YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: BUDGET INPUT, SYNCHRONIZING TRAFFIC LIGHTS

The Yucca Valley Town Council will meets in an early special and then regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the agenda ranges from public input on the budget to synchronizing traffic lights…

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start its regular meeting tonight with a special meeting starting

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NEW ROUTE FOR 64TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE SATURDAY

Due to construction on Highway 62, the route for the 64th annual Grubstake Days parade has changed. Participants will line up on the corner of Church Street and Onaga Trail and proceed east down Onaga Trail to the high school on the corner of Onaga and Sage. After the parade

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS HORSHOE TOURNAMENT SIGNUPS BEING TAKEN

This year’s Grubstake Days brings out the traditional horseshoe tournaments hosted by the Town of Yucca Valley. Reporter Diana Jones gets out her favorite throwin’ shoes…

The Grubstake Days horseshoe competition returns Saturday with a double-elimination tournament. Registration is first-come, first-served, at the Yucca Valley Community Center, Monday through Thursday

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CELEBRITY LOOK-A-LIKE SOUGHT FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS BEARD CONTEST

Celebrity look-a-likes is the theme of this year’s Grubstake Days Beard Contest. If you could be in the cast of Duck Dynasty or be mistaken for Chuck Norris, come to the Grubstake Days Community Fair main stage at 12:30 p.m. to participate in this free and fun contest. Contestants will

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL BUDGET WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20, prior to their regular meeting, to hear from the public about the budget for 2014-15 and 2015-16. The meeting will be held in the Yucca Room of the Community Center.

HEADLINER NAMED FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS ENTERTAINMENT

With the Annual Grubstake Days set for this coming Saturday, The headliner has been named for the free entertainment at the Community Fair. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says two very popular local musicians will be performing as “Mojave Rhythm” … The popular duo Mojave Rhythm will be the headline entertainment

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TRIBAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Students in the Morongo Basin are invited to apply for the Theresa A. Mike Scholarship, sponsored by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 can be used for tuition, fees, books, or living expenses at any accredited university, community college, or technical school.

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE THIRD ELECTION TODAY

What is the voter registration deadline? Where can you drop off a mail ballot? Reporter Dan Stork has the answers… The deadline for voter registration for the June 3 primary election is today, May 19. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than May 19, 2014 in order to

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REHAB AND RECOVERY SERVICES OFERRED IN YUCCA VALLEY

Rehab and rehabilitation services are being offered in the Yucca Valley area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you where to find the services….. The Yucca Valley Recovery Center provides a clean, safe, and sober environment for people to socialize and received needed recovery support and services. Some of the programs

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS TO MEET MONDAY

Morongo Basin Republicans invite you to attend their morning meeting this Monday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church located at 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light refreshments will be served. The scheduled guest speaker will be Paul Schrader, candidate for San Bernardino County Sheriff. There will

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HI-DESERT CHORUS FREE SHOWS THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by, local composer Clyde Grabski, will perform its annual spring concert. The “Keep the Music Alive” concert will be held at the Yucca Valley Community Center in the Yucca Room Saturday, May 17, and Sunday, May 18. Doors open at 2:00

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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SOFTBALL TEAM CAR WASH SUNDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Rolling Thunder Travel Softball team will hold a car wash 9 to 3 on Sunday, May 18, at Ultimate Motors in Yucca Valley. Ultimate Motors is located at 56816 29 Palms Highway.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RESULTS AND SCHEDULES

Twentynine Palms High School swim team members participated Wednesday in the CIF Championships that took place at the Riverside Aquatics Complex. The team had a great showing and some were placed with qualifying times for tomorrows CIF Finals.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Hanna Beard was 26th, Lexi Wade was 34th,

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TEMPERS FLARE, VOICES RAISED AT YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION

Voices were raised and tempers were flaring at last night’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. A few of the 30 residents present were angry that the commissioners held a public hearing, rather than a workshop as discussed at an earlier meeting on home occupation permits. About an hour

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT HOLDING NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS, TWO THIS WEEK

Hi-Desert Water District will host a series of neighborhood meetings about the proposed sewer project to collect community input and answer questions. Two meetings will be scheduled for each neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Meetings for the Old Town area will be held Thursday, May 15 at 2:30 and 5 p.m.

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FREE HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by, local composer Clyde Grabski will perform its’ annual “Keep the Music Alive” concert. Featured songs will include “God Bless the USA,” “Always,” “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” “On My Own,” “Route 66,” Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” “It

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting Wednesday, April 9, are correspondence from the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements, and transient parking fees and facilities. The meeting will start at 6:30 in the Mesquite Room of the Yucca

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HOME OCCUPATION PERMITS AT TONIGHT’S YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission will focus on home occupations permits tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss regulations for home occupations or home-based businesses. The Planning Commission will discuss a

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DRIVING CLASSES FOR SENIORS SCHEDULED

A special driving class for seniors is being offered by the CHP in 29 Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to sign up… Morongo Basin Area drivers age 65 and older are invited to attend one of the upcoming Age Well, Drive Smart classes offered by the California Highway

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