CADIZ SETS ASIDE LAND FOR A DESERT TORTOISE PRESERVE

Cadiz Inc. agreed in March to set aside up to 7,400 acres of its 45,000 acres of land in the Mojave Desert as a land bank for the desert tortoise. Cadiz’s Fenner Valley Desert Tortoise Conservation Bank is located near the Mojave National Preserve and the Nevada border in an

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEEDS WEED PULLERS TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for one more session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. Reporter Dan Stork says weed pullers are needed tomorrow… The non-native weed Sahara mustard is invading Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding communities. It has

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL IN WORKSHOP AND CLOSED SESSION TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms City Council will meet in a workshop and then closed session tomorrow. The workshop session at 12 noon at city hall will focus on strategic planning for the city. The closed session immediately after will be an evaluation of City Manger Frank Luckino. Any actions taken during

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL BUDGET SESSION TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a special session tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why… The Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special meeting this Saturday at 9 a.m. The workshop meeting will focus on the coming fiscal year’s budget including presentation of a preliminary

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GUNFIGHTERS FOR HIRE OPEN PIONEERTOWN SHOW SEASON SUNDAY

Gunfighters for Hire will start their 2015 Old West re-enactment programs April 12 on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The Gunfighters’ Wild West skits include real firearms, authentic clothing, and great actors to entertain the entire family. Funds raised through donations at the show go to help needy organizations such as

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 11. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The Orion nebula is setting in the west and the fantastic field of nebulae between Leo and Virgo highlights some of

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AUDITIONS FOR COMEDIC MUSICAL AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Theatre 29 announces open auditions for the comedic musical, who-done-it “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Monday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. Director Charles Harvey is looking to cast several roles. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast of characters …

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” characters are all part of an

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Charlie Robertson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between tips. For further information contact Dennis at

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FREE MEAL SERVED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will serve a free meal tomorrow. The meal will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will be serving spaghetti, salad, and dessert.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OFFERING RESTAURANT CLASSES

With careers in the hospitality industry growing, Yucca Valley High School is offering classes in the restaurant industry. ROP broadcast student Mark Knauer has more… Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook or how to run a restaurant? Well, look no further. Yucca Valley High School offers a

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan baseball team dropped a league game to the Bears in Big Bear City Wednesday. Coach Brian Schoenborn said the Trojan offense was led by junior Jared Hudson who hit 2-3 and scored a run in the seventh with the help of sophomore Eric Hales

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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MOTORCYCLIST KILLED EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A lone motorcycle rider was found dead east of Twentynine Palms yesterday. The county coroner says at about 2:49 p.m., the CHP responded to the area of State Route 62 at mile marker 111 in the rural area of Vidal Junction on a solo motorcycle accident. The decedent, a 50

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TWO CRITICAL AFTER YUCCA MESA AREA ALTERCATION

We have sketchy details about an attack in the Yucca Mesa area yesterday, that left two men critically injured. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, about 2 p.m. paramedics were called to a home on 1000 block of Yucca Mesa Boulevard, where they found that one man had been

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A WARNING ABOUT IRS SCAMS

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two people were arrested Friday on drug charges following a traffic stop in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a car near Borrego and Papago Trail in Yucca Valley about 10:15 a.m. Friday. Inside the car were David Bixon, and Chantel Fellows, 27. Bixon was arrested

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THREE ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, STOLEN TRUCK RECOVERED

Three Twentynine Palms residents were arrested and a recovered stolen truck Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, Clay Lambert, 63, of Joshua Tree, reported his white Nissan pickup truck stolen in March. On Tuesday, April 7, Sheriff’s deputies went to a home in the 74400 block of Sunset in

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PROWLER THREATENS ARRESTING DEPUTY

A suspected prowler was arrested early Tuesday morning in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 56100 block of Papago Trail called police about 12:45 a.m. to report that a man was outside his home. Deputies located Matthew Guerrero, 22, nearby, and arrested him on suspicion

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OPERATION TAKE CHARGE AT CMC BENEFITS VETERANS

“Operation Take Charge” at Copper Mountain College tomorrow is offering a wide range of veteran’s services. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… All veterans, active duty military, and dependents who find VA benefits and services can be confusing will want to attend Operation Take Charge! this Friday at Copper Mountain College.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CUB SCOUT PACK BEING STARTED

A meeting of parents interested in Cub Scouting for their sons aged 5 to 10 is being held Tuesday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Hall of Little Church of the Desert in Twentynine Palms. Local Scoutmaster Brad White-Fendeisen said Cub Scouting in Twentynine Palms has been limited

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