WALMART AND THE MBTA

Bus ridership is down slightly since the new Super Walmart opened in July. Reporter Dan Stork talked with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority General Manager Joe Meer, who offered a couple reasons why that might be… Z107.7 asked Morongo Basin Transit Authority General Manager Joe Meer if the opening of

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOCCER TEAMS COMPETE IN SAN DIEGO

On Saturday, the Morongo Basin Special Olympic soccer teams traveled to San Diego to participate in San Diego Regional Games. The Green Mojaves took two teams to represent the Basin and earned silver and bronze medals. Some of the players who scored were Robert Edwards, Kenneth Barkhuff, Malacky Chiu, and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football concluded its preseason schedule Friday night by shutting out the Rosamond offense and scoring 38 first half points. This puts the Trojans at a perfect 5-0 mark. Logan Vallo had a combined 337 total yards on the night with three touchdowns and two

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BREAKING NEWS–DOD CIVILIANS TO RETURN TO WORK MONDAY

The Marine Corps Public Affairs Office has notified Z107.7 that MOST civilian Department of Defense employees should return to work Monday morning. According to the announcement from the Twentynine Palms PAO, a limited number of employees will remain on furlough; employees who will remain on furlough will be contacted today

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DISEASED DESERT BIGHORN

There are some sick sheep out in the wild, says Ranger Pam Tripp. Beware…

Joshua Tree National Park has recently received a report of what appears to be a possible case of ecthyma on the bighorn sheep within the park. Lesions have been spotted and photographed on the nose of

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PET VACCINE, SPAY AND NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, October 7, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30; the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a live auction of hand-made, finished and unfinished quilts, and other miscellaneous quilting items.

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING AT BIG MORONGO CANYON

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will gather at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve for its October 11 meeting. Members will meet at the kiosk at 10 a.m., where they will be joined by botanist Robin Kobaly for a “walk and talk” along the wheelchair-accessible path. Those attending should bring a

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TPHS YEARBOOK ADS

High school yearbooks are a priceless treasure, but there is a price to produce them. ROP Broadcasting student says you can help defray that cost by buying an ad…

If you own a business in the Twentynine Palms area the 29 Palms high school yearbook staff might just be the

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SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Joshua Tree resident fell victim to fraud this week. The man, who lives in the 64600 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SIGN ORDINANCE MEETING

Signage rules and alternative energy systems are both local hot button issues. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says that you can make your views known at a special Yucca Valley Planning Commission meeting this week…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission has scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:00

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GEM AND MINERAL SHOW IN JOSHUA TREE

A gem of our lineup of local annual attractions is in large part about gems. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the Gem, Mineral, and Craft Show in Joshua Tree…

Dazzling gems and geodes are sparkling in the desert sun. The 38th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Craft Show will

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GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY RECEPTION SATURDAY

The Glass Outhouse Gallery is hosting an opening reception Saturday for an exhibit of contemporary quilts of Diane Mooradian. The reception will feature food and music from 5 to 9 p.m. The quilt exhibit will run October 5 through 27; the Glass Outhouse will be open both weekends of the

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HWY 62 ARTS TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW

The collective exhibit for the 2013 Hwy. 62 Art Tours is open at the 29 PalmsArtGallery. Reporter Taylor Thacker says an artist’s collective show runs through the end of the month …

The Hwy 62 Art Tours spotlights over 200 artists and performers and draws an estimated 8,000 guests who

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DUMB CROOK AUTO THEFT

If you steal a vehicle, it’s not a good idea to drive it around the town where the vehicle was stolen. A man who had reported his van stolen saw his van in the Food 4 Less parking lot in YuccaValley shortly before noon Thursday. The registered owner called police,

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SIX ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Six people were arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday during a day-long sweep for public nuisance crimes. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the list of offenses for which individuals were arrested included suspicion of panhandling, misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest, felony vandalism, public intoxication, possession of an open alcoholic beverage

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Sunday breakfast is chicken fried steak from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

SHERIFF, JUDGE, AND CALTRANS AT COUNTY SAFETY FORUM

About three dozen people, mostly public officials and employees of local agencies and governing bodies, attended a public safety forum at Copper Mountain College. Dan Stork summarizes the presentations they heard from three regional officials, on jails, courts, and highways…

29 Palms Council Member and SANBAG rep Jim Harris,

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UNFOUNDED REPORT OF ARMED ROBBERY NETS TWO ARRESTS

A report of an armed robbery early Tuesday morning turned out to be unfounded, but two men were arrested on parole and probation violations. According to Sergeant Derek Garvin, an unknown man called to report he was held up at gunpoint about 5:45 a.m. near the Circle K in Joshua

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FIRST SATURDAY EVENT TOMORROW IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY

The Old Town area of Yucca Valley will see over 20 local businesses participating in their first Saturday event tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… First Saturday—a late night shopping, entertainment and social event—returns tomorrow night in Old Town Yucca Valley. More than 20 Old Town merchants—selling antiques, vintage and

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