MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

We have very limited information about a homicide in Yucca Valley yesterday. About 3:23 p.m., investigators were called to a location off Avalon where a man was killed. The man’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. We will have more information as it becomes available.

FIRE DESTROYS A HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE SUNDAY NIGHT

A fire destroyed a home in north Joshua Tree last night. Callers reported hearing numerous explosions from a home in the 63000 block of Sunny Sands about 8 p.m., and fire fighters could see smoke and flames from the home as they approached. The 1,100 square-foot, single-story home was fully

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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 2,000 CUSTOMERS IN MORONGO VALLEY, YUCCA VALLEY

Nearly 2,000 customers were without power for two to three hours Sunday morning. Southern California Edison reports that the first outage was reported just after 10 a.m. for residents along Highway 62 from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley. Power was restored for most customers about 12:30. High winds may have

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SPIRITED BIDDING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE’S WREATH AUCTION

The 29 wreaths in the fifth annual Festival of Wreaths auction yesterday brought in more than $10,500 for the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Executive director Sandy Smith said this year’s event was a record breaker. About 125 people attended the auction that saw some very spirited bidding. The highest bid

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

We may not see them, or if we do, we may not pay attention to them. But they’re there, living on the fringes of society. The homeless population of the Morongo Basin comes and goes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that all sheltered and unsheltered homeless people

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THEATRE 29 TO RE-ORGANIZE BOARD NEXT MONTH

The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and is looking for those interested in serving. Theatre 29 will hold its annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 9 at 6 p.m. at the theater, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms.

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SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR 2015 SEASON AT THEATRE 29

Season tickets for Theatre 29’s 2015 season are now available. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to order…

Season tickets are

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REACH OUT AND MARINES TO HELP SENIORS, DISABLED WITH SMALL HOME REPAIRS AND YARDWORK

Reach Out Morongo Basin is looking for people it can help. Taylor Thacker tells how you can inquire about assistance from our local people-helping-people organization…

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking senior and disabled persons needing home repairs or yard work for upcoming service projects coordinated with volunteers from 3/7

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COALITION TO WORK ON REDUCING TEEN DRINKING

Many people think it’s “right of passage” or inevitable: teen drinking. A group of Twentynine Palms residents is trying to change that perception, and to deter underage drinking. Reporter Cassie Zimarik reports on how you can learn more about reducing teen drinking…

Many residents worry about teenagers these days hanging

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JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER SELLING STARS; LIGHTING CEREMONY SET FOR FRIDAY

It’s time to fill the beautiful night skies of Joshua Tree with more stars. For seven years in a row, businesses in Joshua Tree have displayed the lighted stars in front of their shops from Black Friday into January. This year, the six-foot, lighted stars will be sold at the

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LEARN HOW TO BE A COMMERCIAL PILOT

Being a commercial pilot is exciting, challenging, and yes, a wee bit glamorous. But you can’t just send off a resume and expect to get a job flying planes. ROP broadcast student Michael Gandara talked with a local pilot about what it takes to become a commercial pilot… Ever looked

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms from 2 to 6:0 p.m. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS SCRIMMAGE

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will scrimmage against Palm Desert High School at 3:30 today. The girls will play at home; the boys will travel to Palm Desert.

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK INTERPRETATION DIVISION

How can visitors learn on site about Joshua Tree National Park? Ranger Pam Tripp says, that’s what the Interpretation Division does…

Every year at Joshua Tree National Park, over a million visitors come to enjoy the scenery, activities, programs, and night skies of this beautiful desert landscape. About 2/3 of

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APPLICATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING

Applications are still being accepted for rentals in Phase 2 of the Dumosa Senior Village in Yucca Valley. Residents have moved into Phase 1 of the low-income senior housing next to the Yucca Valley Town Hall. Rents for Phase 2 range between $504 and $629, depending on income, and residents

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide

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CHP SECURES GRANT TO ENCOURAGE SEAT BELT SAFETY

In an effort to save lives and help improve vehicle occupant safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to encourage seat belt and child safety seat usage.

“Seat belts save lives and reduce the risk of injury during a collision,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow.

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CAREERS IN DENTAL HYGIENE

Dental hygiene is a portable and secure career (as long as people have teeth). ROP Broadcasting student Bralynn Silva has some information about requirements for those interested…

According to Dental Hygienist Charity Daigneault if you want to pursue a career in becoming a Dental Hygienist be prepared to put all

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OFFERS 2015 COMPLIANCE POSTERS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce reminds merchants to protect their business and livelihood. State and federal law requires that you maintain compliance regarding employment regulations every year. The Chamber of Commerce offers these 2015 California and Federal Employment Compliance materials to help serve you and your business. Orders are

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“SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Theatre 29’s final production of 2014, “Shakespeare in Hollywood,” is a hilarious comedy-farce. It’s 1934, and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically appeared on the Hollywood set for the filming of a big-budget feature film based on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “Shakespeare In Hollywood” will run

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