SIGN UP TODAY FOR FREE TOURS OF KEY’S RANCH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Venture into the heart of Joshua Tree National Park this weekend and visit the historic Keys Ranch homestead. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to meet archeologists and rangers, and explore old automobiles, windmill, stamp mill and other examples of a bygone era… Joshua Tree National Park will

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER TO BE GUEST ON UP CLOSE SHOW FRIDAY

Yucca Valley Town Manager Curtis Yakimow will be the guest on the Up Close Show tomorrow. Call in with your questions and comments about anything related to the Town of Yucca Valley: the potential sales tax proposal, town activities such as the summer concert series or the pool, new business

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SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY APPROVES A $5.4 BILLION BUDGET

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a $5.4 billion proposed budget, and more than $12 million will be allocated for security enhancements following the December 2 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center. The 2016-17 recommended budget, approved Tuesday, will be back before the board June 28 for

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SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

A delightful family tradition continues tonight at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab a blanket, lawn chair, a picnic and the family for the summer movie of the week… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown

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CEREAL DRIVE BRINGS IN 11,000 SERVINGS

A cereal donation food drive sponsored by Hi-Desert Medical Center, Hi-Desert Publishing Company, and Z107.7 brought in more than 11,000 servings of cereal and $1,300 in cash to help feed hungry residents a healthy breakfast. The cereal food drive, which ran June 3-10 at Morongo Basin businesses, collected 18,255 servings

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon Friday, June 17. The distribution will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

“THE NERD” OPENS NEXT WEEK IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players is in rehearsals now for “The Nerd.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… The cast and crew of “The Nerd” is finding it hard to get through rehearsals without pausing for fits of laughter. The comedy, written by Larry Shue, is a laugh-out loud comedy. The talented

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WE CLARIFY A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING STORY

This clarification today, Yesterday, Z107.7 News reported the Morongo Valley Community Service District public hearing on the proposed budget would take place at the next regular CSD meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. To clarify, the board will choose a date for the next budget workshop at Tuesday’s meeting. A

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting Thursday, June 16. After announcing the appointment of Jeff Matthews as a cemetery trustee, the board will review employee job descriptions and salaries. The board will then go into closed session to discuss a potential insurance claim. The meeting is

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER MEETS TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, June 16. The board will vote on its budget for 2016/17. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the offices of the Hi-Desert Water District at Inca Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley.

“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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SERIAL NATIONAL PARK VANDAL CONVICTED AND SENTENCED

A San Diego woman whose graffiti on rock formations in seven national parks went viral in 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property. Casey Nocket, who went by the moniker Creepytings on Instagram, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Fresno to using acrylic paint to pain on rocks

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MEALS ON WHEELS MAY EXPAND TO JOSHUA TREE

The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to see if the program should be expanded outside of Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Meals on Wheels program in Yucca Valley is conducting a survey to determine if there is a

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YUCCA MESA FIREFIGHTERS REPORT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Yucca Mesa firefighters returning to Fire Station 42 from a training exercise in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon were the first to report a fire off Old Woman Springs Road. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said they spotted the smoke coming from the wash behind the Circle K, just south of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN GUNS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested, accused of selling drugs and being in possession of stolen guns. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2008 Kia near Mojave and Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 1:40 a.m. Monday morning. Inside the car was Darrell Comminey, 37. During a consent

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COUNTY TAKES STEPS TO BEGIN DEVELOPING SECTION SIX IN JOSHUA TREE AS A PARK

The county supervisors started the process of converting 605 acres of property that had gone mostly ignored by the county in Joshua Tree into a park yesterday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… At yesterday’s County Supervisor meeting in San Bernardino, the board placed a deed restriction on 605 acres in Joshua

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TOP BRASS IN THE COUNTY GET A 7 PERCENT RAISE

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a 7 percent pay increase to county administrators and executives. An unusual change included a reduction in salary of the county clerk, now a function carried out by the assessor, to $1 a year. A county spokesman said that the county, if

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HI-DESERT WATER EXPECTED TO APPROVE 5-YEAR PLAN AND BUDGETS TONIGHT

Hi-Desert Water District board members will look at a five-year plan and budgets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff rakes a closer look… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of directors, the directors will be asked to approve the final draft of

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MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Changes are coming to the Hi-Desert Medical Center, thanks to the take-over of the hospital by Tenet Healthcare last July. The hospital’s chief executive officer Karen Faulis told the Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors at their June 9 meeting that Tenet is recruiting several physicians, including general surgeons,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS IN REGULAR SESSION TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in first a closed, then open session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at a busy agenda… Following at 5 p.m. special meeting with labor negotiators, the Joshua Basin Water District will reconvene in open session at 6:30 p.m. consider a number

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