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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GRUBSTAKE DAYS ENTERTAINERS SOUGHT

Entertainers young and old, large and small are being sought for this year’s “Grubstake Days Community Fair.” The event is set for Saturday, May 24, at the Hi-Desert Boys and Girls Club and Boehm Youth Park grounds on Little League Drive in Yucca Valley. The outside booths and entertainment area

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT HEARS SEWER PRESENTATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is wrestling with a decision: to build the sewer system themselves over 5 years or hire a contractor to do it in two years, but for more money. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was with them last night as it was discussed…

The main trunk of

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KIDS CRAFTS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM SATURDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering spring-time crafting fun for kids Saturday, April 5, from 11 to noon. Children will have the opportunity to make up to six spring-themed crafts. All materials are provided, but space is limited, so pre-registration is required. The cost is $2 per child. Sign up

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR ELDER ABUSE, IDENTITY THEFT

A Joshua Tree man was arrested late Monday night, suspected of stealing his father’s credit and debit cards. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim, an elderly man in the 7300 block of Valley Vista Avenue in Yucca Valley, told Sheriff’s deputies four of his credit and debit cards were

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS PRELIMINARY BUDGET, SALES TAX IS UP

The Yucca Valley Town council heard some good financial news last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report…

The Yucca Valley Town Council heard some mostly encouraging news at its meeting Tuesday night. Sales tax revenues, which have been mostly flat in previous years,

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CHARLES MCHENRY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL

Another resident has announced he intends to run for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Charles McHenry told Z107.7 news Tuesday that he is declaring his candidacy for one of the three seats that will be up for election this November. Council members Dawn Rowe and Merl Abel

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO WEIGH CONTRACTOR VERSUS IN-HOUSE FOR SEWER CONSTRUCTION

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tell us why…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will begin its regular meeting Wednesday with a closed session, starting at 5:30, to discuss potential litigation. The open session will begin at 6. After

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcat golf team hosted Desert Mirage yesterday at Desert Winds Golf Course aboard the Marine Base and won their DeAnza League opener, 245-275. The ’Cats are now 1-0 in league play. Coach Grant Whipple said Brandon Steffins led the way with a solid 38, followed by Ty

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight, managing editor Tami Roleff says among some routine items, the council will discuss commission appointments…

After a routine consent agenda, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to approve the plans and specifications for the Town-wide slurry seal project, and open the

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution on Wednesday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. as long as supplies last. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are

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HI-DESERT SAND SHARKS SWIM TEAM SIGN-UPS AND TRYOUTS THIS WEEK

The Hi-Desert Sand Sharks swim team will hold try-outs and sign-ups Wednesdays, April 2, and Thursday, April 3, for all children ages 4 to 18. Try-outs will be held at the Yucca Valley High School pool, 7600 Sage Avenue, starting at 4:30 p.m. Children must bring their birth certificate with

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCEDULES

Yesterday the Wildcat’s boys’ tennis team played host to the Desert Mirage High School Rams and won 12-6. Coach Larry Battle said in doubles, Edgar Sosa with partner Brian Gaddis won two out of three sets. Marcus Simon with partner Scott Clinkscales swept in doubles winning three out of three.

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