DINOSAURS ON DISPLAY AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A new exhibit opened Friday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says “Hatching the Past” looks at the life of dinosaurs…..

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present a new temporary exhibition, “Hatching the Past,” on display May 30 through September 22. This exhibit takes a

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CAMPGROUND CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

It’s hot, but local camping is still available for the hearty. Ranger Pam Tripp tells what campgrounds are open in Joshua Tree National Park…

During the hot summer months, the demand for campsites at Joshua Tree National Park decreases, allowing certain campgrounds and portions of others to the closed. This

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NEXT ROUND OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION STARTS MONDAY

Just when you thought road construction on Highway 62 was finally done in Yucca Valley, a new project is scheduled to start Monday, June 2. The Highway 62 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements project will include construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and raised median islands from Apache to Palm Avenues. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER ADOPTS GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, DISCUSSES FEES

The topics at Wednesday’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District included groundwater management, capital projects, and revised fees. Managing Editor Tami Roleff summarizes the discussions…

At the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Director’s regular meeting on Wednesday, the directors adopted a new groundwater management plan. General Manager Tamara

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LOCAL CHP OFFICER GET MADD AWARD

A Morongo Basin CHP officer is receiving an award today in Sacramento from the California Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Officer Jake Griffith of Yucca Valley is being honored with the MADD California Hero Award for his work as a drug recognition expert. As a drug recognition expert, Griffith

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 31. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing crescent moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn. For more information, call 760-367-7222.

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THEATRE 29 YOUTH THEATRE INFORMATIONAL MEETING SUNDAY

The Second Summer Youth Theater Information Meeting will be held this Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. at Theater 29 on Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The parent or legal guardian of the participants must attend the information meeting. (Participants are welcome, but do not have to attend). Participants for

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YUCCA VALLEY FIRE STATION OUT OF GAS

Yucca Valley fire fighters have been taking a lot of cold showers recently, and not necessarily because they’re hot stuff. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, the last gas bill for Yucca Valley Fire Station 41 had increased by 40 percent over the previous month. Fire officials determined there

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WINS MAJOR ALASKAN HOME BREW BEER COMPETITION

A Joshua Tree man took home top honors in an Alaskan craft beer competition last week. Josh Hoines won Best of Show at the 22nd Annual Haines Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival May 24 for his light American lager called “After Thought Lager.” His Lager also received a Best

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE”

The next production at Theatre 29, the Morongo Basin’s only full-time community theater, has been cast. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us who will take the stage for the classic drama, “A Doll’s House”, opening June 20… Director Kurt Schauppner has selected a cast of veteran actors and newcomers for

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LIVE WEBCAST OF DEACTIVATION OF 3RD BATTALION, 4TH MARINES TODAY

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center is holding a ceremony for the deactivation of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines today. A recording of the ceremony can be seen online at a link in this story at z1077fm.com.

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DOD LOOKS AT MORE RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH INTEREST LOANS

A report from the Department of Defense is calling for more restrictions on high-interest loans to active-duty military. Defense officials must clamp down on more predatory lenders to force troops away from high-cost credit options, according to a Defense Department report recently submitted to Congress. Defense officials are putting together

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PACIFIC CLINICS OFFERING AN ARRAY OF RESOURCES LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center… The Pacific Clinics Family Resource Center in Yucca Valley offers various programs that are tailored

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NEXT ROUND OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION STARTS MONDAY

Just when you thought road construction on Highway 62 was finally done in Yucca Valley, a new project is scheduled to start Monday, June 2. The Highway 62 Traffic and Pedestrian Improvements project will include construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and raised median islands from Apache to Palm Avenues. In

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PUTS OFF THE WATER BOARD

After sharing what they felt they could about the firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta, the Twentynine Palms City Council went on to current business. Reporter Dan Stork says that included a request by the Water District, and a decision about the post of Development Director… The first discussion item

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Meghan Reed and her husband had been drinking late Tuesday night in the 8200 block of Argos Road when they started arguing. During the argument, Reed struck her husband in the

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WONDER VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR GRAND THEFT AUTO

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning after he was found driving a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, shortly after 5 a.m., a deputy stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Desert Knoll Avenue and Cactus Drive. During the course of the investigation, the deputy determined that

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MENTAL CRISIS WALK-IN CLINIC OPEN 24/7 IN YUCCA VALLEY

A walk-in clinic for urgent mental health services is now open 24/7 in Yucca valley. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to get this valuable service… The Crisis Walk-In Clinic, or CWIC, provides urgent mental health services to residents of the Morongo Basin. Some of the services CWIC offers are

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SECOND PERSON GOES MISSING, SHERIFF’S ASK FOR ASSISTANCE

A second elderly, at-risk person has gone missing. The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Johnson Valley woman. About 9:30 Saturday morning, Rene’ Dusko, 58, walked away from a home in the 49000 block of Joshua Tree Road in Johnson Valley and has not been

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS WIDE-RANGING VIEWS ON HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS

Between 40 and 50 people turned out last night for a public workshop held by the Yucca Valley Planning Commission on home occupation permits. The residents split up into small groups—with the Planning Commissioners roving around and listening and participating in the discussion—and talked about what they felt should—and shouldn’t

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