SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW COULD DECIDE FUTURE OF TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

A meeting tomorrow could very well decide the future of the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. The board of directors of the Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss a proposal to annex the fire department to San Bernardino County. Directors will also

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR “MAN FROM EARTH” AT THEATRE 29

Theatre 29’s next offering, “The Man From Earth” has been cast by director Eddie Tucker. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list … The provoking sci-fi, classic “The Man From” is in rehearsals now at Theatre 29. The cast includes Jared Phillips as John Oldman, a professor with a mysterious

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OVERLOOKED DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE AWARDS

In our story yesterday about the Desert Theater League award nominations, we inadvertently left out the four nominees for the Theatre 29 musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” “Edwin Drood” received nominations for outstanding director, choreography, and lead actress and lead actor in a musical. Z107.7 regrets the omission, and

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CLUB

Registration is now open for the Twentynine Palms Youth Club after school program. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100

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3 TWENTYNINE PALMS OFF-ROAD RIDERS ELECTROCUTED BY A DOWNED POWER LINE

Three men were sent to area hospitals Saturday morning after they drove their off-road vehicles into a downed power line in Twentynine Palms. The men, two of whom were riding dirt bikes and one who was riding a quad, were on an unpaved section of Desert Knoll Avenue near Condor

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MORONGO BASIN LIVE THEATERS NET 59 DESERT STAR NOMINATIONS

The Community Theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for a combined 59 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2014/2015 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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JAPANESE MINISTERS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH

Debbie and Ronald Julian, missionaries to Japan from the Methodist CPAC will be here to present their Missionary Projects at the Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church, 6250 Mesquite Springs Road, this Thursday, August 6, at 6 p.m. Ronald Julian is a chaplain with the International Seafarers Ministry in Yokohama. Devorah

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RAIN AND LIGHTNING BRING FIRES, FLOODS, AND POWER OUTAGES

Monsoonal rain and lightning storms slammed parts of Morongo Basin again yesterday, flooding roads, sparking fires, and causing power outages. Thousands of residents in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa were without power for 10 hours or more, starting about 1 p.m. In Twentynine Palms, Adobe Road, Utah Trail,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 3: REINVESTMENT, PENSION DEDUCTION, STREET RENAMING

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today in part 3: The Community Reinvestment Program, a pension deduction, and a street renaming… Community reinvestment program Council agreed to set

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CAR VS. FIRE HYDRANT HIT-AND-RUN IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The California Highway Patrol is asking for assistance in a hit-and-run that sheared off a fire hydrant in Twentynine Palms early Thursday morning. About 12:30 Thursday morning, CHP officers and Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a sheared fire hydrant at Indian Trail and Meldora Avenue. Law enforcement determined

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STORMS BRING FLOODS, MUD, DEBRIS, CLOSURES & STRANDED MOTORISTS

An intense line of thunderstorms inundated parts of the Morongo Basin yesterday. Coming out of the east at about 1:30 p.m., parts of Twentynine Palms north of the highway saw rain and hail turn roads and washes into swiftly moving torrents of mud and debris. Winters Road was mostly impassable

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: RECOGNITIONS AND UPDATES

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into three parts. Today in part two of three: Recognitions, a legislative update, and the changes in the Healthcare District… Recognitions Long-time resident Betty Laferriere

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YOUTH THEATER PRESENTATION OF “PETER PAN JR.” OPENS TOMORROW

Theater 29’s summer youth theater program culminates this weekend with performances of “Peter Pan Jr.” Tickets are selling fast. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to reserve your seat… The talented students of Theater 29’s summer youth program will be using all the skills they’ve learned this summer. Performing the delightful

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MOVIE IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department presents the final in the, “Movies in Luckie Park” series tonight on the north side of the racquetball courts with movie “Paddington,” starting at about 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to gather and enjoy family entertainment at its best.

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BRITISH SOCCER CAMP STARTS MONDAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Twentynine Palms Recreation has spots available for the British Soccer Camp that will take place starting this Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7. Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country, based upon innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETING: PART 1 OF 3

At its July 28 meeting, the Twentynine Palms City Council dealt with a lengthy list of presentations and discussions. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into 3 parts. Today in part 1: Processes in progress, animal control, the I-10 closure, and the planning commission stipend…

Luckino on processes At

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN DETAINED AFTER STALKING

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a motel in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 4 p.m. when a woman said a man was stalking her and was staring at her motel room. Deputies

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NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO FRIDAY

The Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms continues its series of “Live At The Rock” free concerts. Friday night, a Neil Young Tribute band will be featured. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…

Tortoise Rock Casino concludes its July concerts featuring tribute bands with a free concert Friday, July 31.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss changing job descriptions, converting hourly employees to salary, and creating a new part-time position. The directors will also review and approve the

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WOMAN DIES WHILE HIKING 49 PALMS OASIS TRAIL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Updated July 29, 8:45 a.m.

A female hiker died of a heart attack while hiking 49 Palms Oasis Trail in Joshua Tree National Park yesterday. According to Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson, rescue personnel from Twentynine Palms Fire Department, the Park Service, and Joshua Tree Search and Rescue were

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