SPECIAL MEETING SET FOR MORONGO BASIN HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The sole item on the agenda is a performance evaluation of the chief executive officer Jackie Combs. The meeting will be held in district offices at 6530 La Contenta Road, Suite 100, in Yucca

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COLOR FUN RUN AT YUCCA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Join the staff and patents of Yucca Valley Elementary School for a fun color-run fundraiser this Friday. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to sign up….. Yucca Valley Elementary School’s Family Faculty Association will hold a family-friendly one-mile color fun run 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 2. A color run is

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TWO SOUGHT AFTER EMPLOYEE IS SHOT DURING A YUCCA VALLEY ARMED ROBBERY

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects who shot an employee of a Yucca Valley restaurant during a robbery early Monday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, the two men entered the Castaneda’s restaurant in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway about 4:30 a.m.

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THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN YUCCA VALLEY SENDS ONE MAN TO HOSPITAL

One man received serious injuries, and five others received minor injuries, in a three-vehicle crash in Yucca Valley Monday. According to the California Highway Patrol, Timothy Weber, 37, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 2011 Honda northbound at a high rate of speed on Old Woman Springs Road just before

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BLOOD DRIVES IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TODAY, YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct two community blood drives Tuesday and tomorrow. The first blood drive, set for 2 to 6 p.m. today, will be at Little Church of the Desert, 6079 Adobe Road, in Twentynine Palms. Tomorrow’s blood drive is from 9 to 1 at Hi-Desert Water District in Yucca Valley.

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED ROBBERY IN YUCCA VALLEY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

An employee at a Yucca Valley restaurant was shot during an armed robbery early Monday morning. About 4:15 a.m. two men entered Castaneda’s restaurant, in the 56500 block of 29 Palms Highway and demanded money from the clerk. One of the men shot the clerk in the head; he was

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Here with some reminders for ORV riders is staff reporter Sara Snyder…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that your actions do not ruin the

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AVOID CONSTRUCTION ZONES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Several roads in Yucca Valley are under construction due to the sewer project in Yucca Valley. The Hi-Desert Water District is asking Memorial Day weekend travelers to avoid using Balsa Avenue and Avalon Avenue, north of the highway. On the south side of the highway, avoid Balsa and Hanford, Avalon

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration is this weekend. After a pancake breakfast this morning at the Yucca Valley Elk’s Lodge, starting at 7 a.m., and the parade down Highway 62 from Inca Trail to Sage Avenue, starting at 10, head to the carnival grounds at the corner

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WESTERN HERITAGE CONTEST WINNERS

We may never know whether the Western Heritage Contest Winners caught Grubstake Days fever from customer contacts or if they were motivated by the prize of hundreds of dollars in local advertising provided by contest sponsors Z107.7 radio and The Hi-Desert Star newspaper. Either way, these are the businesses judged

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration kicked off last night with a mixer at the Elks Lodge. Events through May 29 include a golf tournament, parade, carnival, rodeo, pancake breakfast, Pony Express rider, and 5K and 10K run, and 2K walk. Saturday, May 27, enjoy a pancake breakfast

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

UPDATE Saturday, May 27, 2017

The 4-month-old dog appeared to have received serious injuries from the beating; Animal Control officers took the dog to a local shelter.

 

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday, accused of kicking and beating his dog. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness saw

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LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING BOOKS THIS SATURDAY

A local author will be signing copies of his book tomorrow. Reporter Edica Gonzales invites you to meet Paolo Ficara at Rainbow Stew…

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold a book-signing Saturday, May 27, featuring an author who will share his evolution from a Sicilian farm boy into a

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BLOOD DRIVE AT WAL-MART SATURDAY

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 27, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 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, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free

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MEMORIAL DAY CLOSURES

All government offices, banks, libraries, schools, post offices, and Copper Mountain College will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. In addition, Burrtec will delay its trash pickup by one day. The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, May 29, in observance of

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YUCCA VALLEY MEN ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Tuesday, accusing of beating up his girlfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 57300 block of Warren Way about 1:30 a.m. A woman told deputies she and Nekoda Pardee, 20, had an argument that turned physical. The deputy saw

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CELEBRATE THE NEW MOON TONIGHT AT RAINBOW STEW

Local woman are being invited to celebrate the new moon tonight. Reporter Edica Gonzales has your invitation… Women around the world have been gathering together to celebrate the New Moon. Thursday, May 25, Rainbow Stew will hold its own gathering starting at 7 p.m. to celebrate and honor divine feminine

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS PONY EXPRESS RIDE ENDS IN PIONEERTOWN TOMORROW

The Grubstake Days Pony Express ride tradition is back for 2017. The Pony Express rider will arrive at the Pioneertown Post Office at 1:00 tomorrow, rumor has some low-down varmints may try to bushwhack the rider. Reporter Eric Knabe has more… During Grubstakes Days, come out and cheer the Pony

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