TRAINING SET FOR COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, has a new training academy starting tomorrow, Thursday evening February 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There are eight weekly classes. The final exam, practical, and graduation will be on April 9. All classes will be held at the Senior Center at

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TWO MARINES KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Marines have died in a helicopter crash during a training exercise aboard the Twentynine palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. According to a release from the Base Public Affairs office, a Third Marine Aircraft Wing helicopter crashed at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 23. Both Marines on board the

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOLDS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party tonight. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:45 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The waxing moon will be visible in the early evening. Jupiter and the Milky Way will be visible later in the evening, as

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PUTS OUT CALL FOR ART

The Copper Mountain College Art Program is calling all artists in the Morongo Basin and Palm Springs to join them in their first invitational themed art show, Invention, Reinvention. All types of media are welcomed. The entries will go on display in February in the Ada Hatch Center for public

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HARRISON HOUSE JAZZ PERFORMANCE TONIGHT

Harrison House hosts a jazz collaboration performance tonight. Three artists have combined their talents to create a unique entertainment experience. Michael White is a jazz violinist, composer and QiGong artist. He will perform with jazz vocalist Leisei Chen, a musical prodigy since age 4 and founder of QiArts, bringing movement

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FIRE PLACE SAFETY TIPS

Accidents involving fireplaces are a major cause of preventable home fires. County Fire urges residents to keep safe while they keep warm. Here is reporter Caitlin Logan with some cool weather safety tips to help you stay warm safely… Stay safe while you stay warm! Have your chimneys inspected and

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BREAKING NEWS: SCHOOL BUS DRIVER ARRESTED AND ACCUSED OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A bus driver for the Morongo Unified School District was arrested Thursday evening, accused of possessing child pornography and two acts of child molestation. A search warrant was served at the home of Alex Gomez, 57, of the 4600 block of Mesquite Springs Road in Twentynine Palms, on December 30,

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CARBON MONOXIDE KILLS TWO IN LUCERNE VALLEY

Two men are dead following an exposure to carbon monoxide in a Lucerne Valley home Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, about 10 a.m., a woman brought an unidentified man—who was not breathing—to the Lucerne Valley fire station. Paramedics performed life support, but he was pronounced dead at an

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E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

Do you have an old TV or computer and are wondering how to dispose of those unused or old E-waste items? Dan Stork says that the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club has your answer…

On Saturday, February 7, the Rotary Club will host a free E-waste recycling day from 8 a.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR AVAILABLE MONDAY AFTERNOONS

The mayor of Yucca Valley, George Huntington, will be at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. to meet with residents and discuss their areas of concern, ideas for the community, and to provide updates on activities in the Town. Appointments are not required to meet with

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UNITY HOME OFFERING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING

Unity Home will be offering the state-mandated 40-hour domestic violence training beginning the first week in February. The training is free to the public and will be held at the Helen Grey Center in Joshua Tree. Classes start Wednesday, February 13, and will run every Tuesday and Thursday through March

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LANDERS AREA WATER WILL COME FROM BIGHORN AS OF JULY

On July 1, water coming out of the taps at more than 650 homes in the Landers area will be from Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Yesterday, the Local Area Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved the dissolution of the County’s Special District 70W-1 and annexation of more than 5,700

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AN IDEAL HUSBAND, AN IDEAL SET, AT THEATRE 29

The comedy, “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde continues its run at Theatre 29 through February 7. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how “An Ideal Husband” created its ideal set… Veteran Theater 29 director Butch Pelfry is known for his beautifully designed sets. He came back from a vacation during rehearsals

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MARINE ARRESTED WEDNESDAY FOR SHOOTING, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

A Twentynine Palms Marine who thought it would be fun to go shooting a rifle and shotgun in the desert east of Twentynine Palms shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning was arrested at gunpoint, accused of driving under the influence. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents called 911 when they

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HI-DESERT WATER HEARS ABOUT NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting centered on the hiring of a Sewer treatment plant design and construction manager…. The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors heard a presentation about choosing an engineering firm and construction manager for

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” CO-FOUNDER ON Z107.7 TOMORROW

One of the co-founders of the King of the Hammers off-road race will be the guest on the Z107.7 Up Close Show Friday, January 23. Dave Cole, along with Jeff Knoll, started the rock-crawling and off-road race at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley with a dozen teams in 2007

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Z107.7 NEWS NOMINATED FOR GOLDEN MIKE FOR “BEST NEWS BROADCAST”

Z107.7 News was named a finalist in the Radio-Television News Association’s Golden Mike Awards®, for “Best News Broadcast”. The Golden Mike Awards are Southern California’s most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes® apart from other competitions is the “Golden Mike Standard of Excellence.” Unlike

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL DELAYS ACTION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA INITIATIVE

Faced with the choice of acting immediately to adopt a citizen’s initiative to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the town, setting a date for a special election for the residents to vote on the issue, or delaying their decision for 30 days, the Yucca Valley Town Council voted for delay

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AN ARREST FOR STRONG ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY

We have limited details about a Yucca Valley man who was arrested yesterday, accused of strong arm robbery. About 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, deputies were called to the Flyers Gas Station on the highway in Yucca Valley concerning a man, later identified as Robert Brooks, 38, who was drunk, harassing and

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