Z107-7 RADIOTHON TO HELP TPHS SELECT CHOIR GET TO CARNEGIE HALL

A national honor for our Morongo Basin, having our music students invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says now we all need to help to get them there….. The 22 members of Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir have been honored with an invitation to the prestigious

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

With the holidays comes travel. Assignment Reporter Katie Baker says the Sheriff’s department has some tip to help your journey be a safe one for you and your family…

This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Department would like to share some travel safety tips.

Make sure your car is ready

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MORE NEW LAWS KICKING IN FOR 2014

With the new year comes the implementation of new laws. Some of the new employment laws taking effect as of January 1:

Military and veterans have been added to the list of categories protected from employment discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which also includes race, religious creed,

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BRING YOUR VISITORS TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Looking for something for all those visiting friends and Family to do?… Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says come visit our park…

Do you have relatives visiting and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites you to join the fun and attend a ranger led program

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE FOCUSING ON PERMACULTURE AND WATER

Transition Joshua Tree has been focusing on Permaculture and water harvesting. Dan Stork explains what those are, and has a status update on the group’s efforts… According to Transition Joshua Tree, Permaculture is a land use design method that works with the deep patterns of nature to regenerate ecosystems and

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MAN PLEADS GUILTY IN YUCCA VALLEY ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Yucca Valley man who was accused of attempted murder nearly two years ago, accepted a plea bargain in Joshua Tree Superior Court Monday. On September 5, 2011, about 4:30 a.m., a woman called 911 to report her ex-boyfriend, Jon Richard Smith, 53, was outside her house in the 56000

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS

We’re fortunate, living here in the high desert, to have a limited indoor heating season. Assignment reporter Dan Stork passes along some tips to stay safe when using fireplaces and other indoor heaters… Here are winter heating tips from the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Change furnace filters early in

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CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON UP CLOSE SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his accomplishments during his first year in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman

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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

On Saturday, you can work off those Christmas cookies by getting out in the bracing air of the national park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says volunteers are needed for the Christmas bird count… Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National

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CALL FOR MINERVA HOYT AWARD NOMINATIONS

Those who work toward the preservation and protection of our magnificent desert are being honored. Reporter Dan Stork says nominations are being taken for the annual Minerva Hoyt award… The Joshua Tree National Park Association (JTNPA) is seeking nominations for the tenth Annual Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award. Minerva

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BURRTEC TRASH PICKUP DELAYED BY ONE DAY

Burrtec Waste and Recycling Service will be closed tomorrow and January 1. Waste and recycling service will be delayed by one day for both weeks.

ONE ARRESTED, MORE SOUGHT IN RASH OF AREA MAILBOX THEFTS

‘Tis the season … for mailbox theft. Dan Stork reports on a overnight spike in this holiday-time crime… Saturday morning, residents of the Monument Manor area of Joshua Tree discovered that banks of locked mailboxes along Quail Springs Road had been broken into and cleared out.

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THE WINNERS OF THE HOLIDAY BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

Results are in for the annual holiday decorating contest, which saw record numbers of Basin businesses compete for free local advertising from contest sponsors Hi-Desert Publishing and your Community Radio Station, Z107.7. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where the holiday spirit shined the brightest…

For the third year in

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HARLEY-DAVIDSON RAFFLE A HUGE SUCCESS

About 100 people turned out at the Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center Friday to find out if they were the lucky winner of the 2013 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail motorcycle. The motorcycle raffle was a fundraiser for the college’s Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center by the Rotary Clubs of Twentynine

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SANTA VISITS NORTH JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Joshua Tree firefighters will be escorting Santa around tonight in North Joshua Tree. He’ll be riding in a fire department pick-up truck, complete with lights and sirens, roaming through neighborhoods north of the highway between 6 and 9 p.m. and passing out candy canes.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The annual Christmas Bird Count is coming to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says volunteers are being sought… Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. The count begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday,

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JOSHUA TREE HOMES SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT FUNDRAISER

With four homes secured for the upcoming 10th Annual Parade of Homes, Reach Out Morongo Basin officials are seeking two more homes in Joshua Tree to complete this coming year’s line-up, set to take place Sunday, February 16, 2014. The annual event sees Reach Out Morongo Basin supporters open their

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APPLICATIONS FOR GREENLEAF SCHOLARSHIP AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Attention high school seniors: Applications are being taken for a prestigious local scholarship worth up to $100,000 for your college education. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to apply for the Greenleaf scholarship… The Copper Mountain College Foundation is accepting applications for the Annual Greenleaf Scholarship. Academic excellence is not

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BUSY KITCHEN AT JOSHUA TREE VFW THIS TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign War Post will serve up a full Christmas turkey dinner with dessert tonight from 4 to 6 p.m. for just $8. There will be no Sunday breakfast, and no tacos on Wednesday, December 25, or dinner next Friday, December 27. On Sunday, December 29,

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MAN CAUGHT RED-HANDED VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AIR CONDITIONERS

A transient was arrested Monday afternoon after a Sheriff’s detective caught him vandalizing air-conditioning units at the old Joshua Tree Elementary School. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called police after seeing Philip Donnelly, 22, inside one of the portable class rooms allegedly stealing items. When Detective Heidi Hague

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