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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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST SERVICES IN MAY

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

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MIKE LIPSITZ NAMED FIELD REP FOR COUNTY SUPERVISOR

Mike Lipsitz, honorary mayor of Landers, Z107.7 reporter, chair of the Municipal Advisory Commission, and out-going president of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club, was officially named as field representative for the County’s Third District Supervisor James Ramos Tuesday. Lipsitz’s contract was approved at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Supervisor Ramos

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY AGREES TO ANNEX PART OF LANDERS

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Directors approved a resolution to apply to the Local Agency Formation Commission for annexation of nearly 6,000 acres in east Landers now served by County Special Districts 70W-1. So today, General Manager Marina West will go to the City of

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

A cost-of-living increase is just one item on tonight’s agenda for the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says the Board will also hear an update on adding Landers residents to the district’s service area… Prior to tonight’s regular meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water

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EASTER FUN IN YUCCA VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND MORONGO VALLEY

Easter hunts and activities are planned all over the communities of our Morongo Basin this weekend. Tomorrow, events will be held in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley, then on Sunday in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what is going on in Yucca Valley tomorrow… The Town

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April 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, April

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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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