NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH MEETING AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a neighborhood crime watch meeting tonight, (Tuesday, July 28) at 6 p.m. Community members will discuss issues, concerns, and possible solutions to neighborhood safety. Call Dominique at 503-267-6861 for more information.

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YUCCA MESA ASSOCIATION HOSTS TRIP TO WHITEWATER TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is hosting a trip to Whitewater Tuesday, July 28. Meet at the Yucca Mesa Community Center at 9 a.m. and the Kickapoo Park and Ride in Yucca Valley at 9:30. Cost is a $5 donation for members, $10 for non-members. To sign up, call Dion

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LOCAL POULTRY OWNERS MEET TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association meets at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, July 22 at Yucca Mesa Community Center at 3133 Balsa Avenue, 10 minutes north of Yucca Valley off of Aberdeen Avenue. Association founder Charla Shamhart is bringing live baby chicks for show and tell. She will also bring fresh

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ROAD WORK ON STATE ROUTE 247 THIS WEEK

CalTrans has announced that Highway 247—Old Woman Springs Road—will be under construction this week. Both north- and southbound lanes will be under construction from El Cortez Road to Handley Road from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday night through Friday morning.

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HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for their annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

You may think that your cell phone or smart phone is all you need to communicate with others these

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YUCCA MESA HOUSE BURNS TO GROUND SATURDAY

A Yucca Mesa home burned to the ground, and a firefighter suffered minor injuries Saturday. According to County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman, firefighters were alerted to the fire at 9:43 a.m. when a motorist stopped at the fire station on Aberdeen drive to tell them about smoke coming from a

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER SUNDAY

The Death Café is back. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains that it’s not a dangerous place, but somewhere to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul Team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafes, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death.

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YUCCA MESA SWAP MEET TOMORROW

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a mini outdoor swap meet and bake sale Saturday, May 30, from 8 to 1. Vendors may start setting up at 7 a.m. Vendor spaces are $20. The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is located at 3133 Balsa Avenue, just north of Aberdeen Drive.

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INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED YUCCA MESA MUSICIAN GOING ON U.K. TOUR

Derwood Andrews of Yucca Mesa has been playing guitar for more than 45 years, and has played in several influential bands, including Generation X, Westworld, Moondogg, and Speed Twin. In 1998, Andrews left England for the United States. After a few years in Arizona and Los Angeles, he moved to

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DEATH CAFÉ AT YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

The Death Café is back. Reporter Dan Stork tells where to go for a lively discussion…

The Transition Joshua Tree Heart and Soul team invites the public to the Death Café. At Death Cafés, people drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death. The aim is to increase awareness of death

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN SENTENCED IN HIT-AND-RUN DEATH OF MOTORCYCLIST

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man was sentenced Friday in the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa last year. Ronald Svidergol was sentenced to two years in state prison for the charge of hit-and-run resulting in death, and 364 days in county jail for vehicular manslaughter, with credit for

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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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SCHOOL PLAY AT YUCCA MESA ELEMENTARY TOMORROW

Tomorrow is a special day at Yucca Mesa Elementary School. Students there will strut their acting chops in three performances of the school play. Reporter Rebecca Havely has details… The Yucca Mesa Elementary School presents its annual play, “Haphazardly Ever After,” a modern retelling of classic fairy tales. Kings, queens,

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TWO CRITICAL AFTER YUCCA MESA AREA ALTERCATION

We have sketchy details about an attack in the Yucca Mesa area yesterday, that left two men critically injured. According to County Fire Captain Jay Dimoff, about 2 p.m. paramedics were called to a home on 1000 block of Yucca Mesa Boulevard, where they found that one man had been

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GRASS-ROOTS FUND-RAISER SEES 1,500 ATTENDEES, RAISES OVER $17,000

In a remarkable grass-roots event Saturday, over 1,500 people attended “Abigail’s Day” Saturday at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Organizers said the event, first planned as a family barbeque, grew beyond their wildest expectations into an phenomenal outpouring of community support for young Abigail Snipes, a 12-year-old cancer victim currently

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ABIGAIL’S DAY TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

A fundraiser is set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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FUND-RAISER WILL BENEFIT CANCER STRICKEN YUCCA MESA GIRL

Z107.7 has featured a couple stories about Abigail Snipes, the 12-year-old girl from Yucca Mesa with a 15-pound tumor on her neck. The tumor was removed in January, and Abigail is receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments at Loma Linda University Hospital. Friends of the Snipes family are organizing a fundraising

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YUCCA MESA STRUCTURE FIRE SENDS UP LARGE PLUME OF SMOKE

Yucca Mesa and Joshua Tree firefighters, along with a water tender from Morongo Valley, were called to a structure fire about 6 p.m. Thursday. The 1,200 square-foot triple-wide mobile home was in a remote area on Ducor Avenue, off Security Drive just east of Yucca Mesa Road, on the border

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO HIT-AND-RUN, VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

A 70-year-old Yucca Valley man pleaded guilty yesterday to the hit-and-run death of a motorcyclist in Yucca Mesa nearly a year ago. Ronald Svidergol was driving his pick-up truck eastbound on Buena Vista on the evening of March 3 when he turned north onto Surrey Court, right in front of

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