CHEERLEADING IS A SPORT, SAYS AN ROP BROADCAST STUDENT

Don’t tell Twentynine Palms High School cheerleader Danielle Leon that cheerleaders aren’t athletes. The ROP Broadcasting student states her case… Many people are skeptic about cheerleading being a real sport. The American Association of Cheerleading and Administrations states, “Today, cheerleading involves skills which require the strength of football, the grace

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District will hold a special meeting 8:30 Monday morning. On the agenda, the board will discuss performance reviews for employees, and whether to add an additional regular employee to the cemetery staff. The meeting will be held at the cemetery office, 5350 Encelia Avenue in Twentynine

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School volleyball team will travel away to Desert Mirage High School. First serve is at 4:30.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL POTATO DINNER AND CAKE AUCTION THIS WEEK

You say potato, I say cake! The Twentynine Palms High School AVID program is holding its annual potato dinner and cake auction fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5. For $6, you get a baked potato with all the toppings you could want, even extra bacon. The dinner and cake auction will

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DALE BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETS

The Dale Basin Well Owners’ Association will hold their bi-annual meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. On the agenda is a discussion of the current water situation since the last meeting, an election of officers, and there will be a speaker who will give an update on water happenings in the

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USMC BIRTHDAY PAGEANT THURSDAY

The Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center will celebrate the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday Thursday, November 6, with a pageant of uniforms at Lance Corporal Torrey L. Gray Field on board the Marine base. Marines from the Combat Center’s Headquarters Battalion will dress in Marine Corps uniforms dating back from the

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FREE ACTING CLASSES IN NOVEMBER AT THEATRE 29

Free acting classes will be held at Theatre 29 during November. The free classes will give attendees from beginners to experienced actors a chance to see how the classes work and what they offer. Actors ages 16 and up are welcome; the class size is limited in order to give

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PROBATION CHECK NETS DRUGS AND CASH

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Wednesday following a probation check. About 5 p.m., a deputy went to a home in the 6400 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms for a felony probation check on Erik Edwards, 35, who has several convictions for burglary, drugs, and resisting arrest. During

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department is also investigating an attempted burglary in Twentynine Palms. About 1:30 Thursday afternoon, a resident in the 73700 block of Cactus Drive heard a noise at her front door. When she opened the door to investigate, she saw a dark-complected man attempting to pick the lock on

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TWO ARRESTED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested early Wednesday morning in Twentynine Palms. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped two people— Melanie Abarca, 35, and Gabriel Lucero, 33—near Raymond Drive at Adobe Road about 2:15 a.m. A records check found that Abarca, who was convicted last year for burglary, was wanted

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Z107.7 ENDORSEMENTS FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

With the election just a few days away, Z107.7 News makes its endorsements for the local political offices. These endorsements represent the views of the entire Z107.7 editorial board, and are not just mine or news director. For Congress: Paul Cook. For State Assembly: Chad Mayes. For Yucca Valley Town

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TRAFFIC STOP RESULTS IN TWO ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested Thursday following a traffic stop after drugs were found in their vehicle. About 10:45 Thursday morning, a deputy stopped a car near the Stater Brothers in Twentynine Palms for not having a visible license plate. Inside the car were Roy Jonas, 32, and Rosa

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78TH ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS SUCCESSFUL FOR COMMUNITY AND CHAMBER

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce held an after-event meeting this week to discuss what went right and what went wrong with the recent 78th annual Pioneer Days event. Pioneer Days is a longtime October tradition event celebrating the rich mining, ranching, and military history of the Twentynine Palms areas.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL NOT CHARGE PALM SPRINGS POLICEMAN IN KILLING OF TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE

Nearly two years to the day after an unarmed Marine was shot by two police officers in a Palm Springs parking garage, Riverside County prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file charges against the police officers. Corporal Allan DeVillena II was killed by Officers Chad Nordman and Mike Heron

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SECOND WEEK OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the second weekend for the Open Studios Art Tour. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says artists on the west end of the Morongo Basin will be featured… This is the final weekend of the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. For 13 years, some of the Hi-Desert’s best artists

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY TO ENFORCE NEW RULES

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board of Trustees barely had a quorum at their meeting last night, with only three trustees in attendance, due to the resignation of Les Snodgrass last week and the absence of another member. Despite the plea for a new board member, everyone’s focus of the night

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

First Tanks Battalion will serve a free meal tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. Volunteers are still needed for cooking, setting up, serving, and cleaning up. If you are interested in working at this meal, please contact Teresa

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CHRISTOPHER LEE IN COURT YESTERDAY

The former Twentynine Palms Marine who is suspected of killing Erin Corwin and dumping her body down a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms, made a brief appearance in Joshua Tree court yesterday morning. During the early disposition hearing, Christopher Lee’s lawyer advised the court he was still receiving discovery

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2015 SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE AT THEATRE 29

2015 season tickets are now available at Theatre 29. Season tickets offer a significant savings over the year. They are also a gift that keeps on giving as they are good for seven productions over the entire year. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to order… Season tickets are

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FIRE EXPLORER PROGRAM OFFERED AT TWENTYNINE PALMS FIRE DEPARTMENT

Young people looking for camaraderie and an opportunity to serve their communities may want to consider being a Fire Explorer. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has more on the Twentynine Palms program… Have you ever wondered about the fire explorer program at the Twentynine Palms Fire Department? According to explorer

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