BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD CONSIDERS GIVING THEMSELVES A RAISE TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will hold a public hearing on giving themselves a raise which could potentially add up to over $1,100 a month.…

Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly

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MARINE BASE GETS TOP AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms was named a recipient last week of the prestigious Environmental Awards Program by the Secretary of Defense. The Combat Center earned the sustainability award for a non-industrial installation because it added more photovoltaic power to the base; exceeded its water conservation

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION BUS TO VISIT HUELL HOWSER EXHIBIT

The late Huell Howser was a resident of Twentynine Palms and a good friend to our Morongo Basin Communities. The Town of Yucca Valley will be taking a bus to a new exhibit honoring him. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to be on that bus…

The Town of Yucca

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CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASSES FOR TEENS TOMORROW NIGHT

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Wednesday, April 29, in the CHP offices on the

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY LOOKING FOR 4TH OF JULY ENTERTAINERS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley will once again host the annual fireworks show on Saturday, July 4, and is seeking entertainers and vendors to add to the festivities. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

Are you a singer, a juggler, a comic? Are you in a band or a

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will be picking up trash tomorrow, this Wednesday, April 29, on Highway 62 and Yucca Mesa. All are welcome to come out and help clean the trash along the highway and Yucca Mesa Rd. The volunteers will start on the northeast corner of Highway 62

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

With spring, out comes the off-road vehicles. ROP broadcast student Danny Bass says be sure to ride safely…

Many Morongo Basin residents enjoy riding off-road vehicles. Here are some safety tips from Dirt bike safety tips.com to keep you safe. Dirt bike safety is important whether you’re new to the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team come up short against Desert Hot Springs Friday. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the game was tied 1-1 in the first inning on a hit by freshman Desmond Delgado and an RBI single by senior Isaiah Kinder. The Desert Hot Springs Eagles managed

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FOUR INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Four people were hospitalized following a head-on crash east of Twentynine Palms Sunday afternoon. Two cars—a 2006 silver Toyota Camry, driven by William Bruns, 57, of Long Beach, and a 2014 white Nissan Maxima driven by Paola Gonzalez, 23, of Moreno Valley—crashed head-on near Iron Age Road and Highway 62

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PLANT WILL RECHARGE GROUNDWATER

Hi-Desert Water District water customers use about 3,000 acre-feet of water every year. The water district must buy most of that water from the State Water Project. Once the wastewater treatment project (the sewer) is built in Yucca Valley, district officials estimate that the amount of water the water district

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PUTS AREAS OFF-LIMITS, OTHER CHANGES

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith has revised some park regulations effectively immediately. Changes in the regulations include putting most archeological and cultural sites off limits to visitors. Those still open to the public are the “Disney petroglyphs” on the Barker Dam nature trail; Hidden Valley boulder; Indian Cave

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CLIMBING ROUTES CLOSED FOR NESTING RAPTORS

The park has also issued a temporary emergency closure to protect nearby nesting raptors. The climbing routes affected by this closure include: Patagonia Pile-(East and West Faces), The Head, Labor Dome and Wall of Biblical Fallacies. Bouldering routes in the closure area include: Iron Door Cave, Voices, Tidal Wave, Tilt-O-Meter,

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THEATRE 29 TO OFFER SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

Theatre 29 is offering a month-long summer youth theater program, culminating in four performances of the musical “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details on the application…

The summer youth program at Theatre 29 will cover all aspects of live theatre including performing, costumes, make-up, set design,

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HUMANE SOCIETY OFFER RATTLESNAKE AVERSION CLASS FOR DOGS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 2. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Community emergency training will be offered this weekend in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the important CERT training…

The Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team and Twentynine Palms Fire Department will be conducting training on May 1 through 3 at the Twentynine Palms Fire Station

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HOSPITAL BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District Board will meet in a special and closed session tonight. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Helen Gray Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus in Joshua Tree. Among items of interest, the board continues the steps to lease the hospital

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COLLEGE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will meet in closed session at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Bell Center Atrium. Trustees will again look at the appointment of the college’s president/superintendent. Trustees expect to announce the hire at the regular monthly meeting on May 14.

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SCAM…MAY NOT BE

A Joshua Tree resident received a letter claiming he could recover about $2,000 worth of unclaimed property held by the state, for a fee. Sounds like a scam? Apparently not, says reporter Dan Stork…

According to the web site of the California State Controller, the state is holding more than

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will play Rancho Mirage High School at home. Tee time is at 2:45. Also tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning baseball team will play Desert Chapel at home, starting at 3:15.