MARINE CORPS COMMANDANT WANTS TOUGH MEASURES IN BARRACKS

A story in today’s Marine Times says the Marine Corps commandant wants tough new measures put in place in barracks across the service to “reawaken” it morally and crack down on bad behavior. Gen. Jim Amos delivered his plan Monday to his senior officers during the General Officer Symposium at

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THE LATEST ON ROAD CONDITIONS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Road crews are still working to clear and repair roads in Joshua Tree National Park that were damaged in flash floods earlier this month. The park road is still closed from the north entrance to the Park at the Oasis of Mara to the turn-off to Cottonwood. In addition, the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MET ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS LAST NIGHT

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors had their usual meeting and they approved the motion to designate October 6-12 as fire prevention week. This year’s theme is the prevention of kitchen fires. Kitchen fires occur at least two to three times a year here in Twentynine

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PERSIAN MUSICIANS TO PLAY IN JOSHUA TREE

A unique opportunity to hear world-class musicians in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make reservations soon for the Harrison House concert…

A gathering of highly accomplished Persian musicians will give two performances in Joshua Tree. Harrison House artists-in-residence Fared Shafinury, on vocals and setar, Saba Alizadeh on kamanche,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 6 p.m. Friday, September 27 in Patriotic Hall at the Youth Club, 5882 Luckie Avenue. Tickets for the dinner may be purchased in advance at the Youth Club for $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12;

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TEEN CRAFTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

Join the Twentynine Palms Library this Saturday, September 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. for teen crafts. This month’s craft will be recycled book pumpkins. Enjoy refreshments as you create your one-of-a-kind craft. All supplies are provided by the Friends of the Library. The event is open to teens in

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR YART PARTY AT HWY. 62 ART TOURS

What’s a YART? It’s a word made up for the Highway 62 Art Tour, meaning Art + Yard Sale. Dan Stork has more about it, including a call for participants…

The Hwy 62 Art Tours YART Party 2013 is seeking arts and crafts vendors, community organizations, musicians, and entertainers to

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HWY 62 ART TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW DROP-OFF THIS MONDAY

A reminder to participating artists: The Hwy 62 Art Tours Collective Show Drop-Off is Sept.30 in 29 Palms. The Art Tour Collective Show, an annual event featuring participating artists in the Hwy 62 Art Tours open studios, will be on exhibit Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 3:00, Oct.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL LOOKING FOR SOCCER PLAYERS

Twentynine Palms High School is looking for a few good soccer players. ROP Broadcast student Tristan Burleson puts out the call…

Twentynine Palms High School is looking to recruit some new members for their soccer team. Last year, they didn’t do so well, and they are looking to improve and

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TOMORROW’S HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat cross-country team travels away to Yucca Valley. The first event starts at 4:30.

SERVICES SET FOR BRONSON O’DELL “POP” WRIGHT

Bronson O’Dell “Pop” Wright, a resident of Joshua Tree and Pioneertown since the 1970s, died September 19. He was 81 years old. “Pop” Wright is survived by his wife, Vicki Wright, of Pioneertown; his daughters, Linda Theriault of Joshua Tree, Leila Huber of Twentynine Palms, Tanya Wilson and Michele Wilson,

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2-YEAR-OLD FOUND WANDERING IN DESERT; MOTHER ARRESTED

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday after her 2-year-old son was found wandering alone in the desert. About 3:40 Tuesday afternoon, a woman found the child wandering in the middle of the road near the intersection of Deer Trail and Tanager Road in Flamingo Heights. The woman was unable

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WITH STOLEN TRAILER ARRESTED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was spotted attempting to steal a trailer from a vacant property in Wonder Valley. Shortly after midnight Tuesday, a neighbor called police after he saw two pick-up trucks attempting to take a trailer off a vacant property near Gayley

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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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