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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CIF PLAYOFF WINS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS, JOSHUA SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Saturday night, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team won their second round playoff game against Flintridge Sacred Heart from Pasadena, 55-50. Coach Tim Stanford said the ’Cats came out playing outstanding defense in the first quarter, holding the Tologs to 6 points. A furious second quarter left the

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NEW “EVERY KID IN A PARK” INITIATIVE WILL IMPACT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Starting this fall, fourth graders and their families can visit Joshua Tree National Park–and any of the other national park–for free. President Barack Obama unveiled his Every Kid in a Park initiative yesterday in an effort to get more young people out into the great outdoors. All fourth grade students

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TWENTYNINE PALMS OVERSIGHT BOARD MEETS MONDAY

At long intervals, an official group meets in Twentynine Palms to mop up issues related to the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency. Reporter Dan Stork says the next such meeting is Monday… The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency will hold a regular

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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. Tomorrow, Palms Baptist Church will serve hot dogs, salad and dessert.

GARAGE AND BOOK SALE AT BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH

Blessed Sacrament Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a garage sale and book sale Saturday, February 21. The sale starts at 8:00 a.m. till everything is gone. All proceeds go to the church. Blessed Sacrament church is located at 6785 Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-3343.

SERVICES SET FOR RAMON LOMELI

Ramon Lomeli, a 41-year-resident of Joshua Tree, died Monday, February 16. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Guadalupe; sons Jose Luis Lomeli of San Bernardino; Ramon Lomeli, and Jose Lomeli, of Yucca Valley; and Roberto and Cindy Lomeli of Yucaipa; daughters Maura

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TWENTYNINE PALMS U-TURN CRASH SENDS THREE TO THE HOSPITAL

A Twentynine Palms man who tried to make a U-turn on Adobe Road is believed to be responsible for a crash that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Lewis Roller, 91, was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki Grand Vitara northbound on Adobe

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