SPECIAL PLAY AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND HONORS AMERICAN WOMEN

A very special play, touring on its way to Washington, DC, will play this Friday and Saturday only. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to be in the audience for “Shattered Ceilings”… After discovering that there was a severe lack of plays about great American women, the California Desert

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AMBIGUOUS GOBBLEDYGOOK ON THE FUTURE OF HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special closed session meeting Monday, September 22, with representatives from the Camden Group, a healthcare and management consulting firm. In what can only be described as ambiguous gobbledygook regarding the future of the hospital, a statement from the hospital following the

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BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 27, at Walmart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

The annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce is coming up. Reporter Taylor Thacker says special packages are available… Oktoberfest fall festival discounts are available online. The Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 25, and the discount packages are on sale starting October 1. Go

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has selected two women as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Pioneer Days. Dona Schutz Tower, a long-time organizer of the event, has been chosen as the Grand Marshal, and retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Elaine Bowden has been chosen as the Military Grand Marshal.

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BLUEGRASS IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

The JT Trading Post in Joshua Tree is hosting a bluegrass jam tonight at 6 p.m. It’s in the building a couple doors up from Pie for the People. Please bring your acoustic instruments and pick with them, or just come to enjoy the music.

STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:15 p.m. and end about 2:30 a.m. In the sky will be a crescent moon, next to Saturn, along with the vibrant Mars and Antares, as well as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY MAKES GOOD SHOWING IN A RECENT MEET

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat cross-country teams had a great showing at last weekend’s meet. ROP Broadcast student Garrett Schrepfer has the results…

On Saturday, September 20, the Twentynine Palms High School cross country team hosted a home invitational meet. The varsity boys’ team came in second to Xavier Preparatory High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball team travelled to Desert Hot Springs Wednesday to take on the Lady Eagles. The varsity team lost 1-3. Coach Matt Jennings said leading the team were Ashely Priest with 12 kills, seven blocks; Haley Rayburn with four kills, three blocks; and Chloe

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SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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COUNTY APPROVES WONDER VALLEY ROAD MAINTENANCE TAX

At its meeting Tuesday, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the formation of a sub-zone within the Wonder Valley special district for road maintenance services. They approved the zone formation, and also declared official the favorable results of a vote for a special tax

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AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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TWO ARRESTED OUTSIDE CASINO FOR INSIDE CASINO DRUG SALES

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested after a suspected drug sale inside the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The Sheriff’s Department said on September 13, about 11:21 p.m., deputies contacted Kenneth Crockett, 57, and Toni Cagle at Baseline and Desert Knoll Roads, outside of the Tortoise Rock Casino, after

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AN ARREST FOR CHECK FRAUD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was taken into custody, accused of cashing stolen checks. Tuesday, September 23, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union in Twentynine Palms in response to a report of a woman attempting to cash a stolen check. Deputies made contact at the bank with Myra

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A ROUTINE MEETING FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms City Council treated one issue in a very brief meeting. Reporter Dan Stork tells how they decided to proceed in finding a permanent City Manager… At the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on Tuesday, Interim City Manager Andy Takata recommended to the Council that it seek a

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CHP DOES SURPRISE INSPECTION OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TOUR BUSSES

The California Highway Patrol held an unannounced inspection of all commercial tour buses going in to Joshua Tree National Park Friday, September 19. The inspection was to ensure visitor safety, reducing chances of crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving tour buses bringing passengers into the park. Inspections are designed to determine

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

This Saturday is National Public Lands Day. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says volunteers are sought… Volunteers are invited to Joshua Tree National Park to participate in the 21st annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In cooperation with the National Environmental Education Foundation,

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at Helen Gray Education Center at the hospital campus on Whitefeather Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are recognition of employee of the quarter, followed by a public hearing on

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CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss the rehabilitation of a water well, and vote on a resolution to establish a revolving fund and then an acquisition of a bond

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NEW GRAVESITE RULES FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT

In order to enhance a serene environment, the Twentynine Palms Cemetery has issued a set of gravesite compliance procedures. Reporter Dan Stork has the rules… The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board would like to remind everyone of the rules regarding their loved one’s graves at the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery. Cemetery

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