BROKEN POWER LINE CAUSES POWER OUTAGE ON THE MESA

A power line on the mesa broke yesterday evening, causing a power outage for eight to 10 hours from Yucca Valley to Pioneertown. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, the line broke on Alta Avenue, north of Aberdeen Drive, about 5:30 p.m. About five or six small fires were

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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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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW MOVIE UNDER THE STARS SATURDAY

A Classic 50’s Comedy, shot mostly here in our Morongo Basin, will be shown this Saturday Night in Landers. Assignment Reporter Cara Conway invites you to see…… Stanley Kramer’s 1963 comedy film, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” will be playing Saturday, July 26, at the Morongo Basin Historical

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Z107.7 RADIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS—AND YOU’RE INVITED

On July 15, 2014, KCDZ-FM radio, or Z107.7 FM, will celebrate an amazing 25 years of uninterrupted service. Since seven seconds after 1:07 p.m. July 15, 1989, Z107.7 has been continuously operating and has been an intrinsic part of the incredible changes, challenges, and progress in our beautiful, remarkable, and

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET JUNE 13

This month’s California Retired Teachers’ Association meeting will be a pot luck held Friday, June 13, at 11:00 a.m., at Desert Willow Ranch in Pioneertown. Members will enjoy Western-themed entertainment and are invited to wear their boots and cowboy hats. There will be no fee, but please call Sherry Craft

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WE COULD GET A METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT TONGHT

One of the best meteor showers of 2014 may potentially be on tap for this weekend. The Camelopardalids will appear to originate near the constellation Camelopardalis, about 10 degrees from the North Star. Managing editor Tami Roleff will be out with her camera, taking photos, and tells you where you

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EVENING AT THE RUIN RAISES $3500 FOR REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN

More than 90 people attended Reach Out Morongo Basin’s fund-raising dinner and auction, “An Evening at the Ruin” in Pioneertown Saturday evening. More than $3500 was raised to support Reach Out’s programs for the Morongo Basin’s seniors and disabled residents.

PIONEERTOWN RESIDENTS HEAR COUNTY WATER PLAN

Pioneertown area homeowners met with the County to talk about solutions for their unpotable water supply. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Pioneertown Property Owners Association, residents heard from project engineer Jim Oravetz from County Special Districts Water. He offered the

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REACH OUT INVITES SUPPORTERS TO AN EVENING AT THE RUIN

Reach-Out Morongo Basin has scheduled a very unique experience to help with their valuable Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to attend, “An Evening at the Ruin”…

A dinner fundraiser to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, “An Evening at The Ruin,” will be held Saturday

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MAN EJECTED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN PIONEERTOWN THURSDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley fire fighters said just after 9 p.m. Thursday night, a car missed a curve in the 5100 block of Pioneertown Road and drove off into the desert, rolling over several times. The driver was ejected during the roll-over. He was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs with

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MARINE K-9s JOIN “WOOF WALK” BENEFIT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY

The Marine K-9 Corps has been added to Saturday’s (April 12) Woof Walk at Pappy and Harriet’s, and will show off their skills. The Woof Walk is from 10 to 2 with a dog walk, blessing of the animals, auction, food, music, pet demonstrations, and vendor booths. Trophies will be

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PIONEERTOWN WESTERN RE-ENACTMENTS OPEN SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Two tourist-favorite local old-western reenactment groups will return to Pioneertown with their popular free shows starting this weekend. The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show thunders into Pioneertown with their season-opener Saturday.

Gents Back row: Bob Stadum, Nick Reiner, Jim Wharff, Philip Bonafede and Bud Hurn. Front: Greg Herring,

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PAPPY ANDS HARRIETS OPEN MIC NIGHT TONIGHT

Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown is a local and regional treasure bringing local and visitors back for unique atmosphere and great music. ROP Broadcast Student Brendan Nguyen says open mic night is tonight….

Blessed with local townsfolk of good cheer and feel good vibes is Pappy and Harriet’s. The desert’s

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR HUMANE SOCIETY WOOF-WALK

Vendors are needed for the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s third annual Woof Walk and Fair. The fundraising event will include a dog walk, blessing of the animals, auction, food, music, pet demonstrations, and vendor booths. The Woof Walk is set for Saturday, April 12, at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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HELP CLEAN-UP PIPES CANYON THIS SATURDAY

Save Our Desert will host a cleanup day in the Pipes Canyon Area this coming Saturday, November 16. Participants will meet at the corner of Highway 247 and Pipes Canyon Road, and disperse to several areas to clean up roadsides and open space area in the vicinity of Black Lava

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NEW, BASIN-WIDE MUNCIPAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met for the first time last night. About two dozen members of the public turned out to weigh in on a handful of topics relevant to the County Board of Supervisors. The eight neophyte MAC members listened intensely to public comments on a proposed

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ART TOURS VISITOR WINS NEW LINN GUITAR

One visitor’s experience points out the great local benefits of the Highway 62 art tours, held the past few weekends. In this case, Karan Flohra of Cypress attended the second weekend of the Highway 62 Art Tours with her aunt Julee Gilleland…

ArtFX and furnishings in Yucca valley was

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SAFETY TIPS ABOUT HEATING AS THE WEATHER TURNS COLDER

As the blustery storm brings in the cold weather, many of us will be looking for extra heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department is offering seasonal safety tips… Fall often brings the need extra heat from a fireplace or space heater. Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS 2ND WEEKEND, EVENTS IN JOSHUA TREE AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios. This final weekend, October 26 and 27, features Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. In addition, there’ll

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