JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF RAPE, SPOUSE ABUSE, AND BURGLARY

A Johnson Valley man was arrested last Thursday, accused of felony spouse abuse, burglary, and attempted rape. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to a home in the 56300 block of Joshua Drive in Yucca Valley about 11 a.m. for a report that a man, later identified as

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, October 16. The council will receive an update on hauled water and Scenic Highway 247, along with a report on new solar project applications. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives

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JUVENILE BURGLAR CAUGHT BY JOHNSON VALLEY VICTIMS

A juvenile was arrested Wednesday, accused of breaking into a home in Johnson Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a burglar alarm company called the Sheriff’s Department about 6:15 p.m. about a burglary in progress in the 51900 block of Quailbush Road. When deputies arrived, the suspect had been caught

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THREE INJURED IN OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH SATURDAY

Three people were injured when their off-road vehicle overturned in Johnson Valley. About 5:40 p.m. Saturday, a rock-crawler-type vehicle rolled over in the Means Dry Lake off-highway vehicle area. Although the roll-over happened near the Desert Run fundraising event, it was not a part of it. County Fire Battalion Chief

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SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN OFF-ROAD EVENT STARTS TOMORROW

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser to support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for Friday through Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign-up… It’s that time of year again when the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding its family-friendly, off-road fundraiser at Means

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8TH ANNUAL JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST SATURDAY

Save the date for the 8th annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7. There’ll be a section of craft and domestic beers, hard cider, plus a German buffet dinner including a dessert bar. Dinner is served

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IF IT'S OCTOBER, IT'S JOHNSON VALLEY OCTOBERFEST

Save the date for the eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley, set for Saturday, October 7. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 2 p.m. There’ll be a section of craft and domestic beers, hard cider, plus a German buffet dinner including a dessert bar. Dinner

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Many people will be taking advantage of the long holiday weekend by riding their off-road vehicles in the desert. Reporter Sara Snyder says 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

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MARINE CORPS SAYS JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISES ARE OVER UNTIL NEXT YEAR

The Marine Corps has announced that the shared use area in Johnson Valley is open once again to the public. The area was closed for the last two weeks while the Marine Corps conducted training exercises in the area. The closure included time for training and to clear the land

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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca

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SIGN UP NOW FOR SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN OFF-ROAD FUNDRAISER

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams who spent many long hours looking for the hikers who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park are volunteers. An annual fund-raiser—Desert Run, the all-day off-road event at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley—supports the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers. Managing editor Tami Roleff says

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SOUND ADVISORY ISSUED FOR JOHNSON VALLEY MILITARY TRAINING

There will be increased sound in the area of the Johnson Valley shared use area from Marine Large Scale Exercise training through August 25. The Integrated Training Exercise is the longest-lasting activity that occurs aboard the Combat Center and is comprised of an intensive training cycle involving a series of

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AIRSPACE RESTRICTED OVER COMBAT CENTER STARTING TODAY

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center starting today. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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SHARED USE AREA IN JOHNSON VALLEY OFF LIMITS STARTING TOMORROW

The United States Marine Corps will be closing the shared-use area in Johnson Valley beginning tomorrow, Friday, August 11 through August 25 for its annual large-scale training exercise. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August.

The two-week closure includes the time required

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MARINE CORPS ANNOUNCES TRAINING TIME FOR LAND USE IN THE JOHNSON VALLEY AREA

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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MARINE CORPS SHORTENS TIME FOR JOHNSON VALLEY TRAINING EXERCISE

The United States Marine Corps has announced it has shortened the time it needs for military training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. Originally, the shared use area was to be closed for the entire month of August while the Marines conducted a large-scale exercise. The Marine Corps announced

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FAA ESTABLISHES MILITARY AIRSPACE OVER JOHNSON VALLEY FOR MARINE EXERCISE

The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a temporary special use airspace in support of an exercise taking place at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in August. The temporary special use airspace allows the Marine Corps to undertake required, large-scale, combined-arms and maneuver training during the exercise. This temporary special

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MARINES SHORTEN PERIOD FOR JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISES

The Marine Corps says they are shortening the period they will be using land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Johnson Valley area for training exercises. Four years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises in Johnson Valley from August 1-30.

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