JOINING THE MARINE CORPS

If you’re interested in joining the Marine Corps after high school, there are requirements you need to know. ROP broadcasting student Danielle Leon tells you what they are…

Many students in High School consider joining the military as an option. If you are looking to join the Marine Corps, you

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DOGS FIND SKULL IN DESERT THURSDAY

We have more information about the human skull that was found by dogs in Joshua Tree Thursday. A woman called the Sheriff’s department shortly before noon Thursday to say that her dogs were playing with a human skull in her back yard in the 61400 block of DesertAir Road. Deputies

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FIRE AT ROADRUNNER MOBILE HOME PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A faulty electrical panel is blamed for a fire at the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park in Morongo Valley yesterday. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and CalFire responded to the fire called in at 11:44 a.m. By the time the homeowner had noticed the smoke, the fire had grown

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

On Thursday, the County Planning Commission gave the green light to a solar project in Landers for which some work has already been done in advance of permits. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote broke on regional lines… By a vote of 3-2, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved

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TWO CONVICTED FELONS ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Two convicted felons were arrested Wednesday night when they were found in violation of their probation. According to a Sheriff’s report, when deputies went to a home in the 7500 block of Joshua Lane in Yucca Valley about 9 p.m. on a probation check, Ronald Sartain, 28, of Yucca Valley,

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ONE ARREST AFTER DEPUTY CATCHES MAN STEALING FURNITURE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning, after he was found in a condemned home with his ex-girlfriend’s belongings. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy escorted the woman to a home in the 57800 block of Joshua Drive about 9:30 a.m. for her to pick up her belongings.

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JOSHUA TREE MAN MISSING AFTER HOUSE BURNS TO THE GROUND

A man is missing after his Joshua Tree home burned to the ground last month, and his family is asking for help in finding him. On Sunday, November 23, about 8 p.m., neighbors reported hearing several explosions coming from a home on fire at 63025 Sunny Sands Drive. The occupant,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD CHOOSES TENET TO TAKE OVER HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors held a special meeting last night in which they chose which of the two organizations the hospital would affiliate with: Tenet, a $16 billion corporation that owns 80 other hospitals, including Desert Regional in Palm Springs, and JFK in Rancho Mirage; or Strategic

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ONE ARREST AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday evening after his girlfriend said he hit her. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 p.m., Rocky Duarte, 30, went to his girlfriend’s home in the 6500 block of Mesquite Springs Road in violation of a restraining order and hit his girlfriend and

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JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DEVELOPERS APPEAL COURT DECISION

Another move has been made in the ongoing battle over the Dollar General store proposed for Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says that this time it’s from the store’s developers… According to a social media posting by Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Fjallstam, the developer of the proposed

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ART FEATURED AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY

Students from Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools will hold an exhibit of their art at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in Twentynine Palms. The opening reception is from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, December 6. Refreshments will be served. The show will run for one week only, from December

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER GIRLFRINED'S BABY FOUND IN COMA

A Marine living in Joshua Tree was arrested last month after his girlfriend’s infant daughter was found in a coma. According to a Sheriff’s press release, the 5 1/2- month-old girl was brought to Hi-Desert Medical Center November 19 where doctors determined she had a brain hemorrhage, due to injuries

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BODY OF ERIN CORWIN RETURNED TO FAMILY, VENUE CHANGE POSSIBLE

Three and a half months after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, a judge has released her body to her family in Tennessee. During a preliminary hearing in September for Christopher Lee—a former Marine who is charged

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION SENDS VACATION HOME RENTAL ORDINANCE TO CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission finished its work on the vacation home rental ordinance at its meeting last night, and Okayed a staff report on donated land. Reporter Dan Stork gives a run-down on the long session… After a final painstaking session of crossing T’s and dotting I’s in the

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PROMOTES TWO NEW MANAGERS

Two management positions for the Town of Yucca Valley have been filled by current employees. Sharon Cisneros, who has been employed as the town’s senior accountant since 2012, has been appointed as the Town’s finance manager. Sue Earnest, who is a former council member and mayor and has been working

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION THIS WEEKEND

The 2nd Annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Expo will start this Friday with an opening reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… A gala opening reception for the second Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will kick off the three-day event Friday,

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KIDNAPPING AND ASSAULT IN WONDER VALLEY

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Terrance Hodges, 39, was arguing with his girlfriend about 5 p.m. Saturday in the 81400 block of Picadilly Road over his missing wallet. His girlfriend managed to call the Sheriff’s Department

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MARINE HUMVEE FIRE BLOCKS MORONGO GRADE

A military vehicle in a convoy on its way to the Marine Base in Twentynine Palms caught on fire yesterday afternoon, shutting down the Morongo Grade for about half an hour. According to the CHP, the last Humvee in the convoy caught on fire about 3:10 yesterday about a quarter

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CONGRESSMAN COOK REVERSES HIS STAND ON CADIZ WATER PROJECT

The proposed Cadiz water project would move water from the Fenner Valley in eastern San Bernardino County to Orange County and other coastal areas, and has been opposed by local environmentalists. In June 2013, Representative Paul Cook asked the Department of the Interior to review the environmental impacts of the

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MAN HELD AFTER BURGLARIZING GIRLFRIENDS HOUSE

A Joshua Tree man who was a little too intent on getting the title of his car from his ex-girlfriend ended up being arrested Sunday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charles Bell, 28, went to his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 7400 block of Pinon Drive in Twentynine Palms to

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