A BIG WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRL’S SOFTBALL

The Yucca Valley High School girls’ softball team had a huge win against Desert Hot Springs in their game Friday night, 27-0. The Lady Trojans scored 15 runs in the second inning. Haley Smith pitched a no-hitter and shut-out game against Desert Hot Springs. The Lady Trojans are 5-5 overall,

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN OVER WEEKEND; ONE DOG KILLED

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy with two house fires over the weekend, including one in which a dog was killed. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, Yucca Valley Fire Station 41, assisted by firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, and CalFire, were called just after 2 p.m. Sunday

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YUCCA VALLEY LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY TOMORROW

Tomorrow has been designated as Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by the Yucca Valley Town Council. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a reception will be held after a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a blue line of support… The Town of Yucca Valley will show its support for local law enforcement

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS “WESTERN HERITAGE” BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST

Seems everyone wants to get in on the fun planned for Yucca Valley’s annual Grubstake Days Celebration May 25 to 29. It’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years and now there’s more reason for area businesses to take part. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains …

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LEARN ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS AT RAINBOW STEW WEDNESDAY

If you are wondering what essential oils are all about, Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a free informational introduction on Wednesday, March 22. You’ll be able to experience the oils and see for yourself how many uses they have. The session begins at 4 p.m. Rainbow Stew is

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WOMAN KIDNAPPED IN YUCCA VALLEY, BEATEN AND HELD IN A CAR FOR 3 DAYS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman, holding her in his car for three days. Sheriff’s investigators say the victim said she was camping and met David Graham, 36, Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF WRITING A BAD CHECK FOR A NEW CAR

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of knowingly passing a bad check. According to a Sheriff’s report, Timothy Dennis, 38, went to a used car dealer in the 55100 block of 29 Palms Highway February 4 to buy a car. Dennis agreed to a down payment of $3500

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REGISTER FOR ADULT SOFTBALL IN YUCCA VALLEY

Yucca Valley is getting ready to start the spring softball leagues. Reporter Kirby Davis joins us with the details…

What better way to start spring than joining one of four adult slow pitch softball teams? Registration is now open for the Town of Yucca Valley’s four adult slow pitch softball

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YUCCA VALLEY TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING, FALSE IMPRISONMENT

A Yucca Valley transient was arrested early Thursday morning, accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman. According to Sheriff’s reports, the woman said she was camping when she met David Graham, 36, on Sunday, March 12, who convinced her to get into his car. Once in the car, he held

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR 67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS IN MAY

Plans are underway for the 67th Annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days, and organizers invite you to help plan the fun. It takes a bundle of volunteers to make this happen, so don’t be shy, call and sign-up to help today! Grubstake Western kick-off mixer at the Elks Lodge, Grubstake rodeo,

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH PLANNING A PAINT NIGHT FUND-RAISER

A Yucca Valley church will hold a paint night for artists and wanna-be artists of all ages. Reporter Kirby Davis gets out her paint brushes… Desert Hills Presbyterian Church’s youth group will hold a paint night Thursday, March 30, for painters and wanna-be artists of all ages. Canvases, paints, and

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HOLISTIC HERBS AND KIDNEYS AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Learn how herbs and holistic methods can help improve kidney function at a free event at Rainbow Stew, Saturday, March 18. Charla Shamhart will lead the session starting at 1 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call Shamhart at 760-401-0689. Rainbow Stew is

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION HEARS MARIJUANA PROHIBITION ARGUMENTS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission heard from nearly three dozen residents at its public hearing Tuesday night about an ordinance that would prohibit all commercial marijuana uses with the town, and regulate personal use and cultivation of recreational marijuana. Managing editor Tami Roleff was at the meeting, and says the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING HAD NEARLY $200,000 IN ARREST WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested on nearly $200,000 in warrants after he was caught shoplifting. About 4 p.m., deputies were called to Walmart when a store employee observed the man, later identified as Jarod Davis, 30, put grocery and electronic items inside a backpack and reusable shopping bags and

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STAGE PLAY, “A FEW GOOD MEN” PLAYING WEEKENDS IN YUCCA VALLEY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley mount their largest production yet with the Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama, “A Few Good Men.” Edica Gonzalez says seats are still available… “A Few Good Men” is the St. Joseph’s Players’ eighth show over the last four seasons. Smaller cast shows have been

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, EXHIBIT OPENS TOMORROW AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum that showcases artwork made from recycled or reused materials. It’s goal is to make people think about a throw-away society by sharing the artists’ visions of reused and recycled materials. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and mixed

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT PERSONNEL AND MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board also meets in regular session. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board will look at personnel and membranes… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors are the modifications of the current position of staff accountant

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING A DRUG LAB

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of running a drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 6300 block of Fortuna Avenue about 10:30 a.m. with a search warrant. There they found Eric Danielson, 31, along with tools that had been recently stolen from the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TAKES UP RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission takes up the controversial subject of regulating recreational marijuana use in the town tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff say commissioners will also discuss a home variance and a new car wash… Recreational marijuana will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting of the

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST ANNOUNCED

The annual Grubstake Days celebration in Yucca Valley is May 25-29. To encourage Yucca Valley area businesses to get into the spirit and encourage shopping locally, the Hi-Desert Star and Z107.7 Radio have teamed up to co-sponsor a free Western Heritage Decorating contest for all businesses in the Western Morongo

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