MOSEY BRAVO BAND AT YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

A great group of local musicians will be featured in tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley summer concert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come enjoy the folk-rock sounds of Mosey Bravo… The next-to-last concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival continues Saturday August 10, with the all-original folk-rock trio Mosey Bravo, thanks to

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BUSY KITCHEN AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer another Auxiliary summer treat tonight, from 4:30 to 6:30, with a dinner of sloppy joes, baked beans, and potato chips for only $4. Sunday breakfast will have a full breakfast menu with a pork chop special from 8 to 11.

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CAR WASH TO SEND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO CARNEGIE HALL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir has been invited to appear at Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2014. The 24 members of the group are starting their fundraising efforts with a car wash at the back of the Bowladium in Twentynine Palms tomorrow from 9 to 2.

CAR WASH TO BENEFIT HUMANE SOCIETY SHELTER IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold a fundraising car wash to benefit their no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree tomorrow from 9 to 2 at Ultimate Motors, 56815 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley. A donation of $10 for all-sized vehicles is requested. The shelter has experienced a high intake

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EXTREME GOLFERS SOUGHT FOR PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE

The Pioneer Pass golf challenge makes golf an adventure. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on the unusual sporting tradition… The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge was originally started in 1959 as an attempt to get a road from Big Bear to Yucca Valley. More than 50 years later, it’s still

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METEOR SHOWER VIEWING PARTY MONDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Tonight through Monday, our night sky will host the Perseid Meteor Shower, with meteors streaming into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, rising in the northeast sky around 11 p.m. Monday night, a star party will be held at Sky’s The Limit, beginning at 8 p.m. They will offer presentations

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

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SILVER FIRE IN BANNING BRINGS SMOKE INTO OUR MORONGO BASIN

Bringing thick smoke into the Morongo Basin communities, the nearby Silver Fire near Banning grew to 16,000 acres as 1,400 firefighters from 84 engine companies work ton control of the fast-moving blaze. Some communities have been evacuated and Highway 243 is closed from San Gorgonio Avenue in Banning to Marion

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DOGS FIND HUMAN REMAINS IN THE DESERT IN LANDERS

Human remains were found yesterday in Landers. According to Sheriff Corporal Steve Everhart, dogs found a skull and what looks like an arm bone in the desert near a cabin near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers. The dogs brought them to their home and their owner called the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRYOUTS START NEXT WEEK

Fall try-outs for Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat athletes start next week. Athletic Director Jeremy Johnson said volleyball tryouts will be Monday, August 12, at 3 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. Cross Country hopefuls will meet Monday at 2:00 on the Twentynine Palms High School campus. Football try-outs will be

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LANDERS AREA WATER RECHARGE FACILITY CELEBRATED

State water project water is now flowing into the aquifers under the Landers area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at a ceremony yesterday celebrating the important regional infrastructure improvement and files this report… About 50 of the area’s leaders in water management gathered last night at the Rieman home in Flamingo

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO HEAR FROM YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL RECALL TARGETS

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning (August 10) at the Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Yucca Valley Town Council recall targets George Huntington and Robert Lombardo will be the guest presenters. The Club heard from recall proponents back in June. Fellowship

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “STAIRWAY TO THE “STARS”

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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THEME SOUGHT FOR THE 77TH ANNUAL 29 PALMS PIONEER DAYS

Every bang-up shindig needs a theme and this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days is no exception. This October will mark the 77th annual celebration of the area’s rich mining, ranching, and pioneer heritage. The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce asks, “What do you like best about Twentynine Palms?” Put it

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB PREPARING FOR 18TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW

Get your treasured classic car or truck ready for the 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show. Reporter Taylor Thacker says registrations are being taken now for the September event… Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th

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HELP FOR MILITARY VETERANS AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO STAY IN THEIR HOMES

A free, one-day event to help active-duty military, veterans, government employees and their families stay in their homes will take place on Saturday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino. Assistance will include: foreclosure prevention and mortgage options; homebuyer assistance, nonprofit support services, financial

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his experiences so far in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman Paul

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WE CLARIFY A STORY ABOUT A MORONGO VALLEY CSD LAWSUIT

A story that Z107-7 was running about a Morongo Valley lawsuit was pulled two weeks ago after new facts about the case came to light. With a clarification, here is reporter Mike Lipsitz… On July 25, Z107.7 News ran an abbreviated story on a wrongful termination lawsuit in Morongo Valley.

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NEARBY BANNING “SILVER” FIRE SCORCHES 6,000 ACRES

A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions spread rapidly through the nearby San Jacinto Mountains yesterday, injuring three, destroying 15 structures and causing evacuation in communities near the recent Mountain Fire. Riverside County firefighters said they were far from controlling the Silver Fire, burning east and estimated at

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