HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS INVITED TO APPLY FOR CONGRESSIONAL ART SHOW

Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley is giving local high school artists a chance to shine nationally. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to enter the congressional art show… Every spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Recently, Representative Paul

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF VERSUS STUDENT BASKETBALL GAME FRIDAY

Can a staff basketball team ever defeat the varsity at Yucca Valley High School? Dan Stork says come see, and support the sports program… The 4th Annual Yucca Valley High School “Staff vs. Boys Basketball” game is Friday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Trojan Gym. The cost of

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST MAN KILLED IN DUI HIT AND RUN

A motorcyclist was killed when a 69-year-old Yucca Valley man, accused of driving under the influence, turned his truck in front of him, then fled the scene after the fatal crash. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Greer, Jacob Koval, 26, of Yucca Valley, was riding his blue 2005 Suzuki motorcycle

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents in Yucca Valley, at the offices of Pacific Clinics tomorrow, March 5. Pacific Clinics is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail. The distribution will be from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Recipients are requested to

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks a busy agenda….. Among the items on the consent agenda for the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting tonight, the Council will be asked to approve a contract with the County for the animal shelter and

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 12 to 4 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 be free of

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HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUTH SPORTS ROUNDUP

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats Boys’ tennis team competed in their first pre-season match-up against the Cathedral City High School Lions in Cathedral City yesterday. Coach Larry Battle said the Wildcats lost to the Lions 3-15.

Seven teams from Twentynine Palms traveled to Needles over the weekend for the

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POWER OUT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OVER THE WEEKEND

Teachers at Yucca Valley High School report that the high school was without power Monday morning, and has been without power all weekend. According to County Fire Captain Rick Denison, Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a reported transformer explosion right across from the high school at 8:22 Saturday morning.

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FIVE ARRESTED IN PUBLIC NUISANCE SWEEP

Five men were arrested Friday in Yucca Valley during an 8-hour panhandling and public nuisance sweep by the Sheriff’s Department. Arrested were Paul Garrison, 26, and Michael Flores, 23, for panhandling near Warren Vista and Highway 62. Flores was also found to be wanted on multiple felony burglary warrants. Michael

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF BITING HUSBAND

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Thursday evening after her husband said she bit him. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man arrived home in the 57200 block of Juarez Drive and his wife, Yolanda Gilmore, 44, started arguing with him because he was late getting home. The man told

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DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING AT YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Yucca Valley Recreation will be offering dog obedience classes starting this Thursday. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get fluffy signed up… Find the joys of having an obedient dog with a six week Basic Dog Obedience Training Course beginning on Thursday, March 6th at the Yucca Valley Community

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HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE PROGRAM AT HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the Future Achievers of Science and Technology (FAST) program at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont. The FAST program includes class visits, research lab demos, an overnight stay in one of the residence halls, hands-on experiments and workshops, and more. Participants will have

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NUNSET AUDITIONS

With the run of the second production of the year at Theater 29 underway, preparations are starting for its successor. Mike Lipsitz has the audition call for “Nunset Boulevard”… Auditions for the latest in the hilarious musical comedy series, “Nunset Boulevard – The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” start at 6:30

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STATE GAS TAX ADJUSTMENT

Californians might not be paying as much in excise taxes at the gas pump starting this summer, but don’t expect to spend less overall. The California State Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to reduce the excise tax rate by 3 ½ cents, or 10 percent, effective July 1. California motorists

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CHP START SMART CLASSES

The Morongo Basin CHP is offering another FREE Start Smart class for teen drivers and new drivers. These classes provide valuable safety information, and classroom instruction on collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing elements, and driver responsibilities. The class will be held on Tuesday, March 4, in the CHP offices on the

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POKER RUN FUNDRAISER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS

Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause will hold its first Poker Run fundraiser for homeless veterans Saturday, March 22. All are welcome, no matter the motorcycle or even vehicle. Start time is 7 a.m. at the Change for Vets Thrift Store, 5758 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. The poker run’s second

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YUCCA VALLEY HEALTHY HEART RESULTS

Personal health and fitness were the theme of the annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Health Walk on Saturday, February 22nd. The event was organized and conducted by the Recreation Division of the Town of Yucca Valley’s Community Services Department with timing services provided by Jay Stepp, coach of

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THREE ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPT TO STEAL BIG TICKET ITEMS FROM WAL-MART

Three men were arrested Thursday morning, accused of attempting to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise from the Yucca Valley Wal-Mart. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, about 9:30 Thursday morning, Wal-Mart’s Loss Prevention associates observed Bryan Earnhart, 25, of Menifee, and Joseph Mascola, 27, of Wildomar, stealing about

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SOME REMINDERS ABOUT FLASH FLOODING

With today’s rain, the Morongo Basin is at risk for flash flooding. Three fire stations in the area have sand bags available for residents. Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley Station 41 on the highway are giving away up to 10 sand bags, and Morongo Valley will give out an unlimited

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS MONDAY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet this Monday in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. Quilters will be submitting their challenges for voting by the guild. These challenges will then be

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