SMOKE ALARM SAVES A YUCCA VALLEY HOME

A Yucca Valley family was very fortunate that they were home Tuesday morning when their smoke alarm went off alerting them to a fire in the house. According to County Battalion Chief Rick Denison, the family had a plug-in air freshener plugged into an outlet in a closet that had

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION POSTPONES CELL TOWER HEARING

Residents of Yucca Mesa are unhappy about a proposed 52-foot tall cell phone tower—disguised to look like a water tower—that is supposed to be constructed on the southwest corner of Aberdeen Drive and Sage Avenue. Managing editor Tami Roleff says their complaints to the town of Yucca Valley are paying

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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, (Wednesday, February 10), are correspondence with the Local Agency Formation Commission, airport use agreements and an airport survey. Under new business the board will elect new officers, a safety inspection and future

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YUCCA VALLEY KIWANIS SELLING SEE’S CANDY

The Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club will be selling See’s Candy as a fund-raiser for its scholarship program. Kiwanis will be at the office supply store at 56925 Yucca Trail from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through February 15. Proceeds from the candy sales provide scholarships for local high school seniors.

VALENTINE’S DAY CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley church is offering a Valentine’s Day concert. Reporter Ashton Henry invites you to “Lovestruck.”… The Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is hosting its Valentine’s Day concert “Lovestruck”. Clyde Grabski will be performing. Audience participation will include giving Grabski anniversary dates from which he will improvise new melodies. The

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

On Monday, February 8, the girls’ varsity Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats basketball team hosted the Yucca Valley High School Trojans. Both teams came in with identical 17 and 7 records overall. Coach Tim Stanford said Yucca Valley started the game off strong taking an early lead, but the ‘Cats

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YUCCA VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION TO RULE ON 52-FOOT CELL TOWER AT ABERDEEN AND SAGE

The Yucca Valley Planning Commission may make a decision on a controversial cell tower tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Yucca Valley Planning Commission, the commission will be asked to approve an environmental assessment and conditions use permit for a 52-foot tall cell

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Yucca Valley High School boys’ soccer won a match with crosstown rival Twentynine Palms 4-1. Yucca Valley Coach Jorge Rodriquez said senior Andrew Bellucci scored two goals, Junior Nate Bellucci scored one goal and also one assist. Junior Vincenzo Costagliola scored one goal and five steals. Junior Oscar Hernandez also

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ALAINA TROFLER NAMED 2016 MISS YUCCA VALLEY

Alaina Trofler, a 16-year-old junior at Yucca Valley High School, was crowned the 2016 Miss Yucca Valley in the pageant’s 49th year Saturday night. The scholarship, based on academics and poise, has been sponsored for the past 18 years by the Rotary Club of Yucca Valley under the leadership of

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WEDNESDAY LECTURE ON “REPTILES OF THE MORONGO BASIN”

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series offers some insight on desert reptiles. Reporter Rebecca Havley has more… “Reptiles of the Morongo Basin” is the topic of The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series. Wednesday, February 10, at 5:30 p.m., meet herpetologist Robert Black. He will

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Wildcats boys’ basketball team lost to the 25-0 undefeated Rancho Mirage Rattlers at home Friday Night. Coach Jeremy Johnson said the Wildcats played tough defense and tied the Ratters 62-62 with 42 seconds left in the game. It was a back-and-forth game until the final

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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REGIONAL WATER BOARD MEETS LOCALLY TONIGHT ON SEPTIC PROHIBITION DEADLINE

Late last year, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board extended the deadline for when Yucca Valley homes and businesses must stop using their septic systems, from 2016 to 2021 for Phase 1, and to 2025 for Phases 2 and 3. Managing editor says the board will hold a workshop

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SHERIFF SEEKS FOUR WHO USED STOLEN CREDIT CARD AT YUCCA VALLEY RESTAURANT

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying four suspects who used a stolen credit card at a Yucca Valley restaurant Wednesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, two men and two women went into the John’s Place Restaurant in Yucca Valley and tried to buy $45

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NEW YEAR’S EVE ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

One of the men suspected of robbing the Stater Brothers grocery store on New Year’s Eve was arrested in Riverside County last Thursday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Christian Trujillo, 29, is accused of going in to the “new” Stater Brothers store on the east end of Yucca Valley

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY CONTESTANT ALAINA TROFLER

The prestigious Miss Yucca Valle Pageant will be held this Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Reporter David Knutson introduces us to candidate Alaina Trofler….. Who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what did you learn from her? “The prominent woman I interviewed was Wendy Joling.

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORE AND SCHEDULES

Last night was senior night for the Twentynine Palms high school boys’ basketball team. The Wildcats honored seniors Jimmy Shragge, Demetrius Holmes, Kole Green, Elijah Scipio, Carson Zimarik, Elijah Jones, Kyle Hope, Travaun Morrow, and Andrew Wilson in a 62-45 win over the Shadow Hills Knights. Coach Jeremy Johnson said

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS ABOUT NEW FIRE STATIONS, FUNDS PARADISE PARK

The Yucca Valley Town Council met in regular session last night. The Council heard about new fire stations and approved park improvements. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at that meeting and files this report… Yucca Valley may be getting not one, but two new fire stations in the next five

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YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIT-AND-RUN PURSUIT

A 29-year-old woman was arrested on Interstate-10 after she allegedly hit another car in Yucca Valley and then fled. According to the Sheriff’s Department, Chelsea Headrick of Yucca Valley struck another vehicle that was leaving a business at Sage Avenue and Highway 62 at 6:42 Tuesday morning. The victim told

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WE MEET MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHANNON PEUKERT

Tickets for the 2016 Rotary Club Miss Yucca Valley Pageant will be available at the door. The annual tradition starts at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Today, Reporter David Knutson introduces us to contestant Shannon Peukert… Today we interview Shannon Peukert, a junior at Yucca Valley

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