CALL FOR ART FOR DOWNTOWN 29 PALMS VISITORS CENTER GALLERY

“Desert Hues” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition at the downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery, from April 1 to June 24, 2016. Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition and can

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo valley CSD meets in regular session tonight. The board will be looking for a new member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will interview candidates to fill the director’s seat vacated by Karen

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ALL-STAR BASKETBALL BIG BEAR TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Twentynine Palms youth basketball all-star teams ventured up the mountain this past weekend to participate in the Big Bear Basketball Tournament. The fifth- and sixth-grade girls team, led by MVP Kate Bobadilla and all-tournament selections Audrey Middleton and Gianna Bilderain, dominated the competition en route to the championship. The seventh-grade

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ACCUSED ARSONIST FLEES WHILE SETTING FIRES, ATTACKS DEPUTIES

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested Saturday, accused of setting more than a dozen fires and assaulting Sheriff’s deputies. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a vegetation fire in the wash behind the Stater Brothers grocery store about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Fire Engineer Lee Martin

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MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKS AT TWO CONTROVERSIAL DEVELOPMENT ISSUES TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin MAC will take up two controversial development proposals at a meeting in Joshua tree tonight. Reporter David Haldane has the details… The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meets tonight to consider two hot button issues. First, it will discuss whether to adopt a resolution opposing a plan

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FIRE DESTROYS MORONGO VALLEY HOME EARLY SATURDAY

The Sheriff’s arson unit is investigating a fire in Morongo Valley early Saturday morning. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, firefighters were called to the 49200 block of Palo Verde Road just after midnight Saturday morning where they found a 3,600-square foot residence 75 percent involved in flames.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ARRESTED AT ILLEGAL MARIJUANA FARM

A Twentynine Palms man and woman were arrested Thursday, accused of illegally growing marijuana. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were sent to a home in the 6600 block of Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms for a possible illegal marijuana grow outside. The Marijuana Enforcement Team found more than 200 marijuana

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MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN CRASH WITH PICK-UP TRUCK SUNDAY

A motorcyclist escaped serious injury during a crash with a Ford F-150 pick-up truck in Twentynine Palms Sunday. The crash happened about 6:15 p.m. at Adobe Road and Two Mile Road. The driver was taken to Hi-Desert Medical Center with moderate injuries.

AUDITIONS AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT FOR MUSICAL COMEDY

Theatre 29 is casting the musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant”. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the audition details… The hilarious musical-comedy “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” will be cast tonight at Theater 29 by director Marty Neider and musical director Kathryn Ferguson. The musical features 17 original songs

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PLANS TWO NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETINGS LOCALLY

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold two Neighborhood Watch meetings next week. The first one will be held in the Yucca Valley Senior Center on Monday, March 21, with a meeting in Twentynine Palms in the Community Services Building on Wednesday, March 23. Both meetings will start at 6:30

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SPELLING BEE BRINGS IN MORE THAT $2,500 FOR ADULT LITERACY

Ten teams faced off against each other Saturday in the 25th annual spell-a-thon, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms to benefit the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy. One by one, teams dropped out when they misspelled aquarium, persistent, dishevelment, equilibrium, reverie, demagoguery, kerflooey, and discotheque. Managing editor

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE TO RAISE FEES FOR SPAY AND NEUTERING

Effective April 1, the Animal Action League will raise the cost of its spaying and neutering services. The Animal Action League has not raised the costs of its clinics for six years. The new charge for spaying a female dog is $90; neutering a male dog (under 80 pounds) is

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WATER HARVESTING WORKSHOP THIS SATURDAY

The techniques for harvesting water will be taught and discussed at an upcoming meeting. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says today in the deadline to sign-up… If you’re concerned about the future of water here and you’re ready to think outside the box when it comes to water conservation, check out

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM TAKES PODIUM WIN

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Track and Field team traveled to Palm Desert High School for their first invitational of the year Saturday with podium performances from Spencer and Vanessa Walton, Liana Ruiz, and Garrett Schrepfer. Coach Rhonda Lockett-Morton said Spencer Walton scored the team high points winning the

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat track and field team travels to Shadow Hills High School on Wednesday, for their second league dual meet of the season and then to Beaumont High School March 19th for the Beaumont Cougar Classic. Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley

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FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE IN WONDER VALLEY

The San Bernardino County Fire Department has four options regarding fire and emergency services in Wonder Valley. Many people have questions about how these options would affect homeowners’ insurance. A representative from the California Department of Insurance will give a presentation at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 1/2 Amboy

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YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD SPRING DANCE CLASSES

Ballroom and Swing Dance classes are being offered in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has the details… The Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department presents a spring session of Ballroom Dancing and Swing Dancing classes for participants ages 14 and over. Classes will be held for four consecutive Wednesdays

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USE ALTERNATIVE PARK ENTRANCE STATIONS DURING BUSY TIMES

If you would rather not wait in a long line to enter the Joshua Tree National Park, take this advice from Park Ranger Pam Tripp… Joshua Tree National Park is seeing more and more visitors, adding up to 2 million visitors yearly. As the park gets busier every year, so

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AUDITIONS MONDAY FOR THE MUSICAL COMEDY “DON’T HUG ME, I’M PREGNANT” AT THEATER 29

Theatre 29 is casting the musical comedy, “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant.” Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the audition details… The hilarious musical-comedy “Don’t Hug Me, I’m Pregnant” will be cast Monday at Theater 29 by Director Marty Neider and Musical Director Kathryn Ferguson. The musical features 17 original

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS TUESDAY

The death of a loved one can be difficult to manage on your own. ROP Broadcasting student Tabitha Bowlby shares information on bereavement support… The Hi-Desert Hospice in Joshua Tree California hosts a bereavement support group at two different times on the first and third Tuesday of each month. One

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