TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD ADJUSTS ELECTIONS, GETS FIRE STATISTICS

At the Twentynine Palms Water District meeting last night, the board took little action. Reporter Taylor Thacker said the board voted to change mail ballot elections to polls. The cycle on which years they hold the elections was also changed to even years. This will save costs because the Water

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“REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” ART RECEPTION AT HDNM TOMORROW

A reception tomorrow evening will kick of the official run up to Earth Day. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to see the “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” exhibit…

As part of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Earth Day celebration, local residents are invited to contribute artwork made from recycled and

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE AIMEE FRANK

As we get ready for the 2014 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant, hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, Z107-7 has been introducing you to the ten candidates. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff talks to Aimee Frank…

Today we visit with Aimee Frank, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate

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YUCCA VALLEY BEATS TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL, GIRLS’ SOCCER

Twentynine Palms boys’ basketball lost a thriller to YuccaValley High School last night in Wildcat gymnasium. Coach Mike Schneider said after squandering a large lead for Twentynine Palms in the first half, the Wildcats and Trojans played neck-and-neck for two overtime periods. The final result was a score of 76-81,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will host Shadow Hills High School at home. Both games start at 5 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BORROWS FROM BONDS FOR SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

Despite opposition from Council Member Bob Leone, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted last night to borrow from its bond funds to fulfill its loan obligation to the developer of the Town’s senior housing project. Of the project’s nearly $18 million cost, about $2.9 million is a loan from the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SAYS NO REASON TO PROHIBIT VACATION HOME RENTALS

Last night’s Twentynine Palms Planning Commission focused on allowing vacation home rentals in the city. Those who spoke were all in favor of allowing vacation homes, arguing that the city needs to offer a place to experience the beauty of Twentynine Palms. Speakers noted that vacation homes are a major

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FOUR MARINES HONORED FOR HEROISM IN COMBAT

Four Marines in 1ST Tanks Battalion at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center were honored for their heroism at a ceremony on the base Tuesday morning for their actions while deployed to Afghanistan. Two Marines received the Navy-Marine Corps Medal, the services’ second-highest non-combatant medal; one Marine was awarded a

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DOUBLE LOADED MORTAR IN NEVADA EXPLOSION THAT KILLED 7 MARINES

A newly released command investigation into the horrific mortar explosion last spring that killed seven Marines and wounded eight more concludes that the accident occurred when a Marine double-loaded rounds in a mortar tube. The March 18 explosion occurred while Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, out of

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YUCCA MESA FIRE FIGHTERS DELIVER A BABY

Yucca Mesa fire fighters delivered a baby yesterday. Due to patient privacy laws, few details are available, but the healthy baby girl was born at 12:09, moments after fire fighters arrived at the home about one mile from the fire station. Both mom and baby were then taken to Hi-Desert

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DROUGHT CONDITIONS CALL FOR FIRE PRECAUTIONS

With a statewide drought the worse in decades and no end in sight, the danger of fire is very real. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some reminders on how to protect your family and property….

In response to the ongoing wildfire threat, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers the

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SERIOUS INJURY IN JOSHUA TREE DUI CRASH

One man was arrested, and a woman was seriously injured following a drunk-driving crash early Saturday morning in Joshua Tree. According to the California Highway Patrol, Efrain Bravo Jr., 19, of Joshua Tree, crashed his silver Acura Integra about 3 a.m. on Alta Loma Drive, east of Sherwood Road. The

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SMALL GREASE FIRE AT YUCCA VALLEY MCDONALDS

A grease fire briefly closed down the Yucca Valley McDonald’s Tuesday afternoon. About 12:30 Tuesday, workers at the fast-food restaurant put out a grease fire in the deep fryer with a dry chemical powder fire extinguisher, before fire fighters even arrived at the restaurant. State regulations require the restaurant shut

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet with both fire and water business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas…

The Twentynine Palms Water District monthly meeting is scheduled for this month on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:00 p.m. During this Water District meeting, the Directors will take possible

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD METS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, January 23, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. The board will recognize the employee of the quarter and an outgoing board member. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership,

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YUCCA VALLEY STARTS SPAY AND NEUTER VOUCHER PROGRAM

The Town of Yucca Valley began its new voucher program Tuesday for spaying and neutering dogs. Yucca Valley residents must go to the new animal shelter, 4755 Malin Way, and fill out an application for the voucher and provide proof of residency. The application will be reviewed and if approved,

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE HAILEY LASSITER

Z107-7 has been introducing you to the 10 candidates for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship pageant, set for February 1. Today Managing Editor Tami Roleff talks with candidate Hailey Lasiter…

Today we visit with Hailey Lasiter, a junior at Joshua Springs Christian School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Tell

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REGIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of the Morongo Basin Regional Council on Aging will be Thursday, January 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Nutrition building in Yucca Valley Community Complex. The Chair of the Senior Affairs Commission, David Wilder, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited to attend.

TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING FOR STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold a planning meeting for their 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair Thursday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to allow community members the opportunity to provide input on how they can make this

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TOMORROW AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Calling all preschool aged children! The Twentynine Palms Library’s preschool story time is walking through the alphabet. This Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m., preschool children aged 3, 4, and 5 years old are invited to bring something to share that begins with the letter M. Preschool story time is

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