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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COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS: PIONEERTOWN, MORONGO VALLEY, AND LANDERS AREA

San Bernardino County is updating the Community Plans for several areas in Morongo Basin. Part of the larger “Countywide Plan,” the Community Plans serve the unincorporated areas much like the planning commissions serve Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us where those living in the unincorporated

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COUNTY SEIZES DOZENS OF DOGS AND CATS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS

County animal control authorities are investigating nearly five dozen dogs and about two dozen cats that were seized from two different properties in Landers and Yucca Valley last week. “We’re still trying to determine if this is a hoarding situation or something else,” said Frank Becerra, of San Bernardino County

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SIX DRUG RAIDS IN YUCCA VALLEY AND LANDERS NET 8 ARRESTS, 1400 PLANTS

Eight people were arrested, and more than 1400 marijuana plants and 19 pounds of marijuana were seized during six drug raids in Yucca Valley and Landers Friday. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Marijuana Enforcement Team and Sheriff’s deputies went to four homes in Landers: in the 2700 block of

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COUNTY RELEASES RESULTS OF ROAD SURVEY FOR SOME UNINCORPORATED AREAS

Back in July, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa were surveyed to determine their support for increases in road maintenance fees in return for improved service. In this report, Mike Lipsitz brings us survey results and some background… The San Bernardino County Special Districts

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly marketplace Saturday, November 5. Some of the items for sale include furniture, Christmas decorations, purses, and more. The sale will be held from 9 to 2 at the historical society’s office, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKING FOR LANDERS REPRESENTATIVE

A member to represent the Landers area is being sought for the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… There is an open seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for a delegate to represent Landers. The MAC advises County Supervisor James Ramos on matters relevant

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly membership meeting of the Landers Association is Saturday at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The 3 p.m. business meeting will follow an hour of fellowship and a potluck starting at 2 p.m. Residents are invited to mix and meet with

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ORCHID FEST IN LANDERS

Make plans to be at the 21st annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. This event will be filled with beautiful flowers, food, music, classes, hot air balloon rides, vendors, and more. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to

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