COUNTY TAKING NOTICE OF JOSHUA TREE SECTION 6 DEGRADATION

After numerous citizen complaints and media pressure, the County said it is finally taking steps towards fulfilling its obligations on Section 6 in Joshua Tree. The 605-acre parcel, bisected by a dirt portion of Onaga Trail East of Quail Springs Road, has turned into an unregulated, wild-west ad hoc campground,

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTH DISTRICT REORGANIZES, TO OFFER DENTAL SCREENINGS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District met last night in first meeting of the new year. First action of the evening, nomination and election of board officers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the results and more…

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District met last in regular meeting. Bob Armstrong was elected president, Marge

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR TO HOLD MONDAY OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor Rick Denison will hold open office hours every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss residents’ concerns and ideas. Residents will meet with the mayor on a first-come, first-served basis in the Yucca Valley Town Hall. To meet with the mayor outside of the designated office

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JOSHUA TREE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER SET TO BE FINISHED BY APRIL

Work continues on the Morongo Oasis Center, the crisis residential mental health treatment center being built by the County at Sunny Vista Road and the Highway in Joshua Tree. County Supervisors had allocated extra funding as the grant for the facility required, “There must be significant progress made before December

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TO OFFER ADULT CLASSES

The Yucca Valley Branch Library is offering some adult classes and you’re invited. With the details, here’s Rebecca Havely…

If you’re looking for book recommendations or would enjoy discussing a book you just read, then the Yucca Valley Library adult book club is where you need to be. The club

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SERVICES HAVE BEEN SET FOR RETIRED MARINE SGT. MAJOR RAY WILBURN

Services have been set for Sergeant Major (retired) Ray V. Wilburn of Twentynine Palms, who died Tuesday, January 2, at the age of 98. A service will be held 11 a.m. January 13 at the Protestant Chapel on board the Twentynine Palms Combat Center with U.S. Navy Chaplain Steven Moses

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TALKS ABOUT HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LIFE

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. This week’s discussion will be about how to make the most out of life. Reporter Tanisha Cureton gives the details…

Making the most out of life will be explored at Lifetree

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LOW-COST PET SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will offer low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with

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CREATE A NEW YEAR COLLAGE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold a workshop Saturday to create a collage for the new year. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her scissors and modge podge…

Rainbow Stew will hold an all-day workshop Saturday, January 6, for you to create a collage for the new year. Participants are welcome to

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A BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast is Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from

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A SNEAK PEEK AT A REACH-OUT “PARADE OF HOMES” FEATURED HOME

All six homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s Parade of Homes tour on February 18. Now in its 14th year, the fundraiser pays for services to local senior and disabled residents. In the coming days Z107.7 will preview the homes on the tour one at time. Today

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MARINE CORPS HERO, LOCAL ICON, SGT. MAJOR (RET.) RAY WILBURN DIES AT 98.

A true Marine Corps hero died Tuesday. Retired Sergeant Major Ray Wilburn, who served more than 31 years in the Marine Corps, was 98 when he died just a few days after being placed into hospice care. Wilburn was born July 1, 1919 in Texas and hitch-hiked 70 miles in

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD CONTINUES DISCUSSION OF PARAMEDIC INCENTIVE PAY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board held a special meeting last night. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… At last night’s meeting, the Morongo Valley CSD board continued discussions regarding a $25 payment incentive for paramedics. The vote was postponed last month due to legislative discrepancies.

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ACCUSED OF HITTING ANOTHER WOMAN WITH A BASEBALL BAT

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested for spouse abuse after she hit another woman with a baseball bat. According to a Sheriff’s report, Crystal Hughes, 38, was arguing with a woman in the 61400 block of Desert Air Road about 6 p.m. Saturday. Hughes allegedly struck the woman with an

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday, accused of assault with a weapon. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim went to a neighbor’s house to help her with her medication. While there, the neighbor’s son, identified as Robert Wallace, 31, began arguing with the victim. The victim went into

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Tuesday, accused of assault and resisting arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a friend was trying to talk to Carl Queen, 25, about his mental health, in the 57400 block of 29 Palms Highway. His friend called deputies for help about 9:30 after he

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COMEDY NIGHT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER SATURDAY

Get ready to laugh the night away at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Yucca Valley Senior Club will host a comedy night Saturday. The emcee and opening act is Alicia Kelso, and the headliner is Jordan Conley, who won the year-long

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2 YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan four-door Lexus about 8 p.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Tanager for having an expired registration. Driving the car was Christopher Fruhn, 50, who had a warrant for

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will have its first meeting of the year tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… On January 4, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District will start out the new year with the board electing new board officers. Then CEO Jackie Combs will give a report that

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION STARTS SATURDAY

Tri-Valley Little League will hold registration for baseball and softball. Early registration will be held Saturday, January 6, from 9 to 3 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, and Wednesday, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Regular registration will

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