WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several

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CALFIRE ASKS FOR YOUR HELP TO PREVENT WILDFIRES

Even as the Sand Fire roars out of control in nearby Santa Clarita, CalFire is reminding residents that extreme fire danger requires your help to prevent wildfires. Reporter David Knutson has some fire safety reminders… CAL FIRE is asking the public for their help to prevent the sparking of a

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO ARREST ON MULTIPLE WARRANTS

A transient was arrested Saturday on warrants after he was accused of stealing wine from a Joshua Tree convenience store. According to a Sheriff’s report, Eric Hurtado, 26, went into Sam’s Market at the corner of Hallee Road and Highway 62 about 9:30 Saturday morning and allegedly put two bottles

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WITNESS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Landers man was arrested Sunday night, accused of intimidating a witness. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was with his son at a softball game in Covington Park in Morongo Valley when he was approached by Joshua Quintana, 31. The man told deputies that Quintana threatened him and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SITS DOWN TO A SMORGASBORD TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet tonight. Reporter David Haldane says a full plate includes a new levy, vacation home rentals, and an update from Congressman Paul Cook… The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a smorgasbord of issues at its regular meeting tonight. Among other things, the Council

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EXPECT MORE NOISE THAN USUAL ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting two exercises: integrated training exercise and a large-scale exercise. These exercises are comprised of intensive training for 3,500 active duty and

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NEW FEDERAL INITIATIVE WILL HELP MORE CALIFORNIANS AFFORD SOLAR

The White House has announced a new initiative to make solar more affordable for homeowners by making additional zero-down government loans available. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more… The Obama Administration announced last week plans to make solar an option for all homeowners by allowing the Veterans Administration and Department

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ROAD MAINTENANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107-7 will tell you where each day so you can plan accordingly. Today, Tuesday July 26, roadwork will be performed on Outer Highway 62, at the following locations: Old Woman Springs to Airway; Barberry

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT AMBITIOUS AGENDA TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the water supplier for the Landers area, will hold a board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda includes several public hearings … The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The hard-working volunteers of the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be out tomorrow morning, July 27, cleaning our desert and they invite you to join them. The Clean team will meet at Hwy 62 and the south side of Border at 7:00 a.m. and work for one short hour. Gloves,

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SOME CMC OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW FOR TRAINING

The Copper Mountain College Admission and Records, and Base Programs offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for staff training. The offices will re-open at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-366-3791.

FREE SHOWING OF “FOOD INC.” IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is offering a free showing tonight of the Academy-Award nominated exposé “Food, Inc.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Food, Inc.” is a documentary that exposes how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer

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HI-DESERT POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m., Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. The topic for the meeting is chickens and hot weather. Come learn how to keep clean water for chickens and how to help them survive the triple digit

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO HELP FIGHT SAND FIRE

Morongo Valley Fire Department received an emergency call Sunday afternoon to help form a strike team to help fight the Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley. The emergency request meant the team, composed of Captain Andrew Arthen, Engineer Andrew Behrens, Firefighter Richard Gilmartin, and reserve Firefighter Rodriguez, left in

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SAFETY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND FAMILY FROM FIRE

Fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined and 85 percent of all fire deaths occurring in residences. A few simple steps may save your life and the lives of loved ones. Reporter Kirby Davis offers these safety tips… Smoke and flames can engulf a house very quickly. Smoke

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ROADWORK ON THE HIGHWAY WEST OF JOSHUA TREE TODAY

CalTrans has announced that one lane of Highway 62 will be closed today, Monday, July 25, for maintenance work. The number 2 lane, or “slow lane” of westbound Highway 62 from Torres Avenue in Joshua Tree to Yucca Mesa Road in Yucca Valley will be closed from 7 a.m. to

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ROADWORK IN A YUCCA VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY

Yucca Valley will be performing road maintenance on town roads at various locations through July 27. Z107.7 will announce where each day so residents can plan accordingly. Today, Monday, July 25, roadwork will be performed in the Sky Harbor neighborhood, on Palisades Drive, Alba Avenue, Juarez Drive, Balsa Avenue, and

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LANDERS HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TOMORROW

Caltrans begins work tomorrow, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder with rumble strips on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of the

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY HISTORY LECTURE

Residents have been fighting over water in Southern California—who can use it, how much they can use, and where it should be sent—practically since settlers first arrived here. Managing editor Tami Roleff says make your reservations now for a lecture by an author who will talk about the history of

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, July 26, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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