SPECIALTY FLUTE CONCERT SUNDAY AT RAINBOW STEW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle presents Jesse Kalu of Heartfelt Productions from Sedona, Arizona in concert at 6pm, Sunday, January 24, at Rainbow Stew. As he presents heart to heart, the sounds of wildlife calls such as doves, quail, loons, hawks, owls, seagulls, dolphins, whales, coyotes, wolf, elk and more emanate

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SIGN UP FOR THE HEALTHY HEARTS RUN

Attention runners: It’s time to get signed up for the annual Healthy Hearts run in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson gets out his running shoes… It’s time to put that New Year’s resolution to work! The “Healthy Hearts 5k Run and 2k Community Health Walk” will be on Saturday, February

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL ASKS FOR SALES TAX STUDY

During last year’s strategic planning sessions, Yucca Valley residents consistently identified three primary concerns: increased public safety; improvement of town streets; and the cost of the upcoming sewer project. Town staff reminded council members that there is no more money in the budget to go toward these concerns without increasing

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ENERGY SYMPOSIUM SET FOR SATURDAY

The local Morongo Basin Conservation Association will convene a symposium on energy and its management this Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… As part of its annual meeting Saturday, the Morongo Basin Conservation Association will hold a symposium on community choice aggregation, or CCA. CCAs allow local

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team traveled to Rancho Mirage yesterday and came home with a 65-44 De Anza league win last night. Coach Jess Geeson said sophomore Savannah Beasley led the team with 20 points. She was followed by fellow sophomores Kloee Scaccionoce and Hannah Hovious

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FATHER AND DAUGHTER HIT CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and his young daughter were critically injured Tuesday night when they were hit by a car as they were crossing Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. About 7:15 p.m., Carleton Fonoimoana, 32, and his three children were walking northbound across the highway from the driveway behind Marshall’s, just west

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL: FIREWORKS AND A RODEO

Representatives from the Yucca Valley Rotary Club told the Town Council last night that the club is no longer able to put on the town’s annual Fourth of July fireworks, and asked the town to take over the popular event. The fireworks have an estimated budget of about $35,000. After

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ATTEMPT TO BREAK IN TO A YUCCA VALLEY BANK SUSPECTED

Someone tried to break into Union Bank in Yucca Valley sometime over the weekend. According to a Sheriff’s report, a customer went to use the outdoor automatic teller machine on the south side of the building about 9 a.m. Monday and noticed a window facing the highway had been shattered.

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HI-DESERT WATER MAY SPEND SOME SERIOUS MONEY TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will look at some major expenditures tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks that agenda… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will be asked to authorize the spending of lots of money at tonight’s meeting. First up is an authorization to enter into

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULES

Coming up in high school sports, the Twentynine Palms High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will face Desert Mirage High School with girls traveling away and boys playing at home. Both games begin at 6 p.m.

Also tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL LOOKS AT A SALES TAX AND A LANDERS RODEO TONIGHT

A request for money for a rodeo in Landers, and discussion about putting a sales tax measure on the ballot this November are two of the items the Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the details… The Yucca Valley Town Council meeting will start

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SHRINER’S, ROTARY, OFFER HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is teaming up with the Hi-Desert Shrine club to screen local children for a variety of conditions and possible admission to a Shriner’s Children’s hospital. Those hospitals are free for their patients. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says the screening will be held this Saturday… On Saturday,

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A LOOK AT ANOTHER FEATURE IN THE UPCOMING PARADE OF HOMES

Seven homes have been selected for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s February 14th Parade of Homes tour. The annual fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars to support services for Basin senior and disabled residents. The seven homes have been chosen for their artistic, historic or other unique attributes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

The Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ basketball team played Desert Hot Springs Friday night and was in a fight until the bitter end, until they were edged by five points at the final horn. Coach Berry said the boys were led in scoring by Thomas Geiger and Judiah West

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FATHER AND SON LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FRIDAY FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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WORKSHOP SET FOR NEW YUCCA VALLEY SEWER DEADLINES

Late last year, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board extended the deadline for when Yucca Valley homes and businesses must stop using their septic systems, from 2016 to 2021 for Phase 1, and to 2025 for Phases 2 and 3. Managing editor says the board will hold a workshop

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“LOVE STRUCK” MUSICIANS SOUGHT FOR YUCCA VALLEY CONCERT

Local Musician and Composer Clyde Grabski is looking for some “love struck” musicians”. Reporter David Knutson explains…

Clyde Grabski has scheduled Saturday morning rehearsals for his choral and instrumental presentation of “Love Struck” scheduled to play on Valentine’s Day at 2:30 p.m. The show will be held at Desert Hills

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FAMILY DISPLACED AFTER FRIDAY MORNING APARTMENT FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY  

A father and son are homeless after a Friday morning fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 57400 block of Lupine Avenue just before 9 a.m. There were no flames showing when firefighters arrive, but the windows in the second story apartment were black with smoke. The two

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ACCUSED OF CHILD ABUSE

We have very few details about a Yucca Valley woman who was arrested Thursday morning, accused of child abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 55600 block of Pueblo Trail just before 8 a.m. Thursday. After an investigation, Katherine Edgerton was arrested on suspicion of cruelty

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ROTARY, SHRINERS TO TEAM OFFER FREE HEALTH SCREENING FOR KIDS

A rare and special service is coming to our Morongo Basin soon. The Yucca Valley Rotary club is partnering with the Shriner’s to conduct a free health screening for kids who have bone, muscle, or joint problems, or conditions that need reconstructive surgery. Assignment Reporter Cassie Zimarik says mark January

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