JOSHUA TREE CHAMBER TO HOLD ADA COMPLIANCE FORUM

Due to the recent spate of lawsuits against Morongo Basin businesses for being out of compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a forum to discuss ADA compliance and strategies. Small business owners and the general public from throughout the Morongo

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MOVIES IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS: TONIGHT “MALEFICENT”

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents Movies in Luckie Park on Thursday nights through July 30, on the North side of the racquetball courts starting at approximately 8:30pm. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best. Tonight, the movie is

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD” AT THEATRE 29

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” runs one last weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how you can help solve a murder… This weekend is your last chance to help solve a murder. At Theater 29 come help the cast of the musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”

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JOSHUA TREE HIGHLANDS ARTIST RESIDENCY LECTURE TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency will present a lecture by artist Phillip K. Smith Friday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Smith will discuss experiments in light, space, color, and form, including his art project in Joshua Tree in which he placed mirrored strips over an old homestead

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDER FOR BURNS CANYON, RIMROCK AREAS

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. 6-25-15

The San Bernardino County Fire Department

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MEASURE “Y” PASSES OVERWHELMINGLY WITH 91% YES VOTES

Photography by Elena Ray via palmspringslife.com

Measure Y—the mail-ballot election to decide the fate of the Hi-Desert Medical Center—was overwhelmingly approved yesterday. With only 25 percent of the 23,000 eligible voters voting, nearly 91 percent approved the 30-year lease agreement with Tenet Healthcare. Now that the agreement is approved, Tenet will operate the medical center, plus

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 2: SETBACK FOR PROJECT PHOENIX, SCULPTURE NIXED

Although the Twentynine Palms City Council was down to three members at its June 23 meeting (with members Heiser and Cole away with excused absences), the meeting was not short on topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: a Park presentation, Lake Fire news, non-profit allocations,

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LAKE FIRE NOW 33 PERCENT CONTAINED, THE LATEST ON THE NEARBY FIRE

Firefighters continue working on the 18,875 acre Lake Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains with containment increasing to 38 percent. Fire Management told Z107.7 good progress was made within the northeastern portion of fire yesterday, although the fire remained active and continued spotting to the east. With the steep ridgelines

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER MET, GRANTS GET ATTENTION

The Bighorn-Desert View Water board saw a lot of attention paid to their grant applications at last night’s meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and explains…

Last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors in Landers looked to be fairly routine with most of the evening’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors with both water and fire department business tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on their agendas…

In regular session tonight the Twentynine Palms Water District agenda begins with a public hearing to continue the current level of water availability assessments. They will

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STILL OPENINGS IN THEATRE 29 SUMMER YOUTH THEATER PROGRAM

The deadline has been extended for the 2015 Theatre 29 summer youth theater program. The program will run Monday through Friday, from July 6 through July 30, with four performances of “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” July 31 and August 1. The program will break into two age groups: “Juniors” (7-12

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

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

You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these

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FULL MOON HIKE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY NIGHT

Joshua Tree National Park will offer a full moon hike this Saturday night. With hot summer days, the full moon hike offers a chance to take advantage of the cooler evening hours with the brightness of the moon lighting the way. Hikers will be treated to an hour long, ranger-guided

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VA ON THE MOVE IN 29 PALMS JUNE 30

VA on the Move will be in Twentynine Palms Tuesday, June 30. Reporter Taylor Thacker says make plans to take advantage of the valuable free services…

The VA on the Move will be visiting Twentynine Palms on June 30 and will be having services available for local veterans and their

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss changes to its policy manual, converting hourly employees to salary, and its petty cash procedures. The meeting will be held in the

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FOOD FOR LIFE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Are you looking for a way to spread kindness and meet some great people? Food for Life/Breaking Bread Ministry delivers hot meals to community shut-ins. About 100 meals are delivered each week, with the routes divided into four groups. Volunteer drivers pick up the food around 12:30, and are finished

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SHORTSIGHTED ON SCULPTURE

The Twentynine Palms City Council rejected—at least for now— paying $10,800 for another Ricardo Breceda sculpture along National Park Drive. Council members said they were “sculptured-out” by the concentration of art in that area. Reporter Dan Stork stepped out of his role as media observer and addressed the council in

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FIREFIGHTERS SAY “DON’T PANIC” OVER LAKE FIRE

Firefighters working on the 17,400-acre Lake Fire are optimistic; only 100 acres were added to the burn area Monday, and it’s now 30 percent contained. “The fire’s progressed actually very slowly. It hasn’t moved that much.” U.S. Forest Service Public Information Officer Chon Bribiescas explained why residents shouldn’t panic about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting shows some movement on the use of Project Phoenix funds. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else is in store at tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will have the annual, pro forma public hearing on lighting and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF CHILD MOLESTATION

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of sexually molesting a girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl’s mother discovered the molestation, and went to a home in the 73800 block of Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about noon on Saturday to confront the suspect, identified as

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