FIREWORKS JULY 3 IN LANDERS, JULY 4 IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get warmed up for the Fourth of July fireworks by going to see the Third of July fireworks in Landers. The fireworks will be held at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Preferred parking is $5. No outside food or beverages

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ANY AND ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL HERE IN OUR MORONGO BASIN

While you are planning your family get together for the Independence Day celebration, remember all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane type, are strictly prohibited in this county. Reporter Diana Jones reminds you the cost of illegal fireworks can be high…

Many people have fond memories of celebrating the

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW WILLIE BOY MOVIE IN LANDERS

A classic film which takes place in and around our Morongo Basin will be shown in Landers this Saturday evening. Reporter Sara Snyder invites you to a screening of “Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here”…

Back by popular demand, the Morongo Basin Historical Society kicks off a vintage film series

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LOCAL HAM RADIO OPERATORS FIELD EXERCISE THIS WEEKEND

Local ham radio operators will join others around the nation for the annual field day exercise this weekend. Managing editor Tami Roleff invites you to see the invaluable service they provide…

When the Morongo Basin was rocked by the Landers earthquake in June 1992, local ham radio operators commandeered the

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency meets tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says they will begin annexing the County W-1 water agency, among other business…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is scheduled to have their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 24, starting at 6:00 pm. At this meeting, the Board will

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL WIFE

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday after he threatened his wife with a pellet gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a witness reported about 4:45 p.m. that Gary Zumwalt, 61, of the 5600 block of Handley Road, was beating up his wife and threatening her with a pellet gun, and

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SPECIAL DISTRICT BUDGET APPROVED, OVER LANDERS PROTEST

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Landers-area residents and agency officials protested a County Special District spending plan for a County-run water district, whose details were revealed publicly this past Friday. Reporter Dan Stork chronicles the back-and-forth… Third District Supervisor James Ramos questioned County staffer Jeff Rigney closely about the

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ATTEMPTED STABBING IN LANDERS SUNDAY EVENING

A Landers man was arrested Sunday evening after he tried to stab someone with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, after Brian Grajkowski, 50, made a crude comment about a woman, he was told to stop talking like that and to leave the property in the 7800 block of

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FOUR ARRESTED FOR DRUGS IN LANDERS, WONDER VALLEY

Four people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents yesterday. About 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, deputies executed a search warrant on a home in the 900 block of Trail Way in Landers. Deputies located methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and cash. Russell Ford, 48, was arrested for investigation of possession for

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE TO CLOSE UNTIL SEPTEMBER

After this weekend, the Historical Society Museum and Marketplace in Landers will close for the summer. Reporter Diana Jones says check it out… Saturday, June 7 is the last Museum Marketplace at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum until September. Vendors at the marketplace sell crafts, artisan breads, jewelry, collectibles,

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SMALL ELECTRICAL FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY IN LANDERS

The Red Cross helped a family that was displaced Saturday morning by a small electrical fire in Landers. According to Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, a small fire started in a cabinet in front of an electrical switch. Due to the smoke damage, the family had to leave the home.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets tonight, Reporter Taylor Thacker checks the agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Board will discuss the Hazard Mitigation Plan Status Update, update the Regional

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BINGO FOR BOOKS TONIGHT AT LANDERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Landers Elementary School will host Bingo for Books for the last time this school year at 6 p.m. tonight. The fun family night will also have a bake sale. The school is located at 56450 Reche Road in Landers. For more information call 760-364-2382.

JAWS OF LIFE USED IN LANDERS ROLLOVER CRASH SATURDAY

The Yucca Mesa Fire Department had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue a woman trapped in her car after a roll-over crash Saturday afternoon. About 4 p.m., County Fire Station 42 in Yucca Mesa was called out to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 247 near Chaparral Avenue in

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LANDERS ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION STARTS TOMORROW

Registration for kindergarten at Landers Elementary School will take place 9:30 to 2:30, May 20 through May 29 at the school, 56450 Reche Road. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2014, in order to register. Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate and immunization records to the

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SUPERVISORS FIELD REP. MIKE LIPSITZ RESIGNS FROM Z107.7 NEWS

Mike Lipsitz, honorary Mayor of Landers, chair of the Municipal Advisory Council, field representative for County Supervisor James Ramos, and reporter for Z107.7 News, has resigned his position with Z107.7 effective immediately. Lipsitz, who has been reporting for Z107.7 since 2009, said that in his new position at the County

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers couple was arrested Sunday after an argument turned physical. According to a Sheriff’s report, Sandra Venegas, 53, and her husband, Gene Lahue, 67, were arguing about 8 p.m. at their home in the 56600 block of Napa Road when Venegas said Lahue attacked her and tried to break

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HOUSE FIRE IN LANDERS THURSDAY

Landers residents were surprised to see fire engines in their yard when they returned home after a short trip to town yesterday. According to County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard, fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree were called to a house fire in the 5200 block of

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LOCAL LETTER CARRIERS COLLECTING FOOD

On Saturday, letter carriers across the Morongo Basin will be collecting food for families in need. Collect and bag non-perishable food items like canned meats, soups, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice. Place the bag of food by your mail box Saturday for your mail carrier to deliver

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