NEW LUCKIE PARK EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The outdoor exercise equipment installed in Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms is now open for public to use; a ribbon cutting is set for Tuesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m. Solar lights will be installed sometime in late February or early March. If you’re walking around the park, the distance

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THEATRE 29 OFFERS MATINEE OF CLASSIC COMEDY THIS SUNDAY

The classic comedy, “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, continues its run weekends at Theatre 29 through February 8 with a matinee this Sunday. The play, directed by Butch Pelfrey, features Broadway-class period costuming by Kathryn Ferguson, and a delightfully imagined and intricate setting designed by Pelfrey with

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MBTA GIVES $18,000 TO REACH OUT FOR TRANSPORTATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority donated $18,000 to Reach-Out Morongo Basin last week. Reach Out’s Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the donation will be used for the charity’s transportation program to provide rides for low-income, senior, and disabled neighbors in the Morongo Basin to health care providers and services in

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PARKING LOT SALE AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH TOMORROW

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a parking lot sale Saturday, February 1, from 9 to noon at the church. One parking space is $10 suggested donation. Lots of children’s toys and household goods will be available for sale. The church is at 6250 Mesquite Springs Road

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats basketball squad travelled up the mountain Wednesday to Big Bear and came back with a 65 – 24 win. Coach Tim Stanford said top scorers were Andrileah Lee, 14 points; Nokomis Cabrera, 11 points; Cherokee Turner, nine points and nine rebounds; and Tatiyanna

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LOCAL TEACHER A FINALIST FOR CALIFORNIA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

A Twentynine Palms High School teacher was honored last week with 10 other teachers as a finalist for 2014 California Teacher of the Year for Region 10. Donna Petre was nominated for her work with students with severe disabilities at Twentynine Palms High School. She coordinates the efforts of many

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2 OF 3: PROJECT PHOENIX, A DRAG STRIP, AND TOURISM

Dan Stork broke his report on a very long Twentynine Palms City Council meeting Tuesday night into three parts. In today’s second part: A property management plan, Project Phoenix bond litigation, drag strip boosters, and a tourism marketing contract…

Property management plan

There are four City-owned properties affected by the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting tonight (Thursday, January 30) at 5:30. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to approve the mid-year budget review, and discuss and approve revisions to the cemetery’s price list. The final item

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FOUR-ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

The four Rotary clubs of the Morongo Basin have partnered together for the first annual Morongo Basin Meals Food Drive on Valentine’s Day. The drive is to collect thousands of pounds of food for local area food banks and organizations to help feed our needy in the Morongo Basin and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The 29 Palms High School boy’s Wildcat basketball team continued De Anza league play Wednesday night in Big Bear. Coach Michael Schneider said with two members stricken with flu-like symptoms, the game was a defensive battle in the first half, with the wildcats holding a 21-16 lead at intermission. With

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AN ARREST IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS MURDER

A Twentynine Palms man has been arrested in the shooting death of another Twentynine Palms man Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment in the 6300 block of Palm View Avenue at 9:43 p.m. When they arrived, they

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 1 OF 3: A DIFFERENT INVOCATION, SCIENCE CAMP, AND GRANTS

The Twentynine Palms City Council licked the plate of its very full agenda clean, but it took it until 10:20 pm to do it. Dan Stork breaks his report on the meeting into three parts. Today in part 1: A very different invocation, a residential science camp, and Community Development

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CHP TO OFFER SENIOR DRIVING CLASSES

The local CHP office is offering free driving classes for drivers over 65 years old in both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the days and dates and how to register…

Morongo Basin area drivers age 65 and older are invited to attend one of the upcoming

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NEW TWENTYNINE PALMS STREET FAIR AND CAR SHOW DAY, DATE, AND LOCATION

The 14th Annual Twentynine Palms Street Fair and Car Show will be held on a new day, date, and location this year. The original event was first started by Z107.7 Radio, Vickie Waite with her Sunrunner magazine, and Mike Collins of Collins Computer Innovations. The show, held on the highway

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LEARN ABOUT “THE SCIENCE OF THE SEASONS” AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Not to be confused with “phrenology,” the pseudo-science of analyzing a person by feeling the bumps on his head, “phenology” is the science of seasonal biological changes, in relation to climate. Dan Stork tells how you can learn to become a “citizen scientist” in this specialty…

Explore phenology, “the science

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PARKING LOT SALE AT UNITED METHODIST IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will be holding a Parking Lot Sale on February 1, from 9 am to noon at the church. Many children’s toys, household goods, etc. will be out for sale. The public is invited to join us in selling their merchandise. A suggested donation

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CO-ED SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat softball and baseball teams are sponsoring a co-ed softball tournament February 7 and 8. The 12-person teams must have an equal number of men and women. The tournament will be held at the Luckie Park softball fields. The registration fee is $160. To register,

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ONE DEAD, ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER A SHOOTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS LAST NIGHT

One man is dead and another in custody after a shooting in Twentynine Palms last night. Early information is that deputies were called to a report of gunshots in the 6300 block of Palm View at about 9:45. They arrived to find the body of a man, described only as

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING WOMAN WHO ROBBED A YUCCA VALLEY BANK YESTERDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who robbed the US Bank in Yucca Valley Monday morning. At 9:56, the woman walked into the bank and handed the teller a note saying “This is a robbery.”

 

The woman demanded money, and the teller gave her

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PROJECT PHOENIX BOND LITIGATION IN COURT, TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

Among the presentation items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council is a status report on Project Phoenix bond litigation. On Monday afternoon, the City issued a press release noting there had been a hearing on the city’s suit against the state, in a Sacramento

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