31ST ANNUAL TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means the annual Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… There are many of us who spend holidays alone for one reason or another, and those who cannot afford to celebrate. If you or someone you know is shut in, attend

…View Full Story…

COMMISSIONERS SOUGHT BY THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Applications are now being accepted for open seats on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Council, and typically serve four-year terms. Planning commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

…View Full Story…

DÉJÀ VU FOR A SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER

It was déjà vu all over again when a man with previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday night for driving drunk. Sheriff’s reports indicate a deputy saw a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck leaving a Yucca Valley gas station at Highway 62 and Church Street

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Yucca Valley will be closed during the holidays, with limited services available. Town offices will be closed from December 24 through January 5. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed from December 24 and will re-open to visitors on Friday, January 2. Though the senior lunch program at the Yucca

…View Full Story…

GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200

…View Full Story…

TLC INVITES YOU TO THEIR 31ST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

This Thursday, Christmas day, will be the 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas event at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Entertainment Reporter Rebecca Havely has your invitation… The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is Christmas Day, December 25, and everyone is invited. There’s no need to be home alone

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY MEDICAL MARIJUANA PETITION SIGNATURES VERIFIED

The San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters has determined that there are more than enough signatures on the petition to change a Yucca Valley ordinance to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within town limits. More than 2,000 people signed the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Authorization and Regulation Initiative, and the Registrar determined

…View Full Story…

TLC LOOKING FOR HELP FOR PETS AND PEOPLE THIS CHRISTMAS

Volunteers are needed to help package meals for pets to be distributed to shut-ins on Christmas Day by Tender Loving Christmas. If you can help, come to the Yucca Valley Community Center at noon on Monday, December 22.

The 31st annual Tender Loving Christmas Holiday Celebration is right around the

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TIRE STORE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY

A Yucca Valley tire dealer has been named one of the top 10 performing dealers in the country. Big O Tires was named a Platinum Performer—and is the only tire dealer in California—in the November 2014 issue of Tire Review, an industry magazine. The dealers were scored on objective questions

…View Full Story…

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DROPS PROHIBITION ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Opponents of a medical marijuana dispensary in Yucca Valley have one less argument to fight the proposed initiative that would permit dispensaries to set up shop again in Town limits: that medical marijuana is illegal under U.S. law. When Congress passed its 1,600-page spending bill last weekend, it included a

…View Full Story…

FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be a distribution of surplus federal food at Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive, Yucca Valley, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Friday, December 19.

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES SPREAD HOLIDAY JOY

For 12 years, Hi-Desert Water District employees have donated to local charities during the holiday season. At the district’s annual holiday party, employees buy raffle tickets, and the money that is raised is donated back to local charities. This year, 38 water district employees raised $770. Tender Loving Christmas received

…View Full Story…

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT SELECTS PRESIDENT, HEARS OBJECTION TO PR FIRM PAYMENT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said after reorganization, there were some questions about a no-bid contract… The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors unanimously selected Bob Stadum to serve as its president next year. But Sarann Graham’s nomination of Dan Munsey for vice

…View Full Story…

DESERT CHRIST PARK ANNUAL MEETING TOMORROW

Desert Christ Park Foundation will hold its annual meeting at the Park on Friday, December 19, at 10:00 a.m. Desert Christ Park is located at 56200 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley. All are welcome to attend. The Park’s Foundation is always seeking new board members and volunteers. For more information

…View Full Story…

SUNDANCE-BOUND DOCUMENTARY SHOT AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL

Black Rock High School is the subject of a documentary film, currently in production, that is scheduled to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival. Reporter Dan Stork spoke with Principal Vonda Viland about the project and about the alternative school… We asked Black Rock High School Principal Vonda Viland

…View Full Story…

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Sultana last night and fell by a score of 45-38 in a non league contest. Coach Jess Geeson said Senior Ashley Priest led the team with 11 points, while junior Annika Dendekker and sophomore Taylor Spitz

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES PARK SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says park signage dominated the meeting… A routine item on last night’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council prompted the only real discussion of the meeting. The town’s Park and Recreation Commission had presented

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE WINNERS NAMED

More than 25 vehicles, each decorated with thousands of lights, along with horses and children’s marching drill and cheer teams delighted onlookers during the 17th Annual Festival of Lights Parade held Saturday in Yucca Valley. For the second year, the parade made its way down Santa Fe Trail to the

…View Full Story…

HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD IN BUSY SESSION TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff looks at a very busy agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. On the agenda, the Board will nominate and elect a president and president-elect. Then the board will be

…View Full Story…