FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR CHAD MAYES RAISES $94,000 FOR STATE ASSEMBLY RUN

Former Yucca Valley mayor Chad Mayes has raised more than $94,000 in the first six months of the year for his campaign for the state assembly, far outraising his potential opponents. Mayes is currently the chief of staff for San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford and is the only candidate

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WOMAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN LANDERS MONDAY

A Hesperia woman was injured in a rollover crash in Landers Monday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Kalong Riphenburg, 66, was driving her 2005 Jeep Liberty eastbound on Reche Road, east of Sunset, about 1:20 yesterday when she swerved onto the south shoulder of the road. In an

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NUMBER OF FURLOUGH DAYS FOR FEDERAL WORKERS MAY BE SHORTENED

Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned. Pentagon leaders are scrimping to find up to $900 million in savings in the final months of the budget year that ends September 30. While no final decisions have been made, it’s believed civilian

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SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Students from all over the country were in Twentynine Palms yesterday, as they made the final stop on their trip from Texas to California in their solar cars, before leaving for Los Angeles today. Z107.7′s Cody Joseph was there yesterday giving live updates, and reporter Taylor Thacker talked with some

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE TRANSPORTATION TO APPOINTMENTS

You may have seen the van as you travel around the Morongo Basin. The Hi-Desert Medical Center offers free transportation to residents to their appointments at hospital-affiliated facilities. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the details… There are many considerations when it comes to managing your health, transportation to and from

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

There are many considerations when it comes to managing your health, transportation to and from an appointment doesn’t have to be one of them. Thanks to a grant from Caltrans, the Hi-Desert Medical Center now offers free transportation to and from all District facilities: the hospital, the Family Health Clinics

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED TWICE IN ONE DAY

A Joshua Tree man was arrested twice in less than 24 hours Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daniel Palmer, 24, was driving 20 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone on Highway 62 near Bannock Trail just after midnight Friday when a deputy spotted and recognized him. The

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HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT BEGINS TODAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Due to the increased number of highway fatalities between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley, CalTrans is beginning an emergency project to place flexible post pavement markers along the median, and restripe the median, of Highway 62 between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive. All this week, east- and westbound

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MOUNTAIN FIRE STILL NOT FULLY CONTAINED

The Mountain Fire, which firefighters expected to be contained by Wednesday of last week, is still not fully contained. The fire was first reported the afternoon of July 15, east of Idyllwild, and has burned more than 27,500 acres. It was started by an electrical equipment failure on private property

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SOLAR CARS ARRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Make a point to be at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms this afternoon. The fascinating and hi-tech solar car challenge is coming to the City. News director Gary Daigneault explains… Fourteen high school teams will be arriving in Twentynine Palms in their solar-powered cars today. The teams, from as far

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YUCCA VALLEY’S NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS EXPLAINED

The new traffic signals in Yucca Valley are the talk of the town, and not necessarily in a good way. Six years ago, the environmental impact report for the new Super Walmart required Walmart to install stop lights at the intersection of Inca and Highway 62, and at Yucca Trail

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MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT

CALTRANS is starting an emergency project to place flexible post delineators (pavement markers) along median of State Route 62 (SR 62) between Pioneer Drive/ East Drive and Fairway Drive, in Morongo Valley. The project will place class 1 delineators and restripe the median. The scope of the work includes moving

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PHAT CAT SWINGERS AT YV SUMMER CONCERT

Bring your family and friends down to the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field tonight to enjoy the free Summer Music Festival, sponsored by Yucca Valley Ford, Yucca Valley Chrysler Center, and Z107.7. Chanda-Lyn Fraschetti has the details… Come enjoy a swinging good time and listen to the music of

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WORK SET TO START SOON AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

After a lot of time and effort, the former Blue Skies Country Club in Yucca Valley is finally on the road to restoration. Managing editor Tami Roleff says early paperwork has been filed with the planning Department… Owners of the former Blue Skies Golf Course in Yucca Valley submitted grading

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LARGE MARIJUANA FARM BUSTED IN LUCERNE VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Marijuana Enforcement Team raided an illegal marijuana farm in Lucerne Valley Wednesday. Investigators served a search warrant on a home in the 10200 block of Baker Street where they found a large marijuana cultivation on the five-acre property. The marijuana plants were growing within an area enclosed with

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MOUNTAIN FIRE CONTAINMENT EXPECTED TODAY, CAUSE RELEASED

Fire investigators say the Mountain Fire was caused by electrical equipment failure on private property, a nearly 20-acre parcel of land along Highway 243 in Mountain Center owned by Tarek M. Al-Shawaf, of Saudi Arabia. Because a fire originated on a property does not mean the owner was involved. The

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JOSHUA TREE HOME BURNS AGAIN

A Joshua Tree home that was saved in a fire in March, burned to the slab in another fire early this morning. About 4 a.m., firefighters from the Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Yucca Mesa fire stations were called to a fire in the 60900 block of Prescott Trail. The

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CONGRESSMAN COOK INVESTIGATES CADIZ WATER PROJECT

Representative Paul Cook wants the Federal government to take a close look at the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery, and Storage Project, which would ship water from desert aquifers to Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Reporter Dan Stork tells what Cook has asked for… In a June 12th letter, Representative

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SLURRY SEAL IN YUCCA VALLEY: WHERE TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s slurry seal street maintenance project schedule has been modified. Today’s work will be done on: Sunnyslope Drive, from La Contenta to End; Palomar Avenue from Ute Trail to Yucca Trail; Palomar Avenue from Carlyle to Juarez; and Sunnyslope Drive from Warren Vista to Hilton. Tomorrow,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: CALTRANS, WASTEWATER AND HUD GRANTS

A long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork breaks his report into three parts. Today: An expected CALTRANS action, a joint action with the Water District to gain access to grants, and an action to safeguard a Federal grant… During

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