SERVICES SET MONDAY FOR JERRY HEWITT

Jerry Hewitt, a 37-year-resident of Twentynine Palms, died July 5. She was 76 years old. Jerry Hewitt is survived by her husband, John “Doc” Hewitt; her daughter Vera Brownsburger of Sand Point, Idaho; her son, Thomas Hewitt of Randleman, North Carolina; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Jerry Hewitt was a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS “MOVIES IN THE PARK” TONIGHT FEATURES “MINIONS”

The popular summer movies in the park series continues in Twentynine Palms tonight. Reporter David Knutson invites you to bring a lawn chair, blankets, and the whole family to see “Minions”… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s “Summer Movies in Luckie Park,” the movie being shown this Thursday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TO FINISH CITY MANAGER EVALUATION TONIGHT

At last week’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council, the council ran out of time in its closed session for its evaluation of the city manager. The council continued its closed session for its city manager performance evaluation to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. The meeting will be held

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VENDORS SOUGHT FOR UNITED METHODIST STREET MARKET THIS SATURDAY

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is holding its street market again this Saturday, July 9, from 8 to 1 in the church parking lot on Mesquite Springs Road, next to the high school. Vendors can have a space for a $10 donation. Shoppers will be surprised at the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN INJURED IN HIGH-SPEED DIRT BIKE PURSUIT FRIDAY NIGHT

A 25-year-old man was seriously injured following a high-speed pursuit on a dirt bike in Twentynine Palms Friday night. According to the Sheriff’s department, Deputy Ryan Arthurton saw the bike rider, later identified as Bruce Edginton, illegally riding an off-road motorcycle westbound on Two Mile Road at Mariposa Avenue about

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIREWORKS

Twentynine Palms has a great day of fun with fireworks to follow on the fourth. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has all the details… The Morongo Basin’s largest Fourth of July fireworks show will be held in Twentynine Palms at Luckie Park. The Luckie Park pool will be open 1 to 5

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Yucca Valley fireworks is hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and the town the night of July 4. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Make your plans to attend the annual Yucca Valley fireworks show Monday, July 4. Held at the Brehm Sports Park at Little League Drive

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MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES CLOSED ON JULY 4

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, July 4, and will resume its regularly scheduled

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TWO ARRESTED FOR DRUG USE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested early Wednesday morning, accused of being high on drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy made a vehicle check near the intersection of Adobe Road and Highway 62 about 3 a.m. Inside the vehicle were April Dunlap, 29, of Apple Valley, and Sam Smith, 48,

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BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The free summer concert series, sponsored by Z107.7, continues at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says enjoy a Beach Boys tribute band… A tribute band for the most popular surf band will be playing Tortoise Rock Casino Friday night during the Live at

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Tuesday, accused of strong arm robbery of a convenience store Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man entered the store in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway shortly before 9:30 p.m. Monday night and concealed three cans of Red Bull on

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JURY TRIAL FOR MARINE ACCUSED OF MURDER STARTS TODAY

A jury trial for a Marine accused of shooting his roommate in Twentynine Palms starts today. Brock Myers, 25, who was a corporal with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at the time of the shooting, said the shooting of Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, in the head on March 2, 2014, was

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK IS “ANTMAN”

The family-favorite summer movies in Luckie Park series continues tonight in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab the kids, a blanket or a lawn chair, and enjoy “Antman”… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown this Thursday is “Antman.”

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ART RECEPTION AT TWENTYNINE PALMS’ DOWNTOWN GALLERY TOMORROW

Visitors can enjoy “Desert Oasis” at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery during the gallery’s current exhibition. An opening reception will be held Friday, July 1, from 5:30 to 7, during which visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments and live music. The exhibition, “Desert Oasis:

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SOME RANCOR AS TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT TOURISM EFFORT

After spending more than 4 ½ years revising the city’s development code, the Twentynine Palms City Council thoroughly discussed the significant changes to the code, and then approved it at last night’s meeting. The new code should be in effect by the end of the year. The council also approved

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MARINE FOLLOWS SUSPECTED BURGLAR UNTIL DEPUTIES MAKE ARREST

A convicted burglar was arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of trying to break into a Twentynine Palms home. According to a Sheriff’s report, an active-duty Marine saw a man, later identified as Daniel Weber, 35, trying to break in to his home in the 74700 block of Old Dale Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY FIREWORKS PLANNED

Community fireworks displays are planned for both the Town of Yucca Valley and the City of Twentynine Palms. In Yucca Valley, the Brehm Youth Sports Park fields on Little League drive will open at 6:00 with vendors, food, and entertainment. The fireworks, with synchronized background music provided live on the

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MORONGO BASIN SHERIFF’S NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting in Twentynine Palms tonight (Wednesday, June 29). Learn how to start a neighborhood watch in your area, tips on safety, security, how to report suspicious activity, local social media information, online resources, and about becoming a Sheriff’s Department volunteer.

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GRASS-ROOTS POTLUCK AND WATER FIGHT AT KNOTT’S SKY PARK FRIDAY

A grass-roots event is being organized for this Friday evening by some active citizens of Twentynine Palms. The “Town Potluck and Water Fight” will be held this Friday, July 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Knott’s Sky Park, 6851 El Sol Road. Organizer Arielle Bickford said, “This is

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BODY FOUND LEANING ON A FENCE EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body was found leaning up on a fence in the desert east of Twentynine Palms Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, 911 received a call about 11:45 a.m. from a man—who refused to give his name—that he found a dead body leaning up against a fence near Gold

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