MORONGO VALLEY CSD THREATENED WITH DISSOLUTION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Board heard they are under threat of dissolution and being taken over by the County… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, General Manager Donna Munoz confirmed a LAFCO requirement

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MEMORIAL TO DEAD WOMAN STOLEN

A memorial for a Yucca Valley woman who died 2 ½ years ago was reported stolen Monday. In June 2012, Jennifer “Nikki” Alkire-Woolworth, 27, went for a walk from Yucca Valley to Morongo Valley with her small dog, Lucy, but never arrived at her destination. Her family suspects she may

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETS TONIGHT, DIRECTOR CENSURE POSSIBLE

Morongo Valley’s CSD Board may censure a director, among other items in their agenda tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look… A lot of business is on the agenda for tonight’s 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, including possible censure of a director in connection with

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WE REVIEW, “SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER” AT GROVES THEATER

The Groves Cabin Theater production of the Tennessee Williams classic “Suddenly Last Summer” opened last Saturday night. The play is an intense, dark drama filled with suspense and mystery. It’s the shocking story of the tragic death of a young poet. Reviewer Rebecca Havely attended and offers this review… Donette

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RASH OF BURGLARIES IN MORONGO VALLEY

At least three residents reported burglaries and attempted burglaries of vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department about 8 a.m. Saturday to report that a man was trying to break into a Honda Civic in the 49500 block of Paradise

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE PURCHASE PUT ON HOLD—FOR NOW

The purchase of a new Fire Engine for Morongo Valley has been put on hold, for now anyway. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s CSD meeting, and explains… The board of directors for the Morongo Valley Community Services District put their discussion about a new fire engine on

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork describes the limited agenda… At a special meeting on February 11, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will continue a discussion begun at its January 28 meeting—possible action regarding purchase and/or repair of the fire engine.

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PROPOSED DESERT PROTECTION ACT WOULD AFFECT OUR MORONGO BASIN

Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation that would create two new national monuments in our region of the California desert and designate six new wilderness areas. The California Desert Protection Recreation Act of 2015 seeks to create the Mojave Trails National Monument, protecting 942,000 acres of federal land between Joshua

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MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY MEETS TOMORROW

The Art Colony of Morongo Valley holds its monthly meetings the second Wednesday of every month in the multi-purpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley. The meeting begins with a potluck lunch at noon. The Art Colony’s gift shop in the Covington Park community center has fine art, photography,

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MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES GIFT SHOP TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will honor their own gift shop tomorrow. Managing Editor Tamil Roleff explains… The Art Colony of the Morongo Valley will celebrate the first anniversary of its gift shop—and 51st anniversary of the Art Colony— at a special event Saturday, February 7. There will be a

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CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR RYAN SNIFFIN TOMORROW

Ryan Sniffin, a resident of Yucca Valley his entire life, was murdered January 20 over $20. He was 20 years old. Ryan Sniffin is survived by his fiancée, Amanda Lopez, his parents, Mike and Paula Sniffin, and brothers, Cody Sniffin and Chris Sniffin, all of Yucca Valley. He was a

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting for this evening. Reporter Dan Stork describes the limited agenda… At a special meeting on January 28, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will have a closed session on labor negotiations with fire fighters. A subsequent open session will

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RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER THREATENING UNBORN BABY

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested after she threatened to kill her sister’s unborn baby Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charrvone Moore, 22, went to her sister’s home in the 7400 block of Hope Trail in Yucca Valley about 3 p.m. Sunday. The sister told deputies that Moore

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$15,000 DOWN, $385,000 TO GO FOR MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE

Morongo Valley serves as the Gateway to the Morongo Basin, with thousands of vehicles passing through every day. The Morongo Valley Fire Department is the first on the scene for most crashes on the western end of Highway 62, but the town’s two fire engines are 13 and 24 years

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ROLLOVER ON THE MORONGO GRADE INJURES UNSECURED 3-YEAR-OLD

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with major injuries following a roll-over crash on the Morongo Grade Tuesday morning. According to a CHP press release, William Linares, 21, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade, east of Indian Canyon Drive at

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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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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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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 today. Among the items on the agenda are a closed session meeting in which it will negotiate

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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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