On Thursday, March 13, starting at noon, join Mark Wheeler for a PowerPoint presentation on the tribulations and pleasures of wildflower identification. There will be loads of pictures and suggestions of where to look for the best of this yearâ€™s blooms. Admission is free and coffee will be served.Â The Winter Lecture Series is held one Thursday a month from January through March. Read the rest of this entry »
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering a Spring Adult Craft Program on Wednesday, March 19, from 1:00 â€“ 4:00 p.m. for $5 per participant.Â Take some time out of your daily schedule and enjoy an afternoon making crafts for friends and family while you delight in the company of fellow crafters.Â All materials are provided, but space is limited so pre-registration is required.Â Stop by the museum to sign-up, call (760) 369-7212 or register online Read the rest of this entry »
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics for the month of March.Â This series of discovery opportunities for children is designed to ignite curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.Â Read the rest of this entry »
Personal health and fitness were the theme of the annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Health Walk on Saturday, February 22nd. The event was organized and conducted by the Recreation Division of the Town of Yucca Valleyâ€™s Community Services Department with timing services provided by Jay Stepp, coach of the Yucca Valley High School Cross Country Team. Media support was provided by sponsors Hi-Desert Publishing Company and Z107.7 FM Radio.
The event start and finish was located at Essig Park, near the corner of Warren Vista Avenue and Joshua Lane. The event began at 9:00 am sharp under a blue sky and perfect weather conditions. Â Mayor Robert Lombardo served as the starter, sending off the 188 runners and walkers on a new course that meandered through one of Yucca Valleyâ€™s family friendly neighborhoods, finishing with a picturesque view of the valley and mountains beyond. Warm weather, later start time, and enthusiastic participation by the Morongo Teachersâ€™ Association members made for record-setting attendance at this winter event.
The Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 2K Health Walk was open to participants of all ages and fitness levels. The 5K featured a field of 145 runners. Top honors for overall male and female finishers went to:
Womens Overall 5K Winners
- 1st Place: Marie Stevenson 22:25
- 2nd Place: Steph Velsquez 24:07
- 3rd Place: Charlotte Gallardo 25:04
Mens Overall 5K Winners
- 1st Place: Paul Gattuso 19:16
- 2nd Place: Jerry Muscato 20:26
- 3rd Place: Richard Buckles 21:44
Awards were also presented to top finishers in each age division. Participation certificates went to those who completed the non-competitive Health Walk.
Next, the Town will host the popular Grubstakes Run on Sunday, May 25th as part of the Grubstake Days community celebration. Those interested in entering the 10K and 5K Runs or 2K Health Walk are encouraged to register in advance at the community center or online at www.yucca-valley.org. The registration fee of $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and runners 12 and under includes a souvenir race t-shirt. On-site registration will be accepted on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m., however, shirt availability is not guaranteed.
For more information, contact the Community Services office Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 760-369-7211.
Located on Highway 62, the Transportation Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) Project includes the construction of raised medians from Kickapoo Trail to Elk Trail and from Cherokee Trail to Apache Trail, and sidewalk improvements from Palm Avenue to Dumosa Avenue. The raised median construction has been completed. Read the rest of this entry »