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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON VACATION HOME RENTALS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has scheduled a regular meeting for July 29, the fifth Tuesday of this month. Reporter Dan Stork says they’ll continue to work on vacation home rentals…
The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will begin its July 29 meeting with the swearing in of newly-appointed Commissioner Jeffrey...
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LORI HERBEL ANNOUNCES RUN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Former Yucca Valley Town Council member and Mayor Pro-Tem Lori Herbel announced she is running for Yucca Valley Town Council. Herbel says she is running to address the concerns of the people and the business community by holding quarterly open Town Hall community meetings.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CANCELS RENEWABLE ENERGY MEETING

Today’s Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee meeting on the Desert Renewal Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) will be rescheduled because a number of key players will not be available. The committee was to have met at 9 am on July 29 at the Joshua Tree District Office of Supervisor...
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VISIT KENYA TOMORROW AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

You can take a trip to Africa tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to discover Kenya…
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is traveling to Kenya during tomorrow’s Art and Culture program. Children will learn about Kenya through pictures, music, and hands-on crafts....
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INDIAN TRAIL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CLOSED UNTIL 3:00 THIS AFTERNOON

Indian Trail, between Mesquite Springs Road and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, will be closed until 3:00 p.m. today for storm damage repair. Please use alternate routes such as Morongo Road and Adobe Road if traveling to or from the Marine Corps Base. For further information, please contact Public Works...
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CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and...
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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EXPLAINS CHROMIUM 6 TO RATEPAYERS

As of July 1, the state of California tightened the standards for the presence of the infamous chromium-6 chemical in drinking water. In its latest monthly newsletter to ratepayers, the Joshua Basin Water District described where it stands on the issue. Reporter Dan Stork summarizes the Joshua Basin Water...
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1,307 CARS STOPPED, THREE TICKETS WRITTEN, IN SUNDAY’S YUCCA VALLEY CHECKPOINT

The Yucca Valley Police Department conducted a DUI/drivers’ license checkpoint Sunday night in Yucca Valley at State Route 62 and Prescott Avenue between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide...
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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”…
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SUMMER RANGER PROGRAMS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is offering ranger programs for the remainder of the summer: evening campfire programs, hikes, talks on the patios, and a desert story time for children. Evening campfire programs are held at Jumbo Rocks Amphitheater in Jumbo Rocks Campground Friday and Saturday nights at 8:30. Thursdays at...
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CHANGE FOR VETS 400K MOTORYCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Reporter Diana Jones...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive tomorrow in Twentynine Palms at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org. Healthy individuals at least...
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GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley and Yucca Valley High School are offering a youth volleyball camp next week. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up…
The Town of Yucca Valley has joined with the Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball Team to present a thrilling summer youth...
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NATIONAL PARK ECONOMIC IMPACT

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that nearly 1.4 million visitors to Joshua Tree National Park in 2013 spent almost $63 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 770 jobs in the local area. Interim  Park superintendent Todd Suess said, “National park tourism is a significant...
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DINOSAUR FAMILY DAY

Next week, don’t miss the opportunity to get in touch with your inner reptile.  Reporter Cara Conway previews Dinosaur Family Fun Day…

 Dig up fossils, play games, and learn about the Age of the Dinosaurs, Saturday August 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and Yucca...
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BLOOD DRIVE IN 29 PALMS

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive Tuesday July 29 in Twentynine Palms, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 pm. 

Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT SKY TOUR AUGUST 2

The public is invited for a tour of the lunar landscape, Mars and Saturn on next Saturday, August 2 at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the entrance to the Joshua Tree National Park at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms. This free event begins around...
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THEATRE 29 FUNDRAISER

Plans are afoot to enhance the grounds of Theatre 29.  Reporter Taylor Thacker describes the upgrades, and how you can make a permanent record of your interest in the theatre…

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new “Serenity Patio” currently being constructed. This area will include a giant sculpture, said...
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“PACIFIC ROSE” AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERT TONIGHT

Z107.7’s Pat Michaels will be the host for tonight’s Yucca Valley Summer Concert. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says hitch the horses up and come on down to hear “Pacific Rose”…….
The third concert of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival will feature the Pacific Rose Band. The Pacific Rose Band is...
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DUI CHECKPOINTS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint this Sunday, July 27 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. And next weekend, on Saturday, August 2, the Twentynine Palms Police Department will run a checkpoint somewhere in that city.  Officers...
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