DUE TO NATIONAL BLOOD SHORTAGE, A BLOOD DRIVE AT HDMC TOMORROW

Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol

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HUMANE SOCIETY ADOPTION FAIR MARCH 4TH NEEDS VENDORS AND SPONSORS

Vendors and raffle prizes are needed for an adoption fair to benefit the Morongo Basin’s only no-kill animal shelter. The adoption fair is set for Saturday, March 4, from 11 to 2, at the animal shelter on Sunview Avenue in Joshua Tree. Businesses and organizations interested in having a booth

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HONORS TWO OF THEIR OWN

Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently honored two retiring, long-term board members for their years of service and records of accomplishments. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the who and the why… Earlier this month the Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors recognized past board members Martie Avels and Pat Cooper for

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOB FAIR TOMORROW

Professionals in nursing, therapy and radiology might want to make a note; Hi-Desert Medical Center is hiring. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in Helen Gray Education Center at 6601 White Feather Road

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

FREE ENTRANCE TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK MONDAY

Enjoy the Joshua Tree National Park free fee day tomorrow. Here’s more from Edica Gonzalez…

In honor of President’s Day, February 20, all national parks will waive entrance fees Monday. Camping and reservation fees will still be collected as normal. Fee free days are an opportunity to take advantage of

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VETERANS’ RESOURCE DAY TOMORROW

For veterans here in the Morongo Basin, February 20 is stacking up to be much more than President’s Day. In our area, it’s also Veterans Resource Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on just what that means…

Veterans Resource Day on February 20 aims to connect area vets with programs,

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

Here with some weather warning reminders is News Director Gary Daigneault… With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to

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TIME TO PREPARE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

More wind and rain will be beating down on California in the near future as the storm continues to rage. For this reason, it’s a great idea to start assembling an emergency supply kit if you don’t have one already. Don’t know where to begin? Visit a link in this

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AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK” TALKS SPIRITUALITY AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in the The Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms can discuss the issue in a safe environment Sunday… William Paul Young, best known as the author of “The Shack,” will

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The annual Parade of Homes is tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says tickets are still available… There’s still time to get your tickets for tomorrow’s 13th annual Parade of Homes to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin. This year’s Parade of Homes features two homes in Yucca Valley: Bohemian Chic, and

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WEEKEND RAIN AND WINDS, A REMINDER TO TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN

With a powerful winter storm bearing down on our Morongo Basin region this weekend, some safety reminders from Z107.7 News. Driving or walking into water flowing across the road is very dangerous. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm-related hazard. Over half of all

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES MONDAY

All municipal and county government offices, as well as banks and schools, will be closed Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day. Trash and recycling collections by Burrtec will not be affected.

MARRIAGE LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE IN JOSHUA TREE

Getting married just got much more convenient for residents of our Morongo Basin. For the first time marriage licenses will now be available at the County Government Center in Joshua Tree. Reporter Edica Gonzales has more… Morongo Basin residents who want to get married no longer have to travel to

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE ONLINE HEART RISK ASSESSMENT

For the first time in two decades, the number of Americans dying of heart disease increased in 2015. The uptick in heart disease deaths came as an unwelcome surprise. In this report, Mike Lipsitz tells us how our own Hi-Desert Medical Center responds…

Thank you Gary. February is also American

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES AND TRANSFERS MORE PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired 50 acres that had been slated to be razed for development in Joshua Tree. The Joshua trees on the five parcels at Alta Loma and Alta Avenue had been marked with ribbons by the prior owners to mark them for removal. On Tuesday,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day weekend. The College will resume its normal operating hours on Tuesday, February 21.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS, WANTS PRIMARY PUMP BACK IN OPERATION

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… Tonight’s regular session convenes at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is a staff recommendation that the district award rehab of Well 14 to Tri-County Pump for approximately $160,000. Well 14 is the district’s primary

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING HIS CHILD WITH A BELT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of hitting his child with a belt. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was at Joshua Tree Elementary School on an unrelated call when the deputy was asked to look at the child, whose shoulders and buttocks had bruises. The child

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