CALTRANS WORKING ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD TOMORROW

CalTrans will be performing utility work on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley Tuesday, May 9. Be prepared for one-way lane closures between Buena Suerte Road and San Juan Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Watch for road workers and slow down.

COLDWELL BANKER AGENT AWARDED INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT’S ELITE AWARD

Andy Patel, a broker-associate with Coldwell Banker Roadrunner Realty, has been named to the company’s 2016 International President’s Elite. Only the top 2 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system qualified for this distinguished group. Last year, Patel successfully closed 53 transaction, representing 29 sellers and

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FOOD FOR LIFE SEEKING MUSICIANS

Do you play an instrument and love to sing? Consider joining Food For Life one Saturday and entertain their diners. If this sounds of interest to you, please contact Wally Currie at 760-449-8683 to make arrangements.

DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project,

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KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

The Yucca Valley Senior Center is holding a Kentucky Derby day this Saturday, May 6. Come and sip mint juleps, eat Kentucky Derby pie, play racing games and watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, all for free for seniors 55 and older. Under 55 are $2 at the

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JOSHUA TREE MOBILE HOME CALLED A TOTAL LOSS AFTER FIRE THURSDAY

A Joshua Tree mobile home is a total loss following a fire Thursday afternoon. County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle said firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, and CalFire were called to the Joshua Estates Mobile Home Park in the 62400 block of 29 Palms Highway at 3:28 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF BEING A DRUG DEALER

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of being a drug dealer. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies stopped a vehicle, with Ryan Anderson, 28, inside, near Avalon Avenue and Palisade Drive about 8:30 a.m. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found heroin and a scale, and a

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GRUBSTAKE CARNIVAL TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

The 67th annual Grubstake Days celebration is coming to Yucca Valley May 25 through 29. Grubstake carnival discount tickets are available now through May 25 at the Yucca Valley Chamber, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley on Saturdays May 6, 13 and

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COMMUNITY NEEDS SURVEY AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County is conducting a 2017 Community Needs Assessment for San Bernardino County. The survey will help the organization identify the needs of low-income individuals and families living in San Bernardino County, and will help the organization learn what is working well and what

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School baseball and softball teams will travel to Thermal to play Desert Mirage High School. Both games start at 3:15.

Also today, the Twentynine Palms High School baseball and softball teams will play Coachella Valley High School at home in Twentynine

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS STARTS IN 3 WEEKS: EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Some of the events in the upcoming 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration—set for May 26 through May 29—include a business decorating contest, golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. The golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Friday,

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JOSHUA TREE AND GALAPAGOS ISLAND ARE NOW SISTER NATIONAL PARKS

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith will officially sign a Sister Park Agreement today between Joshua Tree National Park and Galapagos Islands National Park in Ecuador. National parks around the world are linked together by migrations by birds, butterflies, sea turtles, whales and other marine life, who travel between

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SIGN UP FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS RUNS

Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts are training for the 27th annual Grubstakes Runs. Here with registration information is reporter Rebecca Havely…

The Grubstakes Run is open to experienced and novice athletes of all ages and fitness levels. While the 10K and 5K runs are timed competitions, the 2K walk is

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KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

The Yucca Valley Senior Center is holding a Kentucky Derby day this Saturday, May 6. Come and sip mint juleps, eat Kentucky Derby pie, play racing games and watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, all for free for seniors 55 and older. Under 55 are $2 at the

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DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT SUNDAY

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, May 7. The concert will feature singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nolan McFadden. Doors open at 2:30 and the concert starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Desert Hills Presbyterian

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Joshua Springs baseball and softball teams will play Mesa Grande Academy at home in Yucca Valley.

YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF HITTING HER CHILDREN WITH WOODEN SPOON

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Monday, accused of child abuse. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called to the 5300 block of Mariposa Avenue in Yucca Valley about 4:45 p.m. for a report of alleged child abuse. Deputy William Ziemer talked to two children, ages 10 and 12,

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL APPROVES LICENSE PLATE READERS

The Yucca Valley Town Council appointed two new commissioners to the town’s Parks, Rec, and Cultural commission last night: Brad Napientek and Matt Rauch. Their terms will expire January 31, 2019. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the council approved the purchase of automated license plate readers for the Sheriff’s Department…

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LOCAL STORM SPOTTERS SOUGHT BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

If your secret dream is to be a storm spotter, here’s your chance. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Does severe weather make your heart beat faster? Do you get an adrenalin rush at the first sign of hail, thunder, wind or flood? If so, the town of Yucca Valley

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL AND REGULAR SESSIONS TONIGHT

Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, the directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 to approve a contract change order of $49,200 for the repair and maintenance of the Upper Fox Tank. After draining the tank for routine maintenance, workers discovered the

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