UKELELE GROUP FORMED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Students at Twentynine Palms High School are having fun with their ukuleles and the school’s recording studio, ROP Broadcast Student Nathaniel Thomas explains… A group of students at Twentynine Palms High School have been using the school’s state-of-the-art recording studio to record their personal music. On ukulele, we have Violeti

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REOPENS TO VISITORS

Joshua Tree National Park is open, most public areas and roads are accessible while facilities and other public services are brought back online. Joshua Tree National Park has been closed since October 1, due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. Interpretive programs will resume on Saturday, October 26. Keys Ranch

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY; WHEN AND WHERE

The third Monday of the month 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,

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EMERGENCY DRILL ON MARINE BASE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING

This reminder today for residents of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center and surrounding areas: There will a lot of noise and activity this afternoon and evening as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10

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PIONEER DAYS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms is going on now through Sunday. The multi-day event commemorates the unique pioneering history of Twentynine Palms. With a parade this Saturday at 10 a.m. and numerous ancillary events, Pioneer Days salutes the Native Americans, miners, cattlemen, and homesteaders that made the desert oasis home.

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HWY 62 ART TOURS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert’s best visual and performing artists will be a part of the 12th Annual Hwy 62 Art Tours, set for this and next weekend. The art tour is a self-guided tour of more than 200 galleries, shops, homes, and private studios from Morongo Valley to Wonder Valley. The tour

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PIONEER DAYS MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN THIS SUNDAY

Local motorcyclists can enjoy a beautiful poker run this Sunday as part of Pioneer Days. ROP Broadcast Student Matthew Thompson tells you how to sign-up… The Pioneer Days Poker Run, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Twentynine Palms, will be held Sunday, October 20, with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB BREAKFAST SUNDAY IN LUCKIE PARK

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will hold a breakfast fundraiser Sunday, October 20. The $5 breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee or juice. Breakfast will be served at the Twentynine Palms Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue, from 8 to 1. For more information, call 760-367-5776.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH GOLF CLINIC SUNDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host an introduction to the golf experience event at Roadrunner Dunes Golf Course this Sunday at 2 p.m. This free event will introduce young people, junior high and high school students to the basic aspects of the game of golf and provide

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will host a car wash Saturday (tomorrow) in Yucca Valley at Computer Zone, 55971 29 Palms Highway. A $5 donation is suggested. Come out and support your local high school students. For more information, call Coach Murphy at 760-902-9620.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will host the Rams of Desert Mirage High School at home. The Joshua Springs Lightning football team will host Trinity Classical at home, and the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats will host Shadow Hill High

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MAJOR DRILL PLANNED ON MARINE BASE TOMORROW

Residents at the Combat Center and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity Friday, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area from 4 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights will be conducted

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DEATH THREATS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Tuesday evening, accused of threatening her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor in the 7400 block of Aster Avenue in Yucca Valley called police about 6:30 p.m. to report that Rio Sauer, 26, had a large carving knife, was slashing bicycle tires,

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HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND

The first of two weekends of the Highway 62 Art Tours kicks off this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… It’s one of my favorite events of the year—the Highway 62 Art Tours. The Highway 62 Art Tours is a self-guided tour of galleries, shops, homes, and private

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive Friday, October 18 (tomorrow) at Twentynine Palms High School, in Twentynine Palms from 7 to 3 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. Donors must be at least 15 years old to give blood; students who are 15 and 16 years old must

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TO DEDICATE SCULPTURE

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library and the Public Arts Advisory Council are hosting the dedication of a Simi Dabah’s sculpture right after the Pioneer Days Parade. The sculpture, in front of the library, will be dedicated in honor of Dan Luckenbill, past president and board member of the

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PIONEER DAYS KICKS OFF TODAY

The 77th Pioneer Days kicks off in Twentynine Palms today. ROP broadcast student Alexis Hightower takes a look at some of the activities… Who doesn’t love a good carnival? Coming up on October 17-October 20, the 77th annual Pioneer Days parade and carnival will be hosted at Luckie Park in

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY CHILI DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT

The annual Pioneer Days Chili Dinner is Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. The dinner is one of the biggest fund-raising events of the year for the historic gallery, on Cottonwood Drive off National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms. A traditional Pioneer Days event,

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ROTARY MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN THIS SUNDAY

Attention motorcyclists: A beautiful day and a beautiful ride is in store for the Twentynine Palms Rotary Club’s poker run this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his leathers… The Rotary Club of Twentynine Palms will host a motorcycle poker run on Sunday, October 20. Registration will begin at 9

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Tuesday, the Twentynine Palms Wildcats girls tennis team defeated the Yucca Valley Trojans by a score of 14 – 4. Number one and two singles players Tassia Lucas and Paige Rossi were undefeated for the day. Also winning all three sets were the number one and two doubles teams of

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