TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO DISCUSS NON-PERMITTED HOTEL KITCHEN

After a special closed session, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will work through what happens when a business makes changes without going through the proper channels. Reporter Dan Stork has the background for the agenda…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission gets an early start to its May 6 meeting with

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MARINES, BLM, AND OFF-ROADERS TO MEET REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Yucca Valley Community Center May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. State agencies, off-highway vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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CALTRANS WORK ON 62 BETWEEN I-10 AND INDIAN TO CAUSE DELAYS

CalTrans is working on Highway 62 from Indian Canyon Avenue to Interstate 10. The project involves repaving of the existing roadway, widening the existing inside shoulder from two to five feet, upgrading the metal beam guardrail and replacement of an existing dike. Lanes in each direction will be closed 6

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN DRIVES INTO BUSINESS MONDAY

A woman was arrested Monday afternoon after Sheriff deputies say she drove her car into a building in Yucca Valley. About 5 p.m., Heidi Kelly, 28, of Yucca Valley, is alleged to have driven her car from the parking lot of Crown Contracting, in the 7300 block of Hopi Trail,

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HOUSE AND SHED IN YUCCA VALLEY DESTROYED BY FIRE

A house and shed were completely destroyed by a fire in Yucca Valley fire Saturday afternoon. When fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Cal Fire arrived at Aberdeen Drive at Melody Lane shortly before 1 p.m., heavy black smoke and flames were visible from the mobile home and

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HIGH WINDS BRING FIRE DANGER

With the high winds blowing through the Morongo Basin today and tomorrow, the County Fire Department reminds residents to be smart and safe about open flames. The high winds and low humidity result in a high fire potential, and the County suspends all burn permits when there is a high

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CALWORKS PROGRAM BEING OFFERRED THROUGH THE COUNTY

There are numerous behavioral health services available to Morongo Basin residents. County Supervisor James Ramos said he doesn’t want anyone to go without help because they don’t know where to seek assistance. In a series of occasional reports, Z107.7 will present an overview of behavioral health providers and the services

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COUNTY LAUNCHES “GIVE BIG” PROGRAM

The County Board of Supervisors celebrated the launch of Give BIG San Bernardino County, a 24-hour online day of giving to local nonprofits. Give Big will be our county’s first ever dedicated give day. The idea of Give Big is to make giving easy—they are bringing information about the county’s

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT TWO LOCATIONS THIS WEEK

Two distributions of surplus Federal food take place this week. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin at two locations this week. They are:

Wednesday, May 7, from 3 p.m. to

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

It takes a lot of work to run a national park. Ranger Pam Tripp gives a peek at the administrative services at Joshua Tree National Park…

The administrative division of Joshua Tree National Park works behind the scenes to support the essential work of personnel. They perform duties, such as

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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OASIS 5TH-GRADER RAISING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM

A local 5th grader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FUNDRAISER

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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MARINE CORPS TO MEET WITH OHV COMMUNITY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Yucca Valley Community Center May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” SUNDAY MATINEE AT THEATRE 29

“Nunset Boulevard” is in the second weekend of its run at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s a matinee performance this Sunday…

Theatre 29 will hold a Sunday matinee for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, this Sunday, May 4, starting at

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LIBRARY BOOK SALES

Today’s the day to pick up a good read or two at a good price. Both the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree libraries are holding book sales today, 9 to 3 in Twentynine Palms, and 9 to 5 in Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree sale will continue through Wednesday, during

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YUCCA MESA CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO TODAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 3. The event will be a celebration of Mexican food and drinks, live music by Roger Arnold and Bobby Furgo, and a piñata. The fiesta runs from 4 to 7, with the piñata at 5:30.

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SPUDTACULAR AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits with all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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MARINE AND DAUGHTER RECOVERING FROM DUI CRASH THAT KILLED WOMAN

More than two weeks after a Joshua Tree crash that killed the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, her husband and baby are slowly starting to recover from their life-threatening injuries. Lance Corporal Christopher Matthews, 28, is now in a wheelchair, and his 1-year-old daughter, Dakota, has regained consciousness at

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