HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD EXPECTED TO APPROVE CAPITAL BUDGET TONIGHT

The budget is the main item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Director’s. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills us in on the rest of the agenda… The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6:00 tonight in the Helen Gray

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NEARBY HATHAWAY FIRE BRINGING SMOKE IN TO THE AREA

The nearby Hathaway Fire has grown to 1,700 acres. Winds whipped furiously through the Banning Pass late Monday, making firefighters’ jobs much tougher. The wildfire was 25 percent contained by 6:30 p.m. last night. It’ll likely take a few weeks until firefighters fully control the fire. The blaze, first reported

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WE CLEAR THE AIR ON SOME YUCCA VALLEY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Rumors have been circulating about construction projects in the Town of Yucca Valley. Yucca Valley Town Manager Mark Nuaimi cleared up the confusion. When the specific plan for Home Depot was approved, it included approval for about 35,000 square feet of retail development. In addition, the Town is expecting a

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS APPEAL ON HOME-BASED FIREARMS BUSINESS

A home-based firearms business in Yucca Valley is the first item on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda…

An appeal of a permit for a home-based firearms business in a Sky Harbor neighborhood is the first item

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RECALL PROPONENTS DEMAND TO FIRE NUAIMI CALLED “LUDICROUS”

A Yucca Valley Town Council member has called allegations of willful misconduct “ludicrous” in response to a demand by recall proponents to fire the town manager. Recall spokesman Ron Cohen sent a letter to Z107.7 News in which he charges Mark Nuaimi engaged in willful misconduct, giving the following examples:

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AMERICAN LEGION JACK V. RICE POST MEETS THIS EVENING

The Jack V. Rice Post 761 of the American Legion meets the second Monday of every month at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 67330 29 Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms. Tonight’s Officers’ meeting starts at 6:15 p.m. and the general meeting starts at 7 p.m. For more information call 760-362-4112.

AN ROP STUDENT TELLS HOW TO ENLIST IN THE ARMY

Young people considering careers may want to consider enlisting the in the U.S. Army. ROP Broadcasting Student Roman Ortiz found a step by set list… For people interested in joining the U.S Army goarmy.com offers a step-by-step list for enlisting in the army. The first one for joining the army

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, announces their monthly meeting this Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the Hi Desert Medical. The Compassionate

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE WEDNESDAY ON SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake will be the topic of the next Wednesday lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Historian and storyteller Bob Serrano will tell the tales he was told as a child by people who experienced the earthquake, or knew someone who had, while weaving in his research

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THEATER 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “PERILS OF GOLDILOCKS”

Theatre 29 is getting ready for its Summer Youth Theater production of, “The Perils of Goldilocks.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff said the show has been cast and is in rehearsal… Theatre 29 and Directors John Wright and Lizzie Schmelling have cast 20 people for Theatre 29′s Summer Youth Theater production,

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CHP OFFERS “AGE WELL, DRIVE SMART” CLASS FOR SENIORS

As people age, their reflexes often slow, a condition that can be dangerous when they’re behind the wheel of a vehicle. The California Highway Patrol is offering a driver’s education class for seniors, “Age Well, Drive Smart.” The free and informative program will be held at the Twentynine Palms Senior

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER IN CLOSED SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors will hold a special closed session meeting in the Helen gray Education Center today at 1 p.m. to discuss a case of potential litigation.

IMPORTANT REGIONAL WATER MEETING THIS WEDNESDAY

An important meeting for residents concerned with water issue will be in Yucca Valley Wednesday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the invitation… Anyone concerned about water issues like quality, availability, rights and flood management here will want to attend a public meeting designed to help plan water projects and programs for

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ROAD WORK CONTINUES ON STATE ROUTE 62 THIS WEEK

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 from Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from Sun

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WOMAN INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH FRIDAY EVENING

A 24-year-old woman was severely injured Friday evening when her motorcycle crashed head on into a car on Highway 62. According to Fire Captain Dave Tuttle, about 7:50 Friday evening, the woman was riding her sport motorcycle eastbound on the highway when for unknown reasons, she crossed the double yellow

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WE TALK TO A MARINE IN AFGHANISTAN MAINTAINING THE VEHICLES

The mission of most Marines is to support those Marines who are those on the front lines. Marines and their equipment wouldn’t be able to get to where they need to be without motor transport operators, who not only drive the vehicles, but maintain them as well. Managing editor Tami

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TWO MEN ARRESTED IN STOLEN CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon when they were found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 5800 block of Bagley Avenue in Twentynine Palms called police Saturday evening to notify them that Lawrence Casas had borrowed her car but had not returned it,

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SMOKE FROM MORONGO RESERVATION FIRE IN OUR SKIES

Smoke hung to the west of our Morongo Basin from an estimated 1,300-acre wildfire in the mountains northeast of Banning yesterday. San Bernardino National Forest San Bernardino National Forest spokesman John Miller said the Hathaway Fire has the potential to reach several thousand acres, but is burning in a wilderness

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION AWARDS FOUR GRANTS

The Joshua Tree National Park Association has awarded four research grants for 2013. The grants support independent field research in Joshua Tree National Park, and range from studying crustaceans in the park’s oases to birds as indication of ecosystem change in the desert. The grant program began in 2002 and

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THE HISTORY OF THE UKELELE

The ukulele is such an integral part of Hawaiian music you might think it was developed in the islands. But as ROP student Amanda Aridondo explains, it’s actually European… The ukulele is beautiful part of the chordophone instrument family. It was developed from the Portuguese instrument braguinha. A ukulele comes

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