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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A BUSY SATURDAY IN LANDERS

Most Saturdays in Landers are best described as slow and uneventful, but tomorrow will be anything but as hundreds converge on this small community a few miles north of Yucca Valley. Many will be heading to the annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids on Belfield Blvd. Others will

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21ST ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND 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. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its first marketplace of the 2016-17 season Saturday, October 1. For sale will be a drop-leaf table and chairs, a roll-top desk, rugs, Chinese décor, and more. Stock up on Halloween items. The hours are 9 to 2 at the historical society’s office,

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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES FOR THIS WEEKEND’S ORCHID FESTIVAL

The 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is this weekend, October 1 and 2 at Gubler Orchids in Landers. One of the more popular events at the festival is the orchids classes, instructional “how to” classes conducted by The Orchid Society of Arizona. Three different classes will be offered; Saturday,

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED BURGLARY IN LANDERS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a claim of an armed burglary in Landers on Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a homeowner in the area of Sunset Road and Mars Drive called about 11:15 a.m. to report that he interrupted four men who were trying to steal railroad ties and

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will consider a bill adjustment and hold a workshop on regulation changes… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Under action

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TETHERED BALLOON RIDES AVAILABLE AT ORCHID FESTIVAL

Big Plans are underway for this year’s 21st annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. In addition to tours, classes, food, music, and non-profit support, a tethered balloon ride will be available. Edica Gonzalez has more… Have you ever wanted the thrill of going up in a hot air balloon and viewing

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY

There will be lots to discuss at today’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Record of Decision and renewable energy development will be discussed, as well as reactions to the workshop in Johnson Valley last week. In addition, the relocation of tortoises by

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ORCHID FESTIVAL COMING UP OCTOBER 1ST AND 2ND, SIGN UP FOR CLASSES EARLY

The Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers on October 1 and 2 is rich with horticultural classes. Edica Gonzalez says sign up soon… The Orchid Society of Arizona will give free orchid classes for both children and adults during the 21st annual Orchid Fest, October 1 and 2. A

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER NEARLY HITTING BICYCLIST

A Landers man was arrested Friday after he nearly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felix Hernandez, 57, was traveling northbound on Yucca Mesa Avenue about 12:45 p.m. when he nearly hit a bicyclist when passing. The report states Hernandez has a suspended driver’s license

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