8-WEEK SELF IMPROVEMENT SEMINAR STARTS THURSDAY

The Reverend Dr. Lou Gerhardt is starting a new eight-week seminar starting Thursday, March 6, entitled “You Have a Spark of Greatness in You.” The seminar is not a Bible study nor a discussion group, but a presentation on how to develop a more positive outlook on life and relationships.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS FRIDAY

The High School Baseball season opens this Friday. ROP Broadcast student and Baseball Player Alex Chavez says the 29 Palms High School Team is ready… The Twentynine Palms High School baseball team is ready to start their new season this year. Last year they had a rough season with a

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ROUGHING IT IN THE NATIONAL PARK

Like everything else about us, camping has been altered by technology. Ranger Pam Tripp surveys the history of roughing it… In the early days, hikers discovered the desert using a keen sense of direction, a good memory, and plenty of luck. They took a low-tech approach to exploring their environment.

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more. Participants will have

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AREA 62 DAYS IN LANDERS

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold Area 62 Days every Saturday and Sunday through April. This event will have fun for the entire family as participants will be able to learn about the history and legends of Giant Rock and UFOs, see a crashed UFO

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NUNSET AUDITIONS

With the run of the second production of the year at Theater 29 underway, preparations are starting for its successor. Mike Lipsitz has the audition call for “Nunset Boulevard”… Auditions for the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series, “Nunset Boulevard – The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” start at 6:30

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STATE GAS TAX ADJUSTMENT

Californians might not be paying as much in excise taxes at the gas pump starting this summer, but don’t expect to spend less overall. The California State Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce the excise tax rate by 3 ½ cents, or 10 percent, effective July 1. California motorists

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CHP START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, March 4, in the CHP offices on the

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEMBERS GET PERMACULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Local Transition Joshua Tree members Tim Delorey and Nicholas Holmes have received scholarships from the Nutiva company to attend the Permaculture Voices Convention from March 13 – 16 in Temecula, CA. The convention will be comprised of 60 sessions featuring over 40 world-renown speakers who are on the cutting edge

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RAIN BRINGS CRASHES IN MORONGO VALLEY, ROAD CLOSURES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Friday’s rain resulted in at least three crashes in Morongo Valley, two of which closed Highway 62 for about two hours, and rain also forced the closure of several roads in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives the details of the crashes and road closures…… At 9 a.m., a

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome, no matter the motorcycle or even vehicle. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run’s second

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DUAL ARTIST RECEPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is hosting a reception Sunday for two new exhibitions of artists Janis Commentz and Olive Toscani. Commentz, who recently retired as a high school art and English teacher, founded the Morongo Basin Life Drawing League seven years ago. Her artwork of watercolors, pastels, acrylic, and

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BIDDY CONNOR AT BOXOHOUSE

BOXOHOUSE artist-in-residence Biddy Connor performs in concert tonight, March 1st, at 7:30, following a 7 pm reception. Biddy is a composer, musician and vocalist. She will be performing several pieces from her repertoire using viola, saw, voice and electronic effects. Biddy will also perform the soundtrack to Megan Evans’ video

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NEW TRACK AT TPHS

One beneficiary of school construction projects in the Morongo Basin has been athletic facilities. ROP Broadcasting student David Knutson tells about the status of field improvements in Twentynine Palms… Track season is starting at Twenytnine Palms High School, now with a brand new track. The new polyurethane track has 8

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29P FIRE TRAINING EXERCISE

In order to be prepared for the actuality of a real fire, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department performed a training drill Thursday. Firefighters trained on a simulated section of a roof to practice venting tactics. Working in the Twentynine Palms Water District’s yard, they used saws and axes to break

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YUCCA VALLEY HEALTHY HEART RESULTS

Personal health and fitness were the theme of the annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Health Walk on Saturday, February 22nd. The event was organized and conducted by the Recreation Division of the Town of Yucca Valley’s Community Services Department with timing services provided by Jay Stepp, coach of

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ANIMAL VACCINE CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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ORGAN DONATION

Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one of modern medicine’s true triumphs. But the true miracle workers are the donors themselves. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the

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JT VFW SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer Sunday morning of an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, plus bacon, sausage, burritos, and quesadillas, from 8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown JT.

THREE ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPT TO STEAL BIG TICKET ITEMS FROM WAL-MART

Three men were arrested Thursday morning, accused of attempting to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise from the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, about 9:30 Thursday morning, Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention associates observed Bryan Earnhart, 25, of Menifee, and Joseph Mascola, 27, of Wildomar, stealing about

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