GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS OPEN

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need,

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HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS TOMORROW

If you want to sign up for health insurance – and get help paying for it – you only have until Sunday to get it done. The health care marketplace’s annual open enrollment period closes January 31 and won’t reopen until the fall. If you don’t have insurance, there’s a

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YUCCA VALLEY BRAWL RESULTS IN ABORTED CHASE, ONE ARREST

A massive brawl in Yucca Valley Wednesday afternoon resulted in an arrest at gunpoint of a man who fled the scene and failed to yield to deputies. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a construction worker at Sage Estates at the southern end of Sage Avenue called deputies about 2:30

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WALK-IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

A 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week Mental Health Crisis Center is available in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details…

The Crisis Walk-In Clinic, or CWIC (pronounced Quick), provides urgent mental health services to residents of the Morongo Basin. Some of the services CWIC offers are crisis intervention, crisis risk assessments, medications, referrals

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A LOOK AT UPCOMING PROJECTS IN THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Development and construction of businesses and housing are bustling in Yucca Valley. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Yucca Valley Planning Commission received an update at their Tuesday night meeting on the status of private development in the town… The Steak n Shake restaurant, set to go in by Home

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YUCCA VALLEY FLUTE CIRCLE MEETS SATURDAY AT RAINBOW STEW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle presents John Yonushonis of Yucca Valley in a program called “Music, Healing, and the Native American Flute,” at 4 p.m., Saturday, January 30, at Rainbow Stew, 55509 29 Palms, Hwy, Yucca Valley. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Parkinson’s disease prevents Yonushonis from touching his fingers

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ basketball team traveled to Big Bear High School last night and came off the mountain with a 76-47 win. Coach Jeremy Johnson said D’Shaun Barrett led the ’Cats with 16 points, Andrew Wilson had 14 points, Kyle Hope 11 points, and Adam Bell nine points.

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NEW BURRTEC TRASH TRANSFER AND MAINTENANCE YARD APPROVED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Commissioners Vickie Bridenstine and Jeff Drozd absent, the remaining three members of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission selected their new chair and vice chair at their meeting last night. Taking over as chair is Steve Whitten; vice chair is Jeff Evans. Managing editor Tami Roleff says Whitten, Evans, and Charles

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DESERT CHRIST PARK LOOKING FOR GARDENERS

The non-profit that operates Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley is looking for a few good gardeners. Assignment Reporter Ashton Henry has details… Are you passionate about gardening? Are you passionate about weeds? Do you have an hour twice a month? Desert Christ Park—a museum of sculptures—needs volunteers to help

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host the Shadow Hills Knights at home. The girls start at 6; boys at 7:30.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will travel away to play the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER HE THREATENED TO KILL HIS MOTHER

A 40-year-old Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday evening after his mother said he threatened to kill her. According to a Sheriff’s report, Mynor Marroquin went to a home in the 7500 block of Bannock Trail about 8:30 p.m. and demanded that his mother give him $40. The woman refused

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STOLEN CIRCUS MOTORCYCLES FOUND, RETURNED

The show can go on with the circus in Yucca Valley thanks to an observant neighbor who noticed his neighbors suddenly had two new dirt bikes. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, two performance motorcycles used in the circus were stolen sometime during the early morning hours Saturday. Officials with

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PUBLIC HEARING ON NEW YUCCA VALLEY TRASH FACILITY AT SUNNYSLOPE AND INDIO TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed new trash collection and transfer station and trash vehicle maintenance yard tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… A public hearing for an environmental assessment and conditional use permit for a new Burrtec transfer station and

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COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Mayor Bob Leone will hold “coffee with the mayor” on Wednesday, January 27, and every fourth Wednesday of the month, in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Join the mayor and town staff for coffee and donuts from 8 to 9 a.m., and discuss your

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT REVIEWS AUDIT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said it is for a routine financial review… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to approve an audit of the water district for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley varsity boys’ basketball played the Big Bear Bears yesterday and won 85-51. Coach Gilbert Berry said they were led by Jamal Robinson and Tommy Geiger. Five players had eight or more points in the team effort. The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team traveled up to Big Bear

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100 TURNOUT TO HEAR ABOUT COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION

Suppose you had a choice of electric companies, that there was a local power provider offering rates at far less than you now pay, that the power was generated locally and provided local jobs, and that all the profits went to local schools, roads, and other local services? Reporter Mike

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN BOOKED ON $800,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday afternoon after deputies went to a home with an arrest warrant. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cibola Trail about 3:30 p.m. with an arrest warrant for Ruben “Tony” Minero, 36, who was arrested without incident. During a

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN HELD FOR POSSESSION OF A VARIETY OF DRUGS

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Yucca Valley woman Thursday following a probation compliance check in the 55600 block of Navajo Trail. About 3:45 p.m., deputies went to the home where they found Natalie Barner, 32, along with heroin, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia used to weigh and package narcotics. Natalie

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PROBATION CHECK RESULTS IN ARREST FOR DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Wednesday when deputies found her with drugs following a probation compliance check. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies conducted a probation compliance check at a home in the 58700 block of Barron Drive about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies found a substantial amount of methamphetamine,

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