YUCCA VALLEY TRAFFIC OFFICERS LOOKING FOR CELL PHONE OFFENDERS

Traffic officers for the Town of Yucca Valley will conduct traffic enforcement this week on Highway 62 between Hilton Avenue and Warren Vista. Officers will focus primarily on speeding and other vehicle code violations, and remind motorists that driving while holding a cell phone—even while in speaker mode—is a violation

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK LOSING OVER $7,500 A DAY IN ENTRANCE FEES

West Entrance gate of Joshua Tree National Park, in Joshua Tree

The government shutdown that has forced the closure of our Joshua Tree National Park—and 400 other national parks—hurts not only park employees and visitors, but the communities surrounding the parks. Businesses in our area that cater to Park

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PART 1: PIT BULL SPAY/NEUTER ORDINANCE APPROVED

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in a busy regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff breaks her report into two parts. Today, in Part 1, mandatory spay and neuter for pit bull breed dogs… Owners of pit bulls and pit bull mixes in Yucca Valley will be required

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50 ARTISTS SELECTED FOR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ART SHOW

Fifty artists from California, across the nation, and as far away as England, have been selected for the first juried and judged art show for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire. The jury spent nearly seven hours one day last month reviewing more than 200 images from

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COUNTY FIRE WARNS OF EXTREME FIRE HAZARD

The County Fire Department has issued an extreme fire advisory. Reporter Taylor Thacker says residents are asked to “Keep their guard up.”… With the extreme fire hazard that exists across San Bernardino County and the Inland Empire, everyone needs to “keep their guard up” as the potential for wildfire grows

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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCES RUN FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

A second candidate from San Bernardino County has entered the race for California’s 42nd Assembly District. Karalee Hargrove of Twentynine Palms, who was elected to the Morongo Unified School Board less than a year ago, has announced that she will enter the race, which will pit her against former Mayor

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SCHOOL BOARD HEARS COMPLAINTS OF CLASSROOM CROWDING

A standing-room-only crowd showed up that Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, mostly to be heard on issues of passionate interest–classroom crowding and AB1266. Dan Stork says there were scheduled items too… The bulk of the large audience at the MUSD meeting were parents and teachers from Condor

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A LOSS FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojans Volleyball team began league play last night hosting the Shadow Hills Knights, losing in three sets. Coach Matt Jennings said a few highlights came from Sarah Jennings who went 13 for 13 from the service line and setter Chelsea Mondary had 11 assists.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TOMORROW

Coming up in high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls volleyball and tennis teams host the Big Bear Bears at home. Tennis starts at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30. The Wildcat cross-country team will travel to Machris Park in Yucca Valley; the first race begins at 4:30. And

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AN EDITORIAL OPINION DISAGREES WITH YUCCA VALLEY SPAY NEUTER ORDINANCE

The Town of Yucca Valley is moving toward mandatory spaying and neutering of pit bulls and pit bull mixes as a way to reduce the number of pit bulls in the animal shelter and to prevent dog attacks. In this editorial opinion, managing editor Tami Roleff doesn’t think mandatory spay-neuter

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER MANDATORY PITBULL SPAY/NEUTER TONIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Public partnerships and pit bull control are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has a closer look… The Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss tonight whether pit bull dogs should be subject to mandatory spaying and neutering, beginning at

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THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT AT JOSHUA TREE ELEMENTARY

Bylaws, solar power, student recognition, textbooks, computer upgrades, and funding applications all figure into the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting. Dan Stork tells how the agenda is arranged… The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting on October 1 gets off to an early 5 p.m.

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FREE FOOD DISTIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Club will distribute free food on a first-come, first-served basis tomorrow, the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 3 p.m. The distribution center serves individuals and families living in the Morongo Basin who need supplemental food due to low income. The distribution center is located

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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION LOOKING FOR SPORTS OFFICIALS

If you are interested in officiating community sports, Yucca Valley Recreation has an opportunity for you. ROP Broadcast Student Khang Huynh has details… Do you have an interest in officiating sports? The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for individuals with a desire to officiate in our youth and adult

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PARENTS INVITED TO LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School would like to invite all parents to visit the school for our monthly Parent Visitation Day on Wednesday, October 2. Parents may come for all day or part of the day. Parents may also stay for lunch. The school hours are 7:08 -1:50. Seventh grade lunch

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT LOCAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Many local federal employees would feel the pinch if the federal government shuts down tomorrow. If the U.S. government has to shut down tomorrow, about half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers will be furloughed until an appropriations bill is passed. Civilians who are furloughed would be paid retroactively

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YUCCA VALLEY PARAMEDIC ACCUSED OF STEALING MORPHINE

A Yucca Valley paramedic accused of stealing morphine from a County ambulance had his license revoked by the state earlier this month. According to the California Emergency Medical Services Authority, Blake Attaway, a firefighter-paramedic with Station 41 in Yucca Valley, stole morphine from the fire department on 20 to 30

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

A Yucca Valley man who was wanted for shooting at another man last month was arrested Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, on August 26, Joseph Huffman, 44, got in an argument over money with another man in the 5200 block of Elata Road in Yucca Valley. Porter said

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SAFETY OPEN HOUSE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and medical and safety experts will all be on hand at a Safety Open House in Yucca Valley tomorrow. Visitors will be able to learn about disaster preparedness and response. Fire engines, ambulances, and Sheriff patrol cars and motorcycles are just a few of

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FOOTBALL VICTORIES FOR BOTH TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOLS

Yucca Valley High School Trojan Football improved to 4-0 Friday night when the Trojans dominated the Indio Rajahs 39-20. The offense rolled up 605 total yards, 430 rushing and 175 passing along with scoring six touchdowns. The starting defense held Indio to 95 total yards through the first three quarters

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