CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Applications are now being accepted for a vacancy on the City of Twentynine Palms Planning Commission. Citizens residing within the city limits of Twentynine Palms who are registered voters and are interested in serving on the Planning Commission may submit a completed application to the City Clerk’s office at City

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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NEW 45,000 SQUARE FOOT MEDICAL CENTER GROUND-BREAKING ON MARINE BASE

The Marine Corps will hold a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday, April 22, for a 45,000-square foot, two-story Adult Medical Care Clinic aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. The $18.7-million project will house the Deployment Health and Mental Health clinics, as well as audiology, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory

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SIGN UP TO TOUR LOCAL DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPES

More than 20 Morongo Basin gardens will be open to the public for the annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour on Saturday, April 26. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… This popular, self-guided tour, sponsored by the Morongo Basin Conservation Association, lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features beautiful

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MAJOR EXERCISE ABOARD THE MARINE BASE TOMORROW

The Marine Corps will be practicing a drill to evacuate civilians during a training exercise on board the CombatCenter Friday, April 18. In this exercise, Marines will simulate real-life scenarios where non-combatants need to be evacuated from a potentially hostile area. The “civilians” will be evacuated using helicopters and Osprey

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SKELETON CREW BATTLES A WONDER VALLEY FIRE

A skeleton crew of firefighters battled a fire in Wonder Valley yesterday. Wednesday morning at 9:50 the crew assigned to Medic Brush Patrol 45 in Wonder Valley received a call for a structure fire a few miles east of their station and firefighters could see heavy smoke coming from the

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FENDER-BENDER LEADS TO DUI ARREST

A fender-bender in a grocery store parking lot resulted in a drunken driving charge against one of the drivers. According to a Sheriff’s report, Darrin Bergeron, 41, of Twentynine Palms, was allegedly involved in a collision in the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers parking lot about 5:30 PM Wednesday. Witnesses said

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AUDITONS FOR “A DOLL’S HOUSE” SET AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29 will be holding open auditions for their fourth show of the 2014 season. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on try-outs for “A Doll’s House”…

Auditions have been announced for Theatre 29’s production of “A Doll’s House.” Award-winning director Kurt Schauppner has set auditions for the classic drama

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SKY’S THE LIMIT EVENING WITH THE COSMOS SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host an evening with the cosmos Saturday, April 19. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:30 p.m. and end about midnight when the moon rises. Observers will be able to focus telescopes on the galaxies in Ursa Major, also known as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE TANK OFFICER TO GET PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

A Marine Corps tank officer from the Twentynine Palms base who led his company to victory in a five-day battle against insurgents in Afghanistan last year will be honored with the prestigious Leftwich Trophy later this year.

Captain Christopher Ashinhurst, who received the Bronze Star in January 2014 for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School golf, softball, and baseball teams will all travel away to Desert Hot Springs to play the Golden Eagles. Tee time for golf is 3 p.m.; first pitch for softball and baseball is at 3:15.

 

Also tomorrow, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF HOMELESSNESS AND MUCH MORE

The April meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council centered on homelessness. Reporter Dan Stork says that it ranged far beyond that, taking in traffic safety, solar energy, road conditions, and more…

Homelessness was the topic of the featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting

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29 PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will hold a special hearing on a request for several variances at a residence on Chia Avenue. That will be followed by the 38th study session on the review and revision of the City’s Developement Code. Sections up for review tonight include Second Dwelling Units,

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TPHS BASEBALL GETTING INTO FULL SWING

The Twentynine Palms High School Baseball team is surging strong this season. ROP Broadcast student and baseball player Alex Chavez gives us a mid-season update……

The Twentynine Palms High School baseball team is in the middle of their 2013-2014 season. According to assistant coach Brian Sosa, they are fighting for

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team competed against the Shadow Hills High School Knights in Indio. The Knights defeated the Cats 17-7. Coach Larry Battle said in singles, Jarod Burks, Bradley Linkey and John Lanza each won two out of three sets. In doubles, Brian Gaddis,

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THREE MULTI-VEHICLE CRASHES WITH FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES

One person was killed, and at least a dozen people were injured in three separate crashes over the weekend. Sheriff officials say that about 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a Honda Fit driven by LaVerne Romero of Cathedral City was driving westbound on Two Mile Road when she ran the stop

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TWO HOUSES COMPLETE LOSSES IN TWO FIRES IN DESERT HEIGHTS AREA

Twentynine Palms firefighters didn’t get much sleep Friday night. Before they were called to the fatal crash at Lear and Two Mile Road, they were at a structure fire in the Desert Heights area. Shortly after 9 p.m., a neighbor called 911 to report a 1,400-square foot house in the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN WINS $190,000 ON CASINO SLOT MACHINE

A Twentynine Palms-area man is over $190,000 richer today after a Saturday night jackpot at the new Tortoise Rock Casino. Mykal Winn, a well-known artist from Wonder Valley, won the jackpot on a 25-cent slot machine at the new Twentynine Palms Casino. Winn said he was given a cash payout

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EGG-DYING AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY THIS SATURDAY

Fun seasonal activity for the kids this coming Saturday. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to egg-dying at the Twentynine Palms Library… Have an eggs-traordinary time at the Twentynine Palms Library’s Egg-travaganza this month. Join the fun at the Twentynine Palms library on Saturday, April 19, between 2:30 p.m. and 4

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS MONDAY

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat tennis team will travel away to Indio to play Shadow Hills High School. First serve is at 3:15.