NEW MEXICO DRIVER WINS KING OF HAMMERS FOR SECOND TIME

It was a nail-biting race at King of the Hammers Friday, as driver after driver dropped out of contention due to mechanical problems or penalties. Tom Wayes was the first to cross the race, on just three tires and a rim, but he was disqualified after it was determined he

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE COMMUNITY CENTER

Solar fields, retail stores, housing developments—it’s all about land use. And so is the special report and the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting tonight, says Dan Stork…

The featured Special Report at the February 10 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC has the two top aides to Third District

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT

Yucca Valley traffic enforcement officers will be patrolling Highway 62 this week between Trojan Lane and Church Street, focusing primarily on speeding and other vehicle code violations. Motorists are also reminded that making a left turn from westbound Highway 62 into the AM/PM is illegal; there are two sets of

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LECTURE ON THE INVASIVE SAHARA MUSTARD TUESDAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

Invasive species are considered the largest threat to biodiversity, second only to habitat loss. Joshua Tree National Park is threatened by the invasive Sahara mustard plant. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more on the annual kick-off event for the “Hold the Mustard” campaign…

According to Park Officials, the non-native Sahara

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road construction is starting up again in the National Park tomorrow. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what to expect…

Joshua Tree National Park, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, will begin construction of approximately 10 miles of Pinto Basin Road on Monday, February 10, 2014. The primary objective of the

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CHAPARRAL ARTISTS MEET MONDAY

The Chaparral Artists Guild will hold their monthly meeting Monday, February 10 at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. The meeting starts at 1 with a potluck lunch and will be followed by a demonstration by artist Snake Jagger. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, February 10th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10 Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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TPHS GOLF TEAM FUNDRAISER

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team will hold a fundraiser golf tournament Saturday, February 15 at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course in Twentynine Palms. Entry fee is $60 per person, and includes a four-person scramble for 18 holes of golf, food, and prizes. There’ll be prize money for closest to

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YVHS WRESTLING FUNDRAISER

The Yucca Valley High School Wrestling Booster Club will host a spaghetti dinner and auction. The wrestlers will bake cakes that will be auctioned off at the dinner on Tuesday, February 11, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the YVHS multi-purpose room. Funds raised will go toward the team’s end of

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ROTARY CLUBS FOOD DRIVE

In an effort that reaches out to all the communities of the Morongo basin, four Rotary Clubs are working together to help replenish our area’s food banks. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to help…….

The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, February 8, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-361-0086 for a free ride to the church,

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will feature an Artist of the Month program, in which one member of the Chaparral Artists’ Guild will have work on display at the church. The artwork may be viewed in Room 1 during office hours, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30;

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE EXPANDS SERVICES

The Animal Action League has added some clinics to its spaying/neutering, and microchip/vaccine schedule. Appointments are only required for spaying and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 on February 12, 13, 24, 25, and 26 in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62; February 14

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms Little League will host evaluation tryouts this Sunday, February 9, at Luckie Park. Divisional and age information is on the website www.29baseball.com or you can call TPLL President Ronda Lockett-Morton for more information at 760-368-7107.

TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley Thursday afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a 1984 red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided on the passenger side

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COUNTY SHERIFF APOLOGIZES FOR CAMPAIGN ENDORSEMENT GLITCH

In yesterday’s Z107.7 news, we questioned why the names of many area residents, including mine and my wife’s, who had not endorsed him, were included on a 17 page on-line list of those endorsing San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon’s election. McMahon is currently serving as the appointed Sheriff and

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STATE ASKS FOR A 20 PERCENT REDUCTION IN WATER USE, SOME TIPS

According to California Governor Jerry Brown, the state is in a “mega drought,” perhaps the worst dry spell the California has ever known. The governor and state and local water officials are calling on residents to voluntarily reduce their water consumption by 20 percent. Managing editor Tami Roleff has some

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COUNTY GROUP SEEKS NOMINEES FOR VISIONING AWARD

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) is accepting nominations for the 2014 Visioning Award. Nominees for this award should be someone who has made a positive impact on the community for a project or event held in 2013, and may include community and business leaders, teachers, pastors, industry professionals, or

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AREA ROTARY CLUBS BAND TOGETHER TO COLLECT FOOD

In an effort that reaches out to all the communities of the Morongo basin, four Rotary Clubs are working together to help replenish our area’s food banks. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to help……. The four Rotary Clubs of the Morongo Basin have banded together to have a huge

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***BREAKING NEWS*** TWO KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in Yucca Valley this afternoon when their SUV was broadsided on Yucca Trail. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Greer, at 1:09 p.m., a red Bronco was traveling northbound on Warren Vista and was creeping into the intersection when it was broadsided by a black Cherokee, traveling westbound

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