SCHOOLBOARD HOLDS HEARING ON NAMING TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GYM

Even though it was announced and celebrated months ago, the Morongo Unified School Board will hold a public hearing on changing the name of the Twentynine Palms High School Gym tonight. Reporter David Haldane has more… The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education will hold a public hearing Tuesday

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SEMINAR ON “REVOCABLE LIVING TRUSTS” TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

In years past, anyone with some property and savings was advised to draw up a will in order to determine how their estate would be handled after death. But times have changed, especially for those whose home, savings and other assets are worth more than $150,000. Learn how to protect

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD PLANS TO FILL SEAT LEFT BY RESIGNATION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the process for filling the seat of a director who resigned and details of the fire tax are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board

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BREATH AND MEDITATION CLASSES OFFERED AT JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will hold an online breath and meditation class on Wednesdays, which are expected to start in April. For more information, call the Retreat Center at 760-365-8371.

PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ISSUES

Starting tomorrow, the public will be able to meet with Joshua Tree National Park Rangers to discuss their thoughts and opinions about issues in the Park. Ranger Pam Tripp explains… This spring, as Joshua Tree National Park celebrates the National Park Service’s 100th year, there is a diverse line-up of

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRL WRESTLERS IN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Two wrestlers from the Yucca Valley High School girls’ team will be competing in the state championships later this month. Vanesa Contreras placed third, and Katherine Kennedy placed fifth at the CIF-state qualifier meet last weekend. The state championships will be held in Visalia February 26 and 27.

LOOTING CAUSES CLOSURE OF TWO HISTORICAL SITES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park officials have temporarily closed two historical sites in the park due to looting. Due to recent press and social media postings, the number of visitors to Carey’s Castle and the El Sid Mine have increased and historic artifacts have disappeared. Park Superintendent David Smith said the

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MORONGO VALLEY TO UNVEIL SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT SIGN

The community of Morongo Valley is wasting no time in getting ready for the new Sand-to-Snow National Monument, which will include parts of the historic far west end of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a new sign will go up tomorrow… With the ink barely dry on President

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VEGETATION FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY NIGHT

A vegetation fire in Twentynine Palms kept firefighters busy for more than an hour last night. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, the fire was reported at 11:05 p.m. in a homeless encampment in the wash behind Stater Brothers, east of Encelia Avenue. Bushes, trash, and debris were burning in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s press release. Justin Babbdodd, 25, was arguing with his girlfriend’s 9-year-old child in the 6000 block of Chia Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 3 p.m. and shoved the child with enough force that the

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR “DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID”

Over 60 people packed Theatre 29 for its “Disney’s Little Mermaid” auditions, and 25 roles were given to actor/singers to make up the cast of the musical. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the cast list… Director Gary Daigneault cast the following in “Disney’s Little Mermaid.” Ariel the Little Mermaid will

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST’S THIRD THURSDAY BROWN BAG LECTURE

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is holding a new Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… A new, third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series is beginning. The series features guest speakers who work to protect the California Desert. Bring your own brown bag

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SPECIAL COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLASS FEATURES NOTED ARCHITECT

Local artists, sculptors, and designers, and anyone with an interest in architecture or the visual arts might want to pay attention to this next story. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells about an opportunity to learn from a master in the field… Architect Glen Howard Small thinks big. Those who know him

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL MEETS THIS AFTERNOON

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet at 3 p.m. today, Monday, February 15. Officials from the local fire and Sheriff’s departments will speak. Residents will also be able to talk to the field representative for State Senator Jean Fuller, and learn about developments in the campaign for scenic highway

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DESERT CHRIST PARK SEEKING VICE-PRESIDENT

Desert Christ Park, a park of sculptures, is seeking a vice president for its board of directors. If you are interested, take a walk through the park at 56200 Sunnyslope Drive, Yucca Valley and then please call 760-365-3984.

SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE COLLECTING YARD SALE ITEMS

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is now accepting donations for their annual Rummage Sale that will be help on March 9, 10, 11. Please if you can help us out with clean, usable donations, we sure would appreciate it. No bedding or stuffed animals can be accepted. If you can

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL WRAPS REGULAR SEASON

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team wrapped up their season last week and are headed for CIF playoffs, again. ROP Broadcast student Courtney Stanford takes a look back on the season and says the team’s long-term record is remarkable… The girls’ basketball league season ended last week on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL HOST CIF PLAYOFFS THIS WEEK

Both the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host first round CIF playoffs this week. The boys’ team will host Xavier Prep on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the first round of the playoffs. The girls’ team will host St. Margaret’s Episcopal on Thursday,

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EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION SERVICES

Assessing a child’s mental health issues at an early age can significantly change their life. Assignment Reporter David Knutson has more… Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her chance

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DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR RUMMAGE SALE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations for its annual rummage sale, set for March 9, 10, and 11. No bedding or stuffed animals can be accepted. The clubhouse is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail in Yucca Valley. For more information, call Susie or Phebe at 760-369-4057.