MISSING YUCCA VALLEY WOMAN FOUND DECEASED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman reported missing Saturday morning was found deceased Monday evening in Landers. Dayle Will, 68, the wife of Morongo Unified School District Trustee Ed Will, left her home in Yucca Valley at about 7:00 a.m. When she did not return as expected, Will reported her missing. Four

…View Full Story…

JOSHUA TREE MAN HELD FO FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of beating a woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness called 911 about 2 p.m. Friday to report that a man, later identified as John Crossen, 35, had a screaming woman in a headlock in the 63100 block of Shifting

…View Full Story…

19TH ANNUAL ORCHID SHOW OFFERS ORCHID CLASSES

Even though the 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, sponsored in part by Z107.7, is almost three weeks away, it is already time to sign up for the very popular orchid classes. Reporter Taylor Thacker has details… The 19th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is being held on October 4

…View Full Story…

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of September 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, September

…View Full Story…

LANDERS ELEMENTARY BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONTH TONIGHT

Landers Elementary School will hold a back-to-school night Thursday, September 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come meet their children’s teachers and see their classrooms. The sixth graders will hold a bake sale to raise money to send them to Science Camp.

FOUR PEOPLE ARRESTED IN THREE UNRELATED CHILD ABUSE CASES

Four people were arrested in three unrelated child abuse cases yesterday. According to Sheriff reports, Allison Feldman, 25, of the 6500 block of Sierra Avenue in Joshua Tree, is accused of hitting her husband and child Wednesday night, causing minor injuries. Allison Feldman was arrested for investigation of cruelty to

…View Full Story…

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE RE-OPENING

The Historical Society Marketplace in Landers is re-opening this weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the inventory… The Morongo Basin Historical Society is re-opening their marketplace on September 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are back with new treasures that the whole family will enjoy, such as men’s, women’s,

…View Full Story…

LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER YUCCA VALLEY PURSUIT

A Landers man was arrested Saturday evening after a short pursuit through Yucca Valley. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, deputies received a tip that Brett Schmidt, 51, who had several felony warrants out for his arrest, was driving a blue Ford Astro minivan eastbound on Highway 62 through Morongo

…View Full Story…

AS YOU REQUESTED: A CLOSE LOOK AT LOCAL TRASH SERVICES

During the Z107.7 “Up Close” show recently, listeners had a lot of questions about how trash pick-up is done in our local municipalities, as well as county areas. In response to our listeners’ requests, reporter Dan Stork did the homework to answer those questions…

Each year in June, residents of

…View Full Story…

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, who supplies water to the Landers area, will have a Board meeting tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 26, starting at 6:00 p.m. On the agenda for this meeting

…View Full Story…

2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND IN SIX ILLEGAL GROWS IN JOSHUA TREE AND LANDERS

Narcotics officers and Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and arrested eleven people Wednesday during raids on six illegal marijuana grows in Joshua Tree and Landers. Detectives served search warrants on the illegal grows after watching the locations for several weeks. The plants were found in fenced-in areas

…View Full Story…

VINTAGE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH “JEPOARDY” SATURDAY

This coming Saturday will be the final showing for this year’s Vintage Film Festival in Landers. Reporter Cara Conway invites you out to see “Jeopardy”…. John Sturges’ 1953 suspense film “Jeopardy” will be the closing feature for the Saturday night at the movies Vintage Film Festival on August 23 at

…View Full Story…

MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

…View Full Story…

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

…View Full Story…

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SET TO REOPEN

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace resumes Saturday, September 6, at the museum in Landers. Vendors who are interested in being a part of the marketplace should contact Laurie at 760-363-6681 or jrcs7599@roadrunner.com. Artisans, crafters, collectors wanting to downsize or people wanting to de-clutter are welcome. In addition, the

…View Full Story…

MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

…View Full Story…

18-YEAR-OLD LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN RAPE OF 15-YEAR-OLD

A Landers man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Sheriff’s investigators say, the girl’s father reported that his daughter had been raped about three weeks ago, and identified the suspect as Johnny Alaniz, 18. Deputy Shauna Ables contacted Alaniz at his home, and obtained evidence to

…View Full Story…

OFF-ROAD INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN LANDERS AND WONDER VALLEY

A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management Barstow office and Community ORV Watch has resulted in guides to Off-Highway Vehicle routes and rules—on the highway. Reporter Dan Stork went to Landers take a look at one of the new displays…

Community member Peggy Kennedy and BLM Barstow

…View Full Story…

ORV INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS INSTALLED TODAY

The Barstow office of the BLM is installing informational kiosks today with a detailed map of the area and a list of relevant laws regarding off-road vehicle recreation in Landers (at Highway 247 and Reche Road) and at Gold Crown (off of Highway 62 in Wonder Valley). The kiosks are

…View Full Story…

LANDERS COUPLE ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD NEGLECT

A Landers couple was arrested Thursday, accused of felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s spokesman, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Marquita Thursday afternoon on another matter. When they entered the home of Fredrick Gange, 59, and Joanne Gange, 52, they discovered there was no

…View Full Story…