CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 2,000 CUSTOMERS IN MORONGO VALLEY, YUCCA VALLEY

Nearly 2,000 customers were without power for two to three hours Sunday morning. Southern California Edison reports that the first outage was reported just after 10 a.m. for residents along Highway 62 from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley. Power was restored for most customers about 12:30. High winds may have

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY INDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the Morongo Valley man who was hit and killed by a car as he was crossing the highway in Morongo Valley Monday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., Arthur Dachroeden, 80, was in the highway’s westbound number one lane near Desert Willow Trail, when he was

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

A pedestrian was killed last night in Morongo Valley as he attempted to cross the highway. About 5:50 p.m., the elderly Morongo Valley man was crossing Highway 62 southbound at Desert Willow when he was struck by a Sheryl Scott, 50, of Morongo Valley, who was driving westbound in a

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A COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley fire fighters were called to a commercial structure fire Monday afternoon. According to Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, an alarm went out at 12:16 p.m. from the Village Mart, on the corner of Senilis and the Highway. The store’s coolers had an electrical malfunction, which charged the building with

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has scheduled a special meeting. Reporter Dan Stork says it will deal with governance issues… At special meeting on Wednesday, November 12, the Morongo Valley Community Services District will discuss a sunshine ordinance, policies for the board’s relations among directors and with district staff,

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER CHILD FOUND WANDERING

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Wednesday after her two-year-old son was found wandering unattended about two blocks from home. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman on Rose Eden called the Sheriff’s department at 8:19 a.m. Wednesday to report she had heard what sounded like a cat screaming outside

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MORONGO VALLEY “OPERATION GOBBLE” TO GIVE AWAY TURKEYS

Morongo Valley Community Services District and the Fire Department will participate in the Golden State Water Company’s annual Operation Gobble event. This long-time tradition delivers hundreds of turkeys to community organizations that serve those in need, but to receive a turkey, you must call the CSD to put your name

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ASSAULTS GIRLFRIEND WITH A GUN

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday morning, accused of hitting his girlfriend with a gun. According to a Sheriff’s report, a woman called the Sheriff’s Department about 12:30 a.m. Saturday to report that her boyfriend had hit her in the face with a pellet rifle. When deputies arrived at

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LOW-COST PET VACCINES AND MICROCHIP CLINIC LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November 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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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE VACCINE, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS FOR NOVEMBER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in November 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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SECOND WEEK OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the second weekend for the Open Studios Art Tour. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says artists on the west end of the Morongo Basin will be featured… This is the final weekend of the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. For 13 years, some of the Hi-Desert’s best artists

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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS IN MORONGO VALLEY

On Friday, October 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Morongo Valley Chamber will hold a “Trick or Treat at the Park.” Local business owners will set up booths at Covington Park. There will be face tattoos, candy, popcorn, cider, and snow cones for the kids. Parents are encouraged to

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FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership had a problem delivering surplus food for local food banks to distribute to low-income residents in the Morongo Basin on Monday. Food will be distributed in Morongo Valley on Monday, October 27, at Church of the Lighted Cross, 11518 Elbow Lane, from 8 to 10 a.m.

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION FRIDAY

The third Monday of October 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, October

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD has a full agenda when they meet tonight. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics… At its October 15 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will hear a Citizens’ Patrol presentation, adopt the final audit for the fiscal year ended this

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL WORKSHOP MEETING TONIGHT

A meeting with a lawyer is the reason for a special workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Dan Stork tells what they’ll talk about… On Wednesday, October 8, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will hold a special workshop meeting at 5:15

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ONE ARREST AFTER A STANDOFF IN MORONGO VALLEY

An Apple Valley man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Morongo Valley Saturday night, after a 45-minute stand-off. Sheriff’s investigators say deputies were called to a domestic disturbance about 11:30 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 51000 block of Canyon Road in Morongo Valley. While en

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BREAKFAST AND RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY

Some fun for a good cause in Morongo Valley Saturday. Reporter Cassie Zimarik invites you… The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary is hosting its annual Pancake breakfast and rummage sale. You won’t want to miss this yummy breakfast. Served in the multipurpose room at Covington Park in Morongo Valley, you will

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LOW-COST VACCINES, CHIPS, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in October 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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