ART RECEPTION AT DOWNTOWN 29 PALMS GALLERY TOMORROW

The beauty of the California deserts will be celebrated Friday at an opening artist reception in Twentynine Palms. “In the Wilderness” is the theme of reception, hosted by the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. The exhibition will be on display from October

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY CLASSES TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold two art classes Friday, September 18. The first class is from 4 to 6 p.m., and is geared toward youth ages 5 to 17. Artist Hiroko Momii will cover how to design with negative and positive space. The second class, from 6:30 to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S RETREAT SATURDAY

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Women will hold a spiritual growth retreat Saturday, September 19. Pastor Peggy Ventris of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church will be the guest speaker. Registration and breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by worship, workshops, and lunch. RSVP by calling 760-367-7338.

CITY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS PLAGUED WITH A RASH OF ILLEGAL DUMPING

During the past two weeks, the City of Twentynine Palms has experienced a rash of illegal dumping in the southeast portion of the City. One site was in the vicinity of Wilshire Avenue and Baseline Road, and one was a half mile above Sahara Avenue and Morning Drive. Each of

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SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION ON THE HIGHWAY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

An ADA sidewalk infill project is underway in the City of Twentynine Palms. The CalTrans project is along State Route 62 on both ends of the downtown area from the east side of Cienega Drive to Palo Verde Avenue, and the west side of Bullion Avenue to Oasis Avenue. “K”

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School girls varsity tennis team beat Indio 11- 7 Monday. Coach Cindy Miller said standouts in singles were: Carrie Scofield 3-0, Katie Brattain 3-0, and April Bratcher with 1. In doubles: Aislinn Gueltzow and Miranda Green went 7-6.

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats volleyball

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HIT IN THE FACE WITH AN AX

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an incident Sunday night in Twentynine Palms that left one man with multiple facial injuries. According to a Sheriff’s report, a 28-year-old man called 911 at 10:25 p.m. Sunday to report he had been hit in the face with an ax. He told dispatchers he was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS REDEVELOPMENT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE MEETS

The Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Dissolved Twentynine Palms Redevelopment Agency meets at 4 p.m. on Wednesday September 16. Its sole agenda item is the discussion and consideration of the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for the current fiscal year.

BABY BOBCAT CAUGHT AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS CHICKEN DINNER

A bobcat kitten that was found having a chicken dinner was turned over to Twentynine Palms Animal Control Monday. The chickens’ owner saw the female kitten and her mother hanging around the chicken coop near Rainier Road and Mesa Verde for more than a week. About midnight Monday, the chickens’

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PALMS RECREATION OFFER ZUMBA CLASSES FOR KIDS

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department will offer Zumba for kids ages 7 to 11 every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Community Services Building on Joe Davis Drive. This class is a rocking high energy dance fitness party packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines. This is

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A KEY WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Twentynine Palms High School varsity football team traveled to Redlands Friday to face the the Arrowhead Christian Eagles. The ‘Cats jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead, and never looked back as senior Kyle Hope and junior Gunnar Moss forced a wild option pitch on the Eagles’ first

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MORONGO UNIFIED STUDENTS CLOSE TO STATE ON COMMON CORE ASSESSMENTS

Yesterday, we reported on state and county results on assessment tests related to the new Common Core curricula. Reporter Dan Stork looks at local results, and at how to understand them…

The results for Morongo Unified School District students on the first-ever California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress very

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES CAST FOR “ADDAMS FAMILY” MUSICAL

The musical extravaganza, “The Addams Family” has been cast at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares who they dug up for this crazy, kooky, mysterious and ooky cast of characters…

The magnificently macabre new musical comedy, “The Addams Family,” has been cast by a multi-award winning team. Artistic and musical

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 12. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:20 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be galaxies and globular clusters. For more information, call 760-367-7222. Sky’s The Limit Observatory and

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MOJAVE VIPERS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD KIDS

The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children who are between 8 and 18 and are in good standing at school. This is not a “boot camp” or “scared straight”

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CADIZ PROJECT GATHERS LEGAL SUPPORT

An appeal is in process by an environmental group and a company with a mining operation in Amboy to block the Cadiz pipeline project, which will tap an aquifer in the Cadiz Valley and move it to coastal California. Reporter Dan Stork says that many organizations have weighed in on

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Our local high school athletes will be in competition today and tomorrow. Assignment Reporter David Knutson checks the schedules…

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan football team will travel away to Indio to play the Rajahs.

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls varsity tennis team beat Twentynine Palms High School yesterday 10-8. Coach Cindy Miller said in singles, Carrie Scofield and Katie Brattain went 3-0. In doubles, Dawn Rich and Moriah Goddard and Aislinn Gueltzow and Miranda Green took two out of three. Yucca Valley is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL PART 2: BUDGET SURPLUS, WATER CONSERVATION

The Tuesday night meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council was wide-ranging. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: Good news on budget surplus and water usage; Project Phoenix property acquisitions; housing project financing; and a city website facelift… City Manager Cites Greater Surplus and Water Use

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NO INJURIES FOLLOWING HIT-AND-RUN CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a hit-and-run crash in Twentynine Palms yesterday morning that flipped a car onto its side. Just after 8:30, a black SUV was driving south on Lupine when a red sports car, driving west on El Paseo, blew through the stop sign and broadsided the SUV.

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