CORONER IDENTIFIES WOMAN KILLED DURING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

The County coroner has released the name of the woman who was killed during a high-speed pursuit Monday night. Deputies had attempted to stop Janice Richardson, 55, of Yucca Valley, about 9:20 Monday night for reckless driving near Palm Drive and Highway 62, when she fled through residential neighborhoods, driving

…View Full Story…

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS TOMORROW AND MONDAY

The third Monday of the month 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,

…View Full Story…

TLC LOVE NOTES FUND-RAISER TOMORROW

The TLC Love notes will be at Starbucks Friday, December 13, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. TLC is gearing up for the 30th annual TLC event which includes 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much much more. Come have a cup of coffee, sing, sign

…View Full Story…

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team suffered a close loss Tuesday night, 35-30 to the San Jacinto Tigers in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geson said senior Hannah Hughes put in eight points to lead Yucca Valley while freshman Taylor Spitz followed with seven points.

The Yucca Valley

…View Full Story…

MORE ON A FATAL CRASH AFTER 130-MPH PURSUIT MONDAY NIGHT

More information today on a fatal crash on the Morongo Grade Monday night. At about 9:20 p.m., the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Yucca Valley Station attempted to stop a 1994 Toyota Camry for reckless driving in Yucca Valley, near Palm Avenue and Highway 62. The vehicle, occupied by a 55-year

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS FOCUSING ON SPEED ON HANFORD AVENUE

This week, traffic enforcement officers in Yucca Valley will focus on speeding and other violations on Hanford Avenue between Yucca Trail and Highway 62. The Sheriff’s Department reminds motorists the speed limit in the construction zone on the west end of Yucca Valley is 35 miles per hour and construction

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE TOWN” FROM OUTGOING MAYOR ABEL

The Yucca Valley Town Council got a “State of the Town” briefing last night from outgoing Mayor Merle Abel. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and has details… One of the last actions Mayor Merl Abel did at the Yucca Valley Town Council meeting last night, before he handed over

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Airport Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight. Under new business, new directors will be sworn in, and new officers will be elected. After public comments, the directors will hear reports from the treasurer, airport manager, and directors. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Joshua

…View Full Story…

TLC NEEDS VOLUNTERS, FOOD, AND CASH

The TLC event Christmas day which includes an 150-foot all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, Santa and gifts, food boxes, clothing and much more needs clowns, face painters, balloon artists, and artists to make giant candy canes. They are looking for monetary sponsors for the meat and the buffet. With two weeks left,

…View Full Story…

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ varsity basketball team has started the season off with three wins and one loss in the West Valley tournament December 2 through December 6. Leading scorers for the Wildcats were Koko Cabrera and Cherokee Turner. Cabrera came away with all tournament honors. The coaching

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS, REORGANIZATION, RECORDS PURGE, COMMERCIAL SOLAR BAN

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. After reorganization, they will look at a ban on commercial solar in the Town. In spite of a letter from some residents asking them to keep old records, they will look at purging them. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among

…View Full Story…

HI-DESERT CHORUS FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Hi-Desert Chorus winter program, “Sounds of the Season,” under the direction of Bill Barrett and accompanist/composer Clyde Grabski, will be this weekend. The free concerts take place Saturday, December 14, and Sunday, December 15 at the Yucca Valley Community Center in the Yucca Room. Doors open at 2:00 and

…View Full Story…

SECOND ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART AUCTION SATURDAY TO BENEFIT REACH-OUT

The Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction this Saturday will benefit Reach Out. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has some of the offerings… Mark your calendars for December 14, for the Second Annual Desert Holiday Art Auction. It’s a way to collect art and benefit Reach Out Morongo Basin at the

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER LEADS LUNCH FRIDAY

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding its second Leads Lunch at noon on Friday, December 13, at Sizzler Restaurant, in Yucca Valley. Leads Lunches allows chamber members to network and exchange referrals and leads. There is no cost to attend except for the cost of lunch. RSVP by

…View Full Story…

DRUM MAKING AND MEDICINE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

Learn all about drum making and medicine at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum tomorrow. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Morongo Basin Historical Society presents its Wednesday program of drum making and drum medicine. On Wednesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m., drum maker Lisa Angela Diaz Espejo Starr will introduce

…View Full Story…

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL STANDOUTS RECONIZED AT WARDS BANQUET

The Yucca Valley High School volleyball teams had their awards banquet Sunday. Coaches Matt Jennings, Janet Larson and Rebecca Taylor announced award winners: All League Awards: MVP Offense, senior Chelsea LeBoutillier; 1st Team, senior Daylin Anderson, senior Chelsea Mondary; 2nd Team, junior Ashley Priest; and an honorable mention to senior

…View Full Story…

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

After two tough losses to start the tournament at Beaumont, the Yucca Valley High School Girls’ Soccer team responded with a win and a tie to finish the Beaumont Winter Classic. Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach Scott Phillips said outstanding players were: Senior Teresa Nava, three goals, two assists; freshman Alexia

…View Full Story…

A FIERY THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY LAST NIGHT

Sheriff deputies are investigating a fiery three-vehicle crash Sunday evening in Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Derek Garvin, Diane Findley, 62, of Joshua Tree, was driving an older mini pick-up truck eastbound on Highway 62 just east of Church Street about 9:15 p.m. when she made an unexpected U-turn.

…View Full Story…

FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

…View Full Story…

TWO ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE HIGH SPEED CHASES SATURDAY

Morongo Basin Sheriff deputies arrested two people in separate chases Saturday. In Twentynine Palms, Deputy Shaunna Ables and Detective Heidi Hague attempted to stop a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero driven by James Jarrard, 37, of Twentynine Palms, for a minor equipment violation about 4:45 p.m. near El Paseo and Lorraine. Jarrard

…View Full Story…