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COUNTY ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, YUCCA VALLEY RESIDENT, DAN MUNSEY REASSIGNED

County Fire Assistant Chief Dan Munsey of Yucca Valley, who serves as a Hi-Desert Water District Board member, has been reassigned to the East Valley Division 6 effective tomorrow (Saturday, February 18). The East Division covers the metropolitan area of San Bernardino including the southern base of the San Bernardino Mountains to the Oak...
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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER OFFERS FREE ONLINE HEART RISK ASSESSMENT

For the first time in two decades, the number of Americans dying of heart disease increased in 2015. The uptick in heart disease deaths came as an unwelcome surprise. In this report, Mike Lipsitz tells us how our own Hi-Desert Medical Center responds…

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SKY’S THE LIMIT “STAR PARTY” TOMORROW

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center will hold a star party Saturday night, February 18. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. and will end about 9:30 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will include the Andromeda Galaxy, the Great Orion Nebula and the faint glow...
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A SPIRITUAL TALK FROM THE AUTHOR OF “THE SHACK”

Nearly 30 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, and the trend is growing. Kirby Davis says participants in the Lifetree Café in Twentynine Palms can discuss the issue in a safe environment Sunday…
William Paul Young, best known as the author of “The Shack,” will discuss...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM CAR WASH TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan swim team will hold a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, February 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Napa Auto Parts, located at 57840 29 Palms Highway in Yucca Valley. Tickets are $5 for cars, and $10 for SUVs or trucks.  All proceeds will go towards...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL IN HOME CIF PLAY-OFF TONIGHT

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the visiting Alhambra Moors in the first round of the CIF division 3A playoffs, 83-60. Coach TJ Stanford said the ’Cats are now 23-3 overall. Their next CIF contest will be tonight at home in the Richard Casey Gym against Arroyo Grande. Game...
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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL IN HOME CIF PLAYOFF TOMORROW

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team will begin their playoff run at home Saturday night with a second-round game against Royal High School from Simi Valley. The Yucca girls, seeded eighth in the division 3AA playoffs, received a first round bye, while the Highlanders won a 41-37 first round game Thursday...
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MORONGO VALLEY RESIDENTS INVITED TO WELCOME NEW MAIN FIRE ENGINE

The Morongo Valley Community Services District, along with the fire department it oversees, has struggled to keep its aging main fire engine operational for well over a year. Now the CSD, the fire department, and the residents of Morongo Valley can breathe a collective sigh of relief. In this report,...
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CHARGES FILED IN FEDERAL CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION IN PALM SPRINGS

The former Mayor of Palm Springs and two Developers have been charged with corruption after an FBI investigation. In a criminal complaint listing 21 felony charges against him unveiled today, prosecutors allege that during his two years as mayor of Palm Springs, Steve Pougnet accepted bribes from local real-estate developers...
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DESERT HOT SPRINGS TO RULE ON MASSIVE PROJECT ALONG STATE ROUTE 62

The Desert Hot Springs City Council will hear an appeal of a planning commission decision to deny an extension for a massive home subdivision on the west side of State Route 62 just south of Mission Creek Road and the entrance to Mission Creek Preserve, bordering the new Sand to...
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AUDITIONS FOR “INTO THE WOODS” SET AT THEATRE 29

The classic Broadway hit musical “Into the Woods” is the next big musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of nine female and seven male musical performers. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the cast break down…

The cast of the darkly whimsical Stephen Sondheim musical...
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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST ACQUIRES AND TRANSFERS MORE PROPERTY

The Mojave Desert Land Trust recently acquired 50 acres that had been slated to be razed for development in Joshua Tree. The Joshua trees on the five parcels at Alta Loma and Alta Avenue had been marked with ribbons by the prior owners to mark them for removal. On Tuesday, volunteers...
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YUCCA VALLEY RECREATION OFFERING BUS TRIP TO NIXON LIBRARY

A comfortable bus ride to a regional attraction is being offered to Yucca Valley residents. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to be on the bus to the Nixon Library…
The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a trip to the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda....
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2017 GRUBSTAKE DAYS RODEO QUEEN AND COURT SELECTED

The 2017 Grubstake Days Rodeo has announced the results of their Rodeo Queen contest. Miss Grubstake Days Rodeo Queen is Serernity Shiotani, 19. Serenity is a fifth-generation cattle rancher who wants to carry on the ranching tradition. Junior Miss Grubstake Days Rodeo Queen is Taylor Ramirez, 13. Taylor plays soccer, softball and...
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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE HOLIDAY CLOSURES

Copper Mountain College will be closed Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20, for Presidents’ Day weekend.  The College will resume its normal operating hours on Tuesday, February 21.

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will hold a distribution of federal surplus food 10 to noon, Friday, February 17, at the Church of the Nazarene, 56248 Buena Vista Drive in Yucca Valley.

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MARDI GRAS DINNER AND DANCE PARTY SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get out your beads, feathers, and masks for a Mardi Gras dinner and dance party sponsored by the Yucca Valley Senior Club. Managing editor Tami Roleff has all the details…
The Yucca Valley Senior Club and the Town of Yucca Valley will host a Mardi Gras-themed dinner and dance event...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL WINS FIRST ROUND CIF GAME

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the visiting Alhambra Moors in the first round of the CIF division 3A playoffs last night with an 83-60 score. Coach TJ Stanford said D’Shaun Barrett had 23 points and 10 assists. Abraham Bell had 17 points and 12 rebounds. Brother...
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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF BEATING HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested late Thursday night, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Derrick Lute-Rosario, 23, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 73300 block of 29 Palms Highway about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night when Lute-Rosario grabbed the woman and began to punch her with both fists....
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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION SORTS OUT NATIVE PLANT INVENTORY

Huge discrepancies in numbers of Joshua trees and Mojave yuccas in just six years at the Sage Estates housing development in Yucca Valley led the Yucca Valley Town Council to order a third inventory of native plants. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the planning commission received the results last night,...
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