YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT STEALING A WATER TANK

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday night, accused of trying to steal a water tank from a foreclosed home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 p.m. to report that a man, later identified as Rusty Scoggins, 53, was loading a large water

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION APPLICANTS SOUGHT

The Town of Yucca Valley is seeking applicants for its planning commission. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you how to apply… Applications are now being accepted for an open seat on the Yucca Valley Planning Commission. Residents who live within the town’s jurisdiction and are interested in serving on the

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TOMORROW: “PIONEERING WOMEN”

The Historical Society will host their second Wednesday lecture tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson says it will be about our pioneering women… As part of the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series, the June lecture is titled “Pioneering Women of the Morongo Basin.” This presentation will be given by

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning after a sharp-eyed CHP officer noticed him sitting in a car on the highway with the door open in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol was driving westbound on Highway 62 near Highland Road in Morongo

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER AQUATICS PROGRAM STARTS JUNE 20

Swim lessons will be starting soon in Yucca Valley as the Town of Yucca Valley gets ready for its summer aquatic program. Reporter David Knutson dives in with details… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will begin their summer aquatics programs on June 20 at the Yucca Valley Community

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SCIENCE CAMP A RITE OF PASSAGE FOR AREA SIXTH GRADERS

Even while local sixth graders are getting back from their annual science camp experience, fund-raising is already beginning for next year. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a closer look… For sixth-grade students throughout Morongo Basin, science camp is akin to a rite of passage. Often, it’s the first time a child

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SLOW-PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT’S IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley Recreation will host slow-pitch softball tournaments. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you when and how to sign up… The Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host two slow pitch softball tournaments in July. The men’s tournament will be held July 5-8, and the co-ed tournament July 18-21

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS ANNOUNCE CAST OF “THE NERD”

The St. Joseph’s Players has cast the laugh-out-loud comedy, “The Nerd” by Larry Shue. The production will run June 25 through July 17. Reporter Rebecca Havley has the cast list … The cast of “The Nerd” includes architect Willum Cubbert, played by Ben Bees. His cynical best friend Axel Hammond

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YUCCA VALLEY GROCERY STORES ROBBED OF DIAPERS

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two cases in which Yucca Valley grocery stores were robbed of hundreds of dollars of diapers in the same night. According to Sheriff’s reports, a man and a woman entered the Von’s grocery store about 7:30 p.m. Friday and loaded up a cart with boxes of

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA food distribution on Wednesday, June 1, at 3:00 p.m. until they run out of food. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Please wear proper attire for the weather and remember there

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YUCCA VALLEY GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE WINNERS

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce has announced the trophy winners for the 2016 Grubstake Days parade. First place in the band category was The Door Christian Fellowship; second place, Yucca Valley High School Trojan Band. First place in dance was the Heat Dance Team, followed by Genuine Spirit and

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YUCCA VALLEY BALLROOM AND SWING DANCE CLASSES START TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering ballroom and swing dance classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics… The next session of ballroom and swing dance classes are starting in Yucca Valley. Learn to cha-cha, foxtrot, rumba, tango, and waltz. Or maybe swing dancing is more your style. Both styles

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ASSEMBLYMAN CHAD MAYES HOLDS YUCCA VALLEY OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW

Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Wednesday, June 1. Staff representatives will be available from 10 until 2 in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK SWIRLING IN CONTROVERSY

Some Yucca Valley parents and students are upset about two photos in the high school’s recently published yearbook. In the Senior Superlative section of the yearbook, under the heading of “Teacher’s Nightmare,” a male student is pointing a gun at an American government textbook, and the female student is holding

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HEAVY TRAFFIC EXPECTED THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

It is a three-day holiday weekend and the regional thoroughfares will be full of holiday travelers. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you to be careful out there…

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the heaviest travel times in the Inland Empire region, and with gas a dollar cheaper than

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HOLIDAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, and post offices will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day, and

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CHP TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT TOMORROW NIGHT

The CHP will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tomorrow. Reporter David Knutson has more…

This Saturday, May 28, the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Morongo Valley. The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. The officers will be

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SHARP-EYED DEPUTIES DETAIN TWO YUCCA VALLEY MEN WANTED ON WARRANTS

Two Yucca Valley men were arrested Wednesday morning after sharp-eyed deputies recognized them and knew they were wanted on warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, the deputies were on routine patrol in the 4900 block of Faith Avenue in Yucca Valley when they saw Blair Foster, 36, and Sean Tingstrom,

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 28, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be the Match bone marrow

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OPENING NIGHT GALA “BROADWAY BOUND” BENEFITS TWO CHARITIES

The St. Joseph’s Players are now performing the Neil Simon comedy/drama “Broadway Bound” in Yucca Valley. Their opening night gala fundraiser benefited two charities. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

The St. Joseph’s Players community theater in Yucca Valley opened “Broadway Bound” with a benefit gala performance. Two local charities

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