MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting for this month is about the air. Reporter Dan Stork says two new members will be seated, too… The July 13 agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features an informational presentation by Eldon Heaston, executive director of the Mojave

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING GUNS TO RELIEVE STRESS

A Yucca Valley man who tried to relieve some stress by shooting his firearms in his back yard was arrested Saturday night. About 7:30 p.m. Saturday, multiple calls were made to 911 saying that someone was shooting a gun in the 57800 block of Buena Vista Drive. The callers said

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY SCAM BANKING TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Reporter Sara Snyder joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use of scam

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SMOKE SEEN FROM FIRE NEAR MENTONE

The U.S. Forest Service announced Sunday that the cause of the Lake Fire, which burned 31,359 acres, was caused by humans, although the exact cause is still under investigation. Although the fire is 98 percent contained, contained does not mean “out” and smoke from the Lake Fire can still

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AUDITONS FOR “MAN FROM EARTH” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theater 29 will hold open auditions tonight at 6:30 p.m. for their next offering. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… Auditions are tonight for the sci-fi drama, “The Man From Earth,” at Theater 29 at 6:30 p.m. Director Eddie Tucker will cast five men, three woman, and two to

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ROAD WORK ON STATE ROUTE 247 THIS WEEK

CalTrans has announced that Highway 247—Old Woman Springs Road—will be under construction this week. Both north- and southbound lanes will be under construction from El Cortez Road to Handley Road from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning.

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MOTORCYCLIST CRASHES ON PIONEERTOWN ROAD

A motorcycle rider was injured when he lost control in Pioneertown Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Ed Noble, Yucca Valley rescue personnel were called to the crash site on Pioneertown Road about 4:30 p.m. The unidentified male rider lost control just at the southern entrance to Pioneertown and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO SEEKING ENTRIES

The third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo is set for November this year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says artists submissions are being sought…Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition, to be held in November at the Oasis of Mara

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TORTOISE ROCK AND SPOTLIGHT 29 CASINOS HIRING

Tortoise Rock and Spotlight 29 Casinos will hold a job fair to fill more than 35 full- and part-time positions available at both casinos. On-site interviews will be held from 9 to 4, July 21, at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, in Coachella. Applicants should bring their resumes

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FINAL WEEK FOR HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM YOUTH CAMP

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum youth camp begins its final week. There’s still time for you to register your child. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how… “Eat Well, Play Well” is the theme of the Yucca Valley youth camp at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. This is the final week

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SNAKES ON ROADS

It might look like a stick, but it may be a fellow living creature. Ranger Cathy Bell says, be kind to snakes…

Imagine driving through Joshua Tree National Park at sunset on a summer evening. The rock formations are glowing golden. You have the windows down to enjoy the

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BASIN WIDE FOUNDATION AUCTION DONATIONS WANTED

The Basin Wide Foundation is asking for donations for its fundraising auctions during its 19th anniversary annual awards dinner, set for August 29. The Foundation plans to hold both a silent and live auction to support its philanthropic activities in the Morongo Basin. In addition, businesses are asked to sponsor

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SEEKS DONATIONS FOR POKER RUN FUNDRAISER

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 is seeking donations for prizes for its third annual Poker Run fundraiser. The poker run, set for Saturday, September 26, will be 110 miles with five stops in the Morongo Basin. Prizes will be awarded for best poker hand, worst poker

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WARNING ABOUT THE MEDICAL ALERT SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder warns about the “Medical Alert” scam…

A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering the system free of

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ROADWORK PROJECTS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND ON ROUTE 247

YUCCA VALLEY ROADWORK TO BEGIN THIS MONDAY

Major road work begins Monday in the Town of Yucca Valley. Paved roads in Western Hills in Yucca Valley will receive road maintenance slurry seal from July 13 through July 23. The contractor will provide notice to residences and businesses that are likely

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LAKE FIRE 98% CONTAINED

The Lake Fire that has raged in the San Bernardino Mountains since June 17 is still 98 percent contained, as of Friday. The fire has burned 31,359 acres (about 49 square miles), near Barton Flats, and has destroyed one home in the Burns Canyon area, along with three outbuildings. Six

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YUCCA VALLEY FREE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCERT SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley free summer concert series kicks of tonight on the softball fields at the Community Center Complex. Gary Daigneault 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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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight, 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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TOURING LOCAL BAND KICKS OFF NEW CD RELEASE, PERFORMS TONIGHT

A local band that’s been on a national tour is back home in the desert this weekend to release its new CD, “Soul: How I keep Moving On.” Gene Jr. and the Family, is made up of Piper Robinson on the bass, Tyler Sacara on drums, Amanda Davis on backup

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“THE MAN FROM EARTH” OPEN AUDITIONS AT THEATER 29

Theater 29 will hold open auditions for the Sci-Fi Drama, “The Man from Earth” on Monday July, 13 at 6:30 p.m. Reporter Rebecca Havely has a breakdown of the roles to be cast …

Director Eddie Tucker will cast 10-12 actors in the following roles… John is a history professor

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