HUMANE SOCIETY PUTS OUT A CALL FOR VENDORS

The Humane Society is taking applications from vendors for their upcoming “Woof-Walk” fund-raiser event. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get involved… The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for their fourth annual “Woof Walk” and Fair. This fun

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL ITEMS

The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board consists totally of pro-forma items. Reporter Dan Stork lists the administrative and financial items that will be presented… At the beginning of the 7 p.m. open session of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, Mark

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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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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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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30

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DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR COMMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE HIGHWAY WORK

There’s only a few days left to register your opinion of a planned Caltrans project on the highway in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork tells you how to submit your comments… Caltrans is seeking public comment on planned improvements to Highway 62 in Joshua Tree. The plan calls for the

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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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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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SPAGHETTI TONIGHT AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

ALTA MIRA DEVELOPER AT SPECIAL MAC MEETING TOMORROW

The developer of the Alta Mira residential project proposed for Joshua Tree will try to win over a MAC subcommittee in a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… A special meeting of the ad hoc committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council on the Alta Mira residential project

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FINAL HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the last of three special meetings tonight to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Avenue. Residents are invited to

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SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

The Special Education Local Plan Area of the Morongo Unified School District is holding a meeting of the Community Advisory Committee tomorrow at noon at Joshua Tree Elementary School. The Community Advisory Committee consists of teachers, parents, school staff and community members concerned with the educational needs of disabled youth.

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TWO NEW SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS AT THE MORONGO BASIN STATION

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station welcomes two new sergeants, Sergeant Jim Thornburg has been with the county Sheriff’s department for 16 years, and was assigned to the Morongo Basin as a deputy and detective. He was promoted to sergeant seven months ago. Thornburg’s experience includes narcotics and he came here

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER HOLDS FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETINGS

About three dozen people braved the rain last night to attend the first of three special meetings held by the Hi-Desert Medical Center about the hospital’s plans to affiliate with Tenet Healthcare. Managing editor Tami Roleff says after hearing a short presentation by the hospital’s CEO Bob Tyk, nearly a

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LOCAL MARINES JOIN REACH OUT TO HELP AREA SENIORS

Small groups of Marines fanned out across the Morongo Basin on Monday to help seniors, veterans, and disabled neighbors from Twentynine Palms to Morongo Valley with yard work, small chores, and home maintenance. More Marines will be helping Morongo Basin residents on Friday. Reporter Dan Stork tells what he saw

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning Sunburst at the Sportsmans Club. The team will start at 8 AM and work for one hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been

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FIRST OF THREE PUBLIC MEETING ON HOSPITAL AFFILIATION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold the first of three special meetings to hear public input on its proposed lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare tonight. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center behind Town Hall; tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27, they

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WORLD-RENOWNED ARCHITECT MOVES TO JOSHUA TREE, OFFERS CLASSES

The world-renowned architect, Glen Howard Small, often referred to as “The Father of Green Architecture,” has relocated to Joshua Tree. He is offering the class Architectural Patterns at Copper Mountain College that begins this Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely interviewed Small. Here’s part one of a two-part story. Z107.7: Mr. Small,

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Z107.7 NEWS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN MIKE FOR “BEST NEWS BROADCAST”

Z107.7 News was named a finalist in the Radio-Television News Association’s Golden Mike Awards®, for “Best News Broadcast”. The Golden Mike Awards are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes® apart from other competitions is the “Golden Mike Standard of Excellence.” Unlike

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