TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

After an electrically-charged preamble to the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting, a previously discussed issue was resurrected. The Council also reorganized itself and sniffed out locations for a dog park. Dan Stork has details… The chilly night led the Twentynine Palms City Council to make short work of a ribbon

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. The board will also be asked to approve a

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Airport Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight. Under new business, new directors will be sworn in, and new officers will be elected. After public comments, the directors will hear reports from the treasurer, airport manager, and directors. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Joshua

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board will meet in regular session tomorrow. Reorganization, committee assignments, and where to spend money are all on the agenda. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… The regular monthly meeting of the Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees begins at 3 p.m. tomorrow with a

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TLC NEEDS VOLUNTERS, FOOD, AND CASH

The TLC event Christmas day which includes an 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much more needs clowns, face painters, balloon artists, and artists to make giant candy canes. They are looking for monetary sponsors for the meat and the buffet. With two weeks left,

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Your chance to hear the same talented group of student who have been invited to Carnegie Hall! The Twentynine Palms High School Holiday concert is tomorrow. ROP Broadcast student Nina Dizon has your invitation… The holidays are here, and so is the Twentynine Palms High School Annual Holiday Concert! The

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A MONDAY MEETING ON THE FUTURE OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE

This Monday, December 16, Little League District 58 Administrator, Howard Reeves, will be hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the future of Twentynine Palms Little League. The primary purpose of the meeting is to find people who are interested in filling up key positions on the board of directors

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HOSPITAL BOARD REORGANIZES

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board reorganized and heard from TLC last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the meeting and files this report… Mara Cantelo of Tender Loving Cause opened last night’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors by recognizing some of the many volunteers whose programs

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team has started the season off with three wins and one loss in the West Valley tournament December 2 through December 6. Leading scorers for the Wildcats were Koko Cabrera and Cherokee Turner. Cabrera came away with all tournament honors. The coaching

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WOMAN KILLED MONDAY NIGHT DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT ON MORONGO GRADE

A woman was killed during a high-speed pursuit on the Morongo Grade Monday evening. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, about 9:20 p.m., a deputy tried to stop a 1994 Toyota near Palm Avenue and Highway 62 in YuccaValley for reckless driving. The female driver refused to yield, and a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC ASKS COUNTY TO KEEP SOLAR MORATORIUM IN RURAL RESIDENTIAL

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, representatives approved a recommendation urging the County Board of Supervisors to keep in place the moratorium on new industrial-scale solar projects only in areas zoned for rural residential development. At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Supervisors

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, REORGANIZATION, RECORDS PURGE, COMMERCIAL SOLAR BAN

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. After reorganization, they will look at a ban on commercial solar in the Town. In spite of a letter from some residents asking them to keep old records, they will look at purging them. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: REORGANIZATION, STATE OF THE CITY, A DOG PARK

On the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight are three R’s: ribbon cutting, reorganization, and canine recreation. Dan Stork tells about those, and more… Preceding its regular meeting on December 10, the Twentynine Palms City Council will have a ribbon cutting at 5:30 at Bucklin Park for

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next regular Joshua Tree Clean Team pickup will be tomorrow morning at the Joshua Tree Library (at Park Boulevard and Highway 62). The volunteers will be cleaning up downtown Joshua Tree in preparation for the holidays. The team will start at 8 a.m. and work for one short hour.

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HOSPITAL BOARD TO HEAR FROM FIRM THAT MARKETS HOSPITALS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board meets tonight. After a presentation by a company that sells hospitals, a board reorganization is set. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the rest of the agenda… Prior to tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, directors convene a special 4:30 p.m. open

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HI-DESERT CHORUS FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Hi-Desert Chorus winter program, “Sounds of the Season,” under the direction of Bill Barrett and accompanist/composer Clyde Grabski, will be this weekend. The free concerts take place Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15 at the Yucca Valley Community Center in the Yucca Room. Doors open at 2:00 and

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SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART AUCTION SATURDAY TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

The Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction this Saturday will benefit Reach Out. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some of the offerings… Mark your calendars for December 14, for the Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction. It’s a way to collect art and benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin at the

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LEADS LUNCH FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding its second Leads Lunch at noon on Friday, December 13, at Sizzler Restaurant, in Yucca Valley. Leads Lunches allows chamber members to network and exchange referrals and leads. There is no cost to attend except for the cost of lunch. RSVP by

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DRUM MAKING AND MEDICINE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn all about drum making and medicine at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Morongo Basin Historical Society presents its Wednesday program of drum making and drum medicine. On Wednesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m., drum maker Lisa Angela Diaz Espejo Starr will introduce

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DE ANZA LEAGUE STANDOUTS NAMED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BANQUET

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats had their end-of-the-season banquet this past weekend and announced the De Anza League selections from the 2013 football team. Talo Wilson was named Special Teams MVP and a first team All-League selection. Five other Wildcats joined Wilson on the first team: seniors Darren Murphy, Jake Culver,

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