TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MOVES COUNTY TAKEOVER OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FORWARD

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took the next step in turning over responsibility for fire protection to the county last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at that meeting and files this report… Last night the governing board for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department voted to move forward with the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS, FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District may give the final approval to a plan to turn responsibility for fire protection over the the county tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… When the Twentynine Palms Water District meets at 6 p.m. tonight, directors are expected to consider amending this fiscal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT RESTARTS COUNTY TAKEOVER OF FIRE PROTECTION: PART 2

As it did three years ago, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted to start a process for San Bernardino County Fire to take over the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Dan Stork explains what’s different this time, in two parts. Yesterday, he gave the meat of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT VOTES TO ANNEX FIRE PROTECTION TO THE COUNTY, PART 1 OF 2

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors voted 4-1 to initiate the LAFCO procedure for annexation of fire protection services to the San Bernardino County Fire District. A similar decision three years ago fell apart when County Fire said the $80 per property tax that it would

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER MEETS TONIGHT ON FUTURE OF FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting tonight to consider annexation of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department to San Bernardino County. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the agenda … Tonight at 5 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of directors will hold a special meeting.

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SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW COULD DECIDE FUTURE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

A meeting tomorrow could very well decide the future of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. The board of directors of the Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a proposal to annex the fire department to San Bernardino County. Directors will also

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WOMAN DIES WHILE HIKING 49 PALMS OASIS TRAIL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Updated July 29, 8:45 a.m.

A female hiker died of a heart attack while hiking 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, rescue personnel from Twentynine Palms Fire Department, the Park Service, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue were

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TWENTYNINE WATER AND FIRE BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight on both water district and fire department business. In water business, after an opportunity for public comment, there are no actionable items beyond a routine consent calendar. In fire business, the board also has no items beyond public comments and consent calendar

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District board approved a new budget and general manager last night. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and files this report…

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors approved the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year at nearly $3.6 million. Board President Sam Moore

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS: FIRE DEPARTMENT, GRASS REMOVAL, SPECIAL FUNDS

It’s déjà vu all over again at the Twentynine Palms City Council—twice. Reporter Dan Stork previews yet-another fire department task force, agenda-setting criteria, and several other items scheduled for tonight’s meeting…

The June 9 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council starts off with a closed session at 5:30 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER FORMS COMMITTEE TO ANNEX FIRE DEPARTMENT TO COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board took a big first step in annexing their fire department to the county yesterday. Reporter Rebecca Havely was there and files this report…

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Water Department yesterday, the board began with a brief closed

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO LOOK AT ANNEXING FIRE DEPARTMENT TO THE COUNTY

The Twentynine Palms Water District is looking at annexing the fire department to the county. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a special meeting tonight will see members named to an ad hoc committee…

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting today, Monday, June 8. In

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FIRE AND CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SUNDAY

Twentynine Palms firefighters were busy Sunday, responding to both a structure fire and a traffic collision. About 1:50 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Fire Department received multiple calls of a house fire on Kaiser Road, near Morongo Road, in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. According to firefighter Lane McGivern,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT ON WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. The board will hold a public hearing on mandatory restrictions for water conservation, and will then, vote on a resolution to comply with state drought regulations. Next the board will hold a budget workshop and a rate

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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Community emergency training will be offered this weekend in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get the important CERT training…

The Twentynine Palms Community Emergency Response Team and Twentynine Palms Fire Department will be conducting training on May 1 through 3 at the Twentynine Palms Fire Station

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters made quick work of a fire at a Southern California Edison substation yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, just before 6:30 p.m, a malfunction ignited a transformer at the substation located on the highway at Hendys Road, on the west end of Twentynine Palms. SoCal

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DROPS FEE TO PAY ON-LINE

When the Twentynine Palms Water District implemented new bill-paying software, the district began charging its customers a $1 fee to pay their bills online. At last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District Board of Directors, the directors decided to stop charging its customers the dollar fee because the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, responsible for both water and fire services, will meet tonight in regular session. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, March 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Water

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEET WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water Board met will meet tonight in closed and open session. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the board will discuss a new general manager and proposed rate increases… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, February 25, starting at 6:00 p.m.

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A motorcyclist was injured during a single-vehicle crash inside Joshua Tree National Park Sunday morning. About 11:20, Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to the crash south of the cholla cactus garden. According to Lane McGivern of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, it took rescue personnel about 30 minutes to

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