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DRCEP PRE-MEETING TONIGHT, MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) continues to be the focus of many local environmentalists’ interests. Dan Stork says there will be a related meeting this week, and a meeting before the meeting…
Following requests by local residents, the Bureau of Land Management has scheduled an opportunity for public...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE SEMINAR ON ADVANCED DIRECTIVES WEDNESDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center will present a free seminar on advanced directives this Wednesday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says while the seminar is free, you do need to register ahead of time…
You may have heard about the importance of advance directives and durable power of attorney for healthcare; however, you...
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VETERANS COUNSELING TOMORROW AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The San Bernardino Vet Center (SBVC) offers readjustment counseling, benefits counseling, and referral services to Veterans in the Morongo Basin every Tuesday. A Vet Center counselor is available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Copper Mountain College, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, Calif., in the Office...
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FOOD FOR LIFE GETS MAJOR DONATION

The Food for Life Ministries has been awarded a $1,000 grant for its ministry. The grant was the result of efforts of June Richardson and the Sodexo Government Services Twentynine Palms Team, who held a fundraiser to help support Food for Life. Since 1999, the Sodexo Foundation has granted more...
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SHERIFF’S OFFICE COLLECTING ANIMAL SHELTER DONATIONS

The local Sheriff’s Station is collecting donations for our local no-kill animal shelter. Reporter Caitlin Logan tells you how to donate…
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking out donations for “no-kill” animal shelters. The Morongo Basin station is encouraging any donations of pet food, cleaning supplies, and other...
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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Home Care Services hospice program will host a free ongoing bereavement support group for those whose loved ones have died. The support group meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church on Hallee Road in Joshua Tree, and at 5:30...
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PIZZA UNDERGROUND AT PAPPY AND HARRIET’S TOMORROW

There could be a treat, or not, in store at Pappy and Harriet’s tomorrow night as the band “Pizza Underground”—fronted by former child star Macauley Culkin—takes the local stage. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the group has not always had a great reception…
Former child star Macaulay Culkin is hoping...
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SERVICES FRIDAY FOR JESSE JAMES HOWARD JUNIOR

Jessie James Howard Jr. of Twentynine Palms died October 27 of sudden infant death syndrome. He was three months old. Jessie is survived by his parents, Jessie James Howard Senior of Yucca Valley and Melonie Howard of Twentynine Palms. A service will be held at Wiefels and Sons in Yucca...
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WHAT IS DRECP?

We’ve reported frequently on the development of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.  Ranger Pam Tripp has an overview of the effort to set guidelines for the siting of energy projects…

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, a major component of California’s renewable energy planning efforts, will help provide effective protection...
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DRECP COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED

In response to public requests, state and federal officials have extended the public comment period for the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for 45 days. The comment period, originally scheduled to close on January 9, will be extended through February 23.

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FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS THIS WEEK

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, November 17.  The locations and times are:

  • The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10
  • Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to...
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BENEFITS OF WEIGHTLIFTING

Why lift weights?  ROP broadcasting student Cameron Williams gives some reasons…

Exercise is important for everyone; however, depending on your physical activities weight lifting might be for you. We interviewed 29 Palms high school weight lifting coach Michael Fontana and asked him a few questions about weight lifting. He told us...
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WASTE WATER TREATMENT FIELD TRIP

Curious about what Yucca Valley’s proposed wastewater treatment will be like? The Hi-Desert Water District is sponsoring a free tour of a wastewater treatment plant in Fillmore on Thursday, November 20. The facility uses membrane bio-reactors to treat its wastewater, the same advanced technology planned for the Yucca Valley sewer...
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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OPENING NEXT WEEKEND

Animal Action League will hold a grand opening celebration at its Joshua Tree location on Saturday, November 22, and is looking for vendors. The event will be from 10 to 3, and will feature children’s activities, food, pet contests, and pet adoptions from local rescue organizations. All proceeds will benefit dogs...
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KIDS GYMNASTICS CLASS IN YUCCA VALLEY

A new session of the Town of Yucca Valley’s gymnastics classes for kids will begin Monday, November 17, at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Four class selections are offered including Kinder Gym, beginning gymnastics, intermediate gymnastics and beginning rhythmic gymnastics. Classes are age-appropriate, engaging and fun. Kinder Gym is open to children...
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COLDWELL BANKER ROADRUNNER BUYS WILLOW TREE

Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty owners Jeff and Mike Poland have acquired Willow Tree Realty of 29 Palms, located at 73395 Sullivan Road.  The acquisition was announced in joint statements that went to existing Willow Tree clients.  The Poland brothers expressed their commitment to the Willow Tree legacy, and the Tobin...
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FULLER CENTER HOUSE BEING BUILT THIS WEEKEND IN 29 PALMS

The Fuller Center will be building a house for a Twentynine Palms veteran this weekend, and the public is invited to volunteer and to watch. Bleachers will be on site for seating, and food will be available for purchase. Help needed during the day will be trash collection, running errands,...
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MAILBOXES VANDALIZED IN YUCCA VALLEY

At least three more mailboxes were vandalized in Yucca Valley Thursday night. A mailbox in the 56700 block of Desert Gold Drive was reported stolen, and vandals and thieves also hit residences on Free Gold and Desert Gold Drives. Earlier in the week, homes on Hidden Gold, Golden Bee, and...
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LAST CHANCE FOR “THE H FACTOR” AT YVHS

Today is your last chance to see the student-written and directed production of “The H Factor” at the Yucca Valley High School. Written and directed by senior Joseph Hesse, with an original score by Teresa McClintock, the “H” in the H-Factor has a dual meaning: It refers to the main...
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SKY PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, November 15. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end with moonrise about midnight. The focus of the star party will be fall constellations, the Silver Dollar galaxy and Helix nebula. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and...
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