HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT TO MARK ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

There will be a very special concert at the Harrison House in Joshua Tree this Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Chamber music concert will commemorate the Armenian Genocide… Harrison House will commemorate the centennial of Armenian genocide with a performance by the Pogossian family string quartet and quintet.

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, August 26, the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be meeting at the Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT) on Highway 62 and Olympic. The volunteers will work for one short hour from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks and gloves available to

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in September for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS SET TO STREAMLINE ROOFTOP SOLAR PERMITTING

The County Board of Supervisors meets in regular session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says streamlining solar and formalizing the Morongo Basin Supervisor’s representative are all on the agenda…

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At tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors, the expected passage of a new ordinance will

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LOCAL CHAMBERS TEAM UP FOR THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

The highly anticipated Theatre 29 2016 performance season will be unveiled at a tri-chamber mixer event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details … The chambers of commerce for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley will host a special event mixer on Wednesday, September 23, from 5 to 7

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AMATEUR SKATEBOARD FINALS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

A free amateur skateboard competition will be coming to Joshua Tree for two days in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says spectators will be able to see 34 of the best skateboard amateurs from around the country… Zumies Best Foot Forward is holding the finals of its amateur skateboard competition

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SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, TIPS ON GETTING THERE SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday after a long summer vacation. Whether you are walking to school or taking the bus, Z107.7 News wants you to get there safely. Reporters Mike Lipsitz and Rebecca Havely have some safety tips. We start with Mike Lipsitz on school bus

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JOSHUA TREE VFW SERVING FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and chips dinner tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Two pieces are $6; three pieces are $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TAKING PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Those expired prescriptions or old needles around your house pose a real danger to your family and to our environment. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Hi-Desert Medical Center will be collecting them Saturday… Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps or needles on Saturday,

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MORONGO UNIFIED ADMINISTRATORS ON “UP CLOSE” SHOW FRIDAY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District open Monday. Tomorrow’s Up Close Show on Z107.7 will be a “Back-to-School” special, with Superintendent Tom Baumgarten and Director of Secondary Curriculum Amy Woods. Call in with your questions about busing, lunches, curriculum, scheduling, or going back to school. It all begins at

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION OFFERS STUDENT BUS PASSES

The Copper Mountain College Foundation is assisting students with transportation needs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… Because transportation can be a huge barrier for college students the Copper Mountain College Foundation is breaking down that barrier for the nearly 2,000 students enrolled there. The Foundation subsidizes bus rides

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MEATLOAF DINNER AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

Chef A.C. and the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a Thursday night dinner tonight from 4:00 to 8:00. On the menu is meatloaf, potatoes, veg, and salad, for $8. The VFW post is located at 6402 Veterans Way.

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SHERIFF'S STATION TAGGED, 1 ADULT ARREST, 2 JUVENILES CITED

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon, accused of vandalizing the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station and county courthouse in Joshua Tree. Employees arriving to work about 7:30 Monday morning noticed that the courthouse, Sheriff’s Department building, and a medical office across the highway, had been tagged with graffiti overnight. An

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SUMMER SPLASH IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s third annual “Summer Splash” is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Tree Community Center. The event was rescheduled from smoky days earlier this summer. An art show has been added to this year’s Splash, in addition to classic kid’s games,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will focus on chromium-6… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will receive an update on the state’s more stringent chromium-6 threshold and learn the status of the district’s current conservation

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BEWARE DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITORS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Dan Stork gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors…

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives on Wednesday, August 19. The first will be at the hospital in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2, followed by a blood drive at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TO TAKE UNWANTED PRESCRIPTIONS AND NEEDLES SATURDAY

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. The event takes place Saturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in front of the Helen Gray Education Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified school District is offering speech screening for kids from 3 to 5 years old tomorrow and Wednesday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says don’t miss this important opportunity… The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings

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