JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS ASK PUBLIC TO REPORT THE GRAFFITI VANDALS

Graffiti vandalism is becoming an ugly scourge in and around our beloved Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp urges residents and visitors to help them by reporting it…

The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park speaks for itself in the vast open views, the wondrous rock piles, the

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STATE TO CONSIDER 0 PERCENT LOAN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at their special meeting Wednesday night that the district’s application for a no-interest loan from the State Water Resources Control Board is on the state board’s agenda for Tuesday, March 17. The district’s entire management team—along with board directors Roger Mayes, Sarann

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THIRD ARMED ROBBERY IN THREE WEEKS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have very limited information about a third business that was robbed at gunpoint in Twentynine Palms in the last three weeks. Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating the armed robbery, which happened at a check cashing business in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway, near Adobe Road and the

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OWNER OF YUCCA VALLEY USED CAR DEALERSHIP ARRESTED

The owner of a Yucca Valley consignment car dealership was arrested Monday, accused of embezzling money from his customers. According to Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon, several customers complained that they consigned vehicles to, or bought vehicles from, Dale Armstrong, of Armstrong Auto Sales, and never received either the money from

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DESERT RENEWABLE CONSERVATION PLAN CHANGES DIRECTION

Something happened Tuesday in the shape of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Reporter Dan Stork says that’s either a good thing or a bad thing for conservation, depending upon how the decision is interpreted…

“Stringent criticism of a draft of a 12,000-page plan that would manage renewable energy development

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STREET ARTIST WHO TAGGED JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THREATENS LAWSUIT

Lawyers for the French street artist who posted a photo of his graffiti on a rock in Joshua Tree National Park are threatening to sue the hiking blog that exposed his graffiti. According to the Modern Hiker website, the blog’s authors received a letter from a French legal firm March

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING ON SEWER SYSTEM BUSINESS

The pace of preparations for the Yucca Valley sewer system is quickening, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Hi-Desert water Board has called a special meeting tonight…

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED AFTER BITING A CHILD

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested Friday for child abuse said he was just horsing around when he bit a young boy. According to the Sheriff’s report, Jacob Rushlow, 18, was babysitting the boy and four other children, last week in the 61200 block of Navajo in Joshua Tree,

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A STREET BRAWL IN YUCCA VALLEY

A speeding car and a thrown cigarette led to a large street brawl and two arrests in Yucca Valley Saturday night. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matthew Yost said, shortly before 11, about a dozen people were outside near Deer and Onaga Trails when a red SUV went speeding by and someone threw

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GRAFFITI VANDALISM IN FRIENDLY HILLS AREA OF JOSHUA TREE

 

In greener places, some people memorialize their infatuations by savaging trees with hearts and initials. Here, they paint on rocks. Reporter Dan Stork tells about a recent spate of vandalism on private property in Joshua Tree… When returning home on March 5, Joshua Tree resident Christine Pfranger noticed extensive

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER RAMMING HER BOYFRIEND’S CAR WITH HERS

A phone call from an ex led to a fight Saturday night in which a Yucca Valley woman rammed her boyfriend’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jessica Hanksley, 27, became angry at her boyfriend after he received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend about 10 p.m. According to the

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REQUIRES STITCHES, ONE ARRESTED

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, accused of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report Tyrone Lopez, 38, had fought with a woman on Sunday, March 1. The woman received injuries to her back that needed stitches. Tyrone Lopez was arrested for investigation of felony spouse abuse Friday morning

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HOW ARE BAIL AMOUNTS SET, YOU ASKED, Z107.7 NEWS ANSWERS

You asked, and we answered. Why are the bail amounts for some crimes less—or more—than others? Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

San Bernardino County sets all bail amounts for almost every crime committed in the county, and several factors are used to determine the bail amount. A crime with a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, MIKE LIPSITZ REPORTS

The Morongo Basin Mac, made up of representatives of the unincorporated communities of the Morongo Basin, meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the agenda…

At tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, two new delegates will be sworn in: Lib Koenig representing Flamingo

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BATTLE COLOR DETACHMENT ABOARD MCAGCC WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Battle Color Detachment from the Washington, D.C., Marine Barracks will be performing their celebrated Battle Color Ceremony on board the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Wednesday morning. The ceremony consists of the Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and the U.S. Drum and Bugle Corps, which is known

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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID McCHESNEY TO TEACH AT CACTUS MART

Renowned nature photographer David McChesney, a Joshua Tree resident, with be teaching a series of classes at the Cactus Mart in Morongo Valley this spring. Reporter Dan Stork chatted with him about those classes and other works McChesney has in progress…

Z107.7: When are the classes going to be, David?

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COMBINED ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs will hold a food drive to benefit hungry residents and food banks in the Morongo Basin. Rotarians will be at all Stater Brothers locations in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms from 9 to 5 on Saturday, March 14, to collect non-perishable food items or cash

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NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS

We’ve thought that the busy West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park could benefit from a second lane during peak times. Ranger Pam Tripp has another suggestion…

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets

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GRAFFITI SPREADS OUTSIDE NATIONAL PARK

In more verdant areas, some people memorialize their infatuations by savaging trees with hearts and initials. Here, they paint on rocks. Local social media has been abuzz with depredations outside of the National Park, on private property in Joshua Tree. A sheriff’s deputy who responded to the complaint of a

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OLD WEST MOVIE AT BOXO-HOUSE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old time Western movies. BoxoHouse is hosting a series of movie screenings of old Westerns in conjunction with an artist’s residency program, and the last movie in the series is Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley tells you where you

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