YUCCA VALLEY AND JOSHUA TREE LIBRARIES OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMS

The Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries will host a number of new activities for young children in January and February. With his favorite book in hand, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… The Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Libraries invite parents and children ages 1-5 to take part in exciting new

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THREE ARRESTED IN TWO SEPARATE HIGH-SPEED PURSUITS

Three people were arrested Thursday in separate incidents for leading Sheriff’s deputies on high-speed pursuits.

About 2:30 p.m., a deputy in Yucca Valley spotted a vehicle that matched the description of a car that had been reported stolen in Yucca Valley October 29. The deputy attempted a traffic stop at

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YUCCA VALLEY MAYOR TO HOLD MONDAY OFFICE HOURS

Yucca Valley Mayor Rick Denison will hold open office hours every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. to discuss residents’ concerns and ideas. Residents will meet with the mayor on a first-come, first-served basis in the Yucca Valley Town Hall. To meet with the mayor outside of the designated office

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YUCCA VALLEY LIBRARY TO OFFER ADULT CLASSES

The Yucca Valley Branch Library is offering some adult classes and you’re invited. With the details, here’s Rebecca Havely…

If you’re looking for book recommendations or would enjoy discussing a book you just read, then the Yucca Valley Library adult book club is where you need to be. The club

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CREATE A NEW YEAR COLLAGE AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

Rainbow Stew will hold a workshop Saturday to create a collage for the new year. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her scissors and modge podge…

Rainbow Stew will hold an all-day workshop Saturday, January 6, for you to create a collage for the new year. Participants are welcome to

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HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SPORTS

In local sports…

Coming up in Copper Mountain College basketball, the men’s team will travel away to Orange to play Santiago Canyon College. Tip-off is at 5 p.m. The women’s team will travel away to Saddleback to play Saddleback College; tip-off is at 7 p.m.

The Twentynine Palms Girls’ basketball

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COMEDY NIGHT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER SATURDAY

Get ready to laugh the night away at the Yucca Valley Senior Center Saturday. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Yucca Valley Senior Club will host a comedy night Saturday. The emcee and opening act is Alicia Kelso, and the headliner is Jordan Conley, who won the year-long

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2 YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF SELLING DRUGS IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of selling drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a tan four-door Lexus about 8 p.m. near Old Woman Springs Road and Tanager for having an expired registration. Driving the car was Christopher Fruhn, 50, who had a warrant for

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will have its first meeting of the year tonight. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… On January 4, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District will start out the new year with the board electing new board officers. Then CEO Jackie Combs will give a report that

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TRI-VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL REGISTRATION STARTS SATURDAY

Tri-Valley Little League will hold registration for baseball and softball. Early registration will be held Saturday, January 6, from 9 to 3 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center, and Wednesday, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge. Regular registration will

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SETTING HER HOUSE ON FIRE

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of intentionally setting her house on fire. According to County Fire Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria, firefighters from Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Joshua Tree were called to the 7700 block of Cherokee Trail at 1 p.m. for a structure fire. A Sheriff’s

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CORONER IDENTIFIES MARINE KILLED ON MOTORCYCLE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms Marine riding a motorcycle was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. The County Coroner said Benjamin Mark Lawrenson was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car at

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYS TODAY

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley girls’ basketball team will host Big Bear High School at home today. Tip-off is at 6 p.m.

CAR MAKING ILLEGAL U-TURN KILLS MOTORCYCLE RIDER

A motorcycle rider was killed, and a female passenger was injured, in a crash in Yucca Valley Monday afternoon. According to County Fire Captain Danny Stamps, the unidentified male motorcycle rider was killed when a car made a U-turn in front of him and the motorcycle T-boned into the car

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE RESULTS IN CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY

Updated 9 a.m. with more information about the burglary and pursuit:

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday following a high-speed pursuit and roll-over crash in Yucca Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58900 block of Carmelita Circle came home just after noon and discovered a

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LOOKING BACK AT 2017, AGENCIES STRUGGLE WITH ELECTIONS BY DISTRICT

One of the year’s top stories that will have the biggest impact on residents of the Morongo Basin is the change by a few local government agencies to district-based elections, from at-large elections. In September, the Town of Yucca Valley, City of Twentynine Palms, and Morongo Unified School District all

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HI-DESERT WATER APPROVES PIONEERTOWN WATER PROJECT

The Hi-Desert Water District board of directors was enthusiastic about approving an agreement with the county to provide Pioneertown with clean water. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more…

Residents in Pioneertown have had high levels of arsenic in their water supply for years, a situation that has inhibited new construction

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MARIJUANA INITIATIVE A TOP STORY IN YUCCA VALLEY

In other top stories of 2017, the Town of Yucca Valley has an issue that has the potential to affect not just its residents, but the entire Morongo Basin as well. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains…

This summer, proponents of commercial marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, and testing circulated petitions for a

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COURT RULING MEANS YUCCA VALLEY TRANSGENDERED MAN MAY JOIN THE AIR FORCE

A Yucca Valley transgendered man may be able to join the Air Force next week after a judge in Riverside ruled that Donald Trump’s attempt to ban them is unconstitutional. In August, Trump sent out a tweet, evidently without discussing it with military officials, that he would “not accept or

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team opened the Desert Christian Holiday Classic tournament with a 65-22 win over the Indio Rajahs last night in Indio. Coach Jess Geeson said with this sixth consecutive victory, they went to 7-3 on the season with a second round tournament game today against

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