MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE EXPLOSIONS MAY BE HEARD OFF BASE

Marine Corps air and ground units will be conducting combined live-fire exercises aboard the base beginning today through December 16. Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified. The Marine Corps has established a website for residents to file reports on the sounds from the exercises.

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YUCCA VALLEY’S NEW ANIMAL SHELTER OPENS NEXT WEEK

After literally years of conception, planning, and construction, the new Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will open next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the transition starts Friday… Yucca Valley’s new animal shelter will open the week of December 9. In order to transition to the new facility, the shelter will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD SATURDAY

This Saturday, December 7, Twentynine Palms letter carriers will be picking up food for their annual Christmas food drive. Residents are asked to leave food in or by their mailbox for the letter carrier to pick up. Please no glass. Residents who have post office boxes can bring food to

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FREEZING WEATHER IS COMING, SOME DRIVING TIPS

With a hard freeze warning in effect tonight, and some snow a possibility later this week, Reporter Taylor Thacker has some reminders about winter driving… Winter weather is on its way! Driving in snow and rain during the winter times are extremely dangerous. Here are some tips for safe driving

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a museum marketplace Saturday, December 7 at the historical society’s home in Landers. The sale will be held inside, and will feature new vendors who will be selling silver jewelry, crafts, jellies, as well as our antiques, collectibles, household items, Christmas decorations, local

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A COUPLE OF SURPRISES AT A MOSTLY ROUTINE SHOOL BOARD MEETING

The school board meeting last night mostly stuck to its agenda of budget report, student achievement plan presentations, school recognition, and policy updates. There were a couple of surprises, as Dan Stork reports… In an early workshop, Assistant Superintendent Dave Price led the Board of Education through the first interim

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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AT TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOL SATURDAY

A holiday craft fair, with 30 local crafters, will be held at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School’s gym. The craft fair is open to everyone, but is especially designed to help children and those on a limited budget. Local crafters will sell their items for $10 or less. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL GEARING UP FOR THE SEASON

The Twentynine Palms High School Baseball team is gearing up for the season. ROP Broadcast student Nathaniel Thomas spoke with Coach Brian Sosa…… Twentynine Palms High School is getting an early start on the baseball season this year. Coach Sosa was interviewed and asked about his views on the team

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team notched their first win of the season with a 75-69 victory over Carter High School of Rialto last night in a second-round game in the West Valley Tip-Off Classic in Hemet. Coach Jess Geeson said the local girls were led by

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RV CRASH KILLS HEMET MAN EAST OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An 85-year-old Hemet man was killed and his passenger hurt when their Winnebago motor home ran off State Route 62 and overturned east of Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree National Park, according to the County Coroner and California Highway Patrol Investigators. James Stout died at the scene at 10:39 a.m.

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TWO ARRESTED FOR CARJACKING, SHOPLIFTING AT WALMART MONDAY

Two people were arrested at Walmart Monday afternoon after one of them attempted to steal a car following a shoplifting spree. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ricky McCool, 40, Trista Feskanich, and another unidentified woman went to Walmart and left the store with 27 items, valued at more than $300,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR CHOKING 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Monday morning after relatives said he choked his 6-year-old niece. According to a Sheriff’s report, Jeremy Cannon, 33, was choking the girl about 12:20 in the 6000 block of Juniper Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The report says a family member hit Cannon over

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

On the agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting tonight are more individual school plans, recognition for two schools, a musical performance, and a very long action agenda. Dan Stork summarizes what’s in store… The December 3 meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of

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TLC “STUFF THE BUS” FOOD DRIVE STARTS TODAY

Tender Loving Cause, or TLC, has been organizing volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to residents of the Morongo Basin for the past 29 years. But feeding 5,000 people a turkey and ham dinner with all the sides isn’t the only thing TLC does. The organization also provides gift

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GREATER LANDERS AREA CLEAN-UP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Mark your calendar for the Greater Landers Clean Up this Saturday, December 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your trash, old furniture and appliances, rugs, tires—YES TIRES—to Homestead Valley Park on Belfield Blvd. in Landers. It’s free; bring all the trash you want! Even electronics are okay, just

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HARD AT WORK ON THIS YEAR’S YEARBOOK

Students at Twentynine Palms High School are hard at work getting their award-winning Yearbook ready. ROP Broadcast student Tusia Brown has more… Have you ever wondered how much it takes to produce a yearbook? Lariana Martinez, president of Twentynine Highschools’ yearbook staff was asked some questions regarding training process, organization,

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SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART AUCTION TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

Organizers of the Second Annual Hi Desert Holiday Art Auction have been receiving lots of donations of artwork from all over the Morongo Basin and from as far away as Utah and Australia so this year’s auction promises to have something for all tastes. Jewelry, photography, paintings, etchings, metalwork and

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW AND FAIRE THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY

An inaugural event spanning five venues and three days this weekend is centered on the artistic beauty of Joshua Tree National Park. Reporter Dan Stork has the event line-up for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire… On December 6, 7, and 8, Twentynine Palms will host the

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HIGH DESERT SHRINE CLUB CHRISTMAS DINNER SATURDAY

The High Desert Shrine Club will be having their annual Christmas Dinner this Saturday, December 7, at 1 p.m. The cost of the meal is $15. They will be having roast beef with all the trimmings. All proceeds will be going to benefit the Shriners’ Hospital in Los Angeles. The

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TWENTYNINE PALM RECREATION TAKING YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Recreation Youth Basketball leagues are starting up soon. ROP Broadcast Student Jaylan Lane tells you how get the kids signed up… The City of Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 youth basketball league. According to Kary Minatrea, children in Kindergarten

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