JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT GRADUATIONS TONIGHT

The Drug Court Program run by the Joshua Tree Superior Court will hold their formal graduation tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the program is changing lives and reuniting families….. Drug courts are one of the country’s most successful programs in the criminal justice system. Low-level, non-violent drug offenders are

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MARINE HARRIER JET CRASHES IN IMPERIAL

A Marine Harrier jet crashed into a residential area of Imperial, California, and destroyed two homes yesterday, but authorities say no one was injured. The Harrier AV-8B went down in a front yard on a neighborhood street of tightly packed houses at 4:20 p.m. in the city of about 15,000

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GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH PRORGAMS IN LUCERNE VALLEY

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. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Lucerne Valley General Mental Health program… The General Mental Health Outpatient program in Lucerne Valley is committed to developing

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER TO HONOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor local residents and businesses at the Chamber’s installation dinner July 10. The 2014 Chamber Member of the Year award goes to Jennifer Collins Farmer’s Insurance Agency. The Morongo Basin Heart and Soul Award goes to Lynn Vest. The 2014 Business of the

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FINAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY’S PRIMARY ELECTION

Here are the final, unofficial results from yesterday’s primary election. Four years ago, voters approved the “top two” system, in which the top two candidates for statewide and congressional offices—regardless of political party—advance to the general election in November. Yucca Valley resident Paul Cook has a commanding lead for the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES $9.4 MILLION BUDGET

The Yucca Valley Town Council passed a $9.4 million budget last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at the busy meeting and files this report on the Council’s actions….. After recognizing Sue Earnest as the Town’s full-time Employee of the Year, and Chelsea Shirley as the part-time employee of the

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SIX AREA VETERANS GET CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Six area veterans were recognized last month for their past and current service to their country. Representative Paul Cook of Yucca Valley held the Heroes of the 8th District Recognition Ceremony in Apple Valley, and recognized more than 50 veterans who served their county on the battlefield and at home

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MENTAL AND BEAHVIORIAL TREATMENTS OFFERED FOR SCHOOL-AGED KIDS

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. Today, Dan Stork describes School-Aged Treatment Services…

School-Aged Treatment Services (SATS) is a Medi-Cal program of specialty mental health services for children and youth who

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MORONGO BASIN SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Volunteer training classes for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services will start June 17. Volunteers who complete the 52-hour class will become certified crisis intervention counselors, and will help victims of sexual assault. The classes meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 17 through July 31. For more information, call

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SUPERINTENDENT/PRESIDENT OF COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RESIGNS

After seven years at Copper Mountain College, Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner announced Monday he will resign effective July 14 to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. According to a press release, during his tenure, Dr. Wagner led the college through a period of unprecedented state budget cuts and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, MAY NAME NEW MANAGER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular and then closed session tonight. A full meeting sees a slurry seal contract, 2014-15 budget, partnerships, and just maybe a new Town Manager. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin its meeting tonight with

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SUSPECTED DUI CAUSES YUCCA MESA POWER OUTAGE

A suspected drunk driver is responsible for an overnight power outage in Yucca Valley Saturday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 8:55 p.m. Saturday, Sarah Frenzel, 26, of Yucca Valley, was driving her 1999 Volkswagen Passat westbound on Aberdeen Road when her car crossed the center line and

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LOCAL CHP OFFICER GETS CALIFORNIA HERO AWARD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer received an award Saturday in Sacramento from the California Chapter of Mothers against Drunk Driving. Officer Jake Griffith of Yucca Valley was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his outstanding work as a drug recognition expert, or DRE. A drug recognition expert, by examining

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TODAY AND TONIGHT IN MARATHON MEETING

Another long meeting is in store for the Board of Education on June 3. Reporter Dan Stork says it starts with an evaluation of the Superintendent, and continues with many end-of-year recognitions and setting the wheels in motion for next year… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets

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WAGNER LEAVING COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

After seven years at Copper Mountain College, Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Wagner announced today that he will resign effective July 14,2014 to accept the Superintendent/President position at Victor Valley College. According to a Press release, During his tenure, Dr. Wagner led the college through a period of unprecedented State budget cuts

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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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