TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING THIS AFTERNOON

At this afternoon’s Special Meeting of the governing board of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department, an amended Memorandum of Understanding with the Twentynine Palms Professional Fire Fighter’s Union is under consideration. The board is also looking at amended stipend and reimbursement rates for the Fire Department’s Volunteer Personnel. The 3

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REORGANIZES, TO LOOK AT OTHER FEES

At last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board re-elected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. Then, getting down to business, the board approved purchase of three replacement portable generators and formed an ad hoc committee to look at the district’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS WITH FIRE AND WATER BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District and Fire Department board hold their regular monthly meetings tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has some of the details … Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. Water begins at 6 p.m. and opens with public comments followed by

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FAST WORK BY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house from being destroyed by fire early New Year’s Day. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called to the home in the 5400 block of Daisy Avenue shortly before 8 a.m., where they found smoke and flames coming from the garage behind the

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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BOAT AND GARAGE DESTROYED, 1 MINOR INJURY, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE

Sheriff’s deputies have detained a man who started a fire in a boat in Twentynine Palms early this morning, destroying the boat, a garage, and damaging a home. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at 3:48 a.m. Tuesday morning in the 74900 block of Alta

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JOSHUA TREE FIRE INSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK CALLED SUSPICIOUS

Monday afternoon, Twentynine Palms firefighters went bouldering in Joshua Tree National Park as they responded to a fire about a half mile up Rattlesnake Canyon. According to Fire Captain Robert Marquez, firefighters were called at 12:19 for a Joshua tree fire. Marquez said firefighters had to scramble over rocks carrying

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER PUBLIC HEARING ON RATE INCREASE TONIGHT

Both the Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight. The water district meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a public hearing on the proposed water rate increases; a board vote is expected immediately following the hearing. A vote on pay meter station rates will follow,

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FIRE DESTROYS HALF OF TWENTYNINE PALMS DUPLEX, TWO CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED

An early morning fire destroyed half of a Twentynine Palms Duplex and sent two young children to the hospital. Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the residential fire was reported at 5:00 a.m. this morning in the 6400 block of East Court Way. Arriving firefighters found one half of

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PALM TREE BLAZE COULD BE SEEN FOR MILES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY NIGHT

Flames from a Twentynine Palms tree fire could be seen from miles away Monday night. Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp said a couple of palm trees in the Blue Skies Mobile Home Park on Didsbury Drive caught on fire about 7:40 p.m. The fire started in the top of the trees,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY, WATER BOARD, REACH AGREEMENT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board met in a joint session last night. Reporter David Haldane says it looks like they came to an agreement on how to meet the requirements to transfer the Fire Department to the County… Finally! That was the majority sentiment at Monday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY AND WATER MEET TONIGHT ON FIRE DEPARTMENT TRANSFER

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board will meet together in a joint special meeting for both tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the two agencies will look at what needs to be done to ease the transfer of the fire department to the county… The Twentynine Palms City

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGUERED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. The council members and the board of directors will attempt to finalize an agreement between the two agencies

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SOME HOPE FOR THE END TO THE SAGA OF THE BELEAGURED TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a joint meeting with the Twentynine Palms Water District Monday, December 7, to work out an agreement on the future of the city’s fire department. A joint ad hoc committee of the two agencies met last week to work out details acceptable to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REJECTS CITY'S BAILOUT OFFER

In a special meeting last week, the Twentynine Palms City Council voted to contribute up to $1.7 million to the water district’s unfunded pension fund, since the county won’t proceed with the annexation of the fire department without a plan of how the unfunded liability will be paid. At a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS $1.7 MILLION WATER DISTRICT BAIL-OUT

The Twentynine Palms City Council met last night in a special and closed session. Reporter David Haldane says on the table is a proposed bail-out for the Water District… The Twentynine Palms City Council decided to cut it close Wednesday by postponing until November 30 a vote heralding the county’s

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will discuss both water and fire business… The Twentynine Palms Water District and fire department meetings will be held tonight, almost two weeks early in order to avoid conflict with the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Both meetings

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TO SEPARATE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

UPDATE 10 a.m.: The city clerk has sent out an amended agenda that lists the amount needed as $1,650,000, not $650,000 as originally reported.

The Twentynine Palms City Council has called a special meeting tonight to begin the process of turning the fire department over to the county. Reporter

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS MONDAY NIGHT

Transients are believed to be responsible for a vegetation fire in Twentynine Palms last night. Firefighters from Twentynine Palms and the Combat Center were called at 10:46 p.m. to Adobe Road and Calle Todd where they found tamarisk trees and heavy vegetation burning. Twentynine Palms Firefighter Lane McGivern said the

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FIRE DAMAGES A TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME SUNDAY MORNING

A Twentynine Palms home was extensively damaged by a fire early Sunday morning. According to Twentynine Palms Fire firefighter Lane McGivern, when firefighters arrived at the structure fire in the 74600 block of Old Dale Road about 1:13 a.m., they found smoke and flames showing from the windows, doors, and

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