SANTA VISITS NORTH JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

Joshua Tree firefighters will be escorting Santa around tonight in North Joshua Tree. He’ll be riding in a fire department pick-up truck, complete with lights and sirens, roaming through neighborhoods north of the highway between 6 and 9 p.m. and passing out candy canes.

WE MEET THE MANAGER OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

The Twentynine Palms High School Girls Volleyball squad works hard. ROP Broadcasting student Carelyn Mendoza talked to Coach Jennica Pilayan… Volleyball players work very hard to practice for their games. Today, I am interviewing the manager of the varsity girls’ volleyball team, Jennica Pilayan, on her personal experiences being a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

After a rocky 0 and 5 start, Twentynine Palms Basketball Team played two games back-to-back Friday: A difficult road tournament game in Rancho Cucamunga, followed up with a race back home to Wildcat Gymnasium, against La Quinta H.S. In the first matchup, the Wildcats faced Rialto High School at 2:30

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CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Next Saturday morning, you can shake off post-holiday lethargy in the bracing air of the National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp says, come join the Christmas bird count…

Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. The count

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“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST” CAST AT THEATRE 29

With the new year comes a new season of Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff previews a first production that promises to be truly “Wilde”…

It’s just three weeks until Theatre 29 opens its first show of 2014. A cast of Theatre 29 veterans will perform “The Importance of Being

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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION NOTICES

The Transportation Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) Project is located on Highway 62 and includes the construction of raised medians from Kickapoo Trail to Elk Trail and from Cherokee Trail to Apache Trail, and sidewalk improvements from Palm Avenue to Dumosa Avenue. Starting Friday December 20, 2013 stamped colored concrete will

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HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

The San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday safety tips. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains some of the ways to ensure a safe holiday season…

Before setting up lighted decorations, check for burned-out lights, empty sockets and broken bulbs. Inspect wires for breaks

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YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL

There is still time to play some hoops! The Town of Yucca Valley is still accepting registrations for current Youth Basketball League. There is plenty of space left in both the 3rd – 4th grade and 5th – 6th grade girls divisions. Register at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Monday

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HOLIDAY FUN IN THE PARK

When we have visitors from out of the area, we always go for a ride and a walk in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp has suggestions for enhancing that experience…

Do you have relatives visiting over the Holidays and need to entertain them? Joshua Tree National Park invites

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MAIL THEFT ARREST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies made an arrest Thursday of a man suspected of stealing mail out of mail boxes in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, about 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning, a woman noticed a dark-colored SUV driving eastbound, on the wrong side of the road in the 73100 block

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JOSHUA TREE DRUG ARREST

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday evening, accused of selling drugs. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a woman was traveling on Broadway near Sunset about 7:45 p.m. when she says she was approached by a man who wanted a ride. When Deputy Lett approached in his patrol unit

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GREASE FIRE TIPS

You’ve left a pan with hot grease unattended, and it bursts into flame. Quick – what do you do? Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what…

The Yucca Valley Fire Department responded to a kitchen grease fire recently in which the residents tried to extinguish the fire by spraying it

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SKY PARTY BY SKYS THE LIMIT

Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will host a free sky part Saturday, December 21, starting at 6 p.m. Park Ranger Pam Tripp will start the party with a talk about navigating with the stars. Then, state-of-the-art telescopes will focus on galaxies, nebulae, and other sky objects throughout

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

Come one, come all, to the Rotary’s 16th annual Festival of Lights Parade tonight, Saturday, December 21, starting at 5:30 PM. The parade will be on Santa Fe Trail, starting at Cherokee Trail and ending at Inca Trail. The floats from the parade will be displayed at the Hi Desert

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THESPIANS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Theater arts are alive and well at Twentynine Palms High School. ROP Broadcasting student Bailey Hartmann presents the many faces of the International Thespian Society…

The International Thespian Society, or ITS, at Twentynine Palms High School are the people who do elementary school children’s theatre tours and combined high school

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DEFENSE BILL BRINGS RAISE, SUSTAINS BENEFIT FOR LOCAL MILITARY

Approval of the defense authorization act last night will bring a minimal 1 percent raise to our Marines and sailors starting January 1. The bill extends a number of expiring special pays and bonuses that would otherwise have ended on New Year’s Day and also includes rules against any fee

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Z107.7 RADIOTHON TO HELP TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR GET TO CARNEGIE HALL

With the Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir selected to go to Carnegie Hall, now comes the hard part, raising the money to get them there. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains how Community Radio, Z107.7, is stepping up to help… It’s the chance of a lifetime for 22 Twentynine Palms

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NO DUI ARRESTS IN LAST NIGHT’S TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint last night in the area of Adobe Road and Sunnyvale Drive between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. During the checkpoint a number of intoxicated persons were contacted, however, all were passengers in vehicles driven by a sober

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HOLIDAY SCHEDULES FOR TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY AND CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

If you’ve got business at City Hall in Twentynine Palms over the next two weeks, Dan Stork says you should be aware of some office hour changes… During the holiday season, Twentynine Palms City Hall will be open Mondays, December 23 and 30, and Thursdays, December 26 and January 2.

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The annual Christmas Bird Count is coming to Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says volunteers are being sought… Attention bird lovers and volunteers: your expertise and enthusiasm are needed for the upcoming Joshua Tree National Park Christmas Bird Count. The count begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday,

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