HIT AND RUN IN JOSHUA TREE, DRIVER SOUGHT

The California Highway Patrol is looking for a male driver who is involved in a hit-and-run at the Circle K in Joshua Tree Sunday night. According to the CHP, the unidentified man was driving a blue Ford Explorer when he backed into a silver Camry in the convenience store’s parking

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A REMINDER THAT PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE MONDAY

Have you paid your property tax yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time is running out… Monday, April 11 is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can do it in any of several ways: Online, at www.MyTaxCollector.com Over

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS ON THE FIRE LINES IN NEEDLES

Firefighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Wonder Valley have responded to the brush fire burning out of control near Needles. The Pirate Fire, also known as the Topock Fire, started about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Havasu National Wildlife Refuge on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, but winds

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SMALL YUCCA VALLEY FIRE UNDER INVESTIGATION

County fire officials are investigating the cause of a small fire in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning. About 11:40, firefighters were called to the 7800 block of Acoma Trail where a backyard shed and nearby vegetation were burning. The resident had put out most of the blaze using a garden hose;

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NATURAL AND NEON GAS ON DOCKET FOR WONDER VALLEY MEETING MONDAY

Residents of Wonder Valley are invited to attend a community meeting this Monday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said two gasses are on the agenda… Two items are up for discussion at Monday morning’s 9 a.m. Wonder Valley community meeting. First up representatives from SoCal Gas will discuss the methane releases from

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free distribution of federal food from 10 to noon, Friday, April 8. The distribution will be held at the Way Station, 61722 Commercial Street Joshua Tree.

“LITTLE MERMAID” PERFORMER TALKS ABOUT THEATRE 29

With “Disney’s Little Mermaid” setting records at Theatre 29, ROP Broadcast student Kayla Perrotte asked performer Amber Flores about her involvement… I went to watch a play at Theatre 29 and really enjoyed it so I wanted to interview an actor from Theatre 29. Student Amber Flores answers a few

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“SEE HOW THEY RUN” OPENS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH TONIGHT

Twentynine Palms High School will be presenting their spring play, opening this Thursday night. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… “See How They Run” is opening at Twentynine Palms High School. The farce in three acts is set in an English vicarage short after the end of World War

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REGISTER FOR THE ROUTE 62 CAR SHOW

The Route 62 Cruisers Car Club is taking registrations for its ninth annual car show. The car show will be May 21 at the Tractor Supply in Yucca Valley, starting at 9 a.m. This show is open to all makes and models of American and foreign, classic, collector vehicles, and

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REACH OUT OFFERING CHAIR EXERCISE CLASSES

Reach Out Morongo Basin will host chair exercise classes for seniors at the Twentynine palms Senior Center. The classes will vary week to week, but will include chair yoga, chair stretch and strength, and chair core fitness—a Pilates-based exercise program. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

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BASEBALL SEASON UNDERWAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Baseball season is in full swing at our local high school. ROP Broadcasting student Caleb Roy asked his coach how the season is going……. Today I interviewed high school coach TJ Stanford and asked him how the season started off. “The season started off really well so far, we’ve won

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SERVICES SET FOR JOHN BURNS

John Burns, a 63-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died March 26 at home due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. He was 86 years old. John Burns is survived by his wife Carol, three daughters and two sons, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He retired after being a service representative for

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PLAZA MART IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in an armed robbery Monday night in Twentynine Palms. About 8 p.m., two men, identified only as black, entered the Plaza Mart in the Historic Plaza, and robbed it at gunpoint. The men then fled; no further information

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FAMILY AND DOG SAFE AFTER YUCCA VALLEY DUPLEX FIRE

One dog was rescued, and a second dog died, in a house fire in Yucca Valley Tuesday. About 4:45 p.m. firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree responded to a duplex fire in the 6400 block of Richard Drive, and found dark smoke billowing from the garage and

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARTNERSHIPS, REVIEWS BUDGET

The Yucca Valley Town Council reviewed requests from 12 organizations and approved allocations of about $100,000 in partnership funds to eight of them (Reach Out Morongo Basin, $7,500; Yucca Valley Library, $5,000; Boys & Girls Club, $16,000; Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, $24,500; DRTA, $22,500; Rotary, Festival of Lights parade,

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BIZARRE VANDALISM AS JEEP RAMS YUCCA VALLEY HOUSE

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a bizarre case of vandalism at a Yucca Valley house. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owners of a home in the 57900 block of San Andreas Road have reported that several times over the last two weeks, an unknown suspect has driven onto their property

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF ATTACKING HER GRANDMOTHER

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Monday morning, accused of attacking her grandmother. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 69000 block of Rainer Road in Twentynine Palms about 6:30 by an elderly woman who said her granddaughter, Veronica Houser, 34, was physically attacking her. After an

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD CUTS TIES WITH HOPE ACADEMY

Members of the Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education are having a busy week. Last night they met to make difficult decisions regarding the district’s charter schools. And tomorrow they’ll be gathering for a special work study session to hammer out a strategic plan for the future, a timeline

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AFTER TWO POSTPONEMENTS, DECISION ON ALTA MIRA PROJECT EXPECTED TOMORROW

In one of the longest running meetings in recent memory, tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the San Bernardino County Planning Commission picks up where it left off at the March 24 meeting, which was already a continuation of the March 17 meeting. Continuations such as this wouldn’t normally attract much

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board revise their general manager’s contract and change meeting times tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District the board will select a special district member from among three candidates to serve on the Local Agency Formation

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