INVESTIGATORS HAVE MORE ON TWO OHV CRASHES LAST WEEKEND

The CHP has released details of two off-highway vehicle crashes last weekend. Sunday, at 11:40 a.m., Gene Ciampa, 34, of Joshua Tree, was driving a 1976 dune buggy westbound in the open desert on BLM land east of Coyote Lake dry lake bed. Ciampa and passenger, Alisabeth Girten, 35, also

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors gave themselves a raise last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

At last night’s Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Directors authorized the general manager to begin the process for giving themselves a 5 percent

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BINGO FOR BOOKS AT LANDERS AND OASIS ELEMENTARY

Landers Elementary School will hold a Bingo for Books night, Wednesday, March 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. There will also be a bake sale. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road in Landers. For more information, call 760-364-2382.

 

Tomorrow night, Oasis Elementary School in Twentynine Palms will

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD TO CONSIDER GIVING THEMSELVES A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will consider giving themselves a raise and will move closer towards annexing the County area…..

At tonight’s 6 p.m. Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Directors will take up yet another resolution related

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FOUR INJURED IN TWO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE CRASHES

Two people were injured when their off-road vehicle went over a cliff in Joshua Tree Sunday afternoon. About 12:40 p.m., rescue personnel were called after the sand rail went over a 40-foot vertical cliff and rolled over in the hills east of the Joshua Tree dry lake bed. The female

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP RESULTS IN 15 CITATIONS

An enforcement sweep of off-highway vehicles in the Morongo Basin Saturday resulted in 15 citations being issued. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, Sheriff’s deputies, rangers from the Bureau of Land Management, and county code enforcement officers targeted areas where a large number of complaints have originated: Landers, Flamingo

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ANNUAL GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP THIS SATURDAY

Saturday is the 10th Annual Clean-up Event at Giant Rock, the world’s largest free-standing boulder. Volunteers will gather at Giant Rock in Landers and work from 9 to noon. Trash bags, bottled water and a free lunch donated by the Rib Company will be provided. Each volunteer will also receive

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FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff 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,

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER SATURDAY AT YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION

This Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, from corned beef through dessert including drink, served to you for only $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The club will offer accordion music

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting 3 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center, 3133 Balsa Avenue, just off Aberdeen Road. Representatives from the fire department and Sheriff’s office usually make community reports and can answer questions. Residents from Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights,

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of March 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, March

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A NEW SLOGAN FOR LANDERS

Landers now has an official slogan. Reporter and Landers honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz tells about the process and the winner… The results of Landers’ Slogan Contest are in. On Saturday residents poured over the 78 entries to come up with a winner. Out is “Landers: Land of Endless Vistas,” and

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MORONGO BASIN MAC APPROVES RECCOMENDATIONS AND NEW LANDERS SLOGAN

The Morongo Basin MAC gave its support to recommendations to improve public notification for solar projects and annexation of a county water operation by Big Horn Desert View. It also learned the new Landers slogan, and heard local reports on road and community cleanup issues. Reporter Dan Stork has the

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SPRING FORWARD TONIGHT

Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour tonight as we spring forward into Daylight Saving Time. And make sure to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and flashlights. Working smoke alarms are critical to helping save your life. If you installed the 10

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THURSDAY ARRESTS

Two Joshua Tree residents were arrested in Thursday on warrants and other charges. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a vehicle about noon Thursday in the 62000 block of El Reposo Circle. During the investigation, the deputy discovered that Jason Brown, 31, had in his possession nunchuks, and

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AREA 62 DAYS IN LANDERS

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold Area 62 Days every Saturday and Sunday through April. This event will have fun for the entire family as participants will be able to learn about the history and legends of Giant Rock and UFOs, see a crashed UFO

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AREA 62 DAYS AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM IN LANDERS

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold Area 62 Days every Saturday and Sunday through April. This event will have fun for the entire family as participants will be able to learn about the history and legends of Giant Rock and UFOs, see a crashed UFO

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SEED EXCHANGE TOMORROW PART OF LANDERS MARKETPLACE EVENT

Seedling is believing at a Saturday Marketplace sale in Landers. So says reporter Dan Stork…

On Saturday, March 1, come and shop at “The Marketplace,” a huge sale sponsored by the Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers at 632 Landers Lane, a block and a half south of Reche Rd.

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS, STARTS STEPS FOR ANNEXATION

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, the Board of Directors authorized funds for document preparation and a financial audit of County Special Districts as the Agency moves

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT, ANNEXATION OF W-1 ON THE AGENDA

The Bighorn Desert view water Agency Board meets tonight, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will be taking steps to annex the county W-1 water district…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. Among items up for consideration are three related to

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