MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SATURDAY IN LANDERS

This Saturday is the monthly Museum Marketplace in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains….. Morongo Basin Historical Society‘s Museum Marketplace is the first Saturday of each month. The next huge sale is February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Morongo Basin Historical Society in Landers at 632 Landers

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MARINA WEST TALKS ABOUT WATER AND SOLAR TO MBCA

The general manager of the Big Horn Desert View Water Agency hit two themes in the talk she gave to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association’s annual meeting. Dan Stork summarizes what Marina West said about an environmentally-aware interagency project, and water usage by commercial solar projects… The first part of

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY TO DISCUSS TAKING OVER WATER FROM COUNTY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets in regular session at 6 p.m. tonight. Most residents of east Landers are hoping the board will vote to begin the process for the agency to take over their water service from the county. In November, Directors authorized General Manager Marina

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NEIGHBORS HELP 91-YEAR-OLD ESCAPE LANDERS FIRE

Neighbors helped a 91-year-old man escape from his home after his garage caught fire and flames spread to the house in Landers Saturday. County Fire said the two-car, detached garage in the 60000 block of Mitch Lane was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived after being dispatched around 5:45

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VEHICLE FIRE IN YUCCA MESA AREA

A call about a vegetation fire in Landers yesterday turned out to be a vehicle fire instead. About 6:15 a.m., Yucca Mesa fire fighters were dispatched to Linn Road, about a half mile off Highway 247, in Landers. Upon arrival, fire fighters discovered an abandoned mid-size pick-up truck burning. They

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD FUNDRAISER SUNDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is boldly going where no historical society has gone before. The historical society is hosting the fundraiser “Area 62,” a day-long event celebrating the area’s ties to UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Managing editor Tami Roleff puts on her foil hat…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society boldly

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JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS ON JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL LAWSUIT

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the Dollar General store in Joshua Tree had their day in court Friday. Reporter Dan Stork has the status of the legal wrangling… The Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance had its day in a San Bernardino court on Friday morning. David Fick, one of

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANS “AREA 62” FUNDRAISER

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is boldly going where no historical society has gone before. The historical society is hosting the fundraiser “Area 62,” a day-long event celebrating the area’s ties to UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Reporter Diana Jones puts on her foil hat… The Morongo Basin Historical Society boldly goes

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS CONDUCT TRENCH RESCUE DRILL

Rescuing someone who’s fallen into a trench isn’t as simple or as easy as hopping into the trench, and attaching a rope to them to pull them out. The California Regional Task Force-6 Urban Search and Rescue Team, with firefighters from around the county, held a trench rescue drill Tuesday,

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

The format of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council features several regular reports, and one highlighted topic. Dan Stork tells what’s in store for this month… The featured special report at the January 13 meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC is on County Code Enforcement. The subcommittee on Land Use

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The second Monday of January 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, January

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SIX ARRESTED IN MAJOR MORONGO BASIN-WIDE DRUG BUST

Six men were arrested Tuesday in a major drug bust that ranged from Landers to Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s press release, about 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at a home in the 2700 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers. During a search of the

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LANDERS MAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Landers man was arrested Friday after his girlfriend said he beat her up. According to a Sheriff’s report, Kirt Hanson, 50, went to his girlfriend’s home in the 5900 block of Mitch Lane in Landers and woke up his girlfriend by stomping on her and hitting her. Kirt Hanson

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD GIFT SALE

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its Museum Marketplace Saturday, January 4, at the Historical Society’s center in Landers. Christmas items will be reduced 30 percent, with members receiving an additional 15 percent discount. Vendors will have all kinds of handmade items for sale, as well as the Society’s

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

With the holidays comes travel. Assignment Reporter Katie Baker says the Sheriff’s department has some tip to help your journey be a safe one for you and your family…

This holiday season, the Sheriff’s Department would like to share some travel safety tips.

Make sure your car is ready

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FREEZE WARNING CONTINUES, PROTECT YOUR PIPES!

The National Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning here in our Morongo Basin through tomorrow morning. With Temperatures in the 20’s, Reporter Taylor Thacker reminds you to watch for freezing pipes… Standing water in pipes and hoses expands as it freezes, possibly causing pipes and hoses to break.

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a museum marketplace Saturday, December 7 at the historical society’s home in Landers. The sale will be held inside, and will feature new vendors who will be selling silver jewelry, crafts, jellies, as well as our antiques, collectibles, household items, Christmas decorations, local

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GREATER LANDERS AREA CLEAN-UP SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Mark your calendar for the Greater Landers Clean Up this Saturday, December 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your trash, old furniture and appliances, rugs, tires—YES TIRES—to Homestead Valley Park on Belfield Blvd. in Landers. It’s free; bring all the trash you want! Even electronics are okay, just

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL AND BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETINGS FOR TONIGHT CANCELLED

The regular meetings for the Twentynine Palms City Council and Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, set for tonight, have been cancelled. The next city council meeting is December 10 at 6 p.m.

LANDERS WOMAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN HER HOME TUESDAY

A Landers woman said she was robbed at gunpoint in her home. According to Sheriff reports, the woman who lives in the 200 block of South Cambria Avenue called police about 5:50 to report that two men entered her home and confronted her with a gun. She told police the

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