JOSHUA TREE HALLOWEEN HAUNT THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday, October 25, the Joshua Tree Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Halloween Haunt Festival from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy an evening filled with frightful fun. There will be activity booths such as, win a fish, painting, ring toss, cake walk, photo booth, and more.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB BUSY WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is upholding a proud tradition of community service. ROP broadcasting student Sharon Squyres tells of some of their activities… The Twentynine Palms High School helps your community through the Interact Club. Some of our projects include canned food drives, community clean sweeps, and

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BLOOD DRIVE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Friday, October 24, at Twentynine Palms High School, from 7 to 3. Donors must be at last 15 years old to give blood, and those aged 15 or 16 must have signed parental consent forms, available from any donor center.

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KIDS IN COSTUME INVITED TO FINAL SEASON MANE STREET STAMPEDE SHOW

After the Mane Street Stampede Wild West Show performs its last show of the season this Saturday, October 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Pioneertown, they are asking kids in attendance to show up in their Halloween costumes for a parade after the show to participate in showing off

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Twentynine Palms High School is getting ready for their softball season. ROP Broadcast student Latasia Benavente has details… Twentynine Palms Ladycat softball team starts their pre-season in December, and league in February. Last year, the Ladycats went 6-9 in league and 10-13 overall. They had eight seniors graduate last year

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS; SCORES AND SCHEDULES

For the last home Yucca Valley High School volleyball match of the season, it was a full house for the Lady Trojans. The parents of all three teams, freshman, junior varsity, and varsity, were on hand to receive a flower from their daughter to thank them for all of their

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SUBSTANTIAL FEE HIKES PROPOSED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Less than a month after a new superintendent took over at Joshua Tree National Park, the Park proposes to substantially increase its user fees, in some cases more than doubling them. The proposed fees for a 7-day pass for vehicles would increase from $15 to $25; hikers and bicyclers would

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SIX-MONTH ROAD PROJECT STARTS ON STATE ROUTE 247

CalTrans has started work on Highway 247/Old Woman Springs Road. For at least the next six months, workers will be widening the shoulders and installing rumble strips from El Cortez Road in Yucca Valley to just north of Napa Road in Landers. Construction hours are between 6 p.m. and 6

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NEW JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL COURT RULING TIGHTENS LANGUAGE

Yesterday, the group that is leading the charge against a proposed Dollar General retail store in Joshua Tree announced a legal victory on its web site. Reporter Dan Stork examined the legal document provided by the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance, and says that it dots some i’s and crosses

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Z107.7 LOCAL CANDIDATES POP-UP GETTING CONFIRMATIONS

Come meet the candidates for the Joshua Basin Water District, Hi-Desert Water District, Hi-Desert Medical Center, the Morongo Unified School District, Yucca Valley Town Council, and Twentynine Palms City Council. Z107.7 Radio and the Sportsman’s Club are sponsoring a non-partisan office political pop-up event this Saturday, from 9 to 11

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MBTA BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are recognition of employee of the quarter, followed by administrative reports. Under new business, the board will discuss

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS: RATE INCREASES THIS AFTERNOON, WATER & FIRE TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will discuss raising their water rates this afternoon, then meet on water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agendas… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have a special meeting on Wednesday, October 22, starting at 4:00 p.m. The Board members will have

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY OFFERING PROGRAMS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

The Twentynine Palms Library has begun their Toddler Boot Camp Thursday mornings starting tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. This five-week session is open to children one to three years of age. This program is designed for the more active toddler. Pre-school Story time also begins at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow.

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A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE TOMORROW

Two weeks after a lunar eclipse, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Morongo Basin Thursday (Oct 23) afternoon. Starting at about 12:38, the moon will travel between the Earth and the sun, and cast its shadow on the sun. In the Morongo Basin, roughly 40 percent of

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER MARKETING DIRECTOR RESIGNS

The director of Marketing and Business Development at Hi-Desert Medical Center has resigned. Joe Ruddon announced in his resignation letter Tuesday that he plans to assume the position of director of marketing and public relations at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Ruddon had been employed by Hi-Desert Medical Center for nearly

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RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS SOUGHT FOR SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations now for its rummage sale, set for October 30 and 31. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phebe or Susie. If they are able to pick up your items, they will. All

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SCHOOL BOARD CHOOSES SOLAR VENDOR

During an often contentious meeting, the MUSD Board of Education reached a split decision on a solar vendor recommendation. Reporter Dan Stork says that student recognitions, board policies, and telephone and bus service also figured in the meeting… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education directed staff to engage

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LOCAL DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS LOOKING FOR DRIVERS

Volunteers are being sought for the Morongo Basin Chapter of Disabled American Veterans #60 to drive local veterans to their medical appointments to and from the VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. This service is free. The DAV needs more volunteer drivers. If you would like to volunteer, call 909-583-6014.

FIRST WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This will be the first weekend for the annual the Open Studio Art tours here in the Morongo basin. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to take advantage of this unique event… Some of the Hi-Desert’s best artists will open their studios this weekend and next for the 13th

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Come and learn about Hwy 62 Club Volleyball at the Yucca Valley High School gymnasium Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come sign up and get information regarding practices, tuition and more. Even meet some of the coaches. Visit their website www.hwy62volleyballclub.shutterfly.com to download registration forms ahead of

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