DOUBLE LOADED MORTAR IN NEVADA EXPLOSION THAT KILLED 7 MARINES

A newly released command investigation into the horrific mortar explosion last spring that killed seven Marines and wounded eight more concludes that the accident occurred when a Marine double-loaded rounds in a mortar tube. The March 18 explosion occurred while Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, out of

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YUCCA MESA FIRE FIGHTERS DELIVER A BABY

Yucca Mesa fire fighters delivered a baby yesterday. Due to patient privacy laws, few details are available, but the healthy baby girl was born at 12:09, moments after fire fighters arrived at the home about one mile from the fire station. Both mom and baby were then taken to Hi-Desert

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DROUGHT CONDITIONS CALL FOR FIRE PRECAUTIONS

With a statewide drought the worse in decades and no end in sight, the danger of fire is very real. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some reminders on how to protect your family and property….

In response to the ongoing wildfire threat, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the

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SERIOUS INJURY IN JOSHUA TREE DUI CRASH

One man was arrested, and a woman was seriously injured following a drunk-driving crash early Saturday morning in Joshua Tree. According to the California Highway Patrol, Efrain Bravo Jr., 19, of Joshua Tree, crashed his silver Acura Integra about 3 a.m. on Alta Loma Drive, east of Sherwood Road. The

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SMALL GREASE FIRE AT YUCCA VALLEY MCDONALDS

A grease fire briefly closed down the Yucca Valley McDonald’s Tuesday afternoon. About 12:30 Tuesday, workers at the fast-food restaurant put out a grease fire in the deep fryer with a dry chemical powder fire extinguisher, before fire fighters even arrived at the restaurant. State regulations require the restaurant shut

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet with both fire and water business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas…

The Twentynine Palms Water District monthly meeting is scheduled for this month on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m. During this Water District meeting, the Directors will take possible

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD METS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize the employee of the quarter and an outgoing board member. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership,

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YUCCA VALLEY STARTS SPAY AND NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley began its new voucher program Tuesday for spaying and neutering dogs. Yucca Valley residents must go to the new animal shelter, 4755 Malin Way, and fill out an application for the voucher and provide proof of residency. The application will be reviewed and if approved,

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE HAILEY LASSITER

Z107-7 has been introducing you to the 10 candidates for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship pageant, set for February 1. Today Managing Editor Tami Roleff talks with candidate Hailey Lasiter…

Today we visit with Hailey Lasiter, a junior at Joshua Springs Christian School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Tell

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REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of the Morongo Basin Regional Council on Aging will be Thursday, January 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition building in Yucca Valley Community Complex. The Chair of the Senior Affairs Commission, David Wilder, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING FOR STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a planning meeting for their 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community members the opportunity to provide input on how they can make this

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Calling all preschool aged children! The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. This Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m., preschool children aged 3, 4, and 5 years old are invited to bring something to share that begins with the letter M. Preschool story time is

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REACH OUT LOOKING FOR SENIORS WHO NEED HOME REPAIR

In partnership with our military neighbors, Reach-Out Morongo Basin is looking for seniors who are in need help with their homes or yards. Reporter Taylor Thacker put out the call…

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking seniors needing home repairs or yard work for an upcoming service project coordinated with

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VERSUS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL TONIGHT

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High School basketball teams will play each other in Twentynine Palms. The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m.; the boys start at 7:30.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will host the Desert Mirage Rams at home. The match starts at 5 p.m.

FAMILY OF 7 RESCUED FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LAST NIGHT

A family of seven, who were taking advantage of the free admittance to Joshua Tree National Park yesterday, got a little more excitement than they planned. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, Steve and Tamara Funk and their five children, ages 3 to 8 years old, were hiking the Desert

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SQUATTER ARRESTED AGAIN FOR RESQUATTING

A woman who was arrested 10 days ago for squatting in an abandoned cabin was arrested again Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Shashatia Guthridge, 36, was arrested January 10 on suspicion of trespassing after she was found living in a cabin in the 71300 block of Winters Road

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a close look at the Council’s agenda….

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be asked to reject a claim filed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE BOTH ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Sunday morning after trying to beat each other up. Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Everhart said that about 4:30 Sunday morning, Vicki Nila, 53, of the 55600 block of Napa Road in Landers, called to report her boyfriend, Joshua Homotoff, 37, had punched her in

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY MAN FACING MURDER CHARGES IN INDIO

A former Yucca Valley man who had been sought after being accused of shooting a man on his way to a party in Palm Desert more than two years ago is due in court this week after being found in Northern California. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s, William Oliver Sumpter

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