PLAN PROTECTING MILLIONS OF DESERT ACRES FROM DEVELOPMENT IN JEOPARDY

The Trump Administration announced yesterday that it will consider scrapping a conservation plan developed during the Obama Administration to protect millions of acres of desert in California. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, finalized in 2016, was an eight-year effort to protect 10.8 million acres of sensitive desert ecosystems—including Joshua

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HOME-MADE ROCKET LAUNCH NEAR AMBOY PLANNED FOR TOMORROW

An Apple Valley man is hoping the third time’s the charm, as he attempts to launch his newly designed steam-powered rocket into the air in Amboy Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the limo driver’s rocket launch is a publicity stunt to raise money to launch him into space later

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CANDIDATE FILING OPENS THIS MONTH, LOCAL RACES GETTING STARTED

The opening date for candidates to file to run for office in California begins Monday, February 12. Congressman Paul Cook has told Z107.7 News that he intends to run for re-election to his seat in District 8. In addition, Republican Cook has at least two challengers: Democrats Rita Ramirez and

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE RANDEE ZELLER

Make plans to see this year’s Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant, scheduled for Saturday, February 3, at 6 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today Reporter Andrew Dieleman introduces us to contestant Randee Zeller…

Today we visit with Randee Zeller, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for

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SHERIFF SWITCHES COMMUNICATIONS, SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR SCANNER

Say good-bye to your police scanners. As of today, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is switching over to encrypted digital radios. A Sheriff’s press release says the new $160 million system will enhance coverage throughout the county, improve the voice clarity, and strengthen the signal. In addition, the new

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE MADISON TUTTLE

The annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant is set for Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thunderdome at Joshua Springs church. The annual event, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, will see seven high school juniors competing in a contest based on academics and poise. Today reporter

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“THE ODD COUPLE” ENDS ITS SUCCESSFUL RUN THIS WEEKEND

You still have time for a good laugh at a classic comedy. “The Odd Couple” at Theatre 29 ends its successful run this weekend with performances Friday and Saturday night at 7:00 and a Super Bowl alternative matinee Sunday at 2:30. In “The Odd Couple,” two opposites attempt to live

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Z107.7 RADIOTHON TO BENEFIT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR

The Yucca Valley High School Select Choir has been given a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity to participate in a spring performance tour of Washington, D.C. They’re seeking sponsors for a radiothon here at Z107.7. Rebecca Havely shares how you can contribute … Yucca Valley High Select Choir director Bill Barrett says

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UMBRELLA MINISTRIES REMEMBRANCE WALK NEXT WEEK

Umbrella Ministries, a non-profit organization that offers encouragement to women who have experienced the death of a child, will hold a remembrance walk in Indian Wells Saturday, February 10, starting at 9 a.m., for anyone who would like to honor their loved ones. The walk starts at Southwest Community Church,

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40,000 EXPECTED FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS IN JOHNSON VALLEY STARTING FRIDAY

In terms of both competitors and spectators, King of the Hammers is the largest off-road racing event in North America. The event combines desert racing and rock crawling to come up with what its promoters say is the world’s toughest one-day off-road race. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says buckle up and

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER MAKING THREATS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Sunday after he threatened to kill his roommate. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Christen, 52, got into a fight with his roommate in the 61500 block of Division Street in Joshua Tree about 3 p.m. The roommate told deputies that Christen pulled out

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT KYLIE TAYLOR

Seven young women have been working hard for months preparing for the Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant. The Rotary Club sponsored event will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome in Yucca Valley. Today reporter Andrew Dieleman introduces us to candidate Kylie Taylor…

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he threw his girlfriend to the ground. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronald Wilson, 36, was on Adobe Road walking home from a bar with his girlfriend about midnight when they began to argue. The woman told deputies that Wilson

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LANDERS MAN FOUND WITH WARRANTS, WEAPONS, AND DRUGS

A Landers man was arrested early Monday morning, after he was found with drugs and a loaded rifle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a red Ford pick-up truck for having a burned out headlight just before 1 a.m. on Old Woman Springs Road and El Cortez in

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DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING A STABBING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a stabbing in Twentynine Palms Saturday evening. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, the unidentified victim called about 7:45 p.m. Saturday to report he had been stabbed in the arm, shoulder and back during an argument in the 5400 block of Daisy Avenue in

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HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT RESULTS IN ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF LOADED FIREARM

A Victorville man with a long history with the law was arrested following a high-speed pursuit Saturday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 9:20 a.m., Officer Jeff McNutt saw a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R traveling southbound on Old Woman Springs Road at more than 80 miles per hour. McNutt

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TRIPLE TREAT BLUE, SUPER, ECLIPSING MOON IN THE DESERT SKY

Skywatchers will be presented with a triple treat tonight: a Blue Moon, a Super Moon, and a lunar eclipse. And what makes the event even more special, they’ll all be viewable at the same time. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… A Blue Moon is when two full moons

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SUSPECTED OF DRIVING DRUNK WITH A JUVENILE IN HIS CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of drunk driving with a juvenile in the car. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 4:30 a.m., deputies received a call about a reckless driver on Highway 62 in Yucca Valley who was swerving and nearly hitting the highway dividers.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF IDENTITY THEFT AND ELDER THEFT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested earlier this month and pleaded guilty last week to identity theft and elder abuse. Alexander Burke, 27, identified by his booking record as a gardener, gained access to the Social Security account and several savings accounts of a resident in the 500 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Yucca Valley man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder was sentenced to one year in county jail. On July 31, Drew Childs, now 34, went to his grandmother’s home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto Avenue in Yucca Valley where he attempted to smother her with a pillow

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