MARINES CAN ROLL THEIR SLEEVES UP STARTING MARCH 9

The Marine Corps’ two-year-old “sleeves down” policy ended with an announcement Tuesday night on the Marines’ official social media platforms. The change takes effect March 9 and affects Marines wearing their desert camouflage utilities in noncombat areas. A Marine administrative message was published Wednesday formalizing the move.

TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MET LAST NIGHT, FIRE CALL INTERRUPTS MEETING

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors decided to send Suzi Horn and Chancey Chambers to the ACWA spring conference. The Water District will also be present at the Twentynine Palms High School Career Day. On the Fire Department side, the board renewed the agreement with the

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WE REVIEW ST. JOSPEPH’S PLAYERS “ON GOLDEN POND” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The newly formed St. Joseph’s players in Yucca Valley opened a three-week run of the popular play “On Golden Pond” last weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was in the audience and offer this review of the show…..

“On Golden Pond,” now playing at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca

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LOCAL PHOGRAPHER’S IMAGE REPRESENTS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN WASHINGTON

A photograph by a noted local photographer has been added to the National Park Service’s collection of images depicting the country’s national parks. When David McChesney of Joshua Tree was in Washington, DC, last year, he visited the Park Service’s headquarters and realized there was no photo of Joshua Tree

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RECEPTION SUNDAY FOR NEW EXHIBITS AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is hosting a reception Sunday for two new exhibitions of artists Janis Commentz and Olive Toscani. Commentz, who recently retired as a high school art and English teacher, founded the Morongo Basin Life Drawing League seven years ago. Her artwork of watercolors, pastels, acrylic, and

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TEEN CRAFT AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

It will be teen crafts at the Twentynine Palms Library this Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation…

Create a one-of-a-kind craft this Saturday, March 1, at the Twentynine Palms Library. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited for this month’s craft of a paper portrait collage. Refreshments will be served.

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM FOR TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Local high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mud College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more.

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COMBINED HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS PERFOM TONIGHT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

A combined music concert tonight with students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools at Twentynine Palms High. ROP Broadcast student Richard Ewing has details….

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley High School music departments will hold a combined concert Thursday in the Wildcat Gym. Doors open at 6:15

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RECKLESS DRIVING BLAMED FOR MORONGO GRADE CRASH MONDAY

The California Highway Patrol has released additional information about the two-vehicle crash on the Morongo Grade Monday afternoon that closed the highway. According to the CHP, Juan Ibarra, 20, of Twentynine Palms was driving a red 2007 Chevrolet Silverado westbound in a reckless manner when he lost control of his

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SHERIFF LOOKING FOR LAUNDRY BURGLAR

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of burglarizing Joshua Tree Laundry last November. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the woman broke into the Laundromat after hours November 19. Video surveillance shows the suspect stealing quarters from a locked box inside, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET: COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT PROGRAM APPROVED

Budgetary issues dominated discussions at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting last night. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: The budget review, Knott Sky Park improvements, and the community reinvestment program…

In a mid-year budget review, Finance Director Ron Peck told the Twentynine Palms City Council

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS TAKE COUNTY WIDE-RISE TRAINING

Yucca Mesa firefighters took part in a county-wide training drill in a warehouse Monday in Victorville. Known in firefighter parlance as a “wide rise,” the 800,000 square foot warehouse was a different challenge for the firefighters who are more used to fighting house and wildfires.

Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew Weber from

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS, STARTS STEPS FOR ANNEXATION

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, the Board of Directors authorized funds for document preparation and a financial audit of County Special Districts as the Agency moves

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will discuss both water and fire department business…

Tonight, Wednesday, February 26, starting at 6:00, the Twentynine Palms Water District will hold their monthly meeting. During this meeting, the Board Directors will consider the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

While the wait for the other shoe to drop in the litigation over Project Phoenix bonds continues, the City of Twentynine Palms has to continue with the required steps in the winding-down of the Redevelopment Agency. The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the dissolved Redevelopment Agency of Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY RDA OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Oversight Board of the Successor Agency to the Yucca Valley Redevelopment Agency will hold a special meeting at 9:30 Friday morning in the Mesquite Room of the Community Center. The committee will be asked to approve the recognized obligation payment schedule, and will then hear an update on the

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SCHOOLS ASKING FOR PARENT INPUT ON LCAP, WE EXPLAIN

LCFF and LCAP have become part of the alphabet soup that California schools have to deal with. The local school district is asking parent groups for input on LCAP. Reporter Dan Stork explains what, why, where, and when…

The way that funds for educational programs are distributed from the state

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YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO INDUCT 30 INTO HONOR SOCIETY

Yucca Valley Elementary School will induct 30 students into a newly formed chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. According to Principal Jolie Kelley, “Yucca Valley Elementary School has many exceptional students. The faculty decided to apply for a charter in the fall, in part so we could honor these

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR “NUNSET BLVD” AT THEATRE 29

Even as the hard-charging volunteers at Theatre 29 get ready to open “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Town’s Women’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery” this Friday, they will be holding auditions for their next production Monday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says five performers are being sought for “Nunset Boulevard”…

Veteran

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DRUM CIRCLE AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER FRIDAY

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a New Moon Drum Circle Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The circle will be held in the center’s sanctuary. There is no charge to attend, though donations will be accepted. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center is located at 59700 29 Palms Highway

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