AREA MUSIC STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY ROTARY MUSIC COMPETITION

Area music students are being invited participate in the Yucca Valley Noon Rotary Club’s annual music competition. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains who can register… High School music students are invited to compete in the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley’s annual music competition, set for 7 p.m. Saturday, February 18,

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THEFT FROM A YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY THEATER

The community theatre troupe, The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley, were the victims of a burglary. The Players perform in the parish hall at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church at Church Street and Onaga Trail. About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, troupe members went behind the church to their storage

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HI-DESERT WATER ELECTS OFFICERS

The board of directors for the Hi-Desert Water District re-elected Bob Stadum as board president for the third year in a row at a recent meeting. Sarann Graham was selected as vice president.

YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, January 11) are notifications from the town of Yucca Valley; correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission; airport use agreements, and runway maintenance. Under new business, directors will choose new officers,

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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FREE HIV TESTING COMING TO YUCCA VALLEY NEXT WEEK

Free HIV testing will be available in Yucca Valley next week. The Yucca Valley Family Health Clinic, is partnering with the County’s Public Health HIV Prevention program to bring their mobile HIV testing vehicle to the clinic, Wednesday, January 18, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The clinic is located

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM LECTURE TO FOCUS ON THE ANTIQUITIES ACT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society continues its second Wednesday lecture series. With all the details here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… “The Antiquities Act and Our New Desert National Monuments” is the next lecture scheduled for Wednesday, January 11. Many of our nation’s stunning landscapes and archaeological sites have been protected through

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FREE VEGAN DINNER AND SHOW TONIGHT

Cookbook author and noted vegan chef Mark Anthony will come to Yucca Valley for one night only tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the event will include a free vegan meal and presentation… Noted vegan chef Mark Anthony will present a free dinner and presentation Tuesday, January 10 in Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY CROSS FIT ATHLETE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Yucca Valley teen athlete Sequoia Barrera is on her way to Miami Wodapalooza Fitness Festival this weekend to compete among 1,500 elite athletes representing 30 countries from around the world. She placed fifth worldwide in her age division and will go on to represent the town of Yucca Valley and

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team defeated the visiting Xavier Prep Saints with an 81-47 score. Coach T.J. Stanford said a great defensive effort in the third quarter saw the ’Cats hold the Saints to 4 points while scoring 32 of their own. This brings the fifth-ranked ’Cats

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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY

At least one man was arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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WORK STARTS TODAY ON THE YUCCA VALLEY WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECT

The largest civilian public works project in the history of the Morongo Basin breaks ground today. Construction of Yucca Valley’s sewer project is set to begin this morning, Monday, January 9. Sukut Construction will begin working in Stage 1 of Phase 1- Area “A” which is the east section of

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYERS OF YUCCA VALLEY CAST “A FEW GOOD MEN”

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley announces the cast of their next production, the courtroom drama “A Few Good Men” by Aaron Sorkin. With the cast list, here’s the show’s director, reporter Rebecca Havely… In the role of Colonel Jessup is actor Abe Daniels. Playing the defense team trio

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EIGHT GIRLS TO COMPETE IN THE “MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP” PAGEANT FEBRUARY 4

The annual “Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant” is set for February 4 at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter Edica Gonzales says the eight contestants are hard at work getting ready… Eight girls will be participating in the 50th annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant next month. The scholarship pageant, sponsored

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CACTUS SEWABLES QUILT GUILD MEET MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild will hold its general meeting on January 9 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, 57098 29Palms Hwy. Doors open at 12:30 and the meeting begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. New officers will be installed and outgoing officers and committee chairpersons will be

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COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

Community education classes are available at Copper Mountain College. These classes are designed for students who just want to try something new. Community education classes do not require any assessment testing nor do they generate any college credit. In addition, Copper Mountain College offers online open enrollment programs for students

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Spend the first weekend of 2017 with Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center during a star party, tonight, Saturday, January 7. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end about 8 p.m., but you are encouraged to come when you can and leave when you want. Highlights will

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LIFETREE CAFÉ TO DISCUSS EMBRYO ADOPTION

Lively discussions on issues and concepts that spark thought are offered every week at the Life Tree Café in Twentynine Palms. Managing editor Tami Roleff has this week’s subject… The adoption and implantation of human embryos will be discussed at the next Lifetree Café Sunday, January 8. The free 4

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COUNTY FIGHTING PLACEMENT OF DANGEROUS SEX OFFENDER IN THE MORONGO BASIN

Over the last six months, the County District Attorney’s office has fought efforts to have convicted sexually violent predator Luther Evans placed in the Morongo Basin. The proposed area of release includes Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, or neighboring communities of the Morongo Basin. In October 2003, Evans was

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DON’T BE A VICTIM OF CHECK-CASHING SCAM

A scammer tried to fool a Joshua Tree resident recently with a check-cashing scam. The resident had placed an ad in a reputable magazine to sell a dog. The scammer sent a check for the dog plus additional funds to ship the dog, and then asked the seller to place

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