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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ANDROMEDA CLUB STAR PARTY TOMORROW NIGHT

The Andromeda Society Astronomy Club will hold a free star party Friday, May 20, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. The community center is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue. Spring weather can be unpredictable and the star party will be canceled if clouds, rain or

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HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their quarterly meeting this Wednesday evening, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will give a presentation about the best egg laying chickens for home poultry fans. There will also be the opportunity to participate in a

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GUEST AUTHOR AT YUCCA MESA POTLUCK FRIDAY

A former columnist for the Hi-Desert Star will return to the Morongo Basin tomorrow to read from her book, “29.” In it, Nell Walker, a former big pharmo executive, finds herself living in a women’s shelter in Twentynine Palms, falling in love with a man both irresistible and forbidden, and

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STAR PARTY IN YUCCA MESA TONIGHT

Explore the night sky and enjoy a lively discussion on astronomy topics at the Andromeda Society’s free star party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. All ages are welcome, and participants can bring their own telescopes and binoculars or

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YUCCA MESA SWAP MEET TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association holds a swap meet every first and third Saturday. The next swap meet is April 16, from 7 to 2. Vendors start setting up at 7 a.m. and the swap meet is from 8 to 2. Reservations are taken now for vendors. Vendor spaces are

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CONTROVERSIAL CELL TOWER

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission had expected, and unexpected news in its meeting last night. In the surprise column, Commissioner Vickie Bridenstine announced that last night was her last meeting as a planning commissioner, as she had accepted a job with an engineering firm that she felt would pose a

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NO REASON GIVEN AS POWER OUTAGES AFFECT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS

A power outage throughout the Morongo Basin Monday left tens of thousands of residents without power for hours, some for as long as 18 hours. Residents in Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Landers, Pioneertown, and Morongo Valley reported power outages between 8:30 and 9 a.m. While power was restored

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HEARING ON YUCCA MESA CELL PHONE TOWER POSTPONED, AGAIN

A public hearing for a request for approval of a Verizon cell phone tower disguised as a water tower first appeared on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission’s agenda January 12, and two months and four meetings later, the project is still in limbo. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains why… With

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YUCCA MESA STAR PARTY SATURDAY

Learn about the night sky at the Andromeda Society’s star party Friday, March 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. Bring your telescope and binoculars for a telescope clinic, or use the club’s equipment. For more information, visit andromedasociety.org or email the club

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CONTROVERSIAL CELL PHONE TOWER BACK IN FRONT OF Y.V. PLANNING COMMISSION

UPDATE 4 P.M.: THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LACK OF A QUORUM.

A controversial neighborhood cell tower is back in front of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the options… The issue of the cell phone tower is on

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YUCCA MESA GIRL SUCCUMBS AFTER A 9-YEAR BATTLE WITH CANCER

A Yucca Mesa girl with cancer, who has been the focus of several stories on Z107.7, died early Friday morning. Abigail Snipes, 13, had her first surgery days before her 4th birthday in 2006 to remove a tumor from her neck. Diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, Abigail remained in stable condition until

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ANDROMEDA SOCIETY YUCCA MESA STAR PARTY FRIDAY

Explore the night sky and a lively film program on parallel universes at the Andromeda Society’s free star party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, February 19, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue. All ages are welcome, and participants can bring their own telescopes and binoculars or

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HI-DESERT HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold a quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. There will be a Power Point presentation on steps involved in raising day-old baby chicks. They will also

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EQUESTRIAN ACCIDENT KILLS YUCCA VALLEY VICAR

A tragedy for a beloved member of the Morongo Basin Clergy. Vicar Jane Lieberg Crase of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Yucca Valley suffered fatal injuries in an equestrian accident Sunday. Friends tell Z107.7 News Crase was riding one of her horses at her home in the Yucca Mesa area

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SCHEDULED POWER OUTAGE TODAY IN YUCCA MESA, LANDERS

About 2500 homes are without power today in our Morongo Basin due to scheduled power outages. Southern California Edison turned off power between 5:30 and 5:45 for about 1400 customers in Yucca Mesa, centered around Aberdeen Drive, and just over 1000 customers in Landers, around Belfield Boulevard. The power outage

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YUCCA MESA HOUSE A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE

A Yucca Mesa home is a total loss after it burned to the ground in a fire Tuesday. Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and Calfire were called to the 1300 block of South Wamego Trail just after 11 am. When they arrived, they found flames pouring from windows, doors,

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YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION LOOKING FOR VENDORS FOR SATURDAY SWAP MEET

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is soliciting vendors for its first Saturday swap meet this Saturday, December 5. Vendors start setting up at 7 a.m. and the swap meet is from 8 to 2. Vendor spaces are available for $15 each. A minimum of 10 vendors are needed for the

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, November 16, at a new location—the Johnson Valley Community Center, at the corner of Larrea Road and Quailbush Road, about 1 1/4 miles south of Highway 247. The Homestead Valley Community Council brings the concerns of residents of Landers, Johnson

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, November 16, at a new location—the Johnson Valley Community Center, at the corner of Larrea Road and Quailbush Road, about 1 1/4 miles south of Highway 247. The Homestead Valley Community Council brings the concerns of residents of Landers, Johnson

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