COUNTY TO REVIEW COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE TOMORROW

During the summer, the County Board of Supervisors placed a moratorium on commercial solar development, while planning staff prepared guidelines for such projects. A draft county ordinance regulating commercial solar energy goes before the San Bernardino County Planning Commission tomorrow. Reporter Dan Stork previews the rules… San Bernardino County staff

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY BOOK SALE STARTS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library book sale starts tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details….. The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will be holding its bi-annual book sale on October 17 and 19 at the Twentynine Palms Library. On Thursday, October 17, from 3 to 5 p.m., members of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BEATS YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans volleyball team hosted the Ladycats from Twentynine Palms yesterday. It took five sets to decide the outcome of the varsity match. The teams would go point by point, back and forth with Twentynine Palms pulling ahead in the fifth set to take the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat volleyball and tennis teams will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. Yucca Valley High School volleyball will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to compete in the Nike Invitational

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FORMER MARINE ARRESTED FOR 2004 YUCCA VALLEY MURDER

A former Twentynine Palms Marine has been arrested In Michigan for the 2004 killing of his wife in Yucca Valley. Detectives from Michigan and California arrested 41-year-old Charles Leppan in connection with the disappearance of his ex-wife. On May 12, 2004 a man walking his dog in the desert on

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YUCCA VALLEY BUSINESS OWNERS VENT FRUSTRATION OVER PLANNED MEDIANS

The Town of Yucca Valley heard from some unhappy business owners and citizens last night at a workshop meeting about two new highway projects, including more medians. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there as they voiced their frustration… Business owners complained that because semis and other large trucks can’t make

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Board of Education will be briefed in closed session on staffing, and later will get a status report on enrollment. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else will be before the Morongo Unified School District Board at its October 15 meeting… The meeting of the Board of Education of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS JR. AND SR. HIGH COMBINED BAND CONCERT TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Junior High and High School music departments will hold a combined concert Wednesday, October 16 at the Tom Nicoll football field at Twentynine Palms Junior High School. The gates open at 5:45 p.m., with the music starting at 6:30. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on the

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75TH ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS CELEBRATION STARTS THURSDAY

The 75th annual Pioneer Days celebration starts this week in Twentynine Palms. ROP Broadcast student Brendan Decker has some of the highlights… The 2013 Pioneer Days are almost here! Starting October 17 through October 20, Twentynine Palms is hosting the 75th Annual Pioneer Days celebration. This event includes several family-friendly

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ANNUAL TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE EXPLORERS BREAKFAST SATURDAY MORNING

The Twentynine Palms Fire Department Explorer Post will host their annual pancake breakfast Saturday, October 19, at Fire Station 421 on Adobe Road. From 6 to 10 a.m., the Fire Explorers will be serving pancakes, eggs and sausage, as well as an assortment of drinks. The cost is $4 for

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT IN REGULAR SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meet in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks a routine agenda… After hearing a wastewater update from the Hi-Desert Water District, the Yucca Valley Town Council will get down to business. Among the items on its consent agenda, the Council will give

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TWENTYNINE PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS VARIANCE REQUEST AND ZONING STUDY TONIGHT

A variance request and a zoning study comprise the agenda for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that there are localized contention and broader impacts connected to these items… The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a variance request to reduce

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REACH-OUT LOOKING FOR PARADE OF HOMES SUPPORT

Reach Out Morongo Basin officials are looking for homes and sponsors for the 10th Annual Parade of Homes. During the annual event, set for Sunday, February 16, 2014, residents across the Morongo Basin open their homes to curious visitors. The Parade of Homes raises thousands of dollars to help the

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TINY HOPPERS AND STORYTIME AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THURSDAY

It’s Tiny Hoppers and Story Time for toddlers at the Twentynine Palms Library this Thursday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more… The Tiny Hoppers program for children 1-3 years of age is starting this Thursday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Library and will run through November 21.

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SERVICE ACADEMY EVENT IN VICTORVILLE TONIGHT

Middle- and high-school students who are interested in attending a military academy are invited to attend a free event tonight to learn more about the country’s five service academies. Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will be

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CONCERT TO CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Copper Mountain College will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this Thursday with a special concert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… October is National Hispanic Heritage Month and Copper Mountain College will celebrate with the lively sounds of Machin, at a brown bag concert event October 17 from noon to 1

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST LOOKING FOR VOLUNTERS TO CLEAN UP COYOTE HOLE

The maintenance of some lands held in the public trust is the business of people who care. Dan Stork says that people who care can help with the cleanup of Coyote Hole… On Saturday, October 19, Mojave Desert Land Trust invites you and stewards for a fun day of desert

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HOME GROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association meets tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association, 3133 Balsa Avenue off Aberdeen Avenue on Yucca Mesa. This quarterly meeting will focus on poultry diseases and solutions with emphasis on natural methods to promote poultry health. Everyone is invited

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BOBCAT PROTECTION LAW SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR

Friday, Governor Brown signed into law AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Bill. This legislation establishes a no-trapping buffer zone around Joshua Tree National Park as well as other national parks and refuges in California. The bill also requires trappers to have written permission from a landowner before trapping a bobcat

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COUNTY TO MAKE IT EASIER TO RESERVE A COURT DATE

In a recent Public Safety Forum, the presiding judge of the San Bernardino County Superior Court said that the Court is streamlining its procedures to save money, using technology where it can. Dan Stork says that court date reservations are one example of this trend… Effective October 28, San Bernardino

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