YUCCA VALLEY MAN THREATENS TO KILL HIS WIFE WITH A KNIFE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of threatening to kill his fiancée with a knife. Sheriff’s Investigators say John Butac, 29, of the 57700 block of Carlyle Drive, was arguing with a woman Tuesday night when she says he grabbed her by the wrists and took her cell

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ARGUMENT OVER LOUD TV ESCALATES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN YUCCA VALLEY

An argument over a loud television set turned violent in Yucca Valley early Wednesday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman in the 6300 block of Hermosa Avenue said she was sleeping when she was woken up by a loud TV in the living room. She told deputies when

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION THIS TUESDAY

The third Monday of the month is usually the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. However, due to the federal Presidents’ Day holiday, the date has been changed to Tuesday, February 14. Edica Gonzalez has the times and places… The Community

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LUCKIE AVENUE CLOSES MONDAY FOR 4 WEEKS

Luckie Avenue—the street that goes through the parking lot at Luckie Park—will be closed for about four weeks, starting Monday, February 13. The parking lot will be repaved, and some of the curbs, gutters and sidewalks will be replaced.

COURTHOUSE CLOSED THE NEXT TWO MONDAYS

County courthouses will be closed Monday, February 13, for Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.

LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. An optional $10 breakfast and fellowship starts at 9 a.m. Members will nominate and vote on officers for the next two years. Saturday’s meeting is open

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GET CPR CERTIFIED THIS SATURDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get certified in CPR in one day. During this 2½ hour workshop, participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, and a defibrillator demonstration from a certified American CPR training instructor. All class materials are provided and participants will earn an American CPR training certification card good

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ANY MORONGO BASIN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CAN ENTER ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

The Rotary Club Speech contest is open to all Morongo basin area high school students. The contest offers cash prizes, a chance to move up, bragging rights, and serious resume cred. Reporter Kirby Davis has details…

Students from all local high schools are invited to participate in the 2017 Four-Way

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HERBALIST OFFERS CLASSES AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Herbalist Charla Shamhart will present a 2 -hour class on using 23 common kitchen herbs as natural remedies this Saturday, February 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Shamhart collects herbs in California and Arizona throughout the year, is a long-time member of the American

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM PUTS OUT CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum has put out a call for artists. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the specifics…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s annual exhibit is entitled, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. They invite the community to contribute original works of art inspired by and made from recycled or reused materials. They welcome paintings,

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YUCCA VALLEY CHURCH OFFERS LOVE SONG CONCERT SATURDAY

A Yucca Valley church is offering a concert celebrating love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Reporter Edica Gonzalez invites you to “Lovestruck 2”… The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting a sequel to last year’s very popular Valentine’s Day concert, “Lovestruck 2.” Clyde Grabski will perform love songs through

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS FOR TODAY

Coming up in high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams will play Desert Hot Springs. The boys will travel away to Desert Hot Springs; the girls will play at home. Both soccer games start at 5; basketball starts at 6.

The

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN ON THE FUN AT THE KING OF THE HAMMERS

With the end in sight of the weeklong King of the Hammers desert mega-race and rock crawl in Johnson Valley, this is your last chance to get in on the fun at this year’s 11th annual event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on what to expect … This Friday will

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CHP ADDING EXTRA OFFICERS FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS TRAFFIC CONTROL

The King of the Hammers is in full swing, and the CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 through Sunday. The event draws a high number of slower-moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MET LAST NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report… In a 45-minute meeting that had little discussion, the Yucca Valley Town Council zipped through its short agenda last night. It authorized spending up to $125,000 to demolish six

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YUCCA VALLEY AIRPORT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Some of the items the Yucca Valley Airport District Board of Directors will discuss at their meeting tonight (Wednesday, February 8) are airport use agreements, and runway maintenance. Under new business, directors will discuss a contract for weed control for $4300, and report on an airspace meeting held last month

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SANTA FE SOCIAL CLUBHOUSE RUMMAGE SALE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will hold its annual rummage sale on Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Clubhouse is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M, in Yucca Valley. For more information, call the Clubhouse at 760-369-4057.

LECTURE ON GOLD AND SILVER IN THE MOJAVE TONIGHT

Learn about the gold and silver in our Mojave Desert at a lecture this evening. Managing editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… The 50,000 acres of the Mojave Desert are the Old West’s final frontier. Following the discovery of gold and silver in the desert, there was a 20-year rush

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A WIN FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Yucca Valley Lady Trojan basketball team started off slowly but used a strong third quarter outscoring Desert Mirage 24-7 to pull away for a 70-38 win over the Rams last night in Trojan Gym. Coach Jess Geeson said junior Kloee Scaccionoce scored a game-high 15 points while junior Kiley

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT: DEMOLITION AND SALES TAX REVIEW

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets in regular session tonight. The demolition of multiple structures, and guidelines for the upcoming sales tax are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… Among the items on tonight’s agenda of the Yucca Valley Town Council, the council will be

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