SHADY ELMS UPDATE

On Thursday we reported that tenants at Shady Elms Mobile Home Park had been without water or electricity since a fire 8 days earlier had destroyed two trailers and a utility pole, and are still without electricity. On Thursday afternoon, state authorities condemned the park for human habitation, with a

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DESERT GUILDS QUILT SHOW CONTINUES IN PALMS SPRINGS TODAY

“Quilting Seasons” is the theme for this year’s Desert Guilds’ Quilt Show, continuing in Palm Springs today, from 10 am to 4 pm. The show features 150 quilts made by members of three quilt guilds, including Cactus Sewables inYucca Valley, Coachella Valley, and Pass Patchers, from the Banning/Beaumont area. Other

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VETERANS POKER RUN

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. Bring in your donations for the thrift store, as well: food,

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TWO MEN WANTED ON FELONY WARRANTS RECOGNIZED AND ARRESTED

A sharp-eyed Sheriff’s deputy recognized two felons who were wanted on warrants and arrested them at a grocery store Wednesday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, Deputy Erdem Gorgolu was at the Twentynine Palms Stater Brothers store about 10 a.m. when he saw Joshua Rhodes, 25, of Twentynine Palms, who

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TWO CRASHES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, MARINE SEVERELY INJURED

A Marine was severely injured when he was thrown off his motorcycle yesterday morning, following another crash on Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, Jean Saylors, 22, was driving northbound on Adobe Road toward the main gate of the Combat Center about 6:30 a.m. when,

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SCHOOL BOARD GETS UPBEAT BUDGET REPORT

On the whole, there was a more upbeat tone to the MUSD Budget Report than has been the case in recent years. Reporter Dan Stork attended a workshop session on the subject, and lists some ups and downs… In a workshop study session preceding the regular meeting of the Morongo

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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR THE “DESERT ROCKS” SHOW IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The iconic boulders of Joshua Tree National Park are just one of the ways the desert “rocks.” There are sparkling gemstones, swingin’ music, and—of course—those notorious earthquakes. Life on the faultline inspires creativity in many ways, and the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center is using “The Desert Rocks! Life on the

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CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS’S BIRTHDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

It’s a birthday party tomorrow at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… There is fun to be done at the Twentynine Palms Library on March 8, with a celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born over 100 years ago on March 2nd.

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Food for Life will serve a hot, nutritious meal at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall on Saturday, March 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. The Board for Food for Life will be serving tamales, Spanish rice, vegetables and dessert.

DESERT CONGREGATIONAL BLUE GRASS GOSPEL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Desert Congregational Church in Twentynine Palms will hold a bluegrass gospel festival Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slated to appear are the Bost Family Tradition, Cinder Mountain, Bluegrass Brethren, the Haining Family, and Jason Donne and the Open Graves. The festival will all be held indoors,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TEAM GEARING UP

The softball team at Twentynine Palms High School is ready for their new season. ROP Broadcast student Brianna Borja looks ahead… The Twentynine Palms High School softball team are currently training hard for the upcoming spring season with the help of Coach Mintz, Coach M, and Coach Stanford, who are

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SPRING BASKETBALL LEAGUES COMING TO TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION

The City of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for the 2014 spring teen basketball league. Girls and boys in seventh through twelfth grades are eligible to register. The fee is $20 per person and includes a jersey. Register online at 29palms.org or at the recreation office in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yesterday, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ tennis team traveled to PGA West in La Quinta to compete in their second pre-season tournament against Coachella Valley High School Arabs. Wildcats put up a strong fight against the Arabs. The tournament ended in a 9 sets to 9 sets tie.

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION: TEACHERS SETTING A BAD EXAMPLE

The following is an editorial opinion by Z107.7 reporter Dan Stork, occasioned by a school board meeting he covered recently… A few years ago, a policeman in Orange County stopped me after he saw me running across a street against a red light. He said, “I’m not going to give

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MARINE KILLED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SHOOTING IDENTIFIED

The County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of Sunday night’s shooting in Twentynine Palms. Marine Corporal Steven Kohus, 26, was a motor transport mechanic attached to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The Marine accused of killing Kohus, Brock Myers, 22, is a motor transport operator with 1/7. On Sunday,

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WE REVIEW THE FARNDALE COMEDY AT THEATRE 29

The hilarious “Farndale” comedy opened last weekend at Theater 29 and runs through March 29. Managing Editor Tami Roleff offers this review of the comedy… How do you review a play that’s SUPPOSED to be badly acted? In Theatre 29’s current production, the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MOBILE HOME PARK RESIDENTS STRUGGLE WITH NO UTILITIES

One week after a fire at a mobile home park in Twentynine Palms, residents were still without utilities. Reporter Dan Stork has a status update on Shady Elms… On Wednesday, February 26, a fire accidentally set off by a resident destroyed two trailers in Shady Elms Mobile Home Park, 5074

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS TO MEET, TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATE TO ANNOUNCE

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda: an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council

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CAREER EXPLORATION DAY AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School will hold a Career Exploration Day Friday, March 7. Representatives from more than 60 colleges, vocational training sites, non-profit agencies, county and state offices, the military, and private businesses will be on site from 8 to noon in the Twentynine Palms High School gym. The community

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WINE AND CHEESE SOCIAL WILL BENEFIT TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society is offering you the opportunity to experience the beauty of Broadview Hacienda while enjoying the camaraderie of old and new friends, and learning about wine and cheese. The Historical Society, in conjunction with Mike and Ann Congdon, the owners of Broadview Hacienda, are hosting a

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