Robert Haydon is the Online News Editor at Z107.7 He graduated from University of Oregon's School of Journalism, with a specialty in Electronic Media. Over the years, he has worked in television news, documentary film, and advertising and marketing.…

$5 movie double-feature on Saturday supports Yucca Valley Wrestling

The Yucca Valley Wrestling team is proud to announce that they will be sending 6 boys to Arizona State University for a week-long intensive training camp, and 4 girls to Colorado Mesa University for a 14-day wrestling camp. Yucca Valley Alumni Miah Weldon wrestles at Colorado Mesa and will be joining the girl’s team for their training. The teams leave June 23rd and the 26th, respectively. Coach Robert says that he and the entire Yucca Valley Wrestling team, coaches and boosters want to thank the…

Bighorn sheep get a drink from hi-desert volunteers hauling water and muscle to the Mojave National Preserve

Last month The Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep put out the call for volunteers to haul water into the Mojave National Preserve and Sheephole Mountain Wilderness .Large water collection and storage systems called “guzzlers” provide extra water over the hot summer months to the bighorn sheep populations in those areas. While winter and spring rains had filled the Kerr Guzzler with over 800 gallons of water, that still wasn’t enough to sustain the bighorn sheep that live in the area.…

“Wakanda Forever” plays tonight for free in Twentynine Palms

The Twentynine Palms Parks and Rec department are holding their annual Summer Movie Series, and tonight you can come see Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever for free at the Community Center. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to get comfortable. There will also be drawings for kids, adding an extra element of fun to the evening’s festivities. Wakanda Forever begins at 8 p.m. at the Twentynine Palms Community Center, located at 6547 Freedom Way, Twentynine Palms. …

Mobile home fire in Twentynine Palms claims one life, sends one to hospital with severe burns

A fire at a mobile home in the 6700 block of Adobe Rd. in Twentynine Palms claimed the life of a man and sent a woman to the hospital with severe burns, according to San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey. Fire crews from San Bernardino County Fire Department ME44 responded to the fire on Saturday morning arriving within 4 minutes of the fire report. They were quickly assisted by engine 453 from the combat center. Two Morongo Basin Ambulances were also dispatched to the fire. According to…

Town of Yucca Valley looking for a track operator for vacant BMX track

The Town of Yucca Valley is exploring opportunities to revive its BMX track facility, located on Sage Avenue behind the Yucca Valley Community Center. Since 2016, the track was leased to a local non-profit organization who discontinued operations in August of 2023. The Town is exploring options for reopening the track and anyone interested in taking on the role of track operator can contact the city with their qualification, as well as a plan for managing a local non-profit BMX…

Yucca Valley Old Town Beautification & Sustainability project launches today

A ground-breaking ceremony for Yucca Valley’s Old Town Beautification & Sustainability project is happening today at Elk Trail, just north of 29 Palms Highway. It will officially mark the beginning of the construction phase of the Project. The west side of Elk Trail between 29 Palms Highway to the south and Yucca Trail on the north, will be transformed into paved parking for up to ninety-five (95) vehicles with eight (8) electric vehicle charging stations, surrounded by hi-desert…

Applications for $5,000 state grants open to restaurants and caterers

The California Restaurant Foundation is launching its fourth Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, which will now include commercial caterers among eligible applicants. Starting today, June 15 and going until June 30,California-based restaurant owners and commercial caterers with fewer than five locations and under $3 million in annual revenue can apply for $5,000 grants through the California restaurant foundation’s restaurants care resilience fund. The grants can be used to cover the cost of…

The hi-desert is surrounded by abundant public lands, both state and federal

California’s newest state park, Dos Rios, officially opened to the public on Wednesday, June 12. Located about 8 miles west of Modesto in the San Joaquin Valley, the approximately 1,600-acre Dos Rios property is the largest public-private floodplain restoration project in California to restore habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife at the Tuolumne and San Joaquin Rivers. While we have an abundance of public lands here in Southern California we don’t have as many state parks…

Protect California Deserts holds info session ahead of Friday’s BLM meeting on Chuckwalla Nat. Monument

Members from Protect California Deserts (PDC) met last night to give an overview of the proposed Chuckwalla National Monument located south of Joshua Tree National Park, which also served a primer for a Bureau of Land Management-led community meeting happening this Friday in Indio. The possible monument would be over 627,000 acres of newly-protected land alongside an expansion of Joshua Tree National Park - that's only if President Biden issues a proclamation or a bill makes its way through…

Public Lands and Chuckwalla Monument focus of BLM meeting next Friday (6/14)

The proposed Chuckwalla National Monument is just one of the many Southern California public lands that will be a topic at a community meeting next Friday, put on by the Bureau of Land Management.  According to a press release from the Dept. of the Interior - the meeting is being held as part of the Biden administration’s commitment to support locally led conservation efforts here in Southern California.  The BLM manages about 15% of California’s lands - that’s 15 million acres of coasts,…