CALFIRE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO PREVENT WILDFIRES

Even as the Sand Fire roars out of control in nearby Santa Clarita, CalFire is reminding residents that extreme fire danger requires your help to prevent wildfires. Reporter David Knutson has some fire safety reminders… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WITNESS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Landers man was arrested Sunday night, accused of intimidating a witness. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was with his son at a softball game in Covington Park in Morongo Valley when he was approached by Joshua Quintana, 31. The man told deputies that Quintana threatened him and

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO HELP FIGHT SAND FIRE

Morongo Valley Fire Department received an emergency call Sunday afternoon to help form a strike team to help fight the Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley. The emergency request meant the team, composed of Captain Andrew Arthen, Engineer Andrew Behrens, Firefighter Richard Gilmartin, and reserve Firefighter Rodriguez, left in

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SAFETY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY FROM FIRE

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TODAY

CalTrans has announced that one lane of Highway 62 will be closed today, Monday, July 25, for maintenance work. The number 2 lane, or “slow lane” of westbound Highway 62 from Torres Avenue in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley will be closed from 7 a.m. to

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ROADWORK IN A YUCCA VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107.7 will announce where each day so residents can plan accordingly. Today, Monday, July 25, roadwork will be performed in the Sky Harbor neighborhood, on Palisades Drive, Alba Avenue, Juarez Drive, Balsa Avenue, and

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LANDERS HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TOMORROW

Caltrans begins work tomorrow, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder with rumble strips on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of the

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HOME ENERGY EDUCATION WORKSHOP MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, July 25. The workshop about the Home Energy Assistance Program will be held 9:30 to 3:30 at the Reach Out office, 7255 Joshua Lane, Suite C in Yucca Valley. Call 909-723-1500 for an

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOSHUA TREE GEM SHOW

Save the date for the annual gem and mineral show in Joshua Tree. The show is returning Wednesday, September 28, through Sunday, October 2. The show will feature over 60 dealers who will be selling rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, supplies, mining equipment, and more. The show will be

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JOIN PREGNANCY SUPPORT GROUP MONDAY

A free pregnancy support group will meet Monday, July 25, for women who are expecting a baby; it doesn’t matter if it’s your first baby or your eighth. Women will be surrounded with supportive peers who will have helpful information and tips; the group will be facilitated by a local

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER DARK

The Joshua Tree National Park can be a great place for night time adventures. Here’s Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper with more… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing an unpleasant and

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE TO HOLD VEGETARIAN POTLUCK

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a food demonstration program, produce give-away, and potluck meal Sunday at United Methodist Church. Bring a vegetable dish to share at the potluck, as well as your own plates and utensils. The demonstration and potluck starts at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the church,

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA MESA

A 53-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a pursuit through the Yucca Mesa neighborhood in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to stop a black Honda that was driving westbound on Patrick Avenue about 1 p.m. for having a cracked windshield. The vehicle with out-of-state plates

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man who was angry that his wife was taking a nap, was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 58700 block of DelanoTrail about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. The woman told deputies she was lying on the

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS

Two Yucca Valley residents were arrested Wednesday morning after a deputy found them with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Church street about 9 a.m. There they found Ruben Minero, 36, and Sara Wagner, 20. Minero was found to be

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY WITH STOLEN MERCEDES

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to drive a stolen Mercedes in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, Morongo Basin deputies were alerted about 7 p.m. that a Mercedes Benz E350, stolen from Palm Springs, was at an apartment complex in the 6300 block

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SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT READING OF NEW PLAY AT THEATRE 29 SATURDAY

Theatre 29 will host an exclusive one-night-only staged reading of a playwright’s work-in-progress tonight. Reporter Kirby Davis fills in the details of how you can be a part of this collaborative event… Nationally recognized playwright Phil Olson asked Theater 29 to prepare a staged reading of his latest comedy, “A

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE SENTENCED FOR SENDING CHILDREN INTO DESERT

The Twentynine Palms couple arrested last week after three young children were found wandering in the desert without water or shoes pleaded guilty in a Joshua Tree courtroom Wednesday to child abuse. Mary Bell, 34—the mother of a 7-year- old girl, and 5- and 6-year- old boys—and her boyfriend, Gary

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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN VICIOUS TWENTYNINE PALMS ATTACK

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a vicious attack in Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the victim, a 57-year-old man, was sleeping in the 6300 block of Morongo Road near Joshua Drive when he was attacked about

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