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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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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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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29P YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION

The City of Twentynine Palms has a wealth of recreation programs. ROP broadcasting student Alexys Sanders says that the successful teen basketball program is accepting registrations…

The city of Twentynine Palms 2015 Spring Teen Basketball League starts soon. Registrations will be taken at the Twentynine Palms Recreation Office at 74362

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MARINE DOING SPEEDING BIKE WHEELIES UP ADOBE ROAD CITED

Twentynine Palms deputies arrested a reckless motorcycle rider who was speeding and doing wheelies Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted Corporal Zachary Coffinger, 24, a Marine with Third Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, about 12:18 p.m. doing wheelies on his 2002 Honda motorcycle as he was driving

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POT DEALER ARRESTED 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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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS ADVANCED PLACEMENT WORKSHOP

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the Advanced Placement workshop…

A second workshop preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education was about Advanced Placement courses. The pass rate

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1 BILLION DOLLAR STATE DROUGHT-RELIEF EMERGENCY BILL PROPOSED

The State Governor and lawmakers proposed a $1 billion in drought-relief spending yesterday, money that could be used to increase the Inland-area water supply by recycling, capturing stormwater and cleaning up groundwater. The two bills include $128 million to ease immediate impacts of the drought such as dry wells, job

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS AUDITIONING FOR “BILOXI BLUES” TUESDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for the Neil Simon comedy, “Biloxi Blues” Tuesday night, March 24. The show opens May 8 with weekend performances through May 31. Director Rebecca Havely has the details…

Auditions for the St. Joseph’s Players next production, “Biloxi Blues” are

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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SERIAL TRESPASSER ARRESTED AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for continually trespassing at Yucca Valley High School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Kweisi Hall, 18, had been repeatedly warned by school and law enforcement officials to stay off the school campus. He refused to do so and after an investigation, Kweisi

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES ALTA MIRA WILL-SERVE LETTER DECISION

Faced with a decision to give the controversial Alta Mira Housing development a will-serve letter for water service, the Joshua Basin Water Board dropped back and punted last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Following a presentation from proponents of the planned 248-unit Alta Mira residential housing project in their

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TWO NAMED TO TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD

At Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, two Twentynine Palms residents were appointed to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District’s board of directors. The supervisors approved Third District Supervisor’s James Ramos’ appointments of Zander Hardin and Sandra Gray to fill two vacant seats on the Twentynine Palms

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