TWO YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WILL DANCE IN LONDON NEW YEAR’S PARADE

Two Yucca Valley High School seniors will be joining dancers from across the country to perform in a New Year’s Day parade in London, England. The girls were selected during a dance camp this summer, at which they had to learn various dance routines, as well as make up their

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team captured the Hesperia Christian Holiday Classic tournament title with a 51-30 win over the host school, Hesperia Christian, Saturday night. Coach Jess Geeson said the Lady Trojans were led by junior Yvonne Tran with 13 points and sophomore September Shaw-Fryer who added 10

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COUNTY FIREFIGHTER COLLECTING TOYS AT WALMART

This will be the last weekend that Morongo Basin firefighters will be at Walmart during a “stuff the truck” event to receive donations of toys to distribute to needy children. Firefighters will be at Walmart Friday, December 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 1 to 5, and

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS FROM COUNTY FIRE

Winter weather means you will be using more heat in your house. Reporter Taylor Thacker passes on the winter heating safety tips from the county fire department… Winter weather is on its way and during this time we like to lay by the fire or crank up our thermostats. However,

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HOSPICE TREE LIGHTING TOMORROW

Hospice of the Morongo Basin will hold its seasonal tree lighting ceremony this Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you still have time to get a light for your loved one… Light up a life Saturday, December 14, at the Annual Hospice Tree dedication ceremony at Copper Mountain College. Individuals

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DEAL MADE TO SAVE MOST OF JOHNSON VALLEY OFF-ROAD AREA

A deal has been made to preserve most of the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) area while still allowing the Marines to conduct exercises in the area. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 would preserve about 100,000 acres of Johnson Valley while allowing the Marines to expand the Twentynine

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL GETS SOME GOOD BUDGET NEWS

The Yucca valley Town Council heard some good budgetary news at their Tuesday meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets out her calculator… The Yucca Valley Town Council received some good news about its budget at its meeting Tuesday night. Revenue exceeded the final budget by more than $600,000, and expenditures

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CORONER IDENTIFIES WOMAN KILLED DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

The County coroner has released the name of the woman who was killed during a high-speed pursuit Monday night. Deputies had attempted to stop Janice Richardson, 55, of Yucca Valley, about 9:20 Monday night for reckless driving near Palm Drive and Highway 62, when she fled through residential neighborhoods, driving

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NEW CEO/ADMINISTRATOR NAMED AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

At an Emergency meeting yesterday, the Hi-Desert Medical Center Board announced the new hospital CEO Administrator. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the new hospital boss is a familiar face… Hi-Desert Medical Center Board of Directors has named a new chief executive officer. Following a closed session meeting late yesterday afternoon, the

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LOCAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club meets this Saturday morning at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. Fellowship and a $10 full breakfast begin at 9 a.m.; the regular meeting begins at 10 a.m. On the agenda is a brief review of the year, followed

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS TOMORROW AND MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday,

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TLC LOVE NOTES FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The TLC Love notes will be at Starbucks Friday, December 13, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. TLC is gearing up for the 30th annual TLC event which includes 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much much more. Come have a cup of coffee, sing, sign

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“THE ACCIDENTAL ARTIST” AT THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The 29 Palms Historical society will present a lecture Friday night about “The Accidental Artist”. Reporter Taylor Thacker explains……. The 29 Palms Historical Society presents the story of Ricardo Breceda, the accidental artist. Ten short years ago, Breceda was an injured construction worker making a living selling boots. Now, his

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CELEBRATE THEIR CULTURES TOMORROW

Twentynine Palms High School is unique in the wide range of cultures represented by their students. Tomorrow at 12:30 they will celebrate their diversity with the annual “International festival.” ROP Students Trinity Toomalatai spoke with organizer, teacher Derek Keith… There is an event called International Festival that is coming up

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday night, 35-30 to the San Jacinto Tigers in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geson said senior Hannah Hughes put in eight points to lead Yucca Valley while freshman Taylor Spitz followed with seven points.

The Yucca Valley

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MORE ON A FATAL CRASH AFTER 130-MPH PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

More information today on a fatal crash on the Morongo Grade Monday night. At about 9:20 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucca Valley Station attempted to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for reckless driving in Yucca Valley, near Palm Avenue and Highway 62. The vehicle, occupied by a 55-year

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YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS FOCUSING ON SPEED ON HANFORD AVENUE

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Hanford Avenue between Yucca Trail and Highway 62. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE TOWN” FROM OUTGOING MAYOR ABEL

The Yucca Valley Town Council got a “State of the Town” briefing last night from outgoing Mayor Merle Abel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and has details… One of the last actions Mayor Merl Abel did at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night, before he handed over

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

After an electrically-charged preamble to the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting, a previously discussed issue was resurrected. The Council also reorganized itself and sniffed out locations for a dog park. Dan Stork has details… The chilly night led the Twentynine Palms City Council to make short work of a ribbon

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MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT AUTHORITY BOARD MEETS TOMORROW

Morongo Basin Transit Authority Board of Directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at the MBTA Operations Center on Verbena Road in Joshua Tree. Among the items on the consent agenda are treasurer, ridership, operations, administrative and financial reports. The board will also be asked to approve a

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