TWENTYNINE PALMS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held its installation of officers and directors at Bistro 29, June 15. The new executive committee and directors are: President, Jacob Smith; Vice-President, Aaron J. Kyle; Treasurer, Jim Brakebill; and Secretary, Denise Cullum. Board members are: Kevin Hatcher, Tim Christians, Wanda Llewellyn, Star Bassion,

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TWO LA MEN LOST IN DESERT, FOUND ON MARINE BASE SATURDAY

Two Los Angeles-area men who got lost after leaving a party in Joshua Tree, got their truck stuck in the desert, and thought they’d walk to Big Bear, were guests of the county Saturday night until they were sober again. Marco Salinas, 21, of Los Angeles, and William Ruiz, 35,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with a light agenda. Though there will be no public hearings or action items, the commissioners will hear sub-committee reports on the vision and zoning for the Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan, and receive official notification of an approved administrative use permit for

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COLOR CAMP STARTS TOMORROW AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint & Chalk, begins on Tuesday, June 20, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions from June 20 to June 29, 8:30 to

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SUMMER PROGRAM AT YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and on

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PET REGULATIONS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Extreme heat can affect our pets as well. Park Ranger Pam Tripp reminds hikers of the rules for pets in the National Park…

Imagine hiking in the summer heat wearing a fur coat and hiking in bare feet. This scenario plays out all too often in Joshua Tree National Park.

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LIBRARIES OFFER SUMMER READING PROGRAMS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries are both offering a summer reading program through July 29. Family movies are shown on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Twentynine Palms; in Yucca Valley, the movies are shown on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Crafts are offered on Mondays in Yucca Valley and

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KEEP COOL THIS WEEKEND IN LOCAL POOLS

The Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley pools will be open to escape the heat. In Twentynine Palms, the pool at Luckie Park is open 1 to 5 p.m. every day through August 28, with a final weekend September 3 and 4. Admission is $3 per person, $1.50 for seniors, or

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHE CRASHES CAR INTO POWER POLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested late Wednesday night,accused of driving into a power pole and fleeing the scene. According to Sheriff’s reports, Kirsten Cooper, 23, crashed her white Dodge car into a power pole in the alley behind the Budget Motel on Deer Trail and Santa Fe Trail, about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY COLOR CAMP

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint and Chalk, starts Tuesday. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions, from June 20 to June 29, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The focus of camp

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INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School both have graduates who are ready to intern with local businesses. The Transition Partnership Program and Career Pathways program has graduates who are work-ready and eligible for subsidized work placements in area businesses. In Twentynine Palms, call Lori Jo Cosgriff at

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SATURN’S RINGS HIGHLIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 17. The event begins at 8:45 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 Saturn and its

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, June 17. The breakfast will be served in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance

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SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on tonight’s tribute to the smooth sounds of Carlos Santana…

Carlos Santana pioneered the fusion of rock with Latin and African rhythms highlighting percussion

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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THEATRE 29 AUDITIONS: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the hit musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Director Rebecca Havely, musical director Analisa Pilecki, and choreographer Sarah Fleischman will cast 12 male and eight to 10 female singers/dancers. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

The story of Joseph and his many

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MARINE TRAINING EXERCISE WILL BRING NOISE TO THE AREA

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting a 29-day integrated training exercise called ITX 4-17. The exercise will conduct battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat

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SUMMER MOVIES SERIES KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Summer movies in Luckie Park are here again, presented by the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

Summer has returned and so has the summer movie program in Luckie Park. This Thursday, June 15, the summer season begins with the movie “The Jungle Book.” This 2016

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