YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS NOT GUILTY IN PALMS SPRINGS PARTY BUS SHOOTING

A 29-year-old former Yucca Valley resident pleaded not guilty Friday to gunning down a man next to a party bus in Palm Desert more than two years ago, leaving the man, Juan Eliasarrars, 35, paralyzed from the chest down and confined to a wheelchair, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s

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POKER RUN TO BENEFIT HOMELESS VETERANS

A Poker run this coming Saturday will benefit local Homeless Veteran’s. Managing Editor Tami Roleff gets her motor running…

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

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SOCCER CLUB FORMING IN THE HI-DESERT

Desert United Soccer Club is forming teams in the high desert for U10 boys and girls, and U14 girls. Free clinics will be held Tuesday and Thursday night, March 18 and 20, at 6 p.m. at the Yucca Valley High School. Players from Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley

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STEM SCHOLARSHIPS

If you’re off to a community college soon, and have interests in a technical field, Mike Lipsitz urges you to apply for a STEM scholarship…

College bound local high school seniors may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship from the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Multiple scholarships are available for what

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MONDAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School golf team will host Apple Valley High School at home. Tee off is at 2:45. The Twentynine Palms High School boy’s tennis team will host Indian Springs at home; first serve is at 3:15. At Joshua Springs High

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CHILD CRUELTY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested on child cruelty charges Thursday after drugs were found in her home. According to a Sheriff’s report, probation officers went to a home in the 7300 block of Dumosa Avenue about 3 p.m. to perform a compliance check on Jacqueline Noonan, 40. Probation officers

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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,

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BURGLARY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested late Thursday night accused of burglarizing a Yucca Valley home. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 8:20 p.m. Thursday, deputies were called to a home in the 6900 block of Cholla Avenue for a home burglary. Evidence led deputies to arrest Matthew Swank, 27,

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

The Morongo Basin Republicans are hosting the San Bernardino County Republicans Monday, March 17, and invite the public to attend. U.S. Congressman, Paul Cook will present current information from Washington. Lunch is $15, at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley, at noon. For more information, go to

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YUCCA VALLEY TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENT BOOKED AND RELEASED

As expected, the Yucca Valley High School teacher who had a warrant out for his arrest, surrendered himself in to the Sheriff’s Department Thursday morning. Sheriff records indicate that Zachary Miller, 33, of Yucca Valley, was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail at 11:40 a.m. Miller’s bail was set at

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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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