JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HIKER RESCUED AFTER GETTING WEDGED INTO ROCKS

A hiker from the Los Angeles area was rescued Sunday in Joshua Tree National Park after he became wedged between rocks. According to Park spokeswoman Jennie Albrinck, shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, park rangers received a call that a 37-year-old man was scrambling on some rocks in the Quail Springs

…View Full Story…

TODAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE AUGUST 27TH MAIL-IN ELELCTION

Today, Monday, August 12, is the deadline for San Bernardino County residents to register to vote in the August 27 consolidated mail ballot election. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than today in order to be valid for this election. Citizens may register to vote online on the

…View Full Story…

A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

After Congressman Paul Cook answered callers’ questions on Friday’s Up Close show on Z107.7, we had the opportunity to get his views on some additional issues that impact the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork asked the District 8 Representative to comment on the sequester, renewable energy development, and the Joshua Tree

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY MAN JAILED TWICE OVER THE WEEKEND

A man who took a cab after being released from jail Sunday morning, was arrested and returned to jail when he refused to pay his cab fare. According to Sheriff reports, Daniel Chavarin, 30, was stopped for speeding about 10:20 Saturday evening near Highway 62 and Elwood Street in Joshua

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN LANDERS CRASH

A motorcycle rider was hospitalized last week after a car turned in front of him in Landers. According to the California Highway Patrol, Henry Marcoccia, 50, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. As Marcoccia approached the intersection

…View Full Story…

REMAINS FOUND BY DOGS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the man whose remains were found by dogs in Landers last week. On Thursday, a resident near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers called the Sheriff’s Department about 7 a.m. when his dogs returned home carrying a skull and what appeared

…View Full Story…

USING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With one of the gems of the National Park system in our own backyard, there’s always something to do in the Morongo Basin. Ranger Pam Tripp tells how to be ready to do it at any time…

Sometimes we ask ourselves “What is there to do around here?” Well, if

…View Full Story…

LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS AT WILDLAND FIRES

Fire fighters from several Morongo Basin stations have been sent to help fight fires currently burning in Southern California. Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley fire stations have each sent a brush engine and crew to join the 1,400 fire fighters fighting the Silver fire near Banning, which as of

…View Full Story…

METEOR SHOWER VIEWING PARTY MONDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Tonight through Monday, our night sky will host the Perseid Meteor Shower, with meteors streaming into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. Monday night, a star party will be held at Sky’s The Limit, beginning at 8 p.m. They will offer presentations

…View Full Story…

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

…View Full Story…

FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

…View Full Story…

SILVER FIRE IN BANNING BRINGS SMOKE INTO OUR MORONGO BASIN

Bringing thick smoke into the Morongo Basin communities, the nearby Silver Fire near Banning grew to 16,000 acres as 1,400 firefighters from 84 engine companies work ton control of the fast-moving blaze. Some communities have been evacuated and Highway 243 is closed from San Gorgonio Avenue in Banning to Marion

…View Full Story…

DOGS FIND HUMAN REMAINS IN THE DESERT IN LANDERS

Human remains were found yesterday in Landers. According to Sheriff Corporal Steve Everhart, dogs found a skull and what looks like an arm bone in the desert near a cabin near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers. The dogs brought them to their home and their owner called the

…View Full Story…

MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB PREPARING FOR 18TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW

Get your treasured classic car or truck ready for the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says registrations are being taken now for the September event… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th

…View Full Story…

HELP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance, nonprofit support services, financial

…View Full Story…

CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his experiences so far in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman Paul

…View Full Story…

WE CLARIFY A STORY ABOUT A MORONGO VALLEY CSD LAWSUIT

A story that Z107-7 was running about a Morongo Valley lawsuit was pulled two weeks ago after new facts about the case came to light. With a clarification, here is reporter Mike Lipsitz… On July 25, Z107.7 News ran an abbreviated story on a wrongful termination lawsuit in Morongo Valley.

…View Full Story…

NEARBY BANNING “SILVER” FIRE SCORCHES 6,000 ACRES

A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions spread rapidly through the nearby San Jacinto Mountains yesterday, injuring three, destroying 15 structures and causing evacuation in communities near the recent Mountain Fire. Riverside County firefighters said they were far from controlling the Silver Fire, burning east and estimated at

…View Full Story…

COUNTY TO HELP PAY FOR SPAY AND NEUTER OF PIT-BULL MIX DOGS

Residents who own pit bull dogs and who live in unincorporated areas of the county will receive a little extra help from the county to spay or neuter their dogs. The County Board of Supervisors accepted a $15,000 grant at their meeting yesterday that will translate into a $30 voucher

…View Full Story…

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

…View Full Story…