COUNTY RELEASES RESULTS OF ROAD SURVEY FOR SOME UNINCORPORATED AREAS

Back in July, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa were surveyed to determine their support for increases in road maintenance fees in return for improved service. In this report, Mike Lipsitz brings us survey results and some background… The San Bernardino County Special Districts

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY ASTRONOMERS CLUB MEETS TOMORROW

Join the Andromeda Society Astronomy Club Friday, October 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. for a preview of the winter constellations. Bring your own telescope and binoculars or enjoy the club’s equipment. Volunteers will be available if you need help with your telescope. The event will be held at the

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YUCCA MESA SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL TOMORROW

Yucca Mesa Elementary School will hold its annual fall festival Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15. Come to the school Friday night between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for the haunted house, which is rated PG-13. Admission is $3. On Saturday from 10 to 2, there will be traditional carnival

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YUCCA MESA FIRST ANNUAL MESA FEST TODAY

The Yucca Mesa Community Center is holding its first annual Mesa Fest today, Saturday, September 24. Mesa Fest is a fund-raiser to support the Yucca Mesa community center. Some of the events will include a chili cook-off, horseshoe competition, live music featuring local bands, craft fair, beer garden, a home-brewed

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YUCCA MESA FIRE STATION GETS NEW MEDIC ENGINE

When you’re responding to 1,200 calls a year, fire engines quickly rack up the miles. After 20 years and 340,000 miles, Yucca Mesa Fire Station 42 received a new medic fire engine a few months ago. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the engine has all the latest gear… County Fire

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CHILI COOKS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA MESA ANNUAL MESA FEST THIS SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Community Center is holding its first annual Mesa Fest this Saturday, September 24, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at 3133 Balsa Avenue just off of Aberdeen. There will be a chili cook-off and Mesa Fest is in need of more entries. The entry fee is $20

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20TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL IN YUCCA MESA TODAY

The Morongo Basin is known for its dark skies, and the Andromeda Society’s 20th annual Starry Nights Festival will take full advantage of the billions of stars on view. The festival is Saturday, September 10, from noon to midnight, but come early for the pancake breakfast from 8 to 11,

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20TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL IN YUCCA MESA SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin is known for its dark skies, and the Andromeda Society’s 20th annual Starry Nights Festival will take full advantage of the billions of stars on view. The festival is Saturday, September 10, from noon to midnight, but come early for the pancake breakfast from 8 to 11,

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YUCCA MESA SWAP MEET SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a swap meet Saturday, August 19, at the community center on Balsa Avenue. Outdoor spaces are $10 each; a table indoors is $10. Reservations are only required for indoor spaces. Vendors can start setting up at 7 a.m.; the sale runs from 8

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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a board meeting Monday, August 1, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue.

VENDORS NEEDS FOR INAUGURAL YUCCA MESA FALL FESTIVAL

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a new fundraiser this fall. Mesa Fest will include a chili cook-off, horseshoe competition, live music, craft fair, beer garden, children’s activities, and representatives from various public safety agencies. Artists and vendors are being sought for the event. Mesa Fest will be held

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HI-DESERT POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds their quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, 6 p.m., Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. The topic for the meeting is chickens and hot weather. Come learn how to keep clean water for chickens and how to help them survive the triple digit

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA MESA

A 53-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a pursuit through the Yucca Mesa neighborhood in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies attempted to stop a black Honda that was driving westbound on Patrick Avenue about 1 p.m. for having a cracked windshield. The vehicle with out-of-state plates

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER HIGH SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA MESA

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Tuesday following a high-speed pursuit through Yucca Mesa. According to limited details from a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to Aberdeen Drive and Avalon Avenue about 4 p.m. where they pursued a vehicle to a home in the 3800 block of Balsa Avenue. There

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, May 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE PERMACULTURE MEETING SUNDAY

Transition Joshua Tree will focus on permaculture when they meet this Sunday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

Transition Joshua Tree invites you to learn about the “Transition/ Permaculture” movement at a General Membership Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, July 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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ASTRONOMY TONIGHT AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Andromeda Society will hold a free astronomy night from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. Take a “walk on the moon” through the club’s telescopes or bring your own for a ‘scope clinic. Coffee provided, bring your own chairs,

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LEAK SHUTS OFF WATER FOR YUCCA MESA RESIDENTS WEDNESDAY

Some residents in the Yucca Mesa neighborhood of Yucca Valley were without water for several hours Wednesday morning. A large leak forced the Hi-Desert Water District to turn off water to residents on Linda Lee, Los Coyotes, and Indio Avenue. The leak was repaired and water service restored about noon.

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Assignment reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to see the invaluable service they provide… You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these

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