ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN LANDERS

Sketchy details on an arrest for attempted murder in Landers yesterday. According to a Sheriff’s report, Coral Schilling, 62, of the 4200 block of Youngs Freeway, called 911 at 11:35 a.m. to report that her husband, David, was threatening to have a shoot-out with police. After an investigation, Coral Schilling

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LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES OFFERRED LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in September for dogs and cats as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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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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NO TRASH PICKUP MONDAY

Burrtec Waste and Recylcing Services will be closed on Labor Day. Waste and recycling collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

MORONGO BASIN TRANSIT BUSES NOT RUNNING MONDAY

The Morongo Basin Transit Authority will NOT operate service on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day and will resume its regularly scheduled service on Tuesday, September 3.

BURGLAR SUSPECT ARRESTED WITH OVER $12K IN STOLEN SOLAR PANELS

A Landers man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he was found with methamphetamine and stolen property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy was driving by the 5800 block of Ira Lane in Landers about 2:30 a.m. when he saw a rental moving truck parked in front of a

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ARRESTED IN LANDERS AFTER A STRUGGLE WITH A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY

While following leads for a burglary case, Sheriff deputies arrested two other men on unrelated charges. Shortly before midnight Wednesday, Sheriff deputies went to a home near Reche Road and Belfield Boulevard looking for a suspect in a home burglary in which about $200,000 in coins were stolen, and a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO APPOINT NEW DIRECTOR

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency met last night in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there for a board appointment and a presentation…

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the board declared a vacancy as a result of Director David Larson’s resignation as he is

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FELON FOUND WITH FIREARMS AND DRUGS

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to a sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped Alonso Claros, 43, near the 5600 block of Adobe Road about 6 a.m. Saturday morning because he was riding an unlicensed off-road vehicle, and riding without

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS WILL HEAR OPPOSITION TO CADIZ PROJECT TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will hear opposition to the Cadiz water project when they meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will also decide how to replace a parting Board member…

When the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meet tonight at 6 p.m. they’ll decide

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MOJAVE LIQUOR IN LANDERS VANDALIZED

Mojave Liquor in Landers was vandalized Tuesday night. According to a Sheriff’s report, when employees arrived at the business in the 200 block of Old Woman Springs Road about 6:30 Wednesday morning, they discovered the gas nozzle and credit card readers for the pumps had been broken, as well as

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MEMORIAL FOR THE LATE ELSIE GRACE AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FRIDAY

Copper Mountain College will host a memorial to the late artist Elsie Grace. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a special scholarship program is being set up…

Celebrate the life of artist and teacher Elsie Grace at “Reflections of Grace,” a memorial to the woman who spent 33 years educating students in

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY MONDAY

The third Monday of the month 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,

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER FACING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Ongoing concerns with the fiscal health of the Hi-Desert Medical Center, and the anticipated changes expected as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect, prompted assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz to sit down with the Hospital’s CEO Chad Chadwick and CFO Robert Tyk to discuss the future of the Basin’s third

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A CONVERSATION WITH CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

After Congressman Paul Cook answered callers’ questions on Friday’s Up Close show on Z107.7, we had the opportunity to get his views on some additional issues that impact the Morongo Basin. Dan Stork asked the District 8 Representative to comment on the sequester, renewable energy development, and the Joshua Tree

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YUCCA VALLEY MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN LANDERS CRASH

A motorcycle rider was hospitalized last week after a car turned in front of him in Landers. According to the California Highway Patrol, Henry Marcoccia, 50, of Philadelphia, was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla northbound on Old Woman Springs Road shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. As Marcoccia approached the intersection

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REMAINS FOUND BY DOGS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has released the identity of the man whose remains were found by dogs in Landers last week. On Thursday, a resident near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers called the Sheriff’s Department about 7 a.m. when his dogs returned home carrying a skull and what appeared

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BUILDING TO BE NAMED AFTER LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

A long-time supporter of Copper Mountain College will be honored with a building named after her. At yesterday’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees, the board accepted a $100,000 donation from retired Marine Colonel R.M. Proudfoot of Twentynine Palms, in honor of his wife, Christine, to be applied toward

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DOGS FIND HUMAN REMAINS IN THE DESERT IN LANDERS

Human remains were found yesterday in Landers. According to Sheriff Corporal Steve Everhart, dogs found a skull and what looks like an arm bone in the desert near a cabin near Wright Road and Bodick Road in Landers. The dogs brought them to their home and their owner called the

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LANDERS AREA WATER RECHARGE FACILITY CELEBRATED

State water project water is now flowing into the aquifers under the Landers area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at a ceremony yesterday celebrating the important regional infrastructure improvement and files this report… About 50 of the area’s leaders in water management gathered last night at the Rieman home in Flamingo

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