ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW, WE REVIEW AND ENDORSE

In this opinion piece: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3, is state primary election day in California. Morongo Basin voters have several local candidates running for county and state-wide offices in tomorrow’s election. In partisan races, the two candidates with the most votes for each seat will appear on the ballot in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC WILL ANNOUNCE A VACANCY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council has incurred the first vacancy in its young life. Reporter Dan Stork reveals who is leaving, and what other issues affecting the Morongo Basin will be before the County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting… A consent item on the agenda of the

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY IN LANDERS

The Red Cross helped a family that was displaced Saturday morning by a small electrical fire in Landers. According to Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, a small fire started in a cabinet in front of an electrical switch. Due to the smoke damage, the family had to leave the home.

SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING BURGLARIES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Burglars were out in Twentynine Palms over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports at least four residences, and one vehicle, were broken into Friday and Saturday. About 10:30 a.m., a resident in the 74300 block of Chemehuevi Drive in Twentynine Palms reported two of his vehicles had been burglarized overnight,

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HEAT AND LOW HUMIDITY REGIONALLY; HAVE A FIRE DISASTER PLAN

With heat and low humidity comes high fire danger for our entire region. Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to have a fire disaster plan… You never know when a fire disaster will strike. Having a plan for these situations can keep you and your family safer in the time of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOFTBALL UMPIRES WANTED

Applications are now being accepted for umpires for the City of Twentynine Palms’ adult slow-pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be 18 and over and be able to work evenings beginning June 16. Thorough knowledge of the rules and regulations of the game of slow-pitch softball is required; knowledge of ASA

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EARTHQUAKE SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS

Do you have all your prep done for the big rumble? Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the earthquake checklist…

We all know the Big One is coming, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but sometime. Before the Big One strikes, get together with your family or roommates to plan on

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DINOSAURS ON DISPLAY AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A new exhibit opened Friday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says “Hatching the Past” looks at the life of dinosaurs…..

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary exhibition, “Hatching the Past,” on display May 30 through September 22. This exhibit takes a

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CAMPGROUND CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

It’s hot, but local camping is still available for the hearty. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what campgrounds are open in Joshua Tree National Park…

During the hot summer months, the demand for campsites at Joshua Tree National Park decreases, allowing certain campgrounds and portions of others to the closed. This

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NEXT ROUND OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION STARTS MONDAY

Just when you thought road construction on Highway 62 was finally done in Yucca Valley, a new project is scheduled to start Monday, June 2. The Highway 62 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements project will include construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and raised median islands from Apache to Palm Avenues. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER ADOPTS GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, DISCUSSES FEES

The topics at Wednesday’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District included groundwater management, capital projects, and revised fees. Managing Editor Tami Roleff summarizes the discussions…

At the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Director’s regular meeting on Wednesday, the directors adopted a new groundwater management plan. General Manager Tamara

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LOCAL CHP OFFICER GET MADD AWARD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer is receiving an award today in Sacramento from the California Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Officer Jake Griffith of Yucca Valley is being honored with the MADD California Hero Award for his work as a drug recognition expert. As a drug recognition expert, Griffith

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 31. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. For more information, call 760-367-7222.

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THEATRE 29 YOUTH THEATRE INFORMATIONAL MEETING SUNDAY

The Second Summer Youth Theater Information Meeting will be held this Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Theater 29 on Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The parent or legal guardian of the participants must attend the information meeting. (Participants are welcome, but do not have to attend). Participants for

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YUCCA VALLEY FIRE STATION OUT OF GAS

Yucca Valley fire fighters have been taking a lot of cold showers recently, and not necessarily because they’re hot stuff. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, the last gas bill for Yucca Valley Fire Station 41 had increased by 40 percent over the previous month. Fire officials determined there

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WINS MAJOR ALASKAN HOME BREW BEER COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree man took home top honors in an Alaskan craft beer competition last week. Josh Hoines won Best of Show at the 22nd Annual Haines Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival May 24 for his light American lager called “After Thought Lager.” His Lager also received a Best

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

The next production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s only full-time community theater, has been cast. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us who will take the stage for the classic drama, “A Doll’s House”, opening June 20… Director Kurt Schauppner has selected a cast of veteran actors and newcomers for

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LIVE WEBCAST OF DEACTIVATION OF 3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES TODAY

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is holding a ceremony for the deactivation of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines today. A recording of the ceremony can be seen online at a link in this story at z1077fm.com.

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DOD LOOKS AT MORE RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH INTEREST LOANS

A report from the Department of Defense is calling for more restrictions on high-interest loans to active-duty military. Defense officials must clamp down on more predatory lenders to force troops away from high-cost credit options, according to a Defense Department report recently submitted to Congress. Defense officials are putting together

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PACIFIC CLINICS OFFERING AN ARRAY OF RESOURCES LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center… The Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center in Yucca Valley offers various programs that are tailored

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