WILDFLOWERS ARE OUT AND ABOUT, WE HAVE THE LINK

It’s spring, and that means it’s wildflower time in the Morongo Basin. While the drought is having an effect on the wildflower display, there are areas where wildflowers are abundant. Desert dandelions, evening primrose, and datura add color along the shoulders of Highway 62 in Joshua Tree, and along Quail

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MATING RAPTORS CAUSE CLOSURE OF SOME PARK CLIMBING ROUTES

Joshua Tree National Park Interim Superintendent Andrea Compton has announced a temporary closure of a climbing and bouldering area near the Hidden Valley Campground due to nesting prairie falcons. The climbing routes include: Patagonia Pile, both east and west faces; the Head; Labor Dome; and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. The

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight, managing editor Tami Roleff says among some routine items, the council will discuss commission appointments…

After a routine consent agenda, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the plans and specifications for the Town-wide slurry seal project, and open the

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. as long as supplies last. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

Dan Stork says the agenda for the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meeting tonight seems very simple…

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will discuss how and when a chair and vice-chair should be selected from among its members. That will be followed by the 37th study session on the review and

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HI-DESERT SAND SHARKS SWIM TEAM SIGN-UPS AND TRYOUTS THIS WEEK

The Hi-Desert Sand Sharks swim team will hold try-outs and sign-ups Wednesdays, April 2, and Thursday, April 3, for all children ages 4 to 18. Try-outs will be held at the Yucca Valley High School pool, 7600 Sage Avenue, starting at 4:30 p.m. Children must bring their birth certificate with

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56TH BOYS AND 36TH GIRLS TWENTYNINE PALMS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The City of Twentynine Palms played host to the 56th Annual Boy’s and 36th Annual Girl’s Basketball Tournament this past weekend. Forty-seven teams competed for championships in seven divisions played out at local gymnasiums. In the third- and fourth-grade boys division, a very good Redondo Beach team won. In the

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CAR SHOW VENDORS SOUGHT FOR MAY 3 TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER EVENT

Start shining up your classic car; the annual Twentynine Palms Car Show and Street Fair is at a new date, time, and place this year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says vendors are sought for the May 3 event…

The excitement is building for the 14th Annual Car Show and Street Fair

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCEDULES

Yesterday the Wildcat’s boys’ tennis team played host to the Desert Mirage High School Rams and won 12-6. Coach Larry Battle said in doubles, Edgar Sosa with partner Brian Gaddis won two out of three sets. Marcus Simon with partner Scott Clinkscales swept in doubles winning three out of three.

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OPTIONS OUTLINED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKSHOP MEETING

What was billed as a special workshop meeting to “Determine the future of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department” was held Saturday at Twentynine Palms Water District offices. Not counting people not related to the district, only five residents attended. Among the 20 people there were Twentynine Palms Mayor Dan Mintz

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF THE YEAR NAMED

Members of various branches of law enforcement were honored for their services during an award ceremony Thursday in Yucca Valley. The Morongo Basin Chapter 71 of the International Footprint Association honored representatives from the Joshua Tree National Park Service, the County Probation Department, the County Sheriff’s Court Services, Morongo Basin

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FOUR KILLED IN I-40 CRASH YESTERDAY

Four people were killed in a horrific crash on nearby I-40 yesterday. The County Coroner said at 4:45 p.m., a 911 call was received reporting a single vehicle rollover westbound on Interstate 40 at mile marker 104, west of the Fenner rest stop in rural Essex. When CHP arrived, they

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SERIOUS INJURIES TO CLIMBER IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A woman was seriously injured while climbing in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Scott Tuttle, rescue personnel from Joshua Tree Fire Department, Joshua Tree National Park rangers, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called for help about 11:10 a.m. to Cathouse Rock, a rock-climbing area west

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U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TO OFFER FREE “AQUIFERS 101” SEMINAR LOCALLY

A unique opportunity to learn the background behind our regional water issues. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to “Aquifers 101”…

If you have a professional or academic interest in water or you want to know more about aquifers, sign up for Aquifers 101, a free seminar from the U.S. Geological

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JOSHUA TREE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST COMMERCIAL SOLAR

On Saturday, more than 50 demonstrators showed up in front of the County Building in Joshua Tree. They carried signs with messages like, “No Big Solar,” “Why Not Rooftops?” and “Not in Neighborhoods,” and they waved as passing motorists honked in support. Organized by a cross section of local organizations,

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NOISE AT JOSHUA LAKE CAMPGROUND A CONCERN

Joshua Tree residents who are concerned about noise from concerts and parties at the Joshua Tree Lake campground should email their concerns to joshuatreeserenity@usa.com. These concerns will be presented to the Municipal Advisory Committee’s meeting April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Residents are urged to

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LOCAL ROLLER DERBY TEAM PLANS GARAGE SALE

The “Mojave Rattleskaters,” our hometown Roller Derby team, is planning a fundraising garage sale. Reporter Dan Stork gets out his skate keys…

The Mojave Rattle Skaters women’s roller derby team is asking for donations of gently used, vintage and other sellable items for a fundraiser rummage sale Saturday, April 26.

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THE WINNERS OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TALENT SHOW

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club presented the 16th annual “Showtime in the Desert” talent show Saturday night. Sixteen student acts were judged and two special performances entertained the overflow audience.

Panamanian singing sensation, now Twentynine Palms high school student Eduardo Basil, thrilled the audience with an unjudged

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set for this weekend. ROP Broadcast student Anna Magnani has more…

Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer this weekend in the Marengo Basin’s Relay for Life event held by the American Cancer Society. The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat Golf Team hosted Xavier Prep Friday in a pre-season match; the Cats played hard but lost 247-200. Coach Grant Whipple said, Brandon Steffins was a stand out for the cats with a 38 and tied Xavier Prep’s best score.

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow,

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