JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED MONDAY WHEN CAR FALLS ON HIM

A Joshua Tree man was killed Monday afternoon after his car fell on him. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Porter was working on his car in the 6200 block of Verbena Road when his car fell off the jack and pinned him underneath it. A maintenance worker for the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday after his girlfriend said he punched her in the face. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Slack, 40, and his girlfriend were returning from a party shortly before 11 p.m. when they began arguing. When they returned to their home in the 2600

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT NETS SIX ARRESTS

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Friday at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Balsa Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. David Shaub,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: NEW TRAFFIC LIGHT, PLASTIC BAG BAN ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff that includes yet another traffic light and a ban on plastic bags… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will recognize the employee of the quarter, award additional pay

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, September 3, at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register

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REMOTE CONTROL TOYS

Remote control toys are great fun. Ranger Pam Tripp says that the Desert is not the place for them…

Kids of all ages love to play with toys, and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are no exception. There are restrictions, however, to what can be used in the park.

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HOLIDAY OPERATIONS FOR BUS AND TRASH

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd. Burrtec trash pickups normally scheduled for Mondays will be done on Tuesday this week.

SHATTERED CEILINGS

Only two percent of persons named in our high school history books are women, and very little of our national dramatic literature celebrates their contribution. Taylor Thacker heralds a limited local run of a play that works at changing that…

Theatre 29 celebrates American women with a touring play called

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THE WAY REVEREND LOU GERHARDT SEES IT

“The Way I See It At 89 Years of Age” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine week seminar beginning Sept.4, at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church. The free sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the church, which is at the corner of

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MORONGO BASIN OLD CAR SHOW

Show off your classic car for a good cause. The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show is taking registrations. The car show will be September 20 at the Town Center Mall in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and

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PIONEER DAYS ARTWORK SOUGHT

Only a few days remain for planning stages for this year’s Twentynine Palms “Pioneer Days event.” It’s the final call for this year’s Pioneer Days Grand Marshal nominees and button artwork. The public is asked to nominate a community leader and submit artwork. The design should include the phrase “Pioneers

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HELP NEEDED FOR VETS

Sword of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational church near Twentynine Palms, is in need of your help. Kevin Fish, founder and military veteran, is on the mission to provide shelter, food, clothing, and even ministry, to the homeless in order to get them back on their feet. A particular need

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THE MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE

Reporter Taylor Thacker says that, with the end of summer in sight, a Saturday morning Landers fixture is getting back in business…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is reopening their marketplace on September 6th, from 9am to 1pm. They are back with new treasures that the whole family will enjoy

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TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus. The cost is $20 per person. Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,

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BROKEN POWER LINE CAUSES POWER OUTAGE ON THE MESA

A power line on the mesa broke yesterday evening, causing a power outage for eight to 10 hours from Yucca Valley to Pioneertown. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, the line broke on Alta Avenue, north of Aberdeen Drive, about 5:30 p.m. About five or six small fires were

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SHERIFF’S DUI CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Friday, August 29, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also

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MBTA BUSSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate its bus service on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 2nd.

AS YOU REQUESTED: A CLOSE LOOK AT LOCAL TRASH SERVICES

During the Z107.7 “Up Close” show recently, listeners had a lot of questions about how trash pick-up is done in our local municipalities, as well as county areas. In response to our listeners’ requests, reporter Dan Stork did the homework to answer those questions…

Each year in June, residents of

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SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets tomorrow and every Saturday at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located on the Highway in Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of our

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