MBTA MANAGER TO STEP DOWN JULY 1

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority’s general manager has announced he will be stepping down this summer. Joe Meer, who has been with the MBTA since 2002 and its general manager since 2006, said he plans to resign as of July 1 in order to pursue his graduate studies. During the

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STANDING ROOM ONLY AT SCHOOL DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR, 11 WINNERS NAMED

Twentynine Palms Junior High School hosted a standing-room-only crowd for the annual Morongo Unified School District Science Fair Tuesday night. Reporter Dan Stork celebrates the winners… Megan Pfau and Lori Anderson, the MUSD Science Fair coordinators, presented the medals and ribbons to the Science Fair contestants on Tuesday, February 24.

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FORMER TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY MANAGER FIRED FROM ADELANTO

The Adelanto City Council Wednesday, discussing its looming bankruptcy, released City Manager Jim Hart, a former Twentynine Palms City Manager. Hart, who went on a two-week administrative leave last week, was absent from the meeting. According to Wednesday’s staff report, Hart’s departure will cost the city $225,352.93, which includes a

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN TRAILER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday evening after he was found with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the trailer’s owner called the Sheriff’s Department about 3:30 p.m. to report someone had stolen a trailer out of his yard earlier in the day. The caller reported he

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HEART-TO-HEART LUNCHEON IN CATHEDRAL CITY FOR MILITARY WOMEN

A Low-Desert service organization will be honoring military women. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to lunch with Heart-to-Heart… For the eighth year, Heart to Heart will host a luncheon and fashion show to honor military women—both active duty and wives of active duty service members from the Twentynine

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“URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” OPENS AT THEATRE 29

The first major Broadway musical production of the Theater 29 2015 season opens tonight. “Urinetown the Musical” is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. Mirroring the headlines of today, a terrible water shortage—caused by a 20-year

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REUSED OR RECYCLED ART SOUGHT FOR EARTH DAY EXHIBIT

Local artists who have used recycled or reused items for their pieces are being sought by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Reporter Taylor Thacker put out the call… As part of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Earth Day celebration, local residents are invited to contribute artwork made from recycled and

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AAL OFFERS LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March 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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OLD WEST MOVIES AT BOXOHOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Examining the myths of the Old West starts with a look at old-time Western movies. BoxoHouse will be screening those films. The second movie in the series is Sunday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to bring the popcorn… BoxoHouse will host a series of movie screenings of old

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STAR TWIRLERS WILL DO-SEE-DOH IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. The dance level will be geared to comply with the level the students are dancing at the present time in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY RECEPTION SUNDAY FROM 1-3

There’s a new exhibit being readied for the Twentynine Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Dan Stork sketches what will be on view… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will open its March exhibition with a reception on Sunday, March 1, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the gallery. Chuck Caplinger ‘s “Big

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FREE MEAL OFFERED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life serves hot, nutritious meals from 3 to 5 p.m. each Saturday at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms at no charge. Tomorrow, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will serve ham, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and dessert.

DINNER TONIGHT, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT THE JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will offer a spaghetti dinner tonight, from 4 to 6, complete with salad and garlic bread. There is no Sunday breakfast this week. But don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1.

CONDOR ELEMENTARY 5K COLOR RUN TOMORROW

A colorful fundraiser tomorrow at Condor Elementary School in Twentynine Palms. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to their 5K color run… Condor Elementary School will hold a 5K Color Run Saturday, February 28. A color run is where the runners are showered with colored powder during the race. Registration

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CACTUS SEW-ABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

The general meeting of the Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild will take place this Monday, March 2, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. Program for the afternoon will be “a Moo-ving Experience,” a trunk

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A SMALL EARTHQUAKE SOUTH OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

An earthquake rattled the Twentynine Palms area yesterday afternoon. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park, 13 miles south of Twentynine Palms. The temblor occurred at 5:18 p.m. at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The final version of the Assessment District Engineer’s Report for the Wastewater Reclamation Project (the sewer project) was approved last week by the Hi-Desert Water District’s Board of Directors and is now available to view online at www.protectgroundwater.org. In the report, property owners will find information about how each individual

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RAY KOLISZ NAMED TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER

The Twentynine Palms Water District Board met in regular session and appointed a new general manager last night. The board named Ray Kolisz, the District’s Operations Manager, who had been serving as the interim general manager. Public hearing and implementation dates for a proposed 15 percent rate increase have been

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COUNTY OFFERING LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME-FREE TAX PREPARATION

The county is offering tax preparation for low- and mid-income individuals and families. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department is offering free tax preparation and e-filing services for qualifying low- to moderate-income taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Services

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER THEFT AT BASE EXCHANGE

A Twentynine Palms Marine was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of stealing more than $2000 worth of electronics items and games. According to a Sheriff’s report, Private First Class Blake Land, 24, a crewman with the 3rd Light Armored Recon Battalion, was in the Twentynine Palms Marine Base exchange about 11

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