FIESTA FRIDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

Get ready for some south of the border fun at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association tomorrow. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to Fiesta Friday!… It’s Fiesta Friday at the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Chefs Gena and Danny Echeverria, who catered the recent Starry Nights Festival, are cooking up street

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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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LOCAL POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS WEDNESDAY

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association’s next quarterly meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at Yucca Mesa Improvement Association Community Center. Founder Charla Shamhart will bring samples of many poultry feeds available locally and talk about nutritional content that chickens and other poultry need to grow properly

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MAN LEADS DEPUTIES ON LOW-SPEED CHASE THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY, JOSHUA TREE MONDAY NIGHT

A mentally unstable man led police on a low-speed pursuit through Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man made suicidal and homicidal statements to counselors at the Crisis Walk-In Center in Yucca Valley shortly before 7 p.m., saying he had a gun at home

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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MORE ON THE CHARITY THAT GAVE A YUCCA VALLEY GIRL HER BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

On Tuesday, a Yucca Mesa girl was granted the best Christmas ever by the only law-enforcement-based charity in Southern California. The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children in the Inland empire from Temecula to Twentynine Palms, Riverside to the Coachella Valley. Wishes granted in the

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FIRST TWO HOMES NAME FOR REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES

The 11th Annual Parade of Homes organized by Reach Out Morongo Basin announces two homes on this year’s parade route and seeks one final Joshua Tree home to complete the lineup. Here’s reporter Rebecca Havely with all the details… The largest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo is

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12-YEAR-OLD YUCCA MESA GIRL GETS THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

Santa arrives at Abigail’s house in Yucca Mesa

With lights and sirens, Santa and Mrs. Claus, accompanied by dozens of law enforcement and fire personnel, and members of a charitable foundation, arrived at a home in Yucca Mesa Tuesday afternoon, to help make tomorrow the best Christmas ever for

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AMBULANCE OPERATORS ADDED TO THREE LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

While Yucca Valley’s fire department was established to fight fires, the truth is, 88 percent of the area’s 6,000 annual calls are for medical aids, such as traffic collisions, falls, and injuries. With such a high percentage of medical aid calls, chances are when a call for a fire came

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MINOR INJURIES IN ATV VERSUS VEHICLE CRASH FRIDAY IN YUCCA MESA

A father and son escaped serious injury when the all-terrain vehicle they were on collided with a car in Yucca Mesa Friday evening. About 6:30 p.m., the unidentified man, who had his 3-year-old son with him, was riding his ATV eastbound. As he was crossing Avalon Avenue between Luna Vista

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HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22 at 6 p.m. at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue in Yucca Valley. The center is just north of Aberdeen Ave. on the Mesa. There will be a presentation and talk by founder Charla Shamhart

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MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECT COMING TO STATE ROUTE 247

Motorists who drive on State Route 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, should prepare to be inconvenienced for the next seven months or so. CalTrans is planning an $8 million dollar project on eight miles of the highway, from El Cortez Road to Handley Road that will start

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SHERIFF CAUTIONS ABOUT MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED IN YUCCA MESA

The Sheriff’s Department is letting residents of the Yucca Mesa area know of multiple sightings of a mountain lion in the area. Deputy Jacob Naylor said wildlife officials think the recent rains and subsequent floods may have displaced the mountain lion from its regular territory and into the populated area.

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53rd YUCCA MESA BIRTHDAY POTLUCK FRIDAY

This Friday, September 26, starting promptly at 6:00 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will celebrate their 53rd Birthday potluck dinner. If you would like to participate please bring a dish to serve 6-8 as well as your plates and flat wear. Birthday cake will be provided by YMIA so

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18TH ANNUAL STARRY NIGHTS FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The annual Starry Nights Festival is this weekend in the Yucca Mesa area. Reporter Cassie Zimarik has your invitation… The 18th annual Starry Nights Festival is set to take place on Friday, September 26, and Saturday, September 27. On Friday, join the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association for the celebration of

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VEHICLE FIRE SHUTS DOWN HWY 247 SUNDAY NIGHT

A vehicle fire on Old Woman Springs Road shut down traffic on the highway for about 15 minutes last night. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said Yucca Mesa fire fighters were called to the fire at 8:49 p.m.; when they arrived on the scene at State Route 247 and Aberdeen,

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BROKEN POWER LINE CAUSES POWER OUTAGE ON THE MESA

A power line on the mesa broke yesterday evening, causing a power outage for eight to 10 hours from Yucca Valley to Pioneertown. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, the line broke on Alta Avenue, north of Aberdeen Drive, about 5:30 p.m. About five or six small fires were

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YUCCA MESA MAN RESCUED AFTER TRAVEL TRAILER FELL ON HIM

A Yucca Mesa man can thank his lucky stars he is still alive today. County Fire Captain Matt Anderson said a man, identified only as being in his 50s, was working with his father on leveling a travel trailer on Wilhart Drive in Yucca Valley about 12:30 a.m. this morning

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BDVWA AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Big Horn Desert View Water Agency will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will look at delinquent accounts……. The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 22nd, starting at 6:00pm. At this meeting, the board will first have

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LOCAL POULTRY OWNERS MEET TOMORROW

Attention Home Chicken owners… The Hi- Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold its quarterly meeting at 6pm on Wednesday, July 23, at Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Ave., on the Mesa in Yucca Valley. Founder Charla Shamhart will show a Power Point presentation on ideas and techniques for dealing

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