AMATEUR SKATEBOARD FINALS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

A free amateur skateboard competition will be coming to Joshua Tree for two days in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says spectators will be able to see 34 of the best skateboard amateurs from around the country… Zumies Best Foot Forward is holding the finals of its amateur skateboard competition

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TAKING PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Those expired prescriptions or old needles around your house pose a real danger to your family and to our environment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Hi-Desert Medical Center will be collecting them Saturday… Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps or needles on Saturday,

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION OFFERS STUDENT BUS PASSES

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is assisting students with transportation needs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… Because transportation can be a huge barrier for college students the Copper Mountain College Foundation is breaking down that barrier for the nearly 2,000 students enrolled there. The Foundation subsidizes bus rides

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MEATLOAF DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

Chef A.C. and the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. On the menu is meatloaf, potatoes, veg, and salad, for $8. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

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SHERIFF'S STATION TAGGED, 1 ADULT ARREST, 2 JUVENILES CITED

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of vandalizing the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station and county courthouse in Joshua Tree. Employees arriving to work about 7:30 Monday morning noticed that the courthouse, Sheriff’s Department building, and a medical office across the highway, had been tagged with graffiti overnight. An

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s third annual “Summer Splash” is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event was rescheduled from smoky days earlier this summer. An art show has been added to this year’s Splash, in addition to classic kid’s games,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will focus on chromium-6… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will receive an update on the state’s more stringent chromium-6 threshold and learn the status of the district’s current conservation

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, August 19. The first will be at the hospital in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, followed by a blood drive at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO TAKE UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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VETERANS COUNSELING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to veterans in the Morongo Basin tomorrow and on the first and third Tuesday of every month. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162

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HEAT WAVE IS COMING; PREPARE YOURSELF

With temperatures expected to hit 110 degrees by Sunday, the county health officer has issued a heat advisory for portions of San Bernardino county. Residents are urged to stay cool by staying in air conditioned buildings. There are several cooling centers in the Morongo Basin. Cooling centers are the Yucca

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TIPS TO AVOID CHILD HEAT STROKE

Most susceptible to heat-related illness are the elderly, homeless, people with chronic ailments, and children. Reporter Dan Stork says residents should be extra careful—especially with children—in the summer heat…

Those at the greatest risk of heat-related illnesses are seniors and children. Health Department Public Information Officer Henry Varela stresses that

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT SPONSORS LANDSCAPE WATER SAVER WORKSHOP SATURDAY

If you are having trouble reducing your landscape water usage, a workshop being offered by the Joshua Basin Water District on Saturday may have some helpful tips for you. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details…

The folks at Joshua Basin Water District are pulling out all the stops in

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