YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: HOME OCCUPATIONS AND WIND ENERGY ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the commissioners will be asked to discuss regulations for home occupation permits, wind energy conversions, and undergrounding utilities. The meeting

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ELECTION DEADLINE DAY FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS AND MORONGO VALLEY

Today is Election Day in Morongo Valley and Twentynine Palms. The Morongo Valley Community Service District and the Twentynine Palms Water District each have three director seats up for grabs. Today’s election is a mail-in election; if you haven’t already mailed in your ballot, it is too late to do

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TWO MEETINGS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AGENCIES THIS WEEK

There are two meetings of city bodies in Twentynine Palms this week. Dan Stork relates what the City Council and the Oversight Board for the successor to the dissolved Redevelopment Agency will be talking about…

On Tuesday August 27, the Twentynine Palms City Council will hear an update on the

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UNATTENDED CANDLES START FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Quick work by Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a home early Monday morning. Firefighters were called to a home in the 75000 block of Valle Vista at 6 a.m., where they found a room and contents burning due to unattended candles. They were able to put out the flames in about

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TWO SOUGHT IN TWO SEPARATE ASSAULTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for two men involved in separate assaults in Yucca Valley Saturday. About12:45 p.m., Francisco Rodriguez, 28, went to a residence in the 7400 block of Condalia Avenue where he started arguing with his brother, Alejandro Rodriguez, and Matthew Garrison, 23. During the argument, Francisco Rodriguez

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PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE RECRUTITING EXTREME GOLFERS

The traditional Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said extreme golfers are still being sought…

The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is extreme golfing at its best. Golfers start in Big Bear and golf down the mountain to Yucca Valley. The two-day event starts Friday September

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HI-DESERT COMMUNITY CHORUS LOOKING FOR LOCAL SINGERS

The Hi Desert Chorus will begin rehearsals for “Sounds of the Season,” its annual winter concert. The performances will be held December 14 and 15. At this time the chorus is in need of all voices: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. Rehearsals are

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JEWISH NEW YEAR SERVICES IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Rosh Hashanah–the Jewish New Year–comes early this year, in the first week of September. Reporter Dan Stork urges Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin to reserve their places at the High Holy Day services offered by the Jewish Federation…

Religious services for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and for

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MARINE CORPS TO ALLOW WOMEN INTO INFANTRY TRAINING

The Marine Corps will allow enlisted women to participate in basic infantry training beginning this fall as part of ongoing research to determine what additional ground combat jobs may open to female personnel. According to the Marine Times, new female enlisted Marines will volunteer for spots in the service’s Infantry

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AUDITIONS FOR

Auditions will be held next week for the 10th annual Halloween Haunt at Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details on the event and the try-outs…

Theatre 29, and Creator/Producer Eric Ross and Director Frances Wright have announced auditions for the 10th anniversary “Halloween Haunt.” This year’s scary offering,

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PLANS MADE TO EUTHANIZE 700 DESERT TORTOISES ON RESERVE

For decades, the vulnerable desert tortoise has led a sheltered existence. Developers have taken pains to keep the animal safe. It’s been protected from meddlesome hikers by the threat of prison time. And wildlife officials have set the species up on a sprawling conservation reserve outside Las Vegas. But the

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TREAT BAT BITES QUICKLY

With the warm moist weather, bats are more common in ore Morongo Basin Desert area. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, while they are welcome, they can bring some danger…

Bats may look cute and cuddly, but these animals can actually carry infectious diseases that can make humans and other animals sick.

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ELDERLY TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT, ONE IN CUSTODY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested after he robbed an elderly man at gunpoint Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 82-year-old man had gone to his mailbox in the 5000 block of Adobe Road about noon when he said Randy Ragsdale, 31, approached him with a handgun and demanded

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FIRST HAND REPORT FROM Z107.7'S MANAGING EDITOR ON SCENE

Among the many residents stuck by the closure of the highway in Morongo Valley was our own Managing Editor Tami Roleff, who had responded to the mudslides and power pole failure only to find herself waiting along with hundreds of others…

The sound from the river of mud in the

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SEVERE WEATHER CLOSES GRADE, FLOODS ROADS, BRING POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal downpours, remnants of Tropical Storm Ivo, created flash flooding that wreaked havoc on area residents and motorists Sunday. Highway 62 in Morongo Valley was closed for hours Sunday evening due to flash flooding that left two feet of mud on the highway, and stranded vehicles near Valley View Road.

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CALL FOR ART FOR PARK ART SHOW

A juried art exhibition for the month of December at the 29 Palms Art Gallery will be the featured event of the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. Organizers are putting out a call for art that is inspired by or depicts Joshua Tree National Park. Managing editor

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PAPER TOWELS FOR TORTOISES

“Babies are messy,” says the Joshua Tree Tortoise Rescue, “and baby desert tortoises are no different.” At least three pregnant female desert tortoises have come through the Rescue this summer, and it is expected that there will be thirty or more tortoises hatched at the Rescue within the next two

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TEEN FOCUS GROUP ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Young people are being sought to sit on a focus group aimed towards prevent access to alcohol and drugs. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells 13- to 17-year-olds how to get involved…

The Ready Aim Fire is seeking youth ages 13 to 17 years of age to be a part of a

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ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLES

We all know that cans, bottles, and paper can be recycled, but can all cans, bottles, and papers be thrown in Burrtec recycling bins? Burrtec has released a list that not all of these items can be recycled. Plastic containers must have a number stamped on the bottom in order

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PREGNANCY NUTRITION CLASS

Knowing what’s healthy to eat and drink during pregnancy, and after the child is born, can be confusing. The Family Service Association is offering a presentation on Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond. Sue Huber, a certified nutritionist from Sue’s Health Food in Yucca Valley, will discuss prenatal vitamins, eating for

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