SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party tonight, February 27. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 10:15 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. Jupiter will be bright and

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CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TO BE FILED AGAINST  SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY JAILS 

The Prison Law Office will file a class action lawsuit in federal court Monday, February 29 alleging that the conditions in the San Bernardino County Jails violate the U.S. constitution. The County of San Bernardino denies the allegations, but has been working with the Prison Law Office for more than

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11-YEAR-OLD SUSPECTED OF SETTING A FIRE IN A LOCAL SCHOOL

Sheriff’s deputies cited an 11-year-old Twentynine Palms boy they suspect set a fire in a restroom at school Wednesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy, who was not identified due to his age, asked to use the restroom at Bright Futures Academy, in the 5400 block of Luckie

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER-SAVING TIPS

If you thought El Nino would miraculously solve the severe California Drought, it did not. Mandatory Water Restrictions continue here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Rebecca Havely has some water saving tips… It’s been said many times, and will be said again and again: water equals life in the desert.

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COLLEGE HEALTH SCIENCES AND NURSING OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College Health Sciences and Nursing Departments are hosting an open house tomorrow, Saturday February 27, from 9 a.m. to noon in the 200 Quad to promote the Health Sciences Programs. Community liaisons, clinical partners, and many other representatives will be in attendance during this educational event. CMC will

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FULL SERVICE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY

Services are now available locally for residents experiencing severe mental health issues. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to get help from the Full Service Partnerships… Full Service Partnerships provide the most intensive level of services for consumers with serious mental illness who are experiencing severe impacts on their level

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PRICE OF GAS GOING UP RAPIDLY, WE’LL TELL YOU WHY

If you’ve been enjoying our falling gasoline prices you’d better fill up, because experts say prices will jump about 30 cents today and will keep on climbing. Consumer Watchdog warns that gas prices on the street will spike after the Los Angeles wholesale market jumped 52 cents per gallon Thursday.

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COUNTY OFFERS FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

San Bernardino County offers free tax preparation services to eligible individuals and families. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… If your household earned income was less than $54,000 in 2015, you may be eligible for free tax help from the county through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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YUCCA VALLEY FLUTE CIRCLE MEETS TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle meets this Saturday, February 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Flutemakers Marvin and Jonette Yazzie will share insights into making and playing Native American flutes. Marvin Yazzie, a Navajo Nation Tribal member, and his wife Jonette, were raised in the

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, February 27. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 10:15 p.m. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated telescopes and guests may use them or bring their own. Jupiter will be bright

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FREE GOSPEL CONCERT TOMORROW

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in Yucca Valley will hold a free gospel concert Saturday, February 27, at 6 p.m. The concert will feature Curtis Wright and Friends. The church is located at 8035 Church Street.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AT VFW TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread, for $7. The Joshua Tree VFW post is located on Veterans Way north of the highway in downtown Joshua Tree.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS RAISING FUNDS TO GO TO MACY’S PARADE

The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders have been invited to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. ROP Broadcast Student Angel Ammerman says a GoFundMe account has been set up to help them get there… The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders have been pre-approved to perform in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School baseball team will open its season with a double header against Coachella Valley High School in Thermal. First pitch is at 10 a.m.; the second game is set to start at 1 p.m. Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley

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REINTRODUCED LEGISLATION COULD EXPAND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Legislation reintroduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein would expand Joshua Tree National Park. The bill would create five off-road vehicle areas, designate 230,000 acres as wildlife areas, and add about 4,500 acres to Joshua Tree National Park and 39,000 acres to Death Valley National Park. The expansion does not include Eagle

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CRASH INTO POWER POLE CAUSES OUTAGES, CLOSES YUCCA GRADE THIS MORNING

A single car crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley early this morning, causing power outages in scattered areas throughout the Morongo Basin and that blocked the westbound lanes of the Yucca Grade for about 2 hours. The CHP said the crash occurred at 4:12 this morning in Morongo

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DRUG TAKEBACK AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER THIS SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is holding another drug take-back day Saturday, February 27. Assignment reporter David Knutson has the details… Every year, thousands of pounds of prescription drugs end up in landfills, posing a danger to the environment. The Hi-Desert Medical Center is hosting a Drop-Off Event for unwanted prescription

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, after his wife said he beat her. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called for help about 2:30 p.m. and said Thomas Murphy, 46, of the 4500 block of Adobe Road, punched and slapped her in the face, leaving visible injuries.

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING OFFERED NEXT WEEK

The Morongo Basin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be holding its first training class of 2016 starting on March 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Under the direction of the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the CERT program teaches the community members how to help themselves and their

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COUNTYWIDE COMMUNITY PLANS BEING DEVELOPED

The County of San Bernardino is putting together a new countywide plan, based on community plans from recognized communities in unincorporated areas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says local input will be taken… In a first-of-its-kind effort, county residents will play a key role in developing a countywide plan. The plan, which

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