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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON NATIONAL PARK FEE HIKES EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 22ND

The Trump administration is proposing to double, triple, or almost quadruple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular national parks. Starting in January 2018, a 7-day car pass in Joshua Tree National Park will increase to $70, from the current $25, between January and...
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APPLE VALLEY MAN PLANS TO SHOOT MANNED, STEAM POWERED ROCKET FROM AMBOY

An Apple Valley man is planning to launch and ride in a steam-powered rocket at 500 miles per hour 1,800 feet over Amboy. Mike Hughes, 61, is a limo driver sponsored by and a member of the Flat Earth Society. This Saturday, November 25, Hughes plans to launch himself into the...
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SAFETY TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOLIDAY MEAL

As your home warms up with all the delicious smells of Thanksgiving cooking, make sure you’re being safe while in the kitchen. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and related injuries. The San Bernardino County Fire Department offers these safety tips for cooking your holiday meal.
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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR A LANDERS WOMAN

A 40-year-old Landers woman was arrested on multiple charges Friday morning after she was spotted shoplifting a sweater. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees called deputies about 9 a.m. after a woman, later identified as Jacqueline Worley, was seen putting on a sweater inside the store. The report states that Worley appeared to...
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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR THE MORONGO VALLEY CSD TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Fire Department dominates discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Community Services District there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…
The regular monthly meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District starts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Covington Park Community Building. Following agency reports and under new business,...
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MORONGO BASIN AMBULANCE COLLECTING TOYS AT WAL-MART

Morongo Basin Ambulance has a long history of helping those in need. And in this season of giving, Morongo Basin Ambulance will be helping youngsters in need. Staff will be in front of Yucca Valley WalMart from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday from December 2 through December 16. The crews will be accepting...
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COUNTY DOG LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Online dog licensing is available for residents of unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to get your license…
Residents who live in unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County can now get their dog licenses online. Residents can renew existing licenses, purchase a new license, change...
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WAY STATION FOOD GIVEAWAY THIS MORNING

The 32nd annual Way Station Thanksgiving give-away is today, Tuesday November 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. at 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree. The Way Station is giving away turkeys, stuffing mix, onions, potatoes, yams, margarine, celery, carrots, spinach, pies, and cranberry sauce. You do not need ID or proof of residency. The gate opened...
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Z107.7 TAKING ENTRIES FOR “BATTLE OF THE OFFICE CAROLERS”

Z1077 is currently accepting entries for the 2017 Battle of the Office Carolers. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has the details on how you can enter your own holiday harmonies…
You’ve heard of “The Voice” and “Americas Got Talent”, but here in the Hi-Desert, we have the “Battle of the Office Carolers!”...
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Yucca Valley High School Tennis standout Katie Brattain played a number 1 seed girl from Wood Christian School in CIF Girls Individual Sections Monday. The match was played at Andulka Park Tennis Center in Riverside. Coach Cindy Miller said Brattain did her best and battled, finally losing the first set...
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COLLEGE SPORTS

The Copper Mountain College men’s basketball team swept all three games in the three-day, eight-team Home Motors Tournament at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria last weekend. The Fighting Cacti won their first game Friday night against Yuba College, 83-77. Saturday, the men played Victor Valley and won 62-55, and...
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32ND ANNUAL WAY STATION THANKSGIVING FOOD GIVEAWAY TOMORROW

“WAY STATION” THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017.

The 32nd annual “Way Station” Thanksgiving give-away is tomorrow, Tuesday November 21, from 8–10 am at 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree. They are giving away turkeys, stuffing mix, onions, potatoes, yams, margarine, celery, carrots, spinach, pies, and cranberry sauce. You do not need ID...
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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, 32, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL UNDER 14

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Cory Lopez went to the 7600 block of Sage Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday for a report of sexual abuse of an underage girl. The investigation led Lopez to the 57300 block of Yucca...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SUSPECTED OF ARSON ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man suspected of starting a vehicle fire earlier this month was arrested Friday. According to Sheriff’s reports, on November 3, firefighters and deputies were called to an area near Adobe Road and Amboy Road about 9 a.m. for a report of a vehicle fire. A man and...
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A NEW WARNING ABOUT SCAMMERS POSING AS THE IRS

Morongo Basin residents have recently been receiving fraudulent phone calls from someone who claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Reporter Andrew Dieleman warns residents to not fall for these scammers who say you owe money…
With tax season fast approaching, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as...
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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS 24 HOUR HOT-LINE

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault and rape prevention. The...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FREE LECTURE ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT THIS EVENING

A pediatrician will give a lecture on the stages of child development this afternoon. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…
Physicians from Hi-Desert Medical Center are offering lectures on key topics to help residents be more informed about their health. Monday, November 20, a local pediatrician will discuss the...
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CLASSIC MUSICAL, “MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS” OPENS THIS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Meet Me in St Louis” is a classic, family-friendly musical opening in two weeks at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser hosted by Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms. Here with your invitation is Rebecca Havely…
What better way to begin the holiday season than with a musical for the entire...
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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TAKING DONATIONS FOR THE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is accepting donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, blankets and other pet-related items for donation to the Morongo Basin no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree. The shelter especially needs dry dog and cat food, all kinds of puppy and kitten food, cleaning supplies and pet...
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NOMINATE VETERANS FOR CONGRESSMAN COOK’S “HEROES OF THE 8TH”

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley is asking for nominations of veterans to honor at a ceremony next month. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…
Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley plans to honor military veterans from his district at a ceremony December 19. “Heroes of the 8th” Veterans...
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