FIRE DESTROYS MOTORHOME AND VEHICLE IN WONDER VALLEY

A resident living in his motor home while building a permanent home in Wonder Valley will have to find another place to live following a fire Sunday. According to County Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were called to the 83600 block of Amboy Road at 1 p.m. where they found

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND HIDING A MACHETE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after he was found hiding a machete under his clothes. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was looking for a burglary suspect at Tortoise Rock Casino about 6:30 p.m. when he found a man, later identified as Josh Roggenbuck, 39, who matched

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DESERT HOT SPRINGS MAN ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested last week, accused of dealing drugs in Yucca Valley. Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Tollefson said he was conducting a check around the Yucca Valley Library just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tollefson saw a man, later identified as Ryan Elm, 22, standing near the rear

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1ST STAGES OF YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PROJECT COMPLETED

The largest public works project in the history of the Morongo Basin, the Yucca Valley sewer project, is moving along nicely. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the first stages have been completed… The first two stages of construction for the Hi-Desert Water District’s sewer project in Phase I have been

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold three free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes are set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 17; 11 a.m. Monday,

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HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN DINNER TONIGHT

For many folks in the Morongo Basin exploring the Mojave Desert is a favorite pastime. Now how about exploring our desert from a culinary perspective? Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains… The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. This month’s dinner is at

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FIVE TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GO TO CIF PRELIMINARY TRACK MEET SATURDAY

Twentynine Palms High School track and field team sent five athletes to the CIF preliminary meet at Carpinteria High School Saturday. Coach Ronda Lockett-Morton said senior Captain Spencer Walton ran a personal record 4:24.31 in the 1600m and placed third overall. Sophomore thrower Adam Mapuatuli threw a personal record in

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GOLF 4 LIFE TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 20

The Golf 4 Life event is a great day of fun for all golfers, men, women and kids, Saturday, May 20, at Hawks Landing Golf Course. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Fees are $80 per golfer or $75 per golfer with a team

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REGISTER NOW FOR FREE VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR IN PALM SPRINGS

Congressman Raul Ruiz of Palm Springs will host the Second Annual Veterans University on Saturday, May 20, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Registration starts at 8:30, and the program runs from 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Veterans University is a free one-day event that will cover topics such as: health

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HIGH DESERT TEST KITCHEN MONTHLY DINNER MAY 15

For many folks in Morongo Basin exploring the Mojave Desert is a favorite pastime. Now how about exploring our desert from a culinary perspective? Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains … The High Desert Test Kitchen is an informal monthly dinner gathering organized by artist Sarah Witt. This month’s dinner is at

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YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

The Yucca Valley Lobos football and cheer camp registration is open. The camp takes place May 15 through 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway. The cost is $5. per day or $20. per week. Athletes already registered and paid for

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STILL TIME FOR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR ROUTE 62 CRUISERS CAR SHOW

The Route 62 Cruisers Car Show is set for next weekend, Saturday, May 20. Reporter Eric Knabe says there is still time to register your ride for the show… Rev up your engine; it’s time to register your vehicle for Route 62 Cruisers 10th annual car show, held May 20

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, May 15. Representatives from the Fire and Sheriff’s Departments are usually available to answer questions. Homestead Valley includes the communities of Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall on Reche Road in

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24-HOUR CELEBRATION OF LOU HARRISON’S CENTENNIAL STARTS AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

A special day is planned at Harrison House Music, Arts, and Ecology in Joshua Tree. The 24-hour event started at midnight Saturday and will continue all day Sunday until midnight. Reporter Kirby Davis says the 24-hour event will celebrate the 100th birthday of the California composer Lou Harrison… Harrison House

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GUILTY PLEA IN DUI CRASH THAT KILLED TWENTYNINE PALMS DENTIST AND HIS WIFE

The Twentynine Palms Marine accused of killing a prominent dentist and his wife in a DUI crash in May 2015 pleaded guilty in court last month. Mariah Natividad, 22, a lance corporal with the Exercise Support Division on the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, was driving under the influence and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON WARRANTS FOLLOWING FIGHT THURSDAY

A Yucca Valley man who was involved in a fight with another man was arrested on his warrants Thursday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Anthony Garcia, 27, was at a home in the 7200 block of Palo Alto Road and had been drinking, when another man arrived on his motorcycle

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TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY’S LOBSTERFEST

Enjoy a lobster and steak dinner under the stars during the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s second lobsterfest in Pioneertown. Managing editor Tami Roleff says pass the butter…

A private scenic western ranch outside under the stars will be the site of the Lobsterfest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of

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GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT OPENING TONIGHT

Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree will hold an opening reception tonight Saturday, May 13, for its new art show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women.” The show features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. The opening

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SELF-WORTH EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Discoveries about developing a healthy sense of self-worth will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 14 at 4 p.m.… The program, titled “What’s Wrong Right With You? The Surprising Truth About Self-Worth,” features an exclusive documentary film about a skid-row project that provides makeovers for homeless mothers. Lifetree

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May

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