STILL TIME TO COMMENT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

The clock is ticking on getting public input on the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Reporter Dan Stork tells how you can have your voice heard… The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife

…View Full Story…

FREE ACTING CLASSES OFERRED AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes are being offered at Theatre 29 for the month of November. The free classes, for beginners through experienced are being given to give attendees a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Ages 16 and up are welcome, classes are limited in size

…View Full Story…

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a closed session meeting Thursday, October 30, at 9 a.m. On the agenda, the trustees will discuss the recruitment and employment of a superintendent/president. The meeting will be held in Room 111 of the college in Joshua Tree.

CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY VANDALIZED

Vandals destroyed the irrigation system at the Twentynine Palms cemetery sometime over the weekend. When cemetery workers arrived at work Monday morning, they noticed that the irrigation pipes for the cemetery’s rose garden had been ripped out of the ground and broken, and the sprinkler heads had also been broken

…View Full Story…

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS IN OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION

A wide-ranging meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council covers administrative employees, medical marijuana definitions, and city signs and trails. Reporter Dan Stork lists those topics and more… Following a closed session at 5 p.m. to evaluate the performance of the City Development Director and to talk about recruitment of

…View Full Story…

ONE ARRESTED IN A BOLD JOSHUA TREE VEHICLE THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday, after he allegedly stole a truck, then took it for a joyride. According to a Sheriff’s report, the truck’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 6 p.m. Friday to report someone was in his truck and trying to steal it from the

…View Full Story…

THREE ARRESTED WITH ILLEGAL DRUGS IN JOSHUA TREE

On Thursday, in the 6000 block of Outpost Road, three Joshua Tree residents were arrested for investigation of various drug charges: Richelle Hopperandrade, 30, on suspicion of possession of controlled substances for sales; and Richard Lane, 33, and Geoffrey Davis, 44, for keeping a place to sell drugs and possession

…View Full Story…

ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,

…View Full Story…

26 LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITICAL POP-UP IN JOSHUA TREE SATURDAY

While attendance from the general public was light, the local candidates present thought the political pop-up Saturday was a good idea. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Twenty-six candidates for local offices showed up at the non-partisan political pop-up event held Saturday at the Sportsman’s Club

…View Full Story…

SEVEN LOCAL WOMEN HONORED BY CONGRESSMAN COOK

Seven Morongo Basin women were honored Friday by Congressman Paul Cook in his second annual Women of Distinction award. Among the 22 women recognized for their community service were Susanna Barnett of Joshua Tree for her work with Morongo Basin Unity Home; Elizabeth Kirland of Yucca Valley, a therapeutic behavioral

…View Full Story…

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will meet tomorrow afternoon in two meeting. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agendas… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will meet tomorrow on Tuesday, October 28, in two separate meetings. At 5:15, the Board of Directors will meet for a Special Board Workshop and

…View Full Story…

MILITARY FAMILY TO GET HOUSE BUILT IN THREE DAYS

The Tilch family of Twentynine Palms will receive a new home, with an interest-free mortgage, courtesy of the Desert Communities Fuller Center for Housing. The Fuller Center plans to build the home on Serrano Drive, off Utah Trail and Baseline in Twentynine Palms, in three days November 14 through 16.

…View Full Story…

FIGHT INVASIVE PLANTS

The alien forces have landed, and threaten to take over, silently. Ranger Pam Tripp says you can help repel the botanic invaders…

Joshua Tree National Park is being invaded! Some of the ornamental plants growing in our communities won’t stay where they are planted and will frequently spread into the

…View Full Story…

MONDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Food will be distributed in Morongo Valley on Monday, October 27, at Church of the Lighted Cross, 11518 Elbow Lane, from 8 to 10 a.m.

…View Full Story…

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS COUNT

Volunteers are needed for a one-day count of homeless persons living in the Morongo Basin. The Point-in-Time count is headed by Morongo Basin Haven, an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation. Volunteers will help identify locations where homeless people live, spend time, and receive services. The Point-in-Time count will be

…View Full Story…

ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE GRAND OPENING

ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE GRAND OPENING

Animal Action League is currently looking for vendors for the grand opening of our new location in Joshua Tree. The event will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10am-3pm. This will be a family event with childrens activities, food, pet contests, and pet

…View Full Story…

WEIGHT LIFTING SAFETY

Weight lifting can be a beneficial and engaging pastime. ROP Broadcasting student Jacob Murphy has some tips for doing it safely…

Weight lifting safety is important so you don’t injure yourself. Please keep the tips in mind when you’re going out to lift or work out. Never hold your breath

…View Full Story…

OKTOBERFEST TODAY

The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25 will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with their “Kalifornia Krauts” performance. The master of ceremonies is Z107.7’s Pat Michaels, and Burgermeister is Chamber of Commerce President Tom Huls, who will lead the

…View Full Story…

TWO MATINEES THIS WEEKEND FOR “BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”

There’s two weekends left in the run of “Brighton Beach Memoirs”. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells how to get your tickets…

Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing at St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. There

…View Full Story…