400K PATRIOT MOTORCYCLE RIDE SET FOR NEXT MONTH

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Managing editor Tami

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BASIN-WIDE BREAKFAST THURSDAY HEARS ABOUT HOMELESS OUTREACH

The Basin Wide Foundation invites you to breakfast, Thursday, July 3, at the Helen Gray Center at the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree at 7:00 a.m. Sheriff’s Deputy Jones will give a presentation on the Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement (HOPE) program. HOPE was implemented by Law Enforcement for

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEARCHES FOR MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for a Twentynine Palms woman who was last seen in the area Saturday. About 7 a.m. Saturday, Erin Corwin, 20, told her husband she was going to look for hiking trails in Joshua Tree National Park that she could hike with her mother when her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE AND WIFE ACCUSED OF NEGLECTING THEIR FIVE CHILDREN

A Marine and his wife were arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of neglecting their five children. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, military police called deputies about 1:30 p.m. to investigate a case of child neglect in the 8100 block of Delta Street on board the Combat Center. Millard said deputies

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TWENTYNINE MAN ACCUSED OF SLAMMING HIS WIFE’S HEAD INTO A WALL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday afternoon, after his wife said he slammed her head into a wall during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2:30 p.m., Brian Simon, 28, of the 73900 block of Two Mile Road, was arguing with his wife when he grabbed her

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Z107.7’S TAMI ROLEFF ON HAND FOR MULTI-AGENCY WILD FIRE TRAINING

Fighting a wildfire is very different than fighting a house fire. And fortunately for us, wild land fires are not as common as house fires. However, that means that our fire fighters have to train to fight wild land fires so they keep their skills sharp. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MINIMUM WAGE GOES UP ANOTHER DOLLAR AN HOUR STARTING TOMORROW

California’s low-end workers will all see bumps in their next paychecks as the first increase in the state’s minimum wage in six years takes effect tomorrow. The increase, to $9 per hour from $8 per hour, officially becomes the state standard Tuesday. It will go to $10 per hour Jan.

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4TH OF JULY ACTIVITIES AND FIREWORKS AT LUCKIE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The City of Twentynine Palms will once again host an Independence Day Celebration. Come out to Luckie Park for this free family-friendly event on Friday, July 4th, beginning at 5 p.m. Celebrate our country’s freedom with Z107.7 FM, food, retail vendors, kid’s games and activities, ice cold beer, and good

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AUDTIONS TONIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The area’s best performers are being sought for a fast-paced, upcoming murder mystery comedy at Theatre 29. Reporter Diana Jones has details for tonight’s auditions…

Auditions will be held tonight for “The 39 Steps” at Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms. Needed are a male, 20 to 40 years old; a

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“A DOLLS HOUSE” RUNNING THROUGH JULY 19

Regular tickets are available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 season, the classic “A Doll’s House”, a gripping drama from a true master, Henrik Ibsen. “A Doll’s House” is now running weekends through July 19. Performances will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights (except July

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PUPPET SHOW AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Next on deck at the Joshua Tree Library Summer Reading Program is a puppet show. Reporter Dan Stork says an “arghh-uably” good time is promised…

The Joshua Tree Library will host a free family summer reading program performance Tuesday July 1 at 1:00 p.m. when puppeteer Franklin Haynes brings his

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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 pm at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and

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NINE-WEEK SEMINAR STARTS WEDNESDAY AT ST. JOSEPH’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

“Mind, Heart, Soul and Just Plain GUTS” is the title of the Rev. Dr. Lou Gerhardt’s nine-week seminar beginning July 3, at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church. The free sessions will be held at 10 a.m. Thursdays at the church, which is at the corner of Onaga and Church

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE DIES IN AFGHANISTAN COMBAT

The military and civilian communities of the Morongo Basin mourn the loss of a Twentynine Palms Marine. The Department of Defense announced yesterday the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died June 25 while conducting combat operations

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VANDALISM IN OLD TOWN YUCCA VALLEY

Vandals have been making their obscene marks on the Old Town area of Yucca Valley business district, popular with visitors. Over the weekend, in two separate attacks, they targeted the east facing wall of Ma Rouge coffee house, Past Times Antiques, and Hoof and Horn at Pioneertown Road and the

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BATS IN OUR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK THIS SUMMER

The warm weather and cool nights bring out a familiar desert sight. Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp says keep your eye out for bats…

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park during the warmer months, keep an eye out for the only flying mammal in the world: the bat.

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LOW-COST DOG VACCINES, MICROCHIPS, SPAY AND NEUTER LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July 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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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE” AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

The riveting classic drama, “A Doll’s House,” continues its run at Theatre 29 this weekend, including a matinee this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how get tickets…

Regular tickets are now available for the fourth production of the Theatre 29 2014 season, the classic “A Doll’s House,” a gripping

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, June 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Bring telescopes or binoculars, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory

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NEW MOON DRUM CIRCLE THIS MONDAY NIGHT

A new moon drum circle will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 30. Facilitated by Sam Sloneker, the drum circle will be held on the patio of the sanctuary at Joshua Tree Retreat Center. Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, and tambourines. The drum circle is free,

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