SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY

A small vegetation fire in Yucca Valley brought out fire fighters from three stations Saturday. About 5 p.m., fire fighters from Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and CalFire were called to a quarter-acre fire at Inca Trail and Bunny Road that was burning a few Joshua trees and some bushes. The

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YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER PROJECT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS START TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District will hold informational meetings about the wastewater reclamation project every Tuesday, starting June 17, through August 26. Information about the cost, financing, funding, construction, and the district assessment vote will be presented at these meetings about the sewer project. Two meetings will be held each Tuesday

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YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS AFTER KITCHEN FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless after a kitchen fire Thursday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Wayne Thompson, a resident of a home in the 56000 block of Navajo Trail had something cooking on the stove, and stepped out of the room for a few minutes. The resident came back

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MILITARY SERVICES AND FAMILY SUPPORT OFFERED LOCALLY

As a public service, Z107.7 News is publicizing the availability of a wide range of programs that focus on areas of mental and behavioral health. Today, Reporter Dan Stork describes the Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support program … The Pacific Clinics Military Services and Family Support in Yucca

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STAR TWIRLERS WILL DOH-SEE-DOH TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

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

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CAR WASH TO BENEFIT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH YOUTH CAMP

A car wash will be held tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley. Donations from the car wash will be used toward the cost of the Presbyterian Youth Camp in Big Bear. The church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AVAILABLE LOCALLY

If you or a family member want to find local substance abuse treatment, services are now available here in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to find help and information….. Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Treatment, Alcohol and Drug Services, provides a full range of preventative, outpatient and

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SECOND SUSPECT, FATHER OF 5-YEAR-OLD, ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY CHILD ABUSE CASE

A second suspect has been arrested in a Yucca Valley child abuse investigation. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Christopher Reed, 27, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of felony child abuse and neglect in the case of his 5-year-old son. On Sunday, May 18, Yucca Valley paramedics and Sheriff’s deputies were

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS SET FOR YUCCA VALLEY

The Palm Springs International Film Festival will present two free screenings of short films in the Morongo Basin this month. The first screening will be Saturday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Community Center. The second screening will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, at the Joshua

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PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO IMPACT YUCCA VALLEY AIRSPACE

The president’s visit to the Coachella Valley this weekend will have an impact on pilots in the Morongo Basin. The Federal Aviation Administration has set an absolute no-fly zone in an 11-mile radius from a point in the Coachella Valley from 5:30 p.m. Friday to 10:30 Monday morning, except for

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES TWO HOME BUSINESS PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission met last night, among items getting public attention were two applications for home occupation permits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission granted two home occupation permits last night, and even extended the length of both permits

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS APPLICANTS FOR HOME-BASED GUNS AND ART

It will be round two tonight as the Yucca Valley Planning Commission hears renewal requests to operate a gun business and a sculpture studio out of private homes tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will hold two public hearings tonight to consider

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SEWER MEETING WITH WESTERN HILLS AND BURNT MOUNTAIN RESIDENTS

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Burnt Mountain area will be held Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 and 5 in

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A RAFFLE TO BENEFIT DESERT CHRIST PARK

The Desert Christ Park Foundation is holding a raffle to raise money for the park in Yucca Valley. A matted, framed, and signed black-and-white photo of one of the statues in the park “Suffer the Children,” by photographer Phil Dunham will be won in a raffle drawing, set for November

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ROCK HOUND LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

If you are a rock hound, or want to be, don’t miss a special lecture tomorrow at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Reporter Sara Snyder gets out her pick ax…. Have you often wondered about the difference between a rock, a gemstone, or a mineral? What does lapidary

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CHP OFFERS FREE CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK UP TOMORROW

Parents with children in their cars want to be sure their child is safe. The local CHP will be giving a free child safety seat checkup tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder tells you when and where… The California Highway Patrol will hold a Child Safety Seat Check-Up on Tuesday, June 10.

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY HIGHWAY PROJECT WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a public information workshop Wednesday, June 11, on the project to install raised medians, curbs, gutters, and sidewalks on Highway 62 between Apache Trail and Palm Avenue. At the workshop, Town staff will give an overview of the project and cover topics such

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EARLY MENTAL HEALTH IDENTIFICATION & INTERVENTION OFFERRED

A program that can identify potential Mental Health issues early to prevent problems later is available locally. Reporter Diana Jones has details…

Untreated mental health problems impact children, families, schools and communities. Assessing and addressing problems at a young age improves a child’s quality of life and his or her

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EFFECTS OF NEW WATER STANDARDS ON LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS

Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie “Erin Brockovich.” Chromium-6 is a pollutant from chemical factories, but in the Morongo Basin, it occurs naturally, dissolving from rocks into the groundwater. Federal standards for total chromium, which includes chromium-6 and non-cancer-causing chromium-3, are 100 parts per billion. California

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SHERIFF’S IDENTIFIES DRIVERS, VICTIM OF THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victim on an off-road vehicle who was hit by two other drivers in Yucca Valley Thursday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Frank Feeley, 31, was driving a quad eastbound on Buena Vista Drive without lights or a helmet about 8:30 p.m. when he

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