MBTA GIVES $18,000 TO REACH OUT FOR TRANSPORTATION

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority donated $18,000 to Reach-Out Morongo Basin last week. Reach Out’s Executive Director Robin Schlosser said the donation will be used for the charity’s transportation program to provide rides for low-income, senior, and disabled neighbors in the Morongo Basin to health care providers and services in

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEETS TONIGHT

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will meet Monday, February 3, in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; the meeting begins promptly at 1 p.m. Scheduled guest speaker is Mike McNamara who will talk about new techniques, including curved piecing, as well as show

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE SOPHIE WARGO

After months of hard work and preparation, the 2014 Miss Yucca Valley Pageant is this Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Tickets are available at the door. For the past two weeks, we have been introducing you to the 10 candidates; today we meet Sophie Wargo…

Today

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SOFTBALL TEAM CAR WASH IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Rolling Thunder travel softball team will hold a car wash at Ultimate Motors in Yucca Valley Saturday, February 1, from 9 to 3. The car wash is a fundraiser to offset the cost of equipment and tournament play.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Lady Cats basketball squad travelled up the mountain Wednesday to Big Bear and came back with a 65 – 24 win. Coach Tim Stanford said top scorers were Andrileah Lee, 14 points; Nokomis Cabrera, 11 points; Cherokee Turner, nine points and nine rebounds; and Tatiyanna

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VANDALISM AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a case of major vandalism at Yucca Valley High School. About 10 p.m. last night, four juveniles were seen entering the construction site at the high school and vandalizing the air conditioning equipment on the site, to the tune of about $8500. Anyone with information should

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FIVE ARRESTED IN NUISANCE CRIME SWEEP

Responding to public complaints, Sheriff’s deputies arrested five people Wednesday for investigation of panhandling and public nuisance crimes. Arrested for suspected panhandling were: Tonya Trenholm, 46, of Landers, Paul Garrison, 26, and Bobby Owens, 31, both from of Yucca Valley. Arrested for a warrant for public intoxication was Richard Esquibel,

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING CLASSES OFFERED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Classes are now being offered on how to help you neighbors in the case of an emergency or disaster. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us more about the Community Emergency Response Team training…

If an earthquake, flash flood, fire, or other disaster was to hit the High Desert, would you

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES AT YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION

Want to learn how to defend yourself? Yucca Valley recreation is offering a self-defense class. Reporter Taylor Thacker has the details…

Learn some defense techniques at a self-defense class in Yucca Valley. On February, 8, from 9 a.m. to noon, a class for ages 14 and older will be held

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FOUR-ROTARY CLUB FOOD DRIVE SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

The four Rotary clubs of the Morongo Basin have partnered together for the first annual Morongo Basin Meals Food Drive on Valentine’s Day. The drive is to collect thousands of pounds of food for local area food banks and organizations to help feed our needy in the Morongo Basin and

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE VANESSA VALLE

The 2014 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant is this Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Tickets are available at the door. Today we meet Miss Yucca Valley candidate Vanessa Valle…

Today we visit with Vanessa Valle, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for Miss Yucca

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The 29 Palms High School boy’s Wildcat basketball team continued De Anza league play Wednesday night in Big Bear. Coach Michael Schneider said with two members stricken with flu-like symptoms, the game was a defensive battle in the first half, with the wildcats holding a 21-16 lead at intermission. With

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AN ARREST IN A YUCCA VALLEY BANK ROBBERY

A Joshua Tree woman has been arrested after a bank robbery Monday in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Detective Corey Emon said Monday afternoon, a woman, now identified as Darcy Landrum, 61, of Joshua Tree, walked into the U.S. Bank on 29 Palms Highway and handed the bank teller a note that

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MAIL THEFT BECOMING A SERIOUS PROBLEM LOCALLY

The Morongo Basin has experienced a high number of mail thefts in the past few months. Thieves have been stealing mail out of individual mail boxes, out of blue mail collection boxes at post offices, and out of community mail boxes in various neighborhoods around the Morongo Basin, and opening

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE ROSIE PAULINO

Don’t forget to get your tickets from a Yucca Valley Rotary Club member for this Saturday’s Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. Today, Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rosie Paulino…

Today we visit with Rosie Paulino, a junior at Yucca Valley and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi

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SHERIFF’S LOOKING WOMAN WHO ROBBED A YUCCA VALLEY BANK YESTERDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for a woman who robbed the US Bank in Yucca Valley Monday morning. At 9:56, the woman walked into the bank and handed the teller a note saying “This is a robbery.”

 

The woman demanded money, and the teller gave her

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CANDIDATE RITA ZELAYA-ARAUZ

Ten Yucca Valley area high school juniors will vie for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship title this Saturday evening at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rita Zelaya-Arauz… Today we visit with Rita Zelaya-Arauz, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT IN SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, January 29, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Board will be given a report on the comprehensive financial audit for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, followed by comments from directors and staff. The meeting will be held in

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AWARDS AND INSTALLATION DINNER TOMORROW

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will honor and recognize achievements at its annual awards and board installation dinner. Awards will be presented to the Youth of the Year, Junior Youth of the Year, the Roy Greenleaf Award, Volunteer of the Year and Angel Awards, and Sports and

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MARINA WEST TALKS ABOUT WATER AND SOLAR TO MBCA

The general manager of the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency hit two themes in the talk she gave to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting. Dan Stork summarizes what Marina West said about an environmentally-aware interagency project, and water usage by commercial solar projects… The first part of

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