CALIFORNIA GAS TAX KICKS IN WEDNESDAY, FILL HER UP

Get ready to spend more money at the gas pump, starting Wednesday, November 1. That’s when a gas tax, approved by the California legislature in April, goes into effect. California gas taxes will increase by 12 cents a gallon and diesel taxes by 20 cents. Lawmakers say the taxes will

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ARREST FOR DISSUADING A WITNESS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of telling his ex-wife not to testify in a criminal case against him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeffrey Brown, 28, has a court date of November 3 for a case of willful cruelty to a child and violating a court order

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VETERANS’ DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS YEAR

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2017. This annual event alternates each year between the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. The Veterans Tribute will be held Saturday, November 11, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park, next to

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ARTIST TALK AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY SATURDAY

A featured artist will be at the Joshua Tree library this Saturday. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details on the presentation… Zara Kand will be presenting an artist talk at the Joshua Tree Branch Library on Saturday, November 4, at 3 p.m. Kand paints images she finds mysterious, and views

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

An opening reception for art on display at the Hi-Desert Medical Center will be held Friday, November 3, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Photography, sculpture, and paintings from Sherri Sullivan, Jennifer Grandi, Gordon Crawford, and Kathi Klopfenstein will be on display in the hospital’s emergency department, nurses’ station, main lobby,

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STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR MISS TWENTYNINE PALMS SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

There are only a few more days to sign up for the Miss Twentynine Palms Scholarship Pageant. Applications and rules are online at miss29palms.org, or stop by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. Bring your completed application to the Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge on Saturday, November 4, between 10 a.m.

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SIGN UP NOW FOR HELP WITH MEDICARE ENROLLMENT

Now that the enrollment period for Medicare has opened, Reach Out Morongo Basin will sponsor an informational event to help seniors navigate the complicated healthcare program. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Now is the time to look at your current Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Will there be changes in

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER OF DEPUTY ARRESTED THURSDAY

A man suspected of trying to run over a deputy during a pursuit in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Thursday. Deputies from the Special Investigations team say that a deputy attempted a traffic stop October 18 on a white Ford pick-up truck in the area of Hwy 62 and

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ACCUSED DOUBLE MURDERER PLEADS NOT GUILTY THURSDAY

The man accused of killing two Twentynine Palms women was in a Joshua Tree courtroom again Thursday. Rafael Aikens, 22, pleaded not guilty to double homicide in his second arraignment. During Aikens’ preliminary hearing in August, law enforcement officials laid out their case that Aikens, a machine-gunner attached to 2nd

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IMPROV SHOW AT THEATRE 29 HALLOWEEN STYLE

Theatre 29’s improv troupe performs once again with a Halloween themed show. With your invitation here’s Rebecca Havely… Come in costume if you wish for a ghoulishly funny time, to the Halloween themed improv performance. Improvisation is a form of theatre in which no script is used. Instead, the actors

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CONGRESSMAN COOK NAMED AS CHAIR OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley was named Thursday as the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The Western Hemisphere subcommittee covers political relations between the United States and other nations in North and South America. The subcommittee conducts oversight on regional institutions, foreign

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DEEP SKY HIGHLIGHTS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory will hold a star party Saturday night, October 28. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 9 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Take a tour of the cosmos, including the Andromeda Galaxy, the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF TRYING TO RUN OVER DEPUTY ARRESTED THURSDAY

A man suspected of trying to run over a deputy during a pursuit in Yucca Valley last week was arrested Thursday. Deputies from the Special Investigations team say that a deputy attempted a traffic stop October 18 on a white Ford pick-up truck in the area of Hwy 62 and

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 15-YEAR-OLD BABYSITTER

A Yucca Valley woman who investigators say began a sexual relationship with her children’s 15-year-old babysitter, then took the boy to Kentucky where the two lived together, is back in California facing charges of rape and lewd acts with a child. A Sheriff’s spokesman said Jenny Ann Koster, 32, pleaded

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TOMORROW IS NATIONAL DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

This Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day. Reporter Eric Knabe urges you to dispose of those old prescriptions with the Sheriff’s Department… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration is giving the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DEATH THREATS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill a man she hired to do yard work. Sheriff’s reports say Elizabeth Bergman, 45, hired a man to clean up her yard in the 6300 block of El Dorado Avenue, and wrote him two checks totaling $750 for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER EVADING WARRANT ARREST

A Twentynine Palms woman who was wanted on a felony warrant and attempted to evade arrest was arrested Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6000 block of Mojave Avenue in Twentynine Palms shortly before midnight Tuesday, for a disturbance call. The deputy contacted Joela Saunders,

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FREE COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Get your trash ready for a free community clean-up day. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details about what will be accepted at the clean-up day tomorrow…

The City of Twentynine Palms and Burrtec will hold a trash clean-up day Saturday, October 28, from 8:30 to noon. Residents may

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT ON Z107.7 LIVE TOMORROW

A dramatic increase in the cost to visit Joshua Tree National Park, a new shuttle system, increase in visitors over-capacity and increasing, Desert Tortoise deaths, graffiti, and missing hikers found deceased. There is a lot going in in our backyard National Park and Superintendent David Smith will be on the

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THREE INJURED IN CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash in Morongo Valley late last night. Just before midnight, a car on Mountain View Trail pulled out onto westbound Highway 62 and into the path of a tow truck heading east on the highway. Two women in the car were critically

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