THE DESERT’S DEEP DARK SECRETS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will explore the desert’s dark secrets during a lecture and presentation tonight, Saturday February 22. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper will talk about “The Dark Side of Joshua Tree National Park” and the animals that come out after the sun goes down,

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LOCAL SCHOOL CUSTODIAN ACCUSED OF PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Morongo Unified School district custodian was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to the FBI, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. Sheriff sources say he was arrested at Twentynine Palms Junior High

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SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A custodian with the Morongo Unified School district was arraigned last week by a federal grand jury with production of child pornography. According to an FBI press release, Matthew Frazer, 42, of Yucca Valley, was arrested January 31 at his place of employment. He was indicted by the grand jury

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TOWN CONSIDERING CONVERTING BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD INTO A DIRT ROAD

The Town of Yucca Valley is considering removing the failed asphalt and turning the troubled Black Rock Canyon Road into a graded dirt road. According to a release from the Town, a grant application to repair the road submitted by the town and Joshua Tree National Park in April 2013

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FOUR MARINES DECORATED FOR HEROISM YESTERDAY

Four Twentynine Palms Marines from 1st Battalion, 7th Marines were decorated for heroism in Afghanistan during a ceremony yesterday aboard the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. First Lt. Kenneth Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth Rick were awarded a Silver Star for their leadership actions, while Staff Sgt. Joshua Brodrick and

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MAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN TRACTOR ACCIDENT AT YUCCA VALLEY GOLF COURSE

A 53-year-old construction worker was injured at the Hawks’ Landing Golf Course in Yucca Valley Monday morning. According to Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley paramedics were called to the former Blue Skies Golf Course at 7:24 in response to a man being run over by a tractor. Denison said

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN CONVICTED IN YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY

A 61-year-old Joshua Tree woman pleaded guilty last week to robbing a bank in January. Darcy Landrum was in court last Tuesday for a pre-preliminary conference when she changed her plea to guilty to robbing US Bank in Yucca Valley three weeks ago. Judge Rodney Cortez sentenced her to two

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FEE FREE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and this weekend it’s FREE. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what “it” is…

How about a free visit to a national park site? The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2014:

February 15-17, for Presidents Day weekend

April 19-20, for National Park

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FUNDRAISER TO REPAIR BUILDINGS AT HOMESTEAD PARK IN LANDERS

Buildings at the Homestead Valley Park in Landers have recently suffered a rash of vandalism. The repairs to fix the vandalism are costly. The Homestead Valley Community Council needs to replenish the bank account so there will be funds for the 3rd of July fireworks show. The Council will hold

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CRASH SENDS 17-YEAR-OLD DIRT BIKE RIDER TO HOSPITAL

A 17-year-old boy was injured this morning when he was hit while riding his dirt bike in Yucca Valley. According to CHP officer Randy O’Brien, about 11:40, a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old boy were riding their dirt bikes northbound on La Contenta and traveling through the Highway 62 intersection on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING THIS MORNING

With just 12 minutes to spare to comply with State open meeting laws, The Twentynine Palms City Council has called special meeting for 9:30 this morning. The meeting will be held in City Hall. The Special meeting will allow the Council to formally adopt the 2013-2021 Housing Element and addendum

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FOUR TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINES TO BE DECORATED FOR HEROISM

Four Twentynine Palms Marines will be decorated for heroism in Afghanistan. First Lt. Kenneth Conover III and Sgt. Kenneth Rick will each receive a Silver Star, while Staff Sgt. Joshua Brodrick and Sgt. Nicholas Brandau will each receive a Bronze Star with combat “V” device during a Feb. 18 ceremony

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SAYS NO TO HOWSER PROPERTY, GETS MUSICAL INVOCATION

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night, after an “invocation” consisting of just music, they waded through personnel contracts, block grant allocations, a new phone system, and a NO to buying land from the Huell Howser estate. Reporter Dan Stork was there, listening along with the Council, and filed

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YUCCA VALLEY CRASH VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

The Coroner’s office has identified the two people who were killed in Yucca Valley in a crash Thursday afternoon. Jesse Torres, 64, and Melissa Torres, 36, both of Yucca Valley, were northbound on Warren Vista, attempting to cross Yucca Trail, when their red Bronco was broadsided by Brooke Nemeth, 23,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR MAKES GOAL, GOING TO CARNEGIE HALL

After months of fund-raising, including a live radiothon here on Z107.7, the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir has met their goal and will be going to Carnegie Hall in April to perform. After being just one of 17 choirs selected from all over the country to participate, the only

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road construction is starting up again in the National Park tomorrow. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what to expect…

Joshua Tree National Park, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, will begin construction of approximately 10 miles of Pinto Basin Road on Monday, February 10, 2014. The primary objective of the

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ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE

In an effort that reaches out to all the communities of the Morongo basin, four Rotary Clubs are working together to help replenish our area’s food banks. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to help…….

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge

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TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a 1984 red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided on the passenger side

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***BREAKING NEWS*** TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley this afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided by a black Cherokee, traveling westbound

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QUESTIONS ABOUT ENDORSEMENTS IN SHERIFF MCMAHON’S CAMPAIGN

A 17-page list of personal endorsements for the campaign of John McMahon for San Bernardino County Sheriff was removed from the campaign’s website after questions were raised by Z107.7 News. In doing campaign research yesterday morning, I saw that my name and my wife’s name were listed as endorsers. Not

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