JOSHUA TREE HOME LOST IN WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FIRE

A Joshua Tree home is most likely a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon. According to Joshua Tree Fire Engineer Dave Fuller, a woman in the 4500 block of Avenida La Flora thought something was burning on her neighbor’s stove, and she went next door to check it out.

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LOCAL WOMEN'S ROLLER DERBY TEAM FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

The Mojave Rattle Skaters is a flat-track women’s roller derby team in the Morongo Basin. The team was formed in 2012 and actively trains and competes with other regional roller derby teams. They have been actively raising money to fund the installation of a smooth concrete track. Managing editor Tami

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DISCUSSES HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission discussed regulations for home-based businesses, wind energy, and undergrounding utilities at its meeting Tuesday night. Today’s first in a three-part report is whether the Commissioners should allow residents to establish a home-based business to sell firearms. Tomorrow, in Part 2, is the Commission’s discussion on

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WARRANT SOUGHT AFTER YUCCA VALLEY SHOOTING

Deputies are seeking a warrant for a Yucca Valley man who shot at a man Monday evening. Sheriff’s investigators say the victim, a man identified only as “Morones,” went to the home of Joseph Huffman, in the 5200 block of Elata Road in Yucca Valley, shortly after 7 p.m. to

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BLOOD DRIVES IN JOSHUA TREE AND YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Desert Blood Services will conduct two community blood drives Wednesday, August 28. The first drive will be at Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree from 10 to 2. The second blood drive will be at Vons in Yucca Valley from 2 to 5 p.m. Donors will receive incentives. In addition,

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETS: HOME OCCUPATIONS AND WIND ENERGY ON AGENDA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the commissioners will be asked to discuss regulations for home occupation permits, wind energy conversions, and undergrounding utilities. The meeting

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TWO SOUGHT IN TWO SEPARATE ASSAULTS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is searching for two men involved in separate assaults in Yucca Valley Saturday. About12:45 p.m., Francisco Rodriguez, 28, went to a residence in the 7400 block of Condalia Avenue where he started arguing with his brother, Alejandro Rodriguez, and Matthew Garrison, 23. During the argument, Francisco Rodriguez

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PIONEER PASS GOLF CHALLENGE RECRUTITING EXTREME GOLFERS

The traditional Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is next week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said extreme golfers are still being sought…

The Pioneer Pass Golf Challenge is extreme golfing at its best. Golfers start in Big Bear and golf down the mountain to Yucca Valley. The two-day event starts Friday September

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HI-DESERT COMMUNITY CHORUS LOOKING FOR LOCAL SINGERS

The Hi Desert Chorus will begin rehearsals for “Sounds of the Season,” its annual winter concert. The performances will be held December 14 and 15. At this time the chorus is in need of all voices: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. Rehearsals are

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TEEN FOCUS GROUP ON DRUGS AND ALCOHOL

Young people are being sought to sit on a focus group aimed towards prevent access to alcohol and drugs. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells 13- to 17-year-olds how to get involved…

The Ready Aim Fire is seeking youth ages 13 to 17 years of age to be a part of a

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PREGNANCY NUTRITION CLASS

Knowing what’s healthy to eat and drink during pregnancy, and after the child is born, can be confusing. The Family Service Association is offering a presentation on Nutrition During Pregnancy and Beyond. Sue Huber, a certified nutritionist from Sue’s Health Food in Yucca Valley, will discuss prenatal vitamins, eating for

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GOURD FEST APPLICATIONS

Attention Gourd Artists the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that applications for the October 19 & 20 Gourd Art Festival are now available. You may go on the Chamber’s website at www.yuccavalley.org, click on the Gourd Festival link to download an application or call the Chamber

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FOUND DOG TRACED TO TWO OWNERS

On August 15, Yucca Valley Animal Officer Kim Casey responded to an early morning Sheriff’s report regarding an injured dog that had been rescued by a citizen. The Lhasa/Terrier mix was transported to the vet for care and had suffered minor injuries. In an effort to locate the dog’s owner,

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LUAU-THEMED SENIOR DANCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley will team up with the Yucca Valley Senior Club to host a Luau Dance for seniors and adults tonight, Saturday, August 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Dance the night away while listening to local voice talent, Charles Garcia.

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PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY OKTOBERFEST

Plan ahead for some fun with the Yucca Valley Rotary Club. Tickets are now available for the Oktoberfest in September. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says various packages are available…

Oktoberfest is a community event presented by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce to be

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LUAU-THEMED SENIOR DANCE TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley will team up with the Yucca Valley Senior Club to host a Luau Dance for seniors and adults tomorrow, , from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Senior Center. Dance the night away while listening to local voice talent, Charles Garcia. Garcia, resident

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THREE-VEHICLE CRASH SENDS PREGNANT WOMAN TO HOSPITAL

A three-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Wednesday morning sent a pregnant woman to the hospital with complaints of pain. Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, said a semi-truck hauling clean sand was traveling southbound on Old Woman Springs Road, just north of Buena Vista Drive, about 10:20 a.m. when a car driven

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DUI/DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint tonight. Officers will be stopping drivers at an undisclosed location in Yucca Valley between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, as well as for proper licensing

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YUCCA VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER POWER AND PHONE OUTAGE TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Animal Shelter will be without electrical power and phone service for several hours on Friday, August 23, as Southern California Edison construction crews make service changes in the neighborhood. Residents who need to emergency assistance from Animal Control should call Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-365-2364. For all other

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FULL MOON 5K RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW NIGHT

Runners, tomorrow night is the annual full moon 5k in yucca valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker laces up her running shoes to tell you there is still time to sign up…

Runners of all ages are welcome to partake in a 5k run through one of Yucca Valley’s most scenic residential

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