VINTAGE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH “JEPOARDY” SATURDAY

This coming Saturday will be the final showing for this year’s Vintage Film Festival in Landers. Reporter Cara Conway invites you out to see “Jeopardy”…. John Sturges’ 1953 suspense film “Jeopardy” will be the closing feature for the Saturday night at the movies Vintage Film Festival on August 23 at

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PIONEER DAYS THEME ANNOUNCED, ARTWORK SOUGHT

The Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days, set for October 17 through 19, is getting off to a great start. The Twentynine Palms Chamber selected this year’s Pioneer Days theme. “Pioneers & Patriots”, submitted by B.J. Duke, is the winner of the 2014 theme competition. Artwork is now sought to depict the

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE AUGUST SCHEDULE

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

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SEEKS OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS

The Yucca Valley Oktoberfest event is set for October 25. The event is being put on by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says even though the event is a way off, they are now looking for sponsors…. The Yucca Valley Rotary and Chamber of Commerce are

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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 tomorrow and the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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15-YEAR-OLD GIRL ARRESTED FOR STABBING HER FATHER

A 15-year-old girl was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of stabbing her father. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl called 911 just after midnight Tuesday to report her 49-year-old father was abusing her mother. The report states the girl and her father were arguing in the 8500 block of

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

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A 248-UNIT JOSHUA TREE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IS MOVING CLOSER

In November, 2013, we told the Z107.7 community of renewed planning for a 248-unit residential project in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says an initial environmental report has been issued for the Alta Mira housing development… The San Bernardino County Land Use Department has released the Initial Study Environmental Checklist

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CHP DUI CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint tomorrow, Saturday, August 16, from 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. in the Joshua Tree area. Drug Recognition Experts will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand held

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YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT TONIGHT

And this reminder, the Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint tonight, Friday, August 15, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

FINAL YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT

Tomorrow night’s Yucca Valley summer concert will be the final of this 20th season. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to enjoy the sounds of the New Sensations Band… Join M.C. Pat Michaels of Z107.7 at the final concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival, which will feature the New

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A LAST-MINUTE FILING FOR HOSPITAL BOARD

A last-minute filing will see one more name on the ballot for Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital District Board of Directors. Paul Hoffman and Marge Doyle will be joined by Dan McLure, who filed Wednesday afternoon. Appointed incumbent Joseph Sullivan, is running unopposed for the short-term seat.

DESERT INSTITUTE TO OFFER NATURAL SCIENCES COURSES

The Desert Institute is offering fascinating classes about our Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to sign up for classes in Natural Sciences… Discover the vast selection of natural species in Joshua Tree National Park. Five courses—including topics on snakes and insects of the desert, lichen

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BLM, MARINE CORPS, OFF-ROADERS TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY USE TOMORROW

This reminder, representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. All interested groups, organizations and members of

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FREE FAMILY FUN DAY IN PARADISE PARK TOMORROW

Some free family fun is being offered by Yucca Valley recreation tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones invites you to Paradise Park.. It’s back to school time, and the Town of Yucca Valley is holding a family fun day tomorrow to get kids and parents in the mood. The event will include

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SUICIDE SURVIVORS GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

A “Survivors of Suicide” Grief Support Group meets every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Morongo Basin Office located at 61675 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree. Nancy Goudie, a psychiatric nurse, has offered to conduct this group at no cost to the members of the community.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, August

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NO DINNER TONIGHT, BREAKFAST SUNDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will not be serving a dinner tonight. Sunday breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

LOCAL CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD IS OVER, WE HAVE THE FULL LIST

The deadlines for candidate filings in local races have brought a few late comers to our ballots. Six candidates are vying for the three seats up for grabs on Twentynine Palms City Council. Standing for re-election are incumbents Dan Mintz and Jim Harrris, with challengers Bill Easter, McArthur Wright, John

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD SEES LIGHT AT THE END OF THE SEWER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors has been anxiously awaiting to hear when their waste water project’s assessment report will be heard by the State Water Quality Control Board for its approval, and to hear what interest rate the water district will receive for the $146 million project. Managing

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