HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST

Wednesday is the deadline for entering the holiday decorating contest. Entries will be judged on five criteria: Overall Appeal; Use of Available Space; Use of Lights and Color; Inventiveness and Overall Theme; and the Wow Factor. Painted windows do not qualify. Awards will be given for first and second places

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH BASKETBALL

The City of Twentynine Palms has many seasonal recreational programs. ROP broadcasting student Nick Barba suggests you check out youth basketball…

If you are interested in youth basketball, the Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation office offers many programs. According to their website, they offer youth basketball from January to late

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TOILET REBATE

Hi-Desert Water District is offering a rebate to Yucca Valley customers who replace old toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or more with a high-efficiency model. Water used for toilet flushing can be reduced by up to 62 percent by installing a high-efficiency toilet that uses 1.3 gallons per

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

The 2nd annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition continues through the weekend. There’s a juried art exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery and artist booths on the lawn at the 29 Palms Inn throughout both days. In addition, there are talks on art, the desert, and the Park,

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STUDENT EXHIBIT AT THE GLASS OUTHOUSE

Students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold an exhibit of their art at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in Twentynine Palms. The opening reception is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 6. Refreshments will be served. The show will run for one week only, from December

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS

You have two chances to get your holiday musical cheer next weekend, free, and with direction by Bill Barrett and accompaniment by Clyde Grabski. ROP broadcasting student Sumeria Snover invites you to hear the Hi-Desert Chorus…

The town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Chorus present a holiday concert entitled

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LAST CHANCE FOR FREE ACTING CLASSES IN NOVEMBER AT THEATRE 29

Tomorrow is the last free acting classes at Theatre 29. The free class will give attendees from beginners to experienced actors a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Actors ages 16 and up are welcome; the class size is limited in order to give all

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SUNDAY HOURS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE

The Twentynine Palms Post Office will be open Sunday, December 7, from 10 to 2. No other post office in the Morongo Basin will be open on Sunday. The post office is located at 73839 Gorgonio Drive in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-1161.

HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY AROUND MOTORCYCLES

Reducing the number of motorcycle-involved collisions goes beyond training and prevention on the part of the motorcyclists. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, more than half of all fatal motorcycle collisions involve another vehicle. In addition, SWITRS data indicates on average, more than one quarter of

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SKULL FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE IDENTIFIED

We have more information about the human skull that was found by dogs in Joshua Tree Thursday. A woman called the Sheriff’s department shortly before noon Thursday to say that her dogs were playing with a human skull in her back yard in the 61400 block of DesertAir Road. Deputies

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FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday after he hit his wife. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies were called to the 7300 block of Dumosa Avenue about 6:15 Thursday when a woman called to say he hit her in her face. Deputies found that the woman had visible

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JOINING THE MARINE CORPS

If you’re interested in joining the Marine Corps after high school, there are requirements you need to know. ROP broadcasting student Danielle Leon tells you what they are…

Many students in High School consider joining the military as an option. If you are looking to join the Marine Corps, you

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DOGS FIND SKULL IN DESERT THURSDAY

We have more information about the human skull that was found by dogs in Joshua Tree Thursday. A woman called the Sheriff’s department shortly before noon Thursday to say that her dogs were playing with a human skull in her back yard in the 61400 block of DesertAir Road. Deputies

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FIRE AT ROADRUNNER MOBILE HOME PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A faulty electrical panel is blamed for a fire at the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park in Morongo Valley yesterday. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and CalFire responded to the fire called in at 11:44 a.m. By the time the homeowner had noticed the smoke, the fire had grown

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

On Thursday, the County Planning Commission gave the green light to a solar project in Landers for which some work has already been done in advance of permits. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote broke on regional lines… By a vote of 3-2, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved

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TWO CONVICTED FELONS ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two convicted felons were arrested Wednesday night when they were found in violation of their probation. According to a Sheriff’s report, when deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley about 9 p.m. on a probation check, Ronald Sartain, 28, of Yucca Valley,

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ONE ARREST AFTER DEPUTY CATCHES MAN STEALING FURNITURE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found in a condemned home with his ex-girlfriend’s belongings. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy escorted the woman to a home in the 57800 block of Joshua Drive about 9:30 a.m. for her to pick up her belongings.

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TWO BIG BIRD COUNTS PLANNED FOR THIS MONTH

Attention bird watchers and nature lovers, two big bird counts are set for this month. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… Birdwatchers get your binoculars ready. There are two bird counts in the month of December that need people who love birdwatching. On Sunday, December 14, participants

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT FEDERAL LOBBYIST MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special, closed session meeting on Monday December 8 at 2 p.m., to discuss a contract for a federal lobbyist.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE MONDAY

There will be two meetings in Joshua Tree on Monday, December 8, to help people apply for assistance with home fuel costs: gas, electric, or firewood. This is part of the Home Energy Assistance Program, sponsored by the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County. The meetings will be at

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