TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO UTILITIES

One week after a fire at a mobile home park in Twentynine Palms, residents were still without utilities. Reporter Dan Stork has a status update on Shady Elms… On Wednesday, February 26, a fire accidentally set off by a resident destroyed two trailers in Shady Elms Mobile Home Park, 5074

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET, TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE TO ANNOUNCE

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda: an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council

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CAREER EXPLORATION DAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a Career Exploration Day Friday, March 7. Representatives from more than 60 colleges, vocational training sites, non-profit agencies, county and state offices, the military, and private businesses will be on site from 8 to noon in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The community

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LEARN ABOUT THE NOSE AND TONGUE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

Science Saturdays continues this weekend at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker says this week, learn about the nose and tongue… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics in March. On Saturday, March 8, the topic will be the

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WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL WILL BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is offering you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Broadview Hacienda while enjoying the camaraderie of old and new friends, and learning about wine and cheese. The Historical Society, in conjunction with Mike and Ann Congdon, the owners of Broadview Hacienda, are hosting a

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW IN PALMS SPRINGS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show to be held in Palm Springs March 7 and 8. The show will feature 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables in Yucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL OPENS SEASON AT COACHELLA TOMORROW

Baseball season kicks off this Friday for Twentynine Palms High School. ROP Broadcast student Martin Balsiger has more on the inaugural game… The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats 2013-2014 baseball season is starting soon. This season the varsity Wildcats will be coached by head coach TJ Stanford and Assistant Coach

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School girls’ softball teams will be competing in a two-day tournament in Palm Springs.

The Joshua Springs baseball team will host Victor Valley Christian School at home. First pitch is at 3:15.

The Twentynine

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PACKED WITH TEACHERS DEMANDING A RAISE

A standing-room-only crowd of school teachers and classified school employees expressed their disapproval with the course of not-yet-concluded contract negotiations between their unions and the Morongo Unified School District last night. Reporter Dan Stork was there to witness the show of solidarity, and tells what else happened at the Board

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NO HELMET, ALCOHOL, ADD UP TO MAJOR MOTORCYCLE CRASH INJURIES

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a dirt bike crash that sent a Yucca Valley man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. According to CHP Officer Joan Griffin, Jesus Cuevas, 30, was riding his red and white off-highway motorcycle northbound on the dirt highway that parallels Old Woman

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ASHES TO GO TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

For the third year, the vicar of St. Joseph’s of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley will offer Ashes to Go. From noon to 1:30 the Reverend Jane Crase will be on the sidewalk in front of the Yucca Valley Post Office mark the sign of the cross on the

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL WANTS ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGHWAY DEVELOPED

At a meeting in November, the Yucca Valley Town Council directed town staff to present an analysis of paving dirt roads and alleys north and south of Highway 62, to provide an alternative to traveling on the highway. And with the current project of installing raised medians on the highway,

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LIMITS TO SENIOR MEALS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Limits that were placed on the senior meal programs in the Morongo Basin have been lifted, effective Monday, according to a spokesman at the Family Service Association, which funds the program. Tom Donahue said about $300,000 in federal funds for the senior nutrition program had been cut this fiscal year

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will meet in closed session in connection with labor contract negotiations. Then the 7 p.m. open session gets underway with

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS

Preschool story time at the Twentynine Palms Library this week will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. This Thursday, March 6, Preschool story time will celebrate by reading his books and creating Dr. Seuss themed crafts. Children are invited to bring something to share, whether it’s Dr. Seuss themed or otherwise.

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HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR CONGRESSIONAL ART SHOW

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley is giving local high school artists a chance to shine nationally. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enter the congressional art show… Every spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently, Representative Paul

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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET NEXT WEEK

The California Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 14, at the Helen Gray Center in Joshua Tree. Guest speakers will be Mary Reeves and Kelly Lomax, of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Please call Sherry Craft, 760-881-5275, no later than Monday, March 10, if you

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF VERSUS STUDENT BASKETBALL GAME FRIDAY

Can a staff basketball team ever defeat the varsity at Yucca Valley High School? Dan Stork says come see, and support the sports program… The 4th Annual Yucca Valley High School “Staff vs. Boys Basketball” game is Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Trojan Gym. The cost of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat varsity golf team kicked off their pre-season Monday, traveling to San Jacinto for a two-day match play tournament against 16 other teams from around Southern California. The ’Cats came out strong and after Monday’s play, advanced four players to today. Advancing were Brandon Steffins, Ty Luken,

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST MAN KILLED IN DUI HIT AND RUN

A motorcyclist was killed when a 69-year-old Yucca Valley man, accused of driving under the influence, turned his truck in front of him, then fled the scene after the fatal crash. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, Jacob Koval, 26, of Yucca Valley, was riding his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle

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