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City opposes expansion of tribal sovereignty

• B y Kurt Schauppner The Desert Trail • Jan 16, 2019

TWENTYNINE PALMS — Members of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Missions Indians have proposed building a 3,000 square foot convenience store and gas station, with 12 pumps and RV parking, on the southwest corner of Twentynine Palms Highway and Utah Trail.

Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino said Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, that the city council is continuing to oppose placing project land within the tribe’s sovereignty.


The Bureau of Indian Affairs Pacific Regional Office in December released an Environmental Assessment for the project.

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