WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE CARMEN ALVAREZ

Z107.7 is a proud supporter of this year’s Miss Yucca Valley Pageant. On the night of February 7, 12 area 16-year-olds will compete in the Academic based pageant. Today we introduce you to candidate Carmen Alvarez…

Today we visit with Carmen Alvarez, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. The girls start at 6; boys at 7:30.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Big Bear Bears at

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TWO MARINE OFFICERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH ON BASE IDENTIFIED

Two Marine Corps officers were killed Friday evening when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Captain Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lieutenant Adam Satterfield died from injuries in the crash at about 4:30 p.m. Friday; they were the only two

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LOCAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF MOLESTATION, PORNOGRAPHY

A school bus driver in the Morongo Basin is facing charges of child molestation and child pornography. Alex Gomez, 57, of Twentynine Palms was arrested Thursday night after a search warrant was served at his horse ranch on Mesquite Springs Road. The County District Attorney’s Office said he’s accused of

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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY PARK AND REC COMMISSION

The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for citizens to serve on their Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… The Town of Yucca Valley is accepting volunteers to serve as commissioners on the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Applicants must be a

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FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETING ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the first of three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, they

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, January 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 1 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH ART PROGRAMS

Youth art programs are being offered in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells you how to apply for scholarships… The Public Arts Advisory Committee of Twentynine Palms will be offering small grants to support youth art programs in 2015. The committee aims to encourage and assist the community’s participation in

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BOARD MEMBER SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District is accepting applications for one seat on the board of trustees. The Board meets at 5:30 on the last Thursday of the month. Board members create policy for operating the public cemetery and hold annual performance review for the cemetery’s employees. Applicants must be registered

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LOCAL POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association’s next quarterly meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will bring samples of many poultry feeds available locally and talk about nutritional content that chickens and other poultry need to grow properly

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JACKALOPE JUNCTION PART OF REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES

Reach Out Morongo Basin offers its eleventh annual parade of homes fundraiser. Six homes were chosen this year. Reporter Rebecca Havely focuses on one of the chosen homes… This year the parade of homes stretches from Pioneer Town through Western Hills, Yucca Mesa and the West end of the Morongo

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GYM TO HONOR THE LATE RICHARD CASEY

The Twentynine Palms High School gym is being renamed the “Richard Casey Memorial Gymnasium” tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, during half-time of the girls’ varsity basketball game. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. Casey, of Twentynine Palms, died October 20 from an aggressive form of melanoma. He was 53 years old.

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SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be holding a District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, at Condor Elementary School at 3:45 p.m. They will be discussing: English Learners—How they are identified and reclassification procedures; the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) and what it means;

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE KATIE FERRY

The annual Rotary Club sponsors the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant, set for February 7 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Z107.7 radio is introducing you to the candidates as the pageant approaches. Today, we meet Katie Ferry… Today we visit with Katie Ferry, a junior at Joshua Springs Christian High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Congratulations to Yucca Valley High School Trojan junior varsity wrestler Larry Williamson for placing first, and for girls Fernanda Macias placing second, and both Julianne Fuentes and Vanessa Contreras for placing first at the annual Trojan War tournament here at Yucca Valley High School on Saturday, January 24. Next up

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IN AND OUT DAY FOR STUDENT ART AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is inviting all students in grades 7 through 12 to submit art for its annual judged student art show. Art must be brought to the gallery Sunday, January 25, from 3 to 5, or Monday, January 26, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The show will

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETINGS ON MERGER THIS WEEK

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26, at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; Tuesday, January 27, at

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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR CEMETERY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District is accepting applications for one seat on the board of trustees. The Board meets at 5:30 on the last Thursday of the month. Board members create policy for operating the public cemetery and hold annual performance review for the cemetery’s employees. Applicants must be registered

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION BRANCH

The parks are America’s greatest classroom, telling our stories, and conserving the best natural spaces offered. At Joshua Tree National Park our Environmental Education branch provides curriculum-based programs to students from kindergarten through 12th grade throughout the southern California desert area. Offering both in-park and in-class programs, education staff present

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TRAINING SET FOR COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are eight weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on April 9. All classes will be held at the Senior Center at

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