YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL CANCELS TONIGHT’S MEETING

Tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council has been cancelled due to a lack of an agenda. The next regularly scheduled meeting is for August 2.

COUNTY PLANS TO OPEN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER IN MORONGO BASIN

Not since 2012 and the closing of Panorama Ranch has Morongo Basin had a mental health crisis residential treatment facility. Since then, the closest facility within San Bernardino County is in Loma Linda, some 70 miles away. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about a plan to change all that

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CONSTRUCTION WORK ON HIGHWAY 62 TOMORROW

CalTrans has announced that the left shoulder on the westbound ramp of Highway 62 to Interstate 10 will be closed Wednesday, July 6, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. while it performs shoulder work. Please use caution in the area.

YUCCA VALLEY LOBOS FOOTBALL CLINIC STARTS WEDNESDAY

The Yucca Valley Lobos Football team, for children ages 7 to 14, will hold free football clinics this week. Clinics will be held July 6, 7, 8, 11, and 12 at the Yucca Valley Community Center field from 6 to 8 p.m. Make-up equipment fittings will be held Friday, July

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MOST PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES CLOSED ON JULY 4

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, July 4, and will resume its regularly scheduled

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YUCCA VALLEY FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Make plans to attend the Yucca Valley fireworks show. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details… Make your plans to attend the annual Yucca Valley fireworks show Monday, July 4. Held at the Brehm Sports Park at Little League Drive and Palm Avenue in Yucca Valley, this year’s event

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ALL UNPERMITTED FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

Illegal fireworks are a concern this holiday weekend. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Possession of fireworks is illegal throughout Morongo Basin. This includes so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, and any fireworks that explode, shoot in the air or move along the ground. With the threat of wildfire nearing peak

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TWENTYNINE PALMS FIREWORKS

Twentynine Palms has a great day of fun with fireworks to follow on the fourth. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has all the details… The Morongo Basin’s largest Fourth of July fireworks show will be held in Twentynine Palms at Luckie Park. The Luckie Park pool will be open 1 to 5

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CAR STOLEN FROM YUCCA VALLEY FOUND IN MORONGO VALLEY

A car that was stolen out of Yucca Valley last Saturday was recovered in the desert in Morongo Valley Wednesday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of the 1998 Nissan Altima reported the car stolen from the 56200 block of Buena Vista Drive about 11:40 a.m. June 25. The

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LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS SET FOR JULY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in July 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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4TH OF JULY TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PET SAFE

The fifth of July is the busiest day of the year for many animal shelters, as many dogs panic due to the loud bangs from fireworks celebrations, run off, and get lost. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has some tips on how to keep your dog safe this weekend… Many dogs are

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CHILI COOK-OFF AND STICK HORSE RODEO IN PIONEERTOWN TODAY

Today is the Pi-Town chili cook-off and stick horse rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Mane Street in Pioneertown. The stick horse rodeo parade starts at 5:30, the chili cook off starts at 6, with the award ceremony at 8 p.m. There will be three categories in the chili

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ENJOY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN

Night time is the best time at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some options for nighttime hikers… Here in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing

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FRIDAY NIGHT TEEN TENNIS STARTS JULY 8

Friday Night Teen Tennis kicks off July 8, and runs each Friday evening through August 19 at Jacobs Park in Yucca Valley from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The informal program features summer tennis fun with friends under the lights with jock jams and pizza. No pre-registration required. Just show up.

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THE ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS COMEDY “THE NERD” CONTINUES RUN IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players production of “The Nerd” continues its run this weekend. The laugh-out-loud comedy is not to be missed. The talented cast includes: Ben Bees, Beau Stoker, Jericho McWilliams, Bianca Stoker, Dave Jessup, Shelly Sheckler and Trevor Carpenter. The production is directed by Rebecca Havely. The play runs

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STAR PARTY TONIGHT AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold its weekly star party Saturday night, July 2. The event begins at 9:30 p.m. and will end about 12:30 a.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Volunteers will set up manual and battery-operated

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ALL UNPERMITTED FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE MORONGO BASIN

As we start our Fourth of July holiday weekend, this reminder: All fireworks, even the so called, “Safe and Sane” ones, are illegal in all areas of our Morongo Basin. Law enforcement and fire authorities will be on patrol. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says times have changed and you have to

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COUNTY FIRE INVESTIGATORS MAKING ARRESTS FOR POSSESSION OF FIREWORKS

County fire investigators seized more than 25,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in June. Investigators issued 116 citations totaling $145,000 in fines. Investigations conducted at the Interstate 15 agricultural inspection station in Yermo found that the top three destinations for smuggled fireworks were Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties.

KEYS VIEW ROAD CLOSED FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

Joshua Tree National Park has closed Keys’ View Road today until further notice due to a search and rescue operation inside the park. Michael Rodriguez, 57, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

The Yucca Valley fireworks is hosted by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and the town the night of July 4. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Make your plans to attend the annual Yucca Valley fireworks show Monday, July 4. Held at the Brehm Sports Park at Little League Drive

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