FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 247 LAST NIGHT

A motorcyclist was killed last night in a crash on State Route 247. The County Coroner said at about 9:00 p.m., a 30-year-old male, possibly from Barstow, was traveling southbound on SR-247 north of Lucerne Valley on a Yamaha motorcycle and collided with a northbound 2001 Ford Mustang. Paramedics responded

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THREE-SHOW WEEKEND FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29

The mystery “Wait Until Dark” continues its run at Theater 29 with a three-show weekend. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with the show times and ticket info… The classic thriller “Wait Until Dark” has audiences raving at Theatre 29. This weekend you have three opportunities to see the production. Friday and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDANT ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

The superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park will be the guest on tomorrow’s Up Close Show here on Z107.7. David Smith will be able to answer your questions about vandalism and graffiti in the park, archeological and cultural sites that have closed to the public, the park’s impact on the

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special closed session meeting for tonight. The meeting is set for 7:15 at the Helen Gray Center on the hospital’s Joshua Tree campus. The meeting has been called to first evaluate the job performance, then negotiate with CEO/Administrator Bob Tyk.

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SIXTEEN COLLEGE STUDENTS AWARDED “TRY ONE ON US” SCHOLARSHIPS

Sixteen Copper Mountain College students will benefit from a new scholarship program of the Copper Mountain College foundation. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the what and the who… “Try One on Us” is a scholarship recently unveiled by the Copper Mountain College Foundation at the annual Greenleaf awards ceremony, when 16

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers Association will welcome Dr. Stephanie Slahor to its upcoming meeting, to be held on Friday, May 8, at 10:00 at the Helen Gray Center on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Dr. Slahor will entertain members with her presentation on the wonders of our neighboring state, Nevada.

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT EVENT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

A special event in Yucca Valley this Saturday will celebrate child development. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the invitation for parents of kids up to 5 years old….. The Family Service Association will host a spring event on Saturday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to promote and celebrate

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING SUMMER DAY CAMP

The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will begin accepting registrations for its annual summer day camp program Friday, May 1, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the park office on Joe Davis Drive in Twentynine Palms. This program is offered to children that will be entering first through

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THIRD ANNUAL EXTRAVAGANZA AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Reporter Diana Medley invites you to the third annual extravaganza… The Yucca Valley High School will present its Third Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Wildcat track and field team completed its De Anza league regular season with a dominating victory against the short-handed Desert Mirage Rams. Their overall record improves to 8 wins and 1 loss. Coach Ronda Morton said Liana Ruiz earned two first places: throwing a

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HIGH-SPEED MOTORCYCLE CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

A high speed chase through Twentynine Palms Tuesday morning, with speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, ended with the arrest of a Twentynine Palms Marine. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:19, Deputy Wayne Greer attempted to stop a motorcycle rider in Twentynine Palms traveling westbound on Indian

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SENDS VICTIM TO THE HOSPITAL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested after his ex-girlfriend went to the hospital for injuries she sustained during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jason Crepeau, 34, went to his girlfriend’s home Monday morning. The woman told deputies that during an argument, Crepeau punched and kicked her, giving her

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COPPER THIEVES KNOCK OUT LOCAL TELEVISION SERVICE

Morongo Basin residents who use the county’s over-the-air television service can thank copper thieves for knocking out their service last week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us more… It rarely snows in Twentynine Palms and Wonder Valley, but for folks who rely on an aerial antenna and converter box to receive

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YUCCA VALLEY FIRE KILLS DOG, CAT; ONE DOG RESCUED

A dog and a cat were killed, and one dog was rescued, in a fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday night. According to County Fire Captain Donnie Viloria, residents of a duplex in the 7100 block of Murray Lane smelled smoke about 9:45 p.m. and discovered a fire and heavy smoke

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CRASH BRIEFLY CLOSES MORONGO GRADE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

A woman escaped serious injury when her Toyota crashed on the Morongo Grade Tuesday afternoon. About 3:45 p.m., the woman was driving down the grade when for unknown reasons, she lost control and her car rolled over, landing on its roof. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Andy Behrens said she was

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STOLEN VEHICLE SET ON FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A stolen vehicle was found burned in the desert in Yucca Valley Tuesday evening. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, at 8:12 p.m., firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the desert south of Golden Bee and Acoma. In the middle of the 100-foot-by-200-foot fire was a burned

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STATE LAWMAKERS CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE VOTING PROCESS

Before the 2016 election, most California drivers could be automatically registered to vote and receive their ballot in the mail all without having to lift a finger. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains… Last week, the Senate Elections Committee passed a bill to require counties to send mail-in ballots to all

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LOCAL RESTAURANT BENEFITS DESERT AIDS PROJECT TOMORROW

For the first time, a Hi-Desert restaurant will be participating in the in the Dining Out for Life fundraiser for the Desert AIDS project. Sam’s Pizza and Indian Food will donate one third of its proceeds from lunch and dinner on Thursday, April 30. Sam’s Pizza and Indian Food is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS, NEW MEMBER SELECTED

The first item of business for the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District at its meeting Thursday, April 30, is to welcome new board member Carey Alderson. Among the items on the agenda, the board will discuss an Eagle Scout project at the cemetery. Board members will review prices, hear a review

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS NEXT WEEK

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on May 4, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be a showing and discussion of members’

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