TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DEATH THREATS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of threatening her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 7400 block of Aster Avenue in Yucca Valley called police about 6:30 p.m. to report that Rio Sauer, 26, had a large carving knife, was slashing bicycle tires,

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND

The first of two weekends of the Highway 62 Art Tours kicks off this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… It’s one of my favorite events of the year—the Highway 62 Art Tours. The Highway 62 Art Tours is a self-guided tour of galleries, shops, homes, and private

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FORMER YUCCA VALLEY COUNCILMAN NAMED BLYTHE INTERIM CITY MANAGER

A former Yucca Valley Town councilman and Hi-Desert Water District official has been named the interim manger for the City of Blythe. On a 3-2 vote, Blythe City Council appointed Frank Luckino as interim city manager. Luckino has been the city’s finance director since June. He came to Blythe after

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive Friday, October 18 (tomorrow) at Twentynine Palms High School, in Twentynine Palms from 7 to 3 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. Donors must be at least 15 years old to give blood; students who are 15 and 16 years old must

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO DEDICATE SCULPTURE

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and the Public Arts Advisory Council are hosting the dedication of a Simi Dabah’s sculpture right after the Pioneer Days Parade. The sculpture, in front of the library, will be dedicated in honor of Dan Luckenbill, past president and board member of the

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PIONEER DAYS KICKS OFF TODAY

The 77th Pioneer Days kicks off in Twentynine Palms today. ROP broadcast student Alexis Hightower takes a look at some of the activities… Who doesn’t love a good carnival? Coming up on October 17-October 20, the 77th annual Pioneer Days parade and carnival will be hosted at Luckie Park in

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY CHILI DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT

The annual Pioneer Days Chili Dinner is Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The dinner is one of the biggest fund-raising events of the year for the historic gallery, on Cottonwood Drive off National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms. A traditional Pioneer Days event,

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WINE AND CHEESE AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY SATURDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its annual Wine and Cheese Party, Saturday, evening, October 19, in Flamingo Heights. Doug Anderson will supply the music. Heavy hors d’ouevres, along with wine and cheese, will be available. Tickets are $10. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Flamingo Heights

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ROTARY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN THIS SUNDAY

Attention motorcyclists: A beautiful day and a beautiful ride is in store for the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club’s poker run this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his leathers… The Rotary Club of Twentynine Palms will host a motorcycle poker run on Sunday, October 20. Registration will begin at 9

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CHEER CLINIC AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY

The Yucca Valley High School Cheerleader Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic from 9 to 1 Saturday, October 19, in the high school gym. Girls and boys of all ages are encouraged to attend. All participants must bring a white shirt—either long or short sleeve. Lunch will be provided.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Tuesday, the Twentynine Palms Wildcats girls tennis team defeated the Yucca Valley Trojans by a score of 14 – 4. Number one and two singles players Tassia Lucas and Paige Rossi were undefeated for the day. Also winning all three sets were the number one and two doubles teams of

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MORONGO VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN SOLO CRASH ON THE GRADE

A Morongo Valley man was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday on the Morongo Grade. About 5:05 p.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 62 at the County Line and found that Gary Berlino II, 30, had crashed his 2003 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle as he was

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A PLEA BARGAIN IN A YUCCA VALLEY MURDER TRIAL

One of two suspects in a 2010 Yucca Valley murder pleaded guilty in a Joshua Tree Superior Court yesterday. Heidi McDermott, 32, of Twentynine Palms, accepted a plea bargain of voluntary manslaughter in the December 2010 murder of Lauren McLane, 22, of Yucca Valley. Also charged in the murder is

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN AMBOY ROAD ROLL-OVER CRASH

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a roll-over crash on Amboy Road Monday night. According to CHP Officer Ryan Swanson, Erik Bryant, 23, was driving a 2010 Dodge Avenger southbound on Amboy Road, north of Bell King Road, when he lost control on a curve about 11:40 p.m. The

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS FROM OBJECTIONS TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met last night. Council members heard from some unhappy residents. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report…

David Bradley, owner of Cowboy Corral in Yucca Valley, asks the Yucca Valley Town Council to reconsider its plans for medians on Highway 62

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS ENROLLMENTS ARE AT A RECORD LOW

Declining enrollments and more public comment on AB 1266 highlighted the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting last night. Dan Stork was there and cites the numbers and the concerns… The enrollment for the first month of the school year in the Morongo Unified School District reached a

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SCHOOL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW

The Morongo Unified School District will be holding the first District Advisory Committee for this school year tomorrow at 5:15pm in the Educational Services Conference Room at the District Office in Twentynine Palms. All parents and community members are welcome to attend and provide their input to the numerous academic

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will review fire service fees among other items tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will convene a public hearing in connection with a revised Fire Department schedule of

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7TH MARINES CHANGE OF COMMAND TOMORROW ON COMBAT CENTER

The 7th Marine Regiment will hold a Change of Command ceremony Tomorrow at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field aboard the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Colonel Austin Renforth will relinquish command of the regiment to Colonel Jay Bargeron, who most recently served at Manpower and Reserve Affairs at Headquarters Marine

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District board will honor a retiring Twentynine Palms Water Board member tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the full agenda… Among items of interest on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors is a resolution of appreciation for Phil Cisneros, for

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