SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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VICTIMS, CIRCUMSTANCES, OF WEDNESDAY’S 3-CAR CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Sheriff’s Department has released more information about the horrific crash Wednesday night that sent four Twentynine Palms residents to area hospitals. About 5:30 p.m., David Burns, 56, of Twentynine Palms, was driving a white 2014 Toyota RAV-4 eastbound on Highway 62. As he approached the intersection with Monte Vista

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARCH WILL HONOR MARTIN LUTHER KING LEGACY

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored on Monday across the country and here in the Morongo Basin in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to join the celebration… “We shall overcome.” The celebrated civil rights leader, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., made

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ALTERNATE ENTRANCES TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RECOMMENDED

With record attendance at Joshua Tree National Park, some visitors are now finding themselves waiting in long lines of vehicles to get in. Park Ranger Pam Tripp says the park is urging visitors to use alternate entrances to alleviate the waiting time… Every year Joshua Tree National Park is seeing

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LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Early bird registration for Twentynine Palms Little League is Saturday, January 17. Register at the Twentynine Palms Junior High School gym from 10 to 1. Registration is $40 and includes jersey, cap, and socks. All games will be played at Luckie Park this year. For more information, call 760-368-7101, or

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1 KILLED, 3 INJURED IN MORNING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two horrendous traffic crashes in Twentynine Palms yesterday left one person dead, seven injured, and involved four helicopter life flights. In the first, a woman was killed, and her three children injured, one seriously, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55

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3 CAR CRASH, 5 INJURED, IN EVENING CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The second crash occurred at about 5:30 Wednesday afternoon on the highway just west of Lear Avenue in the Indian Cove area. While details are still being gathered, Sheriff’s officials say the crash involved three vehicles and four victims with serious injuries, none fatal at this time. Responding firefighters from

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ART RECEPTION FRIDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS VISITORS CENTER

An opening reception will be held on this Friday, January 16, for “Winter Skies,” the newest Art in Public Places exhibition at the downtown Twentynine Palms Visitor Center. The public is invited to the reception from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to mingle with the artists and enjoy music and refreshments.

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ONE KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TWENTYNINE PALMS CRASH THIS MORNING

One woman is dead, and her three children injured, following a broadside collision in Twentynine Palms Wednesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, at 7:55 a.m., Terri Brooks, 26, was driving her Ford Fusion southbound on Utah Trail, with her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7. She stopped at

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WE REVIEW “AN IDEAL HUSBAND” AT THEATRE 29

The first production of the Theatre 29 season, “An Ideal Husband,” an Oscar Wilde comedy, opened last Friday night to an enthusiastic crowd of theater goers. Reporter Rebecca Havely attended Saturday’s performance and offers this review… As the red velvet curtain opened to reveal a magnificent Victorian set adorned with

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, January 17. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 5:30 p.m. and end about 11 p.m. The Milky Way will be visible, as well as the constellations Cassiopeia, Auriga, Taurus, Orion, and Gemini. Jupiter and its moons

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WORKSHOP FOR ART STUDENTS AT THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY SATURDAY

Junior high and high school level students who live in the Morongo Unified School District are invited to attend a mat and frame workshop at 29 Palms Art Gallery this Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop is designed for artistic students in grades 7 through 12

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team used a hot shooting fourth quarter to a 61-50 win at Desert Hot Springs. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Taylor Spitz led the scoring with 20 points, while Ashley Priest hit for 19 and Annika Dendekker added 12 points. With the

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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WOMAN ARRESTED WITH STOLEN CHECKS AND CREDIT CARDS

A Twentynine Palms woman was arrested Saturday after she was found with stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy found Krystle Edwards, 29, sleeping in her car on Mesquite Drive in Twentynine Palms about 11:30 Saturday morning. The deputy found stolen checks and credit cards in her possession.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms City Council meets tonight in regular session, a day earlier than usual. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Twentynine Palms City council will meet in a regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. this Monday, January 12; note the change of day from Tuesday to Monday for

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TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY OFFERS HELP WITH THE DMV DRIVERS EXAM

The Twentynine Palms Library is currently offering a free six-week mature driver education class. This six-week continuous class will cover information needed to pass the DMV written exam. Adults 18 years and older can join the class any time at 2:00 p.m. every Wednesday, through February 11, and no pre-registration

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AUDITIONS FOR “URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29 TONIGHT AT 7

The edgy, new Broadway hit “Urinetown the Musical” is being cast tonight at Theatre 29. Here’s entertainment reporter Rebecca Havely to tell you how to prepare… Theater 29 director Gary Daigneault and his team seek several performers for the cast of “Urinetown the Musical.” They will cast 10 men and

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SELECTS NEW DIRECTORS

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society appointed its officers and recognized a new board member at its monthly meeting Thursday, January 8. By unanimous vote, Les Snodgrass will serve another year as the society’s president, and long-serving treasurer Nolan Lockwood will remain at the books. Greg Mendoza was appointed vice president;

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Yucca Valley High School junior varsity and girls’ wrestling teams had strong finishes at tournaments Saturday. Coach Brandon Whitbread said Gary Koger and Wade Ingersoll each placed second at the Palm Springs JV tournament. At the Lady Coyote Classic at Indian Springs High School, Fernanda Macias placed fourth, Julianne

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