A CYBER SECURITY ENCORE AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

It seems that every week brings news of another cyber security breach or online scam. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about some expert advice on how you can avoid being a victim… January’s guest speaker at the Yucca Mesa Community Center’s regular meeting was so popular that the independent cybersecurity

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SOLAR PROJECTS AND COUNTY’S RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN ON AGENDA FOR HOMESTEAD VALLEY MEETING MONDAY

Residents of Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Yucca Mesa, are invited to the monthly meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council tomorrow, February 19, at 3 p.m. On the agenda will be a discussion of the county’s Renewable Energy Conservation Element and permit applications for more than 5,000 acres

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

Residents of Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa are invited to the monthly meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council on Monday, February 19, at 3 p.m. On the agenda will be a discussion on the county’s Renewable Energy Conservation Element and permit applications for more than 5,000

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HI-DESERT POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

The High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association meets tonight, (January 24) at 6 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Anyone who either has chickens or other poultry, or who is interested in getting started with them is invited to come. Bring your questions and best tips on raising poultry. Children

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SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS HEARING ON PROPOSED ELECTION DISTRICTS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School District board will hold a public hearing on proposed maps for trustee area elections during tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The MUSD Board of Education will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Elementary School. The board will first

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EARLY MORNING YUCCA MESA FIRE BURNS OUTBUILDINGS

Firefighters from Yucca Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called out to a fire early this morning. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow, The call about a residential structure fire came in at 12:49 a.m. to the 59000 block of Lutz Lane in Yucca

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15-YEAR-OLD BOY WALKING BICYCLE SUFFERS BROKEN LEG WHEN HE’S HIT BY A TRUCK

A 15-year-old boy sustained a possible broken leg when he was hit by a truck in Yucca Mesa Monday evening. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, the boy was walking his bicycle westbound on Aberdeen Drive about 5:10 p.m. near El Dorado Avenue. The driver of a truck,

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TWO FIRES OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Area firefighters responded to two fires over the weekend. On Saturday, Yucca Mesa and Yucca Valley firefighters were called at 1:25 p.m. to a small mobile home fire in Landers in the 900 block of Juniper. Firefighters were on scene at 1:40 and had the fire out at 1:55 p.m.

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NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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TWO INJURED, POWER OUT FOR HOURS, FOLLOWING SUSPECTED DUI ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA MESA

Two people were injured, and power was out for hours, following a high-speed single-vehicle rollover crash in Yucca Mesa Saturday. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Simon Miller, Jeremy Roses, 28, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 2001 Dodge Durango southbound on Warren Vista Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Witnesses said

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their fall quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 25, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Association founder Charla Shamhart will be sharing poultry yard hacks to make it easier and less time-consuming to keep chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry. Meetings

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FINAL WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the final weekend of the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. More than 135 artists will showcase their work at 85 locations throughout the Morongo Basin: Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. Get your catalogs at local visitors

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OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

For the next two weekends, local artists will entertain visitors in the annual Highway 62 Open Studios Art Tours. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her checkbook…

The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts this weekend and continues next weekend. More than 135 artists will showcase their work

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to

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MESA FEST 2017 IS TODAY AND TONIGHT

Folks from all over the Basin are descending today on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an overview…

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MESA FEST 2017 THIS SATURDAY BENEFITS PARK PLAYGROUND

This Saturday, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an overview…

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GET READY FOR MESA FEST

Later this month, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS MEET MONDAY

Attention high school junior girls in Yucca Valley as well the unincorporated areas of Morongo Valley, Yucca Mesa, Landers, and Joshua Tree. The Miss Yucca Valley scholarship orientation is this Monday at 6 p.m. at Joshua Springs school in room f-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Applications are

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YUCCA MESA SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and a drink for $7, or $5 for kids 12 and under. Desserts and wine will be available for purchase. There will also be

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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca

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