TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY COLOR CAMP

The 29 Palms Art Gallery presents their wildly popular youth summer art program Color Camp. The first session, Paint and Chalk, starts Tuesday. Reporter Eric Knabe provides the artistic details…

The program includes 6 sessions, from June 20 to June 29, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The focus of camp

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INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Twentynine Palms High School and Yucca Valley High School both have graduates who are ready to intern with local businesses. The Transition Partnership Program and Career Pathways program has graduates who are work-ready and eligible for subsidized work placements in area businesses. In Twentynine Palms, call Lori Jo Cosgriff at

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SATURN’S RINGS HIGHLIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, June 17. The event begins at 8:45 p.m. and will end about midnight, but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights of the night sky include Saturn and its

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BODY OF A COACHELLA WOMAN FOUND NEAR HER STUCK CAR IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A body found in Twentynine Palms yesterday has been identified as a Coachella woman. The body was spotted by a Twentynine Palms man driving on a nearby dirt road, who reported it to the Sheriff’s department. The County coroner said Thursday, June 15, at about 11:00 AM, the body of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS BREAKFAST TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday, June 17. The breakfast will be served in the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Road, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 each and children 3 and under are free. Tickets are available in advance

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SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The Tortoise Rock Casino free Live at the Rock concert series runs every Friday night through October on the outdoor stage. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on tonight’s tribute to the smooth sounds of Carlos Santana…

Carlos Santana pioneered the fusion of rock with Latin and African rhythms highlighting percussion

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EXTREME HEAT WARNING: COOLING CENTERS AVAILABLE

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning from Saturday through Wednesday, June 21, (and possibly even farther into next week), with the hottest days expected to be Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach up to 112 degrees in Yucca Valley and 120 degrees

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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THEATRE 29 AUDITIONS: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Theatre 29 announces auditions for the hit musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Director Rebecca Havely, musical director Analisa Pilecki, and choreographer Sarah Fleischman will cast 12 male and eight to 10 female singers/dancers. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

The story of Joseph and his many

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MARINE TRAINING EXERCISE WILL BRING NOISE TO THE AREA

Morongo Basin residents may hear more noise than usual from the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms over the next month. The Marine Corps will be conducting a 29-day integrated training exercise called ITX 4-17. The exercise will conduct battalion-size, live-fire maneuvers and will incorporate combat support, combat

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SUMMER MOVIES SERIES KICKS OFF TONIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Summer movies in Luckie Park are here again, presented by the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

Summer has returned and so has the summer movie program in Luckie Park. This Thursday, June 15, the summer season begins with the movie “The Jungle Book.” This 2016

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUNCIL SAYS “NO” TO TOURISM MARKETING GROUP

The Twentynine Palms City Council got lots done last night, but not with one voice. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, explains… Summer funding for tourism in Twentynine Palms? Fuhgettaboutit! That was the answer a divided City Council delivered last night to Joshua Tree Gateway Communities, a nonprofit tourism marketing

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FREE CLASSES ON HEALTHY EATING AND NUTRITION IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Reach Out Morongo Basin will hold a class on healthy eating and nutrition tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, featuring Tamara Estes, a registered nurse. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details… The class will be held on June 14, from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., will be on healthy

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL: MORE TOURIST FUNDS, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CONTRACT

Old arguments never die. Or at least, not for a while. Reporter David Haldane tells us about the local version of that in Twentynine Palms… And the winner is … Joshua Tree or Twentynine Palms? The answer could be decided at tonight’s Twentynine Palms City Council meeting at which an

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED CHASE FRIDAY NIGHT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed pursuit in the Morongo Basin Friday night. About 10:35 p.m., Deputy Shane Crowl noticed a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a vehicle violation near Highway 62 and El Reposo in Joshua Tree. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled. Five Sheriff’s

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MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED SUNDAY IN ATV VS TRUCK CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when his off-road-vehicle hit a truck Sunday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the man, who was not identified, was riding his ATV eastbound on Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. As he approached the intersection with Bagley Avenue, a pick-up

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO REAPPOINT PAUL SMITH ON PLANNING COMMISSION

Two items are of particular relevance to Morongo Basin, if all goes as expected at tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of the County Board of Supervisors’ in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Among the first items of business on tomorrow’s consent agenda, county supervisors will undoubtedly approve the reappointment

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HONOR STUDENT FOLLOWING HER DREAM THIS WEEKEND

Dreams can come true. Just ask a young Twentynine Palms honor student about to board a plane. Reporter David Haldane has the story… Ashley Waring doesn’t know exactly how it happened. But somewhere along the line, it struck her that she would be a nurse. “Ever since the third grade

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TWENTYNINE PALMS THURSDAY “MOVIES IN THE PARK” BEGIN THIS WEEK

The City of Twentynine Palms FREE Thursday night Summer Movies in Luckie Park start this week. The family-friendly feature films are shown outdoors on the north-facing wall of the racquetball courts in Luckie Park June and July, starting at 8:30 p.m. Watch a family-friendly movie under the beautiful desert night

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOD PANTRY STARTS SUMMER HOURS MONDAY

The Twentynine Palm Food Pantry provides meals for those in our community in need of assistance. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Food Pantry will shift to their Summer Hours starting Monday…

The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry will start its summer hours beginning June 12. The food pantry will

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