OVERDUE COUPLE AND BOY RETURN HOME AFTER SEARCH COMES UP EMPTY

An overdue couple and a two-year-old boy returned home safely to Johnson Valley Tuesday night, hours after they were scheduled to return, and after a Sheriff’s search had been launched to find them. Per a Sheriff’s report, the man, his fiancée, and his son left Johnson Valley on a yellow

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

An increase in the use of off-road vehicles is expected at this time of year. Reporter Sara Snyder has some reminders for riders…

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

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A REMINDER ON THE RULES FOR RIDING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES LOCALLY

With the holidays come holiday visitors, and with visitors come increased use of off-road vehicles in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has this reminder to ORV users…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private

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DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR FOUR SUSPECTS INVOLVED IN VEHICLE THEFT, HOME BURGLARY

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in locating four people suspected of burglary in Yucca Valley and Johnson Valley. According to investigators, shortly before 7 a.m. Monday, a witness saw two men loading tools and an all-terrain vehicle from a vacant home in the 51800 block of

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CORONER IDENTIFIES 2 KILLED IN SATURDAY JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH

The County Coroner has identified to two Phelan residents killed in a Saturday crash on State Route 62 in Johnson Valley. At 1:31 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding a two vehicle collision on State Route 247 in Johnson Valley. Authorities responded to the scene and

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TWO KILLED IN SATURDAY MORNING JOHNSON VALLEY CRASH

Two people were killed in a Johnson Valley crash early Saturday morning. According to the County Coroner, Saturday, at 1:31 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call regarding a two-vehicle collision on State Route 247 in Johnson Valley. Authorities responded to the scene and pronounced the driver and

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OKTOBERFEST IN JOHNSON VALLEY SATURDAY

The annual Oktoberfest celebrations are upon us. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… 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 train exhibits and garden railway during the afternoon. Adults will

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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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