TWENTYNINE PALMS NEW TOURISM DISTRICT HAS SOME BUSINESSES CRYING FOUL

Twentynine Palms is implementing a new measure to increase tourism over the objections of some local business owners who are crying foul. Reporter David Haldane attended last night’s City Council meeting and filed this report… Hoteliers of Twentynine Palms, get out your wallets! That was the main takeaway from last

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD GETS CHROMIUM-6 UPDATE TONIGHT

At tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms, the board will hear an update on Chromium-6 treatment and look at a draft budget. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board will hear a presentation on the draft budget for fiscal 2017/2018.

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FILING PERIOD OPENS FOR THREE SEATS ON TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Three four-year terms for the Twentynine Palms Water District board of directors are up for election in August. Twentynine Palms residents interested in running for election may obtain and file the candidate filing documents from the water district office, or from the San Bernardino County Elections Office, 777 East Rialto

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: TOURISM DISTRICT, $3.5 MILLION LAW FOR ENFORCEMENT

The Twentynine Palms City Council wants to promote tourism in the city. Listen up, because you could be paying for it. Reporter David Haldane has the story… If you own a hotel or rent your house to vacationers in Twentynine Palms, you might want to pay attention to tonight’s City

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF TRADING DRUGS FOR SEX

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accused of trading drugs for sex. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 3:45 Saturday morning near Hatch Road and Eucalyptus Avenue in Twentynine Palms. During the investigation, the driver, Kenneth Crockett, 59, was found to be in possession

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CHANGE OF COMMAND FRIDAY FOR ROBERT E. BUSH NAVAL HOSPITAL

The Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital on board the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will hold a change of command 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 26. Commanding officer Captain John Lamberton will be relieved by Captain “Nadji” Hariri. Hariri was the executive officer at the Naval Health Clinic in Cherry Point

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION SUMMER PROGRAMS

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for youth volleyball camp, youth basketball camp, swim lessons, summer dance workshops and summer day camp. Ages vary for each program. Spaces are limited. For information call the recreation office at 760-367-7562 Monday through Friday between 1

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR NEW IMPROVISATIONAL TROUPE

The improv workshops and auditions at Theatre 29 were immensely successful. Director Chris Fleischman has cast “The Baker’s Dozen,” the theater’s inaugural improvisational comedy troupe. With the cast list, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… The “Baker‘s Dozen” Improv Troupe consists of 13 talented comedian/actors. The troupe’s director Chris Fleischman will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a spring concert Tuesday, May 23. The Symphonic Band, Select Choir, and Concert Choir will all be performing. The final concert of the year will be held in the high school’s gym. The doors open at 6:15 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.

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TILES AVAILABLE FOR THEATRE 29 SERENITY GARDEN

Theatre 29 has big plans for its new Serenity Patio just to the east of the theater building. This area includes a giant Simi Dabah sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Managing editor Tami Roleff says that you, too, can be

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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea… Your emergency contact person should be someone

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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs… Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May

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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY ON MEMORIAL DAY AT TORTOISE ROCK

Military service members are invited to enjoy a free cheeseburger and fries at the Oasis Grill at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on Memorial Day, May 27. The free meal is offered from noon to 6 p.m. to honor those who have served in the military.

WHAT MORMONS REALLY BELIEVE DISCUSSED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The topic of discussion at Lifetree Café tomorrow is the beliefs of Mormons. With more here’s reporter Eric Knabe… The beliefs and practices of the Mormon faith will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 21 at 4 P.M. The program—titled “Mormons: Christian? Cult? What do they really believe?”—includes

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” will end its run with two more performances this weekend at Theatre 29. “Into the Woods” intermingles the lives of many of your favorite fairytale characters in unexpected ways. A baker and his wife, cursed by a witch, journey into the woods to reverse

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CAT ON A POWER POLE CAUSES TWENTYNINE PALMS POWER OUTAGE

Some Twentynine Palms residents were without power for over an hour Thursday night as crews worked to rescue a cat up a power pole. About 8 p.m., Southern California Edison crews were called to the Twentynine Palms cemetery because a cat was on top of a power pole. After trying

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “INTO THE WOODS” AT THEATRE 29

The Broadway musical, “Into the Woods,” will end its run with three performances this weekend at Theatre 29. “Into the Woods” intermingles the lives of many of your favorite fairytale characters in unexpected ways. A baker and his wife, cursed by a witch, journey into the woods to reverse the

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THREE CAMPFIRE TALKS THIS WEEKEND IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park rangers from Joshua Tree National Park will hold three evening campfire talks in the park this weekend. Friday, May 19, stories from Keys’ Ranch is the focus of a talk at the Jumbo Rocks campground amphitheater. On Saturday, May 20, a talk on tortoise tales will be held at

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