HIGHWAY 62 ART TOURS KICK OFF THIS WEEKEND

The first of two weekends of the Highway 62 Art Tours kicks off this weekend. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has your invitation… It’s one of my favorite events of the year—the Highway 62 Art Tours. The Highway 62 Art Tours is a self-guided tour of galleries, shops, homes, and private

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ANOTHER SCAM TARGETS LOCAL RESIDENTS

The scammers are hard at work trying to separate you from your money. Last week, another Morongo Basin resident received a phone call from a man claiming to be from the IRS Tech Department. The caller said the business owner owed a substantial amount of money, and if the owner

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS ANNOUNCE MORONGO BASIN MAC

There is an item of local interest on the consent agenda for tomorrow’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors will approve the appointment of the 9-member regional Municipal Advisory Committee for the unincorporated area of the Morongo Basin. The appointees are: Jack Dugan, Elizabeth Karman,

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SCHOOL DISTRICT TO GET NEARLY $1,000,000 FROM DOD

Morongo Unified School District has a history of garnering financial support from the Department of Defense. Dan Stork says that record of success continues… Morongo Unified received a Department of Defense Education Grant to improve STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for secondary schools that serve over 50 percent

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HWY 62 ARTS TOURS COLLECTIVE SHOW RECEPTION TOMORROW

The collective exhibit for the 2013 Hwy. 62 Art Tours is open at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Reporter Taylor Thacker says an artist’s reception is set for tomorrow … The 12th annual Hwy 62 Art Tours returns to the Morongo Basin to showcase at first in Landers, Yucca Valley,

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WOULD AFFECT LOCAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Many local federal employees would feel the pinch if the federal government shuts down tomorrow. If the U.S. government has to shut down tomorrow, about half of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers will be furloughed until an appropriations bill is passed. Civilians who are furloughed would be paid retroactively

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JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED IN SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

A Yucca Valley man who was wanted for shooting at another man last month was arrested Saturday. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant James Porter, on August 26, Joseph Huffman, 44, got in an argument over money with another man in the 5200 block of Elata Road in Yucca Valley. Porter said

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AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT

Tuesday October 1 is the start date for open enrollment under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Both the Federal government and the state of California have web sites with lots of step-by-step information to help individuals and businesses through the process. Coverage can begin on January 1, just three months away.

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY NAMES LARRY COULOMBE TO BOARD SEAT

The Bighorn Desert View water Agency board appointed a new Board member last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board also learned that legislation increasing their own transparency was signed by the government…

Following open, public interviews with each of the four candidates vying for the vacant seat on the

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY INTERVIEWING POTENTIAL BOARD MEMBERS

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will be interviewing Board hopefuls tonight. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor Mike Lipsitz tells us who the finalists are…

When the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors meets tonight at 6 p.m. they’re expected to interview, name and seat a new director from

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION BURGLARIZED…AGAIN

For the fourth time in about five years, the Landers Association Thrift Store was burglarized. According to a Sheriff’s report, the burglars broke into the shop sometime Tuesday night and stole some bags of candy, several cans of soda, a box containing some jewelry, and the keys to the cash

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COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICTS WATER BILLS ADD INSULT TO INJURY

For the 1,500 customers of County Special Districts in Landers and another 750 in Morongo Valley who depend on the county for water, their current water bills add insult to injury. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz explains …

September’s invoices from County Special Districts are the first to reflect a 20

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TWO TRUCKS TAKEN FROM COUNTY YARD IN LANDERS

Thieves went on a joyride Sunday morning after breaking into the County maintenance yard in Landers and stealing two vehicles. Shortly before 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported that someone had broken into the county yard in the 800 block of Landers Lane. The suspect or suspects somehow got

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COIN THEFT INVESTIGATION NETS FIVE ARRESTS

The Sheriff’s Department has arrested five people in connection with the theft of more than $150,000 worth of gold and silver coins in August in Landers. Sheriff’s investigators say a resident in the 60700 block of Adele Road reported the burglary August 7; Robby Sims, 59, of Landers, was the

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DRECP DISCUSSION IN HOMESTEAD VALLEY

Want to hear more about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and how it will affect you? If you have a question on this or other issues that involve local, county, state or federal officials, you are invited to come to the regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council,

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FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September 16th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10; Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers,

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TASTE OF THE MORONGO BASIN TONIGHT AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BELL CENTER

The 6th Annual “Taste of the Morongo Basin” is set for tonight at the Bell Center at Copper Mountain College. Reporter and Landers Honorary Mayor, Mike Lipsitz gets out his knife and fork…

Local restaurants will serve samples of their best dishes at Joshua Tree Rotary Club’s sixth annual Taste

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SHERIFF'S TEAM RAIDS SIX MARIJUANA GROWS IN LANDERS, 17 ARRESTED

Acting on tips from neighbors, aerial patrols, and other sources, about 20 Sheriff’s deputies raided six marijuana grows in Landers yesterday, arrested 17 people, and seized almost 2,000 mature marijuana plants. Deputies raided a residence in the 1200 block of Goat Mountain Road, where 421 plants were seized and two

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LOW COST SPAY AND NEUTER SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine clinics in September for dogs and cats as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Clinics will be held from 10 to 2 at the following locations and

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A BOARD VACANCY AT BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is looking for a new board member. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency is accepting applicants to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. A qualifying applicant must be a registered voter residing within the Agency’s boundaries, and

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