PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF FRIDAY

There’s much to do for those aiming to be a part of the 81st annual Pioneer Days celebration in Twentynine Palms October 21. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details on the big Kick Off and opportunities for contestants, vendors and other participants… The Pioneer Days celebration kicks off Friday evening, September

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THEATRE 29 RECEIVES GRANTS FOR NEW CARPET

Theatre 29 in Twentynine Palms recently installed new carpeting thanks to grants it received from a military charity and from a civilian business. Despite regular cleaning and maintenance, the theater’s carpeting had deteriorated to the point that it was literally wearing through to the cement floor in some areas. Due

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THEATRE 29’S

The current production at Theatre 29 is the Andrew Lloyd Weber mega-hit, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a Broadway musical retelling of the Bible story about Joseph and his coat of many colors. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the musical and this production holds a special meaning for Rebecca

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YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARIES OFFER KIDS PROGRAMS, FREE MOVIES

The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries offer classes for kids Tuesdays through Thursdays. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

If you have a child between the ages of one and five, the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley libraries have programs aimed specifically at kids their age. The Little Artists program

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VETERANS AND FAMILIES INVITED TO DAV AIR RIFLE SHOOTING COMPETITION

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans hosts the third annual Air Rifle Shooting Competition to be held on Saturday, October 7 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… All veterans and their families are welcome; all disabilities will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan volleyball team beat the Indio Rajahs in three sets, 25-14, 25-17, and 25-17, yesterday. Coach Darrell Sterling said outside hitter EJ Day led with 12 kills, three blocks and 23 assists; setter Alessa Luckino had 34 assists; middle blocker Zena Yakimow had six

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1 MAN, 2 WOMEN, ARRESTED IN 3 SEPARATE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTS

A man and two women were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend, accused of felony spousal abuse.

About 10:40 p.m. Friday night, a Yucca Valley man called the Sheriff’s Department to report that his fiancée kept hitting him, and that he wasn’t going to go to jail because a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PLANNING COMMISSION TO HEAR REQUEST FOR ALCOHOL SALES AT A MOTEL

The Twentynine Palms Planning Commission meets tonight with booze on its mind. Reporter David Haldane explains… Should guests at the Circle C Lodge be allowed to buy alcohol on the premises? That’s the question facing the Twentynine Palms Planning Commission tonight as it holds a public hearing on the request

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8 CITED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS IN SHERIFF’S STING OPERATION

Eight people were cited in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol or tobacco for minors. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors, under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies, visited liquor stores and retail establishments that sell alcohol and asked people to buy alcohol for them.

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MOJAVE VIPER YOUNG MARINE PROGRAM IS RECRUITING

The Mojave Viper Young Marine Program is recruiting. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more about young people who want to earn the title… The Mojave Vipers are looking for a few good kids who want to join their ranks as Young Marines. The Mojave Vipers Young Marine program is for children

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOTBALL WINS IN FIRST OVERTIME GAME IN ALMOST 20 YEARS

By Varsity Coach Ernest Martinez The Twentynine Palms varsity Wildcats won their first overtime game in nearly 20 seasons, defeating the Indio Rajahs 28-21 in a terrific non-league football game Friday night. The two teams battled through several tough conditions, including the heat and humidity, and moving the game to

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REGISTER NOW FOR DAV AIR RIFLE COMPETITION

The third annual Air Rifle Competition is hosted by The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 60. Competition equipment is supplied by the National Rifle Association. With the competition details, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely…

All veterans and all people with disabilities are welcome and accommodated at the Third Annual Air Rifle Competition,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’67 PLANS 50TH REUNION

Twentynine Palms High School Class of ’67 is inviting ALL Wildcats to join in their 50th class reunion. The reunion is set for Friday and Saturday, September 22 and 23, at Desert Princess Resort in Cathedral City. Tickets are $70 each and includes a pizza party Friday; dinner and dancing

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports Tuesday, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ LadyCat tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Palm Springs to play the Palm Springs Indians. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 5.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING FIGHT WITH HER FORMER BOYFRIEND

A Cathedral City woman was arrested Thursday after a fight with her ex-boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Viola Jackson-Gentry, 19, had gone on board the Combat Center to retrieve her belongings from her former boyfriend, who is a Marine. The two began arguing and Jackson-Gentry allegedly began hitting her

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOD PANTRY

The Twentynine Palms Food Pantry needs volunteer workers for three hours on Monday, September 18, and Tuesday, September 19. Volunteers should arrive at 9:30 a.m. Monday, and 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The food pantry is located at 6450 Star Dune Avenue, behind New Pharmacy. For more information, email 29usda@gmail.com.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis team lost to Xavier Prep at home Thursday, 14-4. Coach Cindy Miller said, “Xavier Prep is a really good team” and added that Yucca Valley is a very young team who did well against Xavier Prep in doubles. Katie Brattain went 1-6, 1-6,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS UNVEILS PROJECT PHOENIX FEATURES FOR DISCUSSION

The City of Twentynine Palms hosted a public meeting last night to unveil the first real look at the proposed plan for Project Phoenix, a major effort to revitalize the downtown area. The plans come after some six years of planning and litigation to free bond funds from the State

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KITCHEN FIRE BRIEFLY CLOSES TWENTYNINE RESTAURANT

A popular eatery in Twentynine Palms was closed briefly Thursday due to a kitchen fire. Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree firefighters were called to Andrea’s Restaurant in the 73700 block of 29 Palms Highway just before 9 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the fire started behind a

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FOO FIGHTERS TRIBUTE AT TORTOISE ROCK TONIGHT

Tonight’s Live at the Rock free concert will put 90s rock and grunge fans in heaven. The Fooz Fighters pay tribute to Foo Fighters. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says seeing Fooz Fighters live is as close as you will get to the real thing…

From their primal screams and soothing low

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