TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER ART RECEPTION TONIGHT

An art reception will be held this evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., for “Color Explosion: Nothing Subtle About the Desert,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, downtown Twentynine Palms. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO PULL WEEDS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park is looking for volunteers to pull weeds tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Joshua Tree National Park vegetation crew is seeking volunteers for a one-day session to help with the control of the invasive Sahara mustard plant. This non-native weed is invading Joshua Tree National

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

On Saturday, April 4, the United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will host the Food For Life meal from 3 to 5 p.m. at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will serve baked chicken, baked potato, cornbread, vegetable, and dessert.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND JOSHUA TREE

Sky View Chapel will hold an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 4, for children ages 2 to 12. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to noon at Joshua Tree’s Friendly Hills Park on Sunny Vista Road, just south of Alta Loma.

The Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association and local

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT, EVIDENCE ARGUED

Dressed in dark green jail scrubs, and in handcuffs and leg irons, accused murderer 25-year-old Christopher Lee was in a busy Joshua Tree courtroom yesterday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Lee is accused of murdering Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms last summer and dumping her body in a mine

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FIRE DESTROYS A TWENTYNINE PALMS AREA HOME

A Twentynine Palms home was severely damaged in a fire Wednesday morning. Just after 11 a.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were dispatched to a fire near Bluegrass Avenue and Valley Vista Road in the Desert Heights area of Twentynine Palms. Firefighters were initially hampered by a lack of information concerning the

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FOUR INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS VEHICLE CRASH

Four people were injured in a Twentynine Palms crash that closed the highway for over an hour Wednesday afternoon. Just after 2 p.m., Paul Lacroix, 60, of Twentynine Palms, was stopped at the northbound stop sign on Morongo Road when he made a left turn onto westbound Highway 62 right

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TWENTYNINE PALMS COUPLE ACCUSED OF CHILD NEGLECT

A Twentynine Palms couple was arrested Tuesday, accused of neglecting their children. According to a Sheriff’s report, school officials notified the Sheriff’s Department that two children had been missing school, and that their mother, Sabrina Norcross, 32, was not returning phone calls to the school. A deputy checked on the

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LOW-COST RABIES CLINIC IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SATURDAY

A low-cost rabies and pet licensing clinic will be held in Twentynine Palms Saturday. Reporter Rebecca Havely gets out her leash… Do your pets need a rabies vaccination or a license? Would you rather not pay a high price? Then mark your calendars for Saturday, April 4, from 8 to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School baseball teams hosted Sultana High School from Hesperia for their last preseason game. The varsity game got off to a fast start, but saw the game slip away with a final score Sultana 9, Trojans 7. Coach Brian Schoenborn said notables for the game were:

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR WINS AWARDS AND HONORS

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir came home with several trophies from their performances at the Music in the Parks competition in Anaheim last Friday. The Choir’s performance of “I Loved You” earned them first place in the category of Mixed Choir/Small Schools, with a rating of Excellent. Then,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL “13” OPENS FRIDAY

Twentynine Palms High School drama department presents “13, A New Musical.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details… The character of young Evan Goldman moves with his family from New York City to a small town in Indiana. Evan grapples with his parent’s divorce in “13, A New Musical.” Evan

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ACCUSED MURDERER CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT TODAY, TOMORROW

Christopher Lee, accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms last summer, is scheduled to be in court today and tomorrow. The prosecution and defense lawyers are expected to present their motions, and evidence and testimony to convince the judge there is probable cause to hold Lee for trial

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EGG DYEING AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY SATURDAY

The Friends of the Twentynine Palms Library will be hosting an “eggs-traordinary” egg-dyeing program this Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. Bring your own hard-boiled eggs and all other supplies will be provided. The public is invited and no reservations are required. Plan to bring the entire family and having

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FREE CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tortoise Rock casino in Twentynine Palms is continuing their “Live at the Rock” concert series this Friday. Z107.7 will be on hand emceeing the concerts and broadcasting live for the entire series. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Tortoise Rock Casino’s “Live at the Rock” free concert series is back

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat golf team traveled to Hesperia yesterday to take on league rival Big Bear, and came away with a win 237-287. Coach Grant Whipple said leading the way for the ’Cats where Brandon Steffins, 37; Justin Delarosa, 42; and Hayden Shupp. 48. The ’Cats are now 4-0

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SCHOOL BOARD TO TALK ABOUT HOPE ACADEMY, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at District offices in Twentynine Palms that will consist principally of workshops. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… Hope Academy will be one topic at a special workshop/study meeting of the Morongo Unified School District

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN STEALS FROM FRIEND’S HOUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of breaking into a friend’s home and stealing money. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Bowen, 24, spent Thursday night at a friend’s house in the 6500 block of Mariposa Avenue in Twentynine Palms. The friend believes that Bowen unlocked a

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MARINES CO-ED COMBAT EXPERIMENT COMES TO TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Marine Corps’ unprecedented experiment on co-ed combat has moved from the forests of North Carolina to Twentynine Palms. A special gender-integrated task force is undergoing a grueling training regimen. The goal is to help Marine leaders decide whether all combat jobs should be opened to women. It’s part of

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OASIS ELEMENTARY PLAY TO BENEFIT SCIENCE CAMPERS

A play at Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will help the sixth graders go to science camp. Reporter Rebecca Havely invites you to “Hooray for Justice” Thursday afternoon… The Oasis Elementary School sixth grade drama club will present the play “Hooray for Justice.” The play is a comedy that

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