$10 MILLION LANDERS AREA HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY

CalTrans will begin work Tuesday, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder, with rumble strips, on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of

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ROAD WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Each day Z107.7 News will report where the roadwork is occurring so residents can plan accordingly. On Thursday, July 21, roadwork will be performed in the Sky Harbor neighborhood, on Hidden Gold Drive, Ivanhoe

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PREPARE FOR DISASTER, PUT TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY KIT

An hour or two of preparation in advance of a disaster offers peace of mind, but can also mean the difference between surviving or not. Reporter Mike Lipsitz offers some tips on putting together your emergency kit… Assemble your kit with the thought that its contents may be all you

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ANOTHER SHOTS FIRED INVESTIGATION, THIS TIME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Following a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Saturday, Morongo Basin Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a case of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 7200 block of Utah Trail said a bullet came through his home’s window just

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WANTED FOR ELDER ABUSE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man wanted on multiple warrants for elder abuse and vandalism was arrested Monday morning at the scene where the original alleged abuse took place. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 66500 block of Daisy Lane in Joshua Tree about 9:40 a.m.

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HI-DESERT WATER MAY DECLARE EMINENT DOMAIN ON 21 PROPERTIES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Among items including standby fees, the board will consider eminent domain proceedings. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will hold their regular meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda,

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER HAS STARTED, PEAKS AUGUST 12

The Perseids, a prolific meteor shower, is now visible in our beautiful Hi-Desert skies, with the peak in activity between August 9 and 14. The maximum is expected during the night of August 12, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TAKES UP NEXTERA SOLAR WILL-SERVE LETTER AGAIN

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will revisit the issues surrounding the issuance of a “will-serve” letter for a controversial commercial solar project in the Sunfair area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz outlines the issues… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will receive an update on the

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SHOTS FIRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of shots fired in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home near Joshua Lane and Warren Vista Avenue about 12:20 p.m. A woman told deputies that her boyfriend shot a revolver at her and her

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BATTLING COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED FOR SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Yucca Valley couple were both arrested Saturday, each accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called for help about 2 p.m. Saturday to say that her boyfriend threw a beer at her and was putting hands on her. Deputies responded to the 56600 block of

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE HOUSE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Firefighters were able to prevent a garage fire from spreading to a house Monday evening in Twentynine Palms. About 6:45 p.m., firefighters from Twentynine Palms, the Combat Center, and Joshua Tree were called to a structure fire on El Bandido near Gemini in the Desert Heights neighborhood. The garage and

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JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOP THURSDAY

Local residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the Joshua Tree community plan; it’s part of the bigger countywide plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… San Bernardino County will hold the last in the series of three workshops aimed at gathering the public’s input on the Joshua Tree community

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TODAY’S ROADWORK IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107.7 will give daily updates on where the roadwork will take place. Today, Tuesday, July 19, the town’s park-and-ride lot at Highway 62 and Kickapoo will be closed for slurry seal maintenance. As with

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83-YEAR-OLD WOMAN SHOOTS HERSELF IN LEG

An 83-year-old Joshua Tree woman shot herself when her gun misfired Friday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, who lives in the 61400 block of Verbena Road, was trying to render her .38 revolver safe when she accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet grazed her knee, causing a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of attacking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called for help about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, saying her boyfriend, Arnold Grenzow, 24, punched her in the stomach in the 72200 block of Joshua Drive in Twentynine Palms. Grenzow said the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS WEAPON

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley woman was arrested early Friday morning after she was found with a throwing star and drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop about 2:45 a.m. near Deer Trail and Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. The report states the driver, Natalie

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FILING OPENS TODAY FOR LOCAL ELECTED AGENCY SEATS

In addition to our two Morongo Basin municipalities, filing is also opening today to run for a seat on a variety of other locally elected governmental agencies. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the line-up… Besides seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council and the Twentynine Palms City Council, seats are

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HUNTERS PUSHING FOR ACCESS INTO NEW SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Hunters are hoping the newly created Sand to Snow National Monument will be the first national monument in the state to allow hunting. Last week, some 40 hunters from around the region attended the first of a series of workshops designed to seek public input about the monument, created by

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FREE HOME ENERGY WORKSHOP OFFERED MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, July 18. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Sportsman Club, 6225 Sunburst Avenue in Joshua Tree. Call 909-723-1500 for an appointment.

A 200-MILE DESERT WALK WILL BENEFIT MOJAVE DESERT NON-PROFIT

A long walk through a hot desert will raise funds for a local non-profit. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Kelly Overton will walk from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas…

A Joshua Tree resident will hike nearly 200 miles through the Mojave Desert to raise money for an educational and advocacy

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