BLOOD DRIVE AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, October 14, at Hi-Desert Medical Center, from 10 to 2. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or illness, weigh at

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow morning, Wednesday, October 14 on the highway and Turtle Island, where the Farmer’s Market is held. The NEW time is from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. With the return of cooler temperatures and the later time, the team is encouraging both new

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS ABOUT WATER, EL NINO, AND CHROMIUM-6

The Morongo Basin MAC met last night. Reporter David Haldane was at that meeting and files this report… The Morongo Basin is doing its part to conserve water in the face of the most nightmarish drought to hit California in almost a century. In fact, in many cases local water

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD MEETING TONIGHT

An informational meeting will be held this evening, Tuesday, October 13, for Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers fill shoe boxes with small gifts that are then delivered at Christmas to children all over the world. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Valley Community Chapel, 59025 Yucca Trail, in

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COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEET TOMORROW EVENING

The Morongo Basin Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, which is a support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child meets tomorrow and every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Helen Gray Education Center located on the campus of the

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CHOIR CONCERT TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

The very talented Twentynine Palms High School choir will be in concert tomorrow. ROP broadcast student Christopher Waring has your invitations… Twentynine Palms high school is hosting their first choir concert of the school year on the night of Wednesday, October 14, in the Wildcat gymnasium. The concert will begin

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WINS FOR BOTH YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOTBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan Varsity won Friday’s league game against Desert Mirage 35-33. Coach Andrew Amosa said standouts on offense were Junior quarterback Jake Moore with three touchdown passes and senior Sean Wallace had two clutch catches to set up game-winning touchdown. Defensive standout was Senior Larry Williamson

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CHOIR CONCERT AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY

The music students at Twentynine Palms High School will perform this week. assignment reporter David Knutson has all the details… The Twentynine Palms High School is having their first fall concert this Wednesday, October 14, in the Wildcat Gymnasium. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the concert starts at 7.

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BUY TICKETS NOW FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CHILI DINNER

Tickets are on sale now for the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s annual chili dinner. A Pioneer Days tradition, the dinner will be served on the gallery patio Saturday, October 17, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will include meat and vegetarian chili, along with salad, cornbread, and a variety of

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CHP OFFERS START SMART DRIVING CLASS

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another free Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The material has been updated, so even if you have been before, drivers can benefit

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PARK PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON HIDDEN VALLEY HIKING TRAIL

The Hidden Valley Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park will be closed to hikers intermittently for the next several weeks. Starting Tuesday, October 13, park staff will be performing maintenance on the trail for up to 30 minutes at a time. Work on the trail is scheduled Monday through

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ART CLASSES OFFERED AT 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The Twentynine Palms Art Gallery is offering art classes for young artists and adults. ROP Broadcasting student Laila Crooms has more…

Art is in session. If you’re interested in improving your art skill, take a stroll to the 29 Palms Art Gallery. They currently have classes for adults, ages 17

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JOSHUA TREE MAN PUBLISHES BOOK ABOUT FINDING HOME, LOVE

David Haldane

Like many baby boomers, David Haldane of Joshua Tree got swept up into the turbulence of the late 1960s and ’70s, first as a radical activist and then as a newspaper reporter. After living in Europe and Mexico, he settled down in southern California. Following a painful

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REGISTER NOW FOR GREAT SHAKE-OUT THURSDAY

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 15, at 10:15 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Cody Joseph leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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MAC MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz shares what’s on the agenda… Two major statewide water issues are on tap at tonight’s 6:30 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. First up is Mojave Water Agency General Manager Kirby Brill who will discuss California’s water

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow the Yucca Valley High School volleyball and tennis teams will travel away to Big Bear. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30.

The Twentynine Palms High School tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball

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PUBLIC MEETING ON PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENTS AT WHITEWATER TOMORROW

A public meeting will be held tomorrow on the proposed three national monuments designations in the California desert. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 13 at the Whitewater Preserve. The proposed Mojave Trails National Monument would preserve desert lands linking Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave

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BALLOTS ARRIVING IN MAIL BOXES FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Some Morongo Basin residents can expect to start receiving their mail ballots for the November election. The Yucca Valley airport district, Morongo Valley Community Services District, and Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency district will be holding elections November 3. Running for the Yucca Valley airport are Timothy Lewis and and Irvin

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OLD WOMAN RANCH TOUR

The Morongo Basin Historical Society hosts a rare tour next weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Rarely seen, Old Woman Springs is located on a private ranch on the north end of Johnson Valley. On Saturday, October 17 the Morongo Basin Historical Society hosts an exclusive field trip to the

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NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

In honor of the National Park’s 100th anniversary they are celebrating with a Night Sky Festival. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has your invitaition… The National Park Service, steward of Joshua Tree National Park and over 400 other park sites around the country, celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016. At Joshua

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