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MORE ON THE FEDERAL EFFORT TO KEEP DRONES OUT OF FIRE AREAS

On Saturday, firefighting planes had to halt operations for half an hour on the massive, deadly Sand Fire in Santa Clarita to track down a person flying a drone in the fire zone. On Monday, the federal government announced a program to make a dent in the problem. So far...
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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER SUMMER MIXER AT ART QUEEN COMPLEX FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is inviting you to a summer mixer this Friday evening. Meet other professionals and community members from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Art Queen complex, 61855 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. Chamber organizers say the event will be a fun one with live music,...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER SET TO GET TWO NEW PICKUP TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a contract for general manger Ray Kolisz and two new pickup trucks are on the agenda…
At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board is expected to award the bid for purchase of two...
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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the meeting’s agenda…
The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will review the district’s urban water management plan. After a...
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A RASH OF BB GUN VANDALISM IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

At least seven people reported vandalism caused by a BB gun to their businesses and vehicles in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, sometime Saturday night, unknown suspects shot a BB gun at four businesses in the 56900 and 55600 blocks of Yucca Trail and three vehicles in the 56500...
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WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several items. After an investigation, two...
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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 of wine in his backpack,...
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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 his wife...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SITS DOWN TO A SMORGASBORD TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a full plate includes a new levy, vacation home rentals, and an update from Congressman Paul Cook…
The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight.
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EXPECT MORE NOISE THAN USUAL ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting two exercises: integrated training exercise and a large-scale exercise. These exercises are comprised of intensive training for 3,500 active duty and...
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NEW FEDERAL INITIATIVE WILL HELP MORE CALIFORNIANS AFFORD SOLAR

The White House has announced a new initiative to make solar more affordable for homeowners by making additional zero-down government loans available. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…
The Obama Administration announced last week plans to make solar an option for all homeowners by allowing the Veterans Administration and Department...
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ROAD MAINTENANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107-7 will tell you where each day so you can plan accordingly. Today, Tuesday July 26, roadwork will be performed on Outer Highway 62, at the following locations: Old Woman Springs to Airway; Barberry to...
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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT AMBITIOUS AGENDA TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the water supplier for the Landers area, will hold a board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda includes several public hearings …
The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s...
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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, July 27, cleaning our desert and they invite you to join them. The Clean team will meet at Hwy 62 and the south side of Border at 7:00 a.m. and work for one short hour.  Gloves, grabbers...
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SOME CMC OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW FOR TRAINING

The Copper Mountain College Admission and Records, and Base Programs offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for staff training. The offices will re-open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

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FREE SHOWING OF “FOOD INC.” IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is offering a free showing tonight of the Academy-Award nominated exposé “Food, Inc.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…
“Food, Inc.” is a documentary that exposes how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer...
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HI-DESERT POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m., Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. The topic for the meeting is chickens and hot weather. Come learn how to keep clean water for chickens and how to help them survive the triple digit...
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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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