HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER CEO ADMINISTRATOR TELLS IT STRAIGHT, WARTS AND ALL

Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, outgoing CEO Chad Chadwick gave a candid examination of the Hospital District’s fiscal health to a diverse dozen people, all past participants in a District-sponsored community outreach program. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… In his review, Dr. Chadwick highlighted the District’s admirable strengths

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BREAKING NEWS: EXTENDED RESPONSE TIME CAUSES GREATER DAMAGE AT 29 PALMS HOME

The Twentynine Palms Fire Chief said a longer response time because of the closed Lear Avenue fire station was a factor in fire damage to a small home Tuesday. Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a report of smoke at about 1:00 p.m. on the dirt extension to Indian

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SEVEN ARRESTED FOR BUYING BOOZE FOR TEENS IN STING OPERATION

Seven people were arrested Saturday for buying booze for minors during a “shoulder tap” sting operation in the Morongo Basin. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, between 4 p.m. and midnight Saturday, minor decoys approached adult customers in front of businesses licensed to sell alcohol, and asked the adults

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GAS LEAK IN YUCCA VALLEY CLOSES ONAGA TRAIL FOR 4 HOURS

Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley was shut down in both directions for nearly four hours Sunday afternoon as crews worked to repair a gas leak. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, a Hi-Desert Water District employee was digging to repair a water leak in the 57500 block of Onaga

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FEE FREE WEEKEND IN NATIONAL PARKS

This is the best time of year to visit Joshua Tree National Park – this week we drove in for a 3-hour mini-vacation of walking, eating lunch, and reading. Ranger Pam Tripp says next weekend you can visit the Park for FREE…

How about a free visit to Joshua Tree

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CHANGE CLOCKS AND SMOKE ALARM BATTERIES

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us to not only change our clocks, but also smoke alarm batteries…

Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the

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WE CLARIFY AND UPDATE JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION

Recently, Z107.7 described renewed plans for a residential housing development on 105 acres in the Friendly Hills area of Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork has some comments from the planning firm employed by the developer, as well as a correction to one detail of our earlier story… Terra Nova Planning

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MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TURNS 100 SATURDAY

The oldest, continually operating school in the Morongo Basin turned 100 years old this year. The Morongo Valley Elementary School is celebrating its centennial, Saturday, November 2, with a birthday party, and the public and all former students and employees are invited to attend. The keynote speaker will be Congressman

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CEO CHADWICK GONE FROM HDMC,”IRRECONCILABLE INCOMPATIBILITY”

CEO Administrator Chad Chadwick has been removed from his position by the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board cites “irreconcilable incompatability.”… Late yesterday, a press release from Hi-Desert Medical Center announced a mutually agreed upon end to CEO Lionel “Chad” Chadwick’s employment with the

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YESTERDAY’S HIGH WINDS CAUSE DAMAGE IN MORONGO BASIN

Yesterday’s high winds caused some damage in the Morongo Basin. In Twentynine Palms, the wind sheered off a power line pole at its base about 8:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Adobe Road. The power lines kept the pole from falling to the ground. Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt

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WORK TO START ON YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After years of sitting abandoned in foreclosure, construction is finally set to start on the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley. Rough grading of the new 12-hole golf course, named Hawk’s Landing at Blue Skies, is set for November 6. The owner of the golf course, Bill Brehm

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SOLAR POWER USES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Lost amidst the hubbub over commercial solar energy generation are many quiet site-specific implementations of solar power. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how it’s used at Joshua Tree National Park…

Solar power is one of the most environmentally friendly sources of power available today. With the help of our bright desert

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ART TOUR SECOND WEEKEND

A Roadside Attraction Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms will be open during the this weekend for the Annual Art Tours, Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The gallery will feature artworks from many local artists in the Morongo Basin, both those who are

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GROUND-BREAKING SET FOR YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After years of sitting abandoned in foreclosure, construction is finally set to start on the former Blue Skies Country Club. Rough grading of the new 12-hole golf course, named Hawk’s Landing at Blue Skies, is set for November 6. The owner of the golf course, Bill Brehm Sr., said the

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COUNTY COURTS CHANGE FAMILY LAW CASE SCHEDULING

The San Bernardino County Court System is changing the way it puts on its calendar family law cases that involve custody and visitation disputes. The new system takes effect Monday, October 28. With details on the new system, here’s managing editor Tami Roleff…

A new calendar system at the county

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SHERIFF CRACKING DOWN ON SYNTHETIC DRUG SALES

A Sheriff’s Department task force served warning letters to businesses throughout the county advising them the sales of “bath salts” or “spice,” as they are commonly called, are not permitted in the county. Five teams of deputies served notices at 21 locations in San Bernardino County to give them the

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER MINUTES BEFORE TRIAL

After three days of jury selection, a Yucca Valley woman pleaded guilty to murder in a Joshua Tree courtroom Monday. Against her lawyer’s advice, and just as her trial was set to begin, Diana Jordan, 38, changed her plea to guilty in the murder of Lauren McLane, 22, of Yucca

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WOMAN CHANGES PLEA MINUTES BEFORE HER MURDER TRIAL IS TO START

After three days of jury selection, a Yucca Valley woman pleaded guilty to murder in a Joshua Tree courtroom Monday afternoon. Against her lawyer’s advice, and just as her trial was set to begin, Diana Jordan, 38, changed her plea to guilty in the murder of Lauren McLane, 22, of

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TEMECULA CARKACKING SUSPECT ELUDES CAPTURE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Police in two cities are searching for a man suspected of carjacking a woman at knifepoint in Temecula, and then driving the car to Twentynine Palms. According to Temecula police Sergeant Curt Harris, about 8 p.m. Monday, October 14, a Murrieta woman had gone to a park in Temecula to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN SHOT FRIDAY NIGHT, DIES SATURDAY

A Twentynine Palms man who was shot Friday night died of his injuries Saturday morning. The Sheriff’s Department has not released much information about the shooting, but Z107.7 News has learned that deputies were called to the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue in Twentynine Palms at 7:11 Friday night on

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