PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON SCHOOL SURPLUS PROPERTY, INCLUDING OLD JT EL, TODAY

The Morongo Unified School District’s Surplus Property Committee meets this morning to hear public input on acceptable uses of space and real property, including disposition of the old Joshua Tree Elementary School property on the 6000 block of Sunburst Avenue. The meeting gets underway at 10 a.m. this morning in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SWIM TEAMS EARN THIRD WIN OF SEASON

In a last-minute change of venue, the Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team hosted Desert Mirage High School at home Wednesday. Both Wildcat teams overwhelmed the Rams: 127 to 31 for the boys, and 137 to 13 for the girls. The teams are now 3-0 for the season. The next

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER LOOKS AT A “SMART” PLAN

At tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms, directors will look at water availability assessments and grapple with what they’re calling a SMART plan. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, the board is expected to review—and likely leave unchanged—the current water availability

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ORGANIZERS CALL TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR SHOW A SUCCESS; WINNERS NAMED

Organizers are calling the 17th annual Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce Car Show and Street Fair held Saturday, March 18, a success, with close to 6,000 spectators attending. The event featured a mix of classic and late-model cars and trucks, and some special features. The event also included the ASYMCA

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A CALL FOR ART FROM THE TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITOR CENTER

Attention Morongo Basin artists, the Twentynine Palms Visitors Center Art Gallery is calling for art for their spring show. Reporter Edica Gonzales has details… “Spring Renewal” is the theme for the Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery. Desert artists are invited to submit an

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50 YOUTH BASKETBALL TEAMS COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS THIS WEEKEND

The City of Twentynine Palms will host the 59th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament this weekend. Twentynine Palms Recreation has organized 50 teams into seven different divisions, both boys and girls. Almost 80 games will be played over the course of the three days, in three different locations. Twentynine Palms High

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS, SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ varsity tennis team hosted the Rams of Desert Mirage on Monday and came away with a 15 to 3 win. In singles, the Wildcats were led by Ben Pressnall and Nathan Thomas, who swept all three sets. In doubles, the Wildcats were led by

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MISSING MICHIGAN BOY BELIEVED TO BE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Just over a year ago, 16-year-old Cody Page went missing from Saginaw, Michigan. He was last seen on March 15, 2016. He is believed to be in the area of Twentynine Palms. Cody is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has light

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP CARGO CONTAINERS TONIGHT

Cargo containers are on tonight’s Twentynine Palms Planning Commission agenda. Again. Reporter David Haldane explains… It seems like a case of déjà vu. At the top of the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission is a public hearing. Specifically, it’s about whether to allow Vista del

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday, accusing of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 5800 block of Halsey Avenue in Twentynine Palms about 5:30 p.m. because a woman, who was sitting in some bushes, said she had been assaulted by her

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY RED HOT AUCTION SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host the Red Hot Auction fundraiser March 25. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The Red Hot Auction, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, will raise funds to help expand the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The event takes place March 25 at the Old

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THEATRE 29’S “INTO THE WOODS” HOPES THEIR PRINCE WILL COME

Theatre 29 has almost completed the primary casting for their upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway fairy tale musical, “Into the Woods,” but are one performer short. The darker retelling of the Grimm fairy tales, helmed by the multi-award winning director Charles Harvey, will take the stage weekends beginning April

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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HIGHWAY 62 ROAD WORK AND LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEK EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

Road work and lane closures will continue this week on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms The Caltrans maintenance crews will continue crack sealing the pavement on State Route 62 between Vidal Junction and Earp today Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22. They will be crack sealing a

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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION CLASSES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Registrations are currently underway for the City of Twentynine Palms lifeguard certification course. This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for health emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR SPRING

With spring in the air the Food for Life ministry is gearing up to bring nutritious meals to seniors, disabled, homeless, and those in need of nourishment. Hosts are needed to prepare and serve the meals. Churches and organizations interested in being involved in this ministry should call President, Wally

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17TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND STREET FAIR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Rev up your engines at the 17th annual Twentynine Palms Car Show and Street Fair tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event has something for everyone in the family…

Don’t miss all the antique, classic, and late-model cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the Twentynine Palms 17th annual Car Show

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THEATER 29 ADDS EXTRA PERFORMANCE FOR SOLD OUT “MARY POPPINS”

Because of extraordinary demand, the production of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” at Theatre 29 is adding an additional Saturday matinee performance.

Patrons clamoring to experience “Disney’s Mary Poppins” have already filled all the online seats for the rest of the entire run. With the permission of Music Theater International, Theatre

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AN EVENING WITH THE COSMOS AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit in Twentynine Palms invites you to an evening with the cosmos Saturday. Reporter Edica Gonzales explains…

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, March 18. The event begins at 7:45 p.m. and will end about 11 p.m., but you are

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FREE BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series kicks off the fourth season of live music on an outdoor stage at the Twentynine Palms casino. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says “don’t miss this really, really big show” with the Silver Beatles on their Magical Mystery Tour…

Beatles tribute band, The

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