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Friday 02/16/2018
New career academy opens doors
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 7:01 pm

YUCCA VALLEY— What do you want to be when you grow up? To many high school seniors and young adults, this question echoes, challenges and intimidates. While the question may take time to answer, the Academy of College and Career Excellence is working to ensure that young people have ample resources on their journey to self-discovery.

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‘Held Together’ tells a village’s account of a personal tragedy
Posted: February 16, 2018

Four years ago the Joshua Tree community was struck when news spread that local apothecary Jenny Qaqundah, known as Jenny Q, was hospitalized and comatose after a routine medical procedure left her with a deadly infection.

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Fighting Cacti men win spot in playoffs
Posted: February 16, 2018

JOSHUA TREE — Basketball season is wrapping up as spring nears, but not for the Fighting Cacti. The men’s team took a 76-60 victory Thursday against Saddleback to put them in the playoffs.

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Trojans go so close in fight for CIF round one win
Posted: February 16, 2018

YUCCA VALLEY — If heart and grit alone could win games, the Yucca Valley High School girls basketball team would be driving to Pasadena today for the second round of the CIF playoffs. As it was, they fell just two possessions short of a fast-paced battle with the Sunny Hills Lancers of Fullerton Thursday, ending round one of the Division 3AA playoffs on the wrong end of a 54-50 score.

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Yucca Valley graduate to attend West Point
Posted: February 16, 2018

YUCCA VALLEY — Paul Russell, a graduate of the Yucca Valley High School Class of 2017, has been appointed to West Point, the United States Military Academy, and will report this summer.

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