PARADE OF HOMES NEEDS SPONSORS

The 14th annual Reach Out Morongo Basin “Parade of Homes” fund-raiser is set for Sunday, February 18. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says now is the time to sign on as a sponsor …

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual “Parade of Homes” is the organization’s primary fundraiser. It brings in thousands

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FINAL WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the final weekend of the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. More than 135 artists will showcase their work at 85 locations throughout the Morongo Basin: Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. Get your catalogs at local visitors

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR MAKING CRIMINAL THREATS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday, accused of making criminal threats. According to limited information from the Sheriff’s Department, a man, later identified as Juan Alcaraz, 51, went to a business in the 7100 block of Mohawk Trail about 4:30 p.m., and told everyone in the shop that he

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REACH OUT LOOKING FOR PARADE HOMES

Reach Out Morongo Basin’s annual “Parade of Homes” has become a February tradition for many desert dwellers. For the past 13 years, many hundreds have set out on the tour, while many others have opened their hearts and homes to them. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this on how you can

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GET TICKETS NOW FOR BOY’S AND GIRL’S CLUB BLUE AND WHITE AUCTION

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert will hold their annual live and silent auction fund-raiser Saturday, November 4. Rebecca Havely has details and your invitation… The Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert is now selling tickets for its fourth annual “Blue and White” gala. This year’s event,

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Both Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan Volleyball teams beat the Rancho Mirage Rams in three sets last night. Coach Darrell Sterling said the undefeated Varsity Trojan squad has clinched the DeAnza League title at 9-0 with one more game, Tuesday, October 24 against Desert Mirage. He is hoping to

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HI-DESERT WATER TAKES STEP TO HELP WITH SEWER HOOK-UPS

The Hi-Desert Water District took a step at a special meeting last night to help Yucca Valley residents obtain low-interest loans to connect to the future sewer system. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details…

Once the Yucca Valley sewer treatment plant is completed, residents will need to connect their

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PIONEERTOWN ROAD CLOSED FROM 8 TO 4 TODAY AND TOMORROW

UPDATE: CLOSURE CANCELLED: **SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY HAS CANCELLED THE CLOSURE OF PIONEERTOWN ROAD SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. PIONEERTOWN ROAD IS OPEN.**

Pioneertown Road in Yucca Valley will be closed October 19 and 20 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles along the

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WILD WEST SHOWDOWN SATURDAY TO BENEFIT UNITY HOME

Tickets are now on sale for the Wild West Showdown, the annual fundraiser for the Morongo Basin Unity Home. Reporter Eric Knabe Provides the rootin’ tootin’ details…

This year’s Wild West Showdown will be held on Saturday, October 21, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert in Yucca

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HI-DESERT WATER CAREER DAY SATURDAY

Looking for a good job in a stable industry? The Hi-Desert Water District will hold a career day workshop for those interested in jobs working in the water industry. Water district employees and representatives from various water organizations will discuss careers in the water industry, how applicants and students can

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RED TENT WOMEN’S GATHERING AT RAINBOW STEW TONIGHT

Rainbow Stew will have a Red Tent women’s gathering tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe fills in the details…

Rainbow Stew present a Red Tent women’s gathering 7 p.m. Thursday October 19. It will be an evening of the new moon with meditation, sharing, drumming, and song. You are asked to bring

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will host Rancho Mirage High School at home. Tennis starts at 3:15 p.m., volleyball at 4:30.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ tennis and volleyball teams will travel away to Thermal

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET, THERE’RE NEW SHERIFFS COMIN’ TO TOWN

With the revenue generated by Measure Y, the Yucca Valley Town Council approved an amendment to the Sheriff’s contract that will bring a new detective and Sheriff’s Service Specialist to the town. Managing editor Tami Roleff says residents should notice a difference, starting in January…

Thanks to the passing of

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains what’s on the agenda… On the agenda for tonight’s special meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the board will be asked to approve an application for a $45.2 million

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RAINBOW STEW TO HOLD ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE WEDNESDAY

Rainbow Stew will hold an energy healing circle on Wednesday, October 18. The healing circle is open to the public and no appointment is necessary. The event is free, although donations are acceptable. The healing circle will be held between 6 and 8:45 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the

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JOSHUA TREE MAN WHO SHOT TWO PEOPLE ACCEPTS PLEA BARGAIN AGREEMENT

A Joshua Tree man accused of shooting two people in Yucca Valley in 2015 accepted a plea bargain earlier this month for assault with a firearm and other charges. On April 15, 2015, Joseph Rojas, 23, went to a home in the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail where he started

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING ARGUMENT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man suspected of firing a gun during an argument, and a woman accused of hiding him in her home were both arrested Monday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, Steven Hernandez, 38, was arguing with a resident near David Avenue and Indio Avenue in Yucca Valley about

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, T-O-T TAX COLLECTION ON AGENDA

The Town of Yucca Valley should be getting more revenue once the town council approves an agreement for AirBnB to collect transient occupancy taxes for short-term vacation rentals. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the rest of the agenda…

Among the items on tonight’s consent agenda for the Yucca Valley

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BLOOD DRIVE AT BLACK ROCK HIGH SCHOOL TODAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Tuesday, October 17, at Black Rock High School, 59273 Sunnyslope Drive, from 8 a.m. to noon. Donors will receive incentives.

SWING AND BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering ballroom and swing dance classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics…

The Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department presents another session of ballroom dancing and swing dancing classes for participants ages 14 and over. Learn to cha cha, rumba, tango and foxtrot

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