TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE BRANCHING OUT

Transition Joshua Tree is branching out—from growing plants to growing brains. Reporter Dan Stork tells about three-brain facilitation…

It’s an intriguing title: “The Three-Brained Facilitator,” further explained as “a full-day workshop to develop facilitation skills to guide collaborative groups.” The hands-on workshop will offer practical information and techniques for staying

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS TAKING A BUS TO LAUGHLIN THIS WEEKEND

Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms will offer their annual Laughlin “Fun-Bus” Run this Saturday, May 10, to the Colorado Belle. Cost is $30 per person which includes a Laughlin fun book, free buffet lunch at the Colorado Belle or the Edgewater, and snacks on the bus. They will leave Twentynine

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ROP STUDENT LOOKS AT CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION AS A CAREER

ROP Broadcast Student CiCi Rubio wanted to know what it took to start a career as a crime scene specialist. In her story, she tells us what she found out…

Have you decided that you want to work as a crime scene specialist but not quite sure if you’re informed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team faced Shadow Hills Wednesday. The girls won the meet and the League Title going undefeated for the year with a 107 to 60 score. Boys lost 64 to 106. Jacob Bell got CIF time for the 500-yard freestyle, Spencer Walton got CIF time

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

It takes a lot of work to run a national park. Ranger Pam Tripp gives a peek at the administrative services at Joshua Tree National Park…

The administrative division of Joshua Tree National Park works behind the scenes to support the essential work of personnel. They perform duties, such as

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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR MILITARY

A San Bernardino County program offers free behavioral heath services for military service members and their families. All active duty and retired military personnel, reservists, or National Guard who have served on or after September 11, 2001 and their families are eligible. Services include confidential behavioral health assessments, rehabilitative support,

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HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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OASIS 5TH-GRADER RAISING FUNDS FOR PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM

A local 5th grader has a great opportunity to learn about international cooperation in Europe. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says Pearl Burch is raising money for her trip…

Pearl Burch, a fifth-grader at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms, was selected to attend the People to People Student Ambassador Program

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DESERT CHRIST PARK FUNDRAISER

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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CACTUS SEWABLES MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, May 5, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; the meeting begins at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. The speaker this month will be quilt designer DeBorah Yeboah, who will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis will host the Shadow Hills High School Knights at home. First serve is at 3:15.

MARINE CORPS TO MEET WITH OHV COMMUNITY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Yucca Valley Community Center May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” SUNDAY MATINEE AT THEATRE 29

“Nunset Boulevard” is in the second weekend of its run at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s a matinee performance this Sunday…

Theatre 29 will hold a Sunday matinee for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, this Sunday, May 4, starting at

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LIBRARY BOOK SALES

Today’s the day to pick up a good read or two at a good price. Both the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree libraries are holding book sales today, 9 to 3 in Twentynine Palms, and 9 to 5 in Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree sale will continue through Wednesday, during

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YUCCA MESA CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO TODAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 3. The event will be a celebration of Mexican food and drinks, live music by Roger Arnold and Bobby Furgo, and a piñata. The fiesta runs from 4 to 7, with the piñata at 5:30.

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SPUDTACULAR AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m. Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits with all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from

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THE ATTRACTIONS OF LUCKIE PARK

The exercise stations that have been provided at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms have been very popular. ROP Broadcasting student Christian Smith says there’s lots more in the way of facilities at the park…

Twentynine Palms Park and recreation in Luckie Park is located off two mile road and Utah

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MOJAVE WATER AGENCY CELEBRATES NEW FACILITIES

The Mojave Water Agency will hold the opening celebration of its new Central Operations Center, High Desert Interpretive Center, and Regional Recharge and Recovery Project on Thursday, May 15, from 10 to noon. The celebration will be held at 7620 Deep Creek Road in Apple Valley. For more information, call

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VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINICS IN MAY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May 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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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training on May 10, 2014. The training will be done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region. The training cost is $75 per dog

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