YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHECK FORGERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of check fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was sent to the 61600 block of Capilla Drive in Joshua Tree about 3 p.m. to investigate a possible check forgery. The victim gave the deputy a copy of a check that

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Here with some weather warning reminders is News Director Gary Daigneault… With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to

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TIME TO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

More wind and rain will be beating down on California in the near future as the storm continues to rage. For this reason, it’s a great idea to start assembling an emergency supply kit if you don’t have one already. Don’t know where to begin? Visit a link in this

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AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK” TALKS SPIRITUALITY AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in the The Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms can discuss the issue in a safe environment Sunday… William Paul Young, best known as the author of “The Shack,” will

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Over half of all

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES MONDAY

All municipal and county government offices, as well as banks and schools, will be closed Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day. Trash and recycling collections by Burrtec will not be affected.

MARRIAGE LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE IN JOSHUA TREE

Getting married just got much more convenient for residents of our Morongo Basin. For the first time marriage licenses will now be available at the County Government Center in Joshua Tree. Reporter Edica Gonzales has more… Morongo Basin residents who want to get married no longer have to travel to

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CORRUPTION CHARGES FILED AGAINST FORMER PALM SPRINGS MAYOR, TWO DEVELOPERS

The former mayor of Palm Springs and two developers have been charged with corruption after an FBI investigation. In a criminal complaint listing 21 felony charges against him, prosecutors allege that during his two years as mayor, Steve Pougnet accepted bribes from local real-estate developers in exchange for favorable decisions

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RAMOS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONDAY

County Supervisor James Ramos is scheduled to appear and answer your questions at Monday’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting. The Council will also discuss how the State Route 247 Scenic Highway campaign has stalled, and how it’s being threatened by massive solar projects. The Council plans to

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MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS INVITED TO WELCOME NEW MAIN FIRE ENGINE

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, along with the fire department it oversees, has struggled to keep its aging main fire engine operational for well over a year. Now the CSD, the fire department, and the residents of Morongo Valley can breathe a collective sigh of relief. In this report,

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CHARGES EXPECTED IN FEDERAL CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION IN PALM SPRINGS

The former Mayor of Palm Springs and two Developers have been charged with corruption after an FBI investigation. In a criminal complaint listing 21 felony charges against him unveiled today, prosecutors allege that during his two years as mayor of Palm Springs, Steve Pougnet accepted bribes from local real-estate developers

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO RULE ON MASSIVE PROJECT ALONG STATE ROUTE 62

The Desert Hot Springs City Council will hear an appeal of a planning commission decision to deny an extension for a massive home subdivision on the west side of State Route 62 just south of Mission Creek Road and the entrance to Mission Creek Preserve, bordering the new Sand to

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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” SET AT THEATRE 29

The classic Broadway hit musical “Into the Woods” is the next big musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of nine female and seven male musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of the darkly whimsical Stephen Sondheim

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES AND TRANSFERS MORE PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired 50 acres that had been slated to be razed for development in Joshua Tree. The Joshua trees on the five parcels at Alta Loma and Alta Avenue had been marked with ribbons by the prior owners to mark them for removal. On Tuesday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Derrick Lute-Rosario, 23, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night when Lute-Rosario grabbed the woman and began to

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SORTS OUT NATIVE PLANT INVENTORY

Huge discrepancies in numbers of Joshua trees and Mojave yuccas in just six years at the Sage Estates housing development in Yucca Valley led the Yucca Valley Town Council to order a third inventory of native plants. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the planning commission received the results last night,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, WANTS PRIMARY PUMP BACK IN OPERATION

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Tonight’s regular session convenes at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is a staff recommendation that the district award rehab of Well 14 to Tri-County Pump for approximately $160,000. Well 14 is the district’s primary

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING METHAMPHETAMINE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday night, accused of selling methamphetamine. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies contacted William Bagley, 47 in the 6500 block of Cholla Avenue, and determined that he had in possession methamphetamine, a digital scale. The report also states that Bagley admitted to selling a

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WE REVIEW “EXIT LAUGHING” AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley opened the comedy “Exit Laughing” by Paul Elliott last weekend, helmed by veteran director Wendy Cohen. The show opens with a group of gal pals gathered after a memorial service with the stolen ashes of their deceased friend. Reporter Rebecca Havely says, the

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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