YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL SELECTS TAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

As of April 1, the town of Yucca Valley is collecting a 1 percent sales tax, with a portion of the proceeds being used for town infrastructure and programs, and a portion to be used to lower the sewer assessment for residents. As part of the sales tax measures, the

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STAR TWIRLERS MOVING AFTER AFTER 17 YEARS

After more than 17 years of dancing at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge, the Star Twirlers Square Dance Club has lost its lease. Classes for line dance and square dance will now be held in the clubhouse at the Aztec Mobile Home Park on Church Street in Yucca Valley. The

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ESSENTIAL OILS AND SPRING PHOTO SHOW AT RAINBOW STEW

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold three free informational introduction classes. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. Classes are set for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 6; 11 a.m. Monday,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School softball and tennis teams will host Desert Hot Springs at home. Softball and tennis both begin at 3:15 p.m. Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School softball team will travel away to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. First

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RELAY FOR LIFE CALLED A SUCCESS BY ORGANIZERS

Organizers are calling the 2017 Relay for Life Morongo Basin, held at Yucca Valley High School Saturday, a success. The event leader, Cathy Inscore, said, “On behalf of the Relay for Life Morongo Basin, I would like to thank everyone who worked so diligently. Even though it was only a

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS: CONTRACTS, A TRUCK, AND SALES TAX OVERSIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the agenda ranges from service contracts to a new truck to sales tax oversight… The consent agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Town Council includes many requests for proposals, for street sweeping to

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YUCCA VALLEY FELON FOUND WITH STOLEN SHOTGUN

A Yucca Valley convicted felon was arrested early Saturday morning, accused of being in possession of a stolen shotgun. a Sheriff’s report said, deputies were called to the 1300 block of Inca Trail in Yucca Valley about 4:45 a.m. Saturday by a juvenile who was trying to leave a home,

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of riding a stolen off-road vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a blue Polaris off-road vehicle about 5:40 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Road and Drexel Road for driving an off-road vehicle on a roadway. The deputy determined during a

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FALSE ID TO A DEPUTY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after he gave a false name to a deputy. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about 3:30 Friday afternoon for not having a valid registration. The driver gave the deputy his brother’s name, but during a search of the

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MINOR INJURIES AFTER A PEDESTRIAN IS HIT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A pedestrian was slightly injured Friday when he was hit by a passing vehicle in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the 32-year-old man was crossing Yucca Trail near Dumosa Avenue about 9 p.m. when the driver’s side mirror of a vehicle, driven westbound on Yucca Trail at about

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YUCCA VALLEY CONVENIENCE STORE ROBBERY NETS CIGARETTES AND  BEEF JERKY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a robbery of a convenience store in Yucca Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man entered the Circle K store in the 6900 block of Old Woman Springs Road about 4:30 a.m. with a plastic gun, went behind the counter and

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NATIVE PLANT WORKSHOP TOMORROW AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering two plant classes in April; the first one is tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Learn about our local wild flowers and native plants in two upcoming events at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. The first is a native plant workshop Wednesday, April 5,

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FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will have a USDA Food Distribution tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 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 TOWN COUNCIL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW AFTERNOON

The Yucca Valley Town Council will start updating its strategic plan this fall. The Town Council has requested a series of workshops to discuss some issues and priorities to include in the next strategic plan. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hold

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SOME YUCCA VALLEY TOWN OFFICES CLOSE FOR TRAINING

The Yucca Valley Community Development and Public Works offices will be closed for a few hours Monday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 5 for staff training. The closed hours are Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley Town Hall and

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YUCCA VALLEY SCULPTORS TAKE FIRST AND THIRD IN INDIAN WELLS ART FESTIVAL

Two Yucca Valley residents won first and third place for their stone sculptures at the Indian Wells Arts Festival over the weekend. David Falossi won first place for his 8,000-pound sculpture of a mountain lion in a cave entitled “The Guardian.” His 17-year-old son, Christopher, won third place for his

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ANOTHER IRS TAX SCAM

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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ASSEMBLYMAN MAYES STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, April 3. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The annual golf tournament to benefit the Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways scholarship program is April 7 at Hawks Landing Golf Club. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there’s no greater time to T-off than when it supports local students … The annual Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation Golf

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RELAY FOR LIFE THIS WEEKEND

The annual “Relay for Life” event, benefiting the American Cancer Society, is set today. Edica Gonzalez has more on the 12-hour fundraiser… Hundreds of local residents will join the fight against cancer in the Morongo Basin’s Relay for Life event, a 12-hour walkathon to raise money for the American Cancer

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