PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS SET FOR YUCCA VALLEY

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present two free screenings of short films in the Morongo Basin this month. The first screening will be Saturday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Community Center. The second screening will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Joshua

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PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO IMPACT YUCCA VALLEY AIRSPACE

The president’s visit to the Coachella Valley this weekend will have an impact on pilots in the Morongo Basin. The Federal Aviation Administration has set an absolute no-fly zone in an 11-mile radius from a point in the Coachella Valley from 5:30 p.m. Friday to 10:30 Monday morning, except for

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HOME BUSINESS PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night, among items getting public attention were two applications for home occupation permits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission granted two home occupation permits last night, and even extended the length of both permits

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS APPLICANTS FOR HOME-BASED GUNS AND ART

It will be round two tonight as the Yucca Valley Planning Commission hears renewal requests to operate a gun business and a sculpture studio out of private homes tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold two public hearings tonight to consider

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SEWER MEETING WITH WESTERN HILLS AND BURNT MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Burnt Mountain area will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 and 5 in

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A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT DESERT CHRIST PARK

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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ROCK HOUND LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

If you are a rock hound, or want to be, don’t miss a special lecture tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder gets out her pick ax…. Have you often wondered about the difference between a rock, a gemstone, or a mineral? What does lapidary

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CHP OFFERS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK UP TOMORROW

Parents with children in their cars want to be sure their child is safe. The local CHP will be giving a free child safety seat checkup tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you when and where… The California Highway Patrol will hold a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on Tuesday, June 10.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a public information workshop Wednesday, June 11, on the project to install raised medians, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Highway 62 between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue. At the workshop, Town staff will give an overview of the project and cover topics such

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EARLY MENTAL HEALTH IDENTIFICATION & INTERVENTION OFFERRED

A program that can identify potential Mental Health issues early to prevent problems later is available locally. Reporter Diana Jones has details…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her

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EFFECTS OF NEW WATER STANDARDS ON LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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SHERIFF’S IDENTIFIES DRIVERS, VICTIM OF THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim on an off-road vehicle who was hit by two other drivers in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Frank Feeley, 31, was driving a quad eastbound on Buena Vista Drive without lights or a helmet about 8:30 p.m. when he

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SHOULD CHANGE HIS NAME TO “LUCKY”

A Yucca Valley man is lucky to be alive after being hit by two vehicles last night. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man, described only as being in his 30s, was driving a quad eastbound on Buena Vista Drive without lights or a helmet about 8:30 p.m. when he

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ELECTION RESULTS UPDATED, NO SIGNIFCANT CHANGE

The Secretary of State’s office updated the election results Thursday afternoon. There are no significant changes in the results since early Wednesday morning, just small adjustments in the numbers and percentages of votes for each candidate. In local races, the top two vote getters for U.S. Congress, District 8, are

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Saturday, June 7, at Walmart in Yucca Valley, from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections or

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TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH CENTER OFFERS SERVICES FOR YOUTH 16-25

Special services for homeless or transitional youth between 16 and 25 are being offered in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker has more on the TAY Center… The Transitional Age Youth Center provides integrated services to the inappropriately served youth ages 16-25 who are emotionally disturbed, high users of acute facilities,

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JOSHUA TREE DRUG COURT GRADUATIONS TONIGHT

The Drug Court Program run by the Joshua Tree Superior Court will hold their formal graduation tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the program is changing lives and reuniting families….. Drug courts are one of the country’s most successful programs in the criminal justice system. Low-level, non-violent drug offenders are

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER TO HONOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor local residents and businesses at the Chamber’s installation dinner July 10. The 2014 Chamber Member of the Year award goes to Jennifer Collins Farmer’s Insurance Agency. The Morongo Basin Heart and Soul Award goes to Lynn Vest. The 2014 Business of the

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CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A unique soccer camp is being offered by the Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more on the Challenger British Soccer Camp… The Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association is bringing British coaches to its soccer camp this summer. All kids who register by Friday, June 6,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES $9.4 MILLION BUDGET

The Yucca Valley Town Council passed a $9.4 million budget last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at the busy meeting and files this report on the Council’s actions….. After recognizing Sue Earnest as the Town’s full-time Employee of the Year, and Chelsea Shirley as the part-time employee of the

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