YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has selected a new president/chief executive officer. Wanda Stadum, owner of Signs by Wanda in Yucca Valley for 28 years, will assume her new duties as of May 16. Cheryl Nankervis, who has been with the Chamber since 1993, will be retiring as of

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a Plus level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight. Richard Brewer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30. Bob Paull will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 and between tips. For further information contact Dennis at 760-366-8626.

FREE FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of March 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, March

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH 17-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

A 33-year-old Yucca Valley High School teacher is expected to turn himself in to the Sheriff’s Department today, to answer charges that he had sex with a female student. A Joshua Tree Superior Court judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Zachary Miller Wednesday. According to the District Attorney’s

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YUCCA VALLEY RECALL PROPONENT ANNOUNCES RUN FOR TOWN COUNCIL

Yucca Valley recall proponent and an outspoken critic of the Yucca Valley Town Council, Ron Cohen, plans to put his money where his mouth is and toss his hat in the ring for a seat on the Council. Cohen made the announcement at Saturday’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Democratic

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TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN HELD AFTER FIGHT WITH JUVENILES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested early Tuesday morning, accused of fighting with two juveniles. According to a Sheriff’s report, neighbors called police about 3:05 a.m. to report a fight in the street near Acoma and Papago Trail. Witnesses reported that the suspects, later identified as Angel Castro, 25, and

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A RASH OF CAR BURGLARIES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Eleven vehicles in Yucca Valley were broken into Monday night-Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s reports, vehicles in the 7400, 8100, and 8200 blocks of Church Street, the 7500 block of Deer Trail, and the 56200 block of Joshua Drive, were all tampered with between midnight Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTING DONATED PROM DRESSES

The Yucca Valley High School S-Club is accepting donated dresses for its prom dress closet. The dresses can be dropped off at the Yucca Valley High School front office through April 4. The dresses will be free to any student in the Morongo Basin who comes to the school, accompanied

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BLOOD DRIVE AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Friday, March 14, at the Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Avenue, from 8 to 1 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Surplus food will be distributed to low-income residents of 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 at the Waystation, 61722 Commercial Street in Joshua Tree, on Friday March

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ART AND MUSIC AT DESERT PRESBYTERIAN

Award-winning artist Darlene Morris is Desert Hills Presbyterian Church Artist of the Month and her work will be shown there through April 3 during church office hours. She works in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media, focusing on landscapes and collage. Award-winning pianist, composer and recording artist John Nilsen will present

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School track team will travel to Irvine for a 2:30 p.m. meet. The Trojan baseball team will travel away to Needles.

The Joshua Springs baseball team will host Nuview Bridge at home; first pitch is at 3:15.

ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER FOR SEX WITH STUDENT

An arrest warrant was issued today for a Yucca Valley High School teacher, who is accused of having sex with a female student. According to the Sheriff’s Department, officials at the high school notified the Sheriff’s Department January 31 that they suspected Zachary Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, was having

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CLIMATE MARCHERS COMING THOUGH OUR MORONGO BASIN

You may see a large group of people marching eastbound along the highway in the Morongo Basin during next day or two. The marchers are part of the Great March for Climate Action, a group trying to inspire political leaders to act now to address climate warming. According to the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS, DISCOUNTS FLOODING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said businesses were approved and flooding was discussed…

At last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners quickly approved the plans for a Panda Express and Taco Bell, to be built on the southeast

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, March 12, are airport use agreements; setting up a reserve account; and information on Super Unicom. Under new business, the directors will be asked to accept a law firm to represent the

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a special session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says purchases and a funding agreement are on tap… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting tonight. On the agenda, the Board will be asked to authorize the purchase of

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LEARN HOW TO IDENTIFY WILDFLOWERS AT THE HDNM TOMORROW

Learn to spot wildflowers tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites you to the Winter Lecture Series… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be holding its last Winter Lecture Series of the year this month. On March 13, starting at noon, the lecture topic will be “Wildflowers and

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION GETS PLANS FOR NEW TACO BELL AND PANDA EXPRESS TONGHT

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will hold a public hearing on development code and hear more new building plans…. Among the items on tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will hold a public hearing on an environmental assessment,

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