SCHOOL DISTRICT, TEACHERS, AT AN IMPASSE IN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Local teachers have reached an impasse in their contract with the Morongo Unified School District. Reporter David Haldane says a statement from the district outlines the two side’s positions… Contract negotiations between the Morongo Unified School District and the union representing its teachers have ended in an apparent impasse, according

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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE TO FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

A Victorville man was arrested in the Landers area late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later

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SMALL CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters put out a small car fire Sunday evening. Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said a Chevy Impala’s engine caught fire about 5:45 p.m. as the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 at Livingston Drive. Murphy said the fire was contained to the engine compartment, and the fire

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SEX TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PUT THE CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The recent bust of three Twentynine Palms residents for human sex trafficking and pimping, has brought human trafficking in the spotlight. California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2015, the hotline

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DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BLACK ROCK CONTINUATION SCHOOL GETS SUNDANCE AWARD

A documentary about students at a Yucca Valley alternative high school was named the winner Saturday of the Special Jury Award for Vérité Filmmaking at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Directors Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe focus their film on the problems of three students at Black Rock

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SKY’S THE LIMIT OBSERVATORY THE VICTIM OF HI-TECH THEFT

Volunteers arrived at the Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms this weekend to discover the theft of facility’s complete photovoltaic system. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more … The stolen system was the only source of power for the non-profit organization’s automated telescopes, computers, and Observatory dome.

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KING OF THE HAMMER FEATURES QUALIFIER TOMORROW, HAMMERTOWN OPEN

The 10th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road racers against the most extreme terrain in Johnson Valley. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people are expected to fill Hammertown, the temporary village out in the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. Admission to

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EDISON PLANS TO CLOSE YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE

Southern California Edison has announced it is planning on closing their Yucca Valley office. Reporter David Haldane says it is not too late to protest that decision… If you’re used to paying your electric bill in person, you may have to change your routine. Southern California Edison says its closing

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HI-DESERT ROCKHOUNDS MEET WEDNESDAY

Have you found an interesting rock but don’t know what it is? Bring it to the High Desert Rockhounds meeting on Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Church, 56312 Onaga Trail in Yucca Valley. The program this month is Opal Fever.

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE JULIANNA MELVIN

The 2016 Miss Yucca Valley is this Saturday evening at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. All this week Z107.7 will be introducing you to the candidates. Today we meet Julianna Melvin… Who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what did you learn from her? My prominent woman that I interviewed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat boys’ varsity basketball team traveled to Desert Hot Springs to take on the Eagles. The Wildcats came away with a victory in an exciting fourth quarter. The 70-66 win over the Eagles increases the boys’ record to 17-4 on the season and 7-1 in league. Coach

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, February 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, February 1, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Members will be showing and voting on

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USE ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO AVOID LINES

Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 1.5 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so do the entrance stations and visitor centers. These busier times create long lines of cars waiting to enter the park, especially at the

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LOCAL BUSINESSES OFF LIMITS TO MARINES

Several businesses in Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and in the Coachella Valley are off limits to Marines. Local businesses include the Adobe Smoke Shop and STC Smoke Shop, both on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, and in Yucca Valley, Yucca Tobacco Mart and Puff’s Tobacco, on 29 Palms Highway. Off-limits

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VICTORVILLE MAN ARRESTED IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM HESPERIA

A Victorville man was arrested in Landers late Thursday night following a high-speed chase that originated in Hesperia. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop at 11:39 p.m. in the area of Eucalyptus Street and I Avenue in Hesperia. The driver, later identified as

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FIRST RACE STARTS SUNDAY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

The 10th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road racers against the most extreme terrain in Johnson Valley. Between 25,000 and 35,000 people are expected to fill Hammertown, the temporary village out in the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. A mandatory

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” OPENED AT THEATRE 29

“The Sunshine Boys” by Neil Simon follows the story of Lewis and Clark, a former vaudevillian duo who reunite for a TV special. Directed by Eddie Tucker, the comedy features award-winning actor Kurt Schauppner as Willie Clark, a stubborn, sarcastic old wise cracker who blames his partner Al Lewis for

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REPUBLICANS OFFER ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

The winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Morongo Basin Republicans can win hundreds of dollars toward a college scholarship. The essay topic is “What the U.S. Constitution Means to Me” and should reflect the applicant’s knowledge of the Constitution. The winning essay will win $300. and the opportunity

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EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance to succeed. Early Identification and Intervention Services, promotes policies and programs to prepare others to recognize and respond sooner to children’s

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