FIRE AT THE LANDERS COUNTY LANDFILL LAST NIGHT

Firefighters spent Monday evening battling a fire at the county landfill in Landers. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the call came in about 6 p.m. and Yucca Mesa firefighters arrived at the dump to find refuse about 100 feet by 100 feet on fire. Firefighters called in a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY: BUDGETS AND TAXES

Budgets and taxes are the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the board is expected to fix and

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STOLEN TRUCK, NUMEROUS WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF LANDERS WOMAN

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and for numerous warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy who was making a patrol in the 500 block of Becker Road in Landers about 4:30 p.m. spotted a stolen rental truck, a Dodge

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The Landers Community Association will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall on Reche Road. Topics of discussion include Landers’ big real estate boom and what’s driving it, Grubstake Days rodeo and dance, the Landers July 3 fireworks show, an art show with wine

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is collecting donations to sell in its monthly rummage sale. Some of the items it will accept are collectibles, jewelry, furniture, gently used clothing, small appliances, toys, tools, books, household and décor items. No electronics, please. To make a donation, call Gene Woodley at 760-364-2825

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY POKER RUN FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

An all-vehicle poker run tomorrow will benefit the Homestead Valley Community Council. While all vehicles are welcome, it should be noted for motorcycle riders that some dirt portions of road are included in the route. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Homestead Valley Community Council is sponsoring a poker

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SIDEWINDER REMOVED FROM LANDERS POST OFFICE

Landers residents agree that the Post Office there is the de facto town center, meeting place, transportation hub and community grapevine. It’s certainly the place where you can meet all kinds. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story that left these involved a bit rattled … Stick around Landers Post

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATERBOARD: BOARD CHANGES AND COMPENSATION

Board changes and a look at compensation are just some of the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda,

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TWO LANDERS MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING WARRANT SEARCH THURSDAY

Two Landers men were arrested Thursday during the service of a search warrant in Landers. About 1 p.m.deputies went to the 2200 block of Tori Lane where they found James Shovey, 53, and Ethan Wichita, also 53. During the search, deputies found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. James Shovey was

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LANDERS TIRE-ROUND UP NETS A RECORD HAUL

They called it the “Greater Landers Monster Tire Round Up II,” and by all accounts it broke every record. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Saturday’s Tire Round Up in Landers was successful beyond compare with County Code Enforcement reporting an estimated 14 tons, or approximately 1,000, mostly illegally dumped tires

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LANDERS MAN KILLED IN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING LUCERNE VALLEY CRASH

An early morning crash killed a Landers man in Lucerne Valley yesterday. The County Coroner’s office said Sunday, April 16, at approximately 6:39 a.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call of a single overturned vehicle traffic collision, located near Old Woman Springs Road and Lafon

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TIRE ROUND-UP IN LANDERS TOMORROW

Last December, volunteers from the Landers Community Association partnered with County Code Enforcement in an all-out effort to remove mostly illegally dumped vehicle tires from rural roads, private properties, just about everywhere. So successful was that effort, tomorrow they’ll do it again. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Dubbed the “Greater

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FELONY VANDALISM IN LANDERS

A Landers man was arrested Friday, accused of breaking windows and slashing tires. According to a Sheriff’s report, Leroy Lewis, 35, had been drinking, and started breaking windows at a home in the 600 block of Tahoe in Landers. He also allegedly took a pipe and broke the windows of

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LANDERS MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN DIRT BIKE

A Landers man who was found with a stolen dirt bike was arrested Wednesday. About 11:30 a.m., a deputy went to the 56200 block of Lum Lane in Landers. A records check determined that a dirt bike at the residence had been reported stolen. Raymond Lindley, 22, was arrested on

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BLOOD DRIVE AT LANDERS MOOSE LODGE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 8, at the Landers Moose Lodge, 58266 Reche Road, from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of the Landers Association is tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Belfield Hall, just east the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. On the agenda is a brief look at upcoming events including the “Greater Landers Monster Tire (and eWaste) Round up Part 2” set for April

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a two-day rummage sale Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8. Some of the items for sale include sports trading cards, Harley-Davidson parts for motorcycles from the 1940s and ’50s, furniture, and man-cave items. Sale hours are 9 to 1 both days at

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF DUI AND LEAVING HER 7-MONTH-OLD BABY ALONE

A Landers woman was arrested Monday following a suspected drunk driving crash, in which officers discovered she had left her 7-month-old baby home alone. Per a Sheriff’s report, Erica Silva, 34, called 911 about 3 p.m. after she crashed her car on Winters Road near Sunburst Avenue. She told dispatchers

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UNEXPECTED CHANGES TO THE BIGHORN WATER BOARD LAST NIGHT

Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s regular meeting began with some unexpected board changes. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Moments before the last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors was called to order, Vice President Mike McBride announced that President Larry Coulombe

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LANDERS FELON FOUND WITH SAWED OFF SHOTGUN

A convicted felon was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies made a probation compliance check at a home in the 600 block of Ripon Avenue in Landers about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning where they found Johnny Mungarro, 25. Mungarro

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