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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application to the City Clerk’s office at City...
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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April...
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NEW 45,000 SQUARE FOOT MEDICAL CENTER GROUND-BREAKING ON MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps will hold a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday, April 22, for a 45,000-square foot, two-story Adult Medical Care Clinic aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. The $18.7-million project will house the Deployment Health and Mental Health clinics, as well as audiology, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory...
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COUNTY SHERIFF TO TALK TO LOCAL REPUBLICANS

San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon will be the guest speaker Monday, April 21 at a dinner hosted by the Morongo Basin Republicans. Sheriff McMahon will share information that affects the Morongo Basin. Also on the agenda is our newly formed Local Activism Committee. Dinner is $12, at the Evangelical...
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The annual Earth Day Celebration will be held tomorrow in Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcast student Nick Ortega has some of the features……
The Hi-Desert Nature museum is honoring Earth Day by celebrating and offering a day of activities for friends and families that will educate and entertain visitors. Local experts...
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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club held their annual speech contest earlier this month. Twelve high school students wrote a speech about a subject they felt strongly about while incorporating the four Rotary core values into their speech: Is it true? Is it fair? Will it build good will and better...
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YUCCA VALLEY SUNSET ROTARY SHREDDING EVENT TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club will sponsor a shredding event Saturday, from 9 to 1 in the Legacy Office Products parking lot. All papers will be shredded on site for a cost of $5 per box of 50 cents a pound. The proceeds from the shredding event will benefit...
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SIGN UP TO TOUR LOCAL DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPES

More than 20 Morongo Basin gardens will be open to the public for the annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour on Saturday, April 26. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details…
This popular, self-guided tour, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features beautiful...
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JOSHUA TREE VFW BUSY THIS WEEK

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will be serving up a fish and shrimp dinner, tonight from 4:00 to 6:00. Easter Sunday breakfast is ham steak special for $7. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

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SEE’S EASTER CANDY AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

Got chocolate? Reporter Dan Stork says there’s still time left to get your Easter candy at the Joshua Tree Library…
Now through April 19 the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library have See’s Easter Candy available for purchase at the library in Joshua Tree. In addition to Easter specialties, the...
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MAJOR EXERCISE ABOARD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Corps will be practicing a drill to evacuate civilians during a training exercise on board the CombatCenter Friday, April 18. In this exercise, Marines will simulate real-life scenarios where non-combatants need to be evacuated from a potentially hostile area. The “civilians” will be evacuated using helicopters and Osprey tilt-rotor...
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SKELETON CREW BATTLES A WONDER VALLEY FIRE

A skeleton crew of firefighters battled a fire in Wonder Valley yesterday. Wednesday morning at 9:50 the crew assigned to Medic Brush Patrol 45 in Wonder Valley received a call for a structure fire a few miles east of their station and firefighters could see heavy smoke coming from the...
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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HIRE SEWER CONTRACTOR, STATE APPLICATION CLOSE

The Yucca Valley proposed sewer project is estimated to cost about $140 million. So far, the Hi-Desert Water District has received grants totaling $7 million. The water district hopes to get more grants and a low-interest loan from the State Revolving Fund for the remaining $133 million. Managing editor Tami...
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CRASH CLOSES THE GRADE LAST NIGHT

A two-vehicle crash on the Morongo Grade closed Highway 62 for about two hours Wednesday night. About 9:20, two cars collided in the steep, winding section of the westbound highway just north of Indian Canyon. The roads were closed at Hess Boulevard in Morongo Valley and re-opened about 11:20. One man was injured and...
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FENDER-BENDER LEADS TO DUI ARREST

A fender-bender in a grocery store parking lot resulted in a drunken driving charge against one of the drivers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Darrin Bergeron, 41, of Twentynine Palms, was allegedly involved in a collision in the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers parking lot about 5:30 PM Wednesday. Witnesses said...
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MORONGO VALLEY CSD UNVEILS DEFIBRILLATOR

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and says the board saw the results of community support and put off an inspection…

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, Fire Chief Jock Johnson unveiled a new state-of-the-art defibrillator that the District...
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NATIONAL PARK WEEK STARTS SATURDAY

National Park Week begins April 19, and Joshua Tree National Park will join the celebration. The National Park Service is waiving park entrance fees Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, although camping fees and fees for Keys ranch tours will still be collected. April 22 is Earth Day, and volunteers who can roll...
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RENEWABLE ENERGY WORKSHOP IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

San Bernardino County is creating a plan for renewable energy and is looking for public input throughout the process. Tonight, the County Land Use Services Department is holding its first round of public workshops to discuss the future of renewable energy projects within the County. The workshop will be held in in the Yucca...
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

The Annual Earth Day Conservation Fair is set for this Saturday in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex.  ROP Broadcast Student Lexi Wade says bring the whole family…

Earth Day Conservation Fair you say? Yes, there is an Earth Day Conservation Fair at the community center complex in Yucca Valley from...
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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST CLEANING UP SECTION 33 SATURDAY

A year ago, the Mojave Desert Land Trust purchased 640 acres in Joshua Tree that were once slated to become a subdivision for 2,700 houses at the western entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Section 33, as the tract is known, is home to desert tortoises, hummingbirds, and other desert animals. It’s also...
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