BROKEN TAIL LIGHT LEADS TO WARRANT ARREST

A broken tail light led to the arrest of a Twentynine Palms woman on $50,000 in arrest warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a gold Saturn near Highway 62 and Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms about 10:30 Saturday morning for a broken light. The deputy determined that

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WE REVIEW “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

Urinetown the Musical is about a time in the not-too-distant future during a 20-year-drought. In order to conserve water, private toilets are banned, and everyone must pay to use the public amenities. The Urine Good Company runs the public toilets with an iron fist; anyone caught relieving themselves anywhere else

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A TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HAS DIED FROM A FEBRUARY 18 CRASH

The elderly Twentynine Palms man who made a U-turn on Adobe Road causing a crash February 18 has died. Lewis Roller, 91, passed away Sunday at a skilled nursing facility in Palms Springs. Roller was driving a 2000 silver Suzuki north on Adobe Road about 4:30 p.m. when he made

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER TAKING ANOTHER MAN’S WALKER

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested for robbery after he stole another man’s walker. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, the victim, who lives in the 6500 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms, called police just after noon Friday to report that a man he identified as Clark Cravey,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT BREAKING INTO HOME

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested at gunpoint Sunday afternoon after a woman said he tried to break into her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Pitts, 33, and his brother Joshua Pitts, 25, went to a home in the 6700 block of Sage Avenue in Twentynine Palms about

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MARINE ACCUSED OF FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Marine was arrested Friday morning, accused of beating up his wife. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Michael Carradine, 28, a sergeant with Communications and Electronics School Headquarters Company, was arguing with his wife in the 8000 block of Sandhill in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 when the argument turned

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DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER MEETS SATURDAY

The DAV Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold their next scheduled monthly meeting on March 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Eagles Aerie at 67330 29 Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms. All veterans and their guests are cordially invited to attend.

TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS WITH 3 AGENDA ITEMS

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission has three topics on its March 3 meeting agenda. Reporter Dan Stork lists them… An addition to the City Development Code of procedures for dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act will be the topic of a public hearing at the meeting of the Twentynine

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

Joshua Tree National Park is recruiting for their Youth Conservation Corps program. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor an 8-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Teens between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. Selected applicants will work

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AUDITIONS FOR “WAIT UNTIL DARK” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Tonight’s the night for the next Theatre 29 auditions. The third production of the 2015 season will be cast this evening. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Arrive at Theatre 29 tonight at 6:30 pm to audition for director Ben Bees. He is holding open auditions for the

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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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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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“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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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.

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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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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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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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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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS AND JOSHUA TREE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Saturday evening, accused of fighting with his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Adam Hamersky, 20, was arguing with his wife about 8 p.m. in the 74400 block of Joe Davis Drive when his wife said he head butted her, grabbed her by her

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