PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD CUT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FUNDING 11%

The White House released its version of the budget Monday, which, while it includes an additional $195 billion for the military over the next two years, slashes budgets for other departments and programs, such as the Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service. The Interior Department’s new

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD TAKES UP PERSONNEL MATTERS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in what’s on tonight’s agenda… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the board will be asked to upgrade job titles and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WILL FACE MURDER CHARGES FOR DEATH OF ONE-YEAR-OLD BOY

The one-year-old victim of Saturday’s attempted murder has died. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and then flown to Loma Linda Medical

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MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 1-YEAR-OLD BOY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder of a one-year-old child. According to Sheriff’s Captain Trevis Newport, paramedics were called to the 55500 block of 29 Palms Highway sometime Saturday for an ill child. The boy was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with unspecified injuries and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MAY TAKE STEPS INTO THE FUTURE TONIGHT

The future rears its intriguing head in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the story…

The Twentynine Palms City Council takes two steps into the future tonight with agenda items that, a generation ago, would have been considered science fiction. The first has to do with making the city

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STREET OVERLAYS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY AND TOMORROW

The City of Twentynine Palms will be overlaying several city streets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays this week. Today, (February 13), Sullivan Road will be overlaid from El Sol Avenue to Estrella Avenue. And tomorrow. (Wednesday, February 14), Sullivan Road will be overlaid from Estrella Avenue to Morongo Road.

YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT ACCESSORY STRUCTURES TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says accessory structures like casitas, guest houses, garages, and workshops are on the agenda again… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again be considering the issue of

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS HEARINGS ON DISTRICT ELECTIONS AND AN ELECTION WAIVER

The Morongo Unified School District board will hold two public hearings on the transition to trustee area elections during tonight’s regularly-scheduled meeting. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The board will first meet

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WONDER VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER A FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Wonder Valley family was left homeless after a Friday morning fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the home in the 3600 block of Pinto Mountain Road about 10:47 a.m. and firefighters from Twentynine Palms were the first to arrive at about 11:04.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TALKS ABOUT RURAL BROADBAND TONIGHT

Screenagers with connectivity problems, listen up; the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council understands. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… Do you curse the night for lack of a stable Internet signal in the middle of the desert? Well, help may be on the way in the person of

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS CONSIDER PIONEERTOWN WATER, LOCAL ROADS TOMORROW

Among the items under consideration at tomorrow’s County Supervisor meeting in San Bernardino are local roads and Pioneertown water. And if a local conservation group has anything to do with it, another item will be considered for a future agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Consent agenda item 44 seeks

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STATEWIDE PRIMARY ELECTION OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

A handful of offices representing Morongo Basin will be on the June 5th, 2018 primary ballot. The first day for citizens to declare their candidacy and file the required documents is Monday, February 12. Offices up for election include the U.S. Senate seat now held by Dianne Feinstein; the U.S.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO OFFER FREE TOURS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of free tours of the water district and sewer project. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign up…

The Hi-Desert Water District’s World of Water tour will provide the public with the insight as to what it takes to deliver water

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BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, February 13, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS TUESDAY

The fourth season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts continues Tuesday with a benefit concert for the local high school music program. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 in the Black Box Theater at Desert Hot Springs High School. Admission is free, but donations at

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REP. COOK VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT

Rep. Paul Cook this week voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act to keep the federal government running for another two years. In a press release, Cook described the act, passed late Wednesday, as a “bipartisan, bicameral agreement that ensures America’s Armed Forces have the necessary resources to maintain military readiness.”

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HELP SEND OUR KIDS TO WASHINGTON RADIOTHON TODAY

Join us live today for the “Send Our Kids to Washington” radiothon here on Z107.7. The radiothon is to raise money to send the Yucca Valley High School Select Choir on a once-in-a-lifetime Spring performance tour of Washington, D.C. Choir Director Bill Barrett says the students will perform for wounded

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BOXOHOUSE ARTIST’S RECEPTION TONIGHT

BoxoHouse will hold an artist’s reception tonight for its newest art exhibition. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…

Using a wide range of media, Julie Weiman creates multiple abstract pieces titled Saturate. Weiman uses different tools such as plaster, ink, acrylic and many more. Her style, including layering and scraping,

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THEATRE 29 IMPROV TROUPE KICKS OFF NEW SEASON WITH VALENTINE-THEMED SHOW

After a wildly successful first season, Theatre 29’s Improv Troupe, The Baker’s Dozen starts its new season off with a new show and some new cast members. With your invitation here’s Rebecca Havely… After two January workshops The Baker’s Dozen director Chris Fleischman is thrilled to announce their second season

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CYBER PATRIOTS ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS

A group of local computer hackers is demonstrating its skills today. They are the Cyber Patriots of Twentynine Palms High School, a so-called “E-sport” team that competes with other teams from around the country. The goal: to develop the skills necessary to become cyber security specialists, specifically hacking into the

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