HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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LANDERS’ QUIRKY HISTORY REVEALED AT SATURDAY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Home to the historic Integratron (the Morongo Basin’s only “intergalactic spaceport”), and what has been called the world’s largest freestanding boulder, Landers’ history is rich, quirky, and colorful. Some of it is even factual. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his aluminum foil hat for this story…

At this Saturday’s 3

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE IN LANDERS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly rummage sale this Friday and Saturday, February 3 and February 4. Some of the items for sale include an electric water heater, new exterior doors, and furniture. The sale will be held from 9 to 1 at the Historical Society’s office,

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FATAL HEAD-0N CRASH IN LANDERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A 34-year-old Taft man was killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Steven Long was driving a 2007 GMC Envoy southbound on Old Woman Springs Road just after 2 p.m. at a speed of more than 55 miles per hour. Just after

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THE PRICE OF GETTING WATER SERVICE IN LANDERS JUST WENT UP

Property owners in Landers and Flamingo Heights seeking to establish first time water service for a property—that is, service at a property that has never had water service in the past—can expect to pay almost $6,500 for the privilege. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Last night in Landers, the Bighorn

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER LOOKS AT RAISING SERVICE FEES TONIGHT

Residents of Landers and Flamingo Heights could be looking at some higher fees for various services from the water agency there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that is just one of the items on tonight’s busy water board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, January 18. After swearing in Dawn Johnson to fill the vacant seat for Landers, the advisory council will hear public safety reports from fire and law enforcement agencies. Next up is a presentation by Hi-Desert

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SATURDAY

The monthly meeting of the Landers Association is set for 3 p.m. Saturday in Belfield Hall on Reche Road. On the agenda is a brief look ahead at events planned for 2017, committee reports, and a sneak peek inside the newly re-opened Landers thrift store. The meeting is not a

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BREAKFAST TOMORROW TO HELP SEND LANDERS ELEMENTARY KIDS TO SCIENCE CAMP

Spring Science Camp has become somewhat of a rite of passage for area sixth graders, but only if their class can collectively raise the funds needed to go. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on their efforts … For many Morongo Basin sixth grade students, the week away at Science Camp

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER A HI-SPEED CHASE FROM LANDERS TO YUCCA VALLEY

At least two men were arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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ONE ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH YUCCA VALLEY

At least one man was arrested early Monday morning following a high-speed chase that started in Landers and ended in a residential neighborhood in Yucca Valley. Just after 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man called deputies to report he had been robbed by an armed suspect. The man said his

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FIREPLACE SAFETY TIPS

As the weather turns cooler, many residents will throw another log on the fire to help stay warm. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers these safety tips for your fireplaces to decrease the chance of having a preventable home fire…

Follow these fireplace safety precautions to help you enjoy your fire

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LANDERS DUMP EXPANSION PLAN GETS NO SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION

Due to reach capacity in just over a year, county government and state regulators must decide whether to expand Landers’ Landfill or throw it all away. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at a meeting called last night there to sort it all out… Fewer than a dozen people turned out to

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COUNTY SEEKS TO DOUBLE LANDERS DUMP, EXTEND IT 50 YEARS, MEETING TOMORROW

Under existing permits, the Landers Landfill will reach capacity in 2018, but San Bernardino County wants to double the current capacity of the dump and extend its useful life for another 50 plus years. The county will lay out the plan for the public in a meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike

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TWO INJURED IN ROLL-OVER CRASH ON STATE ROUTE 247 IN LANDERS

Two Landers residents received minor injuries Tuesday during a roll-over crash when they were rear-ended on State Route 247 in Landers. The California Highway Patrol said Miguel Garcia, 64, was driving a 2001 Chevy Tracker northbound on 247 about 3 p.m. As Garcia approached the intersection of Encantado Road, the

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TIRE ROUND-UP CORRALS 800 WILD TIRES

Saturday’s tire round up brought Landers residents from all walks of life together for a single goal—to rid Landers rural roads, washes and private properties of discarded tires. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how it worked out… Vehicles began lining up well before the 8 a.m. start of what was

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LANDERS AREA TIRE ROUND-UP THIS SATURDAY

The Landers landfill sits on 630 acres near the southern edge of Landers. It is the Morongo Basin’s primary landfill and can accept as much as 1,200 tons of refuse daily. All manner of things end up there, but almost no vehicle tires. Instead discarded vehicle tires can be found

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MAN TRIES TO BURN FENCE AROUND LANDERS HOME

A man was arrested Sunday afternoon, accusing of trying to burn down a fence surrounding a Landers home. According to a Sheriff’s report, the woman saw Donnie Johnson, 25, outside her home in the 1900 block of Alta Avenue about 1 p.m. pouring gasoline on her fence and then trying

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FOUR LANDERS HOMES RAIDED FOR ILLEGAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, 2 ARRESTS

Two men were arrested, and 66 pounds of pot and 267 plants were seized during drug raids at four homes in Landers Friday. Sheriff’s deputies from the Marijuana Enforcement Team served search warrants at homes in the 55700 block of Linn Road, 3600 block of Acoma Trail, 4100 block of

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