THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”… Theatre 29 has

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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at

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NATIONAL PARK ECONOMIC IMPACT

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 1.4 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent almost $63 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. Interim Park superintendent Todd Suess said, “National park tourism is a significant

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DINOSAUR FAMILY DAY

Next week, don’t miss the opportunity to get in touch with your inner reptile. Reporter Cara Conway previews Dinosaur Family Fun Day…

Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum

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BLOOD DRIVE IN 29 PALMS

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Tuesday July 29 in Twentynine Palms, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 pm.

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT SKY TOUR AUGUST 2

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on next Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around

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THEATRE 29 FUNDRAISER

Plans are afoot to enhance the grounds of Theatre 29. Reporter Taylor Thacker describes the upgrades, and how you can make a permanent record of your interest in the theatre…

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new “Serenity Patio” currently being constructed. This area will include a giant sculpture,

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“PACIFIC ROSE” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

Z107.7’s Pat Michaels will be the host for tonight’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says hitch the horses up and come on down to hear “Pacific Rose”……. The third concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival will feature the Pacific Rose Band. The Pacific Rose Band is

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DUI CHECKPOINTS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Sunday, July 27 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. And next weekend, on Saturday, August 2, the Twentynine Palms Police Department will run a checkpoint somewhere in that city. Officers

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“39 STEPS” CAST ANNOUNCED

The next production at Theatre 29 is well into its rehearsal schedule. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells who is in the cast…

Theatre 29 and Director Charles Harvey have announced casting for the summer theatrical production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, the hysterically madcap spy mystery, “The 39 Steps”. The crazy

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RAMOS, LOVINGOOD OPPOSE MASSIVE WIND PROJECT

San Bernardino County Supervisors James Ramos and Robert A. Lovingood have sent a joint letter to the Bureau of Land Management strongly opposing the North Peak Wind Project planned for 16.4 square miles of mountain ridges overlooking much of the Victor Valley.

In the letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze,

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The featured special at this week’s Sunday breakfast at the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars post is pancakes, served from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesdays, starting at 11 am. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way, in downtown JT.

STILL NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN DISAPPEARANCE

Twenty-seven days after Erin Corwin, 20, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, was reported missing, specialized Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find out what may have happened on June 28th, the day she told her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY OFFERING CASH FOR GRASS

As the California Drought continues, the Mojave Water Agencies’ “Cash for Grass” program is curbing water use. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get paid for getting rid of the lawn…… High Desert residents continue to embrace water conservation as a way of life. The Mojave Water Agency and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN HELD FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY 2X4

A Yucca Valley man was held yesterday after Sheriff’s Deputies say he hit another man with a 2×4, sending the victim to the hospital. Deputies responded to a 911 call at about 3:30 Thursday afternoon reporting an assault in the 7400 block of Deer Trail to find the victim, Roy

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DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Sunday, July 27 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also

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“PACIFIC ROSE” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW

Z107.7’s Pat Michaels will be the host for tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says hitch the horses up and come on down to hear “Pacific Rose”……. The third concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival will feature the Pacific Rose Band. The Pacific Rose Band

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SEARCH WARRANT FILINGS REVEAL MORE IN CORWIN CASE

The wife of a former Marine suspected of having an affair with Erin Corwin–the missing pregnant wife of another Marine– told a witness “detectives would never find her body.” Search warrants made public reveal Nichole Lee, 24, the wife of Christopher Lee–who may have been with Corwin on the day

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A NEW LAW IS PHASING OUT OLD SMOKE ALARMS

A new California law aims to eventually phase out smoke detectors that take replaceable batteries. Dan Stork describes who it affects, and when… A California law on smoke alarms has a timer that started ticking July 1. It says battery-powered smoke alarms sold in the Golden State must have non-replaceable,

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REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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