CONGRESSMAN COOK HELPS LOCAL VETERAN FIGHTING VA FOR TREATMENT

The problems for a former Marine in Twentynine Palms are being encountered all over the country as the Veteran’s Administration (VA) struggles to cope with what is called “Gulf War Illness.” The story of Sean Sanders, 44, is mirrored by many U.S Veterans who served in “Operation Desert Shield” and

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THEATRE 29 LAUNCHES “LEGACY BRICKS” FUND-RAISER

Theatre 29 is welcoming a world-class Simi Dabah art piece being installed at the Theater building in Twentynine Palms with a special fund-raiser. Reporter Taylor Thacker says you can put your name, your business, or a loved one on a legacy brick in the new “Serenity Patio”… Theatre 29 has

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CHANGE FOR VETS 400K MOTORYCYCLE RUN THIS SATURDAY

Change for Vets is putting a biker twist on the Manchu Mile, a 25-mile hike held by the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, to commemorate the 85-mile hike the regiment made to go to battle in 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China. Reporter Diana Jones

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BLOOD DRIVE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

Desert Blood Service will hold a blood drive tomorrow in Twentynine Palms at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Donors receive free cholesterol screening and donor reward points that may be redeemed in the online donor store at www.desertbloodservices.org. Healthy individuals at least

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STILL NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME IN ERIN CORWIN DISAPPEARANCE

Twenty-seven days after Erin Corwin, 20, the wife of a Twentynine Palms Marine, was reported missing, specialized Sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find out what may have happened on June 28th, the day she told her husband she was going to Joshua Tree National Park. Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Captain

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CALL FOR EXHIBITIONS FROM THE 29 PALMS ART GALLERY

The 29 Palms Art Gallery has issued a call for exhibitions. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains……. A Call for Exhibitions has been announced for the 2014-2015 season at 29 Palms Art Gallery. Desert artists are invited to submit an application for presenting an individual or a group exhibition at the gallery.

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SEARCH WARRANT FILINGS REVEAL MORE IN CORWIN CASE

The wife of a former Marine suspected of having an affair with Erin Corwin–the missing pregnant wife of another Marine– told a witness “detectives would never find her body.” Search warrants made public reveal Nichole Lee, 24, the wife of Christopher Lee–who may have been with Corwin on the day

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REMINDER OF LOCAL COOLING LOCATIONS FOR HEAT RELEIF

The Morongo Basin is currently experiencing hot days, often into the triple digits. Residents are being reminded of cooling options during these long summer days. Residents are encouraged to stay cool by seeking air conditioned buildings, drinking plenty of water and limiting outdoor activities during the hottest time of the

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MET LAST NIGHT

Last night, the Twentynine Palms Water District Board met for their regular monthly meetings on both Water and Fire business. On the Fire Department side, the results from a survey conducted by the Lew Edwards Group on whether or not the community supported a tax increase were given. Overall, about

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“MOVIES IN LUCKIE PARK” IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Family fun tonight outside on the cool grass of Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms, Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to enjoy the free “Movies in Luckie Park”….. The city of Twentynine Palms Recreation Department continues their free event, “Movie in Luckie Park”, with Despicable Me 2 scheduled to play on

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DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM AUCTION

The Twentynine Palms Historical Society will host a Red Hot Auction on Saturday, August 23, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a silent auction, followed by a live auction beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser is to help pay remaining costs

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SHERIFF NOW LOOKING FOR A CRIME SCENE IN THE CORWIN INVESTIGATION

The Sheriff’s Department says its efforts in the case of Erin Corwin,20, a pregnant Twentynine Palms Marine spouse missing since June 29th, have turned into a search for a possible crime scene. Investigators said yesterday afternoon, quote – “Information regarding locations that may have potential evidence of foul play has

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3 ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED METHAPHETAMINE USE IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

During the course of a burglary investigation, Sheriff’s deputies contacted three people at an apartment in the 6000 block of Yucca Avenue in Twentynine Palms. Hughes Cretty, 47; Derek Chismyork, 23, and Christina Chapman, 45, were all found to be in possession of methamphetamine and under the influence. All three

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29 PALMS CITY COUNCIL NAMES PLANNING COMMISIONER IN SHORT SESSION

In its shortest meeting in recent memory, the Twentynine Palms City Council, its numbers reduced to a bare quorum in the absence of Jay Corbin and Cora Heiser, filled the vacancy on the Planning Commission, and dispatched the rest of its agenda without much discussion. Dan Stork peers through the

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THE “WONDERS OF THE NIGHT SKY” AT SKY’S THE LIMIT SATURDAY NIGHT

The public is invited to explore the wonders of the night sky this Saturday night at Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, just north of the Twentynine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The free event begins around 8:00 pm and continues until approximately 2:00 am. This cosmic

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29 PALMS WATER BOARD MEETS, WATER AND FIRE BUSINESS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the meeting will cover both Water and Fire business…… The Twentynine Palms Water District is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 23rd, starting at 6:00pm. At this meeting, the Board will discuss the

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY TOMORROW

Reregistered participants are invited to the final Summer Reading Program parties at the Twentynine Palms Library tomorrow. The children’s party is scheduled for 10:30am. Registered children will have the opportunity to celebrate with cake, prizes and creating their very own paper plate dinosaur to take home. All items will be

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AUDITIONS SET FOR “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT THEATRE 29

It promises to be monstrously great fun for cast and audience — Dan Stork has the audition call for “Young Frankenstein” at Theatre 29…

Theatre 29 will hold auditions for the musical “Young Frankenstein,” written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, on Monday

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29 PALMS INN LOOKS FOR AUGUST 1ST REOPENING AFTER RENOVATION

The restaurant at the historic 29 Palms Inn remains closed for a brief summer refurbishing until hopefully, Friday, August 1. The Inn will remain open for hotel guests during the renovation period, with full access to all the 29 Palms Inn cabins, oasis area, and swimming pool. Restaurant fans and

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BREAKING NEWS: DETECTIVES NOW LOOKING FOR EVIDENCE OF FOUL PLAY

New information has been released in the case of missing 29 Palms woman Erin Corwin.

Information regarding locations that may have potential evidence of foul play has reached detectives. In order to assist investigators in determining whether or not foul play was involved, several search warrants have been issued. Specific

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