DAV TO HOLD THIRD ANNUAL VETERANS SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter #60 of the Disabled American Veterans will hold its third air rifle shooting competition in Twentynine Palms October 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff sets her sights on when and where…

The Disabled American Veterans Morongo Basin Chapter #60 will hold its third air rifle shooting competition

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS MEN HELD AFTER THEFT FROM HOME DEPOT

Two Twentynine Palms men were arrested, after they tried to steal flooring from Home Depot. According to a Sheriff’s report, Daryll Speer, 22, and a woman are remodeling their home in the 5900 block of Baileya and had torn up their floor. They contacted Thomas Higgins, 34, and asked him

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TWENTYNINE PALMS TRIBE WANTS TO ADD PROPERTIES TO ITS SOVEREIGN NATION

With no public notice and little information available, Z107.7 News has learned that the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians have applied to add three local properties to their sovereign nation status. The process can go through Congress or be done administratively through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The local

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday, accused of hitting and pushing a boy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a boy called 911 about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to report that Mysti Thompson, 28, had attacked him, scratched his back, grabbed his throat, told him he was going to jail, and

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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A convicted sex offender was arrested early Tuesday morning after deputies made a traffic stop in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle near Star Dune Avenue and Highway 62 shortly before 4 a.m. for having an obstructed license plate. The deputy subsequently determined that

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CORONER RELEASES IDENTITY OF WOMAN FOUND DEAD AUGUST 6 IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The coroner’s office has released the identity of the woman who was found dead in Twentynine Palms August 6. Donna Myers, 42, of Kansas, was found by a pedestrian about 6:30 a.m. near a wash near Buena Vista and Aztec. There were no signs of foul play; the cause of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS’ PIONEER DAYS PLANNING MEETING WEDNESDAY

Yes, we are in the dog days of summer, but it’s never too early to think about Pioneer Days in Twentynine Palms, set for October 19-22. A planning session for residents who want to help with Pioneer Days is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, at the Twentynine Palms

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, August 12. The event begins at 8:15 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 the planets Jupiter

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PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

A Pink Floyd tribute band takes the stage for tonight’s free Live at the Rock concert at the Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms tonight. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says be there tonight, or “wish you were here”…

Hammers Inc., the Pink Floyd tribute band, takes the stage at tonight’s

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DARK SKY PARK CELEBRATION FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association. A celebration of the designation is set for Saturday, August 12, at Copper Mountain College.

Representatives from the park and the community will be on hand to talk about the star gazing

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AIRSPACE RESTRICTED OVER COMBAT CENTER STARTING TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center starting today. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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THEATRE 29’S IMPROV TROUPE PERFORMS SATURDAY

Theatre 29’s improv troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen” has had wildly successful performances with enthusiastic audiences filling the theatre to overflow capacity. Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation to its next performance… Book your tickets now for “The Baker’s Dozen” improv troupe performance Saturday, August 12. Directed by Chris Fleischman, the

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ARSON SUSPECTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE FIRE

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a case of vehicle arson in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the area of Smoke Tree Avenue and Joshua Drive at 12:37 for a vehicle that was fully involved in flames. The fire was extinguished in about five minutes. After the fire was

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CLASS REGISTRATION BEGINS AT HIGH SCHOOLS

Black Rock High School will hold intake for new students beginning today through August 16, by appointment only. All returning students will receive their schedules on the first day of school, August 21. The school’s open house assembly will be held October 13. Registration for classes at Twentynine Palms High

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “MOUSETRAP” AT THEATRE 29

Auditions for Agatha Christie’s white-knuckle murder mystery, “The Mousetrap,” are set at Theatre 29. The classic thriller features a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house, cut off from the outside world by a snowstorm, who soon find out that there is a murderer in their midst. Reporter Rebecca

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR THEATRE 29 OPENING NIGHT GALA OF “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will open at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser for the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. The Rotary Club sends high school kids to Rotary Youth Leadership Academy camps in the fall and spring. Reporter Rebecca Havely has information on this amazing musical…

“Joseph and

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VENDORS NEEDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS CAR SHOW

When is a “car show” not a car show? When it’s an “automobile, truck, boat, rat rod, motorcycle, and specialty vehicle show.” That’s right and it’s coming to Twentynine Palms next month. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the deadline for vendors to reserve their spot is Friday…

It’s the first ever

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO BRINGING LIVE ORDINANCE ON PLANE IN PALM SPRINGS

A Twentynine Palms Marine pleaded not guilty in an Indio courtroom yesterday to trying to bring live military ordnance onto a plane in Palm Springs in March. Steven Vella, 21, was arrested March 4 as he tried to board his flight to New York. Authorities had discovered inside his luggage

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