TWENTYNINE PALMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT SPRING CONCERT TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Junior High School Music Department, under the direction of Dr. Kelly Corbin, will be putting on their Spring End of the Year Concert at the school tonight. Corbin urges residents to “Come out and support live music and it will be sure to amaze you.” The concert

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, May 24. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 2 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on galaxies, quasars, and Saturn and Mars. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes, chairs,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFER SOCCER CAMPS

Youth Soccer Camps will be offered in Twentynine Palms for girls and boys ages 4 through 15. The camps will be broken down into age groups from 4 to 6 years, 7 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. Camps will run from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. for ages

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL DEFENDS MANAGER FIRING, HEARS OF LACK OF CONFIDENCE

In a continuation of the meeting in which City Manager Joe Guzzetta was fired, the Twentynine Palms City Council listened to residents, and decided on a course of action. Reporter Dan Stork was there and describes some unhappy citizens… The Twentynine Palms City Council heard public comment, before they withdrew

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BASKETBALL CAMPS OFERRED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

In Twentynine Palms, Coach Schneider’s Basketball Camp will be offered to girls and boys ages 8-14. The camp runs June 16 through June 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The registration fee includes a camp basketball, t-shirt, certificate of participation,

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BACK-TO-BACK FIRES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were busy with back-to-back fires Friday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, fire fighters were called to a home in the 6100 block of Daisy Avenue at 5:35 p.m., where they found heavy black smoke and flames on the outside of the home, climbing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TO APPOINT INTERIM CITY MANAGER TODAY

A reminder for Twentynine Palms residents: The Twentynine Palms City Council will re-convene its meeting of last Tuesday—at which it fired City Manager Joe Guzzetta—at 5 p.m. Monday May 19. Monday’s meeting will start with a closed session on the appointment of a City Manager, and will follow with an

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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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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.

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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HELP BEING SOUGHT FOR AREA HOMELESS VETERANS

There are many homeless veterans in the Morongo Basin who are lacking the necessities to keep warm and fed. A new organization, Vets Cruzin for a Cause, is collecting jackets, blankets, and food to distribute to these homeless vets. If you have old jackets, blankets, and food you can spare,

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SIGNUPS FOR THEATRE 29 CHILDRENS PROGRAM SATURDAY

An informational meeting and sign-ups for the Theatre 29 Youth Theater program will be held this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and where…. An informational meeting and registration for Theatre 29’s Summer Youth Theatre has been set for Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m. The Summer Youth

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO HELP SENIORS PASS THE DMV DRIVER’S LICENSE TEST

The Twentynine Palms Library will offer a FREE Mature Driver Education Class every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. through June 4. This continuous class will cover everything needed to pass the DMV written exam over any given 6-week period. Seniors can join the class at any time during the

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REGISTER FOR TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

When kindergarten age was shifted during state budget difficulties in recent years, a new program was instituted to cover children whose birthdays fell into the resulting black hole. Reporter Dan Stork describes eligibility for the optional Transitional Kindergarten program… The Morongo Unified School District will again be offering a Transitional

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