YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday morning, accused of providing alcohol to minors, and for allegedly trying to kiss a 16-year-old girl. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Bradley Seymour, provided alcohol to minors who were having a party at his home in the 56700 block of Taos

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CLARIFICATION ON A STORY ABOUT CHILDREN HURT IN CRASH

A clarification to a story we ran on Monday about a traffic crash Saturday that sent a 7-year-old Yucca Valley girl to the hospital. The second child in the car was a 2-year-old boy, not a girl as we reported. The 7-year-old girl sustained multiple skull fractures, a broken chin,

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT WATER THIEF

The Hi-Desert Water District is experiencing its own little water war with customers. According to a Sheriff’s report, residents in the 6500 block of Paxton Court were three months behind in paying their water bill, so the water district turned off the water on December 8. The next day, the

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SENIOR NUTRITION CENTERS AND TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY CLOSED TODAY AND TOMORROW

The Senior Nutrition centers in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms will be closed today. They will reopen Friday. The Twentynine Palms Cemetery District offices will be closed today New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The grounds will remain open sunrise to sunset.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND 4TH DUI

A Joshua Tree man who has three prior conviction for driving under the influence was arrested for DUI and domestic battery following a fight with his girlfriend Saturday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Robert Utter, 38, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 60400 block of Natoma Trail in

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CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN SATURDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a concert Saturday featuring local pianist, composer, music director and singer Bruce Mangum. Mangum will play original arrangements of beloved Christmas carols, as well as sing some newer holiday favorites. Admission for the 2 p.m. concert is free, although donations will

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS WRESTLING TEAM IN HOME MATCH TOMORROW MORNING

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ wrestling team will participate in the girls’ invitational tournament at home, with the first match starting at 9 a.m.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN REPORTED MISSING FRIDAY FOUND IN TEXAS SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley man who went for a haircut Friday afternoon, only to find the cosmetology school closed, continued driving east, for another 900 miles. Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost said about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dean Abney, 85, of the 54900 block of Martinez Trail, told his wife he was going

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YOUNG GIRL HURT IN YUCCA VALLEY CRASH SATURDAY EVENING

A young girl was airlifted to a hospital Saturday evening after a traffic collision in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Ricky Baine of Yucca Valley was driving a 2011 Volkswagen eastbound on Highway 62 at 6:42 p.m. when he turned north onto Hilton Avenue; Baine told investigators

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SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING NUMEROUS BURGLARIES

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an attempted burglary at a Yucca Valley bank Tuesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar tried to retrieve night deposit bags from the drop box by using rodent glue trap tied to a string. The bank manager told investigators it appears nothing is missing

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FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, December 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for

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YUCCA VALLEY ELKS LODGE STATUE STOLEN, RECOVERED IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Three men were arrested last week following an investigation into the theft of large plaques and bronze statues—including the elk from the Yucca Valley Elks lodge—over the last several months. According to a Rancho Cucamonga police press release, deputies served a search warrant on homes in Claremont and Rancho Cucamonga

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MAN ARRESTED AT GUNPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY WITH STOLEN CAR

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested in Yucca Valley yesterday, after he was found with a stolen car. According to a sheriff’s report, a man called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning to report that he saw his car—which had been stolen in Desert Hot Springs—in the

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31ST ANNUAL TENDER LOVING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW

Tomorrow is Christmas, which means the annual Tender Loving Christmas in Yucca Valley. Reporter Caitlin Logan has your invitation… There are many of us who spend holidays alone for one reason or another, and those who cannot afford to celebrate. If you or someone you know is shut in, attend

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COMMISSIONERS SOUGHT BY THE TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY

Applications are now being accepted for open seats on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the Town Council, and typically serve four-year terms. Planning commission meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN ONAGA TRAIL CRASH

A motorcycle rider suffered major injuries to his leg yesterday when he was hit by a car in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 11 a.m., a man driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Onaga Trail—who was not identified by the Sheriff’s Department—pulled over to the south shoulder of the road. After

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DÉJÀ VU FOR A SERIAL DRUNK DRIVER

It was déjà vu all over again when a man with previous convictions for driving under the influence was arrested again Saturday night for driving drunk. Sheriff’s reports indicate a deputy saw a white Dodge Ram pick-up truck leaving a Yucca Valley gas station at Highway 62 and Church Street

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN HALL CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Yucca Valley will be closed during the holidays, with limited services available. Town offices will be closed from December 24 through January 5. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed from December 24 and will re-open to visitors on Friday, January 2. Though the senior lunch program at the Yucca

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GROUND AND AIR SEARCH FINDS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS MOTHER

Law enforcement searched on the ground and in the air for a Yucca Valley man accused of beating up his mother Sunday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Charles Pritchett, 29, a parolee who was high on drugs, hit his mother in the face at her home in the 7200

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