PEDESTRIAN KILLED CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

A pedestrian was killed last night in Morongo Valley as he attempted to cross the highway. About 5:50 p.m., the elderly Morongo Valley man was crossing Highway 62 southbound at Desert Willow when he was struck by a Sheryl Scott, 50, of Morongo Valley, who was driving westbound in a

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MARINE CORPS CELEBRATES 239 YEARS TODAY

This is the 239th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet. This resolution established the Continental Marines and marked the

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SOCIAL TRAILS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

The climbing is great in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp urges care and respect for the desert while walking to the rocks…

One of the largest concentrations of rock climbing on earth is found on 11 square miles of Joshua Tree National Park. The 8,000 climbing routes, 2,000

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK HEAD LISTS SHORTFALL EFFECTS

During a meeting to gather public input on proposed fee increases, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith gave the fee history of the Park.

An entrance fee was introduced in 1987, and camping fees in 2004. Both were increased, to $10 and $15 respectively in 2006. Smith estimated that

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SENATOR VOWS TO PROPOSE TWO NATIONAL MONUMENTS IN OUR AREA

Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would be introducing new legislation on the first day of the new Congress next year to establish two new national monuments in the Mojave Desert—totaling more than 1.1 million acres—with most of that land in San Bernardino County. Legislation that Feinstein will propose would create

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CAR ROLLS OVER INTO HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS MORNING

We have sketchy information about an early morning traffic crash in Yucca Valley. About 2:18, an unidentified male driver was traveling on Palomar Avenue near Onaga Trail when he lost control of his car, which overturned and rolled into a house on the west side of the street. The driver

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COMPLETE LOCAL PRELIMINARY ELECTION RESULTS

Here are the preliminary results from yesterday’s elections; provisional and some absentee ballots remain to be counted. Two races are relatively close, but are unlikely to change:

Yucca Valley Town Council: Rick Denison, Merl Abel, and Bob Leone. Twentynine Palms City Council: John Cole, Dan Mintz, and McArthur Wright (Adam

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of sexually molesting a young girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report that her sister had been molested by a man across the street in the 62100 block of Crestview Drive in

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DRIVERS HIT TWO PEDESTRIANS SATURDAY IN SEPARATE CRASHES; ONE KILLED, ONE INJURED

Drivers hit two pedestrians in separate crashes Saturday, and one was killed in the collision. At 6:15 a.m., Raymond Walls, 67, of Cabazon, was driving his 2004 Ford F-150 pick-up truck eastbound on the highway near Whitefeather Road about 6:15 a.m. Just east of Whitefeather Road, a still-unidentified 20-year-old woman

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE VACCINE, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR NOVEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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Z107.7 ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

With the election just a few days away, Z107.7 News makes its endorsements for the local political offices. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, and are not just mine or news director. For Congress: Paul Cook. For State Assembly: Chad Mayes. For Yucca Valley Town

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78TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS SUCCESSFUL FOR COMMUNITY AND CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held an after-event meeting this week to discuss what went right and what went wrong with the recent 78th annual Pioneer Days event. Pioneer Days is a longtime October tradition event celebrating the rich mining, ranching, and military history of the Twentynine Palms areas.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT YESTERDAY

The former Twentynine Palms Marine who is suspected of killing Erin Corwin and dumping her body down a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, made a brief appearance in Joshua Tree court yesterday morning. During the early disposition hearing, Christopher Lee’s lawyer advised the court he was still receiving discovery

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MARINES HELP CLEAN OUT HOME OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Following September’s flash flood that inundated homes with up to two feet of mud in South Joshua Tree, residents begged the county for help. After touring the devastated area, Supervisor James Ramos told his staff to be creative in finding help for those who needed it. Field Representative Mike Lipsitz

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,

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FIGHT INVASIVE PLANTS

The alien forces have landed, and threaten to take over, silently. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can help repel the botanic invaders…

Joshua Tree National Park is being invaded! Some of the ornamental plants growing in our communities won’t stay where they are planted and will frequently spread into the

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OKTOBERFEST TODAY

The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with their “Kalifornia Krauts” performance. The master of ceremonies is Z107.7’s Pat Michaels, and Burgermeister is Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls, who will lead the

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24 LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE AT POLITICAL POP-UP TOMORROW

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; 24 local candidates have now confirmed they will be in attendance. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk with the candidates prior to the

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22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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