MOTORCYCLES ON WAY TO LAUGHLIN RIVER RUN THIS WEEKEND

Motorcycles are on their way to Laughlin River Run and not only will Kyle Petty with about 100 other motorcycles be riding through the Morongo Basin this weekend, but so will thousands of other bike riders for the Laughlin River Run. The 5-day event, billed as the largest motorcycle event

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KYLE PETTY RIDE ACROSS AMERICA TO STOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Kyle Petty, a NASCAR race car driver turned NASCAR TV analyst is starting his 22nd Kyle Petty Ride Across America. Petty’s first stop on the ride is the AM/PM gas station in Twentynine Palms. Z107.7’s Morning Show personality Pat Michaels talked with Petty the other day about his charity ride.

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REACH-OUT SEEKS DONATIONS FOR ART AUCTION BENEFIT

Reach Out Morongo Basin is still asking for donations for its fourth annual fundraising art auction next week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline for donations is Saturday… There’s still time to donate items for the fourth annual art auction to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin. Donations will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW TONIGHT

The students at Twentynine Palms High School are performing a talent show tonight. Some of the cast members from Theatre 29’s recent production of “Disney’s Little Mermaid” will be among the talented entries in the production. Tickets for the 6 p.m. performance will be available at the door of the

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300 PERCENT INCREASE IN TICKETS AS TWENTYNINE PALMS CRACKS DOWN ON TRAFFIC LAWBREAKERS

If you are driving in the City of Twentynine Palms, you had better mind your Ps and Qs. A crackdown on traffic laws has seen the number of tickets written more than triple. Reporter David Haldane says the increased enforcement is addressing a real problem in the city… A stepped-up

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RECORD ATTENDANCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

More than 327,000 people visited Joshua Tree National Park in March, setting an all-time attendance record. In March 2015, 256,000 people visited the park. Park officials said visitor centers, campgrounds, and hiking trails were extremely busy as park visitors enjoyed the weather and a much better wildflower bloom than in

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COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CREATES NEW ANIMAL CRUELTY PROSECUTION UNIT

The county’s district attorney’s office has created a new Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases in the county. District Attorney Mike Ramos said his office prosecuted 84 animal cruelty cases last year, including animal cruelty and neglect, cockfighting rings, dogfighting, animal hoarding, and animal abuse.

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CHAMBERLIN TAKES OVER NEW COUNTY FIRE DIVISION; MARSHALL NAMED SOUTH DESERT DIVISION CHIEF

San Bernardino County Fire Department officials announced Thursday the creation of a new county fire division, and have named a local division chief to lead it. The new East Valley Division will be formed to accommodate the expected transition of the San Bernardino City fire department into the county fire

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FIFTH ANNUAL WOOF WALK IN PIONEERTOWN BENEFITS HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER

Join Z107.7’s Cody Joseph, along with your dog-loving friends and neighbors, tomorrow in Pioneertown for the annual “Woof Walk.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Miss Yucca Valley and her court will be joining the fun for the fifth annual Woof Walk Saturday. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at

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CHILD LEFT AT A JOSHUA TREE SERVICE STATION, MOTHER ARRESTED, FATHER SOUGHT

A Joshua Tree mother and father were arrested after they allegedly left their young child alone at a gas station for hours Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 4-year-old girl was with at least three other adults and several other young children at the Valero gas station in

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15-YEAR-OLD YUCCA VALLEY BOY ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY

A 15-year-old Yucca Valley boy was arrested Wednesday evening, accused of burglarizing a neighbor’s home. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to a home in the 56100 block of Breezy Lane concerning a burglary. Deputies discovered the front door had been forced open and multiple items inside, including

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CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

About 1,250 customers of Southern California Edison were without power for more than two hours in parts of Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning due to a crash on Highway 62. At about 4 a.m., a dark-colored 4-door sedan, traveling westbound on the highway, hit a telephone pole and an Edison

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DELAYS NEXTERA VOTE IN SPITE OF DIRE PREDICTIONS

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been dragging its heels for a year on approving a will-serve letter to provide water to the NextEra Solar Project at the site of the former airport in Joshua Tree. NextEra threatened last month that it would dig its own high-capacity

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PUTS THE SKIDS ON COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE SERVICES

In a surprise last-minute vote change last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District board put the skids on the process for the annexation of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department to County Fire. In a move which one shocked resident called “Unbelievable,” Board president Sam Moore suddenly changed his vote on

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DAUGHTER LEFT FOR HOURS AT JOSHUA TREE GAS STATION; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree mother was arrested Wednesday after she left her young child alone at a gas station for hours Tuesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 4-year-old girl was with at least three other adults and several other young children at a gas station in the 61700 block

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS CITE 4 FOR VANDALISM, DRUGS

Joshua Tree National Park rangers, operating on a tip from park visitors, apprehended and cited four men for vandalism and possession of a controlled substance. About 2:30 p.m. April 15, climbers in the Oyster Bar area of the park called park officials to report they smelled and saw fresh paint

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS OF MAJOR INCREASE IN CRIME, CITATIONS

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard some concerning news last night. A law enforcement update showed a dramatic rise in major crime, citations, and calls for service. Reporter David Haldane has the disturbing statistics… The Twentynine Palms Police Department has been busy this year. To date, officers have received 19

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG SALES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning, accused of possessing heroin for sale. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a traffic stop of a vehicle about 1:30 a.m. near Adobe Road and Foothill Drive in Twentynine Palms. The deputy determined that a passenger in the car, later identified

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YUCAIPA MAN FOUND WITH DRUGS, BURGLARY TOOLS

A Yucaipa man was arrested early Monday morning, after a deputy found drugs and burglary tools in his car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a silver Honda Civic about 1:30 a.m. at Highway 62 and Church Street in Yucca Valley for driving with its bright lights on.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER FACES NEXTERA SOLAR FIELD DECISION AGAIN TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District canceled their meeting Tuesday night due to a lack of a quorum, but are meeting tonight in a special meeting. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says the NextEra Solar project is back on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, General Manager

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