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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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF SELLING HER NEIGHBOR’S STOLEN ITEMS ONLINE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested Thursday, after she was found to be in possession of her neighbor’s stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman reported that she found some of her stolen property listed for sale by Kimberly Weiderman, 49, on a website. A deputy contacted Weiderman

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TWO FELONS ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Twentynine Palms convicted felon was arrested Friday, accused of being in possession of a stolen gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail in Yucca Valley about 1 p.m. to serve a warrant at the home. Deputies found Kevion

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MAC TO HEAR CALTRANS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

Public safety and improvements along State Route 62—focusing in Joshua Tree—will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… With a well-earned reputation as one of Southern California’s deadliest roadways, a driver on Highway 62 is three times more

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COURTS CLOSED THIS AND NEXT MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed today, Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BOARD MEET IN JOINT SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will brainstorm with trustees of the local community college tomorrow night. Here with the story is reporter David Haldane… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education holds a joint meeting with the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees tomorrow night. On

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Due to the President’s Day holiday, the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a distribution of federal surplus food today at Copper Mountain Mesa, 65336 Winters Road, from 9 to 11.

Distribution of surplus food at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, on Stardune Avenue, will

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITOR CENTER

The Joshua Tree National Park has an expansion planned. Here with the details is reporter Edica Gonzalez… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor center is a 20-year-old double-wide trailer that can no longer meet the

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