HILLTOPPERS GRAND PRIX MOTORCYCLE RACES IN 29 PALMS THIS WEEKEND

An influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The 41st annual Hilltopper Motorcycle Club Grand Prix will be held this Saturday and Sunday. ROP Broadcast student Alena Hanschild has details and ticket information… American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle Club

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, March 24, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2 to 6 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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SUCCESSFUL “DESERT SOL” CONCERT HELP LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

After a successful concert March 19, the Desert Sõl Band would like to thank the community for their support. Band members said over 125 people filled the Twentynine Palms Elk’s Lodge to listen to the performance. Desert Sõl features a full horn section creating a big band sound. With the

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ARTISTS INVITED TO CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Congressman Paul Cook is urging local high school artists to enter the Congressional art competition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to enter… The Congressional art competition encourages and recognizes the artistic talents of students nationwide. The contest is open to all high school students in Morongo Basin. Students can

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GMO DOCUMENTARY SHOWING AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

The Documentary film, “GMO OMG” will be shown Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley. “GMO OMG” director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet,

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to help pull and invasive weed. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for two one-day sessions to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ tennis team defeated Shadow Hills High School at home Friday, 13 to 5, in their first conference match of the season. Coach William Shay said the Wildcats were led by singles players Jarod Burkes, John Lanza, and Sam Choi, each sweeping all three sets. In

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YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

As a regular hiker in Joshua Tree National Park, I appreciate the maintenance done on the trails. Ranger Pam Tripp says that teen-agers can be part of keeping the Park in shape, and get paid for it…

The eight week Youth Conservation Corps program will once again be sponsored

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WRISTBANDS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CARNIVAL

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be having its annual Rotary Carnival March 26-29 in Luckie Park. Wristband tickets will be sold at Stater Brothers this weekend, March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wristband tickets can also be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office, Bowladium, US Bank

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CASTING CALL FOR PIONEERTOWN WILD WEST SHOW

The Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show of Pioneertown is putting out an official casting call. The Mane Street Stampede is looking for a few good volunteer ladies and gentlemen actors, with a good sense of humor, to perform with them Saturdays from April 4 until October 31 this year,

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TPHS ANIME CLUB

What’s anime? ROP broadcasting student Allora Steele tells Twentynine Palms High School students how they can find out, and get involved in it…

Twentynine Palms High School has an anime club. The club meets from 12:21 to 12:51 once a week. The clubs purpose is to bring together fans of

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs — including military personnel — are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes

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TPHS CLASS OF ’65 REUNION

Are you a member of the Twentynine Palms High School Class of 1965? Or do you know someone who is? The Class of ’65 will hold its 50-year reunion the weekend of June 12 and 13 at Pappy and Harriets in Pioneertown. For more information, check out wildcats1965.com.

SHERIFF’S REPORTS

MORE LOCAL VANDALISM AND THEFT

Vandals and thieves also hit Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Tuesday night-Wednesday morning. In Twentynine Palms, a flat-screen TV was stolen from a business I the 5700 block of Utah Trail; a home was burglarized in the 7300 block of North Star Avenue; a pick-up

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR’S OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington holds “office hours” at the Town Hall every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to discuss concerns, ideas for the community, or to learn more about the activities going on in the town. Meetings

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School tennis team will travel away to Palm Valley High School in Rancho Mirage. The match begins at 3:15.

MARIJUANA SALES ARREST AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 21. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:40 p.m. and end about midnight. The winter Milky Way will be easy to see, as well as several distant galaxies and Jupiter. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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URINETOWN THE MUSICAL RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

The edgy musical comedy, “Urinetown the Musical” continues to receive critical acclaim at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

Theatre and film critic, Jack Lyons attended a performance of “Urinetown the Musical” last weekend and says in The Desert Star Weekly, “The cast of enthusiastic performers give it their

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE GENERAL MEETING

Transition Joshua Tree will hold a general membership meeting Sunday, March 22, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a potluck dinner beginning at 5. Bring a dish to share along with your own plate, cup, and utensils. There will be a special presentation of Heart and Soul: The Musical. The

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