A DAY OF ACTIVITIES AT BELLFIELD HALL IN LANDERS TOMORROW

A day of activities are planned at Landers Belfield Hall tomorrow. Up front from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Thrift Shoppe takes in donations and rings up bargains. Back in the main hall, the Arts & Crafts Fair returns with vendors serving up canned cakes, pickled quail eggs, gourmet

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER GETS A BIG GIFT FROM THE STATE

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency has big plans. You would too, if you awoke to find a half million dollars had been deposited to your bank account. Reporter Mike Lipsitz picks up the story from here… Last month the California State Water Resources Control Board awarded $500,000 in grant funding

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TWO ARRESTED ON CHARGES FROM BLOODY KNIFE FIGHT IN LANDERS LAST MONTH

A man and his mother were arrested Thursday, November 2, after a bloody knife fight in Landers last month. Deborah King, 51, called Sheriff’s deputies October 19 to the 800 block of Ducor Avenue when an argument between her son, Cory McGilloway, 28, and Kenneth Cook and Christopher Cook, turned

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FOUR MEN ARRESTED IN LOCAL ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW RAIDS

At least six men were arrested Friday when Sheriff’s deputies raided illegal marijuana grows in Landers, Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree. Deputies from the Inland Regional Narcotics Enforcement Team pulled more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and seized more than 600 pounds of processed marijuana and four firearms at locations in

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LANDROID CAFÉ BAKE SALE TOMORROW

The Landroid Café, a special popup bake sale at the Landers Thrift Shoppe, opens tomorrow (October 28). The cafe will offer fresh, homemade sweets including cookies, brownies, cake by the slice, plus iced coffee in flavors like French vanilla, mocha, chai, pumpkin spice, caramel and white chocolate. Drop by the

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY GETS A NEW TRUCK

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency bought itself a new pick-up truck. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… At last night’s regular board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors received and filed the agency’s financial audit for fiscal year ending June 2017. A representative from the agency’s independent audit

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS WITH BUSY AGENDA

Pickup trucks, road maintenance, grants and finances—those are the topics of concern at tonight’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s regular fourth Tuesday board meeting happens at 6 p.m. tonight. On the agenda, the board will consider replacement of

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FINAL WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the final weekend of the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. More than 135 artists will showcase their work at 85 locations throughout the Morongo Basin: Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. Get your catalogs at local visitors

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LANDERS MEN ATTACK MAN, HE TURNS TABLES AND STABS THEM 

A man who was lured out of his mother’s home to be beat up turned the tables on his assailants and stabbed them in Landers Thursday morning. According to the victim, who was identified only as being from Los Angeles, he was visiting his mother in Landers when they came

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OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

For the next two weekends, local artists will entertain visitors in the annual Highway 62 Open Studios Art Tours. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her checkbook…

The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts this weekend and continues next weekend. More than 135 artists will showcase their work

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AN ARREST FOR DRUGS AND WEAPONS IN LANDERS

A Rialto man, suspected of assault, was arrested Tuesday in Landers after Sheriff’s deputies found drugs and a weapon in his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were sent to the area of Goat Mountain Road and Margarita Street in Landers about 3 p.m. Steven Mixco, 29, of Rialto,

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN STOLEN TRUCK

A Landers man was arrested Monday, after he was founding driving a stolen truck. According to a Sheriff’s report, Deputy Bryan Dominguez stopped a white 1984 Dodge truck about 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of Old Woman Springs Road in Yucca Valley. The driver, Joshua Kaiser, 26, said he

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED FOR GUN POSSESSION

A Landers man with a prior conviction for battery was arrested Thursday, accused of possessing a firearm. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy stopped a 2000 Ford Expedition about 5:45 p.m. on Dusty Mile Road, south of Linn Road in Landers, for a traffic violation. The deputy determined the

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ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LANDERS

October is orchid month in the Morongo Basin. This weekend is an opportunity to experience displays of beautiful live orchids and much more at the 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview…

The annual Orchid Festival is about much more

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THIS WEEKEND’S LANDERS ORCHID FESTIVAL OFFERS A LOT MORE THAN ORCHIDS

If you think the Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is just about the world-class orchid show, the greenhouse tours offering acres of blooming orchids, and orchid-growing classes for kids and adults, then think again. Reporter Rebecca Havely says there’s something for every taste…

The 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, held

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BIZARRE BAZAAR IN LANDERS

The Landers Community Association is hosting its bi-annual Bizarre Bazaar on Saturday at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The Bizarre Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hi-desert vendors will be selling baubles, trinkets, curios, gifts, collectibles, souvenirs, and

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ORCHID CLASSES PART OF THIS WEEKENDS ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival draws a lot of attention to the world-class orchid show. But fans shouldn’t overlook the world of orchid classes, some of which are free. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his planter and pencil…

The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival October 7 and 8 isn’t just for

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TOURS, CLASSES, MUSIC, FOOD, AND MORE AT ORCHID FESTIVAL

October is orchid month in Morongo Basin and an opportunity to experience displays of beautiful live orchids and much more at the 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview… The annual Orchid Festival is about much more than the world-class

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SIGN UP NOW FOR ORCHID CLASSES AT THE MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, set for the first weekend in October at Gubler’s Orchids in Landers. Along with greenhouse tours, a judged orchid show, food, live music, and vendors, children and adults can sign up for orchid classes. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more…

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society, MBHS, is back with a big, two-day rummage sale this Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MBHS Museum and Research Center in Landers. Volunteers say they have a huge inventory of treasures including furniture, tons of

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