RUBBISH FIRE SENDS PLUME OF SMOKE INTO YUCCA VALLEY SKY

A rubbish fire in Yucca Valley sent up plumes of black smoke Tuesday afternoon that could be seen for miles.

Just before 5 p.m., a rubbish pile, tires, and a travel trailer behind a home in the 7000 block of Scarvan Road caught fire, and radiant heat caused a

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT WILL ATTEMPT TO SELECT NEW OFFICERS AGAIN

It will be déjà vu all over again as the Hi-Desert Water District Board tries again to select new officers tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has more… The Hi-Desert Water District will attempt to elect new officers during a special meeting at 5:30 tonight. At its last meeting in December,

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THREE YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS NAMED ALL-STARS

Three Yucca Valley High School football players will be playing in the 7th Annual High Desert All Star Football Game sponsored by CYAP (Children’s Youth and Athletic Program). Selected for the game were Joey Rutherford, Shayne Saiza, and Logan Vallo. The game is set for Saturday January 25, at 2:00

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports today, the Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play the Shadow Hills High School Knights in Indio. Both boys’ and girls’ soccer games start at 5 p.m. The Lady Cats’ basketball game starts at 5; the boys’ at 6:30.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER ROTARY MUSIC

Area music students are being invited participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition will be held Saturday, February 16, at 7 p.m. at Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage

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Z107-7 TO AIR INTERVIEWS WITH 10 MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANTS

Next week Z107.7 will start airing interviews with the 10 contestants vying for the title of Miss Yucca Valley. The 10 girls—Aimee Frank, Alicia Murphy, Cerena Foy, Hailey Lasiter, Maddy Nimmo, Mariah Muchtar, Rita Zelaya-Arauz, Rosie Paulino, Sophie Wargo, and Vanessa Valle—are juniors from Yucca Valley High School and Joshua

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SPECIAL SPEAKER AT JOSHUA SPRINGS WEDNESDAY

Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m., Robert Tyler from Advocates for Faith and Freedom will be speaking on “Our Current Cultural Crisis” in the chapel at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel. Come and learn how you can take positive action to counter the attacks on our children and society. The public is

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs Christian School girls’ and boys’ Lightning basketball teams will play Bloomington Christian School. The girls will play the Ravens in Bloomington at 5:30. The boys will host the Ravens at home, starting at 6:30 p.m.

MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR “ON GOLDEN POND” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are getting ready for their next production, “On Golden Pond.” Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the cast has just been announced… The St. Joseph’s Players are in rehearsals for their second production, “On Golden Pond,” directed by Rebecca Havely, which is scheduled to

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball raised their record to 11 and 4 on Friday, January 10, with a win over visiting Palm Springs 41 to 39. Leading scorers were Andrileah Lee and Nokomis Cabrera. The ’Cats start league play on Wednesday, January 15, at Shadow Hills.

Yucca Valley High School junior

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TWO FIRES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Fire fighters in Yucca Valley responded to two residential fires this morning and yesterday. About 3:05 this morning, Yucca Valley fire fighters found smoke coming from the front door in a middle unit of a multi-unit residential complex in the 57000 block of Yucca Trail, near the MBTA transfer station.

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URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE DRILL SET FOR NEXT WEEK

The Hi-Desert Water District and County Fire Station 42 in Yucca Mesa will host an urban search and rescue team next week for some training we don’t normally see in the desert. For three days, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the urban search-and-rescue team will hold a live trench rescue drill,

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of January is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, January

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SCIENCE SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY FEATURES ROCKS AND MINERALS

Science Saturdays continues tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker joins us once again with details…..

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics to start off the new year. On Saturday, January 11, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.,

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JOSHUA SPRINGS GIRLS BASKETBALL ACTION TONIGHT

In high school sports tonight, the Joshua Springs High School girls’ basketball team hosts Palm Springs High School at home. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT AND TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD MEET TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms Water District will hold a new board member workshop on Thursday, January 9, at 4:00 p.m. This workshop will take place at 72401 Hatch Rd in Twentynine Palms. For more information call 760-367-7546.

 

The Yucca Valley Airport Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight, Thursday,

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FAMILY DINNER AND GAME NIGHT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church will hold a family dinner and game night, starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, January 9) at the church, 56750 Mountain View Trail, in Yucca Valley. Call the church office at 760-365-6331 to reserve your spot.

CRASH KNOCKS OUT POWER ON YUCCA MESA FOR HOURS LAST NIGHT

A man talking on his cell phone while driving knocked out power in Yucca Mesa yesterday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Greg Han, 52, was driving westbound on Buena Vista in his 2013 Toyota Corolla while talking on the phone traveling at a high rate of speed about 4

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YUCCA VALLEY COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSS WILDLIFE CORRIDORS

The Yucca Valley Town Council and Planning Commission spent nearly three hours last night discussing wildlife corridors, or, more specifically, whether a map showing wildlife corridors should be included in the Town’s General Plan Update. Arguments ranged from lowering property values to scaring off developers to Big Government sticking its

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