BURBANK MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber was rescued after he fell about 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Colin Campbell, 26, of Burbank, was climbing in the Jumbo Rocks area of the park when he fell about 30 feet to the ground about 11 a.m. Witnesses

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MAN, GUILTY OF FOUR MORONGO BASIN ARMED ROBBERIES, GETS 22 YEARS

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago, was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

Theatre 29 has cast the first of four Broadway musicals of their 2017 season, “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Desert Theatre League award-winning director Gary Daigneault will direct “Disney’s Mary Poppins” with Bill Barrett as musical director. Dani Jara will choreograph with costumes by the

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VACCINE CLINICS IN FEBRUARY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING TWO KNIVES

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Thursday, after a business employee said the woman tried to break the store’s windows. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Tollefson, the woman, later identified as Jennifer Tomasello, 30, was at the AM/PM store located at 73434 29 Palms Highway about 2 p.m. The clerk

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING TODAY

The city of Twentynine Palms will hold a public strategic planning workshop today to review last year’s goals and maybe set some new ones. Topics under discussion will include the city’s financial position, community safety, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, energy, marketing and wastewater. Today’s meeting begins at 8 a.m.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR SPELL-A-THON TO BENEFIT ADULT LITERACY

The Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms has announced the date of its 26th annual spell-a-thon. The spelling bee for adults will be held from 9 to noon March 11 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. Teams of three people

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29

This is the final weekend for the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. The show will run tonight at 7:00 and tomorrow at 2:30. “Sylvia” tells the tale of Greg, who, while facing a mid-life crisis, adopts a stray dog he names “Sylvia.” His wife Kate does not approve. A

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BURGLARY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of burglarizing a home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 5900 block of Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms came home about 3:30 p.m. and discovered someone had forced entry into the home and stolen a shotgun, gun case, and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING TODAY AND TOMORROW

Today and tomorrow, January 27 and January 28, the city will hold public strategic planning workshops to review last year’s goals and maybe set some new ones. Topics under discussion will include the city’s financial position, community safety, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, energy, marketing and wastewater. The meeting tonight

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY LOOKING FOR AUCTION DONATIONS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society seeks auction items for its upcoming Red Hot Auction fundraiser. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… The Red Hot Auction hosted by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will raise funds to help expand the Old Schoolhouse Museum. They are currently seeking donations to be auctioned.

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HEALTHCARE DISTRICT DONATIONS NET HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORTATION

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District recently received two donations to be used for the purchase of an additional handicap-accessible vehicle for its non-emergency medical transportation program. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority donated $10,000, and the Hi-Desert Medical Center Auxiliary donated $20,000. The healthcare district’s LIFT Transportation Services provides free trips

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LIFETREE CAFÉ EXPLORES THE EXISTENCE AND SOURCE OF EVIL

The “Lifetree” Café” meets weekly in Twentynine Palms with subject designed to spur deep thought and communication. Reporter Edica Gonzales says this week they will take a close look at what is evil… The existence and causes of evil will be explored at this week’s Lifetree Café. The free program,

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CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS STRATEGIC PLANNING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

With New Year’s behind us, cities are beginning to plan their next moves. Reporter David Haldane tells us what’s happening in Twentynine Palms and how you can be part of that planning… Interested in shaping your city’s future? If so and you live in Twentynine Palms, you’ll get your chance

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MBTA DONATION GETS REACH-OUT A NEW VAN

Keeping with its mission to provide affordable transportation to the residents of our Morongo basin, the MBTA has donated a new van to the Reach Out organization. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… Reach Out Morongo Basin will now be able to drive its neighbors to appointments in style, in

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LAST WEEKEND FOR “SYLVIA” AT THEATRE 29

This is the final weekend for the tail-wagging comedy “Sylvia” at Theatre 29. The show will run Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:30. “Sylvia” tells the tale of Greg, who, while facing a mid-life crisis, adopts a stray dog he names “Sylvia.” His wife Kate does

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Coachella Valley High School. The boys’ soccer and basketball teams will travel away to Thermal with soccer starting at 5 p.m. and basketball at 6:30 p.m. The girls will host the

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SERVICES SET FOR ARIELLE HEALY

Arielle Healy, a 7-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died Friday, January 20, in a car crash. She was 15 years old and a student at Twentynine Palms High School. Arielle Healy is survived by her parents, Jason and Nicole Rachel, and by her sister, Kyla Rachel, all of Twentynine Palms. Arielle

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL GETS A “PROJECT PHOENIX” BRIEFING

The Twentynine Palms City Council heard a presentation last night about its plans for Project Phoenix, a multi-use facility downtown financed by tax-exempt bonds. The council wanted to find out if—and how—the components of Project Phoenix would fit on the proposed site. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting

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DOWNTOWN TWENTYNINE PALMS BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNERS WORKSHOP TOMORROW

If you are a business or property owner in downtown Twentynine Palms and wonder how you fit into the area’s ongoing economic redevelopment, the City will hold a workshop tomorrow especially for you. On the agenda: the latest updates on Project Phoenix, as well as an opportunity to provide feedback

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