MISS YUCCA VALLEY SPONSORS NEEDED

Z107.7 has started airing interviews with the 10 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. The 10 girls—Aimee Frank, Alicia Murphy, Cerena Foy, Hailey Lasiter, Maddy Nimmo, Mariah Muchtar, Rita Zelaya-Arauz, Rosie Paulino, Sophie Wargo, and Vanessa Valle—are juniors from Yucca Valley High School and Joshua Springs Christian

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DISCOVERY DAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will be hosting a stargazing Discovery Night Saturday, January 25. Two comets will be visible to those who are able to stay awake until 4 a.m. A full agenda for the evening is posted on the observatory’s website, skysthelimit29.org. The public is welcome

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CERT TRAINING CLASSES

A group of local volunteers stands ready to help the community in the face of the unforeseen. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how you can get on the team…

If an earthquake, flash flood, fire, or other disaster was to hit the High Desert, would you know how to help

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested early Thursday morning, accused of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeffrey Speakman, 35, and Jessica Jones, 30, were arguing in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 4 a.m. Thursday morning. Jones was holding their young child when the argument turned

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CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP

High school seniors who attend a California Cash for College workshop in January or February will not only get help completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms, but can qualify for a $1000 scholarship. There will be a “Cash for College” workshop in Room 110

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STUDENT ART SHOW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY

The talents of our local Morongo Basin Art students will be highlighted at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Sara Snyder says students should bring in their art Sunday and Monday ……

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold its annual Student Show in February. The judged show features art

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY, 9 OTHERS, NAMED IN DEVELOPERS LAWSUIT

A development company filed a lawsuit against the Town of Yucca Valley and nine other defendants last week, alleging, among other things, that the Town is requiring it to make improvements that it contends should have been made by the developer from whom it bought the property. According to the

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VEHICLE FIRE IN YUCCA MESA AREA

A call about a vegetation fire in Landers yesterday turned out to be a vehicle fire instead. About 6:15 a.m., Yucca Mesa fire fighters were dispatched to Linn Road, about a half mile off Highway 247, in Landers. Upon arrival, fire fighters discovered an abandoned mid-size pick-up truck burning. They

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE CERENA FOY

The Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant will be held this coming February 1 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Cerena Foy…

Today we visit with Cerena Foy, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi Cerena. Tell us,

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” PLAYING AT THEATRE 29

“The Importance of Being Earnest”, by Oscar Wilde, the first of seven main stage productions offered for 2014 AT Theatre 29, continues its run through February 8. Called “a trivial comedy for serious people,” “The Importance of Being Earnest” is a tale of lost and found love and objects.” “The

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LECTURE ON THE HUMAN BRAIN AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Science Saturdays continue tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to learn about the human brain…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics to start off the new year. On Saturday, January 25, the topic will

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCILMEMBERS NOT RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION

Two current council members, one on the Twentynine Palms City Council and one on the Yucca Valley Town Council, have announced they will not be running for re-election. Jay Corbin, the current mayor pro tem for Twentynine Palms, told Z107.7 news that he’s enjoyed being on the council and his

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS UPDATES ON REVENUE, NEW PROJECTS

The Yucca Valley Town Council started its meeting off Tuesday night with a mid-year budget review, and got mostly good news. The Town’s estimated expenditures are slightly below the Town’s anticipated revenues. The Town had expected sales tax revenues to fall by 2 percent, but instead sales tax revenues are

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HOLIDAY WEEKEND BUSIEST ON RECORD FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS

According to the National Park Service, last weekend was one of the busiest holiday weekends on record for rangers at Joshua Tree due to warm weather that brought a high number of visitors: Friday evening, Rangers were called out to a report of a possible dead man in the Sheep’s

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MORONGO BASIN CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY

Local environmentalists will get together for their annual meeting this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to find out more about the Morongo Basin Conservation Association…..

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association holds its annual meeting this Saturday at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.

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WOMEN’S HEALTH SYMPOSIUM ABOARD MARINE BASE NEXT WEEK

A women’s health symposium will take place January 28 from 7:30 a.m. to 1p.m. on the Combat Center in Bldg 1707. This symposium is by women for women. All women with base access are encouraged to attend and female leaders are asked to encourage female subordinates to attend. Guest speakers

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BORROWS FROM BONDS FOR SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT

Despite opposition from Council Member Bob Leone, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted last night to borrow from its bond funds to fulfill its loan obligation to the developer of the Town’s senior housing project. Of the project’s nearly $18 million cost, about $2.9 million is a loan from the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SAYS NO REASON TO PROHIBIT VACATION HOME RENTALS

Last night’s Twentynine Palms Planning Commission focused on allowing vacation home rentals in the city. Those who spoke were all in favor of allowing vacation homes, arguing that the city needs to offer a place to experience the beauty of Twentynine Palms. Speakers noted that vacation homes are a major

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FOUR MARINES HONORED FOR HEROISM IN COMBAT

Four Marines in 1ST Tanks Battalion at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center were honored for their heroism at a ceremony on the base Tuesday morning for their actions while deployed to Afghanistan. Two Marines received the Navy-Marine Corps Medal, the services’ second-highest non-combatant medal; one Marine was awarded a

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DOUBLE LOADED MORTAR IN NEVADA EXPLOSION THAT KILLED 7 MARINES

A newly released command investigation into the horrific mortar explosion last spring that killed seven Marines and wounded eight more concludes that the accident occurred when a Marine double-loaded rounds in a mortar tube. The March 18 explosion occurred while Marines with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, out of

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