TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT HIRES $79,000 CONSULTANT, WILL ASK CITY FOR FIRE FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District had a special meeting last night to discuss issues regarding the future of the Fire Department. The first discussion topic was whether or not the Water District should pay for a voter survey to find out if a tax measure is popular with the public.

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve the construction package of the wastewater reclamation project, and to adopt a resolution prohibiting the conversion of septic systems to sewage holding tanks, the use

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DESERT CONGREGATIONAL RUMMAGE SALE THIS WEEKEND

Desert Congregational Church will hold a rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 to 4. Lots of children’s items will be for sale. The church is located on the corner of 2 Mile Road and Sunrise Road in Twentynine Palms.

WE LOOK AT NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR A CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE

Changes in state law are making it more difficult for teens to get their first California Driver’s License. ROP Broadcast Student Tyrus Fair looks at the requirements… Many teens are wondering how to get their driver’s license and how long it would take. According to dmv.ca.gov you have to be

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW OPENS TODAY AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will present the Yucca Valley High School Art Show from May 1 through May 24. This annual exhibition highlights the finest work of some of this community’s rising talent from Yucca Valley High School. The display consists of paintings and drawings covering a large variety of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REPORT

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team traveled to Desert Hot Springs to take on the Golden Eagles. Coach Larry Battle said the Eagles forfeited 9 points due to not having singles players and only doubles matches were played. This became a very competitive doubles tournament against

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SERVICES SET FOR FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENT GRANT WILLIAMS

Grant Williams, a former 14-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died of cancer April 24. He was 32 years old. Grant Williams is survived by his wife Kristina and daughters, Kierra and Gennaveve, all of Colorado Springs; his parents, Gary and Kathleen Williams, and sisters, Heather Williams and Amber Williams, all

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH LAST NIGHT

A 54-year-old woman was killed in Morongo Valley last night when she was struck by a car on the highway. According to the California Highway Patrol, Geraldine Willis, 46, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger eastbound on Highway 62 about 8:30 p.m. when the still-unidentified woman attempted

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THREE ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY ON DRUG CHARGES

Three people were arrested in Yucca Valley late Sunday night after drugs were found in their possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sheriff’s deputies stopped a 2002 Toyota just after 9:30 p.m. at Kickapoo Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. During the traffic stop, the deputy found heroin, drug

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TO RECONSIDER VACATION HOME RENTALS

About 60 people filled the chairs at the Twentynine Palms Community Center, to participate in a special joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork says that a question was asked by the Planning Commissioners, and was answered by the City Council…

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UNITY HOME TALENT SHOW FRIDAY

A talent show to support the Morongo Basin Unity Home will be held Friday, May 2, at Copper Mountain College’s Bell Center. “An Evening against Violence” will feature a variety show filled with local talent—dancing, singing, acting, laughter, and a team of improv comics. A minimum $5 donation is requested.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT CONSIDERS FIRE TAX, CITY FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, meeting exclusively on Fire Department business, will hold a special meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says fire tax options and city funding are the focus……

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting Wednesday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. to discuss

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY BOOK SALE AND PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME TOMORROW

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will hold their spring book sale this week. Friends of the Library members will have first choice of the selection on Thursday, May 1, between 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Membership is available at the door. The sale is open to the public

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2ND ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL EXTRAVAGANZA SATURDAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the second annual Extravaganza…..

The Yucca Valley High School will present its Second Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party this Saturday, May 3. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 1:30 a.m. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the waxing moon, Mars, and Jupiter. Visitors should bring binoculars or telescopes,

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE STARTS TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse Rummage Sale will start today, one more day than previously announced, through Friday from 9 to 5. Donations are now being accepted. If you need to have something picked up call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. If they are able to pick up your items they

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ST. MARY’S SPRING FASHION SHOW SATURDAY

St. Mary’s Altar guild will hold their annual Spring Fashion show this Saturday. Social hour and tea start at 1 p.m. with fashions to follow at 2 p.m. in the parish hall at 7495 Church Street in Yucca Valley. Wear your best hat as prizes will be awarded for various

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EVERY 15 MINUTES PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Given the almost weekly horrors on our local roads and highways so far this year, there just can’t be too strong of a reminder of the dangers of driving, particularly for young motorists. Reporter Dan Stork has the schedule for this week’s “Every 15 minutes” program at Yucca Valley High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. Tee time is 2:45. Also tomorrow, the Wildcat baseball and softball teams will host the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles at home; first pitch for both teams is at 3:30.

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN’S FAMILY SUES THE GOVERNMENT OVER FATAL HUMVEE CRASH

The family of a daughter who was killed in a highway collision in 2013 in Joshua Tree, involving a Marine who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of a military-issued Humvee, has filed a federal lawsuit in Riverside District Court. Kristin Thrawl, 26, of Yucca Valley, was killed in the

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