A FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO A DESERT HEIGHTS AREA HOME THIS MORNING

An early morning fire caused extensive damage to a single-story home in the Desert Heights area west of Twentynine palms early this morning. Fire Chief Jim Thompson said the fire was reported at about 2:00 a.m. this morning at a single family residence in the 2100 block of Pampas. Twentynine

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SHERIFF’S REPORT A NEW VARIATION ON AN OLD SCAM

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has received a report of a variation of an old scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, a Twentynine Palms woman agreed to take care of someone’s new dogs via an ad on Care.com until the owner moved from Texas to the area. The pet sitter

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SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

A delightful family tradition continues tonight at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms. Reporter David Knutson says grab a blanket, lawn chair, a picnic and the family for the summer movie of the week… As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the movie being shown

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting Thursday, June 16. After announcing the appointment of Jeff Matthews as a cemetery trustee, the board will review employee job descriptions and salaries. The board will then go into closed session to discuss a potential insurance claim. The meeting is

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF HAVING STOLEN GUNS AND DRUGS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested, accused of selling drugs and being in possession of stolen guns. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2008 Kia near Mojave and Sunnyslope in Twentynine Palms about 1:40 a.m. Monday morning. Inside the car was Darrell Comminey, 37. During a consent

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION PLANNING ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation is now accepting team registrations for its upcoming adult summer softball leagues slated to start July 12. Team fees are $400, with $150 due upon registration to guarantee your team’s spot. The co-ed league will run on Monday and Wednesday nights, and the men’s league

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN KILLED IN SINGLE CAR ROLLOVER EAST OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms Woman was killed and a passenger injured in a single-car rollover crash on State Route 62 east of Twentynine Palms yesterday afternoon. According to the County Coroner, at 2:31 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle rollover on

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THEATRE 29 SEEKS 2017 DIRECTORS SUBMISSIONS

Theatre 29 is now accepting director’s submissions for the 2017 theatre season. Reporter Rebecca Havely explains the process… Local theatrical directors are invited to submit a family-oriented play, comedy, drama or musical suggestion to Theatre 29 for consideration. The selection committee will submit their recommendations to the full board of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS GIRL TAKES THIRD IN POSTER CONTEST

A Twentynine Palms girl was one of 12 winners in a poster contest sponsored by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District. Natalie Plummer, 10, a fifth-grader in Monica Coughlin’s class at Twentynine Palms Elementary School, won third place in the third- to fifth-grade category for her poster, “Take a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING BASKETBALL CAMP

Basketball camp for the City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department begins tomorrow. This popular camp will be instructed by past and present Twentynine Palms High School girls and boys basketball coaches, as well as past and present players on the girls and boys basketball teams. This camp is

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CALL FOR ART FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS ART EXHIBIT

The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and art gallery has put out a call for art for its next exhibition, “Desert Oasis: Wisdom in the Water.” Artists should deliver their artwork Friday, June 24, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the Twentynine Palms visitor center and art gallery in downtown

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERS CHEER CAMP

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Cheer Camp. This fun-filled, team spirit camp will be instructed by Coach Tresa Oden and Twentynine Palms High School cheerleaders. Participants will learn cheers, chants, dances, stunts, teamwork, and much more. Participants in kindergarten through eighth grades

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EARLY MORNING TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE CALLED “SUSPICIOUS”

A long-time vacant building in Twentynine Palms caught on fire early this morning, and the circumstances are called “suspicious.” Twentynine Palms Fire Chief Jim Thompson said at 1:45 a.m., a passerby reported the blaze in the 6900 block of Adobe Road to firefighters—who were outside the station due to the

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STREET MARKET AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UMC CHURCH TOMORROW

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is ready for their second Saturday of the month street market Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come shop for a variety of arts, crafts, eats, and clutter. There’s always something new and exciting.

FREE THURSDAY MOVIES IN LUCKIE PARK KICKS OFF TONIGHT

A Twentynine Palms summer family favorite, the free summer movies in Luckie Park kicks off tonight. Reporter David Knutson says grab the kids, lawn chairs and blankets, and come enjoy “Inside Out”…. As part of the Twentynine Palms Recreation Department’s summer movies in Luckie Park, the first movie being shown

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STREET MARKET THIS SATURDAY AT 29 PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms is ready for their second Saturday of the month street market, this Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come shop for a variety of arts, crafts, eats, and clutter. Vendor spots are available for a donation of $10 per site.

TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD ENDANGERMENT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of child endangerment. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were making extra patrols in the 4300 block of Adobe Road. An abandoned home in the neighborhood had been burglarized recently, and deputies noticed about 9:45 p.m. Friday night that items

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN RAMS VEHICLE, FOUND WITH MILITARY SMOKE GRENADE

This story was corrected June 8, 2016.

 

A correction on a story we aired Tuesday about a man who was arrested Sunday morning when he was found with a military smoke grenade. James Baele, 40, was a friend of one of the roommates in a home in the 74400

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WOMAN ONE OF NINE SOLDIERS KILLED IN TEXAS FLOOD

A Twentynine Palms woman was among nine soldiers killed Thursday when their light vehicle overturned in a training exercise during severe flooding in Texas. Specialist Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms entered active-duty military service in February 2014. She was assigned to Fort Hood that September. According to

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Twentynine Palms City Council will take up some business in a special meeting this afternoon. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City Council will hold a special meeting 4 p.m. Monday, June 6. On the agenda, councilmembers will be asked to approve a routine item

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