FREE GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Seventh-day Adventist church will host a free gospel music concert on Saturday afternoon, February 21, at 4:30 p.m. In addition to local talent, Pastor Curtis Wright—a world-class banjo player—will be featured. The community is invited to this concert at 8035 Church Street. Refreshments will be served after

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BOUTIQUE, CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AT YUCCA VALLEY MASONIC LODGE

The Galaxy Club of the local Eastern Star is holding a spring boutique and craft fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, located at 7062 Theater Road, Yucca Valley, behind the Food 4 Less. Besides various vendors, bake sale items will be for sale as

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SHERIFF ASKING FOR HELP IN TROUBLED NEIGHBORHOOD

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in helping to shut down drug activity in a neighborhood in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, deputies have been called numerous times to the 6900 block of Tamarisk Avenue, where they have made arrests for drug paraphernalia, possession

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES ASSESSMENT REPORT

Calling its meeting last night one of the most important meetings the Hi-Desert Water District has ever had, the Board of Directors approved the engineer’s assessment district report during a marathon 4-hour meeting, in which directors discussed the report for more than an hour. Assuming the voters pass an assessment

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JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OFFERS FREE TUITION

Parents who want to give their children a Christian education but who thought they couldn’t afford it have an option in a program that’s believed to be the first in the nation. Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with Joshua Springs Pastor Jerel Hagerman about its revolutionary new plan… “We’ve always

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HEALTHY HEARTS RUN SATURDAY

The Annual Healthy Hearts run will be held This Saturday in Yucca Valley. Reporter and cross-country runner Taylor Thacker tells you how to be part of it… Personal health and fitness are the themes of the Town of Yucca Valley’s annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Family Health Walk.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ACCEPTS BREHM PARK, MARIJUANA INITIATIVE SET FOR MARCH 17TH

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Yucca Valley Town Council burned through a lot of business in short order during its regular meeting last night. Council members agreed the town was getting

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a busy session tonight, with updates, reviews, contracts and loaning the public’s money to an employee with no interest. Managing editor Tami Roleff breaks down the agenda… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on

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LOCALS PERFORM IN PALM SPRINGS USO SHOW TOMORROW

Local talent will perform in a USO show tomorrow. Yucca Valley’s Pete Astorino will be doing Jimmy Durante at the show at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Showtime begins at 2:00 p.m. This show is based on Bob Hope’s USO shows for the military all over the world. Look-alikes will

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BROWN BAG LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Tomorrow Brown Bag Lunch at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley focuses on Native Plant use. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents February’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture focused on the topic of traditional native plant use. In conjunction with the California Indian Feast Exhibit, Leslie

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL, JOSHUA SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN BASKETBALL PLAY-OFFS TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will face Whittier Christian High School tonight at 7 p.m. in Wildcat gymnasium for a first-round CIF match up. After winning a share of the De Anza league championship, the ’Cats will take on the higher, 13th-seeded Heralds of Whittier Christian High

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, REPORT ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the council will hear the impact report on the citizen’s initiative for medical marijuana dispensaries in the town… The Yucca Valley Town Council will begin its meeting tonight with a closed session at 5:30 at

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“ASHES TO GO” FOR ASH WEDNESDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

“Ashes to Go” is an annual event that the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church has offered for the last three years. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get your Ash Wednesday drive-by blessing… Vicar Jane Crase of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church will be passing out Ash Wednesday

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS WRESTLER GOING TO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Yucca Valley High School Trojan girls’ wrestler Vanessa Contreras for winning the 116-pound weight class at Friday and Saturday’s CIF Southern Section Finals at Roosevelt High School in Riverside. Wrestling Coach Brandon Whitbred said with the win, Vanessa Contreras qualifies to compete in the California Girls’ State Championships

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DRUG USE INVESTIGATION LEADS TO ROBBERY ARREST

Three people were arrested on various charges following a complaint of drug use in front of a home in Yucca Valley Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called to report that two people, later identified as Anthony Sacco, 26, and Kaylene DeForest, 37, were sitting in a car

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AN ARREST AT GUNPOINT AT WAL-MART

A Yucca Valley couple was arrested at Walmart Thursday afternoon after a man was seen trying to steal a cell phone. According to a Sheriff’s report, Wal-Mart employees observed Blair Foster, 35, using a knife to cut a cell phone from its packaging and alerted Sheriff’s deputies who were in

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SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THE YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

The state has mandated that the Town of Yucca Valley stop using septic tanks by next year, and the Hi-Desert Water District has chosen to build a wastewater treatment plant to treat its sewage. The water district will pay for the proposed $145 million sewer project by assessing a portion

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DUMOSA TRAFFIC SIGNAL CONSTRUCTION BEGINS TOMORROW

Make plans now to avoid the intersection of Dumosa and the highway in Yucca Valley for a while. Managing editor Tami Roleff says new traffic light construction starts there Wednesday… Construction on a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 62 and Dumosa Avenue, along with raised medians and turn

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FAT TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

St. Joseph’s Church in Yucca Valley is offering a Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday feast to benefit a local charity. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you what’s for supper… Did you know that Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday in French? In the Episcopal Church, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is also called

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NO FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN DEATH OF YUCCA VALLEY BABY

An update on the homicide investigation into the death of a 4-week-old baby on Monday. Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the case as a precaution. While the coroner has not yet released the cause of death, Sheriff’s officials do not suspect foul play

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