SOFTBALL TEAM CAR WASH SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Rolling Thunder Travel Softball team will hold a car wash 9 to 3 on Sunday, May 18, at Ultimate Motors in Yucca Valley. Ultimate Motors is located at 56816 29 Palms Highway.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS ENCOURAGED TO PLAY OVER THE SUMMER

Even as the school year starts winding down, volleyball players at Twentynine Palms High School are being urged to stay competitive during the summer. ROP Broadcast student Allix Durrum talked with Coach Melissa Mintz…. This year’s high school’s volleyball tryouts are coming up. We talked to Coach Mintz and asked

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School swim team members participated Wednesday in the CIF Championships that took place at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. The team had a great showing and some were placed with qualifying times for tomorrows CIF Finals.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Hanna Beard was 26th, Lexi Wade was 34th,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRES THEIR CITY MANAGER, WHAT’S NEXT?

Now that the City of Twentynine Palms has fired its city manager, what is the city’s next move? Reporter Dan Stork reports that there will be a meeting Monday night, and also describes Guzzetta’s reaction and financial settlement… In the wake of the surprise firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

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RANCHO MIRAGE MAN DIES IN KELSO ROAD CRASH

A Rancho Mirage man was killed in an early morning crash yesterday on a rural highway east of Twentynine Palms known as a shortcut to Las Vegas. At 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call reported an accident on Kelbaker Road, just north of Interstate 40 in rural Kelso. The California

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DOG RESCUED FROM GRAY WATER PIT IN JOSHUA TREE

A scared and wet dog was rescued Monday afternoon from the yard of an abandoned home in Joshua Tree. County Fire Captain John Garber said two 55-gallon barrels were stacked on top of each other, with bottom of the uppermost barrel cut out, and then buried, to create a pit

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WARM WEATHER WILL BRING OUT BEES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

As the weather warm, the desert and its creatures begin to change as they prepare for the summer heat. Joshua Tree National park Ranger Pam Tripp has tips on avoiding some of the more bothersome… As the temperature rises and natural water sources dry up, many desert animals suffer from

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FREE DROP OFF FOR UNWANTED MEDICATIONS AND SHARPS AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a free drop-off event for unwanted prescription drugs and used sharps/needles. Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. Used sharps/needles are also a contamination and health threat if not disposed of properly. Sharps must

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HELP BEING SOUGHT FOR AREA HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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SIGNUPS FOR THEATRE 29 CHILDRENS PROGRAM SATURDAY

An informational meeting and sign-ups for the Theatre 29 Youth Theater program will be held this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…. An informational meeting and registration for Theatre 29’s Summer Youth Theatre has been set for Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The Summer Youth

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO HELP SENIORS PASS THE DMV DRIVER’S LICENSE TEST

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer a FREE Mature Driver Education Class every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. through June 4. This continuous class will cover everything needed to pass the DMV written exam over any given 6-week period. Seniors can join the class at any time during the

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REGISTER FOR TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

When kindergarten age was shifted during state budget difficulties in recent years, a new program was instituted to cover children whose birthdays fell into the resulting black hole. Reporter Dan Stork describes eligibility for the optional Transitional Kindergarten program… The Morongo Unified School District will again be offering a Transitional

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GETTING READY FOR NEXT YEAR

Even as the end of the school years approaches, the 29 Palms High School Football team is getting ready for next season. ROP Broadcast Student Martin Balsiger talked with Football player Kames Cosgriff… According to former football player James Cosgriff, to join the Twentynine Palms High School football team you

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST SPONSORS READING RALLY AT LUCKIE PARK SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is sponsoring a reading rally for children Saturday, May 17. Every child will receive free books. The reading rally will be held at the Luckie Park pavilion from 10 to noon.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK IN CIF PRELIMINARIES TOMORROW

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat track team will participate in the CIF preliminaries.

IN A LATE CLOSED SESSION, TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER JOE GUZZETTA FIRED

In a move that took many by surprise, the Twentynine Palms City Council let City Manager Joe Guzzetta go last night. After the regular Council meeting, the council went into a late final closed session. When the results of actions at that session were revealed at 10:55 p.m., as per

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: REAL ESTATE, DEVEOPMENT CODE, AND NEXT YEARS BUDGET

A wide-ranging Twentynine Palms City Council meeting started with the topic of invocations, and went on to real estate matters, Development Code policy, and next year’s budget. Reporter Dan Stork has details… City attorney Patrick Munoz opened the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting with an update on the Supreme Court

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers couple was arrested Sunday after an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sandra Venegas, 53, and her husband, Gene Lahue, 67, were arguing about 8 p.m. at their home in the 56600 block of Napa Road when Venegas said Lahue attacked her and tried to break

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TEMPERS FLARE, VOICES RAISED AT YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION

Voices were raised and tempers were flaring at last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. A few of the 30 residents present were angry that the commissioners held a public hearing, rather than a workshop as discussed at an earlier meeting on home occupation permits. About an hour

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT HOLDING NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS, TWO THIS WEEK

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Old Town area will be held Thursday, May 15 at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

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