24 LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE AT POLITICAL POP-UP TOMORROW

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; 24 local candidates have now confirmed they will be in attendance. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk with the candidates prior to the

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FORUM SET FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Community Vital Signs is an effort aimed at a comprehensive county health care that been going on for over three years. Reporter Dan Stork says a forum to gather community input is coming to Joshua Tree… A Community Vital Signs forum, with Supervisor James Ramos in attendance, will be held

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK A VICTIM OF VANDAL PAINTING ACRYLIC IN NATIONAL PARKS

The National Park Service is investigating reports of vandalism — acrylic painting on rocks — in Joshua Tree and at least ten national parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Utah. Details are not yet available because the case is under investigation, but the vandalism is believed to have occurred

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COTTONWOOD SPRING TRAILS NOW OPEN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The trails at the Cottonwood Spring area in Joshua Tree National Park finally reopened Thursday after being closed for more than a year. Last September, a flash flood in the park wiped out sections of the road and trails and campground in the Cottonwood Spring area. The re-opened trails include

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Neil Simon play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” will present two matinee shows this weekend at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing

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22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM LAST NIGHT

A forum for Morongo Unified School District Board of Education candidates drew an audience of about 70, dominated by District employees last night. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they were asked, and hones in on a question that exposed individual priorities… The dozen questions posed to school board candidates ranged

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FOUR SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES PLACED ON LEAVE IN FBI INVESTIGATION

This Monday and Tuesday, four San Bernardino County deputy sheriffs involved in a West Valley Detention Center investigation by the FBI were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into mistreatment of inmates. In March, Sheriff John McMahon ordered an internal investigation into the allegations. A

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TICKETS SELLING FAST FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious production of “Young Frankenstein” is setting records at Theatre 29. Reporter Caitlin Logan explains that even if the website says sold out, you may still be able to get in… Tickets are selling fast for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” as directed by Gary Daigneault. The theatre has overflow

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; TABLES RATE INCREASE ACTION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District met in a special meeting to discuss raising water rates. After much discussion, a conclusion was not reached and the action on raising rates was tabled until the next meeting in November. The Directors want to find the cheapest increase that will still

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SUBSTANTIAL FEE HIKES PROPOSED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Less than a month after a new superintendent took over at Joshua Tree National Park, the Park proposes to substantially increase its user fees, in some cases more than doubling them. The proposed fees for a 7-day pass for vehicles would increase from $15 to $25; hikers and bicyclers would

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SIX-MONTH ROAD PROJECT STARTS ON STATE ROUTE 247

CalTrans has started work on Highway 247/Old Woman Springs Road. For at least the next six months, workers will be widening the shoulders and installing rumble strips from El Cortez Road in Yucca Valley to just north of Napa Road in Landers. Construction hours are between 6 p.m. and 6

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NEW JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL COURT RULING TIGHTENS LANGUAGE

Yesterday, the group that is leading the charge against a proposed Dollar General retail store in Joshua Tree announced a legal victory on its web site. Reporter Dan Stork examined the legal document provided by the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, and says that it dots some i’s and crosses

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Z107.7 LOCAL CANDIDATES POP-UP GETTING CONFIRMATIONS

Come meet the candidates for the Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to 11

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are recognition of employee of the quarter, followed by administrative reports. Under new business, the board will discuss

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FILLING A HOME WITH GAS WITH CHILDREN INSIDE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning accused of endangering a one-year-old child. According to a Sheriff’s report, a family member found Stephen Tumlinson, 46, of the 6000 block of Chia Avenue, passed out Thursday night with the stove burners turned on to let gas fill the home. Friday

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MAN TRIES TO BURN OUT SNAKE IN YARD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Many of us can sympathize with the Twentynine Palms resident who went to drastic measures yesterday to rid his yard of a snake he thought he saw under a bush. An unidentified man in the 6300 block of Cahuilla Avenue told Sheriff’s deputies he decided to burn it out. The

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SOLAR ENERGY TOPS TONIGHT’S SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

Solar energy is on the agenda again for the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter Dan Stork gives the rundown on plans for tonight’s meeting… The final item at the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on October 21 is the solar energy project. The Board will discuss the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, accused of beating his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Douglas Shisler, 47, of the 6100 block of Parkway Boulevard, was arguing about 11:25 when the woman said he punched her. After an investigation, the deputy determined that Shisler struck the

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