SNAKE RESCUED FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS MOTEL ELEVATOR

Twentynine Palms firefighters rescued a snake in an elevator Wednesday morning. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said at the time of the call, the snake, estimated to be about 1 to 1-1/2 foot long, was inside the exterior elevator, but by the time firefighters arrived, the snake had slithered

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, SEWER PLANT UNDER BUDGET

Inflation—whether it was for directors’ compensation, or water rates—and saving money, were popular topics at Wednesday’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and explains… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District receive $125 per meeting, an amount that hasn’t

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFER TOURS OF BIRTHING SUITE

Prospective parents are invited to join a free tour of the Special Additions birthing suite at Hi-Desert Medical Center. Hospital staff will be able to answer questions and concerns, and parents can pre-register their medical information prior to the mothers’ admission. The tours are set for 6 to 8 p.m.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER MIXER AT TOTAL FITNESS TOMORROW

Join the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce for a mixer event at Total Fitness tomorrow, Friday, July 28, from noon to 3 p.m. Total Fitness is a luxury gym that boasts over 25,000 square feet of workout space and features state-of-the-art equipment and a cardio area including a TRX suspension

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SUMMER SALVAGE SALE SATURDAY AT MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

The Mojave Desert Land Trust is having a sale that is back by popular demand, Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… Join Mojave Desert Land Trust this Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at its headquarters in Joshua Tree for its Summer Salvage Saturday sale. Their field

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ARTISTS SELECTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART EXPO

About half of the 63 artists selected to participate in the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition are from the Morongo Basin. The jurors for the exhibition viewed 290 artworks submitted by 120 artists from California and around the world. To be included in the art show, artwork

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK TONIGHT

The Summer movie in Luckie Park series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms with a J.K. Rowling feature. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The City of Twentynine Palms presents the next free summer movie, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” sponsored by Z107.7 and other Morongo Basin businesses, Thursday

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WET TIMES FOR HOT KIDS TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley has some wet times planned for hot kids. Cool parents will want to listen to this from Z107.7 Reporter Mike Lipsitz … For kids 10 and under who like to play in the slip-n-slide, splash in a wading pool, or run in the sprinklers –

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING DANCE, TUMBLING, AND CHEER CLASSES

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for dance, tumbling and cheer classes. Dance class registrations are currently being accepted at the recreation office for ages 2 and older. Ballet/tap/jazz and hip-hop are offered for ages 3 and up. A creative movement/dance introduction class is offered

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL APPROVES MOBILE AND FIXED LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Twentynine Palms City Council has made it harder to traverse that city without being noticed. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you ever steal a car, better not drive it through Twentynine Palms. That’s the main takeaway from last night’s City Council meeting at which something called the Automated License

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JOSHUA TREE RETREAT CENTER PREPARES TO TRANSFORM

The Joshua Tree Retreat Center announced plans to transform the facility at an invitation-only event last night. Interim Executive Director Terry Taylor-Castillo and four associates stood beaming like expectant parents before the crowd of about 50 invitees in one of the Center’s iconic stone and timber meeting halls. Retreat Center

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HI-DESERT AND TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

Coming up on tonight’s agenda of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, another contract for the wastewater treatment facility, purchase of a vehicle, directors’ compensation, and lobbying services. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Board of Directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will be presented at

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FIVE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED

Five schools in the Morongo Unified School District were honored recently by an organization that promotes positive behavioral interventions and support. The California PBIS Coalition announced that Joshua Tree Elementary School had achieved excellence in the school’s level of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for students at the Gold level.

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BOARD METS TOMORROW

The Copper Mountain College Board of Trustees will hold a board study session this Thursday, July 27. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the details… Among the things the College Board of Trustees will review and discuss are the goals of the board and the superintendent/president. The board will also review the

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YUCCA VALLEY FUN DAY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a family fun day Saturday, July 29. There will be a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, animals and games, and face painting and photo opportunities. The family fun day is set for 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Yucca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS YOUTH SOCCER & VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting registrations for the 2017 youth co-ed soccer and volleyball leagues beginning August 1. The soccer league is open to girls and boys ages 4 through 14. The $46 registration fee includes a jersey, shorts and soccer socks. The

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DRUMMING AND PERCUSSION GROUP TOMORROW AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

A new drumming and percussion group meets the fourth Thursday of every month. The next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church. All people and instruments are welcome. Suggested donation is $5. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View in Yucca Valley. For more

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CAB DRIVER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of an armed robbery of a cab in Twentynine Palms Sunday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the driver was in her cab near Sunset Road and North Star Avenue when about 9:30 p.m., an unknown man opened the passenger door, pointed a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested early morning, accused of setting a fire to the business where she worked. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the Break-n-Run bar in the 72100 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before midnight. The employees said the fire started below the deep

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TWO INJURED WHEN TRUCK HITS WASHED-OUT BRIDGE, BURSTS INTO FLAMES

Two men are lucky to be alive after their truck landed short over a washed out bridge caused by severe thunder storms early Tuesday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, paramedics were called to a crash on National Trails Highway in Danby, just east of Cadiz, about

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