Marines seeking comments on Johnson Valley Shared Use Area

Listen here: If you are one of the thousands locals who enjoys the wide open variety of desert dunes, dry lakes and trails available to us at the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area - there are some neighbors who want to hear your comments on the management of the area. The Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center shares a border with the BLM land and throughout the year - uses the area for training, and they want to hear from you about how its all being managed. If you have comments pertaining to…

29 Palms City Council Meeting recap – childcare, waste water and building codes discussed

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon At last night’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting - Kimberly Andromeda Zzyzx of the Desert Institute of Inquiry gave a presentation on the desperate need for early childcare here in the Morongo Basin. Andromeda says that children need to grow up with programs that let them be heard and give them opportunities to lead, along with other basic social skills that are developed early. The Morongo Unified School District has a 19% homeschooled…

29 Palms Historical Society Weed Show Winners Announced

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon The Twentynine Palms Historical Society’s annual Weed Show took place this last weekend - with the winners announced across the 13 different categories. Some familiar names from past weed shows are peppered into the results - with Pegi Feldman, Cathy Snodgrass, Terra Czech, Ted Meyers, Pat Talbot, Pegi Fedman, Jeff Dunn, and Sue Watkins all scoring at least one 1st place win - along with Zozie Hamilton taking 1st place in the kids category. Link:…

Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight (11/8)

Listen here: The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight at 6PM - tonight they are expected to have presentations to the 29 Palms Touchdown Club for their Cash for Trash and Recycling Program, a proclamation recognizing November as Family Court Awareness Month, as well a presentation by the Institute of Inquiry on the Childcare Crisis. The Council is also expected to reject all 5 bids for the “Safe Route to Schools” infrastructure project - due to inflating construction costs since…

Last Total Lunar Eclipse starts tonight (11/7) at Midnight – Catch the Blood Moon

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon Rain may be on the horizon  but if you are up late tonight and the skies are clear near midnight - you’ll be able to see the last total lunar eclipse until 2024. The full moon will start to rise near sunset tonight - and around midnight the earth’s shadow will begin touching the moon’s face - and by 3AM the moon will be at maximum eclipse. If the clear skies permit, you should see a red “blood moon” as the earth’s shadow eclipses the light …

Veterans’ Day Potluck and Film Screening at Mil-Tree 11/10 (Update: Postponed)

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon Update: This has been postponed until February Celebrate this Veteran’s Day with a potluck and film screening that’s free to active and veteran service members. Mil-Tree will be holding a special Veteran’s Day potluck and film screening on Thursday, November 10th. Mil-Tree is an inclusive veteran-led nonprofit based in Joshua Tree and has been supporting veterans and their families since 2013. Bring your favorite dish or drink to share - the…

Election 2022 – Your Guide to San Bernardino County Measures and Local Issues

You can hear both episodes where Gary Daigneault goes over the ballots on The Up Close Show: Reporter Heather Clisby interviews both Candidates for the Twentynine Palms District 4: https://z1077fm.com/twentynine-palms-city-council-district-4-candidate-karmolette-ogilvie-interview/ https://z1077fm.com/twentynine-palms-city-council-district-4-candidate-octavious-scott/ Our extensive coverage and recaps of Measure D: …

29 Palms Hosting CIF Volleyball Finals Saturday (11/5)

Twentynine Palms High School will be hosting the CIF Southern Section Division 8 Girls Volleyball Final this Saturday, November 5th @ 6:00 p.m. in the Casey Memorial Gymnasium. The Wildcats will be taking on the United Christian Academy Eagles of Rancho Cucamonga. Related: https://z1077fm.com/twentynine-palms-high-school-gym-to-honor-the-late-richard-casey/

The Weed Show pops up in 29 Palms this weekend (11/5-11/6)

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon Since 1940 - the Twentynine Palms Weed Show has been showcasing the Mojave Desert’s unique plantlife - alongside man-made objects weathered and worn by the basin’s sand, sun and rain. If the concept isn’t clear yet - think of a traditional floral table display and run it through some high-desert filters - and you’ve got yourself an entry for the world-famous weed show that’s taking place this Saturday and Sunday at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in 29…

585 pounds of pills collected in San Bernardino County during National Take-Back Day

Listen here: Reporting by Robert Haydon 585 pounds of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs were turned into San Bernardino Sheriffs on the 23rd Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that was held on Saturday, October 29th. The public was encouraged to bring in any sort of unwanted prescriptions for a no-questions asked safe-disposal - and at the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station alone over 34 pounds were collected. But Rancho Cucamonga brought in the most, weighing in with…