CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Former Yucca Valley mayor, California State Assemblyman, and current U.S. Congressman Paul Cook, will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close show tomorrow at 10 a.m. Cook will talk about his experiences so far in Washington, D.C., what he hopes to accomplish, and listen to your concerns. Congressman Paul

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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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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS EXAMINE THEIR OWN COMPENSATION

Responding to criticism about the cost of its salary and benefits, the Yucca Valley Town Council took a close look at its compensation at its meeting last night. Managing editor Tami Roleff says while the Council as a whole agreed not to change its compensation, one council member is having

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO HOST “SCRAMBLE” GOLF TOURNAMENT

Some golfing fun for good cause is being planned for one month from today. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz gets out his putter… Golfers, hold the date Friday, September 6, for the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s Scramble for Charity Golf Tournament. It’s traditional golf at Mission Lakes

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HOT AUGUST NIGHTS CAR AND TRACTOR SHOW AT YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE

It’s Hot August Elks Car and Tractor Show at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge Saturday night (August 10). The event goes from 4 to 8 p.m. Sign up for the horseshoe tournament before 4:30; the first bracket will start at 5. Entry fees for the car and tractor show are

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution tomorrow from 3 p.m. until they run out of food. The free distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District has called a special meeting for tomorrow afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, August 7, starting at 5 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, directors will be asked to consider

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AT NEW JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The new Joshua Tree Elementary School will be graced by the presence of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork has the agenda for the August 6 regular meeting… At a 6 p.m. closed session, the MUSD Board of Education will confer with legal counsel on

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us what items for decision will be in front of the Council… The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda, the Council will be asked to approve the

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LOBOS FOOTBALL LOOKING FOR A CHEER COACH

The Yucca Valley Lobos youth tackle football and cheer program is in need of a coach for the Micros cheer squad of 9- and 10-year-olds. If interested please contact Mayra Castricone, at 951-233-1920.

TRADITIONAL PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE LOOKING FOR EXTREME GOLFERS

A long-time Morongo Basin tradition, the Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge, continues this September. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us how to sign up for the ultimate in extreme golf… The tradition of extreme golf for charity continues this September with the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, in the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but Morongo Basin residents can view the meeting via live remote at the county government building in Joshua Tree, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway. Of interest to local

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THEATRE 29 OPENING OF “SPAMALOT” TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

The hilarious Musical “Spamalot” is under rehearsal at Theatre 29 for a five-week run opening August 23. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the opening night gala will benefit Reach-Out Morongo Basin… The opening night gala for Theatre 29′s next production, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” directed by Kathryn Ferguson, is sponsored by

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ONE IN CUSTODY, ONE SOUGHT, AFTER YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

Police have arrested one man and are searching for another after a third man was shot in Yucca Valley Saturday evening. According to Sheriff’s Corporal Steve Everhart, Adam Webster was at his mother’s home in the 1600 block of Deer Trail in Yucca Valley when two men drove up in

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COOK VETERANS’ BILLS PASS COMMITTEE

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) today had two bills pass out of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs by unanimous votes. The bills will be considered on the floor of the House after summer recess. “Prioritizing Urgent Claims for Veterans Act” requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to give priority

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ROUTE 62 ROADWORK

CalTrans is continuing its repaving of Highway 62 this week, from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms, and in a new project, east of Twentynine Palms. Through next Friday, August 9, workers will be grinding, paving, and restriping the highway in unspecified locations between Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The same

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MONSOON SEASON

Although we’ve experienced a little bit of rain in July this year, August is the more usual time for summer cloudbursts. Ranger Pam Tripp welcomes the monsoons… The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua

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ROUTE 62 ROADWORK

CalTrans is continuing its repaving of Highway 62 this week, from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms, and in a new project, east of Twentynine Palms. Through next Friday, August 9, workers will be grinding, paving, and restriping the highway in unspecified locations between Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. The same

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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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