MORONGO BASIN MAC CALLS FOR CITIZEN INPUT

Commercial solar energy development was an inescapable subject at the July meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council yesterday. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it came up in discussions of Land Use Services, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and a proposed scenic highway designation… San Bernardino County Planning

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THREE PLEAD GUILTY IN DEFRAUDING LOCAL INDIAN TRIBE

A former college professor and presidential advisor was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for defrauding the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the tribe announced last Friday. David Heslop, 76, a former Claremont College professor and advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, pleaded guilty to

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A 25-YEAR TRADITION: THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

For the past 25 years, Z107.7 Radio has aired a serious message that commemorates a tragedy. If we can keep just one more drunk driving tragedy from occurring, it will all have been worth it. Here is Patricia Fowler… This is Patricia Fowler, again, speaking to you about the consequences

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TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Two people are dead and two critically injured from a high-speed crash following an armed robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims called back shortly before

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE DUPLEX

A vacant duplex in Joshua Tree was completely destroyed in a fire early this morning. About 2:40 a.m., firefighters arrived at the scene at El Reposo Street and Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree to find the 1000-square-foot building fully involved in flames. The fire was reported by a neighbor.

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MAN WALKS AWAY WITH SCRATCH AFTER ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS

A man walked away with just a scratch after his car rolled over Saturday afternoon in Landers. About 5:30, the unidentified driver was traveling on Old Woman Springs Road near Napa when the car drifted off the edge of the road and rolled over into the desert. Bystanders helped the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TALKS ABOUT RENEWABLE ENERGY TODAY

Renewable energy issues dominate the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council today. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

In the featured informational presentation at the July 14 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Planning Commissioner Paul Smith will discuss the review process for solar development applications and

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SEARCH FOR ERIN CORWIN CONTINUES

Specialized investigators, along with Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers, continue the search today for Erin Corwin, 19, the pregnant wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, who hasn’t been seen since June 28. The County Sheriff’s Department said the search has covered more than 200 square miles of remote desert. The

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TWO DEAD, TWO INJURED, IN HIGH-SPEED ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ROBBERY SATURDAY

Two men are dead and two people are critically injured from a high-speed crash following a robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims

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LOOKING FOR BATS

They’re somewhere between creepy and cool, and their nighttime wanderings lend them an air of mystery. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can see bats in the National Park…

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

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WATCH OUT FOR SWEEPSTAKES SCAM

Winning a large sweepstakes prize is a dream come true for many people. However, that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if the win notification was actually a sweepstakes scam. One Yucca Valley resident fell victim to fraud this week. The woman was contacted by phone by someone who

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29 PALMS INN TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS

The 29 Palms Inn Restaurant will be closed for renovations beginning Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 25. The inn will remain open for hotel guests, as will the oasis area and pool. The Inn will continue to offer continental breakfast and box lunches, as well as complimentary picnic dinners

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CANDIDATE FILING STARTS MONDAY

The period for filing to be a candidate for public office in the November 14 election opens July 14 and closes August 8. If no incumbent of a specific public agency has filed by August 8, the filing period for that office extends to August 15. Candidates can file online,

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ROAD WORK IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEK

Construction is set to begin Monday for the Safe Route to School Project on Sage Avenue between Onaga Trail and Highway 62. The project includes curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on the west side of Sage Avenue from the Yucca Valley High School to the highway; on the east side of

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BIG PAPA AND THE TCB IN YUCCA VALLEY

Saturday is the first night of the Yucca Valley summer concert series. The six-week concert series will feature a variety of music. Reporter Taylor Thacker says Saturday’s concert will feature a popular swing group…

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival kicks off on July 12th, with an exciting

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CHP REPORTS HOLIDAY WEEKEND ACTIVITY

The California Highway Patrol held a maximum enforcement period over the July 4 holiday weekend, focusing on speeding violations, seatbelt use, and drunk drivers. During the four-day period of July 3 through July 6, CHP Officer Joan Griffin said the Morongo Basin CHP made five arrests for driving under the

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SPANKSHAFT AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

Spankshaft, a local Joshua Tree band, will hold the first of its two concerts at Tortoise Rock casino tonight, Saturday, July 12. Spankshaft is a six-piece pop-ska-punk band that has won several local band concerts. The free concert will be held outside the casino and is set to start at

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RADIO STORY LED TO MISSING WOMAN’S CAR

A Twentynine Palms Water District employee—who heard coverage of the disappearance of a Twentynine Palms woman on Z107.7—is believed to be responsible for finding Erin Corwin’s missing car. Corwin left home on Saturday, June 28, telling her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park to scope out locations

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SAFETY FIRST IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Due to excessive heat and drier-than-normal conditions, the risk of fires is high in the Morongo Basin. Joshua Tree National Park officials remind visitors that campfires are only allowed in designated campsites with fire rings. Smokers should only smoke on paved surfaces or in a vehicle, and should never throw

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BREAKING NEWS IN CASE OF MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Z107.7 News has learned that investigators have developed key information in the case of the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was reported missing Sunday morning, June 29. A source close to the Sheriff’s investigation revealed that Corwin, who is three months pregnant, had apparently been having an affair

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