BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AUDIT REVEALS UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY

A Bighorn Desert View Water Agency audit revealed a large unfunded pension liability last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board of directors also learned that flooding in Palmdale is affecting their water recharge… At last night’s regular board meeting, a review of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s financial audit

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS FINANCIAL AUDIT TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the Landers area water providers agenda… At tonight’s 6 p.m. board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency directors will receive the financial audit for fiscal 2014-15, as well as consider a handful of

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TWO OUT OF THREE CANDIDATES SHOW FOR BIGHORN FORUM

It was two out of three for a scheduled Bighorn Desert View Water Agency candidates forum last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there, and files this report… In the race for two open seats on the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board of directors, the two incumbent candidates answered questions

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING LANDERS SHOOTING

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting in Landers Sunday afternoon. About 5:45, residents in the 59200 block of Rocky Acres Road were watching television in a bedroom when they heard gun shots and the bedroom window shattered. The family immediately dropped to the floor and called 911. Deputies found a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY CANDIDATE FORUM TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will hold a candidates’ forum as part of their board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you who will be there… Voters in Landers and Flamingo Heights can hear from the three candidates running for two open board seats at the Bighorn-Desert View Water

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS

 

One topic under discussion at this month’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council will be public safety in the Homestead Valley and the Morongo Basin. The HVCC represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m.

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BOOK SIGNING WITH LOCAL RESIDENT

 

“The Sawtooth Complex” is the title of a local authors latest novel. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsits has your invitation to her book signing…

Basin resident Susan Lang’s thrilling new novel, “The Sawtooth Complex,” deals with the human condition in the face of the devastating 2006 wildfire season. Lang

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SIGNING OF NEW BOOK HIGHLIGHTING SAWTOOTH FIRES SUNDAY

Local author Susan Lang is signing her new novel, “The Sawtooth Complex.” Reporter Rebecca Havely has more information… On Sunday, October 18, at 1 p.m. join local author Susan Lang as she reads from her latest novel, “The Sawtooth Complex.” This book is based on the 2006 Sawtooth fire that

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CAR WASH AT THE LANDERS MOOSE LODGE TOMORROW

The Landers Moose Lodge #1788 will hold a car wash fundraiser Saturday, October 10. Proceeds from the car wash will benefit Clearlake Lodge #2284, to help with their expenses while serving as an evacuation center during the Lake Fire. The car wash will be held from 9 to 1 at

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ORCHID FESTIVAL RAISES OVER $20,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

An overwhelming amount of orchid blooms and wonderful entertainment provided the perfect venue for the 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. One of the Morongo Basin’s marquee events drew record crowds again this year, netting over $20,168 for the two-day event. Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club President Tom Dailey said,

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20TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, October 3 and 4, marks the 20th year of the Orchid Festival in Landers. The festival, held at Gubler’s Orchids, 2200 Belfield Boulevard in Landers, will feature tethered hot air balloon rides on Saturday for only $10; get a bird’s-eye view of the desert! Also Saturday, a fireworks

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MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the event brings a unique array of sights and sounds… The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival promises to be a treat not just for the nose, but also for the ears and tongue. The high-energy sound of

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20TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Make plans to be at the 20th annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. The event will also mark the 40th anniversary of Gubler Orchids and their significant contributions to the region Reporter David Knutson has your invitation… The 20th Annual Orchid Festival is going on October 3 and October

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ORCHID SHOW 5K RUN CANCELED

The Orchid Festival’s 5K run, originally set for Saturday morning in Landers, has been canceled. However, the rest of the orchid fest’s events will continue as scheduled, including balloon rides, orchid classes, wine and cheese tasting, live music, and fireworks on Saturday night. For a complete schedule of events, go

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MILITARY HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LANDERS

A military helicopter made an emergency landing in Landers Saturday night. According to Sergeant Derek Garvin of the Sheriff’s Department, the helo experienced transmission problems and landed near Bodick Road and Old Woman Springs Road about 3:40 Saturday afternoon after noticing a warning light that indicated potential foreign particles may

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING YARD SALE DONATIONS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is accepting donations of gently used clothing, furniture, collectibles, and household goods for its monthly fund-raising sales. Pick up service is available. Call Karen Ford at 760-623-3049 for more information. The yard sales start Saturday, October 3, at 9 a.m. at 632 Landers Lane in

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SIGN UP FOR ORCHID CLASSES AT MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers on October 3 and 4 is rich with horticultural classes. Reporter Dan Stork has the lineup… On Saturday October 3, at 10:15 a.m., the Orchid Society of Arizona gives a free children’s orchid class, for children ages 6 to 16. Class size

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BIGHORN WATER AGENCY MEETING CANCELED

Tonight’s regular forth Tuesday meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors has been canceled. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27.

HISTORICAL LANDERS POST OFFICE RESTORED

The original Landers Post Office has been restored and is going on display. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the dedication this Sunday… The intersection of Reche Road and Landers Lane has been the unofficial center of Landers since 1962 when Vernette Landers bought the corner property and began operating

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

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

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