JOSHUA TREE DRUG ARREST

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday evening, accused of selling drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a woman was traveling on Broadway near Sunset about 7:45 p.m. when she says she was approached by a man who wanted a ride. When Deputy Lett approached in his patrol unit

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GREASE FIRE TIPS

You’ve left a pan with hot grease unattended, and it bursts into flame. Quick – what do you do? Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what…

The Yucca Valley Fire Department responded to a kitchen grease fire recently in which the residents tried to extinguish the fire by spraying it

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SKY PARTY BY SKYS THE LIMIT

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will host a free sky part Saturday, December 21, starting at 6 p.m. Park Ranger Pam Tripp will start the party with a talk about navigating with the stars. Then, state-of-the-art telescopes will focus on galaxies, nebulae, and other sky objects throughout

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

Come one, come all, to the Rotary’s 16th annual Festival of Lights Parade tonight, Saturday, December 21, starting at 5:30 PM. The parade will be on Santa Fe Trail, starting at Cherokee Trail and ending at Inca Trail. The floats from the parade will be displayed at the Hi Desert

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THESPIANS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Theater arts are alive and well at Twentynine Palms High School. ROP Broadcasting student Bailey Hartmann presents the many faces of the International Thespian Society…

The International Thespian Society, or ITS, at Twentynine Palms High School are the people who do elementary school children’s theatre tours and combined high school

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DEFENSE BILL BRINGS RAISE, SUSTAINS BENEFIT FOR LOCAL MILITARY

Approval of the defense authorization act last night will bring a minimal 1 percent raise to our Marines and sailors starting January 1. The bill extends a number of expiring special pays and bonuses that would otherwise have ended on New Year’s Day and also includes rules against any fee

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Z107.7 RADIOTHON TO HELP TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR GET TO CARNEGIE HALL

With the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir selected to go to Carnegie Hall, now comes the hard part, raising the money to get them there. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains how Community Radio, Z107.7, is stepping up to help… It’s the chance of a lifetime for 22 Twentynine Palms

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NO DUI ARRESTS IN LAST NIGHT’S TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint last night in the area of Adobe Road and Sunnyvale Drive between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. During the checkpoint a number of intoxicated persons were contacted, however, all were passengers in vehicles driven by a sober

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULES FOR TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY AND CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

If you’ve got business at City Hall in Twentynine Palms over the next two weeks, Dan Stork says you should be aware of some office hour changes… During the holiday season, Twentynine Palms City Hall will be open Mondays, December 23 and 30, and Thursdays, December 26 and January 2.

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The annual Christmas Bird Count is coming to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says volunteers are being sought… Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. The count begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday,

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CALL FOR ART FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Gallery is putting out a call for art for its next show, “Dust, Rust, and Verdigris: Weathered Relics of the Desert.” The show takes its inspiration from relics transformed by desert dust, aging rust, and verdigris, the natural patina formed by weather over time.

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JOSHUA TREE HOMES SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT FUNDRAISER

With four homes secured for the upcoming 10th Annual Parade of Homes, Reach Out Morongo Basin officials are seeking two more homes in Joshua Tree to complete this coming year’s line-up, set to take place Sunday, February 16, 2014. The annual event sees Reach Out Morongo Basin supporters open their

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APPLICATIONS FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Attention high school seniors: Applications are being taken for a prestigious local scholarship worth up to $100,000 for your college education. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to apply for the Greenleaf scholarship… The Copper Mountain College Foundation is accepting applications for the Annual Greenleaf Scholarship. Academic excellence is not

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BUSY KITCHEN AT JOSHUA TREE VFW THIS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign War Post will serve up a full Christmas turkey dinner with dessert tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. for just $8. There will be no Sunday breakfast, and no tacos on Wednesday, December 25, or dinner next Friday, December 27. On Sunday, December 29,

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OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS AT YUCCA VALLEY UNITED METHODIST

The community is invited to join in an old-fashioned Christmas Spirit celebration at the United Methodist Church in Yucca Valley n Saturday, December 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hot dogs, chili dogs, and chips will be served at 5 p.m. A bonfire in the church yard will welcome children

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YUH-GI-OH AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library is continuing its YU GI OH tournaments tomorrow. All ages are invited to bring their own cards to participate in the tournament. The top player will receive a prize. The tournament is scheduled from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.For more information

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams host La Quinta High School at home. The girls game begins at 6; the boys’ at 7:30.

The Joshua Springs boys and girls basketball teams travel away to Desert Christian Academy. The girls’

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$6 MILLION SETTLEMENT IN 2010 FATAL CRASH IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A nearly $6 million settlement was announced Wednesday in several lawsuits stemming from a 2010 off-road racing crash during a Johnson Valley off-road race that killed eight people and injured 12 others. The agreement was finalized during a mediation hearing Tuesday according to attorneys. Plaintiffs will receive $5.825 million in

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DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will be out in force Thursday night cracking down on impaired drivers with a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint. A checkpoint is scheduled Thursday, December 19, starting at 6 p.m. and going to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits. Police Chief

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 2: MOBILE HOME PARK RENOVATION, GENERAL PLAN UPDATE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session Tuesday night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff had a two-part report. Yesterday in part 1, citizens demanded the town reopen the marijuana dispensary. Today in part 2, renovation of a mobile home park and a general plan update… After listening to public

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