MBTA MANAGER TO STEP DOWN JULY 1

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s general manager has announced he will be stepping down this summer. Joe Meer, who has been with the MBTA since 2002 and its general manager since 2006, said he plans to resign as of July 1 in order to pursue his graduate studies. During the

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER FIRED FROM ADELANTO

The Adelanto City Council Wednesday, discussing its looming bankruptcy, released City Manager Jim Hart, a former Twentynine Palms City Manager. Hart, who went on a two-week administrative leave last week, was absent from the meeting. According to Wednesday’s staff report, Hart’s departure will cost the city $225,352.93, which includes a

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“URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” OPENS AT THEATRE 29

The first major Broadway musical production of the Theater 29 2015 season opens tonight. “Urinetown the Musical” is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Mirroring the headlines of today, a terrible water shortage—caused by a 20-year

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION SUNDAY FROM 1-3

There’s a new exhibit being readied for the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Dan Stork sketches what will be on view… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will open its March exhibition with a reception on Sunday, March 1, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. Chuck Caplinger ‘s “Big

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms at no charge. Tomorrow, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will serve ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and dessert.

CONDOR ELEMENTARY 5K COLOR RUN TOMORROW

A colorful fundraiser tomorrow at Condor Elementary School in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to their 5K color run… Condor Elementary School will hold a 5K Color Run Saturday, February 28. A color run is where the runners are showered with colored powder during the race. Registration

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A SMALL EARTHQUAKE SOUTH OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

An earthquake rattled the Twentynine Palms area yesterday afternoon. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park, 13 miles south of Twentynine Palms. The temblor occurred at 5:18 p.m. at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the

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RAY KOLISZ NAMED TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board met in regular session and appointed a new general manager last night. The board named Ray Kolisz, the District’s Operations Manager, who had been serving as the interim general manager. Public hearing and implementation dates for a proposed 15 percent rate increase have been

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER THEFT AT BASE EXCHANGE

A Twentynine Palms Marine was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing more than $2000 worth of electronics items and games. According to a Sheriff’s report, Private First Class Blake Land, 24, a crewman with the 3rd Light Armored Recon Battalion, was in the Twentynine Palms Marine Base exchange about 11

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, February 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 6:30 p.m. and end about 11:00 p.m. A waxing gibbous moon will be near Jupiter and will dominate the sky, offering the opportunity to observe dramatic craters and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS LUCKINO, DISCUSSES RACE TRACK, FIRE IMPACT FEES

Much of the focus at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting was saying hello to its next administrator. Reporter Dan Stork tells what else happened in the relatively brief session… Twentynine Palms City Council, staff, and citizens in attendance at last night’s meeting welcomed Frank Luckino, who will assume the

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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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17-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

A 17-year-old Twentynine Palms girl was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning after a party Saturday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the girl went to her friend’s home in the 3100 block of Mesquite Springs Road about 9 p.m. where the two girls were home alone. Shortly afterward, the report states

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FREE GARDEN SEED EXCHANGE AT THE 29 PALMS INN SUNDAY

Area gardeners and amateur botanists will have a chance to exchange their best seeds this Sunday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a seed exchange at the 29 Palms Inn… The 29 Palms Inn is holding a free garden seed exchange event where participants will be able to trade their

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SECOND ARMED ROBBERY IN A WEEK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a second armed robbery in Twentynine Palms in less than a week. About 7 p.m. Sunday, an armed man walked in to the liquor store in the Historic Plaza, demanded cash, and tried to make the clerk walk into the back room, but the clerk ran

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL EXPECTED GET GO-AHEAD ON ENCELIA TRAFFIC LIGHT TONIGHT

There’s some good news hidden in the consent agenda for this week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter Dan Stork tells what that is, and what else will be going on at the meeting… Within the consent agenda for the February 24 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City

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TWO MARINES ARRESTED AFTER THEY BURNED THEIR NEIGHBOR’S ORV

Two Marines were arrested Saturday afternoon, after a neighbor said they made a bonfire out of his off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 71600 block of Indian Trail in Twentynine Palms called deputies about 9:20 Saturday morning to report that someone had stolen firewood from

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS COMBINED MUSIC CONCERT THURSDAY

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School are scheduled to exhibit their talents at the annual combined music concert taking place this year in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. On Thursday, February 26, the bands and choirs from both high schools will perform. Reporter Taylor Thacker spoke

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REACH-OUT TO BENEFIT FROM FRIDAY OPENING NIGHT AT THEATRE 29

The opening night gala for “Urinetown the Musical” will benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, the neighbors-helping-neighbors organization. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the information… The opening night gala of “Urinetown the Musical” is set for Friday, February 27. Arrive at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and to bid on

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