TIME TO GET YOU GRUBSTAKE DAYS TUG O’ WAR TEAM SIGNED UP

Grubstake Days is still five weeks off, but it is time to get your tug o’ war team ready and signed up. The Grubstake Days tug-o-war is back, and organizers are looking for teams to participate. A special challenge is being sent out to Marines and sailors, as well as

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YUCCA VALLEY OFFERING LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering an opportunity for you to get certified as a lifeguard. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to sign-up… Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley Lifeguard Certification Course. To enroll, participants must be at least 15 years old before the last

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FOOD PROGRAM GOES INDIAN

Keeping up with the best ways to grow, store and cook fresh food is an ongoing process. One local group works to spread the word about eating healthy, and developing nutritious habits. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how you can get involved … The Joshua Tree Local Food Program invites

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CLASS WARFARE CONSIDERED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic to be discussed at Lifetree Café is class warfare. Here with more is reporter Kirby Davis… Societal class equality at home and abroad will be explored at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m. The free program, titled “Class Warfare: The Unending Struggle for Equality,”

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DESERT-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR

Drought-tolerant landscaping and energy efficient homes are the focus of the upcoming seventh annual Desert-Wise Landscape Tour. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says get tickets now… Now in its seventh year, the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s Desert-Wise Landscape Tour has become a de facto right of Spring. The popular, self-guided tour, has

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LYRID METEOR SHOWER THIS WEEKEND

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week, with meteors visible through April 25. While the Lyrids are not the strongest meteor shower, some meteors may occasionally reach fireball intensity. The showers emanate from the constellation of Lyra; its principal star, Vega, is the third brightest star in the northern hemisphere.

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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Saturday is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9-2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the celebration is a hugely popular, family-friendly event…… Celebrate Earth Day during a festival filled with activities, entertainment, and demonstrations in Yucca Valley Saturday. Local experts will give demonstrations

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BLM PONDERING LOCAL OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROUTES

Earlier this week, officials from the Bureau of Land Management held an open house in Yucca Valley. The aim was to provide information on a proposal that would bar ORV, or off-road vehicle, traffic from various types of local roads, and to gather public comment on the proposal. Reporter Mike

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BLOOD DRIVE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 22, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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STAR TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCING AT A NEW LOCATION TOMORROW

The Star Twirlers Square Dance club has found a new place to hold its dances. Its new location is at the Evangelical Free Church on Mohawk Trail in Yucca Valley. Its next dance on Saturday, April 22, will be a picnic theme. Line dance will start at 7 and between

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SUSPECT IN LAST WEEK’S WAL-MART ARMED ROBBERY ARRESTED

The man suspected of robbing Walmart last week was arrested in Yucca Valley Tuesday. About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, the man entered Walmart and demanded money from a cashier. He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The Sheriff’s Department publicized a photo of the suspect

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PARADE GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED, ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE

The organizers of the Grubstake Days parade have announced their grand marshals for 2017. Ed Hardesty Sr., and Art Miller Jr. will be leading the 67th annual parade down Highway 62 May 27. Ed Hardesty’s family has a 73-year history in the Morongo Basin; his mother was Yucca Valley’s first

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YUCCA VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP DELIVERY BABY TUESDAY

Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a call Tuesday they’ll never forget: they helped a woman deliver a baby. County paramedic Ezekiel Morales said firefighters were called to a home on Kickapoo Trail near Onaga Avenue when it became obvious that the 27-year-old mother wasn’t going to make it to the

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SHERIFF INVESTIGATING LOCAL ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a road rage incident in Yucca Valley Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a motorcycle rider crashed into a northbound Subaru car near Terra Vista Drive and Old Woman Springs Road about 1 p.m. Witnesses told deputies that the motorcycle rider threw a punch at

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY SEES INCREASED SALES TAX REVENUE

Good news for the coffers of the Town of Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says even before the new one percent sales tax increase has even hit, the town saw a significant increase in revenue from sales tax… The Town of Yucca Valley got some good news about its

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TONIGHT’S HI-DESERT WATER MEETING CANCELED

The regular board meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, has been canceled.

HEALING CIRCLE TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, April 19. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. In addition, Rainbow Stew will hold late night shopping. The healing circle will be held between 6

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED AFTER THREATENING TO KILL HIS BROTHERS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Saturday, accused of threatening to kill his brothers. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 6300 block of Balboa Avenue about 4:15 p.m. because Eric Baez, 41, was violating a restraining order that prohibited him from contacting his family there. However,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ACCUSED OF FELONY SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man who has been convicted of battery, elder abuse, drug possession, and grand theft auto was arrested Saturday, accused of choking his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness spotted Brandon Koenig, 24, pinning a woman against a telephone pole and choking her about 6:30 p.m.

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING SET FOR TONIGHT CANCELLED

The Yucca Valley Town Council has cancelled its regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, due to a lack of an agenda. The next meeting is set for May 2.