YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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RAINBOW STEW ART FAIR THIS WEEKEND

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will be holding its third annual Art Fair today and tomorrow, April 18 and 19. Come and meet the artists in person who offer their work in gourd art, copper art, jewelry, painting, photography, and more. The art fair will be held outside the store,

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FREE ADMISSION TO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

National Park Week starts today, Saturday, April 18, and entrance into Joshua Tree National Park will be free today and tomorrow. The theme of National Park Week is “Find Your Park”, and the public is invited to share their experiences, feelings, or sense of American pride about their parks at

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WILDLIFE AND PETS IN THE NATIONAL PARK

In other national park news, Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp sharing concerns about taking your pet inot the national park…

Imagine hiking a beautiful mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, and while taking in the scenery, you spot them. Big Horn Sheep. There is a herd nearby and you watch

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RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR PETS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training May 2. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region; training is done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. The training cost is $75 per dog and the no-kill animal

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR HEROIN POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of heroin possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 6200 block of Murrieta Avenue in Yucca Valley about 12:40 Thursday to perform a probation compliance check on Darren Jimenez, 28. During the compliance check, deputies

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“WAIT UNTIL DARK” CONTINUES ITS RUN AT THEATRE 29

The Mystery Thriller “Wait Until Dark” opened last weekend at Theater 29. Set in 1960 Greenwich Village, New York this haunting tale follows three ex-con men on a desperate search for a drug filled doll that leads them to the apartment of a young blind woman oblivious to the dangers

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, April 18. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:15 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. Several bright pairs of galaxies in the Virgo supercluster are among the most eye-catching. Sky-gazers will also be able to see

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH TENNIS TEAM VICTORY

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ tennis team visited the Shadow Hills Knights in Indio on Wednesday, April 15. The Wildcats came away with the victory, 14 to 4. The Wildcats were led in singles’ action by Jarod Burks and John Lanza who swept all three of their sets, while

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BREAKING NEWS: YUCCA VALLEY FAMILY HOMELESS FOLLOWING FRIDAY MORNING FIRE

A Yucca Valley family is homeless following a fire Friday morning. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, Yucca Valley firefighters were dispatched at 11:22 a.m. to a medical aid call in the 6300 block of Richard Drive, but on their way there, it was changed to a structure fire.

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LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS JOIN IN NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE TODAY

Today is National Day of Silence, a day held annually to protest the harassment and bullying of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered students. Student clubs at both Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms High Schools have organized a Day of Silence, in which students—who have received permission from their parents and

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9 CHARGES FILED AGAINST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOR LANDERS ASSAULT

The District Attorney filed nine charges last week against a Yucca Valley man, stemming from an assault in Landers in March. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronnie James Salazar, 27, was kicked out of his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 57600 block of Mariquita Road on in mid March. The report

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EARTH DAY EVENT AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

Tomorrow is the annual Earth Day event at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex from 9-2. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a lot will be offered in the hugely popular, family-friendly event…… Celebrate Earth Day during a festival in Yucca Valley Saturday. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will celebrate Earth Day

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TWENTYNINE PALMS POST OFFICE DEDICATED TO MAC DUBE THIS MORNING

The Twentynine Palms post office is being dedicated today as the Colonel M.J. “Mac” Dube USMC Post Office Building. Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca Valley will speak at the official dedication ceremony this morning. Before his death last April, Dube served as a Marine for 38 years—earning four Purple Hearts,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SELL ADS ON FIRE ENGINES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board is taking steps to get their strained finances straightened out. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said that includes selling advertising on fire engines… Following a recent wakeup call from LAFCO that the Morongo Valley Community Services District get its financial house in order or risk dissolution, the

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REPUBLICANS TO HEAR FROM THE YUCCA VALLEY TOWN MANAGER

The town manager of the town of Yucca Valley will be the guest speaker at the April 20 ​Morongo Basin Republicans dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Curtis Yakimow will present an update on where the town has been, where they are now and where they are going. The informative dinner

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ST. JOSEPH’S PLAYER HOST FUND-RAISER DINNER SUNDAY

The St. Joseph’s Players of Yucca Valley are cooking up a Greek- themed dinner this Sunday night, April 19, to help produce their upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues.” Director and reporter Rebecca Havely shares what’s on the menu… The cast and crew of the upcoming comedy “Biloxi Blues”

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YUCCA MESA ITALIAN DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold an Italian dinner tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The dinner will feature lasagna—with or without meat—salad, garlic bread, and a complimentary glass of wine. Tickets are $10, $7 for children under 10, and are available at the door. The dinner will be

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS FIRE TAX MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss the state fire tax at its meeting Monday. Also on the agenda are renewable energy, a presentation by Pat Flanagan on the BLM’s West Mojave Route project, and illegal dumping. Public comments on these and any other issues are welcome. The meeting starts

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FREE MEAL IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TOMORROW

The Food for Life meal tomorrow will be hosted by Palms Baptist Church. From 3 to 5 p.m., the meal will be served at Little Church of the Desert Community Hall in Twentynine Palms. They will be serving ham, vegetables, fresh fruit salad and dessert.