LAS PALMAS EVENT TONIGHT TO BENEFIT UNITY HOME

Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant at the west end of Yucca Valley is teaming up with the Morongo Basin Unity Home to raise funds for the domestic violence shelter. Dine at Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, October 8, from 4 to 9 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds from

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, meets every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. It will hold its meeting at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of

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MOST DOD EMPLOYEES TO RETURN TO WORK TODAY

The Pentagon is bringing back to work at least 90 percent of the estimated 350,000 defense civilian employees who were furloughed in the government shutdown. The decision announced Saturday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act, that

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WOMAN CARJACKED, KIDNAPPED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating after a woman said she carjacked at gunpoint Friday night in Twentynine Palms, and forced into her vehicle’s trunk. According to Detective Erik Smoot, about 9 p.m. Friday, a woman, whose identity was not released by the Sheriff’s Department, called 911 to report she was

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN 2011 SHOOTING

A woman who shot and killed her abusive boyfriend in 2011 pleaded guilty Friday in a plea bargain that will give her 17 years in prison. According to court and Sheriff reports, Jeanne Rosser, now 65, and her 52-year-old boyfriend, David Wenzel, both of Yucca Valley, had “on-going domestic disturbance

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TICKETS ON SALE FOR 29 PALMS ART GALLERY CHILI DINNER

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is holding one of its biggest fundraisers of the year next week, and tickets are now on sale. Reporter Taylor Thacker says get your tickets now for the annual chili dinner… Tickets are now on sale for the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s Pioneer Days Chili

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS ANNOUNCE MORONGO BASIN MAC

There is an item of local interest on the consent agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors will approve the appointment of the 9-member regional Municipal Advisory Committee for the unincorporated area of the Morongo Basin. The appointees are: Jack Dugan, Elizabeth Karman,

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ANOTHER DONATION FOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER

Copper Mountain College’s Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center has received another generous donation from a Morongo Basin resident. Retired Marine Colonel Bud Garret’s donation of $25,000 will allow for the design and designation of an area in the Center to be named “Bud and Betty’s Place for Veterans” and will

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SIGN UP FOR LITTLE MISS AND MASTER FOR PIONEER DAYS

One of the cutest events during Twentynine Palms’ Pioneer Days festival, set for next weekend, is the Little Miss and Little Master contest. ROP broadcasting student Crystalfaith Rickman joins us with the details for signing up your child for the event… The annual 2013 Pioneer Days needs children between the

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MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY TONIGHT IN YUCAIPA

Middle- and high-school students who are interested in attending a military academy are invited to attend a free event tonight to learn more about the country’s five service academies. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be

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WALMART AND THE MBTA

Bus ridership is down slightly since the new Super Walmart opened in July. Reporter Dan Stork talked with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority General Manager Joe Meer, who offered a couple reasons why that might be… Z107.7 asked Morongo Basin Transit Authority General Manager Joe Meer if the opening of

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS SOCCER TEAMS COMPETE IN SAN DIEGO

On Saturday, the Morongo Basin Special Olympic soccer teams traveled to San Diego to participate in San Diego Regional Games. The Green Mojaves took two teams to represent the Basin and earned silver and bronze medals. Some of the players who scored were Robert Edwards, Kenneth Barkhuff, Malacky Chiu, and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football concluded its preseason schedule Friday night by shutting out the Rosamond offense and scoring 38 first half points. This puts the Trojans at a perfect 5-0 mark. Logan Vallo had a combined 337 total yards on the night with three touchdowns and two

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BREAKING NEWS–DOD CIVILIANS TO RETURN TO WORK MONDAY

The Marine Corps Public Affairs Office has notified Z107.7 that MOST civilian Department of Defense employees should return to work Monday morning. According to the announcement from the Twentynine Palms PAO, a limited number of employees will remain on furlough; employees who will remain on furlough will be contacted today

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DISEASED DESERT BIGHORN

There are some sick sheep out in the wild, says Ranger Pam Tripp. Beware…

Joshua Tree National Park has recently received a report of what appears to be a possible case of ecthyma on the bighorn sheep within the park. Lesions have been spotted and photographed on the nose of

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PET VACCINE, SPAY AND NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in October for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, October 7, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30; the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a live auction of hand-made, finished and unfinished quilts, and other miscellaneous quilting items.

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEETING AT BIG MORONGO CANYON

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will gather at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve for its October 11 meeting. Members will meet at the kiosk at 10 a.m., where they will be joined by botanist Robin Kobaly for a “walk and talk” along the wheelchair-accessible path. Those attending should bring a

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TPHS YEARBOOK ADS

High school yearbooks are a priceless treasure, but there is a price to produce them. ROP Broadcasting student says you can help defray that cost by buying an ad…

If you own a business in the Twentynine Palms area the 29 Palms high school yearbook staff might just be the

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SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Joshua Tree resident fell victim to fraud this week. The man, who lives in the 64600 block of

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