HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH PARK FOR A FRIDAY HIKE

Hiking, walking, biking and rock climbing are just a few of the many ways to get outside and enjoy nature, while also increasing your energy and stamina. Joshua Tree National Park has more than 270 miles of trails for hiking and paved roads for biking. In order to help jump-start

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A REMINDER ABOUT PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS

Have you paid your property tax yet? Reporter Dan Stork says, time’s running out… Tuesday, December 10, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can do it in any of several ways: Online, at www.MyTaxCollector.com; over the phone,

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DONATIONS FOR ANIMAL SHELTER AND TLC COLLECTION AT VON’S

Volunteers from the Morongo Basin Humane Society will be at the Yucca Valley Vons tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect donations for the Joshua Tree no-kill animal shelter and for needy community pet owners who will have bags of pet food available to them at TLC’s Christmas

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FIREFIGHTERS COLLECTION TOYS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

Morongo Basin firefighters will be collecting toys to distribute to needy children. Boxes where residents can drop off toys will be in local businesses, banks, and mobile home parks, including at the Z107.7 studio in Joshua Tree. In addition, Walmart will host a “stuff the truck” event at the store

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is an important part of the rich cultural heritage of the area. ROP Broadcast student Marcella Cruz takes a closer look at the local treasure….. Many people may not know, but Twentynine Palms has a beautiful art gallery. According to the 29 Palms art gallery

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Varsity Basketball team beat Indian Springs high school yesterday, 94-48. For Junior varsity, the final score was 63-33, with Yucca Valley on top.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ soccer team will travel away to play Xavier College Prep. Game

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS APPROVE COMMERCIAL SOLAR ORDINANCE

About two dozen citizens gave the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors their views on the proposed ordinance regulating commercial solar power generation projects, with about half doing so via the teleconferencing facility in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork observed proceedings from the county government building in Joshua Tree and

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CHP LOOKING FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER AFTER WOMAN HITS MBTA BUS

The California Highway Patrol is searching for the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident last week that injured a Joshua Tree woman. According to a CHP press release, a dark colored Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 in the left lane about 4:05 p.m. on Friday, November 29,

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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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