RESIDENTS INTERRUPT CAR THIEVES; SUSPECTS ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

Two people who were interrupted while trying to steal a vehicle were arrested on drug charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, when residents in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley interrupted a man and woman who were trying to steal their vehicle just before 2 a.m., the

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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER KIM CASEY GRADUATES WITH HONORS

In June, Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives out kudos… Yucca Valley Animal Control Officer Kim Casey received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, San Bernardino last month. Casey graduated Summa Cum Laude,

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PROPERTY VALUES INCREASING IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Property values have been steadily increasing in San Bernardino County in the last few years. The County Assessor says the average increase in unincorporated parts of the county is 6.1 percent from last year. In Yucca Valley, the town’s properties, which are valued at nearly $1.6 billion, increased 4 percent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 3 KILLED IN 2 FATAL CRASHES WEDNESDAY

The County Coroner’s office has identified the three victims in two fatal collisions in the Morongo Basin Wednesday. At about 4:00 a.m., the CHP received a 911 call regarding a 3-vehicle collision on State Route 247, just north of Alderman Road in Landers. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING DEATH OF YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was found not breathing Wednesday, June 28, in a Yucca Valley residential neighborhood, according to a sheriff’s news release. The female, approximately 24 years old, was found in the 7400 block of Church Street. Paramedics performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to no

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER INSTALLATION AND AWARDS LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce installed their new board members and officers last night. The well-attended event at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course saw outgoing members honored and awards given to area businesses and individuals. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us who got the recognition…

The Yucca Valley Chamber of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THURSDAY MORNING

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early this morning after he led deputies on a high speed chase through Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle being driven by Levi Korhonen, 42, near Onaga Trail and Warren Vista about

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER HITTING A FEMALE WITH A THROWN ROCK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he threw a large rock that hit a female. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a street fight at Church Street and Highway 62 about 12:20 Wednesday morning. The report states Manuel Tarango, 24, threw a baseball-sized

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CHP RELEASES INFORMATION ON FIERY 3-CAR CRASH IN LANDERS THAT KILLED TWO

The California Highway Patrol released details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of speed. Just

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U-HAUL CRASHES INTO SEMI-TRUCK NEAR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

One person was killed Wednesday morning when a U-Haul truck crashed into the rear of a semi-truck near Copper Mountain College. About 8:20 a.m., the U-Haul rear-ended the semi on Highway 62 at Rotary Way, with the front end of the U-Haul wedged under the semi. An occupant inside the

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WITH REGIONAL WILDFIRES NEAR US, HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

With the recent wildfires in California and throughout the West, here’s a reminder that we must be aware that even the littlest spark can start a massive fire, even here in our desert. Reporter Eric Knabe offers some helpful tips to prevent wildfires… The winter rain brought us an abundance

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ON Z107.7 UP-CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The Mojave Desert Land Trust was founded in 2006 to conserve and protect the unique living landscapes of the Mojave Desert. Since then, it has worked closely with a broad range of local, state, and federal agencies. It has purchased—and in some cases, donated to federal parks—Nolina Peak, Quail Mountain

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WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS PAID WORKERS

Getting graduating high school students into the work force has always been challenging, especially in the Morongo Basin where opportunities for employment are limited. Reporter David Haldane tells us about a school-district-wide effort to address the problem… Free labor. That’s the catchword attracting local businesses to a pair of state-funded

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TWO KILLED IN FIERY 3-VEHICLE CRASH IN LANDERS WEDNESDAY MORNING

The California Highway Patrol has released some details about a fiery crash in Landers that killed two people early Wednesday morning. Douglas Barnes, 37, of Victorville, was driving a white 2012 Dodge 5500 pick-up truck, towing a 30-foot trailer, southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, at an unknown rate of

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SCHOOL BOARD DISAGREES ON FREE SPEECH AND RAISES FOR ADMINISTRATORS

A decision on a controversy at last night’s meeting of Morongo Unified School District Board of Education turned out to be, well, a little controversial. Reporter David Haldane was there, and explains… Free speech. That was the crux of a testy discussion at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified

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WINDS HELP FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING BRUSH FIRE ON THE MORONGO GRADE

Morongo Valley firefighters were helped by favorable winds in fighting a brush fire on the Morongo Grade Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Firefighter Jones said about 3:30 p.m., three passers-by traveling up the grade stopped at the Morongo Valley Fire Station to let them know about a fire in the middle

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FIRE IN HIGHLAND COULD BRING SMOKE INTO OUR DESERT

Firefighters are battling a wildland fire east of San Bernardino and north of Highland. The fire began shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday, and quickly grew to over 900 acres. Some smoke from that fire may come in to our area. Over 560 firefighters from several agencies are working to contain

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO BE OFFICIAL GATEWAY TO MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT

It’s no secret that the City of Twentynine Palms wants to attract more visitors. Last night the City Council took a couple of steps in that direction. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Tourism. That was the main subject at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The final approval of the Yucca Valley town ordinance regulating short term vacation home rentals is on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the consent agenda includes the draft ordinance for

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