CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS OUTHOUSE RACES

Signups are now being accepted for the Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days Outhouse Races. Build it, sit on it, and push your outhouse to the finish line! Roll it the fastest and your team will win the coveted Toilet Seat Trophy! Challenge your friends, heck, challenge your enemies. Four walls, a

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TWENTYNINE PALMS SOROPTIMISTS SEEKING TRAINING AWARD APPLICANTS

The Twentynine Palms Soroptimist Club is giving young women in our area and opportunity for educational cash awards. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to apply… Soroptimist International of Twentynine Palms is actively seeking applicants for their 2014 “Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women.” This program is

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE PRODUCTION FOR THEIR 2015 SEASON

Theatre 29 announced its 2015 season at a special gala event hosted by the three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce last week. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives a run-down on the upcoming shows… Beginning the year is the comedy “An Ideal Husband” by Oscar Wilde and directed by Butch Pelfry.

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THEATRE 29 SELLING MEMORIAL BRICKS FOR “SERENITY GARDEN”

Theatre 29 has big plans for their new Serenity Patio being constructed to the east of the theater building. This area will include a giant sculpture, reminiscent of the iconic Comedy and Drama masks, a beautiful garden, and seating area. Theatre-goers will be able to enjoy the peaceful seating area

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SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES STARTING IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

The slow-pitch softball season kicks off next week in Twentynine Palms. ROP broadcast student Michael Gandara gets out his cleats… Twentynine Palms fall slow-pitch softball leagues begin October 1. The all-men’s league will be on Monday nights and the co-ed league will be Tuesday and Thursday nights. Anyone interested in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School Rattlers. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

The Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will travel away to play Fulton College Prep. Game time is 7

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TWO HELD AFTER DRUGS AND EXPLOSIVES ARE FOUND IN A TWENTYNINE PALMS HOME

Sheriff’s Deputies and narcotics officers served a search warrant at 73958 Casita Dr. in Twentynine Palms yesterday. The search of the residence revealed a military grade explosive device, methamphetamine, and evidence of sales of methamphetamine. Michael Brown, 32, and Melissa Dollard, 36, were subsequently arrested for investigation of possession of

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT TALKS ABOUT RAISING WATER RATES, APPOINTING BOARD MEMBER

The Twentynine Palms Water District met last night to discuss their current water rates. While the District currently meets minimum operating requirements, they said existing rates are insufficient for increasing capital costs, so they are considering raising the cost of water over the next five years. No action was taken

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SPECIAL PLAY AT THEATRE 29 THIS WEEKEND HONORS AMERICAN WOMEN

A very special play, touring on its way to Washington, DC, will play this Friday and Saturday only. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to be in the audience for “Shattered Ceilings”… After discovering that there was a severe lack of plays about great American women, the California Desert

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TWENTYNINE PALMS PIONEER DAYS GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce has selected two women as the Grand Marshals for this year’s Pioneer Days. Dona Schutz Tower, a long-time organizer of the event, has been chosen as the Grand Marshal, and retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Elaine Bowden has been chosen as the Military Grand Marshal.

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STAR PARTY AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, September 27. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:15 p.m. and end about 2:30 a.m. In the sky will be a crescent moon, next to Saturn, along with the vibrant Mars and Antares, as well as

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AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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AN ARREST FOR CHECK FRAUD IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A Twentynine Palms woman was taken into custody, accused of cashing stolen checks. Tuesday, September 23, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Navy Federal Credit Union in Twentynine Palms in response to a report of a woman attempting to cash a stolen check. Deputies made contact at the bank with Myra

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A ROUTINE MEETING FOR THE TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL

The Twentynine Palms City Council treated one issue in a very brief meeting. Reporter Dan Stork tells how they decided to proceed in finding a permanent City Manager… At the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting on Tuesday, Interim City Manager Andy Takata recommended to the Council that it seek a

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CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SATURDAY

This Saturday is National Public Lands Day. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says volunteers are sought… Volunteers are invited to Joshua Tree National Park to participate in the 21st annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In cooperation with the National Environmental Education Foundation,

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CEMETERY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will discuss the rehabilitation of a water well, and vote on a resolution to establish a revolving fund and then an acquisition of a bond

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NEW GRAVESITE RULES FROM TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY DISTRICT

In order to enhance a serene environment, the Twentynine Palms Cemetery has issued a set of gravesite compliance procedures. Reporter Dan Stork has the rules… The Twentynine Palms Cemetery Board would like to remind everyone of the rules regarding their loved one’s graves at the Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery. Cemetery

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TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms teen book club will meet Tomorrow to discuss Enna Burning, by Shannon Hale. Enna Burning is the follow-up to Goose Girl, a fantasy novel for young adults. Enna discovers she has the special gift of being able to start fires at will, but she soon loses control,

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29 PALMS ART GALLERY APPRECIATES THEIR VOLUNTEERS

A “Rise-and-Shine” volunteer appreciation breakfast was held at the 29 Palms Art Gallery on Saturday, September 20. The event celebrated nearly 30 volunteers and docents who help to keep the doors open at the gallery and gift shop throughout the year. A Founders Award was presented to board member Vickie

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, STAFFING ON AGENDA

The agenda for the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting tonight is slim. Reporter Dan Stork says there will be one discussion related to filling the city’s top staff positions, in addition to a consent agenda that includes public art, a construction award, and a contract with Theatre 29… The Twentynine

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