SUNDAY MATINEE FOR FARNDALE MURDER MYSTERY AT THEATRE 29

This weekend is the final matinee performance of the really long titled play at Theatre 29, that we just call Farndale. Here with more information on the play and tickets, is ROP student Curtis Mohn… Theatre 29 is well under way with its latest production “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETS TOMORROW

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run will make three stops in Joshua Tree National

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VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPICE THRIFT STORE IN JOSHUA TREE

Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not millionaires, by becoming a volunteer. The Morongo Basin Ambulance is now accepting applications for volunteers to sort and price goods at the hospice thrift store in Joshua Tree. For more information, call Morongo Basin Ambulance at 760-366-8474 option

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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KIDS CRAFTS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library is hosting an A-MAZE-ing craft on Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will make their very own maze out of paint, cardboard, and their imagination. All supplies will be provided. This is a free program and is open to the public. No

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SOUP COOK-OFF AT JOSHUA TREE VFW TONIGHT

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Joshua Tree will host a soup cook-off tonight. Drop off your soup at the Post, 6402 Veterans Way, and enjoy a bowl of your favorite soup from 4 to 6. Sunday’s breakfast is a pork chop special from 8 to 11. And don’t

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EYES AND EARS TOPIC OF SCIENCE SATURDAYS AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

When it comes to eyes and ears, two are better than one. Reporter Taylor Thacker says don’t miss tomorrow’s Science Saturday lecture at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s popular education program, Science Saturdays, continues in March. On Saturday, March 22nd, the topic will be the eyes and

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SCHOOL BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will participate in a work study session at noon today in the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Led by a consultant for the California School Board Association, board members will discuss governance practices, including unity of purpose, roles, responsibilities, norms and

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WILDCAT GIRLS’ SWIM TEAM WINS, BOYS’ TEAM LOSES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls swim team won their first meet of the season against Apple Valley Wednesday, 120 to 50. Earning qualifying times for the CIF 200-meter medley relay were Hanna Beard, Gabby Crank, Darrien Reig, and Nokomis Cabrera. Reig also earned qualifying times for CIF on the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan track teams will send athletes to compete in events in Beaumont and in Azusa. The Beaumont meet starts at 8:30; the Azusa meet starts at 10 a.m.

SCHOOL BOARD HEARS SOLAR ENERGY PRESENTATION

Environmental activists, union electrical workers, and other citizens packed a classroom at Joshua Tree Elementary School to hear—and participate in—a presentation by a solar energy firm to the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Reporter Dan Stork attended also, and summarizes the proceedings…

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OBJECTS TO SODA LAKE SOLAR PROJECT

The National Park Service has lodged strongly worded objections to a proposed 6.5-square-mile solar development about a half-mile from the Mojave National Preserve, saying the project would harm wildlife and suggesting that it be built elsewhere.

According to a story in today’s Riverside Press-Enterprise, Preserve Superintendent Stephanie Dubois submitted

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD REVERSES FEE WAIVER FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said former CSD General Manger Meg Foley, representing Joshua Tree National Park Association, heard some good news and bad news…

At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors approved a request

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MORONGO VALLEY SPRINGFEST THIS SATURDAY

Some community fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to Springfest 2014…

Morongo Valley’s Springfest 2014 is March 22 in Covington Park and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. The festivities kick off at 8 a.m. when folks will gather for a big

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ARTISTS GATHER TO LEARN ABOUT OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR THIS SUNDAY

Local artists are invited to join the Arts Council for the Spring Artist Gathering this Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bobby Furst World at 8528 Desert Shadows Road, Joshua Tree. The meeting will include an update of progress for the 2014 Highway 62 Studio Art Tours, including dates,

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE OFFER JOB SKILLS WORKSHOPS

If you are looking for a job, or even a better job, Copper Mountain College is offering free job skills workshops. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

A series of job skills workshops will be presented at Copper Mountain College over the next two Mondays and Wednesdays. The free workshops are

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180 MINISTRIES COLLECTING FOOD THIS SATURDAY

180 Ministries, and other agencies, will be participating in the Feinstein Foundation’s food drive challenge. All food and monetary donations raised during March and April will be matched by the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation. 180 Ministries will hold a food drive Saturday, March 22, from 11 to 3 at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS MUSICAL “FORBIDDEN BROADWAY” THIS WEEKEND

The Broadway Musical Parody, “Forbidden Broadway” will play this Friday and Saturday night at Twentynine Palms High School. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get tickets…

The ITS drama department of Twentynine Palms High School invites you to come be a part of “Forbidden Broadway,” a musical about other

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TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2014 Four-Way Test Speech Contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley. Students must be high school students or home study students at high school level and live within Rotary District 5330. Prizes will be awarded for

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LOCAL BAND IN OAKLAND CONCERT TOMORROW

A Twentynine Palms rock band, featured two years ago at the Grubstake Days Community Fair, is making waves. ROP Broadcast student Jessica Harwood says “Forever Came Calling” will perform in Oakland tomorrow…

Our local band, Forever Came Calling, is playing yet another show with prominent artists this month. They’ve gotten

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