WELL OWNER WEBINARS

Three free webinars for homeowners with wells will be offered in April. The webinars will be presented by the National Ground Water Association and will cover groundwater protection on April 2; well maintenance on April 9; and well flooding on April 17. Additional information about each webinar can be found

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TPHS LUNCH PROGRAM

What’s for lunch? ROP Broadcasting student Joshua Cobb has the view from Twentynine Palms High School…

Twentynine Palms High School has an effective lunch program for students. This lunch program meets all of the FDA’S nutritional requirements. The school has a lunch system where there is a new item on

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SCHOOL FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY FROM AMERIGAS

The propane gas giant Amerigas has a fundraising program for schools – called “School Days” — that it has implemented nationally. If students bring into their schools receipts for propane deliveries and put them in a School Days Receipt Box, AmeriGas will total the gallons on the receipts and pay

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TWO KILLED IN TWO FATAL CRASHES THURSDAY NIGHT

Two people were killed Thursday night in two separate traffic crashes. At 8:41 p.m., a bicyclist, riding the wrong way against traffic on westbound Valle Vista, just east of Condor Road in Twentynine Palms, was struck and killed by a vehicle. The names of the driver and the bicyclist have

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15-YEAR-OLD BOY ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AGAINST 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A 15-year-old boy is in custody, accused of committing sex crimes against a child. Details are scarce due to the ages of the suspect and the girl, but about 8 a.m. Wednesday, deputies were called to a home in the 6700 block of Elk Trail in Twentynine Palms where the

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SAFETY TIPS FOR JOGGERS

Many people enjoy jogging or running, but if they’re not careful, they can be victimized by criminals. Runners or joggers are often so preoccupied with their run that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or realize what is happening around them. Newlywed Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Northcutt offers

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DUMOSA AVENUE TO RE-OPEN NEXT WEEK, MORE ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN YUCCA VALLEY

Motorists will soon be able to get to the Yucca Valley Town Hall and Community Center without having to take a detour through residential neighborhoods. Dumosa Avenue is scheduled to be paved on Monday, and is expected to re-open to traffic on Tuesday. Also on Monday, and continuing for the

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST DIRECTOR RESIGNS

After nearly seven years at the helm of the Mojave Desert Land Trust, the executive director is resigning. Under the stewardship of Nancy Karl, the MDLT has acquired and preserved 47,114 acres of desert land. She led efforts to save the 955 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park known as

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY AT THEATRE 29

This weekend is the final matinee performance of the really long titled play at Theatre 29, that we just call Farndale. Here with more information on the play and tickets, is ROP student Curtis Mohn… Theatre 29 is well under way with its latest production “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETS TOMORROW

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree National

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VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPICE THRIFT STORE IN JOSHUA TREE

Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, by becoming a volunteer. The Morongo Basin Ambulance is now accepting applications for volunteers to sort and price goods at the hospice thrift store in Joshua Tree. For more information, call Morongo Basin Ambulance at 760-366-8474 option

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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KIDS CRAFTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is hosting an A-MAZE-ing craft on Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will make their very own maze out of paint, cardboard, and their imagination. All supplies will be provided. This is a free program and is open to the public. No

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SOUP COOK-OFF AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a soup cook-off tonight. Drop off your soup at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, and enjoy a bowl of your favorite soup from 4 to 6. Sunday’s breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t

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EYES AND EARS TOPIC OF SCIENCE SATURDAYS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

When it comes to eyes and ears, two are better than one. Reporter Taylor Thacker says don’t miss tomorrow’s Science Saturday lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s popular education program, Science Saturdays, continues in March. On Saturday, March 22nd, the topic will be the eyes and

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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WILDCAT GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM WINS, BOYS’ TEAM LOSES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls swim team won their first meet of the season against Apple Valley Wednesday, 120 to 50. Earning qualifying times for the CIF 200-meter medley relay were Hanna Beard, Gabby Crank, Darrien Reig, and Nokomis Cabrera. Reig also earned qualifying times for CIF on the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track teams will send athletes to compete in events in Beaumont and in Azusa. The Beaumont meet starts at 8:30; the Azusa meet starts at 10 a.m.

SCHOOL BOARD HEARS SOLAR ENERGY PRESENTATION

Environmental activists, union electrical workers, and other citizens packed a classroom at Joshua Tree Elementary School to hear—and participate in—a presentation by a solar energy firm to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork attended also, and summarizes the proceedings…

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OBJECTS TO SODA LAKE SOLAR PROJECT

The National Park Service has lodged strongly worded objections to a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve, saying the project would harm wildlife and suggesting that it be built elsewhere.

According to a story in today’s Riverside Press-Enterprise, Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois submitted

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