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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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 Saturday. 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 across

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 MONDAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season, “A Christmas Story,” are set for Monday. The hit comedy, will be cast by director Eric Ross, who has pre-cast the roles of the Mother, Father, and Teacher, but still has many roles available, including adult Ralphie, 20 to 40, and

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CHURCH TO HOLD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Apostolic Lighthouse Assembly Church in Twentynine Palms will celebrate its eighth anniversary Sunday, September 18, and the public is invited to a free picnic. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the church, 6450 Stardune Avenue, and then will move to Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. All food is free.

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THREE “SECRET GARDEN” PERFORMANCES AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND

“The Secret Garden” will perform three shows this weekend at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The hit Broadway musical “The Secret Garden” has audiences raving at Theatre 29. You have three chances to catch the show this weekend; Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and this

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“CARS” TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

At tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert series Candy O performs the best of ’80s sensation, The Cars. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says “Let the Good Times Roll” at Tortoise Rock Casino tonight … The Cars tribute band, Candy O, is tonight’s featured band at the 8 p.m. free

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DIANA RAY OF TWENTYNINE PALMS HAS PASSED AWAY

Diana Ray, a 21-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died September 2. She was 21 years old. Diana Ray is survived by her 7-month-old son, Titus McClure, of Twentynine Palms; her mother, Diane Wilson of Twentynine Palms; and siblings Toni Wilson, Thomas Ray, Miley, and Kenneth Kroll and brother Michael Massey

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TRAFFIC CRASHES PLAGUED THE ENTIRE MORONGO BASIN YESTERDAY

Besides Wednesday morning’s bus crash in Yucca Valley, firefighters responded to two other roll-over crashes at opposite ends of the Morongo Basin yesterday. Just before 12:30 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a two-vehicle crash at Adobe Road and Desert Trail where a Jeep and a Ford SUV collided.

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN ARRESTED AFTER COMPLIANCE CHECK

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested Tuesday after a probation compliance check. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers made a compliance check at a home in the 81000 block of Valle Vista in Wonder Valley about 2:40 p.m. Probation officers found Darren Caudel, 45, with a firearm, and Justyn

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Z107.7 TO HOST TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE FORUM

A Twentynine Palms City Council election candidates’ forum, 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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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TWEAKS DOWNTOWN PLAN, MONITORS TOW TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council took care of business last night. First it referred the city’s Downtown Specific Plan to the planning commission for revisions aimed at encouraging economic development. At issue: making sure the plan allows for drive-throughs and an auto parts store. The Council also vowed to spend

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT: DOWNTOWN PLAN, TOW TRUCKS

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets in regular session tonight. Reporter David Haldane says downtown revitalization and tow trucks dominate the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council kicks off a fairly light agenda at its regular meeting tonight. First up: a discussion of the city’s Downtown Economic Revitalization Specific Plan,

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29 ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

Auditions for Theatre 29’s final show of the season are set. The hit comedy, “A Christmas Story” will be cast by director Eric Ross. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down… “A Christmas Story” follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun

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SKY’S THE LIMIT FIRST QUARTER MOON AND SATURN

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, September 10. The event begins at 8 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will be a first quarter moon, Mars

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SUNDAY MATINEE FOR THEATRE 29’S “THE SECRET GARDEN”

Based on the beloved Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, “The Secret Garden” is set in 1905 India. It tells the story of young Mary Lennox who— after the sudden death of her parent—is sent to live with an unknown uncle at the bleak Misselthwaite Manor in England. She finds solace in

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO USE STUN GUN ON WOMAN

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday, accused of threatening to use a stun gun on a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joshua Stevens, 35, was arguing with a woman in the 6500 block of Lupine Avenue about 2:30 p.m. The woman went into her bedroom and closed the

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