TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight. After public comments, the board will go into closed session with legal counsel over anticipated litigation.

WINNERS OF THE STUDENT ART SHOW AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The winners have been announced for the 29 Palms Art Gallery’s student art show. The $500 Ada Bigler award, presented to a high school senior who shows outstanding talent and potential, when to Cheyene Hernandez of Yucca Valley High School for her painting, “Apple of My Eye.” Nic Hopton, another

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ basketball team faced the reigning De Anza league champions, Shadow Hills High School, last night in Wildcat Gymnasium. Coach Michael Schneider said, “From the tip off, the ’Cats played aggressively on both offense and defense; they finished with a decisive 62-29 victory.” This

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BURGLAR WHO BROKE INTO SLEEPING WOMAN’S ROOM CAUGHT

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday morning after a woman said he broke into her bedroom while she was sleeping. According to a Sheriff’s report, an intruder broke into a home in the 73900 block of Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 5 a.m. and went into the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO STUDY REQUIREMENT FOR HOUSING FOR VERY LOW-INCOME

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has a limited agenda for tonight’s meeting, at which a form of extremely low-income housing will be discussed. Reporter Dan Stork explains… The February 3 meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission will be devoted to a study session on Single Room Occupancy accommodations. SROs

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PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED BUDGET WOULD BENEFIT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree and other national park supporters are watching what happens with the proposed budget in Washington, D.C. President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2016—the centennial year of the National Park Service—includes $3 billion for the Park Service. The budget would boost the National Park Service’s programs and operational

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN ACTION TODAY

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Shadow Hills High School at home. The girls start at 6; the boys, at 7:30.

TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING CALLED AN ATTEMPTED MURDER

A shooting in Twentynine Palms Friday morning is now being called an attempted murder. Two men, a father and son, were injured in the shooting Friday morning at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale, just two blocks north of Oasis Elementary School. Investigators say the shooting was a result of

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officer’s Spouse’s Club aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Base will be holding their annual Mardi Gras-themed auction February 21. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to get tickets… Tickets for the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Twentynine Palms Officers Spouses Club are now available. Proceeds from

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FREE E-WASTE RECYCLING THIS SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club will host a free electronic waste recycling day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. this Saturday, February 7, at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Center, located at 74365 Joe Davis Drive, next to Luckie Park. Items that will be accepted are televisions, monitors, computers, computer

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Thursday night the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team traveled to Desert Hot Springs and defeated the Golden Eagles, 63-to-41, to remain undefeated in league play. Lindsey Scamman led the team in scoring with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and four assists. Nokomis Cabrera added 12 points and seven

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BREAKING NEWS: SHOOTING INCIDENT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

In a late-breaking incident in Twentynine Palms, a call came in at 9:21 this morning of a shooting at the corner of Hillside and Sunnyvale. Two men were injured. A 26-year old male was shot three times. An older man, in his 50’s, sustained a gunshot wound on the top

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MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms pastor and President of the Ministerial Association was arrested Tuesday evening after his wife said he threatened to stab her and his children. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called police about 7:45 Tuesday evening to report Steven Byrnes, 58, was threatening to stab her and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 2: CRIME AND SAFETY, BLOCK GRANTS, AND CITY MANAGER

Yesterday, reporter Dan Stork told about a discussion about medical marijuana dispensaries at the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night. In today’s second part, he summarizes what was said about crime and safety, block grants, City Manager selection, and a nature camp… In a workshop session preceding its regular

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD PROPOSES 15% WATER RATE INCREASE

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night and proposed a 15 percent increase in water rates over the next five years for their customers. The board said the raise is necessary due to costs of chromium-6 and the current and future maintenance for the Water District and inflation increases.

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STUDENT ART SHOW RECEPTION AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an artists’ reception and awards presentation Sunday, February 1, for its 2015 annual juried student art show. Students in grades 7 through 12 from across the Morongo Basin have entered art in a variety of media. The reception is from noon to 3

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FRIENDS OF THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY MEET SATURDAY

The public is invited to attend the Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library annual membership meeting. The meeting is scheduled for this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Library on Adobe Road. A power point presentation will be used to review projects that the Friends of the Library

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH CHANGES TIME OF SERVICE

Oasis Community Church, located on Utah Trail, just south of Highway 62 has changed their Sunday service time from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

TWENTYNINE PALMS LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS SATURDAY

Twentynine Palms Little League will be taking sign ups for youth baseball and youth softball this Saturday at Twentynine Palms Junior High School gymnasium on the stage from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $50 per player. The league currently has 170 registrations and is planning for approximately

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING SEES BATTLE LINES DRAWN OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Battle lines were drawn for what could be future confrontations over the issue of medical marijuana in Twentynine Palms. In the first of a two-part story on the Tuesday night Council Meeting, reporter Dan Stork concentrates on that issue. Tomorrow: crime and safety, block grants, city manager selection, and a

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