TWENTYNINE PALMS FELON ARRESTED A DAY AFTER GETTING OUT OF JAIL

A Twentynine Palms man who was released from jail on Sunday was arrested Monday, accused of violating a restraining order. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Farhat, 25, had been in jail for violating the terms of his parole; he was released Sunday. On Monday, the owner of a vacant

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DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS IDENTIFIED IN MONDAY’S TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THAT CLOSED HWY 62

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the drivers and passengers involved in a crash Monday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour in Twentynine Palms. Thomas Ehret, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was driving a white VW Jetta northbound on Peterson Avenue, making a left turn onto westbound Highway 62

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PLANS A MEETING TO PLAN A MEETING

Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for improvements on National Park Drive, featuring metal sculptures by artist Ricardo Breceda, the Twentynine Palms City Council moved to City Hall, where they planned a meeting whose purpose was to plan a meeting. Reporter Dan Stork explains, and relates what else transpired…

Metal sculptor

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NEW INTERIM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SUPERINTENDENT NAMED

The Acting Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park Andrea Compton is going back to her regular assignment as the Park’s Chief Resource Officer. She provided Z107.7 with a copy of a note she sent her staff, introducing them to her temporary successor. Todd Suess will be the next acting superintendent

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SETS UP CLASSES OF HOME OCCUPATION

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the meeting was dominated by discussion of classes of Home Occupation Permits…

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners were agreeable to developing different categories, or classes, for home occupation permits. The classes

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the consent agenda is a resolution recognizing Z107.7 FM for its 25 years of community service. On the action agenda, the directors will be asked to approve four resolutions: employee

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WATER QUALITY BOARD TO DISCUSS YUCCA VALLEY SEPTIC PROHIBITION TOMORROW

The Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board of Directors will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Among the 24 items on the agenda will be an update on the Yucca Valley septic tank prohibition. The meeting will be held in the Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will discuss and possibly take action on both water and fire business…

The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the

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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, June 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, and the purchase of a bus shelter kits. Under

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Directors for the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold their monthly meeting Thursday, June 26, at the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve a revised step schedule for employee wages and a revised employee

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SCHOOL BOARD NAMES TOM BAUMGARTEN INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

Most of the lengthy agenda of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting dealt with turn-of-school-year mop-up. Reporter Dan Stork says that two issues of note concerned the sudden removal of the district superintendent…

Following the action of the school board over the weekend, in which it placed

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YOUTH SUMMER ART CLASSES AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

This year’s first Youth Summer Arts Class—a young artists’ drawing class for ages 5 to 17—will be held at the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery this Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Recent grants enabled the low-cost art classes for all kids living in the Morongo Basin. Friday the young artists’

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM ATHE 29 PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Library invites children of all ages to travel back to the dinosaur days and join their summer reading program. Studies show children who read at least five books over the summer will maintain their reading level for the next school year. The performance for children this week

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LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for the annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

When the Morongo Basin was rocked by the Landers earthquake in June 1992, local ham radio operators commandeered the

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6 HURT, 2 CRITICAL, IN HWY 62 CRASH IN WEST TWENTYNINE PALMS

Six people were injured, three critically, in a two-car crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 4:07, a white VW Jetta attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 62 from northbound Pederson near the Eagles Aerie.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: PAYING FOR THE RECALL, BLACK ROCK CANYON ROAD

Last year’s recall petition against Yucca Valley Town Council members George Huntington and Robert Lombardo incurred additional expenses for the Town, which is responsible for paying the bill for verifying the signatures, counting the ballots, and for legal costs. At last night’s special meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: WATER DISTRICT MEETING & REDEVELOPMENT LITIGATION

At tonight’s City Council meeting in Twentynine Palms, a request by the Water District for a joint meeting returns to the agenda, as does litigation over the dissolved Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says that a ribbon cutting, Planning Commission issues, and aid to local businesses will be treated before

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

The next clean-up for the Joshua Tree Clean Team will be tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 ,at 7 a.m. at the Joshua Tree Post Office. Anyone interested is encouraged to join us for one short hour of work. There will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available to make

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “THE 39 STEPS” AT THEATRE 29 JUNE 30

Just four very talented performers are being sought for a unique, fast- paced comedy starting in mid August at Theatre 29. Reporter Dianna Jones say auditions for “39 Steps” are this Monday, June 30…

Auditions have been set for the fall production at Theatre 29, “The 39 Steps.” This frenzied

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MATURE DRIVERS CLASSES START TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

The Twentynine Palms Branch Library will offer a free six-week mature driver education class beginning tomorrow. The six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Seniors can join the class at any time during the weeks of June 25 through July 30 and no pre-registration

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