LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda is a brief review of the year, followed

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS TOMORROW AND MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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TLC LOVE NOTES FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The TLC Love notes will be at Starbucks Friday, December 13, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. TLC is gearing up for the 30th annual TLC event which includes 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much much more. Come have a cup of coffee, sing, sign

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“THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST” AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Historical society will present a lecture Friday night about “The Accidental Artist”. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains……. The 29 Palms Historical Society presents the story of Ricardo Breceda, the accidental artist. Ten short years ago, Breceda was an injured construction worker making a living selling boots. Now, his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURES TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School is unique in the wide range of cultures represented by their students. Tomorrow at 12:30 they will celebrate their diversity with the annual “International festival.” ROP Students Trinity Toomalatai spoke with organizer, teacher Derek Keith… There is an event called International Festival that is coming up

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday night, 35-30 to the San Jacinto Tigers in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geson said senior Hannah Hughes put in eight points to lead Yucca Valley while freshman Taylor Spitz followed with seven points.

The Yucca Valley

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MORE ON A FATAL CRASH AFTER 130-MPH PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

More information today on a fatal crash on the Morongo Grade Monday night. At about 9:20 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucca Valley Station attempted to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for reckless driving in Yucca Valley, near Palm Avenue and Highway 62. The vehicle, occupied by a 55-year

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS FOCUSING ON SPEED ON HANFORD AVENUE

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Hanford Avenue between Yucca Trail and Highway 62. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE TOWN” FROM OUTGOING MAYOR ABEL

The Yucca Valley Town Council got a “State of the Town” briefing last night from outgoing Mayor Merle Abel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and has details… One of the last actions Mayor Merl Abel did at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night, before he handed over

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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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