JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THEIR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is taking applications again this year for its Youth Conservation Corps program. Youth between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply for this intensive, hands-on work experience. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, habitat improvement, and resource restoration. Corps members work 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO UTILITIES

One week after a fire at a mobile home park in Twentynine Palms, residents were still without utilities. Reporter Dan Stork has a status update on Shady Elms… On Wednesday, February 26, a fire accidentally set off by a resident destroyed two trailers in Shady Elms Mobile Home Park, 5074

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PACKED WITH TEACHERS DEMANDING A RAISE

A standing-room-only crowd of school teachers and classified school employees expressed their disapproval with the course of not-yet-concluded contract negotiations between their unions and the Morongo Unified School District last night. Reporter Dan Stork was there to witness the show of solidarity, and tells what else happened at the Board

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NO HELMET, ALCOHOL, ADD UP TO MAJOR MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURIES

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a dirt bike crash that sent a Yucca Valley man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, Jesus Cuevas, 30, was riding his red and white off-highway motorcycle northbound on the dirt highway that parallels Old Woman

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ASHES TO GO TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

For the third year, the vicar of St. Joseph’s of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley will offer Ashes to Go. From noon to 1:30 the Reverend Jane Crase will be on the sidewalk in front of the Yucca Valley Post Office mark the sign of the cross on the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL WANTS ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGHWAY DEVELOPED

At a meeting in November, the Yucca Valley Town Council directed town staff to present an analysis of paving dirt roads and alleys north and south of Highway 62, to provide an alternative to traveling on the highway. And with the current project of installing raised medians on the highway,

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LIMITS TO SENIOR MEALS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Limits that were placed on the senior meal programs in the Morongo Basin have been lifted, effective Monday, according to a spokesman at the Family Service Association, which funds the program. Tom Donahue said about $300,000 in federal funds for the senior nutrition program had been cut this fiscal year

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST MAN KILLED IN DUI HIT AND RUN

A motorcyclist was killed when a 69-year-old Yucca Valley man, accused of driving under the influence, turned his truck in front of him, then fled the scene after the fatal crash. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, Jacob Koval, 26, of Yucca Valley, was riding his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING A MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old Marine was arrested early Monday morning for the murder of another Marine in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to shooting at a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue at 9:21 Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found the 26-year-old

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SENDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon sent a Twentynine Palms man to the hospital. According to a CHP press release, John Butac, 26, was driving a 2000 Saturn on Highway 62 near Border Avenue about 1:45 p.m. when he made an unsafe turning movement, which caused his

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, SUBSTITUE TEACHER PAY ON AGENDA

Financial review, Measure O oversight, substitute teacher pay, and four Board policies are on the school board agenda. Reporter Dan Stork has details… Following a closed session at 5:30 p.m. to deal with pupil and personnel issues, and employee bargaining discussions, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents in Yucca Valley, at the offices of Pacific Clinics tomorrow, March 5. Pacific Clinics is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail. The distribution will be from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Recipients are requested to

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MAN SHOT AND KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was reported to have been shot in the head and killed Sunday night. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were called to a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue last night. Z107.7 News will have more information as it becomes available.

POWER OUT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND

Teachers at Yucca Valley High School report that the high school was without power Monday morning, and has been without power all weekend. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a reported transformer explosion right across from the high school at 8:22 Saturday morning.

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FIVE ARRESTED IN PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Five men were arrested Friday in Yucca Valley during an 8-hour panhandling and public nuisance sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. Arrested were Paul Garrison, 26, and Michael Flores, 23, for panhandling near Warren Vista and Highway 62. Flores was also found to be wanted on multiple felony burglary warrants. Michael

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER AN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE EVADES ARREST

Good detective work by two Sheriff’s deputies led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms man Friday night after he was seen speeding on his off-road vehicle. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, about 8:18, Deputies Ericson Dominick and Shaunna Able saw Alejandro Gomez, 18, driving a quad about 80

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AUDITIONS FOR “NUNSET BOULEVARD” TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will hold open auditions for the musical “Nunset Boulevard” tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says backstage help volunteers are also welcome… Auditions are tonight for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series. If you’re interested in being in the Theatre 29 production, come to the main

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ROUGHING IT IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Like everything else about us, camping has been altered by technology. Ranger Pam Tripp surveys the history of roughing it… In the early days, hikers discovered the desert using a keen sense of direction, a good memory, and plenty of luck. They took a low-tech approach to exploring their environment.

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more. Participants will have

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AREA 62 DAYS IN LANDERS

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold Area 62 Days every Saturday and Sunday through April. This event will have fun for the entire family as participants will be able to learn about the history and legends of Giant Rock and UFOs, see a crashed UFO

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