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. Just five months after taking over as president of the chamber’s board of directors, the board filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department July 22, accusing Carey Alderson of using the chamber’s credit

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR BATTERY, WARRANT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of punching his girlfriend in the mouth. According to a Sheriff’s report, Erwin Boyd, 40, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Araby Avenue about 6 p.m. when she said he hit her in the mouth.

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BEARS SPOTTED IN COVINGTON PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY

A family of bears have been causing some concern at Covington Park in Morongo valley. Reporter Tami Roleff tells you what to do if you have a close encounter of the bear kind… A momma bear and at least one cub have been spotted in Covington Park in Morongo Valley.

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SPECTACULAR FIREBALL STREAKS THROUGH SKY LAST NIGHT

A fireball seen streaking slowly across the northern sky before breaking into two pieces and vanishing late Wednesday left residents throughout Southern California and beyond wondering what they had just witnessed. The unidentified object was seen, and in some cases, recorded on cell phones, in the Southland skies shortly after

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SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR THOUSANDS

Changes in the law requiring immunizations for students at public schools are affecting many thousands in the state. Reporter David Haldane said the new vaccination requirements are much tougher… Do you object to having your child immunized against common diseases at school? Well, deal with it! That’s the message being

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JAMES WEBB GETS 26 YEARS TO LIFE FOR FATAL STABBING IN THE HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT

James Webb, the man convicted last month of stabbing a man to death in Yucca Valley nearly two years ago, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison Monday. Webb, 36, killed John Rosin, 77, inside his RV while it was parked in the Home Depot parking lot in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MARKS FIRE TURNOVER, ELIMINATES TV COVERAGE

The Twentynine Palms City Council marked the turnover of the fire Department to county control last night. Reporter David Haldane said they also eliminated TV coverage of their meetings… The moment was almost one for the history books. After years of discord, the Twentynine Palms City Council last night ceremoniously

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER RIFLE IS STOLEN

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a rifle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnathan Gambel, 18, was staying at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of Acoma Trail in Landers. The gun owner noticed that the .22-caliber rifle was missing. After an investigation, Johnathan Gambel was

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CHP OFFERS START SMART CLASS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Area CHP will be holding a free Start Smart driving class for teens and parents. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is offered by the Morongo Basin

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LAST DAY FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROAD PROJECT

Yucca Valley has been performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through today. Z107.7 has been letting you know where so you can plan accordingly. Today, the project comes to an end as they make a slurry seal application on San Andreas Road from Warren Vista to Joshua

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A RASH OF BB GUN VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

At least seven people reported vandalism caused by a BB gun to their businesses and vehicles in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime Saturday night, unknown suspects shot a BB gun at four businesses in the 56900 and 55600 blocks of Yucca Trail and three vehicles

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WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several

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CALFIRE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO PREVENT WILDFIRES

Even as the Sand Fire roars out of control in nearby Santa Clarita, CalFire is reminding residents that extreme fire danger requires your help to prevent wildfires. Reporter David Knutson has some fire safety reminders… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WITNESS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Landers man was arrested Sunday night, accused of intimidating a witness. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was with his son at a softball game in Covington Park in Morongo Valley when he was approached by Joshua Quintana, 31. The man told deputies that Quintana threatened him and

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO HELP FIGHT SAND FIRE

Morongo Valley Fire Department received an emergency call Sunday afternoon to help form a strike team to help fight the Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley. The emergency request meant the team, composed of Captain Andrew Arthen, Engineer Andrew Behrens, Firefighter Richard Gilmartin, and reserve Firefighter Rodriguez, left in

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SAFETY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY FROM FIRE

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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