BOURIKAS RESIGNS FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD

Twentynine Palms Water District Board member Bo Bourikas announced he was resigning at the end of last night’s Board meeting. Bourikas said he was resigning due to personal reasons and that last night’s meeting would be his last. The meeting focused on new water conservation restrictions. Due to the statewide

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LOCAL HOMELESS SERVICES NEED HELP

Local homeless services are experiencing a shortage in food and supplies. Reporter Cara Conway tells how you can help… Sword of the Lord Ministries, a non-denominational church near Twentynine Palms, is in need of your help. Kevin Fish, founder and military veteran, is on the mission to provide shelter, food,

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CALL FOR ART FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPOSITION

Monday, Sept. 15, is the deadline to submit entries for the second annual juried Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition set for December in Twentynine Palms. Artists can go online to www.jtnparts.org and read the guidelines on the Call for Art page, then submit their entries online or download and

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PIONEER DAYS ARTWORK SOUGHT

Only a few days remain for planning stages for this year’s Twentynine Palms “Pioneer Days event.” It’s the final call for this year’s Pioneer Days Grand Marshal nominees and button artwork. The public is asked to nominate a community leader and submit artwork. The design should include the phrase “Pioneers

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VETERAN ACTOR, DIRECTOR, BRINGS MADCAP “39 STEPS” TO THEATRE 29

A veteran director and actor has brought the madcap “The 39 Steps” to Theatre 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the hilarious, high-energy comedy is running weekends through September 13… Theatre 29’s latest production, “The 39 Steps,” a manic mad-cap murderously funny spy caper, is directed by veteran Theatre 29

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THE NEW MOON, STARS, PLANETS, AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:00 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks, chairs, and dress for unpredictable weather. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED, HIS LAWYER SPEAKS OUT

Christopher Lee, who is accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms and dumping her body down a 140-foot mine shaft in June, was in Joshua Tree Superior Court Tuesday afternoon. His lawyer pleaded “Not Guilty” to her murder, and denied the special allegations of “lying in wait.” The

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY AUCTION RAISES $7,000

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, raised $7,000. All of the money raised will be used to pay for the Hastie Bus restoration loan. Between the silent and live auctions, there were more than 150 items up for bid, with local art work and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS, PART 1: AN OVERNIGHT HOUSE AND A FEDERAL UPDATE

The Twentynine Palms City Council meeting covered a wide range of topics. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report on the meeting into two parts. Today: Presentations on a house raising, the workings of Congress, a briefing on the Corwin investigation, and consent agenda exceptions…

Fuller Center for Housing Jeff Moritz,

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THEATRE 29 SELLING MEMORIAL BRICKS IN NEW SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the East of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT SET FOR ARRAIGNMENT TODAY

Christopher Lee, 24 is scheduled to be arraigned at 1:30 today in Joshua Tree Courthouse. The County District Attorney’s office said Lee is scheduled to be arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the killing of 19-year-old Erin Corwin. The District Attorney’s Office also filed the special circumstance allegation

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, CONGRESSMAN COOK TO REPORT

A visit from Congressman Cook and expenditures of a half-million dollars plus are on the agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. Reporter Dan Stork has details… The August 26 meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council will start with two presentations: one by the Fuller Center for Housing,

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TWO ARRESTS, FIVE TICKETS, FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CHECKPOINT SATURDAY

Nearly 850 vehicles were screened during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint held by the Sheriff’s Department Saturday night in Twentynine Palms. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., deputies screened 847 vehicles at Highway 62 and Estrella Avenue and arrested Wayne Tsosie, 26, of Twentynine Palms, for suspected DUI. Tela Campbell, 26,

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MANDATORY TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT

Attention Twentynine Palms High Student Athletes – There will be a parent and student athlete meeting for fall sports Thursday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wildcat Gym. If you are participating in girls’ tennis, volleyball, football, or cross-country, you and a parent or guardian must attend. If you

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CHRISTOPHER LEE RETURNED TO CALIFORNIA SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and is being held without bail. Christopher Lee will

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THREE INJURED IN A FRIDAY NIGHT TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH

Three people were injured, two critically, in a crash Friday night in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff and Twentynine Palms Fire Department reports, Tammy Owen, 50, of Valparaiso, Indiana, was driving a black 2013 Ford Raptor pick-up truck westbound on the highway when about 10:20 p.m. a gray, 2008 Nissan

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TWO ARRESTED IN THEFT OF DIRT BIKE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Friday in Twentynine Palms, after a man accused them of stealing his dirt bike from his garage. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 74300 block of Pinon Drive opened his garage door about 6:30 Friday morning, and then went back into the house

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested early Friday morning after his roommate said he was beating a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, the roommate called about 1 a.m. and said Travis Thompson, 24, was knocked an unidentified woman to the floor, where she may have been bleeding. After an

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ACCUSED MURDERER RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA LATE SUNDAY

Christopher Lee, the man accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms, and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft east of the city, returned to California late Sunday. The 24-year-old murder suspect was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Lee’s lawyer said

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT WAIVES EXRADITION

Christopher Lee, who was in court in Alaska on Tuesday on charges of being a fugitive from justice, told a judge yesterday that he does not intend to fight extradition to California, where he will face a murder charge for killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms. County District Attorney

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