YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS TAKING REGISTRATION TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Lobos youth tackle football and cheer teams will accept registrations Saturday, May 3, in the Joshua Tree room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Registration will be held from 10 to 2. Discounts are available for those who pay in full at the time of registration, and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat golf team ended the league season with an upset win over previously undefeated Shadow Hills High School 214-222. Coach Grant Whipple said leading the way for the cats where Brandon Steffins with a 1 under 35, Ty Lueken, 43; Justin Delarosa, 43; Michael Goodale, 46; and

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NO CELL PHONE SERVICE FOR THOUSANDS AFTER FIBER OPTIC CABLE CUT

Thousands of cell phone customers in the Hi-Desert were without service for about 10 hours Wednesday after a spliced fiber optic cable was blown apart during high winds in the Banning Pass. The cable carried phone lines for several carriers; Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile customers have all reported no cell

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LOCAL FIRE CREWS BATTLING ETIWANDA FIRE

Fire crews from the Yucca Valley Fire Station 41 and Yucca Mesa Station 42 have been sent to help fight the Etiwanda fire, near Rancho Cucamonga. The wildfire, which started about 8 a.m. Wednesday in the foothills north of the 210 freeway, quickly spread to 200 acres in just two

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RETIRED COLONEL, FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS MAYOR “MAC” DUBE HAS DIED

The Twentynine Palms civilian and military communities are mourning the death of Col. M.J. “Mac” Dube, who passed away Tuesday at 80 years old. Dube was a longtime Twentynine Palms City Councilman and mayor who had retired from the Marine Corps with many accolades, including a Silver Star for gallantry

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“NUNSET BOULEVARD” AT THEATRE 29 OFFERS A SUNDAY MATINEE

The Hit Musical-Comedy, “Nunset Boulevard” is running now through May 24 at Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a matinee performance will be offered this weekend… Theatre 29 will hold a Sunday matinee for “Nunset Boulevard” this Sunday, May 4, starting at 2:30 p.m. The latest in the blockbuster

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AN ARREST FOR ARMED ROBBERY AFTER A BEER RUN

Two Joshua Tree men on a beer run Tuesday evening were arrested after they allegedly stole a bottle of booze. According to a Sheriff’s report, Bradley Fraser, 26, and Kevin Spruell, 41, went to Stater Brothers East in Yucca Valley about 6:30 p.m. for a beer run. An employee told

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OVER 1,000 POUNDS OF DRUGS TURNED IN

Over 1,000 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs were turned in during the eighth Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the County Sheriff’s Department. Last Saturday, April 26, 50 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in to the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station in Joshua Tree. The Yucaipa Station received

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WALK-IN CRISIS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER IN YUCCA VALLEY

A walk-in Mental Health Crisis Center is now operating in Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcast student Syril Miller has details… In need of Mental Health Care but unsure on whether or not to go to a hospital? The Telecare Corporation of California has been running a mental health and psychiatry clinic

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SUPERVISOR JAMES RAMOS ON Z107-7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

James Ramos, the Supervisor for the Third District of San Bernardino County, will be the guest on the Up Close show tomorrow (May 2) at 10 a.m. Ramos will talk about his experiences so far as county supervisor, what he hopes to accomplish, the County’s “Give Big” campaign, and listen

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FORMER LOCAL FIRE BATTALLION CHIEF SUING COUNTY

A former County Fire Division Chief is suing the County, alleging age discrimination. John Salvate, 50, who was a Division Chief from 2011 to 2013 for the South Desert Division—which includes the Morongo Basin—and Battalion Chief Michael Weis, 62, of Victorville, contend in their lawsuit that the Fire Department has

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PLANS UDERWAY FOR 64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley’s annual Grubstake Days celebration is set for May 24. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gives us an early view of the planned activities… The 64th annual celebration of the rich pioneering, ranching, and mining history of Yucca Valley known as Grubstake Days takes place Saturday, May 24, 2014. This year’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT HIRES $79,000 CONSULTANT, WILL ASK CITY FOR FIRE FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District had a special meeting last night to discuss issues regarding the future of the Fire Department. The first discussion topic was whether or not the Water District should pay for a voter survey to find out if a tax measure is popular with the public.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve the construction package of the wastewater reclamation project, and to adopt a resolution prohibiting the conversion of septic systems to sewage holding tanks, the use

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DESERT CONGREGATIONAL RUMMAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Desert Congregational Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 to 4. Lots of children’s items will be for sale. The church is located on the corner of 2 Mile Road and Sunrise Road in Twentynine Palms.

WE LOOK AT NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR A CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE

Changes in state law are making it more difficult for teens to get their first California Driver’s License. ROP Broadcast Student Tyrus Fair looks at the requirements… Many teens are wondering how to get their driver’s license and how long it would take. According to dmv.ca.gov you have to be

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW OPENS TODAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present the Yucca Valley High School Art Show from May 1 through May 24. This annual exhibition highlights the finest work of some of this community’s rising talent from Yucca Valley High School. The display consists of paintings and drawings covering a large variety of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team traveled to Desert Hot Springs to take on the Golden Eagles. Coach Larry Battle said the Eagles forfeited 9 points due to not having singles players and only doubles matches were played. This became a very competitive doubles tournament against

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SERVICES SET FOR FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENT GRANT WILLIAMS

Grant Williams, a former 14-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died of cancer April 24. He was 32 years old. Grant Williams is survived by his wife Kristina and daughters, Kierra and Gennaveve, all of Colorado Springs; his parents, Gary and Kathleen Williams, and sisters, Heather Williams and Amber Williams, all

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH LAST NIGHT

A 54-year-old woman was killed in Morongo Valley last night when she was struck by a car on the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Geraldine Willis, 46, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger eastbound on Highway 62 about 8:30 p.m. when the still-unidentified woman attempted

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