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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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT A BUSY AND EXPENSIVE MEETING TONIGHT

It looks to be a busy agenda at tonight’s water board meeting in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report on what to expect… At tonight’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District the board Will hear public comment on the District’s Urban Water Management Plan then likely follow

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WILLIAMS INSURANCE MARKS 80 YEARS IN BUSINESS

In these days of mega-corporations, mergers and globalization, it is nice to know that local small business can still survive and even thrive. One Twentynine Palms-based business is celebrating 80 years and still growing. Reporter Sara Snyder has a happy anniversary for Williams Insurance Service… Williams Insurance Service is celebrating

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS INJURED IN HEAD-ON COLLISION MONDAY

Five Twentynine Palms residents were injured in a head-on collision in Twentynine Palms Monday, three of them seriously. According to CHP officer Colin Quayle, witnesses said Charles Newton, 62, was driving a 1995 Ford F150 pickup truck erratically eastbound on Indian Trail about 12:50 p.m. As Newton approached Knoll Drive,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT DRIVE-THROUGHS TONIGHT

Should drive-through services be allowed in the City of Twentynine Palms? That’s the subject of a public hearing on tonight’s agenda of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Also on the agenda: the discussion of a new wireless master plan and marketing program to serve the city as well as a

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY

Road work will disrupt some Twentynine Palms traffic today. Siesta Drive, from Adobe Road to Aztec Avenue in Twentynine Palms, will be closed today, Tuesday, January 24, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a street overlay. Motorists should use alternate routes. For more information, call 760-367-ROAD.

FOUR ARRESTS: TWO FOR A STOLEN CAR, TWO FOR WEAPONS

Two Joshua Tree men were arrested early Sunday morning, accused of being in possession of a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan Acura just after midnight Sunday morning near Cherokee Trail and Highway 62 in Yucca Valley for not having a license plate. A

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