A UNIQUE DESERT OASIS COMES TO LIFE IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A unique garden is coming to life in the desert of Johnson Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the “Paul Hook Desert Dreams Garden”… In Johnson Valley, a once sandy five-acre slope adjacent to the Johnson Valley Improvement Association Community Center on Quail Bush Road is being transformed into

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, the HVCC, will meet this Monday. Speakers will talk about living with industrial solar. Spokesperson Betty Munson said the hot topic is the Solar One project now under review by the County—200 acres on private property just across Camp Rock Road from Lone Valley Solar.

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9-YEAR-OLD BEATEN WITH A 2X4; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley couple was arrested Friday, after their young daughter said she was beaten with a 2×4. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a teacher questioned a 9-year-old student about black-and-blue bruises on her left hand. The girl said her father, Brandon DaSilva, 33, of the 5200 block of

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JOHNSON VALLEY WOMAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Johnson Valley woman was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of beating up her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man’s mother called 911 about 3:30 Friday afternoon from the 48100 block of Firethorn Way to report that her son’s girlfriend, Cecelia Ruiz, 23, had grabbed a knife, and when

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SHERIFF AND FIRE OFFICIALS SAY “KING OF THE HAMMERS” SAFE, SUCCESSFUL

The “King of the Hammers” off-road competition came to close yesterday. Some 35,000 to 40,000 spectators came to “Hammertown” at the Johnson Valley off-road area north of Yucca Valley to see more than 415 teams race in a variety of competitions. The event saw praise from law enforcement and safety

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A “KING OF THE HAMMERS” REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley is in full swing. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only and respect private lands. Several law enforcement agencies to include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,

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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, with the first

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RIDE ORV RESPONSIBLY

If you’re planning on some fun off-road activities this weekend, Sara Snyder tells you how to ride responsibly… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, at Means Dry

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them and issuing citations if needed. Riders need to obey all local, state, and

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play… As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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35TH ANNUAL DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE

This weekend’s Desert Run is a lot of fun for off-road enthusiasts for a great cause. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has details… The 35th annual desert run will be held Saturday, October 4, at Means Lake in Johnson Valley. Vehicle registration at Lake Means will take place Friday, October

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WOMAN INJURED AFTER FALLING OFF HER ORV IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A woman was flown to a Palm Springs hospital Sunday morning after she fell off her off-road vehicle. According to County fire fighter Aaron Boykin, the woman was riding her ATV in the Dry Means Lake Bed when she lost control when she tried to make a turn about 7:50

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BLM, MARINE CORPS, OFF-ROADERS TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY USE TOMORROW

This reminder, representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area tomorrow, Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. All interested groups, organizations and members of

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MARINE BASE, BLM, HOST MEETING ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY ORV AREA

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS, EFFORT TO DEFEAT WIND TURBINES ON TAP

Keeping the Highway 247 area scenic will be the focus when the Homestead Valley Community Council meets tomorrow. Reporter Sara Snyder has more… The Homestead Valley Community Council Scenic 247 Committee plans a public meeting 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Members from the Save

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SECOND PERSON GOES MISSING, SHERIFF’S ASK FOR ASSISTANCE

A second elderly, at-risk person has gone missing. The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a Johnson Valley woman. About 9:30 Saturday morning, Rene’ Dusko, 58, walked away from a home in the 49000 block of Joshua Tree Road in Johnson Valley and has not been

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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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MEETING TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY OFF-ROAD AREA LAST NIGHT

Some two dozen area residents, representing varied interests, attended a workshop meeting last night at the Yucca Valley Community Center with the BLM and the Marine Corps to discuss the changes coming to the Johnson Valley off-road vehicle area. They got a look at the new configuration of Johnson Valley

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