COUNTY TARGETING ILLEGAL DUMP SITES, NEW APP TARGETS DUMPERS

The County is starting to ramp up both clean-up and enforcement of illegal dumping in our desert., Reporter Mike Lipsitz says community cleanups are ongoing and a new app will help you report illegal dumpers…

Desert dwellers know dumping is a problem in our communities. Illegal dump sites can be

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MARINES, BLM HOST MEETING SATURDAY ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the meeting, the Marine Corps will discuss its plans to conduct a

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, November 16, at a new location—the Johnson Valley Community Center, at the corner of Larrea Road and Quailbush Road, about 1 1/4 miles south of Highway 247. The Homestead Valley Community Council brings the concerns of residents of Landers, Johnson

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will meet 3 p.m. Monday, November 16, at a new location—the Johnson Valley Community Center, at the corner of Larrea Road and Quailbush Road, about 1 1/4 miles south of Highway 247. The Homestead Valley Community Council brings the concerns of residents of Landers, Johnson

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MARINES PLAN MEETING TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY LAND USE

Local off-roaders who ride in the Johnson Valley off-road area can mark their calendars for November 21. Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, November 21 from 10

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SHERIFF'S DESERT RUN ATTRACTS NEARLY 400 OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

Nearly 400 4-wheel drive vehicles, dirt bikes, quads, dune buggies, and other all-terrain vehicles participated in the 36th annual Desert Run in Johnson Valley Saturday. Sponsored by the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue, the family-friendly event drew 389 paid entries, with riders as young as a year old.

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JOHNSON VALLEY OKTOBERFEST THIS SATURDAY

The Community of Johnson Valley will be putting on a Oktoberfest this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz gets out his oompah… There’s probably no better way to get into the spirit of fall than by attending Johnson Valley’s Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 3 at the Johnson Valley Community Center. The patio

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SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE “DESERT RUN” SIGN-UPS AVAILABLE

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser top support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for October 2 through 4. Reporter David Knutson tells you how to sign-up… It’s that time of year again. The Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding an off-road fund raiser event at Means

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SMALL EARTHQUAKE HITS JOHNSON VALLEY

A weak earthquake struck a remote section of the Mojave Desert about 24 miles north of Yucca Valley, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 3.1 quake was reported at 8:40 p.m. last night, Monday, August 3, and was centered on a hilltop at the eastern end of Johnson

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A UNIQUE DESERT OASIS COMES TO LIFE IN JOHNSON VALLEY

A unique garden is coming to life in the desert of Johnson Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on the “Paul Hook Desert Dreams Garden”… In Johnson Valley, a once sandy five-acre slope adjacent to the Johnson Valley Improvement Association Community Center on Quail Bush Road is being transformed into

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, the HVCC, will meet this Monday. Speakers will talk about living with industrial solar. Spokesperson Betty Munson said the hot topic is the Solar One project now under review by the County—200 acres on private property just across Camp Rock Road from Lone Valley Solar.

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9-YEAR-OLD BEATEN WITH A 2X4; PARENTS ARRESTED

A Johnson Valley couple was arrested Friday, after their young daughter said she was beaten with a 2×4. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, a teacher questioned a 9-year-old student about black-and-blue bruises on her left hand. The girl said her father, Brandon DaSilva, 33, of the 5200 block of

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JOHNSON VALLEY WOMAN HELD FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A Johnson Valley woman was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of beating up her boyfriend. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man’s mother called 911 about 3:30 Friday afternoon from the 48100 block of Firethorn Way to report that her son’s girlfriend, Cecelia Ruiz, 23, had grabbed a knife, and when

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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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CHP ON MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT FOR “KING OF THE HAMMERS”

The King of the Hammers opens in Johnson Valley tomorrow. The CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 The event draws a high number of slower moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants and

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” IN JOHNSON VALLEY THIS WEEKEND

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, with the first

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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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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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