MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS NOW IN AFFECT

In July, the State Water Resources Control Board formally adopted emergency regulations as a result of one of the worst droughts in California history. These regulations went into effect on July 28, 2014, and will remain in effect for 270 days. All state water suppliers must enact their own emergency

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

Volunteers are an important part of serving the public at Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the scope of what the JTNP Association does…

Since 1962, the Joshua Tree National Park Association has been supporting preservation, scientific research and education at Joshua Tree National Park. As the

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TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus. The cost is $20 per person. Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,

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SERENITY PATIO AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the East of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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GEOLOGY COURSES OFFERED

There’s an opportunity to learn about the unique geology of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway rocks it out…

The natural architecture, scenery, and landscapes in Joshua Tree National Park become more magnificent when explained first hand. Explore the creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape, the history of the

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DRIVING DURING MONSOON SEASON

The Morongo Basin is in the tail end of the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while

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“THE 39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

There’s lots going on in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Let’s start with the comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps”, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, and which continues its run at Theatre 29. A Friday morning check of the website theatre29.org shows many great seats available for tonight’s 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY FALL OPENING RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery opens its fall season with a reception this Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Featured are three exhibitions: Tony Milici, absurdist reductionist; Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, images from

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UNITY HOME “GRILL AND CHILL” FUNDRAISER

Saturday, September 6, Morongo Basin Unity Home is hosting its first annual “Grill and Chill” fundraiser. Come out to the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst from 4-8 p.m. for food, games, and a special appearance by The Mane Street Stampede. Come watch these gunslingers, enjoy some great food, and

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RECEPTION FOR FOUR ARTISTS AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Four artists will be featured at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the reception…..

Four artists will be exhibiting at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley in September. An opening reception is set for Saturday, September 6, from

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A SPUDTACULAR DINNER SUNDAY AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, September 7, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits and all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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STATE APPEALS DECISION FAVORING TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PROJECT PHOENIX BONDS

This past April, the City of Twentynine Palms won a round in its legal struggle with the California Department of Finance over the proceeds of bonds that the City issued to finance the Project Phoenix development effort. At that time, a judge ruled “that nothing in the redevelopment laws preclude[d

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TO MEET

Continuing the dance that began when the Twentynine Palms Water District abandoned a plan to pass control of the local fire department to San Bernardino County, the Water District and the City Council have agreed to meet. Reporter Dan Stork says that first, they will talk about what to talk

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FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THREE UNRELATED CHILD ABUSE CASES

Four people were arrested in three unrelated child abuse cases yesterday. According to Sheriff reports, Allison Feldman, 25, of the 6500 block of Sierra Avenue in Joshua Tree, is accused of hitting her husband and child Wednesday night, causing minor injuries. Allison Feldman was arrested for investigation of cruelty to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL HIS BROTHER WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday evening after he threatened to kill his brother with a knife. According to the Sheriff’s department, Albert Runyon, 43, was trying to break into a home in the 55300 block of Santa Fe Trail about 6:45 p.m. yesterday. The brother told police that

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WE CORRECT A STORY ABOUT AN ARREST

This correction today: On September 2nd, Z107.7 news reported that Michael Martin, 24, of Joshua Tree, was arrested for driving on a suspended license at a Sheriff’s checkpoint and booked into the Morongo Basin jail. That information supplied to Z107.7 was incorrect; while Martin was cited and detained, he was

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MAN WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED KNIFEPOINT RAPE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS IN CUSTODY

The man suspected of attempting to rape a woman at knifepoint in Twentynine Palms last month turned himself in to authorities Tuesday. Sheriff officials say on August 16 about 10 p.m., Lynel Roduk, 29, a transient, approached a woman who was standing outside a friend’s home in the 7000 block

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD AFTER BEATING TWO PEOPLE IN JOSHUA TREE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Tuesday morning for beating up two people. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called authorities about 11 a.m. to report that a man was hitting a woman inside a vehicle at Hill View Road at Division Street in Joshua Tree, and he threw

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Z107.7 NEWS TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CANDIDATES FORUM

There will be a candidates’ forum, sponsored by this radio station, for the crowded Twentynine Palms City Council race. Reporter Dan Stork says to mark your calendar for October 9… A City of Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum will be sponsored by Z107.7 News and will be held

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF WILDERNESS ACT

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was signed into law by President Johnson on September 3, 1964. The act established the National Wilderness Preservation System, which today encompass 758 wilderness areas covering more than 109 million acres in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Together, they represent

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