HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM BROWN BAG LECTURE THURSDAY

A father-son team will share Civil War treasures Thursday at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to a Brown Bag Lecture… Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and a father-and-son presentation team on Thursday, October 2, for a hands-on display of hundreds of authentic relics

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MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECT COMING TO STATE ROUTE 247

Motorists who drive on State Route 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, should prepare to be inconvenienced for the next seven months or so. CalTrans is planning an $8 million dollar project on eight miles of the highway, from El Cortez Road to Handley Road that will start

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

An opportunity to be an informed voter is coming up next week. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a Yucca Valley Town Council Candidates forum is set for this coming Tuesday… With nine people running for Yucca Valley Town Council there are a lot of candidates to get to know before

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STAR TWIRLER SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. The lodge is located at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Rob Grigsby will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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CHURCH’S MEN’S GROUP HOLDS FUNDRAISER SATURDAY

The men’s group at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will hold their end-of-season fund-raiser tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join them for hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, watermelon and soft drinks! All this for $8 for adults and $4 for kids. The church

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports tonight, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat football team will travel away to play Rancho Mirage High School Rattlers. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.

The Joshua Springs Christian School Lightning football team will travel away to play Fulton College Prep. Game time is 7

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HI-DESERT WATER TO GET 620 ACRE FEET OF STATE WATER

The Hi-Desert Water District has learned that it will be receiving just one-fifth of its usual water allocation from the State Water Project. According to the water district, it will receive 620 acre feet of water to recharge local water supplies. This is the lowest amount of water that has

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BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, September 27, 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. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

The annual Oktoberfest, hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce is coming up. Reporter Taylor Thacker says special packages are available… Oktoberfest fall festival discounts are available online. The Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 25, and the discount packages are on sale starting October 1. Go

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SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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AFTER JOSHUA TREE FLOODS, COUNTY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRT ROADS

Many Joshua Tree Residents sustained serious property damage during the recent flash flooding. Those waiting for the county fix their dirt roads are finding out the county does not take responsibility for those roads. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… Many Joshua Tree residents discovered that their roads had been washed

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs Lightning girls’ volleyball team will host Desert Christian School tomorrow at home. First serve is at 5:30.

MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman reported missing Saturday morning was found deceased Monday evening in Landers. Dayle Will, 68, the wife of Morongo Unified School District Trustee Ed Will, left her home in Yucca Valley at about 7:00 a.m. When she did not return as expected, Will reported her missing. Four

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Sunday night after he choked his girlfriend during a fight. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Bolin, 48, of the 7500 block of Joshua Lane, pushed his girlfriend to the ground several times, then put her in a choke hold, causing her to nearly

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a public hearing will be held… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will be discussing the Town’s development code at its meeting tonight. The commissioners will review the draft code, take public comment, and provide direction to staff. Next,

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING FOR MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a 68-year-old Yucca Valley woman. Dayle Will left her home in the 7400 block of Church Street about 7 a.m. Saturday morning driving a white 2005 Dodge Caravan with a California personalized plate that reads “Gladly.” She has

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ROBS TWO ELDERLY VICTIMS AT KNIFEPOINT IN PALM SPRINGS

A Yucca Valley man who allegedly robbed two 80-something Palm Springs residents at knifepoint and stole their car, was behind bars in Joshua Tree Thursday. Daniel Volrich, 24, was arrested Wednesday at a Yucca Valley home for investigation of the crimes, which occurred August 26. The victims had left their

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HIGHWAY PROJECT CONTINUES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Yucca Valley highway project continues on Highway 62, between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue, and includes the construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, raised median islands, and a traffic signal at Church Street. The sidewalk, curb and gutter, and handicap ramps on the north and south side of State Route

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19TH ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The classic cars will rumble into Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall tomorrow for the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Old Car Club charity car show. The event kicks off tomorrow with a firefighters breakfast at 7 a.m., the car show starts at 9 a.m. with food and vendor booths, plus the

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KID ED-VENTURES AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley will be offering Kid Ed-Ventures! Reporter Taylor Thacker explains…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is kicking off a brand new education program this September. Join the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on September 20, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for an hour-long program called Kid Ed-Ventures that gets

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