ABIGAIL’S DAY TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

A fundraiser is set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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FUND-RAISER WILL BENEFIT CANCER STRICKEN YUCCA MESA GIRL

Z107.7 has featured a couple stories about Abigail Snipes, the 12-year-old girl from Yucca Mesa with a 15-pound tumor on her neck. The tumor was removed in January, and Abigail is receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Loma Linda University Hospital. Friends of the Snipes family are organizing a fundraising

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIT-AND-RUN, VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man pleaded guilty yesterday to the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa nearly a year ago. Ronald Svidergol was driving his pick-up truck eastbound on Buena Vista on the evening of March 3 when he turned north onto Surrey Court, right in front of

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ONE PERSON SLIGHTLY INJURED IN CAR VERSUS BUS CRASH

One person was slightly injured when his car crashed into an empty school bus Monday afternoon. About 2:30 p.m., an unidentified man driving a sedan westbound on Highway 62 crashed into the rear driver’s side of a bus being driven southbound on Yucca Mesa. There were no children on the

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will meet Wednesday, February 18, at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Mesa Community Center on Balsa Avenue. All who are interested in chickens and other poultry are invited to attend and learn what to feed chickens at different life stages. Also learn about how

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FIESTA FRIDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Get ready for some south of the border fun at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Fiesta Friday!… It’s Fiesta Friday at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Chefs Gena and Danny Echeverria, who catered the recent Starry Nights Festival, are cooking up street

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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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LOCAL POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association’s next quarterly meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will bring samples of many poultry feeds available locally and talk about nutritional content that chickens and other poultry need to grow properly

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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MORE ON THE CHARITY THAT GAVE A YUCCA VALLEY GIRL HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

On Tuesday, a Yucca Mesa girl was granted the best Christmas ever by the only law-enforcement-based charity in Southern California. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children in the Inland empire from Temecula to Twentynine Palms, Riverside to the Coachella Valley. Wishes granted in the

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FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA MESA GIRL GETS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

Santa arrives at Abigail’s house in Yucca Mesa

With lights and sirens, Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by dozens of law enforcement and fire personnel, and members of a charitable foundation, arrived at a home in Yucca Mesa Tuesday afternoon, to help make tomorrow the best Christmas ever for

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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MINOR INJURIES IN ATV VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY IN YUCCA MESA

A father and son escaped serious injury when the all-terrain vehicle they were on collided with a car in Yucca Mesa Friday evening. About 6:30 p.m., the unidentified man, who had his 3-year-old son with him, was riding his ATV eastbound. As he was crossing Avalon Avenue between Luna Vista

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HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The center is just north of Aberdeen Ave. on the Mesa. There will be a presentation and talk by founder Charla Shamhart

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MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECT COMING TO STATE ROUTE 247

Motorists who drive on State Route 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, should prepare to be inconvenienced for the next seven months or so. CalTrans is planning an $8 million dollar project on eight miles of the highway, from El Cortez Road to Handley Road that will start

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SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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53rd YUCCA MESA BIRTHDAY POTLUCK FRIDAY

This Friday, September 26, starting promptly at 6:00 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will celebrate their 53rd Birthday potluck dinner. If you would like to participate please bring a dish to serve 6-8 as well as your plates and flat wear. Birthday cake will be provided by YMIA so

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