NEW ADMIN BUILDING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

An ongoing construction project at Twentynine Palms High School will, when completed, streamline the school’s operations. ROP Broadcasting student Alex Silva previews the new administration building…

The new building being constructed on Twentynine Palms High School campus will serve a variety of uses. Principal Justin Monical says that the new

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JOSHUA TREE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FUNDRAISER

There will be a yard sale and raffle Saturday November 30 to benefit the Joshua Tree Legal Defense Fund. This fund has been set up by opponents of the Dollar General store planned for Joshua Tree. Items can be dropped off on the morning of the sale, which will be

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ART FAIRE AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Mark your calendar for a special cultural event next weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker previews the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire…

Discover your inner artist at the first ever Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. On December 6th, 7th, and 8th, the Joshua Tree National Park

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE STUDENT SHOW AT GLASS OUTHOUSE SATURDAY

Copper Mountain College student artists will be featured next month at the Glass Outhouse Gallery east of Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a reception will be held this Saturday…

Called “dazzling” and “eclectic” visual art of the Copper Mountain College student art show will be on exhibit at the

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JOSHUA TREE STARLIGHTING AND CAROLING FRIDAY EVENING

Joshua Tree’s downtown businesses will light their “stars” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the 29th of November, as the start of the holiday season. There will also be caroling downtown tonight. Participants are asked to meet at Pie for the People at 5:31 p.m. for a quick, no host, snack

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“CHRISTMAS CAROL” CONTINUES AT THEATRE 29

With full houses, the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” continues its run though December 14th at Theatre 29. Director Rob Wanless explained that Charles Dickens originally wrote the tale of redemption after being asked by members of Parliament to write a pamphlet on poverty. After visiting workhouses and mills instead

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION AT SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB

The Santa Fe Social Club will distribute free food on a first-come, first-served basis Wednesday December 4, starting at 3 p.m. The distribution center serves individuals and families living in the Morongo Basin who need supplemental food due to low income. The distribution center is located at 56020 Santa Fe

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ADOPT-A-CHILD FOR CHRISTMAS

As the holidays approach, the Basin-Wide Foundation is again sponsoring their “Adopt-a-Child” Program. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to help…

Children in the Child Protective Services program, through no fault of their own, are often found during the holidays in temporary homes or foster care. The Basin Wide

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TOYS FOR TOTS

Children needn’t have to do without Christmas toys. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that this year’s Toys for Tots drive is in progress…

The Toys for Tots campaign is well underway. And while many families haven’t yet turned in Toy Request Forms, others are already wondering when they’ll receive a gift

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THANKSGIVUKKAH

Tonight is the third night of the 8-day holiday of Chanukkah. This year’s unusually early start has led to coining the name Thanksgivukkah . The holiday commemorates the victory of an insurgent Jewish group over a Syrian overlord in a 3-year war, ending in the year 165 B.C., and the

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FIRE DAMAGES A FLORIST SHOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORIC PLAZA

A fire caused major damage to a florist shop in the Historic Plaza in Twentynine Palms last night. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said firefighters responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the Flower Garden in the 5600 block of Historic Plaza at 11:50 Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived

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REMINDERS TO OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE USERS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Although many think the desert is the perfect place to ride their off-highway vehicles into the sunset, there are many laws governing where OHVs can be ridden. With some important reminders about land-use issues and off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin, here is Sheriff’s Service Specialist Anita Baker…

The San

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTING TOYS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

Local county firefighters will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children in the area through TLC and CPS. Boxes where residents can drop off toys are in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including here at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a

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TIPS FOR A SAFE MEAL ON THANKSGIVING

Many of us will spend a long time tomorrow in the kitchen preparing the traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some tips on how to do it safely…

With any holiday food preparation, proper food handling and storage are important to keep your family and friends safe.

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY AND BURRTEC TAKING TOMORROW OFF

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate bus service on Thursday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, November 29.

Burrtec Waste and Recycling will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Waste and recycling pick-ups will be delayed by one day

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CONTINUING CARE CENTER LAUDED FOR REDUCING USE OF ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

Health industry experts have given kudos to the Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree for cutting down on their use of drugs. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…

Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Continuing Care Center has been recognized for safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics by the American Health Care Association, which

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JOSHUA TREE STARLIGHTING AND CAROLING FRIDAY EVENING

Joshua Tree’s downtown businesses will light their “stars” at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the 29th of November, as the start of the holiday season. There will also be caroling downtown that night. Participants are asked to meet at Pie for the People at 5:31 p.m. for a quick, no host,

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“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AT THEATRE 29 NEEDED CAST MUTLI-TASKING

Many people who volunteer at Theatre 29 just can’t get enough drama in their lives. Dan Stork relates how one young stage veteran multitasks…

Director Rob Wanless said the timing of the rehearsal cycle of “A Christmas Carol” at Theatre 29 and the popular “Halloween Haunt” running concurrently did challenge

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VNA LECTURE: “GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS” MONDAY

The Visiting Nurse’s Association California Hospice will be presenting Grief and the Holidays, a free seminar for any adult in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Members of the community are invited to attend a session on Monday, December 2, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS DECEMBER 6-8

Mark your calendars from next week and the first ever Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire at various venues in and around the headquarters in Twentynine palms. ROP Broadcast Student Crystal Faith Rickman has a preview…

According to a press release from the City of Twentynine Palms, there

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