JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK INTERPRETATION DIVISION

How can visitors learn on site about Joshua Tree National Park? Ranger Pam Tripp says, that’s what the Interpretation Division does…

Every year at Joshua Tree National Park, over a million visitors come to enjoy the scenery, activities, programs, and night skies of this beautiful desert landscape. About 2/3 of

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

Applications are still being accepted for rentals in Phase 2 of the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. Residents have moved into Phase 1 of the low-income senior housing next to the Yucca Valley Town Hall. Rents for Phase 2 range between $504 and $629, depending on income, and residents

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide

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CHP SECURES GRANT TO ENCOURAGE SEAT BELT SAFETY

In an effort to save lives and help improve vehicle occupant safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to encourage seat belt and child safety seat usage.

“Seat belts save lives and reduce the risk of injury during a collision,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OFFERS 2015 COMPLIANCE POSTERS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds merchants to protect their business and livelihood. State and federal law requires that you maintain compliance regarding employment regulations every year. The Chamber of Commerce offers these 2015 California and Federal Employment Compliance materials to help serve you and your business. Orders are

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is a hilarious comedy-farce. It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically appeared on the Hollywood set for the filming of a big-budget feature film based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare In Hollywood” will run

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AUDITIONS FOR “THE IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29 SUNDAY

Auditions for the classic farce “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde are scheduled this Sunday afternoon. Reporter Diana Jones has the details…

Theater 29 veteran director Butch Pelfrey seeks eight men and six woman for the cast of “An Ideal Husband,” a farce set in London 1895. The eight male

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:20 p.m. and end with moonrise about 1 a.m. The focus of the star party will be globular clusters and planetary nebulae. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs,

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FESTIVAL OF WREATHS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE SUNDAY

Support our local college while enjoying some great company, a rowdy auction, plus fine wine and cheese. The Fifth Annual Festival of Wreaths is this Sunday, November 23, at 2 p.m. in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. There will be a wine and cheese reception

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MORONGO VALLEY TREE LIGHTING

Morongo Valley will hold a community tree lighting ceremony Sunday, November 30. Ed Will, with help from members of the Church of the Lighted Cross, will lead some old-fashioned carol singing. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available, and Sparky will have treats for the kids. Morongo Valley Community Serivces

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITIONS DELIVERED TO YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL

Yucca Valley’s only medical marijuana dispensary was forced to shut down last December by a town ordinance that prohibited its operation in the town limits. Since then, residents have been trying to convince the Town Council to repeal its ban on dispensaries. Yesterday, representatives from the Alliance 4 Safe Access

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CAR FIRE AND CRASH IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley fire fighters were busy yesterday. About 1:45 p.m., fire fighters were called to a vehicle fire on the highway between Palm and Grand Avenues. An eastbound VW had caught on fire for unknown reasons, and the station’s newly assigned probationary fire fighters put the fire out in a

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CALL FOR “YUCCA VALLEY’S GOT TALENT” PERFORMERS

The town of Yucca Valley’s High Desert Nature Museum is seeking submission for Yucca Valley’s Got Talent. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely explains how to apply for an opportunity to be featured in this one-night only event… Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, do stand-up comedy, dramatic or comedic skits,

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” OPENS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s opening night gala for Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is sponsored by Tender Loving Cause, the celebrated non-profit organization that has put on the Tender Loving Christmas event for the past 30 years. In this hilarious comedy-farce, its 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE GRAND OPENING TOMORROW

The Animal Action League, who brings low cost pet vaccination, micro chipping, and spay-neuter services to the Morongo basin, will be celebrating their grand opening tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join them… Show off your pet in a best-dressed pet contest at the grand opening celebration of

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RETIREMENT BENEFITS STRAINING TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT FINANCES

Rate increases at the Twentynine Palms Water District were the topic of discussion at last night’s meeting of the Board of Directors. Water rates have not increased since 2011, and the water district does not charge ratepayers enough to fully cover the cost of its retiree health benefits and California

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MORE DELAYS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT

Another setback for the Yucca Valley sewer system. The Hi-Desert Water District Board heard about another delay last night, before it went into closed session for a performance evaluation for General Manager Ed Muzik, where it gave him a unanimous vote of confidence. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why the

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YUCCA VALLEY MARIJUANA ORDINANCE ON UP CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

The owner of the Yucca Valley Medical Marijuana Resource Group, Jason Elsasser, will be on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow (November 21). Elsasser is also the sponsor of the ordinance petition that would require the Town of Yucca Valley to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Town limits. This is

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD TABLES AFFILIATION SELECTION

The Hi-Desert Medical Center came awfully close to choosing an affiliation partner at last night’s special board of directors meeting. A vote between Strategic Global Management and Tenet Healthcare Group was on the meeting’s agenda, but due to a lack of unanswered questions, the motion was made to table the

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENTS

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday in separate incidents for felony spouse abuse. About 8 a.m., a woman in the 7400 block of Saladin called police to report her boyfriend, Michael Bylund, 50, had beat her up. According to the Sheriff’s report, Bylund hit her, kicked her, and dragged

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