FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, August

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

At the next meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, the Council will provide updates on the shared use of the Johnson Valley Recreational Area by the public and the Marine Corps. Also on the agenda is the Council’s opposition to industrial-scale wind and solar projects, and the Council’s communications

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FIRE FIGHTERS SAVE HOME IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

Fire fighters were called out to a garage fire in the Flamingo Heights area of Yucca Valley early this morning. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, about 12:30, a two-car detached garage in the 56000 block of Luna Vista Lane caught on fire. Fire fighters aggressively attacked the fire

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP RESULTS IN 15 CITATIONS

An enforcement sweep of off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin Saturday resulted in 15 citations being issued. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Sheriff’s deputies, rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, and county code enforcement officers targeted areas where a large number of complaints have originated: Landers, Flamingo

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SIGN UP NOW FOR LECTURE ON NATIVE PLANTS

Efficiency in using water is a desert survival skill. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to a talk on Tuesday about how native plants do it over very long lifetimes… On March 25, Botanist Robin Kobaly will expound on long-lived desert plants, in a presentation titled “Surrounded by Ancients”, at the

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMMERCIAL SOLAR MONDAY

Installation of industrial-scale solar fields in rural living zones will be one of the topics discussed at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, February 17. Residents are invited to comment on federal, state, or local issues of interest. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall, 58380 Reche

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its regular meeting 3 p.m. Monday, November 18, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. The HVCC is a coalition of the community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights and Johnson Valley. The Council will once again take up the issue of industrial

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NEW, BASIN-WIDE MUNCIPAL ADVISORY COMMISSION MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council met for the first time last night. About two dozen members of the public turned out to weigh in on a handful of topics relevant to the County Board of Supervisors. The eight neophyte MAC members listened intensely to public comments on a proposed

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SAFETY TIPS ABOUT HEATING AS THE WEATHER TURNS COLDER

As the blustery storm brings in the cold weather, many of us will be looking for extra heat. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the County Fire Department is offering seasonal safety tips… Fall often brings the need extra heat from a fireplace or space heater. Accidents involving fireplaces and heating equipment

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD NOT LIKELY TO CHANGE IN NOVEMBER ELECTION

The regular fourth Tuesday meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board has been cancelled. Agency business will be considered after the November 5 election at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 19. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Voters in the area served by Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency

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MORONGO BASIN BIG MAC SWORN IN, LIPSITZ NAMED CHAIRMAN

An enthusiastic group of citizens gathered in the lobby of the County Services Building in Joshua Tree to take the first bite of the Big MAC – as we just have to refer to the new Municipal Advisory Committee for the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork adds

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WINE AND CHEESE AT HOMESTEAD VALLEY SATURDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its annual Wine and Cheese Party, Saturday, evening, October 19, in Flamingo Heights. Doug Anderson will supply the music. Heavy hors d’ouevres, along with wine and cheese, will be available. Tickets are $10. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Flamingo Heights

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ANOTHER SCAM TARGETS LOCAL RESIDENTS

The scammers are hard at work trying to separate you from your money. Last week, another Morongo Basin resident received a phone call from a man claiming to be from the IRS Tech Department. The caller said the business owner owed a substantial amount of money, and if the owner

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COIN THEFT INVESTIGATION NETS FIVE ARRESTS

The Sheriff’s Department has arrested five people in connection with the theft of more than $150,000 worth of gold and silver coins in August in Landers. Sheriff’s investigators say a resident in the 60700 block of Adele Road reported the burglary August 7; Robby Sims, 59, of Landers, was the

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DRECP DISCUSSION IN HOMESTEAD VALLEY

Want to hear more about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and how it will affect you? If you have a question on this or other issues that involve local, county, state or federal officials, you are invited to come to the regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council,

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A BOARD VACANCY AT BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is looking for a new board member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is accepting applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. A qualifying applicant must be a registered voter residing within the Agency’s boundaries, and

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BACK-TO SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TONIGHT

La Contenta Middle School Back-to-School Night is tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of the curriculum, procedures, and policies.

MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT BUSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 3.