HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD HOLIDAY SALE NEXT WEEKEND

Morongo Basin Historical Society is having a fall and holiday marketplace/yard sale Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7. There will be a selection of holiday decorations and artificial Xmas trees, along with outdoor games, furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, and more. Artisan breads, fruit tarts, and desserts will also be

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CHP OFFERING START SMART CLASSES

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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STATE OF MORONGO BASIN: EDUCATION

The superintendent of the Morongo Unified School District, and Copper Mountain College, both spoke at the State of the Morongo Basin event Thursday afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff says both men stressed the importance of education for students… Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten said the most critical thing

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FALL BACK SUNDAY; DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS TONIGHT

Spring forward, fall back. Yes, it’s that time again. Managing editor Tami Roleff reminds us to not only change our clocks tonight, but also smoke alarm batteries… Daylight Saving Time ends tonight, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is holding a Halloween fun fest Saturday, October 31, for children ages 10 and under. The fun fest will include games, candy, and a not-so-scary haunted house. This free event is presented as an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The event will be held

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SUPERVISOR GIVES STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS

Following a presentation by Yucca Valley Mayor George Huntington who gave a State of Yucca Valley address on Thursday, Third District County Supervisor James Ramos gave an overview of some county accomplishments. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… Third District County Supervisor James Ramos said the

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Stay safe with your little trick-or-treaters tonight. Here’s assignment reporter David Knutson with some safety tips… Tonight is the night. Trick-or-treating, jack-o-lanterns, scary decorations, and dressing up. Although Halloween is a fun holiday, you should make a few important safety precautions. Trick-or-treating is never as safe as a Halloween party,

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 31. The star party will start about 7:10 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be clusters and nebulae in the Milky Way, the outer planets and later on the Andromeda Galaxy. Guests may bring

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY MORNING

Daylight Saving Time ends Saturday night, which means it’s time to change our clocks again. In March, we “spring” forward one hour, so on the first Sunday in November, we “fall” back, gaining that hour we “lost” eight months ago. The official time change is 2 a.m. Sunday, but for

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND MORONGO VALLEY

Get your scariest, funniest, and most original costumes and pumpkins ready for the Halloween Spooktacular, sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on Saturday, October 31. The costume contest will be divided into age groups. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the Yucca Room at

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LAST TORTOISE ROCK CONCERT COVER JOHNNY CASH TONIGHT

Tonight will be the final concert in the Tortoise Rock Summer Concert series. Reporter David Knutson invites you to a tribute to Johnny Cash… Come out to the last, free, Live at the Rock Summer Concert Series Event at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. On Friday, October 30, a

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TOUGH LOSS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Twentynine Palms High School volleyball varsity Ladycats had a tough loss against the Desert Mirage Rams last night, losing in three sets. Senior Courtney Stanford had one ace serve, two kills, and three assists. Senior Allix Durrum had one block, one ace, and eight assists. Senior Latasia Benevente had

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UNDEFEATED TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL WILDCATS PLAY DESERT MIRAGE

In high school sports tonight, the still undefeated Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School Rams. As they continue their extraordinary run, ROP Broadcast student Manny Rodriguez spoke with football standout Kole Green about this special season… Recently we

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Also tonight, the Joshua Springs Lightning football team will travel away to Rancho Mirage to play Palm Valley High School.

Kick off for both games is at 7 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School cross country teams will participate in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FACES $1.3 MILLION IN UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY

Yesterday we reported that new government accounting standards revealed a projected $400,000 unfunded pension liability at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, directors learned that district’s potential liability for unfunded pensions was more than triple the Bighorn figures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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FABULOUS DIVAS OF BROADWAY COMING TO THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 is offering a limited special engagment, “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” for a limited run. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The talented Alan Palmer returns to Theater 29 after his successful performances of “Fabulous Divas of Hollywood” with “Fabulous Divas of Broadway” an Off-Broadway musical of his

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THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Theatre 29 2016 season tickets are now available. The annual passes are good for all five main stage shows, three Broadway musicals and two comedies, plus the 2016 Halloween Haunt. General admission season tickets are $65, senior and military $52, and children under 12 and students with ID are $37.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL APPROVES HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, COOK'S LAND PRESERVATION BILL

The Twentynine Palms City Council made two controversial decisions last night. Z107.7 Reporter David Haldane was there and files this report… In a long meeting marked by impassioned speeches, the Twentynine Palms City Council made two controversial decisions Tuesday night. First it narrowly approved “The Ridge at Twentynine Palms,” a

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TWENTYNINE CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Two new board members for the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will be sworn in during the district’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday. Other items on the agenda include an update on the irrigation plan, review the asset management plan for possible revisions, establish a policy for handling recycling materials,

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STAR PARTY SATURDAY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, October 31. The star party will start about 7:10 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be clusters and nebulae in the Milky Way, the outer planets and later on the Andromeda Galaxy. Guests may bring

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