HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW

A series of health and wellness classes will be offered Wednesday afternoons at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. The first class is set for 2 p.m. April 19 and will feature information on nutrition and pain. The classes are free. RSVP to Rainbow Stew at 760-418-5170. Rainbow Stew is located

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REGISTER NOW FOR THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS TUG O’ WAR

Grubstake Days is coming to Yucca Valley May 25 through May 29. One of the fun and traditional events is the tug o’ war competition. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says gets your team together for fun, bragging rights, and a trophy… The classic Grubstake Days Tug-O-War is back, and it’s

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LANDERS MAN KILLED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING LUCERNE VALLEY CRASH

An early morning crash killed a Landers man in Lucerne Valley yesterday. The County Coroner’s office said Sunday, April 16, at approximately 6:39 a.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call of a single overturned vehicle traffic collision, located near Old Woman Springs Road and Lafon

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THREE INJURED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Three people were injured Saturday morning when a car crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley. About 9:24 a.m., firefighters were called to westbound Highway 62 and Bella Vista Avenue where they found a red Honda with its front end completely smashed in. The three people inside—Manuel Gumataotao, 52;

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SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR HELP IN LOCATING MISSING YUCCA VALLEY MAN

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Yucca Valley man. George “Marty” McKissen left his home in the 56800 block of Little League Drive about 9:30 Friday morning to ride his blue “Huffy” mountain bike, and never returned home. McKissen has the mental capacity

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TO DIVVY UP FEDERAL FUNDING TOMORROW

Several items up for discussion hold special interest to Morongo Basin at the 10 a.m. County Board of Supervisor’s meeting tomorrow in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details … Supervisors will convene a public hearing tomorrow. It will be the public’s final opportunity to weigh in on the County’s

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR BEARS IN MORONGO VALLEY

The sign is short and to the point; it reads: Beware! Bear and cubs onsite in early morning and evening after dark. The signs were posted around Covington Park in Morongo Valley in early March after the bears were spotted there. Most certainly a California Black Bear, the beasts were

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FREE, RAPID, HIV TESTING IN YUCCA VALLEY WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District is partnering with the County of San Bernardino’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to Yucca Valley. A mobile test vehicle will be at the Yucca Valley Family Health Clinic, Wednesday, April 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB BRINGING BACK THE REVERSE RAFFLE

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is holding a reverse raffle Saturday, May 20, in which the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize, $2,000 in cash. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information about how you can be a part of this movie-themed event… Get out your

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DUI DRIVER CRASHES INTO YUCCA VALLEY MEDIANS

A Los Angeles woman was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of drunk driving after she crashed her car into a median in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called about a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Mohawk Trail and Highway 62 about 2 a.m. Deputies determined

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SLEEPING DRIVER CRASHES ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

A woman was injured early Saturday morning when her car crashed on Old Woman Springs. About 3:25 a.m., deputies were called to a single car crash at Old Woman Springs Road and Farrelo Road, where they found a black Ford Fusion located in the wash on the east side of

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THEATRE 29 FORMING IMPROVISATIONAL TROOP

Theatre 29 is offering a resident repertory improvisational troupe. Here with workshop and audition information is reporter Rebecca Havely… The Theatre 29 Repertory Improvisational Comedy Troupe is now forming under the direction of veteran performer and U.C. Riverside professor Chris Fleischman. Improvisation is a form of live theatre in which

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College will be closed and there will be no classes, Tuesday, April 18, for faculty and staff development. Normal business hours will resume 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 19.

COMMUNITY NEEDS FORUM IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is known to many for distribution of surplus food to those in need throughout Morongo Basin. The non-profit, non-governmental agency has a lot more to offer. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how to let them know what you need … The Community

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YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY BOOK SALES START

The county libraries will hold annual spring book sales this week. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details for the Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms events… The Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms libraries will hold their spring book sales this week. Friends of the Yucca Valley library will be able to

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE CLOSED TUESDAY

Copper Mountain College will be closed and there will be no classes, Tuesday, April 18, for faculty and staff development. Normal business hours will resume 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 19.

FREE PTSD COURSE OFFERED ABOARD THE TWENTYNINE PALMS COMBAT CENTER

Veterans and their families who need help dealing with post-traumatic stress syndrome and the after-effects of combat are invited to attend a free 12-week course at the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Reboot Recovery is not a support group, but a 12-week

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES SPEAKS OUT AGAINST GAS TAX

California State Assemblyman and minority leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley issued a statement Thursday on the new gas tax recently passed by the California legislature. Mayes spoke out against the tax increase, saying that it passed due his colleagues being bought off with transportation projects, arm twisting, and deals

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“TAKE A HIKE” WITH PARK SUPERINTENDENT DAVID SMITH APRIL 23

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District and Joshua Tree National Park have partnered on a project designed to promote wellness through exercise and even help patients healing from illness, injury or surgery. Called “Take a Hike,” this free program enables local medical providers to write a prescription good for 90-days’ entrance

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

Among the items up for discussion at this month’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council are the latest information on hauled water; progress on the campaign for designating State Route 247 a scenic highway; and whether off-highway vehicles are banned from county-maintained dirt roads. Residents from Yucca Mesa, Landers,

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