WRISTBANDS AVAILABLE FOR UPCOMING TWENTYNINE PALMS ROTARY CARNIVAL

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will be having its annual Rotary Carnival March 26-29 in Luckie Park. Wristband tickets will be sold at Stater Brothers this weekend, March 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wristband tickets can also be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office, Bowladium, US Bank

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SPRING YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering a spring youth basketball league. ROP Broadcast Student Demetrius Holmes tells you how and when to sign up… Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation will be hosting their annual boys’ and girls’ 2015 spring teen basketball League. All youth in seventh through twelfth grades are eligible

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School varsity swim team traveled to Apple Valley for their second meet of the season. Against the tough Division 3 team, the boys’ team lost, 72 to 94. The girls’ team won, 94 to 70, and brought home more CIF times. Those were; Hanna Beard

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDIAN CONSTRUCTION AT DUMOSA KICKS IN TODAY

The construction of the median island at Highway 62 and Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley will begin today, March 18, and is expected to take three to four weeks to complete. The highway will receive temporary striping, and travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction between

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed four members to the town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission at its meeting last night. Council member Bob Leone appointed Eric Quander; appointed by Robert Lombardo was Ed Keesling. Merl Abel appointed Randy Eigner, and Rick Denison appointed Gregory Hill. All nominations were passed

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DOMINATED BY LARGE TEACHER TURNOUT

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting was split between workshops and regular business. Today, reporter Dan Stork tells about the regular meetings, which was dominated by a large teacher turnout intent on impressing the Board during contract negotiations…

Morongo Teachers Association members turned out in the largest

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WEAPONS BRANDISHED IN ROY’S CAFÉ SKIRMISH IN AMBOY

An argument at Roy’s Café in Amboy Monday escalated to the point where a knife and gun were brandished. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 12:30 Monday afternoon, a woman was arguing with a man on a motorcycle at the gas station, and charged him with a knife described as

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ALTA MIRA PROJECT WILL-SERVE LETTER ON JBWD AGENDA TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial 248 unit housing project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a will serve letter for the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira

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HI-DESERT WATER GETS 1% STATE LOAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that the state will give property owners a 1% loan towards construction of the new sewer system. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will meet tonight to discuss the loan, and other matters…

After authorizing the purchase of a water truck and materials and

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4 ARRESTED IN TWO JOSHUA TREE BURGLARIES

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested Sunday afternoon, after they were found inside someone else’s home. According to a Sheriff’s report, when the owner of a home in the 5500 block of Sunburst Avenue came home about 3:30 p.m., he saw an unknown bicycle parked at the rear patio door,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks’ the agenda…..

At tonight’s 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District directors will consider several items of new business including a wood chipper ownership agreement between the District and the Fire Safe Council,

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NCO’S TO GRADUATE FROM MCCES FRIDAY

The Marine Corps Communications Electronics School will hold its graduation ceremony for the non-commissioned officers corporal’s course Friday. The graduation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Protestant Chapel aboard the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The special guest speaker will be Sergeant Major Ryan Meltesen of Combat

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BUTTERFLIES FEATURED AT BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURE TOMORROW

It will be all about the Butterflies at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the Brown Bag Lecture…..

Butterflies will be the topic at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, Thursday, March 19. Former Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Joe Zarki will

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KIDS CAN LEARN GARDENING AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents its next exciting edition of Kid EdVentures, exploring the wonderful world of gardening. Future gardeners will be introduced to the very basics of vegetable and herb gardening, including composting and container gardens. Children will create a take-home container garden to begin their own green space.

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COUNSELING EVENT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

The Family Involvement program of the Morongo Unified School District is offering an evening of information at Yucca Valley High School to a counseling event. Reporter Dan Stork says it highlights guidance software, teacher access, and how to use the student portal…

There will be a counseling event at Yucca

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ALL STARS YOUTH BASKETBALL IN BIG BEAR

The Twentynine Palm Recreation youth basketball all stars went up to Big Bear this past weekend and brought home some hardware. Spokesman Ricky Shadowens said the 3rd & 4th grade girls, 5th & 6th grade girls and the 5th & 6th grade boys all took third place in the divisions.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STARTS LEAGUE PLAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Baseball team starts league play tomorrow. ROP Broadcast student and baseball player Mark Clinkscales looks ahead……

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat baseball team is going into league play with a young yet extraordinary roster this year. The Wildcats are looking pretty strong already with a great

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCORES

In a nail biter the 29 Palms High School Wildcat Golf Team won their league opener 251-259 against Shadow Hills High School yesterday at home. Coach Grant Whipple said the team was led by the strong play of Brandon Steffins shooting a blistering 4 under 32, Justin Delarosa 48 and

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STATE TO CONSIDER STRICT WATER RATIONING MEASURES TODAY

The State Water Resources Control Board considers tough water restrictions today that could reshape how we consume water. The Board will discuss the drought and water restrictions for the 400-plus water districts in the state. CalEPA researcher Max Gromberg said, “We are telling all of water districts around the state,

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HOSPITAL PATIENT ON OXYGEN INJURED AFTER LIGHTING CIGARETTE

A patient on oxygen at Hi-Desert Medical Center was injured and started a small fire yesterday after he lit a cigarette while in his bed. According to Joshua Tree firefighters, the bed caught on fire about 2:15 p.m. The patient, identified only as being in his 50s, suffered inhalation burns

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