BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 21, at the Moose Lodge in Landers, from noon to 5:30. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER SPECIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The public is invited as the Bighorn Desert View Water board holds a planning workshop tomorrow morning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a special workshop meeting beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The review and planning session will include a

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed police pursuit that started in Apple Valley and ended in Landers Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 1:30 p.m., deputies noticed that a white Honda was being driven without any license plates, and attempted a traffic stop on Highway 18 in

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HOUSE AND VEGETATION FIRES KEEP FIRE FIGHTERS BUSY

A Landers home is a total loss after an early morning fire today. Fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to a single-family residence in the 55000 block of Sunnyslope at 4:38 this morning. Captain Jay Dimoff said the home was fully involved in

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR’S FIELD REP. FOR THE MORONGO BASIN ARRESTED

The field representative to Third County Supervisor James Ramos was arrested Wednesday evening, after Sheriff’s deputies said he brought drugs to a jail inmate. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, deputies began an investigation after they discovered that narcotics were being brought into the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

A special museum marketplace in Landers tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says….. Love is in the air at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace on Saturday, February 7. With Valentine’s Day coming up, the marketplace has glassware for your romantic evening at home—wine, brandy, parfait and chocolate sundaes. Get

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Board meets tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in regular session. On the agenda, the board will schedule their annual 2015 workshop, approve committee assignments, hear public comment, receive

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LANDERS AREA WATER WILL COME FROM BIGHORN AS OF JULY

On July 1, water coming out of the taps at more than 650 homes in the Landers area will be from Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Yesterday, the Local Area Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved the dissolution of the County’s Special District 70W-1 and annexation of more than 5,700

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER 2 TODDLERS FOUND WANDERING

A Landers couple was arrested Tuesday after their two toddlers were found walking in the desert naked. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:42 a.m. to report that a 4-year-old boy was walking in the 60500 block of Lorraine Road in Landers without any

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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LOW-COST 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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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BILLY CLUB AND DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was found with a billy club following a traffic stop in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a black sedan driving erratically southbound on Belfield Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. The deputy stopped the car at Belfield and

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE HITS LANDERS EARLY THIS MORNING

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the Landers area north of Yucca Valley early this morning. According to the U.S. Geologic Society, the 3.0 quake hit at 1:49 a.m. A USGS map shows it originated just north of Linn Road, east of Old Woman Springs, and was at a depth of

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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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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