HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

For the second year in a row, the Twentynine Palms Wildcats softball team advanced to the consolation championship during the Palm Spring invitational on March 7 and 8. Twentynine Palms lost to JW North 6-9 in a back and forth game; Twentynine Palms won two and lost two, and Andraliah

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: PARADE AND VETERAN’S MOMUNENT ON AGENDA

Lobbyist and solar presentations, parade and monument planning, and curbs and gutters are all on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork fleshes out the list of topics… At 5:30 pm on March 11, the Twentynine Palms City Council will gather at Theatre 29 on Sullivan Road

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MARINE BATTLE COLOR DETACHMENT ABOARD BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. Battle Color Detachment will perform the Battle Color Ceremony aboard the Combat Center at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Grey Field, at 10 a.m. Wednesday March 12. The Battle Color Detachment is comprised of The Silent Drill Platoon, The Marine Corps Color Guard, and The U.S.

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS PLANS FOR NEW TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS TONGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will hold a public hearing on development code and hear more new building plans…. Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will hold a public hearing on an environmental assessment,

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AFTERNOON CRASH SNARLS TRAFFIC ON S.R. 62 NEAR INDIAN

A silver Mini Cooper failed to stop at the traffic light at Highway 62 and Indian Canyon about 5 p.m. yesterday, and slammed into the rear of a red Dodge pick-up truck, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of the Mini Cooper had to be rescued using the

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD LOOKS AT MERGING WITH ANOTHER HEALTHCARE ENTITY

After interviewing Board candidates, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board may begin the process for a possible future merger… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors, there will be a special open meeting at 4

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM MEETS AT THE LIBRARY TOMORROW

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be held tomorrow morning at the Joshua Tree Library. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour. Afterwards, the team will meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. There will be trash

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MORONGO BASIN MAC APPROVES RECCOMENDATIONS AND NEW LANDERS SLOGAN

The Morongo Basin MAC gave its support to recommendations to improve public notification for solar projects and annexation of a county water operation by Big Horn Desert View. It also learned the new Landers slogan, and heard local reports on road and community cleanup issues. Reporter Dan Stork has the

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

The Morongo Basin Republicans are hosting the San Bernardino County Republicans Monday, March 17, and invite the public to attend. U.S. Congressman, Paul Cook will present current information from Washington. Lunch is $15, at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley, at noon. For more information, go to

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LOCAL RUNNERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN ONE RUN FOR BOSTON

One Run for Boston is a non-stop running relay across America in aid of the One Fund Boston. The One Fund Boston raises money to help those families most affected by the bombing during the Boston Marathon last year. The One Run for Boston comes through the Morongo Basin on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” OPENS FRIDAY FOR TWO-WEEK RUN

It’s a Broadway Musical Production at Twentynine Palms High School. “Forbidden Broadway” will run at 7:00 p.m. the next two Fridays and Saturdays. ROP broadcasting student Amber Flores says tickets are available at the door…. Twentynine Palms High School is having a musical. The musical “Forbidden Broadway” is produced with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL ALL-STARS BRING HOME CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Twentynine Palms Recreation all-star basketball teams travelled up the hill to Big Bear last weekend. With a final record of 5 and 1 the fifth and sixth grade girls were able to avenge an earlier defeat to Needles. Carveona Garner was awarded the MVP for the division while Taylor

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NEW TECHNOLOGY CLUB MEETS AT TPHS TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School students interested in technology are invited to a meeting tomorrow. ROP Broadcasting student Elijah Grubbs has more about the S.T.E.A.M. Club…… A new program is starting up in Twenty-nine Palms High School, which will emphasize creative engineering. The new S.T.E.A.M. (or STEAM) Club will consolidate the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ tennis team hosted Cathedral City High School Lions yesterday. The ’Cats lost 4 sets to 14. Coach Larry Battle said Singles players Jarod Burks, Bradley Linkey and John Lanza each won 1 out of 3 sets. Number two doubles team Sam Choi and

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MORONGO VALLEY MAC MEETS TONIGHT: LAND USE, LANDERS WATER ON THE TABLE

Land Use Services processes and management of a County water area head the agenda at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on March 10, after elimination of a previously-announced workshop. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else to expect… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Monday March 10 features two

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT WAL-MART

An Apple Valley father and son were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal hundreds of dollars of merchandise from Wal-Mart Friday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:30 p.m., Richard Anderson Sr., 49, was seen concealing more than $500 worth of electronic equipment inside a box for a

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS

A Yucca Valley felon on probation was arrested Friday after he was found with guns and ammunition. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Shawnee Trail about 1:45 p.m. to conduct a probation check on Bradley Blackwell, 37. At the home, the

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LETTERHEAD SHRIKES WIN ADULT LITERACY SPELLING BEE

Exaggerate. Grievous. Aberration. Seizure. Abscess. Saboteur. Pistachio. Extirpate. Pharaoh. Amylaceous. These words knocked out 10 of the 12 teams competing for the title of best spellers in the Morongo Basin at the 23rd Annual Spell-a-thon, held Saturday morning in Joshua Tree. Managing editor Tami Roleff competed in the spelling bee,

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday. The Watermaster Board will be asked to approve the 2013-14 annual report. According to a preview of the annual report, the amount of water withdrawn from the Warren Valley Basin during the water year 2012-13 declined slightly, by

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE PLANS “IDES OF MARCH” EVENT

The students of Copper Mountain College will celebrate the Ides of March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… Celebrate the Ides of March at Copper Mountain College with a Roman Banquet and entertainment fundraiser on March 15. Be transported to ancient Rome with food, drink, theater, raffles, costume contest, and

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