STAR TWIRLER SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Rob Grigsby will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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CHURCH’S MEN’S GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY

The men’s group at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold their end-of-season fund-raiser tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join them for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, watermelon and soft drinks! All this for $8 for adults and $4 for kids. The church

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SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES STARTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The slow-pitch softball season kicks off next week in Twentynine Palms. ROP broadcast student Michael Gandara gets out his cleats… Twentynine Palms fall slow-pitch softball leagues begin October 1. The all-men’s league will be on Monday nights and the co-ed league will be Tuesday and Thursday nights. Anyone interested in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School Rattlers. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

The Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will travel away to play Fulton College Prep. Game time is 7

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TWO HELD AFTER DRUGS AND EXPLOSIVES ARE FOUND IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

Sheriff’s Deputies and narcotics officers served a search warrant at 73958 Casita Dr. in Twentynine Palms yesterday. The search of the residence revealed a military grade explosive device, methamphetamine, and evidence of sales of methamphetamine. Michael Brown, 32, and Melissa Dollard, 36, were subsequently arrested for investigation of possession of

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SHERIFF’S PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s Department will be holding their annual Drug Take Back Day this Saturday. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to get rid of those old prescriptions… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public the opportunity to prevent prescription pill abuse and

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HI-DESERT WATER TO GET 620 ACRE FEET OF STATE WATER

The Hi-Desert Water District has learned that it will be receiving just one-fifth of its usual water allocation from the State Water Project. According to the water district, it will receive 620 acre feet of water to recharge local water supplies. This is the lowest amount of water that has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TALKS ABOUT RAISING WATER RATES, APPOINTING BOARD MEMBER

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night to discuss their current water rates. While the District currently meets minimum operating requirements, they said existing rates are insufficient for increasing capital costs, so they are considering raising the cost of water over the next five years. No action was taken

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SPECIAL PLAY AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND HONORS AMERICAN WOMEN

A very special play, touring on its way to Washington, DC, will play this Friday and Saturday only. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to be in the audience for “Shattered Ceilings”… After discovering that there was a severe lack of plays about great American women, the California Desert

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AMBIGUOUS GOBBLEDYGOOK ON THE FUTURE OF HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting Monday, September 22, with representatives from the Camden Group, a healthcare and management consulting firm. In what can only be described as ambiguous gobbledygook regarding the future of the hospital, a statement from the hospital following the

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BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 27, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

The annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce is coming up. Reporter Taylor Thacker says special packages are available… Oktoberfest fall festival discounts are available online. The Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 25, and the discount packages are on sale starting October 1. Go

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has selected two women as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Pioneer Days. Dona Schutz Tower, a long-time organizer of the event, has been chosen as the Grand Marshal, and retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Elaine Bowden has been chosen as the Military Grand Marshal.

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BLUEGRASS IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The JT Trading Post in Joshua Tree is hosting a bluegrass jam tonight at 6 p.m. It’s in the building a couple doors up from Pie for the People. Please bring your acoustic instruments and pick with them, or just come to enjoy the music.

STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:15 p.m. and end about 2:30 a.m. In the sky will be a crescent moon, next to Saturn, along with the vibrant Mars and Antares, as well as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY MAKES GOOD SHOWING IN A RECENT MEET

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat cross-country teams had a great showing at last weekend’s meet. ROP Broadcast student Garrett Schrepfer has the results…

On Saturday, September 20, the Twentynine Palms High School cross country team hosted a home invitational meet. The varsity boys’ team came in second to Xavier Preparatory High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball team travelled to Desert Hot Springs Wednesday to take on the Lady Eagles. The varsity team lost 1-3. Coach Matt Jennings said leading the team were Ashely Priest with 12 kills, seven blocks; Haley Rayburn with four kills, three blocks; and Chloe

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SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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COUNTY APPROVES WONDER VALLEY ROAD MAINTENANCE TAX

At its meeting Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the formation of a sub-zone within the Wonder Valley special district for road maintenance services. They approved the zone formation, and also declared official the favorable results of a vote for a special tax

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AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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