COUNTY EXPLAINS PIONEERTOWN WATER SITUATION, SORT OF

Jeff Rigney, the director for San Bernardino County Special Districts, talked with Z107.7 about the status of water service in Pioneertown in general, and of a particular case of supposed special treatment in that area in particular. Reporter Dan Stork reports what we were told… Jeff Rigney told us that

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YUCCA FAMILY HELPS SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FIRE

A Yucca Valley family did everything right to save their house from being destroyed by a fire yesterday. Yucca Valley fire fighters were called to a home in the 56000 block of Golden Bee at 9:35 a.m. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, a heating blanket that was left

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council looks fairly routine. The Council will hear a presentation from Hi-Desert Medical Center, presumably on its affiliations plans. Among the items on the consent agenda,

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TWO ARRESTED IN MORONGO VALLEY WARRANT SEARCH

Two men were arrested Sunday during a warrant search in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 7:30 a.m. Deputies heard people inside the home, but no one answered the door. When the deputies forced the door

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BURGLARY SUSPECT HIT BY NEIGHBOR WITH BASEBALL BAT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary in Joshua Tree Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 61600 block of El Reposo Circle heard glass breaking about 11:15 p.m. The neighbor went next door, deliberately making a lot of noise in an attempt to keep

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT HAZARD MITIGATION AND GROUNDWATER STORAGE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency PLEGS committee meets tomorrow morning. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells us what the initials mean and what they are looking at…. The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will host a special Planning/Legislative/Engineering/Grant and Security, or PLEGS Committee meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, at 9:15 a.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION HOLDS HEARING ON HIGH-DENSITY HOUSING ZONE TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its last regular meeting of the year tonight. It will hold a public hearing on creating a High Density Residential Zone, covering 51 acres. The Commission will also hear an update on the conditions of compliance for Hotel 29 Palms. The Commission meets

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HOSPITAL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has called a special meeting for 3:30 Wednesday afternoon. The meeting will be held in the Helen Gray Center on the hospital campus in Joshua Tree. After an opportunity for public comments, the board is expected to approve an application for a CalTrans grant for

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SCHOOL BOARD REORGANIZES, GETS FINANCIAL REPORTS TONIGHT

Financial reports and reorganization head the list for the MUSD Board of Education meeting tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of business… The December 16 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education gets off to an early 5 p.m. start, with the annual reorganization and a

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BLOOD DRIVE IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, in the Helen Gray Center at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR TLC

The San Bernardino County Fire stations are collecting toys for Tender Loving Christmas, which will be given to children during the annual Christmas dinner in Yucca Valley. Collection boxes are at many businesses including the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree, and in Yucca Valley at Pacific Western Bank, Pacific Marine

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TAY CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR YOUNG HOMELESS

Pacific Clinic’s TAY Center offers young adults a safe and comfortable place to define and accomplish their life goals. Clients can come to the TAY Center to meet their basic needs such as a meal, shower, laundry, enrichment groups, job training, housing referrals, and a place to meet new people.

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REACH OUT NEEDS JOSHUA TREE HOME FOR PARADE OF HOMES

Reach-Out Morongo Basin is completing their planning for the upcoming “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser. Entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely says they are looking for one more home… Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 11th annual parade of homes will be held February 15, 2015. This year, homes will be featured in the Pioneertown

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CHAMPIONS NAMED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS ELKS HOOP SHOOT

Two boys, ages 8-11, won the first round of competition in the Elk Hoop Shoot free-throw contest at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School Sunday, December 14, and were named Twentynine Palms champions. In the boys’ division, the winners were in the 8-9 year age division, Robert Russ; and in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Varsity wrestling team is now 2-0 in De Anza League play, after drubbing the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles 70-3 yesterday. The JV Wresters won by forfeit as DHS did not field a JV team to wrestle against. Coach Brandon Whitbread said the Trojans

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MORE CARNAGE ON LOCAL ROADS, ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN THREE CRASHES

A 25-year-old male, assigned to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base, was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. The man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner’s office, was driving a 1997 Ford Expedition northbound on Amboy Road about five miles north of Sheephole Pass east of

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LANDERS RESIDENTS MASS AGAINST SOLAR PROJECT, WILL APPEAL TODAY

The firm that wants to build a solar field in Landers arranged to meet with residents who were looking to appeal the approval of that project by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission. Reporter Dan Stork says the dialog that resulted was not to the firm’s liking… Following a mid-day

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FREE LUNCH FOR MORONGO VALLEY SENIORS TOMORROW

Morongo Valley seniors are invited to a free holiday luncheon Tuesday, December 16, at Covington Park in the Senior Nutrition Room. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Morongo Basin Transit will be providing bus service from Morongo Mobile Manor, Roadrunner and Valley View Mobile Home Parks.

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning about a new scourge of telephone scams being run here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to protect yourself… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county

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LOW-COST PET SPAY, NEUTER, MICROCHIP AND VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December 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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