YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING A WOMAN

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of punching a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel RubioTrujillo, 20, was drinking with the victim when they began to argue. The report states RubioTrujillo began punching the woman and held her down on the bed. He then allegedly

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE ALLESSA LUCKINO

The Annual Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship pageant is set for February 4 at the Thunderdome in Yucca Valley. Today Z107.7 starts an eight-part series introducing you to pageant contestants. For part one, we meet Allessa Luckino…

Today we are talking with Allessa Luckino. Allesa, tell us about yourself.

“My name

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST HOSTING LONG CANYON PEAK CLEAN-UP SATURDAY

Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust this Saturday, January 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of clean-up and restoration on the newly acquired Long Canyon Peak Property (formerly known as the Joshua Tree Foothills). Volunteers will be cleaning up dump sites and utilizing vertical and horizontal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT A BUSY AND EXPENSIVE MEETING TONIGHT

It looks to be a busy agenda at tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on what to expect… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board Will hear public comment on the District’s Urban Water Management Plan then likely follow

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TRI-CHAMBER MIXER AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW EVENING

Hi-Desert Medical Center will host the tri-chamber mixer tomorrow, Thursday, January 26. It will be an evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks at the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. RSVP by emailing marketing@hdmc.org.

WILLIAMS INSURANCE MARKS 80 YEARS IN BUSINESS

In these days of mega-corporations, mergers and globalization, it is nice to know that local small business can still survive and even thrive. One Twentynine Palms-based business is celebrating 80 years and still growing. Reporter Sara Snyder has a happy anniversary for Williams Insurance Service… Williams Insurance Service is celebrating

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team closed out their first half of De Anza league play with a 70-26 victory at Desert Hot Springs last night.

Coach Jess Geeson said the Yucca Valley girls’ balanced attack was spearheaded by 12 points each from Taylor Spitz, Kiley

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION MONDAY

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a head-on collision in Twentynine Palms Monday, three of them seriously. According to CHP officer Colin Quayle, witnesses said Charles Newton, 62, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck erratically eastbound on Indian Trail about 12:50 p.m. As Newton approached Knoll Drive,

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT DRIVE-THROUGHS TONIGHT

Should drive-through services be allowed in the City of Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of a public hearing on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also on the agenda: the discussion of a new wireless master plan and marketing program to serve the city as well as a

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO EXPAND COTTONWOOD VISITORS CENTER

Joshua Tree National Park has started the process to expand the Cottonwood entrance station off I-10 near Indio. Reporter Edica Gonzales said the project will upgrade the station significantly… Joshua Tree National Park will be expanding the Cottonwood Visitor Center on the southern border of the park. The current visitor

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FOUR ARRESTS: TWO FOR A STOLEN CAR, TWO FOR WEAPONS

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of being in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan Acura just after midnight Sunday morning near Cherokee Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley for not having a license plate. A

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER LOOKS AT RAISING SERVICE FEES TONIGHT

Residents of Landers and Flamingo Heights could be looking at some higher fees for various services from the water agency there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that is just one of the items on tonight’s busy water board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM WORKS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning and invite you to join them in beautifying our desert. The next regular pickup for the team is January 25, meeting at Hwy 62 and Torres, on the south side. They will meet from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Gloves,

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS TEST SESSION THIS SATURDAY

Are you interested in becoming a ham radio operator? The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club (MARC) will have a test session this Saturday, January 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher of the Desert Catholic Church, 61261 Sunburst Drive in Joshua Tree. MARC will test for all license classes. Anyone

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HI-DESERT HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 at Yucca Mesa Community Center. Learn about different breeds of chickens, ducks and turkeys. Now is the time to start planning what breeds of poultry you will get for spring. Bring your questions about

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OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM SEEKING DOCENTS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is looking for volunteers to serve as docents at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is seeking volunteer docents. Docents greet visitors and answer questions. They usually work in pairs and work three hour shifts at

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HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ wrestling team placed third in the top five of over 30 teams at Esperanza High School Saturday. Coach Larry Giron said both Fernanda Macias and Nichole Smith placed third and Cheyenne Hallabrin placed fifth.

The boys’ varsity team had Trevor Scott make it to

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN INVOLVED IN FATAL 29 PALMS MOTEL 6 INCIDENT LAST WEEK DIES

The woman involved in an exchange of gunfire with deputies that resulted in a man being killed last Tuesday has died in a Palm Springs hospital. According to Riverside County Coroner’s Sergeant Brent Sechrist, Tani Garcia, 39, of Yucca valley died at 1:55 Sunday morning in the emergency room at

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