MAN THOUGHT LOST IN MINE FOUND WANDERING, DIVERTS FIRE RESOURCES

An Orange County man who got lost in the desert for 11 hours near Johnson Valley Friday night diverted fire crews from a large house fire in Yucca Valley. About 5:30 p.m. Friday, fire fighters and search and rescue teams from Lucerne Valley, Hesperia, and Yucca Mesa, and the Sheriff’s

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UPDATED RESULTS ON VOTE FOR BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD

The County registrar of voters has updated its results for the election for three Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board seats. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Dennis Straley is narrowly in the lead with 153 votes, just two votes ahead of Terry Burkhart, with 151. Director Judy Corl-Lorono is in third

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2013 TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM HAS STARTED

An annual tradition for the Marine Corps Reserves is gearing up in our Morongo Basin area. Reporter Taylor Thacker says… Toys for Tots has started! The Marines will be accepting toy donations and money donations starting now for this Christmas season. To donate money, go online to http://29-palms-ca.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx and then

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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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SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN KICKS OFF TOMORROW IN JOHNSON VALLEY

The Annual “Desert Run” benefiting our local Sheriff’s Search and Rescue starts tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says fire up your off-road vehicles and come play… Morongo Basin Search and Rescue’s Desert Run Fundraiser kicks off tomorrow, Friday, October 4, at 4 p.m. at the Means Dry Lake at the Johnson

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DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE THIS WEEKEND

The yearly “Desert Run” a fund-raiser for our local Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, is this weekend in Johnson valley. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue Desert Run Fundraiser is this weekend on October 5. To help offset costs, the team sponsors an off-road

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT LOCAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Many local federal employees would feel the pinch if the federal government shuts down tomorrow. If the U.S. government has to shut down tomorrow, about half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers will be furloughed until an appropriations bill is passed. Civilians who are furloughed would be paid retroactively

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SAR DESERT RUN FUNDRAISER REMINDER

The Morongo Basin Search & Rescue Desert Run Fundraiser is drawing near. Tami Roleff says there’s still time to make your plans to join the fun…

The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding a Desert Run fundraiser on the weekend of October 4–6. To help offset costs

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DESERT RUN OCTOBER 4-6 TO BENEFIT SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE

Search and Rescue volunteers give a great boost to the County Sheriff’s Department, but it’s costly. You can help defray costs, while having a weekend of off-road fun in the desert. Dan Stork says mark your calendar for the Desert Run…

The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding

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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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SEARCH AND RESCUE DESERT RUN SET FOR OCTOBER 5

An annual event for off-road enthusiasts benefits a good cause. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the annual desert run, set for the weekend of October 5, will benefit our local Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team…

The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is having its annual off-road event at the

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MORE STORMS BRING FLASH FLOODING TO LANDERS AREA SATURDAY

More flash flooding disrupted traffic in our Hi-Desert Saturday afternoon. A storm cell settled over Johnson Valley and Landers about 1 p.m. Saturday, before moving east onto the Marine base. Flash flooding was reported in several spots on Old Woman Springs Road between Linn Road and Reche Road. County Fire

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS WITH COUNTY REP MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet Monday, August 19, at 3 p.m. in the Johnson Valley Community Center. County Third District Field Representative Donna Munoz plans to attend, so this is an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns. The Johnson Valley Community Center is located on Larrea Road

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT, JOHNSON VALLEY BILL, TOURISM TO BE DISCUSSED

Johnson Valley and tourism are up for discussion by Twentynine Palms City Council. Dan Stork has the agenda for tonight’s meeting…

The Twentynine Palms City Council will consider a resolution of support for HR 1676, Representative Paul Cook’s bill that would create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

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MAN KILLED IN CRASH WITH BIG RIG IN JOHNSON VALLEY MONDAY NIGHT

A man was killed in Johnson Valley last night when his Toyota crashed head on into a big rig on Old Woman Springs Road. About 11 p.m., a man, who has not yet been identified, was driving his Toyota westbound on Highway 247 near Valley Vista when for unknown reasons

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COOK VETERANS’ BILLS PASS COMMITTEE

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) today had two bills pass out of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs by unanimous votes. The bills will be considered on the floor of the House after summer recess. “Prioritizing Urgent Claims for Veterans Act” requires the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to give priority

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS MEET TOMORROW, TWO LOCAL ITEMS ON AGENDA

The County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow in Regular session. Two items are on the agenda of local interest. A new videoconferencing center in Joshua Tree allows local residents to attend electronically without having to go to San Bernardino. Reporter Dan Stork tells us what affects us on that agenda…

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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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UFO’S IN JONSON VALLEY TOMORROW

There will be UFO’s in Johnson Valley tomorrow. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz explains…

This Saturday, June 29, Johnson Valley will be flooded with UFOs … Uncommonly Flavorful Offers, that is. It’s a “Bake Sale UFO Auction” and doors open at 12:15, bidding begins 12:30. It all takes

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