TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TALKS ABOUT RAISING WATER RATES, APPOINTING BOARD MEMBER

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night to discuss their current water rates. While the District currently meets minimum operating requirements, they said existing rates are insufficient for increasing capital costs, so they are considering raising the cost of water over the next five years. No action was taken

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS, BOARD VACANCY ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board will meet in both water and fire business tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, among other items, they will decide how to fill an opening on their board… The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, September 24, starting at 6:00

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LACK OF FACTS STYMIE JOINT TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, the Twentynine Palms Water District had a joint meeting with the City of Twentynine Palms to discuss how to format a meeting on Fire Department issues. At the meeting to plan a meeting, no actions took place because the staff did not have all the facts thy needed to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL, WATER DISTRICT, TO HOLD JOINT WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council and Water District Board of Directors will hold a joint workshop at 6 p.m. tonight. The City Council and Water Board will discuss an agenda for a subsequent joint meeting. The agenda doesn’t indicate the topic of interest, but the future and financial support of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND WATER DISTRICT WILL MEET TO MEET

Continuing the dance that began when the Twentynine Palms Water District abandoned a plan to pass control of the local fire department to San Bernardino County, the Water District and the City Council have agreed to meet. Reporter Dan Stork says that first, they will talk about what to talk

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BOURIKAS RESIGNS FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD

Twentynine Palms Water District Board member Bo Bourikas announced he was resigning at the end of last night’s Board meeting. Bourikas said he was resigning due to personal reasons and that last night’s meeting would be his last. The meeting focused on new water conservation restrictions. Due to the statewide

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER TO ENFORCE WATER CONSERVATION

The State of California is facing a major drought and local water agencies are being urged to put measures in place to prohibit wasteful water use. The state has authorized local agencies to fine water wasters up to $500 per day or violation until April 28, 2015 or drought conditions

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT BALANCES BUDGET WITH PERSONELL CUTBACK

Facing a financial deficit, the Twentynine Palms Fire Department has been forced to cut back on its service level for 2014-15, but has balanced their budget. According to the District’s newsletter, projections for the department had shown they would slip into a deficit had they maintained the same level as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MET LAST NIGHT

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board met for their regular monthly meetings on both Water and Fire business. On the Fire Department side, the results from a survey conducted by the Lew Edwards Group on whether or not the community supported a tax increase were given. Overall, about

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29 PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS, WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the meeting will cover both Water and Fire business…… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd, starting at 6:00pm. At this meeting, the Board will discuss the

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BREAKING NEWS IN CASE OF MISSING TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN

Z107.7 News has learned that investigators have developed key information in the case of the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine who was reported missing Sunday morning, June 29. A source close to the Sheriff’s investigation revealed that Corwin, who is three months pregnant, had apparently been having an affair

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS WITH WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will discuss and possibly take action on both water and fire business…

The Twentynine Palms Water District will have their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the

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6 HURT, 2 CRITICAL, IN HWY 62 CRASH IN WEST TWENTYNINE PALMS

Six people were injured, three critically, in a two-car crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon that shut down Highway 62 for an hour. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 4:07, a white VW Jetta attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Highway 62 from northbound Pederson near the Eagles Aerie.

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NEW CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS MAY COST JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT AND TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BIG MONEY

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, BUDGET WORKSHOP, FIRE TAX ON AGENDA

The Twentynine Palms Water District will begin its meeting tonight with the discussion and possible adoption of a groundwater management plan update. Next, the directors will hold a budget workshop. Following staff reports, the Fire Department will discuss and take possible action on fire protection fees and charges. Directors will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT HIRES $79,000 CONSULTANT, WILL ASK CITY FOR FIRE FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District had a special meeting last night to discuss issues regarding the future of the Fire Department. The first discussion topic was whether or not the Water District should pay for a voter survey to find out if a tax measure is popular with the public.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT CONSIDERS FIRE TAX, CITY FUNDING

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board, meeting exclusively on Fire Department business, will hold a special meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says fire tax options and city funding are the focus……

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting Wednesday, April 30, starting at 6 p.m. to discuss

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TENSIONS HIGH AT TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

Tensions were high last night during the Twentynine Palms Water District’s meeting about the Fire Department. The Board of Directors is considering four options to raise funds needed to continue operations of the Fire Department. Three of the options include a tax increase, while the fourth option is to do

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OPTIONS OUTLINED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT WORKSHOP MEETING

What was billed as a special workshop meeting to “Determine the future of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department” was held Saturday at Twentynine Palms Water District offices. Not counting people not related to the district, only five residents attended. Among the 20 people there were Twentynine Palms Mayor Dan Mintz

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CAR FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING AT TWENTYNINE PALMS APARTMENT COMPLEX

Twentynine Palms fire fighters were called to a car fire in the early morning hours today. According to Fire Chief Jim Thompson, about 3:30 a.m., a fire started burning a Chevy Malibu under a metal carport at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of Bagley Avenue. A Mitsubishi Eclipse

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