BLM REPORT SAYS ILLEGAL HOLIDAY OFF-ROADING OVERRAN OUR DESERT

A report from the Bureau of Land Management said some 30,000 off-road vehicles descended on the Mojave Desert over Thanksgiving weekend, and many went where they were not supposed to go. In his report, Ranger Patrick Chassie of the BLM’s Barstow Field Office said that a number of riders were

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SHERIFF AND FIRE OFFICIALS SAY “KING OF THE HAMMERS” SAFE, SUCCESSFUL

The “King of the Hammers” off-road competition came to close yesterday. Some 35,000 to 40,000 spectators came to “Hammertown” at the Johnson Valley off-road area north of Yucca Valley to see more than 415 teams race in a variety of competitions. The event saw praise from law enforcement and safety

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A “KING OF THE HAMMERS” REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley is in full swing. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only and respect private lands. Several law enforcement agencies to include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,

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RIDE ORV RESPONSIBLY

If you’re planning on some fun off-road activities this weekend, Sara Snyder tells you how to ride responsibly… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, at Means Dry

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ORV COMPLAINTS RESULT IN ARREST FOR STOLEN ORV

Twentynine Palms man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found riding a stolen off-highway vehicle. Neighbors near Mesquite Springs Road and Indian Trail complained to the Sheriff’s Department that several quads and a large pick-up truck were riding on their private road. After the resident asked the off-roaders to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, ORV ENFORCEMENT ON AGENDA

In its January meeting tonight, the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council again considers solar development. Reporter Dan Stork says that a crisis walk-in center and OHV enforcement are also on the agenda… There will be three informational presentations at the January meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight,

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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MORE NEW LAWS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1

One new law that took effect January 1 is good news for military families stationed in California. Military spouses and domestic partners who are licensed to practice their profession in other states will be able to get a 12-month temporary license to practice in California when their spouses are stationed

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FOLLOW RULES FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. To make sure that your actions do not ruin the off-road experience for others, reporter Sara Snyder offers the following reminders:

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Many people are traveling to the Hi-Desert to go off-roading in our desert this weekend. Reporter Diana Jones says the Sheriff’s department will be out there too… The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s

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A SHERIFF’S WARNING ABOUT THE LEGAL USE OF OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

The Sheriff’s Department has a reminder; many off highway vehicle riders will be out riding in our desert during the holidays. The Sheriff’s Department will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them and issuing citations if needed. Riders need to obey all local, state, and

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SEARCH AND RESCUE BENEFIT DESERT RUN THIS WEEKEND

This weekend’s Desert Run will help support our local search and rescue team. Reporter Caitlin Logan invites off-road enthusiasts to come on out and play… As you can imagine, it can be costly to volunteer to help save lives. To help offset costs, the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team

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35TH ANNUAL DESERT RUN TO BENEFIT SEARCH AND RESCUE

This weekend’s Desert Run is a lot of fun for off-road enthusiasts for a great cause. ROP Broadcasting student Kyle Jarrard has details… The 35th annual desert run will be held Saturday, October 4, at Means Lake in Johnson Valley. Vehicle registration at Lake Means will take place Friday, October

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OFF-ROADER BREAKS LEG IN SATURDAY CRASH

A man broke his leg during an off-road crash in Joshua Tree Saturday evening. About 7:30 p.m. Joshua Tree fire fighters were called to the Sunfair Dry Lake bed after receiving a call that a man had wrecked his quad and flown over the handlebars. The unidentified man sustained a

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MARINE BASE, BLM, HOST MEETING ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY ORV AREA

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area Saturday, August 16. They will discuss future training aboard the base and shared land use. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups

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OFF-ROAD INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN LANDERS AND WONDER VALLEY

A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management Barstow office and Community ORV Watch has resulted in guides to Off-Highway Vehicle routes and rules—on the highway. Reporter Dan Stork went to Landers take a look at one of the new displays…

Community member Peggy Kennedy and BLM Barstow

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ORV INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS INSTALLED TODAY

The Barstow office of the BLM is installing informational kiosks today with a detailed map of the area and a list of relevant laws regarding off-road vehicle recreation in Landers (at Highway 247 and Reche Road) and at Gold Crown (off of Highway 62 in Wonder Valley). The kiosks are

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