CHP START SMART DRIVING CLASS AT YVHS TOMORROW

CHP will be presenting Start Smart, a teen driving program, in the Yucca Valley High School library at 6:00 pm tomorrow, Wednesday December 2nd. Millers Driving school will be there and will offer a $10 off coupon to anyone that attends the presentation.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School wrestling team will host Beaumont High School in Trojan Gym in the first dual competition of the season. Wrestling starts at 6 p.m. with a small entry fee and a full snack bar.

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball

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HISTORIC JOSHUA TREE BURNED IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

An iconic Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, describes as “historic” by Park officials, was discovered burning Saturday night, and park officials say the fire was set intentionally. According to a park press release, park officials were notified at 8:10 p.m. Saturday about the burning tree, located along the

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COUNTY TARGETING ILLEGAL DUMP SITES, NEW APP TARGETS DUMPERS

The County is starting to ramp up both clean-up and enforcement of illegal dumping in our desert., Reporter Mike Lipsitz says community cleanups are ongoing and a new app will help you report illegal dumpers…

Desert dwellers know dumping is a problem in our communities. Illegal dump sites can be

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AN ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANTS REVEALS ILLEGAL DRUGS

A Joshua Tree man who was arrested for felony warrants Friday afternoon was also found with drugs in his home. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the home of Jason Llamado, 36, in the 62100 block of Verbena Trail about 9 a.m. to arrest him on outstanding warrants

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29 PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED DRIVING STOLEN CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Wednesday morning after she was found driving a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Serrano and Adobe Road about 5 a.m. Wednesday. A records check revealed that the 2015 Chrysler had been reported stolen. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACUSSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman called about 10:30 p.m. and said that Jonathan Sprecher, 67, beat her and she was bleeding. Deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Acoma Trail in Yucca

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INJURY IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER ON S.R. 247 SUNDAY

A 58-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday morning after he rolled his car on Old Woman Springs Road. About 8 a.m., the unidentified driver was driving southbound on the highway when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his red Pontiac and rolled it into a hillside near San Juan Road.

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FREE SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM STARTS WEDNESDAY AT HDMC

The Hi-Desert Medical Center is offering a free smoking cessation program. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sign-up today, it starts this Wednesday…

Recognizing no two smokers are alike, working with others to learn why you smoke, identifying triggers and creating a support network are hallmarks of a successful smoking cessation program.

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COUNTY SHERIFF IMPLEMENTING HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS PROGRAM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launched a public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the panhandler’s

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STUDENTS HARD AT WORK ON 29 PALMS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK

Students at Twentynine Palms High School are busy preparing this year’s yearbook. ROP Broadcast Student Tiara Tufford talked with the editors…

The Twentynine Palms High School yearbook class is hard at work at making the 2015-2016 yearbook. Have you ever wondered what the yearbook class does?

One of the editors,

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DESERT CHRIST PARK CHRISTMAS TREASURE HUNT SATURDAY

The hard-working volunteers of Desert Christ Park will hold their second annual Christmas treasure hunt in the park Saturday, December 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. Christmas ornaments, small toys and stuffed animals and other Christmas-themed items will be hidden around the park for visitors to find. Photos will also

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STEVE REIMAN SCULPTURE RAFFLE TO BENEFIT ARTS PROGRAM

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency program is offering the opportunity to win a Steve Rieman sculpture. Tickets for “Walking Critter” are $100 each, and proceeds benefit the program’s scholarship fund. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residence scholarship fun provides artists with accommodations, studio space, a stipend, and a gallery

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FALL VISITORS DESCEND ON JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The holidays are upon us, and, the staff at Joshua Tree National Park is expecting very busy weekends. As early as Friday mornings, campgrounds will fill with campers, climbers, and hikers, and day use visitors will enjoy the mild temperatures during this holiday season. Cooler temperatures may also provide a

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GIVE BIG TO SUPPORT NON-PROFITS ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 1, is “Give Big San Bernardino County,” a 24-hour online giving campaign that allows residents to give to their favorite causes in the Morongo Basin and San Bernardino County. The goal is to raise a minimum of $300,000 in just 24 hours through online donations. From 12:00 a.m.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR MOJAVE WATER TOUR

Save the date of May 19. The Mojave Water Agency is offering its very popular tour of its facilities May 19. Yes, this date is many months away, but the tour always fills up quickly. Participants will receive a tour of the agency’s field sites for a first-hand perspective of

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SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS AND VACCINE AND MICROCHIP SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in December for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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SEND IN ENTRIES NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE

Entries are now being accepted for the 18th annual Yucca Valley Festival of Lights parade. The light parade is set for Saturday, December 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bannock and Santa Fe Trail, and heads west on Santa Fe to the Hi-Desert Water District’s office at Inca Trail. The

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY CLUB COLLECTING USED BOOKS

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley is collecting books for all ages, whether hard back or paperback and to distribute to local organizations, libraries and children’s centers. The books should be in good condition and be free of any drawing or writing in the book. Books can be dropped off

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O-NEGATIVE BLOOD DONORS NEEDED

The region’s blood banks are in desperate need of O-negative blood, as there is insufficient supply to meet the demand of local hospitals. Only about 7 percent of the population has O-negative blood. Those with O-negative blood are known as “universal donors” as their blood can be accepted by all

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