COOLING CENTERS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

With temperatures well above 100 degrees this weekend, residents can go to cooling centers to get out of the heat. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists where the cooling centers are…

Residents are reminded that pets are vulnerable to high temperatures too. Some signs of heat distress can include heavy panting,

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CAMPFIRE TALK TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold an evening campfire talk in the park Saturday night. There are many creatures who come out after the sun goes down. Join a ranger for a 45-minute presentation to learn about animals who are active at night. The talk will be

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EXCESSIVE HEAT AND AIR QUALITY WARNINGS IN THE MORONGO BASIN

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for today and tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach 110 to 120 degrees in the lower elevations with lows of 80 to 90 degrees. The intense heat may create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely; especially for

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VEHICLES BURN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SALVAGE YARD

A motorhome caught fire in an auto salvage yard in Twentynine Palms Thursday night. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters from Twentynine Palms, Wonder Valley, and the Combat Center were called to a vehicle fire at the B&B Auto Wrecking salvage yard, in the 75800 block of

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THEATRE 29 IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY SHOW SET FOR NEXT SATURDAY JULY 15

Theatre 29’s new improvisational comedy troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen,” which opened its season with a packed house and rave reviews, will be back on stage Saturday, July 15. Improv workshops and auditions at Theatre 29 were immensely successful and Director Chris Fleischman cast 13 talented comedian/actors. Fleischman will be joined

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FREE DURAN DURAN TRIBUTE BAND CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October. Tonight’s featured band is Planet Earth with their tribute to Duran Duran. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it just wouldn’t be an “Ordinary World” without them… It’s a tribute

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS ARRESTED WOMAN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FOR VEHICLE THEFT AND FRAUD

A Desert Hot Springs woman was arrested in Twentynine Palms Tuesday, accused of grand theft and fraud. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a white 1992 Toyota 4 Runner, being driven by Lisa Pierson, 39, near El Paseo Drive and Mojave Avenue about 1:30 p.m. The 4-Runner’s license

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REACH OUT OFFERING ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Morongo Basin residents in need of specialty medical services must often travel great distances for appointments at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Loma Linda, or throughout the Coachella Valley. But getting to those appointments doesn’t have to be the physical or financial burden you might think, thanks to Reach Out Morongo

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IT’S SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK NIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

It’s Thursday again and that means free summer movie in Luckie Park. Reporter Eric Knabe has the musical details… Tonight’s is the 2016 animated movie “Sing,” with vocal talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Hudson. It the story of a koala and the theater he attempts to save

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OPENING RECEPTION TOMORROW FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS DOWNTOWN ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art in Public Places commission will hold an opening reception Friday, July 7, for its new exhibition “Summer Nights.” The art show features work created by desert artists in paintings, photography, mosaics, ceramics, assemblage, and metal sculpture. Light refreshments and music will be provided. The reception is

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE SET FOR SUSAN LUCKIE REILLY

A celebration of life service has been set for Susan Luckie Reilly. Susan Luckie Reilly, a long-time resident of Twentynine Palms, died June 22, on her 101st birthday. The service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Bell Center on the campus of Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree.

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FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN MONDAY, TUESDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house from a fire Monday evening, although the garage is a total loss. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the firefighters were returning from a medical aid call about 5:50 p.m. when they saw smoke coming from a single-family home in the 5600

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “JOSEPH” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is holding auditions for the hit musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” next week, and 12 male and 8 to 10 female singer/dancers will be cast. With all the details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

The story of Joseph and his many-colored coat is a classic Bible story

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INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS AND CELEBRATIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Tuesday’s July 4th events begin in the early evening at both end of our Morongo Basin and capped off with a coordinated fireworks spectacular synchronized to music broadcast across our desert skies. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … This year Twentynine Palms boasts the biggest booms set to start in

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Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities.

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PROPERTY VALUES INCREASING IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

Property values have been steadily increasing in San Bernardino County in the last few years. The County Assessor says the average increase in unincorporated parts of the county is 6.1 percent from last year. In Yucca Valley, the town’s properties, which are valued at nearly $1.6 billion, increased 4 percent

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE BUSY

With more than 2.5 million visitors last year to Joshua Tree National Park, the park’s Joshua Tree entrance often has a long line of cars waiting to enter the park. This week is certain to be busy as visitors come to the park during the fourth of July holiday. Edica

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FIRST QUARTER MOON, JUPITER AND SATURN AT SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, July 1. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include a first quarter

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EVEN IN SEARING HEAT, MARINES HELPING NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Extreme heat drives most of us inside, but there are some notable exceptions. Reporter David Haldane explains…

It was a scorching 115 degrees in the shade. Most residents of Twentynine Palms spent the recent heat wave huddled in air conditioned homes or offices waiting for the weather to change. Not

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BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Now in its third season, the Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October. Tonight’s featured band is Woodie and the Longboards with their tribute to the Beach Boys. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says it just wouldn’t be summer in California without them…

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