TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING GIVES PROJECT PHOENIX PRIORITY

The last of three strategic planning sessions for the City of Twentynine Palms was held last night. Reporter David Haldane said the well-attended sessions resulted in a list of 10 priorities for the city…

The Twentynine Palms City Council wrapped up three days of strategic planning Thursday with a list

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST FORMS TEAM FOR LAND RESTORATION

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is teaming up with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps to conserve and restore Mojave Desert Land Trust properties. The team, known as Gold Two, will clear the properties of debris, and add native plant material such as dead branches and trees to disguise old

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SATURDAY

Transition Joshua Tree will hold its general membership meeting. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

The general meeting of Transition Joshua Tree has had a date change, and will now be held Saturday, January 30. The meeting will consist of potluck, team reports, and general socializing from noon to

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT REORGANIZES

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District selected its new officers at its meeting last week. Elected as president was Joe Sullivan; vice president, Marge Doyle; Paul Hoffman, treasurer; and secretary, Pat Cooper. The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, at 5:30 on the

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT CLUB MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will take place on Monday, February 1, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29 Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Members will be showing and voting on

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WALK-IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week Mental Health Crisis Center is available in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details…

The Crisis Walk-In Clinic, or CWIC (pronounced Quick), provides urgent mental health services to residents of the Morongo Basin. Some of the services CWIC offers are crisis intervention, crisis risk assessments, medications, referrals

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Wednesday in Big Bear the Twentynine Palms Girls’ Varsity Basketball team won their game against Big Bear 82 to 33. Coach Tim Stanford said Leading scorers were Lindsey Scamman with 23 points, Courtney Stanford with 15 points, and Destiny Dedmon with 13 points.

The Twentynine Palms boys’ soccer teams hosted

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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A LOOK AT UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Development and construction of businesses and housing are bustling in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Planning Commission received an update at their Tuesday night meeting on the status of private development in the town… The Steak n Shake restaurant, set to go in by Home

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 2: PROJECT PHOENIX

Last night was part 2 of a three-day strategic planning session for the Twentynine Palms City Council. Reporter David Haldane said last night’s session was dominated by “Project Phoenix”… The buzz got even louder last night on day 2 of a three-day strategic planning workshop in Twentynine Palms. Foremost on

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER REORGANIZES, TO LOOK AT OTHER FEES

At last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board re-elected Sam Moore as president and Chauncey Chambers as vice president. Then, getting down to business, the board approved purchase of three replacement portable generators and formed an ad hoc committee to look at the district’s

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“THE SUNSHINE BOYS” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious Neil Simon comedy, “The Sunshine Boys” continues its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more… “The Sunshine Boys” focuses on aging Al Lewis and Willie Clark, a one-time vaudevillian team known as “Lewis and Clark” who, over 40-odd years, not only grew to hate each other,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 30. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms Observatory about 6 p.m. and end about 10 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the winter Milky Way, and eight first-magnitude stars, and nebulae. Visitors may use Sky’s

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YUCCA VALLEY FLUTE CIRCLE MEETS SATURDAY AT RAINBOW STEW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle presents John Yonushonis of Yucca Valley in a program called “Music, Healing, and the Native American Flute,” at 4 p.m., Saturday, January 30, at Rainbow Stew, 55509 29 Palms, Hwy, Yucca Valley. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Parkinson’s disease prevents Yonushonis from touching his fingers

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KING OF THE HAMMERS OPENS TOMORROW, CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT

The mega off-road event, the King of the Hammers, opens this weekend at the Johnson Valley off-road area north of Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the local CHP will be on maximum enforcement patrol during the weeklong competition… The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ basketball team traveled to Big Bear High School last night and came off the mountain with a 76-47 win. Coach Jeremy Johnson said D’Shaun Barrett led the ’Cats with 16 points, Andrew Wilson had 14 points, Kyle Hope 11 points, and Adam Bell nine points.

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE CONVICTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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NEW BURRTEC TRASH TRANSFER AND MAINTENANCE YARD APPROVED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Commissioners Vickie Bridenstine and Jeff Drozd absent, the remaining three members of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission selected their new chair and vice chair at their meeting last night. Taking over as chair is Steve Whitten; vice chair is Jeff Evans. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Whitten, Evans, and Charles

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING, DAY 1: PUBLIC SAFETY

The first of three strategic planning meetings for the City of Twentynine Palms were held last night. Reporter David Haldane says public safety was front and center… A three-night strategic planning workshop by the Twentynine Palms City Council got off to a spirited start Tuesday with a larger-than-expected crowd. At

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HALF A WATER TANK REPORTED STOLEN IN WONDER VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of half of a water tank in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 87800 block of Amboy Road was notified that a water tank at his abandoned property had been cut in half, and the missing half was

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