MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS COMMERCIAL SOLAR DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, representatives heard from Greg Rice who heads up Code Enforcement for the desert region. Rice put into perspective the County’s General Plan and related how it is used to develop County Code, which his office must enforce. The

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HOSPITAL BOARD MEETS, FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH DOCTORS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says financial arrangements with physicians will be discussed….. New Board President Martie Avels presides when the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meet in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight in the Helen Gray Education Center. Also new tonight, Bob

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KING OF THE HAMMERS AND HAMMERTOWN COMING JANUARY 31

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The eighth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 31, to Friday, February 7, at Means Dry

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YOUNG MUSICIANS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER ROTARY MUSIC

Area music students are being invited participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 16, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage

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Z107-7 TO AIR INTERVIEWS WITH 10 MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANTS

Next week Z107.7 will start airing interviews with the 10 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. The 10 girls—Aimee Frank, Alicia Murphy, Cerena Foy, Hailey Lasiter, Maddy Nimmo, Mariah Muchtar, Rita Zelaya-Arauz, Rosie Paulino, Sophie Wargo, and Vanessa Valle—are juniors from Yucca Valley High School and Joshua

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SCHOOL BOARD TO FETE MAJCHRZAK, BARGAIN WITH UNION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education departs from its usual first and third Tuesday meeting schedule, to hold its only January meeting tonight. Dan Stork says that union bargaining and a farewell to James Majchrzak highlight the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets going

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME THURSDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Calling all preschooler aged children! The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. This Thursday, preschool story time will be exploring the letter L. Children are invited to bring something to share that begins with the featured letter. Parents and babysitters are invited to bring their

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. There will be a presentation on different breeds of chickens with discussion about the best ones for

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOOK MONTH EVENT THURSDAY

Copper Mountain College is celebrating Book Month with a special program this week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you the Thursday event… The husband-and-wife team of photographer Bill Dahl, and poet Cynthia Anderson will share their work, discuss their creative and publishing processes at noon this Thursday in the Bell Center’s

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SPECIAL SPEAKER AT JOSHUA SPRINGS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., Robert Tyler from Advocates for Faith and Freedom will be speaking on “Our Current Cultural Crisis” in the chapel at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel. Come and learn how you can take positive action to counter the attacks on our children and society. The public is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School girls’ and boys’ Lightning basketball teams will play Bloomington Christian School. The girls will play the Ravens in Bloomington at 5:30. The boys will host the Ravens at home, starting at 6:30 p.m.

NCIS RELEASES REPORT ON 2013 DEATH OF MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Ten months after a Marine was killed aboard the Twentynine Palms base, the Naval Criminal Investigation Service released information on the death of Pfc. Casey James Holmes. Holmes, 20, of Chico, California, joined the Marines in May 2012. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines. Holmes’ unit was

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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GRANDPARENTS TARGETED IN PHONE SCAM

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild. The “Hi Grandma, it’s me” scam starts with a phone call from a “grandchild” in urgent need of money because they’re in jail in Mexico, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POLICE TARGET SPEEDERS AND CELL PHONE USE

This week, the Twentynine Palms traffic units will be enforcing speed violations and cell phone violations on the main streets and residential areas throughout the city. Speeding and distracted driving is a major cause of collisions. The traffic team will also be focusing their attention on failure to yield violations

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HISTORICAL SOCIETIES CHRONICLING 100 YEARS OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Local Historical Societies are working to highlight the top events in our Morongo Basin over the past 100 years. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to assist and participate in the document… The Twentynine Palms and Morongo Basin Historical Societies have joined in a project that will culminate in the

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RADIOTHON NETS OVER $16,000 FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR

A fund-raising five-hour “Radiothon” here on Z107.7 Saturday raised a substantial amount of funds for travel expenses to send the Twentynine Palms Select Choir to a prestigious three-day workshop in New York, culminating in a performance at Carnegie hall. The five-hour event, with volunteers from the Select Choir and their

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY NEEDS DECORATIONS REMOVED

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery reminds residents that any holiday decorations left on grave sites will be removed and disposed of by the staff on January 31. If the families want to keep them they will need to come retrieve them prior to that date.

AUDITIONS TONIGHT FOR FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

No sooner does one play get on the boards at Theatre 29, then it’s time to gear up for the next production. Dan Stork has the audition call for “Murder at Checkmate Manor”… Director Marty Neider has announced auditions are set for Theatre 29’s second show of the 2014 season.

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION REGISTERING FOR YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration for the Joshua Tree Youth Basketball Program is now being accepted online and at the Joshua Tree Community Center Office. Cost is $48 until January 24, and then the fee increases to $55. Price includes a jersey and shorts, and registration is open for ages 4 to 14 years.

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