SERIAL BURGLAR ARRESTED AGAIN IN LANDERS BURGLARY

A man who was arrested twice in two days in October for burglary and pleaded guilty to both charges, was arrested again Saturday, along with a companion, accused of breaking into a residence in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58300 block of Barter Road pulled

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANNING SUCCESSFUL 2015

With a successful 2014 under their belt, The Historical Society is looking forward. Reporter Taylor Thacker looks at upcoming projects… The Morongo Basin Historical Society accomplished many goals in 2014, and they are looking to make 2015 just as productive. This year’s main project will be to highlight the history

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE ALTERED ALMOST 5,000 PETS IN 2014

The Animal Action League, which provides low-cost spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats in the Morongo Basin, altered 4,628 pets in 2014. The number of cats spayed and neutered was nearly equal between females and males, with 882 females and 818 males. For dogs, nearly 800 more females

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WINTER STORM BLAMED FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES, ROAD CLOSURES

The roads were a mess Wednesday, due to snow and black ice from Tuesday night’s winter storm that dropped up to 2 inches of snow in the region. A La Quinta man was killed Tuesday evening at Reche Road and Old Woman Springs Road. A big rig got stuck on

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SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY FOR LOW-COST VACCINATIONS, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALE SATURDAY, DONATIONS SOUGHT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its market place and yard sale Saturday in Landers, January 3, from 9 to 2. The tables will be loaded with collectibles, vintage sheet music, jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, household goods, books, man-cave surprises, and more. The Historical Society is still accepting donations

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ONE MAN KILLED IN CRASH IN LANDERS TUESDAY EVENING

A 73-year-old La Quinta man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday evening in Landers. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner, was driving a 2004 PT Cruiser westbound on Reche Road at about 45 to 55 miles per hour

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALE SATURDAY, DONATIONS SOUGHT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its market place and yard sale Saturday in Landers, January 3, from 9 to 2. The tables will be loaded with collectibles, vintage sheet music, jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, household goods, books, man-cave surprises, and more. The Historical Society is still accepting donations

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LANDERS RESIDENTS TO PROTEST SOLAR PLANT AT SUPERVISORS MEETING

Landers residents say they plan to attend the January 6 meeting of the County Board of Supervisors to protest the Planning Commission’s approval of a 35-acre solar power project in their community. The Landers Association objects to the project of sPower of Salt Lake City planned for between Bowman Trail

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING GIRLFRIEND’S CAR

A Landers man was arrested early Sunday morning after his girlfriend said he stole her car. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Bobby Bice, 21, was arguing with his girlfriend at her home in Johnson Valley, near Valley Vista and Old Woman Springs Road, about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Yost

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MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ABOUT THE LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

Following a meeting with representatives from sPower, the company that wants to build a solar field on 35 acres in Landers, a group of Landers residents collected enough money to file an appeal of the solar project permit granted by the county. The residents’ appeal was filed with the county

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT HAZARD MITIGATION AND GROUNDWATER STORAGE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency PLEGS committee meets tomorrow morning. Reporter Cassie Zimarik tells us what the initials mean and what they are looking at…. The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will host a special Planning/Legislative/Engineering/Grant and Security, or PLEGS Committee meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 17, at 9:15 a.m.

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LANDERS RESIDENTS MASS AGAINST SOLAR PROJECT, WILL APPEAL TODAY

The firm that wants to build a solar field in Landers arranged to meet with residents who were looking to appeal the approval of that project by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission. Reporter Dan Stork says the dialog that resulted was not to the firm’s liking… Following a mid-day

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SOLAR DEVELOPERS TO MEET WITH LANDERS RESIDENTS TOMORROW

A meeting has been set up between developers of a solar project in Landers and community residents. Reporter Dan Stork describes how it came about and when and where it will be…

In the wake of the December 4 approval by the San Bernardino County Planning Commission of a permit

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of December 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, December

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LOADED GUN FALLS, SHOOTS LANDERS MAN IN THE LEG

A Landers man was shot in the leg when his cocked and loaded pistol fell off a shelf. According to a Sheriff’s report, John Todd, of the 5200 block of Dusty Mile Road, was moving a shelf inside his home about 1:45 p.m. Sunday when the .44 Magnum fell off

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES LANDERS SOLAR FIELD

On Thursday, the County Planning Commission gave the green light to a solar project in Landers for which some work has already been done in advance of permits. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote broke on regional lines… By a vote of 3-2, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission approved

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TWO SALES IN LANDERS TOMORROW

For the first time in weeks, the Landers Thrift Shop will open its doors Saturday for its big Holiday Blow-Out Sale and Pickers’ Bazaar. Not only will shoppers be able to browse the overstocked shelves inside, but there will also be vendors on site who will offer new and nearly

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35-ACRE LANDERS SOLAR FARM ON COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

At its meeting on Thursday, December 4, the San Bernardino County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed solar project in Landers. The 3-megawatt field is planned for 35 acres south of Herdsman Road, between Sunny Vista and Summers Roads, a few blocks south of Reche Road.

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AN ATTEMPTED CARJACKING IN LANDERS

A woman reported an attempted carjacking Saturday night in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman—who was not identified—was coming to a stop at Landers Lane and Reche Road about 9:30 p.m. when she said a white male jumped out in front of her car, causing her to brake.

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