TWO ARRESTED IN YUCCA VALLEY ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Friday morning, accused of possessing drugs and a stolen gun. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Wilson, a deputy stopped a vehicle at Cibola Trail and Papago Trail in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for having an expired registration. During the investigation, deputies determined that

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GMO DOCUMENTARY SHOWING AT YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

The Documentary film, “GMO OMG” will be shown Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, at 8035 Church Street in Yucca Valley. “GMO OMG” director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms Wildcats boys’ tennis team defeated Shadow Hills High School at home Friday, 13 to 5, in their first conference match of the season. Coach William Shay said the Wildcats were led by singles players Jarod Burkes, John Lanza, and Sam Choi, each sweeping all three sets. In

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POT DEALER ARRESTED AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana at Copper Mountain College. According to a Sheriff’s report, witnesses called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:40 p.m. to report suspicious activity surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot at Copper Mountain College. Deputies noticed multiple people coming to

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ST JOSEPH’S PLAYERS AUDITIONING FOR “BILOXI BLUES” TUESDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are holding open auditions for the Neil Simon comedy, “Biloxi Blues” Tuesday night, March 24. The show opens May 8 with weekend performances through May 31. Director Rebecca Havely has the details…

Auditions for the St. Joseph’s Players next production, “Biloxi Blues” are

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, March 21, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone

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DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR REACH-OUT BENEFIT AUCTION

Reach out Morongo basin is planning their 3rd annual art auction for May 2nd. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they are looking for donations……

The third annual art auction to benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin, has been changed to May 2. The first two auctions were held in December at

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HI-DESERT WATER CELEBRATES 1% STATE SEWER SYSTEM LOAN

Hi-Desert Water District celebrates a low-cost loan last night. The tone at the meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors was restrained jubilation. Reporter Dan Stork explains the joy and the restraint… The directors of the Hi-Desert Water District thanked staff, Yucca Valley town officials, regulatory officials and

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SERIAL TRESPASSER ARRESTED AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday morning for continually trespassing at Yucca Valley High School. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Kweisi Hall, 18, had been repeatedly warned by school and law enforcement officials to stay off the school campus. He refused to do so and after an investigation, Kweisi

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YUCCA VALLEY MEDIAN CONSTRUCTION AT DUMOSA KICKS IN TODAY

The construction of the median island at Highway 62 and Dumosa Avenue in Yucca Valley will begin today, March 18, and is expected to take three to four weeks to complete. The highway will receive temporary striping, and travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction between

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPOINTS COMMISSION MEMBERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed four members to the town’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Commission at its meeting last night. Council member Bob Leone appointed Eric Quander; appointed by Robert Lombardo was Ed Keesling. Merl Abel appointed Randy Eigner, and Rick Denison appointed Gregory Hill. All nominations were passed

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HI-DESERT WATER GETS 1% STATE LOAN UPDATE TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District learned that the state will give property owners a 1% loan towards construction of the new sewer system. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the Board will meet tonight to discuss the loan, and other matters…

After authorizing the purchase of a water truck and materials and

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BUTTERFLIES FEATURED AT BROWN BAG LUNCH LECTURE TOMORROW

It will be all about the Butterflies at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the Brown Bag Lecture…..

Butterflies will be the topic at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch Lecture, Thursday, March 19. Former Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Joe Zarki will

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KIDS CAN LEARN GARDENING AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents its next exciting edition of Kid EdVentures, exploring the wonderful world of gardening. Future gardeners will be introduced to the very basics of vegetable and herb gardening, including composting and container gardens. Children will create a take-home container garden to begin their own green space.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

After recognizing County Fire Division Chief Dave Benfield, who is retiring, and hearing an update from the town’s animal shelter, the Yucca Valley Town Council will get down to business at its meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff lists some of the items on its agenda…

Among the items on

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DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR HOMELESS YOUTH SURVEY INCENTIVES

A homeless youth survey is planned for next month and organizers are looking for incentives. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help…

San Bernardino County’s Interagency Council on Homelessness Homeless Youth Taskforce is implementing this area’s first homeless youth survey on April 8. The survey aims to accurately assess

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YOUNG AUTHOR SPEAKER AT YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS MEETING TOMORROW

Olivia Wadsworth published her first children’s book in 2011 when she was 15 years old, and plans to publish her third book in the Stanly Stick Dragon series this summer. Wadsworth is also a cancer survivor and recipient of a Make-a-Wish grant. She will be the featured speaker at Wednesday’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School track and field team traveled to Oak Hills High School in Hesperia to compete in the High Desert Invitational this past Saturday. Coach Ronda Morton said both teams brought home hardware with top three finishers. The girls came in with third place. Medal winners included

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

A truck towing a motor home caught on fire on Old Woman Springs in Yucca Valley about 8:45 p.m. last night. The fire shut down the highway at Paxton Road. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Photo courtesy of Heather Husty.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS 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. 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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