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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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” SET AT THEATRE 29

The classic Broadway hit musical “Into the Woods” is the next big musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of nine female and seven male musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of the darkly whimsical Stephen Sondheim

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES AND TRANSFERS MORE PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired 50 acres that had been slated to be razed for development in Joshua Tree. The Joshua trees on the five parcels at Alta Loma and Alta Avenue had been marked with ribbons by the prior owners to mark them for removal. On Tuesday,

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERING BUS TRIP TO NIXON LIBRARY

A comfortable bus ride to a regional attraction is being offered to Yucca Valley residents. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to be on the bus to the Nixon Library… The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a trip to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda.

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2017 GRUBSTAKE DAYS RODEO QUEEN AND COURT SELECTED

The 2017 Grubstake Days Rodeo has announced the results of their Rodeo Queen contest. Miss Grubstake Days Rodeo Queen is Serernity Shiotani, 19. Serenity is a fifth-generation cattle rancher who wants to carry on the ranching tradition. Junior Miss Grubstake Days Rodeo Queen is Taylor Ramirez, 13. Taylor plays soccer,

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