CHP OFFERING START SMART DRIVING CLASS FOR TEEN DRIVERS

The local CHP is offering teen drivers a free “Start Smart” driving class. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up for a class this coming Wednesday…

Drivers between 16 and 19 years old are three times more likely to get into a fatal accident than those between 30

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CHP TO CONDUCT DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT SUNDAY

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Saturday, July 20. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed area in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County sometime between the hours 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment,

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MOUNTAIN FIRE NOW AT 23,000 ACRES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS

Day four of the nearby Mountain Fire sees firefighters making great progress in rocky terrain and high temperatures. Two C-130 aircraft Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System, have been deployed by the 146th Air wing of the California National Guard. As weather conditions continue to change the fire remains active on

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS CALL FOR BLITZ OPPOSING COMMERCIAL SOLAR

The Morongo Basin Conservation Association is calling for a blitz of pleas to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on or before July 23, to urge extension of a moratorium on commercial solar energy development projects. Dan Stork has the background…

A public hearing before the County Board of

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD RETAINS GENERAL MANAGER, APPROVES BUDGET

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and says they approved of both their General Manager and the budget…… Morongo Valley Community Services District General Manager Rick Lebel stays on for another year. That came out of last night’s meeting of

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MOUNTAIN FIRE THREATENS IDYLLWILD, NOW ALMOST 20,000 ACRES

The Mountain Fire, bringing thick smoke into the Morongo Basin at times, was at almost 23,000 acres as of this morning and is 15 percent contained. Rapid movement of the fire has prompted an evacuation order of Idyllwild, Trails End, and Fern Valley. More than 4,100 residences and 100 commercial

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS PART 3: COURTS, RETAIL AND MENTAL HEALTH

In the final installment on the meeting of Supervisor James Ramos with local media on Monday, reporter Dan Stork reports on responses to questions about court services, retail development guidelines, and mental health services… When asked about the future of local court services, Ramos said he has been working with

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SAVE THE DATE FOR SKY’S THE LIMIT

Save Saturday, September 21, for Stairway to the Stars—a festive fundraiser for Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center. The elegant evening event will be held at Vista del Sol, the brand new Community Center of Lincoln Housing off Desert Knoll and Joe Davis Road. Guests will enjoy live music,

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FREE YOUTH THEATRE WORKSHOP OFFERED AT THEATRE 29

Sign-ups are still being taken for a youth theater workshop being offered at Theatre 29. Special correspondent Les Taylor has details… Hey kids, you wanna be in a show but don’t know what this auditioning thing is all about? No problem, as Theatre 29 has announced a cool new youth

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS WITH BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting includes a public hearing… Following a closed session performance evaluation of the general manager, the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a public hearing for adoption of the annual budget

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NEARBY MOUNTAIN FIRE RAGES, SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN AFFECT

A nearby fire continues to rage today and a smoke advisory remains in affect here in our Morongo Basin. Over 2,200 firefighters continue to battle the Mountain fire that started just west of Highway 243 near Mountain Center Monday afternoon. As of this morning, the U.S. Forest Service says the

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COFFEE WITH RAMOS 2 OF 3, REGIONAL MACs, DISCRETIONARY FUNDS

Following “Coffee with the Supervisor” Monday morning, during which members of the public presented Supervisor James Ramos with individual concerns, local media had their own time slot in which to ask questions. In this second of three-part report, Dan Stork says that reporters used the opportunity to probe Ramos in

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SMOKE ADVISORY ISSUED LOCALLY FROM FIRE NEAR IDYLLWILD

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has issued a Smoke Advisory for Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley and surrounding communities. The smoke blanketing the Morongo Basin is from a fire near Idyllwild. The fire was first reported about 1:30 Monday afternoon and was up to 8,000 acres as of noon

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A THANK YOU ON THIS 24TH BIRTHDAY OF Z1077 RADIO

Today is the 24th anniversary of Z107.7 radio signing on to the air. It was July 15, 1989, at 7 seconds after 1:07 pm that we flipped the switch and began transmitting to the communities of the Morongo Basin. In that time, we have seen not only tremendous changes to

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SHERIFF WARNS OF NEW LOCAL IDENTITY THEFT PHONE SCAM

A new local identity theft scam has local law enforcement concerned and they want to warn Morongo Basin residents. With this important tip, here is Sheriff’s service specialist Anita Baker… Recently, the Sheriff’s Department has responded to several reports of harassing phone calls and identity theft. The caller is telling

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, July 15th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TOMORROW FEATURES MIKE SULLIVAN BAND

The Yucca Valley Summer Concert series continues tomorrow evening. Reporter Dan Stork invites to enjoy the Saturday evening with the Mike Sullivan Band…

The Yucca Valley Summer Music Festival continues this week with the Mike Sullivan Band. Sullivan fronts a group — appearing in Yucca Valley as a trio —

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AN INVITATION TO HAVE COFFEE WITH SUPERVISOR RAMOS MONDAY

Do you have something you’d like to say to County Supervisor Ramos. Dan Stork says, you can do it over coffee on Monday…

Supervisor Ramos will hold the first of his “Coffee with the Supervisor” public events at his Joshua Tree District Office on Monday, July 15th. This event will

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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION HAPPENS HERE THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of the month 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,

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BASIN-WIDE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Basin Wide Foundation invites you to our next breakfast tomorrow morning at Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. Cost is $9 per person. Please RSVP and let them know if you are bringing a guest, including their name

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