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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YUCCA MESA FIREFIGHTERS REPORT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Yucca Mesa firefighters returning to Fire Station 42 from a training exercise in Yucca Valley Tuesday afternoon were the first to report a fire off Old Woman Springs Road. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said they spotted the smoke coming from the wash behind the Circle K, just south of

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FREE ASTRONOMY NIGHT FRIDAY AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Andromeda Society invites the public to a free astronomy night from 8 to 11 p.m. this Friday, June 17, 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, some refreshments

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SMALL HOUSE FIRE IN YUCCA MESA SUNDAY NIGHT

Yucca Mesa and Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a structure fire late last night. Right at midnight, the residents in the 3000 block of Hilton Avenue, north of Aberdeen Avenue, called to report flames in the small home’s attic. Firefighters had to pull down the ceiling and open up

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SMALL FIRE IN YUCCA MESA THURSDAY MORNING

Firefighters were called to a small fire early this morning. About 5:40 a.m., Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a small structure fire near Aberdeen and Balsa Avenues. The fire was in a room filled with gaming equipment that was attached to one of the two

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