YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN PROPERTY AND A GUN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday morning after he was found with stolen property and a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies investigating a residential burglary served a search warrant at a home in the 55800 block of Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley about 10:45 a.m. At

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNVEILS PROJECT PHOENIX FEATURES FOR DISCUSSION

The City of Twentynine Palms hosted a public meeting last night to unveil the first real look at the proposed plan for Project Phoenix, a major effort to revitalize the downtown area. The plans come after some six years of planning and litigation to free bond funds from the State

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS, FOOD AND FUN IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day celebration is tomorrow, September 2, at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Celebrate American labor and the end of summer with food, fun, fireworks, and family entertainment. Gates open at 4 p.m. The Z107.7 Mobile DJ will get things warmed up, and the U.S. Marine

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LABOR DAY MONDAY WILL SEE GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND BUSINESSES CLOSED

The symbolic end of summer, Labor Day, is Monday. As a federal holiday, many government offices and businesses will be closed Monday. Among those that are closed are banks, post offices, schools, including Copper Mountain College, and county, city, and town offices. Burrtec Waste and Recycling will not pick up

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AT CAR WASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday, accused of exposing himself to women at a car wash. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the a self-car wash at the corner of Adobe Road and Calle Todd Lane about 5:15 for a report of a man exposing himself.

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OPEN AND INTERACTIVE MEETING ON TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms will be holding what’s described as an “open and interactive” meeting to discuss Project Phoenix tonight. The purpose, according to a press release, is to get public input on various aspects of the project including parking access and other infrastructure needs. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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IT’S WILDFIRE SEASON, CALFIRE HAS PREVENTION TIPS

If you live in a wildland area you need to use all equipment responsibly to reduce the risk of accidentally sparking a fire. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the wildfire prevention tips from CalFire… Southern California is entering peak wildfire season. Whether working to create defensible space around your home,

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL ON THE Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District are back in session. Tomorrow’s Up-Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAR SHOW SET FOR OCTOBER 14

The last day to register your vehicle for a discounted registration fee for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show is Friday. With more on how to register your vehicle, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Mark your calendars for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show. The

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THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board

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Z107.7 STORY SPARKS A PLANNED CLEAN-UP AT GIANT ROCK IN LANDERS

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous…

Following Z107.7’s report on the large-scale

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EDISON TO ROLL OUT NEW RATES BASED ON THE TIME OF USE

Major changes are afoot for Edison customers, including those in the Morongo Basin. Reporter David Haldane explains… If your lifestyle is somewhat flexible, you may be in for lower electricity rates. If it isn’t, well, not so much. That’s the bottom line regarding Southern California Edison’s new rate scales set

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PIONEER DAYS COMMITTEE MEETING TONIGHT

Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms is coming up fast. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a Pioneer Days committee meeting tonight, Wednesday, August 30 at 5:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Twentynine Palms.

WE REVIEW “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway hit “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opened last week at Theatre 29 and will run Friday, Saturday, and Sundays through September 17. I attended the opening weekend’s Saturday night performance. Under the skilled direction of Rebecca Havely, the big, bright, energetic show featured an ensemble cast moving

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON IN HOUSE FIRE OVER A YEAR AGO

A Yucca Valley man suspected of arson in the fire of a home over a year ago was arrested Thursday night. On July 5, 2016, the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Inca Trail was told her rental home—from which James Shropshire, 65, had just been evicted—was

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SUSPECTED TWENTYNINE PALMS DRUG DEALER ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, after he was found with a large supply of drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, Teddy Lambros, 49, was stopped about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning for a pedestrian check near Morongo Road and El Paseo in Twentynine Palms. During a search, the deputy

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FIREWORKS, FOOD, AND FAMILY FUN IN LANDERS THIS SATURDAY

Our Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day and end of summer celebration is September 2 at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Here is reporter Mike Lipsitz with all you need to know to get in on the fun… Celebrate the end of summer with food, fireworks, and family fun in Landers.

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AT FIRST THOUGHT SAFE, CASTLE MOUNTAINS MONUMENT NOW IN THE CROSS HAIRS

A national monument that was not on the original list of 27 national monuments whose boundaries were to be reviewed by the Secretary of the Interior, may be threatened with revision or elimination after all. In April, Donald Trump signed an executive order directing Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan

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SMALL REPAIRS? REACH OUT HAS THE HELP IF YOU HAVE THE NEED

Sometimes the easiest repairs can be out of reach of your capability. Reporter Eric Knabe has an easy solution… Do you have a squeaky screen door? Burned out light bulb? Or a yard that needs raking? Reach Out Morongo Basin has volunteer handy-persons that have an array of skills and

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FAMILIES OF MISSING HIKERS WILL NEVER STOP LOOKING, OFFER REWARD

The families of two hikers who went missing nearly a month ago in Joshua Tree National Park held a press conference Saturday to announce they will offer a reward for the safe return of Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso. With details, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff… “There’s a small, small

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