JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN A LA QUINTA MURDER

A Joshua Tree man was killed Friday in a La Quinta shooting; a 17-year-old has been arrested for investigation of his murder. According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, January 30, at 6:38 pm, officers from the La Quinta Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING CALLED AN ATTEMPTED MURDER

A shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning is now being called an attempted murder. Two men, a father and son, were injured in the shooting Friday morning at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Investigators say the shooting was a result of

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ALTA MIRA DEVELOPERS AND JOSHUA TREE RESIDENTS TALK PAST EACH OTHER AGAIN

Back in November, the developers of the 248-unit Alta Mira residential project in Joshua Tree met with a small group of local residents to discuss the project, and encountered resistance and skepticism. This past Friday, the discussion was continued, with a larger group of residents on hand. Reporter Dan Stork

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH A STUDENT NOW ON TRIAL

The Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor is in the middle of a jury trial. After two days of juror selection in which nearly 100 potential jurors were screened, the trial started Tuesday, January 27, for Zachary Miller, 34, who faces six

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SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING OFFERED THIS MONTH

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services will offer volunteer training starting February 24. Volunteers who complete the 52-hour course will become State Certified Crisis Intervention Counselors and will help victims of sexual assault in our area. For more information or to apply, call 760-369-3353.

SAFETY IN THE NATIONAL PARK

This is a busy season at Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice for enjoying the Park safely…

Joshua Tree National Park is full of wonderous beauty, fantastic hikes, and plenty of chances for the sound of quiet. There is nothing like a drive, a nice hike,

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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RIDE ORVs RESPONSIBLY

Whether you call your toy an Off-Road Vehicle or an Off-Highway Vehicle, you need to ride it responsibly. Reporter Sara Snyder advises respect…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by

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TPHS 1965 50TH REUNION IN JUNE

Are you a member of the Twentynine Palms High School Class of 1965? Or do you know anyone who is? Mark your calendar for the weekend of June 12 and 13 for the class’s 50-year reunion at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. For more information, check out wildcats1965.com.

PARADE OF HOME SPONSORS SOUGHT

Reach Out Morongo Basin can’t offer its eleventh annual Parade of Homes fundraiser without the help of sponsors. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains how you can help Reach Out and advertise your business at the same time…

The parade date is Sunday, February 15 from noon till 5 p.m. and includes

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FRIDAY SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies at the scene of Friday’s shooting in Twentynine Palms

Two men were injured in a shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning. A call came in at 9:21 Friday of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Sheriff’s

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, with the first

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STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception and awards presentation Sunday, February 1, for its 2015 annual juried student art show. Students in grades 7 through 12 from across the Morongo Basin have entered art in a variety of media. The reception is from noon to 3

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RESISTING ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

An arrest for loitering turned into a more serious charge when the transient threatened the arresting officer. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was called to Jacob’s Park in Yucca Valley about 10 a.m. Thursday morning when a transient, later identified as Roy Johnson, 34, had locked himself in

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ZACHARY MILLER MOLESTATION TRIAL IN PROGRESS

The Yucca Valley High School teacher accused of unlawful and lewd acts with a minor is in the middle of a jury trial. After two days of juror selection in which nearly 100 potential jurors were screened, the trial started Tuesday, January 27, for Zachary Miller, 34, who faces six

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BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING INCIDENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

In a late-breaking incident in Twentynine Palms, a call came in at 9:21 this morning of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale. Two men were injured. A 26-year old male was shot three times. An older man, in his 50’s, sustained a gunshot wound on the top

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FREE SPEECH AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

In a recent email sent out to the Copper Mountain College community, the Interim President of the College described the institution’s free speech policies and procedures, following complaints about one student’s exercise of that Constitutional right. Z107.7 asked him what occasioned the email, and to elaborate upon it. Copper Mountain

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CHP REMINDS YOU TO DESIGNATE A DRIVER FOR SUPER BOWL

Sunday’s Super Bowl is a great excuse for family, friends, and fans to get together and cheer for their favorite team. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be sure you have a designated driver… The California Highway Patrol, along with the National Football League, is joining in the Fans

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT SHERIFF’S HEADQUARTERS

About 60 students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools visited Sheriff’s headquarters to study crime scene investigations. The students learned how to use math from their geometry and pre-calculus classes to make sense of crime scenes. They saw mock crime scene scenarios and applied what they learned in

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PERMACULTURE PRESENTATION MONDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Transition Joshua Tree continues to educate Morongo Basin on the subject of permaculture. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be an evening presentation about it on Groundhog Day… On the evening of February 2, Tim DeLorey and Jill Giegerich will present “On the Road to Permaculture” at Harrison House in

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