MAN MURDERED IN JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY

We have limited information about a man who was murdered in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, paramedics responded to a medical aid call at 3:56 p.m. in the 6700 block of California Avenue where they discovered that Marko Bewersdorff, 46, of Joshua Tree was

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MORE DETAILS ON FATAL ATV CRASH IN LANDERS SATURDAY

We have more information on that fatal ATV crash in Landers Saturday night. The Sheriff’s Department was called at 11:43 p.m. Saturday about a missing person in the 59900 block of Applegate Way. The caller said that Jacob Harvel, 26, had been drinking and had taken Katrina Eberhardt, 29, of

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LARGE AMOUNT OF PILLS COLLECTED AT DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department and the Drug Enforcement Administration took in 977 pounds of expired or unused and unwanted prescription drugs during the nationwide prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, September 27. The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s station took in 21 pounds of prescription drugs during the free and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT MEDICAL MARIJUANA LOOPHOLE

In 2009, the Twentynine Palms City Council outlawed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Reporter Dan Stork says that this week the Planning Commission will work to close a perceived loophole in that ordinance… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will work on the wording of a 2009 amendment to the

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42ND ASSEMBLY DISTRICT DEBATE SET FOR Z107.7’S “UP CLOSE” SHOW

With both 42nd California Assembly District candidates being from the Morongo Basin, it is only fitting that the only live appearance (that we are aware of) with both of them together would be on their local radio station. Chad Mayes, Republican, of Yucca Valley, and Karalee Hargrove, Democrat, of Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN CANDIDATES’ FORUM TONIGHT

The nine candidates for Yucca Valley Town Council will have a chance to be seen and heard tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details on tonight’s candidates’ forum… The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum for the nine residents who are running for the Yucca Valley

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SIGN UP EARLY FOR ORCHID FESTIVAL CLASSES

The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is being held October 4 and October 5 at Gubler Orchids in Landers. One of the more popular activities is the orchid classes, conducted by the Orchid Society of Arizona. The first class is for children ages 6 to 15, which will start

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ON-LINE SPECIAL: MINING BOARD POSTPONED, OTHER FORUM TOMORROW

An online special today: The State Mining Board has postponed tomorrow’s meeting on Eagle Mountain. Another meeting tomorrow is available to Eagle Mining Ventures opponents. Go to this headline in today’s news at www.z1077fm.com for more information. The meeting of the State Mining and Geology Board that was scheduled for

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OKTOBERFEST TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Yucca Valley Oktoberfest, set for October 25. Reporter Cara Conway tells you how to get them… Let the festivities begin on Saturday, October 25, when the second annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival takes place from 2 to 9 p.m. Partnering with the Yucca

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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35TH ANNUAL DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE

This weekend’s Desert Run is a lot of fun for off-road enthusiasts for a great cause. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has details… The 35th annual desert run will be held Saturday, October 4, at Means Lake in Johnson Valley. Vehicle registration at Lake Means will take place Friday, October

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART GALLERY

An opening reception will be held on this Friday “Gold, Iron and Steel: A Metallic History of the Morongo Basin,” the new art exhibition at the Downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to attend the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and meet the artists. Refreshments will

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REPUBLICANS OPEN YUCCA VALLEY HEADQUARTERS TODAY

Morongo Basin Republicans announce the opening of their Headquarters today. Located at 56969 Yucca Trail, the headquarters will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All voters wishing to register before the November election date are encouraged to

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM BROWN BAG LECTURE THURSDAY

A father-son team will share Civil War treasures Thursday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a Brown Bag Lecture… Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and a father-and-son presentation team on Thursday, October 2, for a hands-on display of hundreds of authentic relics

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball teams made the trip to Desert Mirage on Monday afternoon. The varsity team fell 1-3. Coach Matt Jennings said the team saw some standouts: Ashley Schwartz with 10 kills; Ashley Priest with nine kills and four blocks; Jade Adair- was 14 for 14 serving,

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LANDERS WOMAN KILLED IN FATAL ATV CRASH

A Landers woman was killed late Saturday night following a crash of the all-terrain vehicle she was riding. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. Saturday night near Joshua Tree Lane and Booth Road when the driver of the ATV, as yet unidentified, left the road, and Katrina Eberhardt, 29, was

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ABANDONED MORONGO VALLEY HOMESTEAD DESTROYED BY FIRE

An abandoned homestead in Morongo Valley was destroyed by fire Sunday evening. Shortly before 7 p.m., multiple witnesses informed Morongo Valley fire fighters that billowing black smoke could be seen from a structure fire in the 51000 block of Aspen Drive. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Cal

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CONTROVERSIAL PALEN SOLAR PROJECT WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL

Environmentalists have been alarmed at the prospect of a solar concentrator in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it appears that the 750-foot tower surrounded by thousands of mirrors is not going to happen… On Friday, Palen Solar Holdings of Oakland filed a Notice

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“YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” OPENS FRIDAY AT THEATRE 29

“Alive. It’s alive! It’s alive!” “Young Frankenstein,” a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ classic 1974 comedy film masterpiece, opens this Friday at Theatre 29 for a five-week run. The story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to complete his grandfather’s

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AUDITIONS FOR “SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” IN ONE WEEK

Even as one show opens, the hard-working volunteers at Theatre 29 are preparing for their next production. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says auditions will be held a week from today… Auditions for the last production of Theatre 29’s 2014 season, “Shakespeare in Hollywood”, have been scheduled for Monday, October 6 at

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