WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT DEBORAH SIMPSON

Eight poised and ready young women have been working hard for months preparing for this Saturday’s Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant. The Rotary Club sponsored event will be held at 6:00 pm at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome in Yucca Valley and tickets are available at the door. Today, reporter Kirby

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FREE LEGAL HELP FOR MILITARY AND DOD VICTIMS OF SEXUAL OR DOMESTIC ASSAULT

Military service members and their families who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault have access to free legal advice and representation. The Victims’ Legal Counsel provides confidential advice, counseling, and referrals for crime victims, and can help victims obtain a military or civilian protective order. VLC services are

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TIME TO GET YOUR TEAMS TOGETHER FOR RELAY FOR LIFE

The new 12-hour format Relay for Life is set for April 1. Reporter Edica Gonzales said it is time to get your Relay team ready…

Relay for Life Morongo Basin is recruiting teams to take part in its annual event, set this year for Saturday, April 1, at the Yucca

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TODDLER BOOT CAMP AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Come to the Joshua Tree Library tomorrow and every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for toddler boot camp. Toddlers will sing songs, dance, and exercise, as well as read a book and socialize.

The library is also offering incentives to readers, starting February 1. For every 30 items checked out, whether

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SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR PARADE OF HOMES

The 13th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for this February. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says now is the time for local business to take advantage of prime sponsorship opportunities…

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary annual fundraiser. It brings in

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Saturday, January 28, for the first time in many years, the entire Yucca Valley varsity wrestling team qualified for the CIF Championships with all nine wrestlers placing in the top three of De Anza League competition. Coach Larry Giron said seven wrestlers made it to the finals and four placed

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN KILLED IN VEHICLE-VERSUS-PEDESTRIAN CRASH SUNDAY NIGHT

A Joshua Tree woman was killed when she was hit by a pick-up truck last night. According to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Michele Fleming was crossing the highway northbound at Grand View Circle when she was struck by a silver Toyota Tacoma in the number

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FATAL HEAD-0N CRASH IN LANDERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A 34-year-old Taft man was killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Steven Long was driving a 2007 GMC Envoy southbound on Old Woman Springs Road just after 2 p.m. at a speed of more than 55 miles per hour. Just after

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SON OF COUNTY FIRE CHIEF FOUND DEAD IN LAKE ARROWHEAD

Dawson Hartwig, son of San Bernardino County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig, was found dead early Sunday, January 29, in Lake Arrowhead, a day and a half after he went missing. The sheriff’s dive team found his body about 1:10 a.m. in about 30 feet of water near the Lake Arrowhead

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES OFFERS CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is offering certified training for new volunteers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the course details…

Every two minutes another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can be devastating. By volunteering for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services you can make a difference. Free

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BURBANK MAN RESCUED AFTER FALL IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A rock climber was rescued after he fell about 30 feet in Joshua Tree National Park Sunday. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Colin Campbell, 26, of Burbank, was climbing in the Jumbo Rocks area of the park when he fell about 30 feet to the ground about 11 a.m. Witnesses

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT SATURDAY, WE MEET CONTESTANT ANGELIQUE PULIDO

The Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship pageant, produced by the Yucca Valley Rotary club, is this Saturday evening at 6:00 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter Kirby Davis introduces us to contestant Angelique Pulido…

Today we are talking with Angelique Pulido. Angelique, tell us about yourself.

“My name is Angelique

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MAN, GUILTY OF FOUR MORONGO BASIN ARMED ROBBERIES, GETS 22 YEARS

A Victorville man convicted of robbing four businesses in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms two years ago, was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison. In February 2015, Ramirez Brown, 37, who has ties to the area, robbed a smoke shop on Adobe Road, a liquor store in the

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MUSIC STUDENTS INVITED TO ENTER ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited to participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the deadline to register is coming up fast…

High School music students are invited to compete in the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition, set

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME KICKS OF AT THE JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY TOMORROW

Come to the Joshua Tree Library tomorrow and every Tuesday at 11 a.m. for preschool story time. The theme for tomorrow’s (January 31) story time is spiders. Three stories will be read, and children will sing songs, learn fun facts about spiders, and craft paper webs and spiders to take

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THEATRE 29 ANNOUNCES THE CAST OF “DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS”

Theatre 29 has cast the first of four Broadway musicals of their 2017 season, “Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast list…

Desert Theatre League award-winning director Gary Daigneault will direct “Disney’s Mary Poppins” with Bill Barrett as musical director. Dani Jara will choreograph with costumes by the

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST VACCINES, SPAYING AND NEUTERING

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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INTAKE FOR STUDENT ART SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IS TOMORROW

Students who wish to enter their art work in the Gallery 62 Youth Art Show should have their entries ready for intake tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has this reminder…

Gallery 62 Art Gallery in Joshua Tree is sponsoring a youth art show in February. Students in grades kindergarten through

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Joshua Springs boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will host Redlands Adventist Academy at home. The girls start at 5, the boys at 6:30.

SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUB SEEKS DONATION

The Santa Fe Social Club is accepting donations for its rummage sale next month. Residents are encouraged to donate furniture, books, toys, household items and other treasures for the two-day sale, set for February 9 and 10. The sale will raise money for the club’s programs, social activities, and items

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