JOSHUA TREE MAN KILLED IN YUCCA VALLEY ROLL-OVER CRASH LAST NIGHT

A Joshua Tree man was killed in a roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to the County Coroner’s office, at 7:27 p.m., a single-vehicle, rollover traffic accident was reported near the intersection of Yucca Trail and La Contenta Rd. in Yucca Valley. Eric Lee, 24, was driving a

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SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Learn how to protect yourself: A new self-defense workshop is being offered in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has the details… Learn the time-tested art of the Samurai. Instructor Norman Rose, black belt in Ketsugo Jujitsu, has over 20 years of experience and will teach a variety of self-defense techniques

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TO HOLD SPAGHETTI DINNER TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser tomorrow, February 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Constance Gordy, a classically trained pianist. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for a family ticket. The church is located at

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ONE KILLED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

We have limited details about a fatal roll-over crash in Yucca Valley Thursday night. About 7:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling on Yucca Trail near La Contenta lost control and rolled over. The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene; firefighters extricated the female passenger who was then flown to

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DEPUTIES RECOVERS $50,000 IN STOLEN PROPERTY; ONE ARRESTED

Morongo Basin Sheriff’s deputies have made at least one arrest and recovered tens of thousands of dollars in stolen property this week. According to Sherriff’s Department press releases, deputies served a search warrant Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Sunny Sands Drive and Wesley Road. Deputies were investigating

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LEADERSHIP KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

More than water is transparent at the Hi-Desert Water District. The District announced Wednesday that for the second time, it has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation. The certificate is awarded to special districts that fulfill eight requirements, including ethics training for all

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SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE PLANNING 14TH ANNIVERSARY

Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will be marking their 14th year. Reporter David Knutson says call today to RSVP to the party… You are invited to join the celebration for the Santa Fe Clubhouse’s 14th year anniversary on February 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lunch, games,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ basketball team traveled to Desert Mirage High School last night for the last De Anza League game of the season. The Wildcats came away with a 86-51 win. Coach Jeremy Johnson said D’Shaun Barrett lead the cats with 25 points, Kyle Hope 20 points, and

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE SET FOR REVEREND JANE CRASSE

A celebration of life is set for the late reverend Jane Crasse of St. Joseph’s Church in Yucca Valley. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has details…… A Celebration of Life service is set for The Reverend Jane Lieberg Crase at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley. The church is

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SMOKE ALARM SAVES A YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley family was very fortunate that they were home Tuesday morning when their smoke alarm went off alerting them to a fire in the house. According to County Battalion Chief Rick Denison, the family had a plug-in air freshener plugged into an outlet in a closet that had

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION POSTPONES CELL TOWER HEARING

Residents of Yucca Mesa are unhappy about a proposed 52-foot tall cell phone tower—disguised to look like a water tower—that is supposed to be constructed on the southwest corner of Aberdeen Drive and Sage Avenue. Managing editor Tami Roleff says their complaints to the town of Yucca Valley are paying

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight, (Wednesday, February 10), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements and an airport survey. Under new business the board will elect new officers, a safety inspection and future

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YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS SELLING SEE’S CANDY

The Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club will be selling See’s Candy as a fund-raiser for its scholarship program. Kiwanis will be at the office supply store at 56925 Yucca Trail from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 15. Proceeds from the candy sales provide scholarships for local high school seniors.

VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley church is offering a Valentine’s Day concert. Reporter Ashton Henry invites you to “Lovestruck.”… The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting its Valentine’s Day concert “Lovestruck”. Clyde Grabski will be performing. Audience participation will include giving Grabski anniversary dates from which he will improvise new melodies. The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

On Monday, February 8, the girls’ varsity Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team hosted the Yucca Valley High School Trojans. Both teams came in with identical 17 and 7 records overall. Coach Tim Stanford said Yucca Valley started the game off strong taking an early lead, but the ‘Cats

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO RULE ON 52-FOOT CELL TOWER AT ABERDEEN AND SAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission may make a decision on a controversial cell tower tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commission will be asked to approve an environmental assessment and conditions use permit for a 52-foot tall cell

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer won a match with crosstown rival Twentynine Palms 4-1. Yucca Valley Coach Jorge Rodriquez said senior Andrew Bellucci scored two goals, Junior Nate Bellucci scored one goal and also one assist. Junior Vincenzo Costagliola scored one goal and five steals. Junior Oscar Hernandez also

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ALAINA TROFLER NAMED 2016 MISS YUCCA VALLEY

Alaina Trofler, a 16-year-old junior at Yucca Valley High School, was crowned the 2016 Miss Yucca Valley in the pageant’s 49th year Saturday night. The scholarship, based on academics and poise, has been sponsored for the past 18 years by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley under the leadership of

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WEDNESDAY LECTURE ON “REPTILES OF THE MORONGO BASIN”

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series offers some insight on desert reptiles. Reporter Rebecca Havley has more… “Reptiles of the Morongo Basin” is the topic of The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series. Wednesday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m., meet herpetologist Robert Black. He will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost to the 25-0 undefeated Rancho Mirage Rattlers at home Friday Night. Coach Jeremy Johnson said the Wildcats played tough defense and tied the Ratters 62-62 with 42 seconds left in the game. It was a back-and-forth game until the final

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