MBTA APPOINTS NEW GENERAL MANAGER

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the MBTA, named a new general manager at their meeting yesterday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Transit Authority, the board bid farewell to outgoing general manager Joe Meer who has been in the driver’s seat there

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MORONGO BASIN DEMOCRATIC CLUB TO MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, followed by a regional meeting of the California Democratic Party at 11 a.m. Among the items on the agendas are possible labor action against a large Morongo Basin employer, the state party platform,

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MAIN STREET STAMPEDE WILD WEST SHOW IN PIONEERTOWN SATURDAYS

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show, Saturdays in Pioneertown, pokes some fun at how the Old West “could” have been with their own twist on comedy, each Saturday at 2:15 until 3:00 p.m. in front of the Pioneer bowl on historic Mane Street, one block west of Pappy and

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TOURING LOCAL BAND KICKS OFF NEW CD RELEASE, PERFORMS TONIGHT

A locally based band will interrupt their major tour to release their new CD “Soul: How I Keep Moving On” this weekend. Reporter Rebecca Havely talked with Gene Evaro Junior of the Gene Jr. Band… Z107.7: So Gene tell us about your band, where you’ve been and where you’re heading

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tomorrow, Saturday, July 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 9:15 p.m. and end about 1:30. The highlight of the evening will be the bright summer Milky Way, along with Saturn and its rings. Bring water, snacks,

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YUCCA VALLEY FREE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley free summer concert series kicks of tomorrow night on the softball fields at the Community Center Complex. I will be the emcee and Z107.7 will be giving away Wet n’ Wild tickets to two lucky winners. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this week’s band will bring some country

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CCR TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

The “Live at the Rock” free concert series continues tonight at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says get ready for some CCR… Tortoise Rock Casino continues its month of concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, July 10. Friday’s band is Creedence Relived,

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School cheer booster club will be holding a car wash this Saturday, July 11, at Napa Auto Parts in Yucca Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presale tickets can be purchased from any cheerleader or booster club member. All donations will go to the team’s

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LANDERS MOOSE CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Landers Moose Lodge #1788 will hold a car wash Saturday, July 11, to raise funds for Unity Home. The car wash will be held from 10 to 2 at the Landers Moose Lodge, 58266 Reche Road in Landers. The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will hold its regular monthly meeting

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FORMER MARINE ACCUSED IN MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN GETS NEW JUDGE

The court case of the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing his former lover and dumping her body down a mine shaft, will continue under a different judge. On Tuesday, the Fourth District Court of Appeals granted a peremptory challenge by Christopher Lee’s attorney to change judges. In April,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CALLED OUT ON MASS GRADING SUBDIVISION

Even though the project was approved some years ago, the recent mass grading for a new Yucca Valley subdivision is causing a lot of controversy. Strong public reaction led to what amounts to a public shaming of the Yucca Valley Town Council at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff

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CHP LOOKING FOR HELP IN LOCATING HIT AND RUN DRIVER

The California Highway Patrol is asking for help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run that hospitalized a man. According to the CHP, Paul Paddock, 22, of Twentynine Palms, was sitting on the ground in front of Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown about 2 a.m. Sunday, June 28, with

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FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME IN JOSHUA TREE

A motorhome was a total loss following a fire in north Joshua Tree Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 3 p.m., firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, the Combat Center, and the National Park Service responded to a motorhome on fire in the 63000 block of Lakeview Road. County Fire

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AS HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER RESTRUCTURES, CEO BOB TYK STEPPING DOWN

Since voters approved the hospital’s lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare in late June, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of current CEO Bob Tyk. Tonight’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors puts an end to the speculation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

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MORONGO VALLEY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

Staff from San Bernardino County’s Special Districts Water and Sanitation Department, serving Morongo Valley and Little Morongo, will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Covington Park. Department staff will be on hand discussing topics specific to that service

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus food on Friday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Way Station in Joshua Tree, at 61722 Commercial Street.

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YOUTH ART SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

Attention student artists: The 29 Palms Art Gallery is looking for submissions for their annual youth art show. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to show your creation…

A youth art show will be held Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 23, at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. This is

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RECEPTION FRIDAY FOR ART SHOW AT 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER

“Shade and Shadows” is the theme of the new exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery. An opening reception is set for Friday, July 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Put on your shades and come out of the shadows to see what your local artists are

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC HOLDING PARKING LOT SALE SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a parking lot sale on Saturday, July 11, from 8 to 11. They are located at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road next to the high school. Some items available will be an entertainment center, some cabinets, headboards without slats, chairs, lamps, lots

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SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP PLANNED IN YUCCA VALLEY NEXT MONTH

A summer volleyball camp will be offered in Yucca Valley next month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to sign-up…

The Town of Yucca Valley and Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team present summer volleyball camp for girls in grades six through ten. The camp takes place at

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