BLOOD DRIVE AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, Friday, October 31, at the Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope Drive in Yucca Valley, from 8 to 1. Donors must be at last 15 years old to give blood, and those aged 15 or 16 must have signed parental

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CHILD PORNOGRAPHER, FORMER SCHOOL CUSTODIAN, SENTENCED

A former Twentynine Palms Junior High School custodian was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison on Friday. Matthew Frazer, 43, of Yucca Valley, had pleaded guilty in July to one felony count each of distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Frazer was arrested in January following

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY PLANS VETERAN’S TRIBUTE

With Veteran’s Day approaching, the Town of Yucca Valley is making plans. Reporter Caitlin Logan has details of the tribute… The Town of Yucca Valley will host the Morongo Basin Veterans’ Tribute on Tuesday, November 11, at the north side of the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m. until

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DRUGS AND WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF A YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Saturday after she was found hiding in her home with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 7600 block of Cherokee Trail about 12:40 p.m. to serve an arrest warrant on Cheri Gilson, 40, who was wanted for forgery and burglary.

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FORMER RESIDENT PLANNING 470-MILE BIKE RIDE FOR HEALTH

A former Yucca Valley resident is going to ride 470 miles for charity, and he is inviting you to join him. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… Justin Mills, along with his fellow Mo’ bros, will be attempting to complete a 470-mile bike ride from the Golden Gate Bridge to Santa

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ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER FRIDAY CRASH AT YUCCA MESA AND THE HIGHWAY

We have few more details on a traffic collision in Yucca Valley Friday morning. A Yucca Valley man is in custody following the rear-end crash at Yucca Mesa Road and Highway 62. Shortly before 9:30 a.m., westbound traffic was stopping for a red light at the intersection when Edward Gutierrez,

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SENIOR WII OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Some great exercise combined with fun is available to seniors at The Yucca Valley Senior Center. ROP Broadcasting Student Michael DeLacey invites you to play Senior Wii… Yucca Valley senior citizens are being given the opportunity to exercise while having some fun by playing sports on the Wii. Participation doesn’t

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“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS” AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Neil Simon play, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” will present two matinee shows this weekend at the St. Joseph of Arimathea Church in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… Get your tickets now for “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” the first in a three-play series by Neil Simon, currently playing

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HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

A Halloween Spook-tacular event is planned for the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Reporter Caitlin Logan has more… On Saturday, October 25, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Halloween Spooktacular at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 10:00 a.m.

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2ND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The 2nd Annual Oktoberfest will oom-pah its way into Yucca Valley with our own Pat Michaels handling the emcee duties. Reporter Dan Stork has your invitation… The Yucca Valley Rotary’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest and Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25, will feature the Poland Brothers and the Warsaw Group with

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SQUARE DANCING TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Cliff Simpson will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Bob Paul will be cueing rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and between

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REGISTER NOW FOR YUCCA VALLEY YOUTH BASKETBALL

Registration is underway for the Yucca Valley Recreation Youth Basketball League. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to get signed up… Registration for the Town of Yucca Valley Youth Basketball League is underway and will continue through November 21. The program opens on November 22 with a player evaluation clinic

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OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Oktoberfest is set for this Saturday in Yucca Valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker invites to come out and get your oom-pah on… Oktoberfest is right around the corner scheduled for October 25, and many fun activities are on this year’s agenda. Some of the activities include the Safe and Sane Grand

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SIX-MONTH ROAD PROJECT STARTS ON STATE ROUTE 247

CalTrans has started work on Highway 247/Old Woman Springs Road. For at least the next six months, workers will be widening the shoulders and installing rumble strips from El Cortez Road in Yucca Valley to just north of Napa Road in Landers. Construction hours are between 6 p.m. and 6

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RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS SOUGHT FOR SANTA FE CLUBHOUSE

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse is accepting donations now for its rummage sale, set for October 30 and 31. If you need to have something picked up please call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057. Talk to Phebe or Susie. If they are able to pick up your items, they will. All

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CLUB VOLLEYBALL SIGN-UPS AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SATURDAY

Come and learn about Hwy 62 Club Volleyball at the Yucca Valley High School gymnasium Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Come sign up and get information regarding practices, tuition and more. Even meet some of the coaches. Visit their website www.hwy62volleyballclub.shutterfly.com to download registration forms ahead of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team will host Baptist Christian School at home. First serve is at 5:30.

FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Deliveries will be made Wednesday (tomorrow) to three food distribution sites: the Yucca Valley Community Center, from 8:30 to 10:30, the Joshua Tree Community Center,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSIONER RESIGNS

Tim Humphreville, the chair of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, told Mayor Robert Lombardo in a phone call last week that he plans to resign from the Planning Commission effective November 1. Former Council Member Frank Luckino named Humphreville to the Planning Commission in 2010; his appointment was confirmed by

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SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY FRIDAY

A house fire in Yucca Valley Friday afternoon is “suspicious in nature,” according to fire officials. County Fire Captain Darrell Feuerhahn said Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the blaze at 4:11 p.m. The fire started in a debris pile of junk, weeds, lumber,

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