NEW BATTALION STANDING UP ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

A new battalion is standing up at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Thursday. Prior to standing up the Communication Training Battalion, all Marine officers with a communications military occupational specialty were trained in Quantico, Virginia. Now both Marine officers and enlisted personnel in tactical communications will be trained at

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host the Apple Valley High School Sun Devils at home. Tee off is at 2:45.

Also tomorrow, the Wildcat tennis team will travel away to San Bernardino to play the Indian Springs High School Coyotes. First

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BATTLE COLOR DETACHMENT ABOARD MCAGCC WEDNESDAY MORNING

The Battle Color Detachment from the Washington, D.C., Marine Barracks will be performing their celebrated Battle Color Ceremony on board the Twentynine Palms Marine Base Wednesday morning. The ceremony consists of the Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Corps Color Guard, and the U.S. Drum and Bugle Corps, which is known

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball team will host Xavier College Prep. The first pitch is at 3:15 p.m.

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team will host Palm Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45.

The Joshua Springs

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BROADWAY MUSICAL “URINETOWN” PLAYING TO RAVES AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s, “Urinetown the Musical” opened last Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd of theater-goers. A local charity benefited from the opening night event. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with more details… Reach Out Morongo Basin hosted last Friday night’s Theatre 29 gala opening of the comedy, “Urinetown the Musical.” Reach

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DEDICATION OF TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE TO MAC DUBE SET FOR APRIL 17

The official dedication of the Twentynine Palms post office as the Colonel M.J. “Mac” Dube USMC Post Office Building is set for Friday, April 17, starting at 8 a.m. Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley authored a bill-signed by the president last December-to rename the post office in honor of

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ANN LEAR ARTWORK TO BE RAFFLED AT SPELL-A-THON

The art of Ann Lear will be a fund-raising feature for this year’s annual “Spell-a-Thon” set for March 12. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to get involved…… Artist Ann Lear has donated one of her paper collage artworks, entitled “Falling Water” to be raffled off during the 24th

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LOCAL DAV CHAPTER MEETS TOMORROW MORNING

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold their next scheduled monthly meeting on March 7, at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie at 67330 29 Palms Hwy in Twentynine Palms. All veterans and their guests are cordially invited to attend.

TWENTYNINE MAN A VICTIM OF A CRAIGSLIST SCAM

A Twentynine Palms resident is out $2000 due to a Craigslist scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim tried to buy a 2001 Dodge 1500 truck, and the seller requested the buyer send the funds via ReLoadIt, a prepaid debit card. When the seller requested more money for the

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A MODERATE WILDFLOWER SEASON BEGINS

Warmer wetter weather is bringing a moderate wildflower season to our desert region. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the wildflowers are already starting to show their colors in Joshua Tree National Park… Rain fell somewhere in the Basin every month since November; and while experts aren’t predicting a banner year, this

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FREE CASINO CONCERT SERIES KICKS OFF AT TORTOISE ROCK

It’s time for “Live at the Rock.” Reporter Dan Stork tells who will perform at the first edition of the free casino concert series… The Tortoise Rock Casino kicks off its 2015 Live at the Rock series of free Friday night concerts on March 6, with the Just Dave Band

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BROKEN TAIL LIGHT LEADS TO WARRANT ARREST

A broken tail light led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms woman on $50,000 in arrest warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a gold Saturn near Highway 62 and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Saturday morning for a broken light. The deputy determined that

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WE REVIEW “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

Urinetown the Musical is about a time in the not-too-distant future during a 20-year-drought. In order to conserve water, private toilets are banned, and everyone must pay to use the public amenities. The Urine Good Company runs the public toilets with an iron fist; anyone caught relieving themselves anywhere else

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A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HAS DIED FROM A FEBRUARY 18 CRASH

The elderly Twentynine Palms man who made a U-turn on Adobe Road causing a crash February 18 has died. Lewis Roller, 91, passed away Sunday at a skilled nursing facility in Palms Springs. Roller was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki north on Adobe Road about 4:30 p.m. when he made

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER TAKING ANOTHER MAN’S WALKER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested for robbery after he stole another man’s walker. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the victim, who lives in the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms, called police just after noon Friday to report that a man he identified as Clark Cravey,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT BREAKING INTO HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday afternoon after a woman said he tried to break into her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Pitts, 33, and his brother Joshua Pitts, 25, went to a home in the 6700 block of Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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MARINE ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Marine was arrested Friday morning, accused of beating up his wife. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Michael Carradine, 28, a sergeant with Communications and Electronics School Headquarters Company, was arguing with his wife in the 8000 block of Sandhill in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 when the argument turned

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER MEETS SATURDAY

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold their next scheduled monthly meeting on March 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie at 67330 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms. All veterans and their guests are cordially invited to attend.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS WITH 3 AGENDA ITEMS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has three topics on its March 3 meeting agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists them… An addition to the City Development Code of procedures for dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act will be the topic of a public hearing at the meeting of the Twentynine

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting for their Youth Conservation Corps program. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will work

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