RIDER HURT IN DIRT BIKE VERSUS SUV CRASH

We have limited information about a dirt bike rider was injured Thursday when he was struck by an SUV on Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. Shortly before 5:30, the unidentified dirt biker rider was crossing Old Woman Springs Road near Sunnyslope when he was hit by a man

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BLOOD DRIVE TOMORROW AT WAL-MART

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, May 16, at Wal-Mart in Yucca Valley from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, LifeStream now offers free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. Those aged 18 to 44 years may register for Be The Match bone marrow

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HI-DESERT CHORUS CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi-Desert Chorus will hold its very popular spring concert May 16 and 17 in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. The doors open at 2, with the concert starting at 2:30. Directed by Jeff Lantz, the concert will feature old favorites, as well as a new

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, May

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DESERT FERMENTERS MEET TOMORROW

Those who prepare food and beverages using fermentation techniques will meet together tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains… SoCal Desert Fermenters will hold its quarterly meeting for both novice and experienced fermenters to share experiences, techniques, recipes, and tastes of homemade fermented foods and beverages. Examples include sauerkraut, sourdough bread,

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CAR WASH TO BENEFIT ONAGA ELEMENTARY SCIENCE CAMP

Come out and support Onaga’s sixth grade science camp car wash fundraiser Sunday May, 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Onaga Elementary School. They are asking for $5 donations.

YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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YUCCA VALLEY MARINE SAFE, HELPING VICTIMS OF NEPAL EARTHQUAKES

A Marine from Yucca Valley is in Nepal helping with the humanitarian aid following two major earthquakes there in the last two weeks. Sergeant Juan Alcaraz is a crew chief assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, which is based at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside. The squadron is part

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MENTAL HEATH AWARENESS CELEBRATION RESERVATIONS BEING TAKEN

A special celebration of mental health awareness month is set for next week. Reporter Cassie Zimarik says make your reservation by tomorrow…

The Sante Fe Social Club is recognizing Mental Health Awareness month by hosting a celebration on May 20. This is an open house celebration in which you can

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LOCAL REPUBLICANS MEET MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Republicans will meet Monday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Free Church, 6804 Mohawk Trail, Yucca Valley. Light refreshments will be served. Guest speakers are Superintendent of Morongo Unified School District Tom Baumgarten; Hi-Desert Water District Director Sarann Graham; Twentynine Palms City Manager Frank Luckino;

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ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS RUN APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The annual Grubstake run and walk is set for Sunday, May 24, in Yucca Valley. ROP Broadcasting Student Tyler Simmering tells you how to get registered…

Join the Grubstake 10k, 5k run and 2k walk. On Sunday, May 24, the town of Yucca Valley will be hosting the celebration of

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats tennis team played their first game of the CIF playoffs on Tuesday. The Wildcats hosted the San Bernardino Cardinals for the wildcard round. The Wildcats were defeated 11-7 by the Cardinals. The Wildcats were led by John Lanza, sweeping all three sets.

The Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY WORKSHOP ON SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS, PARADISE PARK

A joint meeting of two Yucca Valley town commissions last night focused on planning for two specific projects. Managing editor Tami Roleff was there and files this report…..

At a joint workshop between the Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Commission, town staff reviewed the Active

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YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ CONCERT SATURDAY

It’s an evening of jazz at the Yucca Valley High School Saturday, May 16. The high school band will play different types of jazz music in the multi-purpose room. The event includes a dinner of pulled pork or chicken sandwiches. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the concert start

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13TH YUCCA VALLEY SUNSET ROTARY DESERT SOIREE SATURDAY NIGHT

The sweetest event in the desert, the 13th Annual Dessert Soiree, will be a night of fabulous food, wine, and auctions. The highlight of the evening, the popular $1,000 Deal or No Deal game, will be expanded to include an auction of four of the 10 cases. The Sunset Rotary

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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 are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport agreements, and airport aircraft tie-down rental agreements. Under new business, the directors will discuss the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, and notice

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LEARN THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING AT A LECTURE TONIGHT

A fascinating lecture on an ancient Native American craft will be given at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you to learn about flint knapping…

As part of the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture Series, Tony Soares, a flint knapper, potter, and

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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YUCCA VALLEY SEEKS INPUT ON PEDESTRIAN AND BIKE ROUTES AND TRAILS

If you have an idea about new pedestrian and bike routes and trails in Yucca Valley, then mark your calendars to attend a special workshop tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the town of Yucca Valley is seeking public input…

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission and the town’s Parks, Recreation,

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“BILOXI BLUES” OPENING NIGHT GALA THIS FRIDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley opens “Biloxi Blues,” by Neil Simon, this Friday with a gala fundraiser benefiting two charities: the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and the Gladys Carol Scholarship Program, Inc for local youth. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get tickets… Arrive at

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