6TH ANNUAL

Get your taste buds ready for the hugely popular “Taste of the Morongo Basin” set for September 13th at the Bell Center. Reporter and Honorary Mayor of Landers, Mike Lipsitz, gets out his knife and fork…

Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club¹s

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HIGHWAY STRIPING VEHICLE CATCHES ON FIRE IN TWENTYNINE THIS MORNING

A vehicle used to paint stripes on the highway caught on fire early this morning. The striping vehicles use burners to heat and liquefy the paint solution so it can be sprayed on the pavement. A cardboard box was too close to the burner and caught on fire about 6:30

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE COUPLE’S BABY DELIVERED IN A HELICOPTER

Courtney Rose Clinard was so anxious to meet her parents that she entered her world five weeks prematurely, and while her mother was being flown to a hospital in a helicopter, to boot. The Desert Sun newspaper reports that Lisa Clinard of Twentynine Palms wasn’t expecting her daughter to be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, MORONGO VALLEY MAIL-IN BALLOTS DUE IN MAIL BY AUGUST 21

Voters in Morongo Valley and the Twentynine Palms area have important decisions to make this month, and they have to do it by mail. Dan Stork has the heads-up…

Mail Ballots for the 2013 Consolidated Mail Ballot Election were delivered to voters’ mailboxes beginning August 3, 2013. Locally, the Morongo

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CONSTRUCTION CAUSES CHANGES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION SCHEDULE

Because of ongoing construction projects at the Twentynine Palms High School campus, the registration schedule for the new school year, which starts August 26, has been modified. Please contact the school at 760-367-9591 to get the correct days and times for registration of your student.

CITIZENS DISCUSS IDEAS AND OPTIONS FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Last night, the Citizens Advisory Committee met to discuss options and ideas for funding the Twentynine Palms Fire Department. Reporter Taylor Thacker was there, and said many people spoke to the Board and gave facts and opinions. Dee Richart, an insurance agent from Williams Insurance, said, “Since the Lear Station

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FREE BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS

A local club is teaming up with the county to help students who might need some help, to get ready for school. Reporter Dan Stork tells what, where, and when…

Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to homeless and low-income students in the Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE 2014 SEASON AT THREE-CHAMBER GALA

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce. This year’s announcement gala will be held in the sanctuary of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine

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CONGRESSMAN COOK’S WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NAMED

Ten Morongo Basin women will be honored by Congressman Paul Cook for their contributions to their communities at a ceremony in Apple Valley next week. From Twentynine Palms, the 2013 Women of Distinction include Muffin Hill, for volunteer activities in coordinating art exhibits; Kathi Papp, ensuring that children with exceptional

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ORIENTATION AND REGISTRATION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL

Twentynine Palms High School is getting ready for the new school year with an orientation tonight and registration starting tomorrow. From 6:00 until 7:30 this evening is new student orientation. Get Great information available on the clubs, programs, and policies at Twentynine Palms High School. Senior registration is Tomorrow, Thursday,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH CULB TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club is now accepting registrations for its after-school program. Help will be available for students in kindergarten through sixth grade in literacy and math programs, homework assistance, and physical education and health from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is free for Oasis

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE CITZEN ADVISORS MEET TONIGHT

The Citizens Committee formed to come up with a solution to the sustainability problem for the Twentynine Palms Fire Department meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details…

The Citizens’ Advisory Committee meets once a month to try and make good decisions and come up with ideas for the Twentynine Palms

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing concerns with the fiscal health of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, and the anticipated changes expected as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, prompted assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz to sit down with the Hospital’s CEO Chad Chadwick and CFO Robert Tyk to discuss the future of the Basin’s third

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT, TOURISM, TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND BASE EXPANSION

Tourism, Marine Base expansion, and traffic lights were the main topics at the Twentynine Palms Council meeting Tuesday night. Dan Stork has details…

Promotion of tourism was the dominant topic of the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting. City Manager Joe Guzetta listed ideas and topics from a recent brainstorming session

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FAMILY OF THE YEAR HONORED BY TWENTYNINE PALMS’ KIWANIS CLUB

A local family that’s active in the community, and who stepped up to help a stranger in his time of need—has been named the 2013 Family of the Year by the Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis spokesman Ron Bryant said the Bowers family—Thomas and Lashanda, and children Jahzara, 9; Simone,

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SERVICES TOMORROW FOR SUSAN CORNEY

Susan Smith Corney, a 54-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died August 10. She was 62 years old. Susan Corney is survived by her mother, Barbara Hieber, adult children Kimberly, Kelley, and Kyle Corney, siblings Linda, Eddie, Ron, and Ray Smith, all of Twentynine Palms. She was preceded in death by her

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YUCCA VALLEY MIDGET LOBOS FOOTBALL HAS ROOM FOR PLAYERS

The Yucca Valley Midget Lobos youth tackle football team still has room for players. Both boys and girls can play on the Midgets team, which is comprised of the oldest kids, ages 12, 13, and 14. The players are regulated by weight for safety; 12- and 13-year-olds can’t weigh more

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MOJAVE VIPERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD.....KIDS

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting, Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more…

The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good … kids … who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children who are between 8 and 18

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, NEW HEART SCANNER, FOUNDATION ON AGENDA

The Hospital Board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says some new medical equipment and a review process for contributions are on the agenda…

At tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting of the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board, Directors will consider purchase of an echocardiography scanner and picture archive and communications

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, JOHNSON VALLEY BILL, TOURISM TO BE DISCUSSED

Johnson Valley and tourism are up for discussion by Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork has the agenda for tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a resolution of support for HR 1676, Representative Paul Cook’s bill that would create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

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