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.

HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS

The regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council is this coming Monday and you are invited to attend. Among the topics of discussion will be an update the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The HVCC represents the four community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Johnson Valley.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS DESERT ENERGY PLAN MONDAY

The regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council is this coming Monday and you are invited to attend. Among the topics of discussion will be an update the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The HVCC represents the four community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Johnson Valley.

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NO MBTA BUS SERVICE ON FOURTH OF JULY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Friday, July 5.

YARD SALE AND CRAFT FAIR IN FLAMINGO HEIGHTS

Tomorrow, Saturday June 8, the Flamingo Heights Community Center will be having a yard sale and craft fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 55977 Perris Street in Flamingo Heights. The Center is nine miles up Old Woman Spring Road, turn left on Perris Street, go up a block

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MONDAY

On the agenda at the Monday May 20th meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council is the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). The Conservation Plan was formed in response to an executive order that raised California’s renewable energy goals to 33 percent by 2020. The conservation plan not only

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MAN ARRESTED AFTER FIGHT AT YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

A Flamingo Heights man was arrested Monday afternoon after a fight with security guards at Yucca Valley High School. According to a sheriff’s report, Edward Marquez, 19, was seen riding a bicycle through the school campus and was asked to leave by school staff. Marquez left, but came back via

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BURGLARY ARREST IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a neighbor accused him of stealing items out of a storage shed. According to a Sheriff’s report filed on Wednesday afternoon, a resident in the 1600 block of Yellow Knife Road, in the Flamingo Heights area, said James Klein, 44, went

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY HELPS MARINES

The Homestead Valley Community Council continues the drive to raise money for gifts for a Twentynine Palms Marine unit deployed in Afghanistan. In gratitude to the people of the Homestead Valley who contributed so generously last year, the Marines sent lots of thank-you’s and a flag flown in Afghanistan in

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