STATE APPROVES BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER PLAN

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors learned that after nearly a year in the making, the agency has received state approval for its comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan. The move opens the door for the agency to seek grant funds so that it can begin to

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the agenda… At tonight’s 6 p.m. Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency only a schedule change and the consent calendar are up for vote, but directors will receive updates

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction all this week through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area

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STUCK BIG RIG CLOSES OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

Old Woman Springs Road was closed down in both directions for just over two hours Tuesday afternoon when a big rig truck making a U-turn got stuck. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, the truck, which was hauling half of a mobile home, was northbound on Old Woman Springs Road

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FIRE AT LANDERS DUMP MONDAY AFTERNOON

Trash at the dump in Landers caught on fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said the fire at 59200 Winters Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. and was burning trash and tires. After fighting the fire for about 1 ½ hours, firefighters from Yucca Mesa Station 42 left

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LANDERS WOMAN SEEKS HELP FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

A 27-year-old Landers woman is asking the community to contribute to her life-saving kidney transplant operation. She spoke with reporter Rebecca Havely to share how you can help…

Z107.7: I’m speaking with Yessinia Herrera, 27, of Landers, a dialysis patient for the last five years. Yessinia, I understand you have

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF HEROIN

A Landers man was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of driving while high. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was patrolling and following a black pick up truck on Reche Road in Landers about 3:30 when the truck abruptly turned north onto Single Tree Road at about 60 miles per

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MOVIE UNDER THE STARS IN LANDERS SATURDAY

Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for a movie under the stars this Saturday, August 15. The historical society will screen “Last Chance,” Bryan Cranston’s 1999 movie that was filmed and set in Pioneertown and the Yucca Valley bowling alley. “Last Chance” is set in a California desert where a

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CANDIDATE FILING EXTENDED FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Last Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the November 3rd Consolidated Election; however, that deadline must be extended when an incumbent does not file and that’s exactly the case for one local special district office. Assignment reporter, Mike Lipsitz, has details… In Morongo Valley, long-time Community Services

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TOMORROW IS THE CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE LOCAL RACES

The deadline to file as a candidate for some local offices is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what is open and how to file… Friday, August 7 is the deadline for candidate filing for the November Consolidated Election. Several local board seats are open including two seats on the

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MORE ABOUT A 77-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER

We have more information about the 77-year-old man who was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder. Robert Cariker, of the 5600 block of Maloof Lane in Johnson Valley, had a dispute with a tenant over money, and allegedly took a shotgun and shot out two tires on the tenant’s 2000

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

We have few details about a Landers man who was arrested Sunday, accused of attempted murder. Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 5600 block of Maloof Lane in Landers about 5 p.m. Sunday, where, after an investigation, they arrested Robert Cariker, 77, on suspicion of attempted murder.

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EDUCATION PLANNING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College wants you to help it develop a long-term education master plan. It will hold a public meeting Tuesday, August 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. On Wednesday, August 5, CMC will hold another meeting from 6 to

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BIGHORN DESERT WATER SETS RULES, LIENS, GETS A MILLION DOLLARS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there as the board adopted rules, placed tax liens, and counted their Goat Mountain money… Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors responded to a state mandate and

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS TAX LIENS ON PAST DUE BILLS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will be last in adopting emergency water rules and will consider placing tax liens on overdue water bills… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. tonight. At the top

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BODY FOUND IN LANDERS THOUGHT TO BE THAT OF MISSING MAN

The coroner’s office has confirmed that remains found in the desert Wednesday were those of a man who had been missing the Fourth of July. Andrew Salazar. Salazar, 25, was dropped off at Hero Market on Old Woman Springs Road about 6 p.m. July 4. About a half hour later,

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CANDIDATE FILINGS NOW OPEN FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

Some area elected boards will be decided this November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the time to file to be a candidate is now thought August 7…

Candidate filing is underway for the November 3, 2015, consolidated election and several local board seats are open. Two seats are open on the

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THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS PLANNED FOR LANDERS

While big public fireworks shows are planned for both Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley this Fourth of July, the community of Landers will get a jump start on the holiday with a Third of July celebration. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

The public is invited to celebrate Independence Day

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER MET, GRANTS GET ATTENTION

The Bighorn-Desert View Water board saw a lot of attention paid to their grant applications at last night’s meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and explains…

Last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors in Landers looked to be fairly routine with most of the evening’s

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