FREE ENTRANCE DAYS COMING AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Admission to Joshua Tree National Park is free next Saturday to celebrate the Public Lands Day. Park Ranger Pam Tripp gives the details of the fee-free day…

How about a free visit to Joshua Tree National Park? As a way to encourage visitation, the National Park Service has designated the

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GRIEF WORKSHOP

A grief workshop will be held Sunday, September 29, for those who are mourning any type of loss. The workshop will be led by Kathleen Lowndes at 11:30 a.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley. All who are grieving any type of loss are

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WEED SHOW CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will honor the late Huell Howser and his popular television show, “California Gold,” with the theme for its 2013 Weed Show. “Twentynine Palms Gold” will feature physical and historical landmarks in the weed show categories. Assignment reporter Sara Snyder breaks down the categories…

Sugar Bowl

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR CLUB SHOW NEXT SATURDAY

Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will take place September 28 at Town Center Mall, at Warren Vista and the Highway in Yucca Valley,

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CLOSING NIGHT FOR SPAMALOT TONIGHT

Tonight is your last opportunity to see the hilarious comedy, “Spamalot,” based on the Monty Python movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Assignment reporter Diana Jones says it’s a show not to be missed…

Theatre 29 has another smash hit with its production of the hilariously zany “Monty Python’s

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS DURING PROBATION CHECK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday when a probation compliance check found drugs and weapons at a Joshua Tree residence. About 2:30 p.m., probation officers requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Department when they found methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana cultivation, and firearms at a home in the 3200 block of Rockwood

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday night after deputies say they found drugs in his possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Mark Hines, 26, riding his bicycle without a light about 10 p.m. near Antelope and Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley. When the deputy got out

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FAMILY FUN AT OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

Time to dig out the lederhosen and dirndls. Oktoberfest is returning to Yucca Valley. The day-long event will feature live music, dancing, food, and contests, including a contest for best costume. Vendors will offer food, crafts, and art. Oktoberfest will be held today at the Brehm Sports Park, behind the

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STAIRWAY TO THE STARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit is offering a chance to look at the beautiful harvest moon tonight, along with other celestial bodies. Assignment reporter Diana Jones gets out her telescope…

Sky’s the Limit has extended the deadline to buy tickets to its festive fundraiser, Stairway to the Stars, set for September 21.

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS ACTIVITIES

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley will hold a family berry and apple picking excursion Sunday, September 22, at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen. To carpool, meet at the church at 11:30. Call 760-365-6331 to reserve your spot. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View

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STEAM TRAIN ATTRACTION PLANNED FOR EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Cadiz Company, located near Amboy, east of Twentynine Palms, announced it has entered into an agreement with the Arizona & California Railroad Company to develop steam train excursions through the Mojave Desert between Cadiz and Parker, Arizona. The attraction, using historic steam locomotives and vintage passenger railcars, would be

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AN EMOTIONAL MEETING WITH THE COUNTY ON DEVELOPMENT IN JOSHUA TREE

Emotions ran high last night in Joshua Tree when well over a hundred turned out to discuss the future of development in the village with leadership from the County Land Use Services Department. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz was there…

Impetus for the meeting came in part because the County is

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION BURGLARIZED…AGAIN

For the fourth time in about five years, the Landers Association Thrift Store was burglarized. According to a Sheriff’s report, the burglars broke into the shop sometime Tuesday night and stole some bags of candy, several cans of soda, a box containing some jewelry, and the keys to the cash

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YUCCA VALLEY POLICE FOCUSING ON SPEEDING

This week the Town of Yucca Valley police will focus their traffic enforcement efforts on speeders and other vehicle code violations on Hanford Avenue between Yucca Trail and Highway 62.

3.9 EARTHQUAKE NEAR BORREGO SPRINGS LAST NIGHT

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit near Borrego Springs last night, according to U.S. Geological Survey reports. The temblor, centered 26 miles south of Palm Desert, struck at 11:10 p.m., sending a jolt through the Coachella Valley. There were no reports of damage or injury.

DESERT RUN OCTOBER 4-6 TO BENEFIT SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE

Search and Rescue volunteers give a great boost to the County Sheriff’s Department, but it’s costly. You can help defray costs, while having a weekend of off-road fun in the desert. Dan Stork says mark your calendar for the Desert Run…

The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding

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WE CLARIFY MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT TO TEACHER RATIOS

Z107-7 news would like to clarify a story we ran Wednesday after the Morongo Unified School Board meeting Tuesday night. In our story we said, “At a workshop session on class size reduction, the board adopted a 24:1 student-teacher ratio for grades K through 3 and approved the hiring of

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MAJOR HIGHWAY WORK STARTS MONDAY EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

CalTrans will start a $6 million project Monday to rehabilitate Highway 62 east of Twentynine Palms. The project will grind, pave, and restripe the highway in two locations: from Gopher Grove to 11 miles east of Ironage Road; and from just east of Cadiz Road to the Colorado River Aqueduct.

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THE SHOW GOES ON WITH

The phrase “Break a leg” is supposed to be good luck for actors; they’re not supposed to take it literally. Charles Harvey, starring as King Arthur in Theatre 29’s production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” took the good-luck phrase a little too far when he fell during the first act of

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A BUSY JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, with rings and fries, tonight from 4:30 to 6:30. There will be no Sunday breakfast. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.