7TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF MORONGO” THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

The 7th annual “Taste of Morongo” will be this Saturday evening. Reporter Taylor Thacker gets out her utensils… Joshua Tree Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Taste of Morongo on Saturday, September 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event takes place at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR, COUNTY OFFICIAL, HURT IN PLANE CRASH

A former Twentynine Palms Mayor and San Bernardino County official has been badly injured in a freak plane crash in San Diego County. Jim Bagley is at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido with fractured vertebrae and for pain management. Bagley told Z107.7 News he was working as a tow pilot

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

A statue unveiling, Redevelopment Agency fallout, City Manager evaluation, and a request for fee waivers all figure on the Twentynine Palms City Council agenda for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the order of events… The Twentynine Palms City Council will gather at 5 p.m. at Theatre 29 on Sullivan Road,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ARRESTED FOR CHILD CRUELTY

A Twentynine Palms mother and her roommate were arrested Saturday morning for investigation of child cruelty. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman, identified as Jennifer Landers, 28, brought her 2-year-old son to her parents’ home in Pioneertown Saturday morning. The boy’s grandparent noticed that the toddler had large bruises

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MORONGO BASIN MAC REQUESTS EXTENSION FOR ALTA MIRA PROJECT COMMENTS

Developers are eyeing San Bernardino County for large-scale solar projects that will scrape the desert bare and place huge transmission towers across the desert wilderness. At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC passed a resolution asking the County Board of Supervisors to establish guidelines

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team is a group of volunteers that for the last eight years have been consistently cleaning up well traveled areas of Joshua Tree on the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesday of the month. The next regular clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow,

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HIKERS FIND BODY IN DESERT IN JOSHUA TREE

Hikers found a body in the desert in Joshua Tree late Saturday morning. About 9:30, hikers were walking near Rice Road, directly across from the Hi-Desert Medical Center, when they came across a body. Engineer Brooks from the County fire station in Joshua Tree said the body, which had been

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, WATER DISTRICT, TO HOLD JOINT WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board of Directors will hold a joint workshop at 6 p.m. tonight. The City Council and Water Board will discuss an agenda for a subsequent joint meeting. The agenda doesn’t indicate the topic of interest, but the future and financial support of

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS, ALTA MIRA HOUSING DEVELOPERS TO BE IN ATTENDANCE

Membership changes, bullying, representatives from a Joshua Tree residential project, and renewable energy siting are all on the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork has the details…

In the featured informational presentation at the September 8 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, Sheriff’s Captain Dale

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ENTERTAINMENT SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PIONEER DAYS

Entertainers are being sought for this year’s Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Z107.7 entertainment stage. Pioneer Days is a yearly celebration hosted by the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. It will be held from Thursday, October 16, through Sunday, October 19, on the grounds of the scenic and historic Luckie Park,

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MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS NOW IN AFFECT

In July, the State Water Resources Control Board formally adopted emergency regulations as a result of one of the worst droughts in California history. These regulations went into effect on July 28, 2014, and will remain in effect for 270 days. All state water suppliers must enact their own emergency

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

Volunteers are an important part of serving the public at Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp tells about the scope of what the JTNP Association does…

Since 1962, the Joshua Tree National Park Association has been supporting preservation, scientific research and education at Joshua Tree National Park. As the

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TASTE OF MORONGO

The 7th Annual Taste of Morongo will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bell Center on the Copper Mountain College campus. The cost is $20 per person. Participating Restaurants Include: Applebee’s, Bruce’s Place, Gonzo Taco’s, J.T. Saloon, Las Palmas, Louisiana Fish & Chicken,

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SERENITY PATIO AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the East of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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GEOLOGY COURSES OFFERED

There’s an opportunity to learn about the unique geology of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Cara Conway rocks it out…

The natural architecture, scenery, and landscapes in Joshua Tree National Park become more magnificent when explained first hand. Explore the creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape, the history of the

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DRIVING DURING MONSOON SEASON

The Morongo Basin is in the tail end of the monsoon season. And with monsoons, comes the very real threat of flash flooding. When rain threatens, the National Weather Service may issue flood watches or flood warnings. A flood watch means a flood is possible, while

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“THE 39 STEPS” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

There’s lots going on in the Morongo Basin this weekend. Let’s start with the comedy/mystery “The 39 Steps”, which has been convulsing local audiences with laughter, and which continues its run at Theatre 29. A Friday morning check of the website theatre29.org shows many great seats available for tonight’s 7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY FALL OPENING RECEPTION

The 29 Palms Art Gallery opens its fall season with a reception this Sunday, September 7, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive, in Twentynine Palms. Refreshments will be served and admission is free. Featured are three exhibitions: Tony Milici, absurdist reductionist; Jenifer Palmer-Lacy, images from

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UNITY HOME “GRILL AND CHILL” FUNDRAISER

Saturday, September 6, Morongo Basin Unity Home is hosting its first annual “Grill and Chill” fundraiser. Come out to the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club on Sunburst from 4-8 p.m. for food, games, and a special appearance by The Mane Street Stampede. Come watch these gunslingers, enjoy some great food, and

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RECEPTION FOR FOUR ARTISTS AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Four artists will be featured at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation to the reception…..

Four artists will be exhibiting at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Wonder Valley in September. An opening reception is set for Saturday, September 6, from

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