SERVICES SET FOR JOE YAWN

Joe Yawn, retired Sergeant Major, USMC, and retired Marshal’s Deputy, passed away on July 6, 2014. He was 69 and had been a Twentynine Palms resident for 43 years. His entire life was spent in service to his country, his community, and his fellow man. Yawn leaves behind his wife

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TWO DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN HIGH-SPEED ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ROBBERY SATURDAY

Two men are dead and two people are critically injured from a high-speed crash following a robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims

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LOOKING FOR BATS

They’re somewhere between creepy and cool, and their nighttime wanderings lend them an air of mystery. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can see bats in the National Park…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world

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WATCH OUT FOR SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Yucca Valley resident fell victim to fraud this week. The woman was contacted by phone by someone who

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29 PALMS INN TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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CANDIDATE FILING STARTS MONDAY

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent of a specific public agency has filed by August 8, the filing period for that office extends to August 15. Candidates can file online,

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ROAD WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

Construction is set to begin Monday for the Safe Route to School Project on Sage Avenue between Onaga Trail and Highway 62. The project includes curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side of Sage Avenue from the Yucca Valley High School to the highway; on the east side of

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DIRECTOR PRAISES ACTORS IN “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

There’s still time to get tickets for “A Doll’s House” at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff relays the director’s happiness with his players…

As the classic drama “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen continues its run at Theatre 29, Director Kurt Schauppner says he’s very happy with how the

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BIG PAPA AND THE TCB IN YUCCA VALLEY

Saturday is the first night of the Yucca Valley summer concert series. The six-week concert series will feature a variety of music. Reporter Taylor Thacker says Saturday’s concert will feature a popular swing group…

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival kicks off on July 12th, with an exciting

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the

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CHP REPORTS HOLIDAY WEEKEND ACTIVITY

The California Highway Patrol held a maximum enforcement period over the July 4 holiday weekend, focusing on speeding violations, seatbelt use, and drunk drivers. During the four-day period of July 3 through July 6, CHP Officer Joan Griffin said the Morongo Basin CHP made five arrests for driving under the

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SPANKSHAFT AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

Spankshaft, a local Joshua Tree band, will hold the first of its two concerts at Tortoise Rock casino tonight, Saturday, July 12. Spankshaft is a six-piece pop-ska-punk band that has won several local band concerts. The free concert will be held outside the casino and is set to start at

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RADIO STORY LED TO MISSING WOMAN’S CAR

A Twentynine Palms Water District employee—who heard coverage of the disappearance of a Twentynine Palms woman on Z107.7—is believed to be responsible for finding Erin Corwin’s missing car. Corwin left home on Saturday, June 28, telling her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park to scope out locations

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SAFETY FIRST IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Due to excessive heat and drier-than-normal conditions, the risk of fires is high in the Morongo Basin. Joshua Tree National Park officials remind visitors that campfires are only allowed in designated campsites with fire rings. Smokers should only smoke on paved surfaces or in a vehicle, and should never throw

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DESERT HILLS FAMILY NIGHT AND MEN’S BREAKFAST

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will host a family dinner and game night, July 16 at 6:00 pm. The men’s breakfast will be on Saturday, July 19 at Carrows in Yucca Valley, starting at 8 a.m., with breakfast at 8:30. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca

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BREAKING NEWS IN CASE OF MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Z107.7 News has learned that investigators have developed key information in the case of the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was reported missing Sunday morning, June 29. A source close to the Sheriff’s investigation revealed that Corwin, who is three months pregnant, had apparently been having an affair

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE NAMES INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT

During its regular monthly board meeting yesterday, the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees appointed an interim Superintendent/President to take the place of Dr. Roger Wagner, who has resigned to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. Jeff Cummings, the executive dean of academic affairs at College of the

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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD OPENS MONDAY

The candidacy filing window for the November elections is about to open. Reporter Dan Stork tells office hopefuls that they can do it online…

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent

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29 PALMS INN RESTAURANT TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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SPANKSHAFT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Spankshaft, a local Joshua Tree band, will hold the first of its two concerts at Tortoise Rock casino tomorrow night. Spankshaft is a six-piece pop-ska-punk band that has won several local band competitions. The free concert will be held outside the casino and is set to start at 8:30 p.m.

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