BATS

It flies in the National Park, but it’s not a bird or an insect. Ranger Pam Tripp tells where the bats are, and how to act around them…

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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MEDITATION CLASSES AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will offer a free introductory class on mindfulness meditation on Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, a four-class introductory series will be offered beginning Monday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be led by Janice Pask, who also offers continuing classes through

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Most people are aware that they shouldn’t leave their dogs in cars during hot weather. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder about another danger for dogs in the heat…

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on pavement—and it’s been plenty hot recently—then it’s too hot for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY TAKES JUNK VEHICLES

If you have an old junk vehicle and want to get rid of it, the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will tow it away for you at no charge. Vehicles do not need to be operational, but easy access is required. All proceeds from the sale of junked vehicles will be

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YUCCA VALLEY SWIM LESSONS

The weather is hot and it’s time to get in the pool. You can’t swim? ROP broadcasting student Cortni Rahn tells how to fix that…

Yucca Valley Recreation is holding swim lessons. Registration opens Monday, June 8, beginning at noon. You can register online at www.yucca-valley.org or in person at

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DONNA MUNOZ ANNOUNCES RUN FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

In a stunning, live announcement on Friday’s Z107.7 Up Close Show long-time community activist and civic leader Donna Munoz told host Gary Daigneault she aims to win the County Board of Supervisor’s 3rd District seat currently held by James Ramos in the November 2016 election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz spoke to

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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD GALA OPENING

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” opened last night at Theatre 29. In this unfinished story by Charles Dickins, the audience determines the ending. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information on the play that ends differently every night…

The curtain will rise at 7 p.m. for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A free gospel concert will be held Saturday, May 30, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and will feature local talent as well as Pastor Curtis Wright, who plays the banjo, violin, mandolin, harmonica, guitar, and Indian flute. Wright has performed

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN FEEDS THE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will provide free meals for the hungry and homeless residents of Yucca Valley at the church on Sunday, May 31, from 1 to 5 pm. Free California rolls will be provided for the homeless and hungry. In addition, sack lunches will be available for many of

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH PRESENTS: “LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL”

The Theatre Department at Yucca Valley High School presents “Legally Blonde, the Musical.” by Heather Hach, Music & Lyrics by Laurance O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

The spring musical at Yucca Valley High is “Legally Blonde, the Musical” and will be performed in the school’s

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS BEGINS RESTRICTING ITS OWN WATER USE

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun doing its water-saving duty. Reporter Dan Stork explains what steps the city is taking…

The City of Twentynine Palms has begun undertaking water conservation measures on its public buildings and properties, in compliance with Governor Brown’s order for mandatory water reduction in cities

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WONDER VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER ATTACKING HIS SON AND DAUGHTER

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday after he attacked his son and daughter. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Harwood, 43, of the 76600 block of Foley Drive, had been drinking and got into an argument with his teenage-age children about 8:30 p.m. The report states that he punched

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND IN POSSESSION OF HEROIN AT WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley man was arrested at Wal-Mart Wednesday, suspected of being in possession of heroin. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley about 3 p.m., where they found Perry Belden, 24, in the parking lot outside the store. After a short foot pursuit,

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HEAT IS GOING UP, DON’T LEAVE DOGS IN HOT CARS

The weather is heating up as summer approaches; temperatures are expected to be in the 100s this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this urgent reminder about leaving dogs in a hot car…

On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature

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MAN BEATEN BY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES CHARGED WITH 14 COUNTS

Prosecutors charged Francis Pusok, the man sheriff’s deputies are accused of beating in the desert, with 11 felony and three misdemeanor counts in Victorville Superior Court yesterday. He was charged with evading arrest, vandalism over $400, stealing a horse, animal cruelty, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and three

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ACCUSED OF MOLESTATION ARRAIGNED

The Twentynine Palms school bus driver who was arrested in January on charges of child pornography and lewd acts with a child was arraigned in Joshua Tree Superior Court last week. Alex Gomez, 57, pleaded not guilty to lewd acts with a child, possession of child porn, and possession of

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CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER CASE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

The high profile murder trial of Christopher Lee, accused of killing Marine wife Erin Corwin and hiding her body in a mine shaft, has been suspended, at least temporarily. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… The court case of Christopher Lee, the man accused of killing Erin Corwin, his former lover

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER GIVING FALSE NAME TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday morning after he gave a false name to a Sheriff’s deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a man, identified as Ryan Knutson, 26, near Papago Trail and Church Street about 10:15 a.m., who was determined to be under the influence

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ONE ARREST AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Monday, accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head. According to a Sheriff’s report, Edy Morales, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 57000 block of Campanula Street in Yucca Valley about 8 a.m. Monday morning. The woman told deputies Morales hit her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT HEARS RESTRICTIONS; PROPOSED 15 PERCENT RATE INCREASE NOT ENOUGH

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors met last night to discuss mandatory restrictions on water use and a proposed 15 percent rate increase over five years. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended the meeting and offers this report…

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Twentynine Palms

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