78TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS SUCCESSFUL FOR COMMUNITY AND CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held an after-event meeting this week to discuss what went right and what went wrong with the recent 78th annual Pioneer Days event. Pioneer Days is a longtime October tradition event celebrating the rich mining, ranching, and military history of the Twentynine Palms areas.

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CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT YESTERDAY

The former Twentynine Palms Marine who is suspected of killing Erin Corwin and dumping her body down a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, made a brief appearance in Joshua Tree court yesterday morning. During the early disposition hearing, Christopher Lee’s lawyer advised the court he was still receiving discovery

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MARINES HELP CLEAN OUT HOME OF JOSHUA TREE FLOOD VICTIM

Following September’s flash flood that inundated homes with up to two feet of mud in South Joshua Tree, residents begged the county for help. After touring the devastated area, Supervisor James Ramos told his staff to be creative in finding help for those who needed it. Field Representative Mike Lipsitz

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,

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FIGHT INVASIVE PLANTS

The alien forces have landed, and threaten to take over, silently. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can help repel the botanic invaders…

Joshua Tree National Park is being invaded! Some of the ornamental plants growing in our communities won’t stay where they are planted and will frequently spread into the

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OKTOBERFEST TODAY

The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with their “Kalifornia Krauts” performance. The master of ceremonies is Z107.7’s Pat Michaels, and Burgermeister is Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls, who will lead the

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24 LOCAL CANDIDATES TO BE AT POLITICAL POP-UP TOMORROW

Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; 24 local candidates have now confirmed they will be in attendance. The free event is designed to give residents a chance to talk with the candidates prior to the

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22 LOCAL CANDIDATES CONFIRM FOR Z107.7 POLITICAL POP-UP SATURDAY

Come meet the local non-partisan candidates for Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to

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SUBSTANTIAL FEE HIKES PROPOSED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Less than a month after a new superintendent took over at Joshua Tree National Park, the Park proposes to substantially increase its user fees, in some cases more than doubling them. The proposed fees for a 7-day pass for vehicles would increase from $15 to $25; hikers and bicyclers would

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FILLING A HOME WITH GAS WITH CHILDREN INSIDE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning accused of endangering a one-year-old child. According to a Sheriff’s report, a family member found Stephen Tumlinson, 46, of the 6000 block of Chia Avenue, passed out Thursday night with the stove burners turned on to let gas fill the home. Friday

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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CALIFORNIA DESERT PROTECTION ACT

The 20th anniversary of the transition of Joshua Tree National Monument to a National Park is coming up soon. Ranger Pam Tripp says that was just part of the Desert Protection Act…

“Lands in the California desert shall be included within the National Park System and the National Wilderness Preservation

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VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY

The deadline to register to vote for the November election is Monday, October 20. Register online at sbcountyelections.com, or pick up registration forms at the post office, city or town clerk’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Public Health or Transitional Assistance Department in Yucca Valley

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Z107.7 NEWS MAKES ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICES

With some 33 candidates running for 15 open seats on local councils and boards, today, Z107.7 News makes our endorsements. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, not just the news director. For Congress there was no question, local resident Paul Cook has done an exemplary

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FAMILY OF WOMAN KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS RAISING BURIAL FUNDS

The family of a woman killed in Twentynine Palms is trying to raise funds. Agnes Quitano, 19, who graduated from High School in Guam in 2013, was six months pregnant when she was killed in Twentynine Palms Thursday evening, October 9. The fetus also did not survive. “We lost them

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HAY TRUCK TIPS IN YUCCA VALLEY, ONE INJURED

A Joshua Tree man sitting at a stop sign in Yucca Valley was in the wrong place at the wrong time yesterday, when a trailer full of hay fell on his van and sent him to the hospital. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Adrian Garcia, Kenneth Sanderson, 58, newly arrived from

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Z107.7’S MAYES VERSUS HARGROVE DEBATE NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

The only debate in the race for 42nd State Assembly District is now available as a podcast. The October 10 face-off on the Z107.7 “Up Close Show” was the only debate of the race between Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley and Karalee Hargrove of Twentynine Palms. During the on-air debate,

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A SERIES OF SMALL EARTHQUAKES RATTLE THE DESERT REGION

A series of small earthquakes rattled our desert region over the weekend. The US Geological Survey reports two rumbled nearby Saturday; a magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck about 10 miles northwest of Desert Hot Springs at 2:02 p.m., and a 2.9 near Anza just before noon. Then Sunday, a magnitude 3.3

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