BODY OF MISSING JOSHUA TREE WOMAN FOUND TODAY

The body of a missing 75-year-old Joshua Tree woman was found in a rugged area North of Yucca Valley at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25. Carol Vogel was found by a search party after being reported missing Wednesday afternoon. Her sister, Melinda Madaras, told Z107.7 News that Vogel’s caretaker

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LIGHT PARADES PLANNED IN BOTH TWENTYNINE PALMS AND YUCCA VALLEY

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for entries to the 20th Annual Winter Light Parade. Reporter Eric Knabe has the festive details… This year the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will again combine its annual Winter Light Parade, which will march down Abode Road on Tuesday,

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DEPUTIES SEEKING SUV DRIVER WHO HIT YUCCA VALLEY MAN IN WHEELCHAIR WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday. About 8:15 p.m., a woman was driving a silver SUV southbound on Grand Avenue near Antelope Trail in Yucca Valley when witnesses said she hit Travis Carlson, 49, of Yucca Valley,

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A BENEFIT CONCERT THIS SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Yucca Valley High School will be hosting a benefit concert on Saturday, December 2, with singer/songwriter Gene Evaro Junior to raise money for the high school select choir’s trip to Washington DC. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with event details and how you can attend… A native of Joshua Tree, Gene

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JUNIOR MICROS FOOTBALL TEAM COMPETING IN PLAYOFFS SUNDAY

The High Desert Storm Junior Micro team will be competing in the semifinals tomorrow. The Junior Micros beat the Yucca Valley Lobos 33-12 last weekend to advance to the semi-finals. The 7- and 8-year-olds are undefeated in regular season play, and are 9-and-0 going into the playoffs. The High Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ROBBERY

One man is in custody, and Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a second man, following a robbery in Yucca Valley Monday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim had pulled his car over to the curb in the 7100 block of Sage Avenue. The victim told deputies that a man

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WALMART SATURDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive tomorrow, November 25, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 10 to 3. Due to a nationwide blood shortage, all blood types and all types of blood donations are needed. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream offers donors free cholesterol screening with every

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DUMPSTER FIRE AT VONS IN YUCCA VALLEY LATE TUESDAY NIGHT

Yucca Valley firefighters were called to a fire at the Vons grocery store late Tuesday night. About 11:30 p.m., passers-by reported a significant amount of smoke rising from the Vons store, but firefighters determined the blaze was actually in a dumpster behind the store. It was quickly extinguished and the

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BURN PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALMOST ALL FIRES

Yucca Valley firefighters were recently called out to an illegal burn. County Fire Chief Donnie Viloria said the fire was illegal because the resident did not have a burn permit. Viloria reminds residents that permits are needed for campfires, warming fires, bonfires, and burning vegetation. The permits are free, simply

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SHOPLIFTING LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR A LANDERS WOMAN

A 40-year-old Landers woman was arrested on multiple charges Friday morning after she was spotted shoplifting a sweater. According to a Sheriff’s report, Walmart employees called deputies about 9 a.m. after a woman, later identified as Jacqueline Worley, was seen putting on a sweater inside the store. The report states

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MORONGO BASIN AMBULANCE COLLECTING TOYS AT WAL-MART

Morongo Basin Ambulance has a long history of helping those in need. And in this season of giving, Morongo Basin Ambulance will be helping youngsters in need. Staff will be in front of Yucca Valley WalMart from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Saturday from December 2 through December 16.

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN, 32, ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRL UNDER 14

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Cory Lopez went to the 7600 block of Sage Avenue about 2 p.m. Friday for a report of sexual abuse of an underage girl. The investigation led Lopez to the

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LIGHT PARADE ENTRY CATEGORIES

The Yucca Valley Rotary Club is now accepting applications for its 20th annual Festival of Light parade and friendly competition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz names the categories under which judges will be looking for the best and the brightest…

“Light up the World;” that’s the theme of this year’s Festival of

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9TH ANNUAL GOURD ART FESTIVAL IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

The ninth annual gourd art festival, is this weekend at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned gourd artists and a raffle on Sunday

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24-HOUR HOTLINE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services provides a 24-hour crisis hot-line to help survivors of sexual assault. Counselors can accompany sexual assault survivors to medical exams, police and legal interviews, and court appearances. Speakers are available to talk to schools and community groups about sexual assault, and rape prevention. The

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EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT FOR REACH OUT MORONGO FOOD BANK

The Center for Healthy Generations will hold the Empty Bowls Benefit to raise money for the Morongo Basin food banks. Reporter Andrew Dieleman has more information on the event and how you can attend…

The Empty Bowls Benefit combines delicious home-made soups and breads made by local cooks, served in

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9TH ANNUAL YUCCA VALLEY GOURD FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Mark your calendars for the ninth annual gourd art festival, set for November 18 and 19 at the Yucca Valley Community Center. The free event will feature gourd artists and crafts vendors from all over southern California. In addition to the holiday shopping, there will be classes taught by renowned

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, SPOUSE ABUSE, AND BURGLARY

A Johnson Valley man was arrested last Thursday, accused of felony spouse abuse, burglary, and attempted rape. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 56300 block of Joshua Drive in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for a report that a man, later identified as

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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT GETS GOOD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in regular meeting last night, Reporter Eric Knabe has the highlights…

The meeting began on a high point with the Morongo Transit Authority presenting checks for the two MBTA transportation grants in which they will purchase a new van that will

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NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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