MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS JOSHUA TREE AIRPORT SOLAR PLAN

Environmental issues dominated the December meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC last night. Reporter Dan Stork highlights the featured presentation on a solar project in Joshua Tree, and reveals more council vacancies… In an added informational presentation before the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District CEO Bob

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IS THAT A BATON IN YOUR PANTS?

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday for hiding a police baton in his shorts pocket. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Michael Dennison, 24, walking near the corner of Church Street and 29 Palms Highway about 1:15 a.m. During a search of Dennison, the deputy located a

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JUVENILES, GAS, AND FIRE ADD UP TO DANGER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms fire fighters had to counsel some juveniles Saturday about the dangers of using gasoline on fires. According to a Sheriff’s report, some children, about 7 or 8 years old, decided to roast some marshmallows about 8 p.m. Saturday, and tried to start a fire using wood logs and

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SOLAR PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT’S MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETING

Solar projects highlight the agenda of the December meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the November meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, NextEra Energy’s Project Director, Jess Melin, introduces a proposed 100-acre solar

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BURN BAN LIFTED IN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY

The San Bernardino County burn ban has been lifted. Following recent rain, CAL FIRE’s San Bernardino Unit has lifted the suspension of burning within State Responsibility Area (SRA) in San Bernardino County effective today, Monday, December 8, 2014. While cooler temperatures have helped to diminish the threat of wildfire, residents

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YUCCA VALLEY POWER OUTAGE CANCELLED

The planned Southern California Edison power outages in the Yucca Valley area that had been set for Tuesday, has been cancelled. Again, the power outages scheduled by Edison for Tuesday, December 9, has been cancelled.

COUNTY FIRE URGES CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY

With the Christmas season upon us, residents will be putting up their holiday trees. Reporter Taylor Thacker says County Fire has some Christmas tree safety reminders… With the holiday season upon us, the San Bernardino County Fire Department would like to remind you of the following holiday natural Christmas tree

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WINNERS NAMED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show held its opening reception Friday night in which the winners of the 2014 juried art show were announced. Artist of Distinction: Chuck Caplinger, Twentynine Palms, oil on canvas; Artist-in-Residence Award: Claudia Bucher, Los Angeles, digital art; Superintendent’s Award: Howard Spector, South Pasadena, photograph,

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PROTECTING COYOTE HOLE

There’s a new fence stretching along the northeast side of Quail Springs Road in Joshua Tree from Onaga Trail to Alta Loma, and then around the corner on Alta Loma. We found it’s part of an effort to protect Coyote Hole.

Back in the 1970s, San Bernardino County acquired the

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CHP SAFETY BELT CAMPAIGN

Everyone knows seat belts save lives. Not everybody acts accordingly. Taylor Thacker reports on a CHP campaign to change that… In an effort to save lives and help improve vehicle occupant safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is implementing a yearlong statewide campaign to encourage seat belt and child safety

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SHOP WITH A COP

The San Bernardino County Safety Employees’ Benefit Association is accepting donations for its Shop with a Cop program. Shop with a Cop pairs law enforcement professionals with children, and sends them on a shopping spree for clothing, toys, and personal care items. Shop with a Cop tries to ensure that

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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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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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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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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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