COUNTY CLARIFIES HOW IT RESPONDS TO LOOSE DOG COMPLAINTS

A resident in the unincorporated Twentynine Palms area told Z107.7 News that he had complained to County Animal Control numerous times for nearly two years about a neighbor’s three loose pit bull dogs, which he found threatening to his young children. The resident did not feel that animal control addressed

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CMC FALSE ALARM RESULTS IN ARREST FOR STOLEN QUAD

Deputies responding to a burglar alarm at Copper Mountain College Saturday afternoon found a Joshua Tree man with a stolen off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies determined the burglar alarm was a false alarm, but while investigating, they found an RV with a stolen 1986 Suzuki quad.

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DISTRACTED DRIVING FACTOR IN FRIDAY MORNING CRASH

The California Highway Patrol says a man checking himself out in his rear-view mirror for shaving cuts is responsible for causing a two-vehicle crash that sent two women to the hospital Friday morning. According to the CHP, Katrin Mayer, 40, of Berlin, Germany, was driving a 2007 Toyota eastbound on

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SANTA IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Santa and his fire engine will be visiting neighborhoods on paved roads south of the highway, north of Alta Loma and east of Outpost. Then Monday, December 22, the fire

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

The end of the year brings lots of visitors to our area. Joshua Tree Park Ranger Pam Tripp offers some suggestions on what you can do with your guests while they’re here…

Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK OASIS VISITOR CENTER MOVED

The visitor information desk and bookstore at the Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms will be moved to a temporary building just south of the visitor center while the park completes a seismic retrofit project. Visitor services will be unaffected and signs will provide directions to

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JOSHUA TREE CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Joshua Tree National Park provides essential habitat for hundreds of species of migrating, wintering, and breeding birds. Every year, birdwatchers go out to count the birds that live here or that are just merely passing through. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains how you can help count the birds… Birdwatchers are needed

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HELP TLC PACKAGE MEALS FOR PETS MONDAY

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

PURSE SNATCHER CAUSES POWER OUTAGE AND ROAD CLOSURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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TWO MINOR INJURIES IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FRIDAY MORNING

Two women suffered minor injuries in a Friday morning crash east of Joshua Tree. About 7:30, a gray Acura and a white Toyota Corona crashed in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 near Sunkist Avenue. The white Toyota ended up on the driver’s side, against a utility pole. The two

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WOMAN ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES, CPS TAKES 7-MONTH OLD BABY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday morning on drug warrant charges, and a 7-month old baby was taken by Child Protective Services. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called at 6:46 Thursday morning to report that she had been caring for the baby at a home in the

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FINAL PERFORMANCE “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD”

Tonight is the night. It’s your last chance to see Theater 29’s final offering of the 2014 season, the hilarious Ken Ludwig farce, “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… King Oberon played wonderfully by Ben Bees and Puck his mischievous servant, delightfully portrayed by Lizzy

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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FIREFIGHTERS BRINGING SANTA CLAUS TO JOSHUA TREE NEIGHBORHOODS

Station 36 firefighters will be giving Santa a ride through Joshua Tree neighborhoods tonight, Sunday, and Monday, from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. Tonight, Santa will be riding a fire truck on paved roads in neighborhoods north of Highway 62. On Sunday, Santa and his fire engine will be

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE

A purse snatching in Yucca Valley resulted in a crashed U-Haul that shut down Highway 62 between Old Woman Springs Road and Sage Avenue and caused a power outage throughout the Morongo Basin for hours Friday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, three women from Palm Springs drove up

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

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PHONE SCAMS ABOUND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holidays come the con artists and scammers trying to take your money. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says here are some of the scams to be aware of… As the holiday season continues, so do phone scams. There have been recent reports of scams where you receive a call from

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BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS NAMED

With comments ranging from “original” and “clever” to a “beacon of holiday spirit,” the results from the annual Z107.7 and Hi-Desert Publishing business holiday decorating contest are in, with some newcomers and repeats. In the exterior categories, the judging panel said “Joshua Tree’s eclectic style space known as The Station

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WINTER HOLIDAY FAIR IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Get out your ugly sweaters and come to the Winter Holiday Fair in Joshua Tree Saturday, December 20. Hosted by the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District, the holiday fair will run from noon to 5 at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Activities will include an ugly

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A SPURNED WOMAN TRASHES CAR OF EX-BOYFRIEND IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Joshua Tree woman who felt spurned by a man she’d been dating took out her anger on his vehicle Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Marina Montgomery, 33, had been dating a man in the 5900 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. When he broke off their relationship,

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