YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES NAVAL BASIC TRAINING

Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael A. Prince Jr., son of Michael and Bernadette Prince of Yucca Valley, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Prince completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB REDNECK REVERSE RAFFLE THIS SATURDAY

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is holding a reverse raffle Saturday, April 12, in which the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize, $1,500 toward the drip of your choice. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can be a part of this Redneck

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School Track and Field split victories with the Big Bear Bears yesterday in a De Anza League dual. Coach Ronda Morton said Adriann Miller led the girls with 4 first place performances in the 4×1, 4×4, 100 meter, and 200 meter. Nisa Seals won the high jump,

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STOLEN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT FOUND IN JOSHUA TREE

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Crimes Task Force recovered on Monday a piece of heavy equipment that had been stolen last year in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, a Bobcat augur attachment, owned by JMJ Construction out of Winchester, was stolen in September 2013 while workers

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GIVES NEW ROSS STORE BIGGER SIGNAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission gave the new Ross store a bigger sign last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission went against its staff recommendation at its meeting last night, and granted a variance for a 238-square foot

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YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR HOUSING GETS A NAME AND A MOVE-IN DATE

The new senior housing project in Yucca Valley has a name and a schedule for when residents can move in. Dumosa Senior Village will feature 73 one-bedroom apartments for residents 55 and older who meet income limits, and one two-bedroom unit for the project manager. The first phase, featuring 31

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, April 9, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and aircraft tie down rental agreements. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent

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DRUM CIRCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Nationally-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate a community drum circle Thursday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church, Onaga at Church Street in Yucca Valley. This delightful experience is open to the general public and there is no charge. Refreshments

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcat golf team came out strong yesterday (Tuesday April 8th) and beat Desert Hot Spring at home in a league match 224-283. Coach Grant Whipple said standouts for the ’Cats were Brandon Steffins, 38; Ty Lueken, 43; Michael Goodale, 46; and Justin Delarosa, 46. The

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YUCCA VALLEY CAREGIVER ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, ELDER ABUSE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday morning after drugs were found in her residence. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Antelope Trail about 3:45 to execute a search warrant. During the search, deputies recovered methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. During the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca valley Planning Commission meets tonight, a new sign for the Ross store is among items up for consideration. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda.. At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will be asked to deny a variance for a sign for the

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BIG WIN FOR TPHS TENNIS

Yesterday TPHS Wildcats Boys Tennis Team hosted Desert Hot Springs Golden Eagles and defeated the Eagles 18-0. Eagles forfeited 9 points due to not having singles players and only played doubles matches Coach Larry Battle said. Wildcat’s Doubles, Edgar Sosa and partner Brian Gaddis swept 3 out of 3 sets

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CRITICAL MISSING PERSON BEING SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a critical missing person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Oscar Nava is a 75-year-old white man, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with gray hair and a gray beard. He was wearing a blue baseball hat, blue jeans, brown work boots, gray

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MARINES HELP LOCAL SENIOR CITIZENS

A Neighbors-Helping-Neighbors program has doubled in size since last fall. About 60 Marines from 1st Tank Battalion from the Marine base in Twentynine Palms fanned out to 25 homes in the Morongo Basin on Friday, April 4, to help seniors, the disabled, and veterans with yard work and home repairs

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POSTER CONTEST FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is holding a poster contest to create awareness of Sexual Assault Awareness Month during April. All high school and junior high school students are encourage to enter. Art can be in any medium, but must be done on poster board provided by Morongo Basin

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TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY IN A CAR STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY

Two people were arrested late Wednesday night after they were found in a stolen car. According to a Sheriff’s report, a records check of a vehicle sitting in a driveway in the 58500 block of Paxton Outer Highway in Yucca Valley about 8:40 a.m. showed the vehicle had been reported

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CACTUS SEWABLE QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30, meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. They will have a table with the boutique items that didn’t sell at their quilt show, all at half price.

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HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMALS IN A MEET-AND-GREET TOMORROW

Animals from the Morongo Basin Humane Society will hold a meet-and-greet Saturday, at Copper Moon Arts and Crafts shop in Yucca Valley, in the hopes of finding their fur-ever home. Animal shelter staff will also be accepting donations for pet food and supplies for the no-kill shelter. Anyone who brings

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REPORT OF SMOKE RESULTS IN DRUG ARREST

A call to the fire department about smoke at a Yucca Valley apartment Tuesday morning sent a man to jail on allegations of drug possession. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a neighbor called 911 at 11:45 a.m. to report smoke coming from an apartment in the 7400 block of

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YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LOOKING FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding citizens of the Morongo Basin during its annual installation dinner and awards ceremony in July. Nominations are being accepted for Yucca Valley Chamber Member of the Year; Business of the Year; Boss of the Year; Unsung Hero of the Year; and

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