CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO BE OFFICIAL GATEWAY TO MOJAVE TRAILS MONUMENT

It’s no secret that the City of Twentynine Palms wants to attract more visitors. Last night the City Council took a couple of steps in that direction. Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… Tourism. That was the main subject at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The final approval of the Yucca Valley town ordinance regulating short term vacation home rentals is on the agenda for the Yucca Valley Planning Commission tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the consent agenda includes the draft ordinance for

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS TO TAMP DOWN TEACHER’S CLASSROOM OPINIONS TONIGHT

In this time of dramatic public controversy, many school districts are re-examining their policies regarding classroom discussions. Morongo Unified is no exception, as reporter David Haldane explains… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may find it more difficult to express personal opinions to students after tonight’s Board of Education

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Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities.

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“DESERT ORACLE” LOOKS AT DESERT MYSTERIES FRIDAY NIGHTS 10:00 ON Z107.7

A new program comes to Z107.7, the strange world of “Desert Oracle,” hosted by Ken Layne. Reporter Rebecca Havely says expect evocative tales… Whether you’re driving across the dark, lonely Mojave or at home listening to coyotes howling outside, “Desert Oracle” will add some intrigue to your Friday nights. At

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WILL BE OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working dedicated members of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out taking pride in our desert tomorrow morning, Wednesday, June 28. The team will meet at the Joshua Tree Post Office and will work from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Joshua Tree residents who want to be part

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER TAKES UP STANDBY AND AVAILABILITY FEES TONIGHT

Standby and availability fees, and a ratepayer variance are among the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will hold a special, closed session meeting Wednesday, June 28 at 4 p.m. The sole item on the agenda is a performance evaluation of the chief executive officer, Jackie Combs. The meeting will be held in the district’s office at 6530 La Contenta Road, Suite

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN RARE MONDAY SESSION, TOURISM DOMINATES THE AGENDA

“Gateway community” is a term one hears a lot around the Morongo Basin these days, especially in Twentynine Palms where the city council meets tonight instead of its usual Tuesday. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If not one kind of gateway, perhaps another. That may be the upshot of tonight’s meeting

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET, SEVERAL ITEMS AFFECT OUR MORONGO BASIN

Topics specific to our Morongo Basin are the subjects of several agenda items at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors’ in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Supervisors will likely approve agenda item 30 which would pay a San Diego firm $135,000 to $150,000 to

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17-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A 17-year-old boy was arrested early Friday morning, accused of attempting to rob a convenience store in Yucca Valley. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy entered the AM/PM store, located at 58181 29 Palms Highway, about 3:15 a.m. The clerk told deputies the boy brandished an imitation firearm and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested, accused of child abuse. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 6700 block of Tamarisk Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Deputies arrested Elizabeth Stahl, 37, for investigation of child abuse. Elizabeth Stahl was booked

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PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST CREDIT CARD SCAM

Credit card fraud continues to be a major problem here in our Morongo Basin communities. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to protect yourself…

To protect yourself against having your credit card information stolen or used, don’t use your PIN for your debit card, but sign for

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FIREFIGHTERS GET A HANDLE ON THE “HOLCOMB” FIRE NEAR BIG BEAR

Firefighters working the “Holcomb” fire north and east of Big Bear have gotten a handle on the blaze. Approximately 329 firefighters from multi-agencies remain working to improve containment lines; and for fire suppression repair of roads, dozer and hand constructed fire lines, and complete backhaul of firefighting equipment. Total area

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MORONGO UNIFIED LOOKS AT ESTABLISHING A COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP CENTER

Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten has a vision that he believes will make the district more relevant to Morongo Basin residents’ lives. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Lots of folks have been walking in and out of Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall lately. What’s strange is that most are

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING VW BAJA BUG

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 600 block of Inca Trail in Landers about 10:18 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stolen Volkswagen Baja Bug. About 2 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Nathaniel Campos saw the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN CAUGHT TRESPASSING ON THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday, after he was found trespassing, possibly trying to steal scrap metal, on the Marine Corps Base. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the base about 1:30 by the military police who said Clarence Bodiford, 52, and another man had been

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS TEACHING AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

Rainbow Stew is offering another health and wellness teaching session this week. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The third health and wellness teaching session at Rainbow Stew is on the subject of cancer. Dr. Asfaha, known to her patients as “Dr. Nikki” will be teaching Wednesday, June 28, from

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR CHAMBER INSTALLATION DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5

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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or

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