TWENTYNINE PALMS, MORONGO VALLEY MAIL-IN BALLOTS DUE IN MAIL BY AUGUST 21

Voters in Morongo Valley and the Twentynine Palms area have important decisions to make this month, and they have to do it by mail. Dan Stork has the heads-up…

Mail Ballots for the 2013 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election were delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning August 3, 2013. Locally, the Morongo

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CALTRANS PUBLIC MEETING SET ON MORONGO VALLEY HIGHWAY DELINEATORS

The new highway delineators in Morongo Valley have caused a lot of criticism and consternation. Caltrans is holding a public meeting to discuss the project. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Caltrans will host a public information meeting on the emergency restriping and installation of delineators on the highway in Morongo

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing concerns with the fiscal health of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, and the anticipated changes expected as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, prompted assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz to sit down with the Hospital’s CEO Chad Chadwick and CFO Robert Tyk to discuss the future of the Basin’s third

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YUCCA VALLEY MIDGET LOBOS FOOTBALL HAS ROOM FOR PLAYERS

The Yucca Valley Midget Lobos youth tackle football team still has room for players. Both boys and girls can play on the Midgets team, which is comprised of the oldest kids, ages 12, 13, and 14. The players are regulated by weight for safety; 12- and 13-year-olds can’t weigh more

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A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

After Congressman Paul Cook answered callers’ questions on Friday’s Up Close show on Z107.7, we had the opportunity to get his views on some additional issues that impact the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork asked the District 8 Representative to comment on the sequester, renewable energy development, and the Joshua Tree

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS AT WILDLAND FIRES

Fire fighters from several Morongo Basin stations have been sent to help fight fires currently burning in Southern California. Joshua Tree and Morongo Valley fire stations have each sent a brush engine and crew to join the 1,400 fire fighters fighting the Silver fire near Banning, which as of

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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FREE AND REDUCED COST MEALS OFFERED TO LOCAL STUDENTS

The Federal government provides free or reduced-cost meals for eligible students locally. Reporter Dan Stork outlines the eligibility requirements, and how to apply for the program… There are several ways that public school students can qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school. Households that receive Food Stamp, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “STAIRWAY TO THE “STARS”

Sky’s the Limit is gearing up for their major fall fundraiser, “Stairway to the Stars.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets are now on sale for Stairway to the Stars, a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. Guests will enjoy live

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WE CLARIFY A STORY ABOUT A MORONGO VALLEY CSD LAWSUIT

A story that Z107-7 was running about a Morongo Valley lawsuit was pulled two weeks ago after new facts about the case came to light. With a clarification, here is reporter Mike Lipsitz… On July 25, Z107.7 News ran an abbreviated story on a wrongful termination lawsuit in Morongo Valley.

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MAKE PLANS NOW FOR THE TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN

Save the date of September 13; that is when the hugely popular, annual “Taste of Morongo Basin” event is set. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her napkin… Taste what the Morongo Basin has to offer at the Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste of Morongo Basin. Local restaurants will

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSIONS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in both regular and closed sessions tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the College Board’s agenda… The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees convenes in open session tomorrow at 3 p.m. On the action agenda, trustees will consider and likely approve the naming of

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a special workshop meeting at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Directors will learn about and gain perspective on the need to establish designated reserve accounts and then apply their conclusions to the final budget for fiscal year 2013-14. Tomorrow’s meeting is in the

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DOGS, CARS AND HOT WEATHER

A closed car on a hot day is a dangerous place for pets. Managing Editor and passionate dog-lover Tami Roleff warns of the hazards… On a hot day, temperatures inside of a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels. The temperature inside a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes,

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AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR GROVES CABIN THEATRE

Groves Cabin, the intimate theater in Morongo Valley, more than held its own in the Desert Theatre League nominations. Four productions at Groves have 24 nominations among them. “Georgia O’Keeffe” is up for drama awards for Director , Original Writing, and Props and Special Effects for Dolores Becker-Trost, Lead Actor

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AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR GROVES CABIN THEATRE

Groves Cabin, the intimate theater in Morongo Valley, more than held its own in the Desert Theatre League nominations. Four productions at Groves have 24 nominations among them. “Georgia O’Keeffe” is up for drama awards for Director , Original Writing, and Props and Special Effects for Dolores Becker-Trost, Lead Actor

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MORONGO VALLEY’S FIRE RISK RATING IMPROVES; RESIDENTS MAY SEE LOWER INSURANCE BILLS

Morongo Valley did receive some good news this week, and that good news may have an effect on residents’ wallets. The Morongo Valley Fire Department’s risk rating has been upgrade. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what that means… Morongo Valley business and property owners may see a reduction in their insurance

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HIGHWAY DIVIDERS IN MORONGO VALLEY HAVE RESIDENTS IRATE

Lots of people are irate about the new temporary dividers going up in the median in Morongo Valley. This week, CalTrans started putting in temporary flexible traffic posts, or delineators, and painting solid double yellow lines on the pavement, to prevent drivers from making left-hand turns on the highway from

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BALLOTS COME NEXT WEEK FOR MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT ELECTION

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold an election this month to elect three members to its board of directors. Voters should start receiving their ballots next week for the mail-in election. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gives a brief look at each of the candidates running for the board… Next

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVE-AWAY

Every year, Spirit and Truth Worship Center Church has given away school supplies to area children. This year’s give-away be held August 10 from 7 to 10 a.m. In addition to the free school supplies, children can also receive gently used clothing. In previous years, the church has donated more

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