SOLACE AND ESCAPE IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Need to get away?  Ranger Pam Tripp says that Joshua Tree National Park is the place, and now is the time…

In today’s economic times, we can all use a place to escape from the stresses of contemporary urban life. Joshua Tree National Park is one of many National Park sites that offer this chance to escape and find solace.  This can come in the form of hiking, camping, rock climbing, or driving through the park.  Even just sitting on rocks and listening to the quiet can clear the head and bring peace to a stressful day.   Every year millions of Americans and visitors from other countries come to the parks, and a percentage of these visitors make up the yearly average of 1.3 million people that visit Joshua Tree National Park.   An economical way to enjoy our Park is to purchase the annual pass.  This pass gives you access into the park and costs $30 for the year.  For ideas and information on how to enjoy the solace of Joshua Tree National Park call 760-367-5500.  For Z-1077, this is Park Ranger Pam Tripp…reminding you to enjoy the solace and wonder of your national parks

STATE WATER BOARD SEEKS SEPTIC COMMENTS

The State Water Resources Control Board will accept comments on a Basin Plan Amendment for the Colorado River Basin Region until noon on November 27. The amendment includes the septic prohibition in Yucca Valley. Comments on the amendment should be sent to commentletters@waterboards.ca.gov and must be received by noon November 27. The Basin Plan Amendment can be viewed at a link in this story at z1077fm.com:

http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/coloradoriver/water_issues/programs/basin_planning/index.shtml.

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the Morongo Basin’s Veterans Day Tribute 2013. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. in Veterans Park and will include guest speakers, static displays of law enforcement, fire department, and military equipment, as well as music and entertainment. The Marine Sandpiper and the Marine Corps Color guard will open the ceremony at 11:00 a.m., followed by guest speakers, including City Councilmember Jim Harris and Colonel Jay Bargeron, 7th Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. A free hot dog and hamburger barbecue will follow the ceremony, sponsored by Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel.

AUDITIONS FOR “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST”

Audition day for the first show of the 2014 season at Theatre 29 is next Sunday.  Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the call…

At Theatre 29 the 2014 season will open with Oscar Wilde’s comical classic, “ The Importance of being Earnest.”  Director Butch Pelfrey will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 17 at Theatre 29, in Twentynine Palms.  Pelfrey looks to cast four women and five men ages 20-60ish. ALL parts are open for audition. Audition dialogues are posted at theatre29.org. A backstage crew will also be selected during the November 17th auditions. Anyone interested in working behind the scenes should plan to attend. Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer non-profit Community Theater organization. “The Importance of Being Earnest” will run from January 10th through February 8th with 12 performances over five weekends.  Tickets can be reserved at theatre29.org or by calling the Box Office at 760-361-4151. For Z107.7 News, this is assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz.

DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

A holiday boutique and luncheon will be held Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The boutique is open Friday, 8 to 4 and Saturday, 9 to noon. The luncheon is served 11:30 to 1 Friday only. The boutique will feature crafts, jewelry, a raffle, and more. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.

PIPES CANYON CLEANUP

The Save Our Desert organization is holding a clean up of Pipes Canyon Saturday, November 16, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Hwy. 247 and Pipes Canyon Road. Equipment and refreshments will be provided.