YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ALLOCATES COMMUNITY FUNDS, STILL NO TOWN MANAGER

Yucca Valley still has no Town Manager….The Town Council met last night., Managing Editor Tami Roleff said community funds were announced and speed limits were lowered…

Despite an agenda that said the Yucca Valley Town Council would meet in closed session last night to consider the appointment of an employee

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TANK OFFICER TO GET PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

A Marine Corps tank officer from the Twentynine Palms base who led his company to victory in a five-day battle against insurgents in Afghanistan last year will be honored with the prestigious Leftwich Trophy later this year.

Captain Christopher Ashinhurst, who received the Bronze Star in January 2014 for

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS, TEACHERS RAISES APPROVED

Teachers and substitutes for the Marengo Unified School District got a pay raise at the Board of Education’s regular meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

A standing-room-only crowd of mostly parents and students were treated to a performance by the Japanese Dan Group of Joshua Tree Elementary

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AN ARREST AFTER A FIGHT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

A fight at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday morning led to the arrest of a man for felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charles Whitehead, 36, of Oroville, and Jennifer Boatright, 26, of Yucca Valley, were waiting for the Yucca Valley Library to open about 10:30 a.m.

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DEATH PENALY SOUGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY CARJACKING-MURDER

The District Attorney’s office announced in court Friday that it intends to seek the death penalty against the men accused of murdering a 33-year-old Beaumont man following a carjacking in Yucca Valley. Jose Gomez, 20, and Bryan Valle, 19, both of Earlimart, are accused of stealing a car in Wasco

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF HOMELESSNESS AND MUCH MORE

The April meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council centered on homelessness. Reporter Dan Stork says that it ranged far beyond that, taking in traffic safety, solar energy, road conditions, and more…

Homelessness was the topic of the featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting

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DETAILS ON 4-VEHICLE CRASH SATURDAY NIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The California Highway Patrol has released the identities of those involved in a four-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Saturday night. At 8:59 p.m., Alan Boggs, 67, of Joshua Tree, was driving his 2014 Ford Mustang westbound on Highway 62 when he drove through a red light at Yucca Mesa Road

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YVTC MEETS: MAY NAME NEW TOWN MANAGER

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they may name a new in-house Town manager….. Among the items on the consent agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the Council will be asked to approve a secondhand dealer’s license

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Y.V. SENIOR HOUSING PROJECT HITS A GLITCH

The new senior housing project in Yucca Valley had a minor setback Sunday. According to County Fire Captain Mark Murphy, the pre-fab units were being stored on wood cribbing, about 3 and a half feet off the ground, near the basketball courts behind the Yucca Valley Community Center. Murphy said

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THREE MULTI-VEHICLE CRASHES WITH FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

One person was killed, and at least a dozen people were injured in three separate crashes over the weekend. Sheriff officials say that about 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a Honda Fit driven by LaVerne Romero of Cathedral City was driving westbound on Two Mile Road when she ran the stop

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The featured presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on April 14 is on homelessness. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Rae Packard will give a guest presentation on homelessness. Another informational presentation will be a preview of

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TWO HOUSES COMPLETE LOSSES IN TWO FIRES IN DESERT HEIGHTS AREA

Twentynine Palms firefighters didn’t get much sleep Friday night. Before they were called to the fatal crash at Lear and Two Mile Road, they were at a structure fire in the Desert Heights area. Shortly after 9 p.m., a neighbor called 911 to report a 1,400-square foot house in the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE STARTED WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Morongo Valley man went on a smash and burn rampage early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman went to her ex-boyfriend’s home in the 11000 block of Coronado Drive in Morongo Valley late Friday night to retrieve her belongings. She told deputies that her ex-boyfriend, Joshua

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MULTI-AGENCIES GATHER TO STUDY ORV ISSUES, PART 1 OF 2

It was not your typical off-road experience when representatives from the County Sheriff’s Department, Bureau of Land Management, Marine Corps Base, the National Park Service and County Supervisor James Ramos office buckled up and set out in a convoy toward Sunfair Dry Lake. Z107.7 assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains in

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LOST AND FOUND IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Where did my cell phone go? Hmm…I was taking wildflower pictures in the Park. Maybe Ranger Pam Tripp can help me out…

Many visitors enjoy a wonderful trip through Joshua Tree National Park, only to find later that they have forgotten or lost an item. It is not uncommon for

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TIME LEFT TO GET EASTER CANDY AT JT LIBRARY

Now through April 19 the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the library in Joshua Tree. In addition to Easter specialties, the Friends have See’s one pound boxes of assorted chocolates, candy bars and lollipops available for purchase at the Joshua Tree

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS COMMUNITY FAIR SEEKING ENTERTAINERS

Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s Grubstake Days Community Fair. The event, hosted by Hi-Desert Publishing, Z107.7 Radio, the Basin-Wide Foundation and the Town of Yucca Valley, is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Brehm Youth

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DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN EASTER ACTIVITIES

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s Easter service April 20 will include special music by the choir, which will perform “World of Love,” a composition written by music director Clyde Grabski. The children’s choir will also perform. Following the 10 a.m. service there will be two Easter egg hunts (by age) and

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4-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT SENDS TWO TO AREA HOSPITALS

Witnesses said the driver of this car ran a red light and hit 3 other vehicles. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with serious injuries.

A man described as being in “an altered state of consciousness” by paramedics is believed to be responsible for a four-vehicle

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SUMMER PET SAFETY

We’ve just had a little taste of the heat that’s ahead for us. ROP broadcasting student Matthew Pierce says it’s hot for pets, too… When summer time comes around the heat can be a dangerous place for your pet to be. Follow these steps to keep your pet safe from

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