WE MARK THE PASSING OF LEROY GODDEN

Leroy Godden, a 15-year-resident of Yucca Valley, died May 21. He was 62 years old. Leroy Godden is survived by his sisters, Nalee Mock, Alysa Henderson, and Rondel Shafer, all of Yucca Valley; and his brothers, Jody Godden of Joshua Tree, and Sean Godden of Yucca Valley. Services have not

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION DENIES RECONSIDERATION OF MARIJUANA BAN

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission made a few tweaks to the short-term vacation rental ordinance, changing quiet time hours to 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.; requiring (removable) signs with 24-hour contact information; and requiring a minimum age of 21 for renters of short-term rentals. The ordinance will now go to

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Monday, accused of punching his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, Patrick Stallworth, 28, was arguing with his girlfriend in the 7300 block of Bannock Trail about 3:30 a.m. when she said he threatened her with a kitchen knife. After he threw the

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WARREN VALLEY WATERMASTER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will put on their Warren Valley Watermaster hats for a special meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Warren Valley Basin Watermaster board of directors will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 24. On the agenda, the board will be asked

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THE GRUBSTAKE DAYS PONY EXPRESS RIDES AGAIN THIS FRIDAY

The Grubstakes Days Pony Express rides again! Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… Bring your stamped mail to the Yucca Valley Chamber office or head in for a free post card and buy a $1 stamp from the chamber. Then drop your mail in the Pony Express Mailbox before May

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ARMED ROBBERY AT PAYLESS SHOES IN YUCCA VALLEY MONDAY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Payless Shoe Store in Yucca Valley. About 6:30 p.m. Monday, the suspect entered the store in the 57900 block of 29 Palms Highway, lifted his shirt to show a gun, and demanded the store clerk give him cash from the

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION: REVISIT MARIJUANA BAN, SHORT TERM RENTALS

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission meet tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will discuss whether to revisit their marijuana ban after getting incorrect information. They will also hold a public hearing on short-term vacation rentals… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, commissioners will once again hold

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AN ARREST FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT DURING WEEKEND SWEEP

During the warrant sweep in the Morongo Basin Saturday, a Yucca Valley woman was arrested after deputies found drugs left out where her child could get to them. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to the 58500 block of Barron Drive to arrest a suspect who was not home.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASS AT RAINBOW STEW TOMORROW

The second class in a series of sessions on health and wellness will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24, at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Dr. Nikki will discuss the causes and management of pain from 2 to 4 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Rainbow Stew

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SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED IN YUCCA VALLEY CACTUS THEFTS

A Yucca Valley man who was arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop has been identified by the Sheriff’s Department as a suspect in two cactus thefts. On May 14, residents in the 8100 block of Church Street and 58600 block of Santa Barbara Drive discovered that thieves had stolen barrel

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GRUBSTAKE RODEO TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce still has some Rodeo discount tickets for this Saturday or Sunday’s Grubstake Days Rodeo and dance. The rodeo and ancillary events will be held at Homestead Park in Landers. Gates open at 4:00, events starts at 7:00 with a live music and a dance

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COLOR RUN FUN AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Registration is now open for a color fun run at Yucca Valley Elementary School. Pre-register by May 24 for the June 2 race. Edica Gonzalez has all the details about this colorful race… Yucca Valley Elementary School’s Family Faculty Association will hold a family-friendly one-mile color fun run 5:30 p.m.

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ADD ICE TO YOUR CELL PHONE

Adding an In Case of Emergency, or ICE, contact to your cell phone can help emergency personnel contact your friends or loved ones if you are badly injured in an accident and can’t speak for yourself. Reporter Edica Gonzalez explains this simple idea… Your emergency contact person should be someone

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START SMART CLASSES FOR NEW DRIVER

The CHP Morongo Basin is hosting a Start Smart driving awareness class for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Eric Knabe has the class details… Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents with an interactive, safe driving awareness class. This class is 1 ½ to 2 hours long and

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HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST DOG ATTACKS

Walking in the desert can be a relaxing way to exercise but encountering aggressive dogs can be terrifying and dangerous. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these tips about how to protect yourself if you are threatened by loose dogs… Dog attacks can be vicious and bloody. Reduce your risk of

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SAVE THE DATE FOR YUCCA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INSTALLATION, AWARDS DINNER

The Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce will install its new officers and present awards at an Italian Laid-Back Luau. The dinner, featuring antipasto salad, pineapple chutney chicken or pork, roasted veggies, scalloped potatoes, and tiramisu, will be held at the Roost at Hawk’s Landing golf course June 29 from 5

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED ON CONSPIRACY WARRANT

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning following a traffic stop when it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a black Chevy truck for having an obscured license plate and no license plate light Thursday morning near

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR GRUBSTAKE DAYS CARNIVAL

Discount tickets for the Grubstake Days carnival are now available. Discount tickets are 10 for $6 until May 25. Tickets may be purchased at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, Yucca Valley Boys and Girls Club, and in front of Vons in Yucca Valley from 9 to 1 Saturday, May

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FREE MEAL FOR MILITARY ON MEMORIAL DAY AT TORTOISE ROCK

Military service members are invited to enjoy a free cheeseburger and fries at the Oasis Grill at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms on Memorial Day, May 27. The free meal is offered from noon to 6 p.m. to honor those who have served in the military.

YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TO HOLD EXTRAVAGANZA TODAY

Make plans to support the talented and hard-working students of Yucca Valley High School this Saturday as students present their Fifth Annual Extravaganza, an event designed to showcase the talents of the visual and performing arts at the school. The event will feature art, music, improv, drama, food and games.

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