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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SPILLED GAS PLUS SHOP VAC EQUALS TWO BURNED OUT CARS

A Marine learned yesterday that using a shop vac to clean up spilled gasoline probably isn’t such a good idea. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Captain Matt Helmkamp, Benjamin Potter, 27, had spilled gas in the back of his Jeep parked under a carport in the 801 Housing area off

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FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HOUSE

An aggressive attack by Twentynine Palms firefighters saved a house yesterday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, Twentynine Palms firefighters, assisted by fire fighters from the Combat Center and Wonder Valley, were dispatched to a home in the 73000 block of Sun Valley Drive at 1:09 p.m. Upon arrival,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets tonight in regular sessions for water and fire business. Reporter Taylor Thacker says raising water rates will be discussed as well as staffing and reimbursement for volunteer firefighters… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their first meeting of the year

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JUVENILES, GAS, AND FIRE ADD UP TO DANGER IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms fire fighters had to counsel some juveniles Saturday about the dangers of using gasoline on fires. According to a Sheriff’s report, some children, about 7 or 8 years old, decided to roast some marshmallows about 8 p.m. Saturday, and tried to start a fire using wood logs and

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FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM OFFERED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Young people looking for camaraderie and an opportunity to serve their communities may want to consider being a Fire Explorer. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has more on the Twentynine Palms program… Have you ever wondered about the fire explorer program at the Twentynine Palms Fire Department? According to explorer

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT NAMES NEW BOARD MEMBER; TABLES RATE INCREASE ACTION

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District met in a special meeting to discuss raising water rates. After much discussion, a conclusion was not reached and the action on raising rates was tabled until the next meeting in November. The Directors want to find the cheapest increase that will still

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