SHOOTING INVESTIGATION CLOSES THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Deputies responding to a report of shots fired in Twentynine Palms early this morning were shot at by the suspect. The deputies were not injured. The shooting occurred at the Motel 6 on the highway in Twentynine Palms about 3:30 a.m. The suspect, who is holed up in a room

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING INCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE IS IDENTIFIED

The Marine killed in a training mishap Friday evening aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base has been identified. LCpl. Austin Ruiz, 19, of Naples, Florida, died and another Marine was injured January 13 during what was called a “routine training mission.” According to his hometown television station, family members

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO TALK ABOUT VACATION HOME RENTALS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to consider modifying permitting requirements for duplex units. Specifically, the commission will hear public input regarding whether to allow vacation home rental permits under certain circumstances via a Conditional Use Permit. In addition, the Commission will discuss taxi service and special events signs

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY

The City of Twentynine is notifying area drivers and residents of some road closures occurring Wednesday and Thursday, January 18, and 19, due to street overlays. Manana Drive from Palo Verde Avenue to Aztec Avenue will be closed on Wednesday, and Siesta Drive from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue will

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Tuesday, January 17, at which time it will review a revised policy manual and discuss security options. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the cemetery office on Encelia Avenue in Twentynine Palms.

CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HOSTS TOURISM MARKETING SESSION THURSDAY

All hospitality and tourism-oriented business owners and managers and community organizers are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on tourism and marketing in Twentynine Palms Thursday. Reporter Kirby Davis has all the details… Businesses that cater to tourists are invited to participate in the 2017 Tourism and Marketing Update, sponsored

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

This past Saturday at the Trojan War Wrestling Tournament, Yucca Valley High School wrestler Fernanda Macias placed first and Cheyenne Hallabrin placed third. Coach Larry Giron said 207 wrestlers competed at Yucca Valley High School. Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’

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MARINE KILLED IN TRAINING ACCIDENT ON TWENTYNINE PALMS BASE

One Marine was killed and another injured during a live-fire training exercise Friday aboard the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center. The Marine Corps announced that the Marines were conducting unit training in preparation for the start of Integrated Training Exercise 2-17 when the accident happened about 5:05 p.m.

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AUDITIONS FOR “MARY POPPINS” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

The first major musical of the 2017 season at Theatre 29 is “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the audition details… Open auditions for “Disney’s Mary Poppins” take place tonight Monday, January 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The casting

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TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR OFFICER’S SPOUSES CLUB BENEFIT AUCTION

The Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Twentynine Palms aboard the Marine base awarded more than $35,000 in grants and scholarships last year. The organization gave $16,000 in grants to organizations such as the Twentynine Palms food pantry, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Boys and Girls Club of

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REACH OUT SEEKS HOME FOR “PARADE OF HOMES” FUND-RAISER

Many desert dwellers will do something different this Valentine’s Day by opening up their hearts and their homes for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual “Parade of Homes.” If your home showcases some of the unique qualities of our desert community, consider adding it to this year’s tour. Reporter Mike

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PET FOOD DRIVE SUCCESSFUL

“Jingle Paws,” the six-week pet food drive sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Palms-n-Paws animal shelter, showed that people have a big heart when it comes to animals. Residents dropped off 2200 pounds of dry food and 700 cans of pet food to the animal shelter or one of the four

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CLOSURES FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Government offices, banks, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day.

ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS KIT

The Morongo Basin is near several major earthquake faults, and wildfires and flash flooding are also threats to our area. Prepare yourself by putting together an emergency supply kit and keep it easily accessible so you can take it with you if you have to evacuate. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK MONDAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “I have a dream.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,

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SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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RETURN ENGAGEMENT FOR THE LUMINATORS

Mark Ross and The Luminators will present a return engagement for the Community Concert Series at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m. This popular group will once again entertain with bluegrass and gospel favorites. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following

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SATURDAY NIGHT CHURCH TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a Saturday Night Church Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m. Musicians of all types are invited to come and play country, bluegrass, and gospel music. The church is located at 5688 Sunrise Road. Call 760-447-8623 for more information.

SIGNS IN JOSHUA WILL DIRECT NATIONAL PARK VISITORS TO TWENTYNINE PALMS ENTRANCE

This weekend is expected to be a busy weekend in Joshua Tree National Park, due to the federal holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The city of Twentynine Palms has placed digital signboards along the highway west of Joshua Tree advising motorists of long delays at the

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