GAS CAN IGNITES IN BMW

A Twentynine Palms man did everything right when he filled up a gas can Monday, but he still had a car fire. Shortly before 1 p.m., Daniel Kariuki, 40, had filled up a regulation gas can with gasoline at a station on Adobe Road and put the filled can in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS UPDATE FROM SHERIFF ON PRISONER RELEASE BILL

In a meeting that was long on presentations and short on transacted business, the Twentynine Palms City Council heard about prisons, transit agencies, women of distinction, and public art, and voted on traffic light studies and electric charging stations. Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today, the County

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight at board offices on the highway in Yucca Valley. After public comment, the board will consider adopting a new Will-Serve letter effective September 26, 2013. Next, the board will consider adopting a revision to the

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY NAMES LARRY COULOMBE TO BOARD SEAT

The Bighorn Desert View water Agency board appointed a new Board member last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board also learned that legislation increasing their own transparency was signed by the government…

Following open, public interviews with each of the four candidates vying for the vacant seat on the

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. Under new business, the Board will be asked to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve expenditures and financial reports, and then will discuss replacing a spouse marker for a grave in Section B-7. The meeting will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will deal with both water and fire department business…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board is having their usual meeting today, Wednesday, September 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the board members

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ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN HWY 62 ART TOURS TO MEET TONIGHT

An orientation meeting for artists participating in October’s Highway 62 Art Tours will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall. Artists will pick up receipt books, sign in sheets, promotional materials to hand out, and hear tips for a successful

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YMIA TO HOST STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL

Andromeda Society and the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will host the 17th Annual Starry Nights Festival September 27 and 28, at its new location: The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association’s Community Center at 3133 Balsa Avenue, Yucca Valley, north of Aberdeen Drive. The event is free. Festivities will kick-off at 6

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MORONGO BASIN AMBULANCE TO TAKE OVER M.B. HOSPICE ASSETS

When Morongo Basin Hospice announced earlier this year that it would be closing its hospice operations, it also said it would be looking for another non-profit to acquire its assets. Dan Stork reports that a takeover by the Morongo Basin Ambulance Association is almost a done deal…

In a conversation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of Twentynine Palms Library’s teen book club is tomorrow, Thursday, September 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. The book discussed will be Hugo and Nebula Award winner, Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. The group will also select books to read as a group for future months.

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A WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball team played the Tigers in five close sets yesterday. The Tigers came out on top winning the last set. Coach Missy Franz said both teams were pretty evenly matched. The Ladycats were led by senior Tusia Brown with 13 kills, one ace serve

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats volleyball team travel away to Bermuda Dunes to play Desert Christian Academy. Match time is 4:30.

The Joshua Springs Christian School girls Lightning volleyball team also travel away, to Baptist Christian. Their match starts at 5 p.m.

TWO CIVIC MEETINGS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEK; WE HAVE DETAILS

There are two civic meetings in Twentynine Palms this week. Dan Stork has the agendas of the City Council and the Oversight Board…

Among the presentations at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on September 24 will be one by County Sheriff John McMahon regarding AB109 (the prison reorganization bill);

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MARINE CORPS FACES CHALLENGE IN DOWNSIZING

The Marine Corps faces a difficult period of transition that will include shedding thousands of personnel per year, sharpening its role as a crisis-response force and preparing for expanded operations outside of Afghanistan. Commandant Gen. Jim Amos told members of Congress in mid-September that the Marine Corps has now developed

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY INTERVIEWING POTENTIAL BOARD MEMBERS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will be interviewing Board hopefuls tonight. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz tells us who the finalists are…

When the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets tonight at 6 p.m. they’re expected to interview, name and seat a new director from

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TWO LOCAL ITEMS ON COUNTY SUPERVISORS AGENDA TODAY

Two items of very localized interest are on the consent agenda for the County Board of Supervisors meeting for today: The Copper Mountain Community Association will be granted a bingo license, and a little stretch of Conejo Avenue in Joshua Tree (about which we reported earlier this year) will be

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OLD CAR CLUB CAR SHOW SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Old Car Club will hold their big charity Car Show this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says get your motors runnin’…

Now is your chance to show off your old, classic car for a good cause. The 18th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club Charity Car Show

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT CLEANING UP TOMORROW MORNING

The Joshua Tree Clean Team will meet tomorrow at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Volunteers will meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available. After the clean-up efforts, there will be an optional meeting at the Park Rock Café for

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ORIENTATATION MEETING FOR OPEN STUDIO ARTISTS SET FOR TOMORROW

An orientation meeting for participating artists for the for the this year’s Open Studio Art tours will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall. Artists will pick up receipt books, sign in sheets, promotional materials to hand out,

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