COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE GETS 6 YEAR ACCREDITATION

After a tremendous effort by the staff, Copper Mountain College has received a six-year accreditation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…. Copper Mountain College has been reaccredited for the next six years following an intensive review by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh

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WE TALK TO A MARINE IN AFGHANISTAN

The United States isn’t the only country with troops deployed to Afghanistan; NATO has a presence there as well, with Georgian, Italian, and British troops, among others. A Marine with Regimental Combat Team-7 from Twentynine Palms spent the first half of his deployment to Afghanistan in Kabul working with NATO

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSAL ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Sunday morning after her ex-boyfriend said she bit him. According to a Sheriff’s report, the ex-boyfriend of Elizabeth Espericueta, 35, told dispatchers he was trying to drive her home from the 7200 block of Adobe Road about 2 a.m. when she started “flipping

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AN SERIES OF WARRANTS

A Yucca valley woman was arrested early Sunday morning after a caller told police she was wanted in two counties. According to a police report, Sheriff’s dispatch was notified shortly after midnight Sunday morning that Bree Lewis, 22, was living in an apartment in the 56800 block of Antelope Trail.

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS, PART 1 OF THREE: PUBLIC QUESTIONS

During the inaugural “Coffee with the Supervisor” gathering and the subsequent media-only session at the Bob Burke Government Center in Joshua Tree Monday morning, Supervisor James Ramos fielded a wide range of questions. In the first of three reports, Dan Stork tells what issues were raised by the general public.

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ONE ARRESTED, ONE INJURED, DURING BRAWL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY MORNING

One man was arrested, and one was seriously injured, during a brawl in Twentynine Palms early Sunday morning. Shortly before 2 a.m., Sheriff deputies responded to a fight in the 6000 block of Ocotillo Avenue involving 20 to 30 people. An unidentified Marine was seriously injured when he was hit

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SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED LOCALLY FROM FIRE NEAR IDYLLWILD

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and surrounding communities. The smoke blanketing the Morongo Basin is from a fire near Idyllwild. The fire was first reported about 1:30 Monday afternoon and was up to 8,000 acres as of noon

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A THANK YOU ON THIS 24TH BIRTHDAY OF Z1077 RADIO

Today is the 24th anniversary of Z107.7 radio signing on to the air. It was July 15, 1989, at 7 seconds after 1:07 pm that we flipped the switch and began transmitting to the communities of the Morongo Basin. In that time, we have seen not only tremendous changes to

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A SAD BUT IMPORTANT YEARLY REMINDER ABOUT DRUNK DRIVING

Every year on this July 15, Z107.7 has aired this literally sobering reminder of the tragic consequences of drinking and driving. If this message makes just one drinking driver not get behind the wheel, and saves even one life, it has all been well worth it. For the 24th year

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YUCCA VALLEY SLURRY SEAL PROJECT BEGINS TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Town Council recently awarded a $367,400 contract to Pavement Coatings Company for slurry seal road maintenance at various locations throughout the Town. The slurry seal is a highly cost effective tool for maintaining existing roads. The Town’s street maintenance program applies slurry seal about every 7 years.

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SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE TO MAKE STOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms will play host to one of the most unique and remarkable contests in the country later this month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says save the date of July 29 to come out and see the contestants and vehicles of the National Solar Car Challenge… Fourteen high school teams racing

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HIGHWAY REPAVING PROJECT CONTINUES THIS WEEK

The repaving project on Highway 62 from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue in Twentynine Palms continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new material to ensure longevity of the route. The lane closures are East and West Bound in Twentynine

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SHERIFF WARNS OF NEW LOCAL IDENTITY THEFT PHONE SCAM

A new local identity theft scam has local law enforcement concerned and they want to warn Morongo Basin residents. With this important tip, here is Sheriff’s service specialist Anita Baker… Recently, the Sheriff’s Department has responded to several reports of harassing phone calls and identity theft. The caller is telling

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JOSHUA TREE FIREFIGHTERS PUT OUT ILLEGAL BURN SUNDAY

An attempt to do the right thing ended up bringing the fire department out in Joshua Tree Sunday evening. Residents near Quail Springs Road and Rincon Roads were burning a tattered flag, trying to follow proper flag etiquette in disposing of an unserviceable flag, about 9:45 p.m. However, the residents

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HOUSE BURNS TO GROUND IN WONDER VALLEY

A house burned to the ground early this morning in Wonder Valley. About 1:37 a.m., firefighters from Wonder Valley, the Combat Center, and San Bernardino County responded to a fire in the 82100 block of Montgomery Drive and found the house fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. One man

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EARLY RELEASE PAROLEE ARRESTED AFTER FOOT CHASE

A traffic stop, foot pursuit, and drugs were all behind the arrest of a Twentynine Palms man early Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s department press release, deputies attempted to stop Jermell Hayes, 35, on a minor traffic infraction near Highway 62 and Manzanita shortly before midnight Saturday. Hayes bailed

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IDEAS SOUGHT FOR VETERANS MONUMENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

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Ideas for a veterans’ monument in Twentynine Palms are being collected. If you’d like your ideas to be heard, or would like to help with the effort, there’s a meeting for you to attend this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… The Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the

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COFFEE WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS

Do you have something you’d like to say to County Supervisor James Ramos? He will hold the first of his “Coffee with the Supervisor” public events at his Joshua Tree District Office on Monday, July 15th. This event will provide residents with the chance to meet and discuss issues with

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS

The regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council is this coming Monday and you are invited to attend. Among the topics of discussion will be an update the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The HVCC represents the four community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Johnson Valley.

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