THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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MARINE BASE GETS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

For the third time, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms received an award for its conservation efforts. The Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards recognized the Combat Center Monday for its efforts in advocating environmental responsibility, its contributions in environmental areas, for protecting natural resources, and sustainability.

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK FORMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES PLAN

Invasive non-native plants are ones that have been introduced to an ecosystem as a direct or indirect result of human activity. Reporter Dan Stork says that Joshua Tree National Park wants to do something about them, and wants public input… Public input is being sought regarding the National Park Service’s

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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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SPECIAL 2-DAY CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO THIS WEEKEND

Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms will celebrate its first anniversary this weekend with two free concerts. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… In honor of Tortoise Rock Casino’s first anniversary, a special two-night stint from Checker’d Past is scheduled for Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28. The

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS YOUTH BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering a spring youth basketball program. ROP Broadcast Student Marcellus Ward tells you how to sign-up… Basketball season has just ended, but it has also just started. The Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreational Department is holding a spring teen basketball league for 10th, 11th, and even

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat track and field team dominated the Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles yesterday in a De Anza league track meet. Coach Ronda Morton said the Lady Wildcats won by a score of 99-27. Senior Nisa Seals led the team with 15 points, with victories in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURNS THROUGH BUSY MEETING

The Twentynine Palms City Council worked crisply through a lengthy agenda at its Tuesday night meeting. Reporter Dan Stork lists what was accomplished…

Before the agendized business of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the Council viewed a video that gave the history and works of the 35 air quality management

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EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE PLANNED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local churches will present an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 5 at Knotts Sky Park in Twentynine Palms. The service will start promptly at 5:30 a.m. with three readings. Special performances from Gospel Fellowship, Spirit and Truth, Faith Alive Choir of Twentynine Palms,

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The edgy new musical with the terrible title, “Urinetown,” is coming to the end of its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get the last few seats to the show… If you haven’t seen the show everyone’s talking about and critics and audiences agree is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, March 26. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss buying bricks and what funds to use to pay for them. The directors will also establish a policy for daily assignments and scope of

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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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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COMMUNITY SWAP MEET IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club is holding its annual community swap meet on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Community Center on Joe Davis Drive, across from Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Craft vendors, artists, and direct sales companies will mingle with household

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DUNK THE SUPERINTENDANT AT THE ROTARY CARNIVAL FRIDAY

Public officials are used to being accused of being “all wet.” The Superintendent of Schools is getting ahead of the accusation, and is being joined by at least one other elected official… Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten will be donating his time–and body–to be soaked by anyone with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Yucca Valley at home, with tee-off at 2:45 p.m.

The Yucca Valley High School baseball team will host Cajon High School at home Thursday, with the first pitch at 3:15.

The Twentynine Palms

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REPEAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST FOR A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN

A Twentynine Palms man who pleaded guilty last year to battery—and who was sentenced to a batterers’ intervention program—was arrested Saturday evening for beating up a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called to report that John Shafer, 29, of the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council welcomes new City Manager Frank Luckino with a long list of discussions. Reporter Dan Stork has that list…

The Twentynine Palms City Council starts its March 24 meeting by proclaiming April to be both Donate Life Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and by recognizing

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday night, accused of felony spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, multiple neighbors called to report a woman screaming and banging on vehicles in the 6800 block of Pine Springs about 10 p.m. Saturday night. After an investigation, Alyssa Streets, 25, was arrested

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