JOSHUA BASIN WATER SPECIAL FINANCE MEETING TODAY

The Joshua Basin Water District Board will hold a special meeting this afternoon. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Joshua Basin Water District will hold a special meeting on Monday, May 19, starting at 3:00 p.m., to discuss finances. At this meeting, the Board will review the financial report

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TRIBAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Students in the Morongo Basin are invited to apply for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses at any accredited university, community college, or technical school.

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE THIRD ELECTION TODAY

What is the voter registration deadline? Where can you drop off a mail ballot? Reporter Dan Stork has the answers… The deadline for voter registration for the June 3 primary election is today, May 19. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than May 19, 2014 in order to

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MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MUFFIN HILL THIS SATURDAY

Margaret “Muffin” Hill died peacefully at her home Friday, May 16. She was 83 years old. Muffin Hill was an art impresario for many years in the Hi-Desert. She was a 2013 recipient of the 8th Congressional District’s Women of Distinction Award, and a member of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Theatre

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GET $500,000 FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

Through the efforts of Congressman Paul Cook, the Hi-Desert Water District has received a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Reclamation for the District’s Wastewater Reclamation Project. The Hi-Desert Water District has been applying for grants for years, but this year was the first time that it was awarded this

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SUPERVISORS FIELD REP. MIKE LIPSITZ RESIGNS FROM Z107.7 NEWS

Mike Lipsitz, honorary Mayor of Landers, chair of the Municipal Advisory Council, field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos, and reporter for Z107.7 News, has resigned his position with Z107.7 effective immediately. Lipsitz, who has been reporting for Z107.7 since 2009, said that in his new position at the County

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REHAB AND RECOVERY SERVICES OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Rehab and rehabilitation services are being offered in the Yucca Valley area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to find the services….. The Yucca Valley Recovery Center provides a clean, safe, and sober environment for people to socialize and received needed recovery support and services. Some of the programs

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO MEET MONDAY

Morongo Basin Republicans invite you to attend their morning meeting this Monday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church located at 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light refreshments will be served. The scheduled guest speaker will be Paul Schrader, candidate for San Bernardino County Sheriff. There will

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

At the next meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, the Council will provide updates on the shared use of the Johnson Valley Recreational Area by the public and the Marine Corps. Also on the agenda is the Council’s opposition to industrial-scale wind and solar projects, and the Council’s communications

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FREE SEMINAR ON OSTEOPOROSIS NEXT WEEK AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A free seminar on osteoporosis will be offered at the Hi-Desert Medical Center next week. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you how to sign up to be in attendance… Hi-Desert Medical Center Community Health Education Series continues in May with more free seminars. “Get the Facts about Osteoporosis” is next up

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HI-DESERT CHORUS FREE SHOWS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by, local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual spring concert. The “Keep the Music Alive” concert will be held at the Yucca Valley Community Center in the Yucca Room Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. Doors open at 2:00

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KIDS CRAFT AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library is having a kids craft tomorrow from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The craft for this month is a paper flower umbrella! The program is free and all supplies will be provided. Bring your imagination and plan to have a fantastic time. For more information, please

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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NEW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS SERIES ON DIPSLAY

The Morongo Unified School District will be adopting a math textbook series from McGraw-Hill for grades K-12. The books and materials are on display for the next 30 days for the public to view in the Media Center at the school district office at 5715 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms.

SOFTBALL TEAM CAR WASH SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Rolling Thunder Travel Softball team will hold a car wash 9 to 3 on Sunday, May 18, at Ultimate Motors in Yucca Valley. Ultimate Motors is located at 56816 29 Palms Highway.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS ENCOURAGED TO PLAY OVER THE SUMMER

Even as the school year starts winding down, volleyball players at Twentynine Palms High School are being urged to stay competitive during the summer. ROP Broadcast student Allix Durrum talked with Coach Melissa Mintz…. This year’s high school’s volleyball tryouts are coming up. We talked to Coach Mintz and asked

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School swim team members participated Wednesday in the CIF Championships that took place at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. The team had a great showing and some were placed with qualifying times for tomorrows CIF Finals.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Hanna Beard was 26th, Lexi Wade was 34th,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRES THEIR CITY MANAGER, WHAT’S NEXT?

Now that the City of Twentynine Palms has fired its city manager, what is the city’s next move? Reporter Dan Stork reports that there will be a meeting Monday night, and also describes Guzzetta’s reaction and financial settlement… In the wake of the surprise firing of City Manager Joe Guzzetta

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RANCHO MIRAGE MAN DIES IN KELSO ROAD CRASH

A Rancho Mirage man was killed in an early morning crash yesterday on a rural highway east of Twentynine Palms known as a shortcut to Las Vegas. At 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, a 911 call reported an accident on Kelbaker Road, just north of Interstate 40 in rural Kelso. The California

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DOG RESCUED FROM GRAY WATER PIT IN JOSHUA TREE

A scared and wet dog was rescued Monday afternoon from the yard of an abandoned home in Joshua Tree. County Fire Captain John Garber said two 55-gallon barrels were stacked on top of each other, with bottom of the uppermost barrel cut out, and then buried, to create a pit

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