FAMILY HEIRLOOM SURVIVES FIRE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A family heirloom survived a fire in a storage shed Thursday in Twentynine Palms. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters were called to the 5300 block of Baileya Avenue about 2:00 where they found a metal storage shed in the yard on fire. No other structures were

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, August 19. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about 11:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. The Summer Triangle and Milky Way, as

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LOCALS HOLDING SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS MONDAY

Two Morongo Basin organizations are holding events Monday for residents to watch the solar eclipse. In the Morongo Basin, the sun will be 70 percent covered at 10:24 a.m.

Sky’s the Limit Observatory on Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms will hold an eclipse-watching event starting at 9:45. And the Andromeda

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WATER OBSTACLE COURSE AT THE LUCKIE PARK POOL THIS EVENING

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department will host its final WIBIT Fun Family Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, August 18, at the Luckie Park Pool. WIBIT is an aquatic inflatable obstacle course placed in the center of the Luckie Park Pool. Admission is just

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YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY TO SPONSOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will open at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser August 25. The sponsor for opening night is the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, which will use the proceeds to send high school kids to Rotary youth leadership academy camps this fall and spring. Reporter Rebecca

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER PLANNING 81ST ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce hosted a 2017 Pioneer Days planning session yesterday. Chamber President Jacob Smith gave a rundown for the 81st annual community celebration, set for the second and third weeks on October, with a kick-off event September 15. The theme, submitted by Ann Congdon, is “On

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REACH OUT GETS A NEW VAN FROM ANONYMOUS DONOR

When a local private organization wanted to help Reach Out Morongo Basin with its biggest need, there was no question about what the charity would ask for. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

Reach Out Morongo Basin received a welcome addition to its neighbors-helping-neighbors program last week when the charity purchased

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SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES KEPT VERY BUSY MONDAY

From a shot-out window to stolen ceramic yard art, Sheriff’s deputies were busy Monday. In Twentynine Palms, about 7 a.m., a resident in the 6300 block of Desert Queen Avenue called to report he was woken up by the sound of a loud pop. When he got up to investigate,

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DAV TO HOLD THIRD ANNUAL VETERANS SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold its third air rifle shooting competition in Twentynine Palms October 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff sets her sights on when and where…

The Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its third air rifle shooting competition

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN HELD AFTER THEFT FROM HOME DEPOT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested, after they tried to steal flooring from Home Depot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daryll Speer, 22, and a woman are remodeling their home in the 5900 block of Baileya and had torn up their floor. They contacted Thomas Higgins, 34, and asked him

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRIBE WANTS TO ADD PROPERTIES TO ITS SOVEREIGN NATION

With no public notice and little information available, Z107.7 News has learned that the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians have applied to add three local properties to their sovereign nation status. The process can go through Congress or be done administratively through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The local

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday, accused of hitting and pushing a boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a boy called 911 about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to report that Mysti Thompson, 28, had attacked him, scratched his back, grabbed his throat, told him he was going to jail, and

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted sex offender was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies made a traffic stop in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Star Dune Avenue and Highway 62 shortly before 4 a.m. for having an obstructed license plate. The deputy subsequently determined that

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CORONER RELEASES IDENTITY OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD AUGUST 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The coroner’s office has released the identity of the woman who was found dead in Twentynine Palms August 6. Donna Myers, 42, of Kansas, was found by a pedestrian about 6:30 a.m. near a wash near Buena Vista and Aztec. There were no signs of foul play; the cause of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PIONEER DAYS PLANNING MEETING WEDNESDAY

Yes, we are in the dog days of summer, but it’s never too early to think about Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms, set for October 19-22. A planning session for residents who want to help with Pioneer Days is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Twentynine Palms

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, August 12. The event begins at 8:15 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include the planets Jupiter

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PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Pink Floyd tribute band takes the stage for tonight’s free Live at the Rock concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says be there tonight, or “wish you were here”…

Hammers Inc., the Pink Floyd tribute band, takes the stage at tonight’s

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DARK SKY PARK CELEBRATION FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. A celebration of the designation is set for Saturday, August 12, at Copper Mountain College.

Representatives from the park and the community will be on hand to talk about the star gazing

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AIRSPACE RESTRICTED OVER COMBAT CENTER STARTING TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center starting today. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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