FIRE DESTROYS ABANDONED HOME IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to an early morning fire today. An abandoned stone house on Yucca Avenue, just north of 29 Palms Highway, had flames and smoke coming from the front door and eaves when firefighters arrived about 2:15 a.m. Firefighters from Wonder Valley and the Combat Center assisted

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, TEACHER ACTION EXPECTED

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says with a routine agenda, all eyes will be on what teachers battling for a contract may do… What will the teachers do next? That’s the question likely to be on the minds of many attendees at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PUBLIC CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery District will hold its regular meeting tonight (Tuesday, Septmeber 27) at 6 p.m. Among the items on the agenda, the board will review its policy on solar lights, grave markers and other memorials, discuss options for shade covers for services, and approve upcoming seminar expenses.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORS “OLD TIMER OF THE YEAR”

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society celebrates everyday heroes. The “Old Timer of the Year” awards honor long-time residents who contributed significantly to the development or betterment of the Twentynine Palms community. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares more about this year’s honorees… The Twentynine Palms Historical Society celebrates everyday heroes. David A.

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PIONEER DAYS PARADE GRAND MARSHALL AND MILITARY GRAND MARSHALL NAMED

Joining Irma Wilburn, who raised her family in Twentynine Palms during her husband’s, Sergeant Major (retired), Ray Kilburns’ four tours of duty here, as Grand Marshal of the 80th annual Pioneer Days Parade in Twentynine Palms, Dorothy (Einerson) Angil has been named 2016 Pioneer Day’s Military Grand Marshal. Angil enlisted

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

A Twentynine Palms City Council candidates’ forum, hosted by Z107.7 News, will be held at the Community Services Building at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms Friday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no charge; the event is being offered as a public service. The format will

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, September 27, at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening and a mini physical with every blood donation. Those

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RACE OF THE CENTURY 2016 MOTORCYCLE RACE TO STOP IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Race of the Century, a cross-country motorcycle race featuring motorcycles that are at least 100 years old, will be making a stop in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff says, “kick stands up”… Only 100 riders, whose motorcycles were manufactured in 1916 or earlier, will be riding 3,400 miles

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RACE OF THE CENTURY BRINGS ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES TO 29 PALMS TOMORROW

The Race of the Century—a cross-country motorcycle race featuring motorcycles that are at least 100 years old—will be making a stop in Twentynine Palms tomorrow. Only 100 riders, whose motorcycles were manufactured in 1916 or earlier, will be riding 3,400 miles across country in the Race of the Century, also

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JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series pays homage to the Man in Black with Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says get ready to “Walk the Line” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight … A Johnny Cash tribute band, the Mighty Cash Cats,

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THEATRE 29 UNVEILS ITS 2017 SEASON

Community leaders and theater supporters packed the Friendship Hall at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center last Thursday night at a special tri-chamber event. Theatre 29 unveiled its show selections for the magical 2017 season. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the show line up… Five mainstage productions were announced as directors, actors

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CALL FOR ART, TOUGH AS NAILS: WOMEN PIONEERS

Art that celebrates woman pioneers is being sought. Reporter Edica Gonzales puts out the call… The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Tough as Nails: Women Pioneers.” Artists should deliver their artwork Friday, September 30, between 11 a.m.

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JURY SELECTION STARTS, COURT DATE SET IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

Preliminary jury selection in the murder trial of Christopher Lee started this week, but due to a conflict with the judge’s schedule, the juror panels will be called back to court October 3. Lee, 27, is accused of strangling his neighbor and former lover, Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN HELD AFTER HE RAMS ANOTHER CAR

A Twentynine Palms man who caused a car crash was arrested Saturday afternoon after he rammed one of the victim’s cars while trying to escape. According to a Sheriff’s report, two men were driving their vehicles in adjacent lanes southbound on Adobe Road about 10:40 a.m. when Kurtis Sims, 32,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY OFFERING ADVANCED PLANNING CLASSES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery will hold several presentations about advanced planning for burials. The first gathering will be this morning (Tuesday, September 20), at 10 a.m. at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center on Adobe Road. Additional sessions will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Wiefels Mortuary Chapel on Desert Queen

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION LOOKS AT LITTLE HOUSES TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says the biggest thing on the agenda is not very big at all… Little houses, anyone? The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight to hold a public hearing on just that: a proposal to build two complexes,

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2ND ANNUAL AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION OCTOBER 8

The second annual air rifle shooting competition will be hosted by the Disabled American Veterans. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The air rifle shooting competition will be held Saturday, October 8, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Sign-in and range safety instruction is from 7:30 a.m.

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food from 9 to 11, Tuesday, September 20, at the Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry, 6450 Stardune Avenue.

AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season “A Christmas Story” are tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… Auditions are tonight Monday, September 19 at 6 p.m. on the Theatre 29 mainstage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The hilarious comedy, “A Christmas Story” follows

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

A Twentynine Palms High School senior is one of 16,000 semi-finalists nationwide who qualified for the National Merit Scholarship program. Joshua Elmer is one of 1.5 million students from 22,000 schools who took this assessment in the fall of 2015. He now has the opportunity to advance to become a

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