MURDER MYSTERY PARTY AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIORS CENTER SATURDAY

Help find out who’s on the level and who’s got something to hide by gathering information, trading clues, and solving the crime at a murder mystery party. Reporter Rebecca Havely fills us in with more clues… The crowd is filled with suspects when a Mafia don is put on ice

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Rancho Mirage High School. Tennis is at 3:15; volleyball at 4:30 p.m. The Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will host Desert Mirage High School from

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HUNDREDS HONOR MARA CANTELO AT A FRIDAY SERVICE IN YUCCA VALLEY

It was standing room only at the Yucca Valley Community Center Friday, as hundreds of residents came together to celebrate the life of Mara Cantelo, the founder of Tender Loving Christmas. Friends and colleagues shared memories of how they met Cantelo; her years with the American Red Cross; how she

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THREE YUCCA VALLEY STUDENTS ARRESTED FOR STEALING FROM LOCKER ROOM

Three students were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing from their fellow students. According to a Sheriff’s report, the three unidentified students entered the girls’ locker room at Yucca Valley High School between 10:14 and 11:04 Wednesday and broke into 10 lockers. They are accused of stealing several cell phones, clothing,

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3 VEHICLE CRASH SEND 3 TO THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY NIGHT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

We have limited information on a three-vehicle crash that sent three people to the hospital Friday night in Twentynine Palms. Just after 7 p.m., rescue personnel responded to the crash on Adobe Road north of Amboy Road. One person received serious injuries and was taken to Desert Hospital in Palm

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STOLEN VEHICLE SET FIRE IN THE SUNFAIR AREA

Authorities are investigating a stolen vehicle that was set on fire in the Sunfair Heights area of north Joshua Tree Saturday morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, firefighters were sent to a remote area near Sonora Road and Copper Moon Lane about 8:40 a.m. for what was

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SEXUAL ASSAULT VOLUNTEER TRAINING STARTS TOMORROW

Volunteers are being sought for Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services starts tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the free training details… A few minutes of your time can help someone take back years of their life. Every two minutes, another woman, man or child is sexually assaulted and the effects can

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JOSHUA TREE RECREATION SEEKING VENDORS FOR HALLOWEEN EVENT

Joshua Tree Recreation is planning for their big annual Halloween event. They are looking for non-profit vendors to hold a trick-or-treat booth or a game booth at the Halloween event set for October 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. For more information, contact Malerie

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REACH OUT SEEKING VENDORS FOR NOVEMBER CRAFT SALE

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking vendors for its 11th annual craft fair and bake sale, set for November 4 and 5, at the 29 Palms Senior Center. Tables are $20 for one day or $30 for both days, with indoor and outdoor spaces available. To reserve a table for

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ORCHID CLASSES PART OF THIS WEEKENDS ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival draws a lot of attention to the world-class orchid show. But fans shouldn’t overlook the world of orchid classes, some of which are free. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his planter and pencil…

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival October 7 and 8 isn’t just for

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“MY OLD LADY” OPENS THIS SATURDAY AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

Get your tickets now for a new drama at the award-winning Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. “My Old Lady” is a three-character drama about a middle-aged American who inherits an apartment in Paris. His plans to sell it to solve his financial difficulties are thwarted by the fact than

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold 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 1 p.m. October 3, 10, 17, and 31; and

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A WIN FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycat varsity tennis team hosted big bear Friday. Coach Bill Shay said the Ladycats came away with the win, 11-7. With the win, the Ladycats improve to 3 and 1 in conference play for the season.

WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS CLOSED FIRE STATION

Just three months after Wonder Valley residents were told their fire station was funded for 2017-18 and would remain open, Wonder Valley firefighters packed up and left the fire station on Friday, September 22. In June, County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall told Wonder Valley municipal advisory council representative Teresa

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IF IT'S OCTOBER, IT'S JOHNSON VALLEY OCTOBERFEST

Save the date for the eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley, set for Saturday, October 7. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 2 p.m. There’ll be a section of craft and domestic beers, hard cider, plus a German buffet dinner including a dessert bar. Dinner

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TOURS, CLASSES, MUSIC, FOOD, AND MORE AT ORCHID FESTIVAL

October is orchid month in Morongo Basin and an opportunity to experience displays of beautiful live orchids and much more at the 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview… The annual Orchid Festival is about much more than the world-class

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“MY OLD LADY” COMING TO GROVES CABIN THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

Get your tickets now for a new drama at the award-winning Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. “My Old Lady” is a three-character drama about a middle-aged American who inherits an apartment in Paris. His plans to sell it to solve his financial difficulties are thwarted by the fact than

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CHILDREN AND TEEN PROGRAMS SET TO BEGIN AT JOSHUA TREE LIBRARY

For the next month, the Joshua Tree Library is offering programs for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. On Mondays, at 4 p.m., is the teen program, where teens can explore art and different artistic media. This program is for teens who are artistic or who would like

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YUCCA VALLEY RECRUITING YOUTH COMMISSIONERS

The Town of Yucca Valley is recruiting for their youth commission. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply…

The Yucca Valley Youth Commission is made up of students in grades 7 through 12 who attend school in Yucca Valley. Youth commissioners produce informative video programs, present forums to

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SIX PEOPLE INJURED IN SUSPECTED DUI CRASH IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS THURSDAY

Six people were injured, one critically, in a suspected drunk-driving crash in Desert Hot Springs Thursday evening. According to police, Brandon Byars, 23, of Palm Desert was driving a van when he struck a pick-up truck at the intersection of Ironwood Drive and La Mesa Drive about 8:20 p.m. Witnesses

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