SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST PLANNED FOR NEXT WEEK

St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church of Yucca Valley will host a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper next week. Everyone is welcome Tuesday, February 28. Pancakes, sausages and coffee will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. for just $5 each or $15 for families of four. Cash only please; tickets at the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER JOB FAIR TOMORROW

Professionals in nursing, therapy and radiology might want to make a note; Hi-Desert Medical Center is hiring. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21 in Helen Gray Education Center at 6601 White Feather Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS 2ND ROUND CIF PLAYOFF GAME

The Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team won their second-round CIF playoff game Saturday night at home against Tustin in the 2AA playoffs. Coach Tim Stanford said Lindsey Scamman had 27 points and Tatiyanna Mackall had 22 points. The win raises the ’Cats’ record to 25 and 3. They will play

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COURTHOUSE CLOSED MONDAY

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

VETERANS’ RESOURCE DAY TOMORROW

For veterans here in the Morongo Basin, February 20 is stacking up to be much more than President’s Day. In our area, it’s also Veterans Resource Day. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on just what that means…

Veterans Resource Day on February 20 aims to connect area vets with programs,

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM RECRUITING KIDS

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more about children who want to earn the title…

The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is

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BUSY AGENDA FOR HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL

County Supervisor James Ramos is scheduled to appear and answer your questions at Monday’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. The Council will also discuss how the State Route 247 Scenic Highway campaign has stalled, and how it’s being threatened by massive solar projects. The Council plans to ask

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BOMB DISCOVERED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS HOME DURING POLICE INVESTIGATION OF HOME INVASION ROBBERY

Police officers responding to a case of a home invasion robbery in Desert Hot Springs Thursday discovered a pipe bomb in the home. According to the Desert Hot Springs police, officers went to a home in the 67700 block of Loma Vista Road about 6 p.m. to take a report

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHECK FORGERY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of check fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was sent to the 61600 block of Capilla Drive in Joshua Tree about 3 p.m. to investigate a possible check forgery. The victim gave the deputy a copy of a check that

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SPAGHETTI DINNER, VARIETY SHOW, AND SILENT AUCTION IN YUCCA VALLEY

The United Methodist Church of Yucca Valley and Boy Scout Pack 903 will hold a spaghetti dinner, variety show, and silent auction Saturday, February 18. The dinner includes pasta (including gluten-free pasta) with sauce (with or without meat), garlic bread, salad, and beverage. Dessert is an additional dollar. Doors open

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, February 18. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will include the Andromeda Galaxy, the Great

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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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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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RAMOS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONDAY

County Supervisor James Ramos is scheduled to appear and answer your questions at Monday’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting. The Council will also discuss how the State Route 247 Scenic Highway campaign has stalled, and how it’s being threatened by massive solar projects. The Council plans to

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR TWO YUCCA VALLEY COMMISSIONS

With the resignation last month of Parks and Recreation commissioner Eric Quander, after Z107.7 News revealed he claimed five false non-profits and two false titles, the Town of Yucca Valley is now accepting applications for his replacement, with the term ending January 31, 2019. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission

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COUNTY ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENT, DAN MUNSEY REASSIGNED

County Fire Assistant Chief Dan Munsey of Yucca Valley, who serves as a Hi-Desert Water District Board member, has been reassigned to the East Valley Division 6 effective tomorrow (Saturday, February 18). The East Division covers the metropolitan area of San Bernardino including the southern base of the San Bernardino

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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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SKY’S THE LIMIT “STAR PARTY” TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, February 18. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will include the Andromeda Galaxy, the Great

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A SPIRITUAL TALK FROM THE AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK”

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in 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 discuss

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MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS INVITED TO WELCOME NEW MAIN FIRE ENGINE

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, along with the fire department it oversees, has struggled to keep its aging main fire engine operational for well over a year. Now the CSD, the fire department, and the residents of Morongo Valley can breathe a collective sigh of relief. In this report,

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