DESERT CONGREGATIONAL BLUE GRASS GOSPEL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a bluegrass gospel festival Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slated to appear are the Bost Family Tradition, Cinder Mountain, Bluegrass Brethren, the Haining Family, and Jason Donne and the Open Graves. The festival will all be held indoors,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TEAM GEARING UP

The softball team at Twentynine Palms High School is ready for their new season. ROP Broadcast student Brianna Borja looks ahead… The Twentynine Palms High School softball team are currently training hard for the upcoming spring season with the help of Coach Mintz, Coach M, and Coach Stanford, who are

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SPRING BASKETBALL LEAGUES COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 spring teen basketball league. Girls and boys in seventh through twelfth grades are eligible to register. The fee is $20 per person and includes a jersey. Register online at 29palms.org or at the recreation office in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team traveled to PGA West in La Quinta to compete in their second pre-season tournament against Coachella Valley High School Arabs. Wildcats put up a strong fight against the Arabs. The tournament ended in a 9 sets to 9 sets tie.

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: TEACHERS SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE

The following is an editorial opinion by Z107.7 reporter Dan Stork, occasioned by a school board meeting he covered recently… A few years ago, a policeman in Orange County stopped me after he saw me running across a street against a red light. He said, “I’m not going to give

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MARINE KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Twentynine Palms. Marine Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, was a motor transport mechanic attached to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marine accused of killing Kohus, Brock Myers, 22, is a motor transport operator with 1/7. On Sunday,

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WE REVIEW THE FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious “Farndale” comedy opened last weekend at Theater 29 and runs through March 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff offers this review of the comedy… How do you review a play that’s SUPPOSED to be badly acted? In Theatre 29’s current production, the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO UTILITIES

One week after a fire at a mobile home park in Twentynine Palms, residents were still without utilities. Reporter Dan Stork has a status update on Shady Elms… On Wednesday, February 26, a fire accidentally set off by a resident destroyed two trailers in Shady Elms Mobile Home Park, 5074

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET, TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE TO ANNOUNCE

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda: an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council

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CAREER EXPLORATION DAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a Career Exploration Day Friday, March 7. Representatives from more than 60 colleges, vocational training sites, non-profit agencies, county and state offices, the military, and private businesses will be on site from 8 to noon in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The community

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WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL WILL BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is offering you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Broadview Hacienda while enjoying the camaraderie of old and new friends, and learning about wine and cheese. The Historical Society, in conjunction with Mike and Ann Congdon, the owners of Broadview Hacienda, are hosting a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL OPENS SEASON AT COACHELLA TOMORROW

Baseball season kicks off this Friday for Twentynine Palms High School. ROP Broadcast student Martin Balsiger has more on the inaugural game… The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats 2013-2014 baseball season is starting soon. This season the varsity Wildcats will be coached by head coach TJ Stanford and Assistant Coach

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School girls’ softball teams will be competing in a two-day tournament in Palm Springs.

The Joshua Springs baseball team will host Victor Valley Christian School at home. First pitch is at 3:15.

The Twentynine

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PACKED WITH TEACHERS DEMANDING A RAISE

A standing-room-only crowd of school teachers and classified school employees expressed their disapproval with the course of not-yet-concluded contract negotiations between their unions and the Morongo Unified School District last night. Reporter Dan Stork was there to witness the show of solidarity, and tells what else happened at the Board

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LIMITS TO SENIOR MEALS HAVE BEEN LIFTED

Limits that were placed on the senior meal programs in the Morongo Basin have been lifted, effective Monday, according to a spokesman at the Family Service Association, which funds the program. Tom Donahue said about $300,000 in federal funds for the senior nutrition program had been cut this fiscal year

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME CELEBRATES DR. SEUSS

Preschool story time at the Twentynine Palms Library this week will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. This Thursday, March 6, Preschool story time will celebrate by reading his books and creating Dr. Seuss themed crafts. Children are invited to bring something to share, whether it’s Dr. Seuss themed or otherwise.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat varsity golf team kicked off their pre-season Monday, traveling to San Jacinto for a two-day match play tournament against 16 other teams from around Southern California. The ’Cats came out strong and after Monday’s play, advanced four players to today. Advancing were Brandon Steffins, Ty Luken,

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MARINE ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING AND KILLING A MARINE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old Marine was arrested early Monday morning for the murder of another Marine in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to shooting at a home in the 7300 block of Saladin Avenue at 9:21 Sunday.

When deputies arrived, they found the 26-year-old

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ROLLOVER CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE SENDS TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN TO THE HOSPITAL

A single-vehicle rollover crash in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon sent a Twentynine Palms man to the hospital. According to a CHP press release, John Butac, 26, was driving a 2000 Saturn on Highway 62 near Border Avenue about 1:45 p.m. when he made an unsafe turning movement, which caused his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

For its March 4 meeting, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold its 34th study session on an update of the City’s Development Code. Up for discussion tonight is section 19.82 — Offstreet Parking. The meeting starts at 6 pm in City Hall on Adobe Road.