OKTOBERFEST IN JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

The community of Johnson Valley will transform to a Bavarian village this Saturday for their annual Oktoberfest. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his oom-pah-pah… All aboard the Johnson Valley express to old Bavaria and the annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 1. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the model

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SAVE THE DATE FOR JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST

Save the date for the 7th annual Oktoberfest celebration in Johnson Valley. The beer garden at the Johnson Valley Oktoberfest opens at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 1. There’ll be a section of craft beers, hard cider, domestic beers, German wine, plus soft drinks, water and fresh pretzels. A German buffet

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SIGN UP FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFF-ROAD DESERT RUN

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser to support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for September 30 through October 2. 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

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BAKE SALE AUCTION, LECTURE AT JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

A bake sale auction and lecture will benefit the Johnson Valley Community Center Saturday. The doors to the community center open at 11:30 to set up for the auction, which starts at noon. Then following the auction, Barbara Harris will discuss her research into local area attractions, including Giant Rock

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MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE TODAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting today. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use the

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MARINES START JOHNSON VALLEY EXERCISE SUNDAY

The Marine Corps will be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley starting this Sunday. The shared use area will be temporarily closed to the public between August 14 and 21. The Marine Corps has already announced that it will use

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MARINE CORPS EXERCISE IN JOHNSON VALLEY SET FOR AUGUST 14 – 21

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, May 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, July 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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MARINES ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EXERCISES IN JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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MARINE CORPS TO DISCUSS SHARED USE AREA IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps will host a public meeting today to discuss upcoming training in the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area. The meeting will be held at the Johnson Valley Community Center today from 10 a.m. to noon. Marine Corps representatives will discuss temporary land closures in the Johnson

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TWO TRAILERS REPORTED STOLEN IN JOHNSON VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of two trailers from Johnson Valley. According to investigators, the owner of the trailers said that sometime between Friday and Tuesday, someone broke into a Conex box on property near Cole Road and Old Woman Springs Road where two trailers were being stored.

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CINCO DE MAYO PARTY SATURDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

It’s a Cinco de Mayo Party in Johnson Valley this Saturday. Reporter David Knutson gets out his piñata… Everyone is invited to join the festivities at the Johnson Valley Community Center to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Saturday, May 7. Admission is only $10 per person which includes food, a

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CINCO DE MAYO PARTY SATURDAY IN JOHNSON VALLEY

It’s a Cinco de Mayo Party in Johnson Valley this Saturday. Reporter David Knutson gets out his piñata… Everyone is invited to join the festivities at the Johnson Valley Community Center to celebrate Cinco De Mayo on Saturday, May 7. Admission is only $10 per person which includes food, a

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FIRE IN JOHNSON VALLEY DESTROYS GARAGE, HOUSE PARTIALLY SAVED

Firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and a water tender from Lucerne Valley were able to save a Johnson Valley home from being a total loss, although the detached garage burned to the ground Monday morning. County Fire Captain Trent Blanchard said that firefighters were called to the

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN WHO FLED ON FOOT FROM DEPUTIES IN OCTOBER ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley man, who has had warrants for his arrest since October, was arrested Monday in Landers. On October 22, Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 51300 block of Olivine Road in Johnson Valley for a report that Scott Coffman, 30, had brought home a stolen truck. Deputies confirmed

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PUBLIC INVITED TO MEETING OF MARINES AND BLM REGARDING JOHNSON VALLEY USE

The Marines are meeting with the BLM about their upcoming training in the Johnson Valley off-road area. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the public is welcome to attend the Saturday meeting… Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the

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MARINE CORPS’ PLAN TO AIRLIFT OVER 1,400 DESERT TORTOISES IS CANCELLED

The Marine Corps’ plan to move more than 1.400 desert tortoises from the Johnson Valley Off-Road area to a BLM-managed habitat has been cancelled. The Marines were going to move the endangered species reptiles to Bureau of Land Management habitat near Barstow, so the 88,000-acre Johnson Valley area could be

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JOHNSON VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN VEHICLE

A Johnson Valley man was arrested Sunday after a stolen motorcycle was found on his property. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 60600 block of Cole Lane in Johnson Valley said his Suzuki motorcycle was stolen a year ago, in February 2015. On Sunday, a woman came

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KING OF THE HAMMERS RESULTS: LOCALS TAKE A CLASS FIRST AT “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

Only four drivers have won the King of the Hammers race twice, and Erik Miller of Maryland is now a member of that elite group, winning what is called the world’s toughest, one-day off-road race last Friday in 7 hours, 30 minutes. Miller won the grueling 167-mile off-road race in

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