CANDIDATE FILINGS NOW OPEN FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

Some area elected boards will be decided this November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the time to file to be a candidate is now thought August 7…

Candidate filing is underway for the November 3, 2015, consolidated election and several local board seats are open. Two seats are open on the

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MORONGO VALLEY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

Staff from San Bernardino County’s Special Districts Water and Sanitation Department, serving Morongo Valley and Little Morongo, will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Covington Park. Department staff will be on hand discussing topics specific to that service

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TWO INJURED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Two people were injured during a two-vehicle crash in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. About 4:45 p.m., William Duke, 55, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 62. As he neared Bella Vista Drive, Dylan Roche, 38, of Morongo Valley made a left-hand turn to go

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VANDALS HIT MORONGO VALLEY'S COVINGTON PARK AGAIN

Vandals struck once again at Covington Park in Morongo Valley over the weekend. Community Services District General Manager Donna Munoz told Z107.7 News that vandals knocked over trash cans, wrote graffiti, and most disturbing of all, they knocked off and stole the snake head that was carved by artist Dan

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BURNS CANYON AND RIMROCK EVACUATED, THE LATEST ON THE LAKE FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations of Burns Canyon and the Rimrock areas about 10:00 p.m. last night. Pioneertown is now under a voluntary evacuation. Residents are concerned about the huge plumes of smoke coming from the Lake Fire near Morongo Valley and Pioneertown. A U.S. Forest

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A BUSY SATURDAY SET FOR MORONGO VALLEY

A busy day is planned in Morongo Valley this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown on all the activities planned at the far west end of the Morongo Basin…

This will be a busy Saturday in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park. At 10 a.m. is the dedication of a monument

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDER FOR BURNS CANYON, RIMROCK AREAS

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. 6-25-15

The San Bernardino County Fire Department

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FIREFIGHTERS SAY “DON’T PANIC” OVER LAKE FIRE

Firefighters working on the 17,400-acre Lake Fire are optimistic; only 100 acres were added to the burn area Monday, and it’s now 30 percent contained. “The fire’s progressed actually very slowly. It hasn’t moved that much.” U.S. Forest Service Public Information Officer Chon Bribiescas explained why residents shouldn’t panic about

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FIGHT OVER CIGARETTE LEADS TO AN ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday evening after he hit another man because he wouldn’t give him a cigarette. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Rodriguez, 36, went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail in Morongo Valley about 6:30 and asked the occupant for a

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GROWTH OF LAKE FIRE SLOWED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER WEEKEND

The growth of the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest slowed significantly over the weekend. After exploding to 10,000 acres in the first full day of the fire, the fire is now at 17,000 acres, or about 26 square miles, and is 19 percent contained. Nearly 2,000 firefighters

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HEARS LAFCO KUDOS

Just a few months ago, the Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, warned the Morongo Valley Community Services District that it must get its financial house in order or risk dissolution. At last night’s meeting of the CSD board, directors received an update to LAFCO’s prior warning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD IN CLOSED AND OPEN SESSION TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in their new third Tuesday slot tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda has a closed and open session…

In Morongo Valley, the Community Services District begins the new meeting schedule tonight with regular meetings now on the third Tuesday of the month

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DRIVER KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 62, EAST OF I-10

Three serious crashes in the Morongo Basin this weekend, including at least one fatality on deadly Highway 62. The confirmed fatality was a single vehicle rollover on Highway 62 in the Morongo Grade at 3:04 Sunday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Behrens said that the westbound Toyota Tacoma rolled over

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FREE SURPLUS FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED THIS MONDAY

The third Monday of June 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, June

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YOU CAN GET $1,000 FOR YOUR OLD CAR

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District will pay you $1,000 for your 1995 and older vehicle. To qualify, your car, truck or van must be currently registered and in operating condition. Vehicles within 60 days of required smog check must pass the test. To find out if your vehicle

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THE DROUGHT CONTINUES, SOME WATER CONSERVATION TIPS

The water districts in the Morongo Basin area have all implemented regulations to reduce water consumption. Managing editor Tami Roleff says leaky plumbing can waste a lot of water…

The first thing you should do to conserve water is to check your water meter for leaky plumbing. Check it last

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MORONGO VALLEY BALL FIELD CLEAN-UP TOMORROW

A clean up of the Morongo Valley ball fields will be held tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to help…

Join the Morongo Valley Youth Sports League for a ball field clean up on Saturday, June 6, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers get a manageable 4 x

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MORONGO BASIN CHAPTER OF NEWBORNS IN NEED STARTS UP

Newborns in Need is a national charity that donates essential items to sick or needy babies. A local chapter has started in the Morongo Basin, and the charity is in need of volunteers who can sew, sort baby items, and make posters. In addition, donations of diapers, diaper bags, large

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERS LOW-COST PET SERVICES LOCALLY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June 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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TWO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Sunday night, accused of assaulting his wife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Richard Roberts, 25, of the 9500 block of Bella Vista Drive, came home drunk about 11 p.m., began yelling at his wife and then grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

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