SPAMALOT THIS WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29

There are two more performances of the hilarious “Spamalot” this weekend at the nicely air-conditioned Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets …

Theatre 29 is one of the first community theaters in the country to be awarded amateur production rights to the hilarious, off-the-wall, anything-goes,

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FINAL ELECTION RESULTS

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has posted final results for this week’s mail-in election. The Morongo Valley Community Services District had three seats up for grabs. The lead vote getter was Karen Lowe, with 336 votes. The race for the second and third seats was a nail biter,

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SKY DISCOVERY NIGHT

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a spectacular show tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to enjoy the night sky with Sky’s the Limit and Joshua Tree National Park…

Uncover your adventurous side as you explore the universe! Sky’s The Limit and Joshua Tree National Park will partner for a tour

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OPENING GAMES FOR BOTH YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOLS

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High School football season opens tonight with games at home. The Yucca Valley Trojans football team plays a non-conference game against the Saints from Xavier Prep at 7 p.m. at Trojan Field. The Twentynine Palms Wildcat football team hosts the Cathedral City Lions in

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

Breaking Bread Ministry will serve up free food and fellowship from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow Wally Currie and volunteers will serve a chef’s choice.

NO TRASH PICKUP MONDAY

Burrtec Waste and Recylcing Services will be closed on Labor Day. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT BUSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 3.

SPAMALOT THIS WEEKEND AT THEATRE 29, MATINEE SUNDAY

Three performances of the hilarious “Spamalot” this weekend at the nicely air-conditioned Theatre 29. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to get tickets for the Friday and Saturday night and Sunday Matinee shows…

Theatre 29 is one of the first community theaters in the country to be awarded amateur production

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BURGLAR SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH OVER $12K IN STOLEN SOLAR PANELS

A Landers man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found with methamphetamine and stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving by the 5800 block of Ira Lane in Landers about 2:30 a.m. when he saw a rental moving truck parked in front of a

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL API SCORES EXCEED STATE AVERAGES

Statewide, the Academic Performance Index (API) of public schools declined from 2012 to 2013, following an increase in the previous school years’ comparisons. Dan Stork says that the Morongo Unified School District did much better…

Throughout the state of California, the overall Academic Performance Index (API) in public schools declined

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INTENSE RAINS BRING FLASH FLOODING AND ROAD CLOSURES

Parts of the Morongo Basin experienced intense rain storms and severe flash flooding yesterday afternoon, while other parts remained dry without a drop of rain. A National Weather service trained spotter reported parts of Twentynine Palms received 2 ½ inches of rain in less than one hour, while other parts

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HOT HULA FITNESS AT TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

Twentynine Palms Recreation is offering Hot Hula Fitness classes with instructor Pasi Larsen. This class is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a total body workout in 60 minutes. Hot Hula Fitness isolates your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core. Inspired by the

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WE REVIEW

Theatre 29’s newest production is “Spamalot,” a play that’s lovingly ripped off from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It features coconuts standing in for horses, a catapulting cow, flatulent knight, killer rabbit, and a knight who bats for the other team. Managing editor Tami Roleff attended both

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ANNOUNCES GRACE MEMORIAL SCHOLAR

Copper Mountain College Foundation has named a Twentynine Palms woman as the first recipient of the Grace Memorial Visual Art Scholarship. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Melinda Tomesello on the recommendation of the college’s art faculty.

Melinda Tomesello (center), awarded the Grace Memorial $500 Visual Arts Scholarship. Pictured

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THEATRE 29 TO ANNOUNCE NEW SEASON SEPTEMBER 12

Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by 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 Palms,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT DISCUSSES DROPPING FIRE MUTUAL AID, METER NOTIFICATIONS

During last night’s Twentynine Palms Water District meeting, the Board debated whether or not to stop the Fire Department’s mutual aid agreements to other cities. Mutual aid is an agreement with neighboring Fire Departments in which they respond to a fire if the home department is unable to respond or

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DUI/DRIVERS LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Twentynine Palms between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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AN UPDATE ON THE TORTOISE ROCK CASINO, NEW OPENING DATE

The exterior walls are up at the Tortoise Rock Casino on Baseline Road in Twentynine Palms. Dan Stork asked the casino management, “When is the opening?” …

The web site for Tortoise Rock Casino still says “Opening Fall 2013,” but Adam Sak, the Marketing Director for Spotlight29, told Z107.7 that

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JOSHUA TREE HOME LOST IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FIRE

A Joshua Tree home is most likely a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon. According to Joshua Tree Fire Engineer Dave Fuller, a woman in the 4500 block of Avenida La Flora thought something was burning on her neighbor’s stove, and she went next door to check it out.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT MEETS WEARING THREE HATS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will meet tonight wearing three different hats. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains and checks the agendas…

Tonight is busy with many meetings! Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Twentynine Palms Water District Financing Corporation will meet for their annual once-a-year meeting to elect officers for the positions

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