TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS VACATION HOME RENTALS

After quickly agreeing to recommend to the City Council that it consider amending the city code to allow permanent ambulance staging areas in commercial zones, the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission devoted its July 15 meeting to a workshop on vacation home rentals. Reporter Dan Stork reports that that work is

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ANIMAL MAGIC AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Library invites children of all ages to travel back to the dinosaur days with their summer reading program. The performance for children this week is John Abrams animal magic show, the only magic show with live exotic pets in all of Southern California. John doesn’t just show

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will look at reimbursing themselves for their medical expenses…. The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will hear

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER BOARD ENDORSES YES VOTE FOR

The Board of Directors at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce voted to support a yes vote for the Wastewater Treatment Project’s upcoming assessment district.

MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD monthly meeting is scheduled for July 16. Dan Stork says it deals with the annual budget and fire reports, and the Cal Fire fee… The July 16 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors starts at 7 p.m., at Covington Park. In

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party this Saturday, July 19 starting at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and ending about midnight. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the Needle Galaxy, the Sagittarius and Hercules Clusters, and the four great nebulae near the heart of

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YUCCA VALLEY NOON ROTARY INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS

The Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club is in its 56th year, and installed its new Board of Directors recently. This year’s officers and directors are: President Cynthia Kraemer; President-elect Jill Akalski; Treasurer Ellin Loveless; Secretary Jill Akalski. Serving as public relations chair is Cynthia Kraemer; Sheldon Hough is Rotary Foundation

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CACTUS SEWABLES REWARDS LOCAL CHARITIES

In keeping with their community outreach programs, Cactus Sewables has given checks of $500 to each of the following groups: Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert; Boys and Girls Club of the Coachella Valley; the Twentynine Palms Youth Club; Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms and Desert Hot Springs libraries; the

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TWO WEEKS: NO SIGN OF CORWIN, ABANDONED MINES BEING SEARCHED

More than two weeks after she disappeared, there’s still no sign of a pregnant Twentynine Palms woman, The County Sheriff says search teams have combed 200 square miles of remote desert. Erin Corwin, who turns 20 today, the wife of a Marine, was last seen June 28 at her home

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO NAME TOWN MANAGER TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight in regular session. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says traffic light synchronizing, acquiring Brehm Park and Black Canyon Road, and the naming of a town manager are all on the Agenda… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin their regular meeting tonight with a

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CALLS FOR CITIZEN INPUT

Commercial solar energy development was an inescapable subject at the July meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council yesterday. Reporter Dan Stork reports that it came up in discussions of Land Use Services, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, and a proposed scenic highway designation… San Bernardino County Planning

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THREE PLEAD GUILTY IN DEFRAUDING LOCAL INDIAN TRIBE

A former college professor and presidential advisor was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for defrauding the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the tribe announced last Friday. David Heslop, 76, a former Claremont College professor and advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, pleaded guilty to

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A 25-YEAR TRADITION: THE CONSEQUENCES OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

For the past 25 years, Z107.7 Radio has aired a serious message that commemorates a tragedy. If we can keep just one more drunk driving tragedy from occurring, it will all have been worth it. Here is Patricia Fowler… This is Patricia Fowler, again, speaking to you about the consequences

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN HELD AFTER PUNCHING HER BOYFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Sunday, accused of punching her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Britney Shackleford, 21, was arguing with her boyfriend when she hit him in the face multiple times with closed fists. Her boyfriend sustained minor injuries to his face and eyes. Britney Shackleford was

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WOMAN ARRESTED, SUSPECTED OF STEAING HER FATHER’S CAR

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Sunday, accused of stealing her father’s car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 5100 block of Pearl Springs Avenue in Twentynine Palms went out of town for the weekend and left his car keys locked in his bedroom. The Sheriff’s report

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE RN PROGRAM SEEKS SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

The nursing program at Copper Mountain College is looking for some donations. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why… Copper Mountain College’s Registered Nursing program is seeking donations for a silent auction that will benefit the program’s pinning ceremony for 2015 graduates. The pinning ceremony marks the RN graduates’ entrance

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP SESSION ON VACATION HOME RENTALS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission gets down to the nitty-gritty details of vacation home rentals tonight. Reporter Dan Stork says that will come after discussion of a code change regarding ambulance services… Following the introduction of new Development Director Jim Hamilton at the July 15 meeting of the Twentynine Palms

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RECENTLY RETIRED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL FILES FOR SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

Dr. Cindy McVay, who retired June 30 from Morongo Unified School District, has filed papers to run for the Morongo Unified School Board in November. McVay was a principal at Oasis Elementary, Morongo Elementary, and most recently, Palm Vista Elementary. McVay said, “After 33 years in education, I have the

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TWO KILLED, TWO INJURED IN JOSHUA TREE CRASH FOLLOWING YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Two people are dead and two critically injured from a high-speed crash following an armed robbery in Yucca Valley Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies received a report about 3:15 p.m. Saturday that a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto had been broken into. The victims called back shortly before

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE DESTROYS JOSHUA TREE DUPLEX

A vacant duplex in Joshua Tree was completely destroyed in a fire early this morning. About 2:40 a.m., firefighters arrived at the scene at El Reposo Street and Highway 62 in downtown Joshua Tree to find the 1000-square-foot building fully involved in flames. The fire was reported by a neighbor.

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