OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction all this week through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO STREAMLINE ROOFTOP SOLAR PERMITTING

The County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says streamlining solar and formalizing the Morongo Basin Supervisor’s representative are all on the agenda…

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At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, the expected passage of a new ordinance will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting at 4 p.m. today. The first item on the agenda is the discipline/dismissal/release of a public employee. The second item in closed session is a performance evaluation of Fire Chief Jim Thompson. The meeting will

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YUCCA VALLEY HOMEOWNER ALMOST THE VICTIM OF A RENTAL SCAM

A homeowner was almost the victim of a rental scam. She had listed the home in Yucca Valley for sale, and saw that her home was also being listed online as a home for rent. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to help you avoid being the victim

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL THURSDAY

La Contenta Middle School will hold a back-to-school night Thursday, September 3, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their’ child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of the curriculum,

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PIECES OF THE PAST AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

People have been living in the Joshua Tree National Park area for thousands of years. Wherever people live and congregate, they leave behind trash and artifacts. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper discusses pieces of the past in Joshua Tree National Park… Do you keep any mementos from family members who

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM BEGINS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club after-school program begins tomorrow, Monday, August 24. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100 for

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction beginning tonight, Sunday, August 23, through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday evening following a report of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man called police about 8 p.m. Thursday night to say that he had been tied up and beaten by four men and his ex-fiance because they wanted money. The man

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HOT TUB FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

An electrical malfunction is believed responsible for a hot tub fire Thursday night in Yucca Valley. About 11:05 p.m., firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Avalon where they found the hot tub smoldering on the back patio. No other structures were threatened, and firefighters quickly put out the

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GASOLINE STOLEN FROM HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the Hi-Desert Water District. Sometime between 5:30 Wednesday night and 6:45 Thursday morning, someone cut the locks at the yard on Palm Avenue and Pima Trail in Yucca Valley and stole fuel out of tractors parked in the yard. The water district

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE FAKE MARIJUANA AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SCHOOL

The Sheriff’s Department was called in to investigate when a administrator at a Twentynine Palms school caught a student with a baggy containing a green leafy substance. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 p.m. Monday night, a student from Bright Futures in Academy found three water bottles filled with

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RIDE YOUR ORV IN JOHNSON VALLEY OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE AREA

Off-road vehicles are not allowed on any county service area roads, and can only be ridden on private property with the written permission of the property owner. But there are areas nearby where you can legally ride your ORV. ROP broadcasting student Millea Wasson says the biggest area is near

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SEX OFFENDER ACCUSED IN MORONGO VALLEY RAPE

A registered sex offender in Morongo Valley was arrested Wednesday, after he was accused of raping a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman went to a residence in the 49600 block of Paradise Avenue in Morongo Valley Monday to get a tattoo from Aaron “Dino” Pearson, 48. The

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AN ARREST AFTER A DRIVE-THROUGH BACKUP

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly backed his car into another car in a drive-through restaurant. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Masi, 58, was in the drive-through lane at the Twentynine Palms McDonald’s when he got tired of waiting and tried to back up

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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SAVE OCTOBER 10TH FOR THE YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Mark your calendars and save the date for the third annual Oktoberfest and fall festival in Yucca Valley. Set for Saturday, October 10, the festival will feature a the American Bavarian Brass Band out of Beaumont, who will play polkas, marches, waltzes, schottisches, and Rheinlanders. Master of ceremonies and bergermeister

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RED CROSS DEPLOYMENT WORKSHOP NEXT WEEK

Adjusting to life stateside after deployment is difficult for all members of military families. Reporter Dan Stork says the Red Cross wants to help…

The American Red Cross and Reach Out Morongo Basin invite all active duty service members, veterans and their families to a “Communicating Clearly Workshop” to be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GIVE FIRE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms City Council met in a special meeting last night to consider whether it should express its support for the Twentynine Palms Water District to transfer control of its Fire Department to San Bernardino County. The water district approved the annexation proposal August 5th. The Fire Department faces

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