HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOSTING AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT ENROLLMENT

Hi-Desert Medical Center is conducting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act health insurance. Two enrollment sessions are scheduled this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to find out more and sign up… Open enrollment for Covered California and the Affordable Care Act ends January 31. If you’ve not

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FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR CELEBRATION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY

A celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday, January 18, in Twentynine Palms. The theme this year is the Black National Anthem, “Life Every Voice and Sing.” The Martin Luther King Jr Day celebration will be an all-day event. The day will start with a walk at

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FEE-FREE DAY IN NATIONAL PARKS MONDAY

In honor of Martin Luther King Junior Day, all National Parks will waive entrance fees on Monday, January 18. Visitors will not have to pay the $20 per vehicle entrance price, although camping and reservation fees still apply. The National Park Service hopes residents take advantage of this fee-free day

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OLD NATIONAL PARKS POSTERS ARE FOCUS OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND

Two programs will discuss lost art posters of the 1930s featuring national will be held at locations inside Joshua Tree National Park tonight and tomorrow. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you when and where… Join retired park ranger, Doug Leen, aka, “Ranger Doug” who, in recognition of the 100th birthday of

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WOMAN SHOOTS, KILLS DOG AFTER IT ATTACKS HER DOGS

A dog was shot and killed Thursday afternoon by a Joshua Tree woman after she said it attacked and killed one of her dogs. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman was walking her two small dogs about 1 p.m. in the 2800 block of Foxy Flats Road when she

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MAN PEPPER SPRAYED AFTER HE ATTEMPTS TO KICK OUT PATROL CAR WINDOW

A Los Angeles man is accused of felony vandalism after he tried to kick his way out of a Sheriff’s patrol car following an arrest for violating a restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 61500 block of Division Street about 11 a.m. when Nathaniel

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SO CAL EDISON TO OFFER CREDIT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY POWER OUTAGE

On December 30, Z107.7 reported on a planned power outage affecting approximately 2,400 households in Landers and Yucca Mesa. For many of those affected, our report was the only information they received on the planned outage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how those caught by surprise when the lights went

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BOY RESCUED AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

16-year-old boy fell off a rock formation inside Joshua Tree National Park yesterday afternoon and had to be rescued by firefighters. County fire Captain Jay Dimoff said about 2 p.m., the boy, who was part of an educational group from San Diego, was rock scrambling about 1 ½ miles from

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HABITUAL CRIMINALS ARRESTED AGAIN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Three people—including two who have a long history with law enforcement—were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found with stolen credit cards, checks, and mail. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy G. Jimenez stopped a vehicle about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Sullivan Road and Yucca Avenue in

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QUILT SHOW FEATURING NATIONAL PARKS OPENS IN JOSHUA TREE FRIDAY

On Monday, January 18, Joshua Tree National Park will join in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his contribution to civil rights in this country, by waiving entrance fees to the park. Fees for activities such as camping, reservations, tours, or concessions will still be collected as normal. January

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NEW FOUR-WAY STOP AT WARREN VISTA AND YUCCA TRAIL INSTALLED

At the Yucca Valley Town Council’s last meeting in December, council members were presented with some problem intersections that needed improvements. One of those intersections was Yucca Trail and Warren Vista, which has been the scene of several serious crashes. Council members directed staff to install a four-way stop sign

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ACCUSED RAPIST CASE DISMISSED, RELEASED AFTER OVER A YEAR IN JAIL

After being held in jail for over a year while awaiting trial, a man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint in Twentynine Palms was released last Friday when his case was dismissed. According to court records, Lynel Roduk, 30, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Friday morning for a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL BANS MEDICAL MARIJUANA

The Twentynine Palms City Council voted to ban Medical Marijuana in the City last night. Reporter David Haldane said the decision was not unanimous… Twentynine Palms residents wanting to use medicinal marijuana legally will have to wait a while. That according to a vote by the City Council last night

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WHEN TWO STOLEN VEHICLES ARE FOUND

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday after two stolen vehicles were located on his property. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 56500 block of Sunset Avenue in Yucca Valley about 12:40 p.m. Monday afternoon. When they arrived, they determined that two vehicles

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MORONGO BASIN SEARCH AND RESCUE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

The Morongo basin Sheriff’s Station is looking for volunteers to serve on the Search and rescue team. Reporter Ashton Henry has details… The Morongo Basin volunteer Search and Rescue team is looking for individuals who are interested in joining their team and serving the community. The SAR team is a

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION OK’S SHAKE-N-STEAK, POSTPONES CELL TOWER DECISION

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission approved a new Restaurant and postponed a cell tower decision last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Yucca Valley planning commissioners were practically giddy with excitement over the prospect of having a Steak-n-Shake restaurant open in Yucca Valley. At their

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EQUESTRIAN ACCIDENT KILLS YUCCA VALLEY VICAR

A tragedy for a beloved member of the Morongo Basin Clergy. Vicar Jane Lieberg Crase of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley suffered fatal injuries in an equestrian accident Sunday. Friends tell Z107.7 News Crase was riding one of her horses at her home in the Yucca Mesa area

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS A CALL TO ARMS OPPOSING BLM OFF-ROAD ROUTES

The environmentalist-leaning Morongo Basin MAC met last night. Reporter David Haldane said the troops were exhorted to stop a BLM recreational off-road plan…

A packed meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council heard a call to arms Monday night. Their marching orders: respond to a plan by the Bureau

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO RUN OVER A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

An Anderson, California, woman was arrested Sunday morning, accused of attempting to deliberately run over someone with her truck in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, Georgia Prather, 50, was leaving the home in the 5900 block of Mariposa Avenue about 11:45 a.m. Sunday in her Chevy pick-up truck.

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