LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER RIFLE IS STOLEN

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a rifle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Johnathan Gambel, 18, was staying at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of Acoma Trail in Landers. The gun owner noticed that the .22-caliber rifle was missing. After an investigation, Johnathan Gambel was

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THE PRICE OF WATER IN LANDERS IS GOING UP

The cost of water in the Landers area is going up, but not by much. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board and files this report… At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the board approved a

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WOMAN WITH NEARLY $1.5 MILLION IN WARRANTS ARRESTED IN LANDERS

A Yucca Valley woman with seven arrest warrants of nearly $1.5 million dollars was arrested Friday morning, accused of petty theft. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man and a woman went to the Dollar General store in Landers just before noon Friday and allegedly left without paying for several

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY LOOKS AT AMBITIOUS AGENDA TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency, the water supplier for the Landers area, will hold a board meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an ambitious agenda includes several public hearings … The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s

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LANDERS HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TOMORROW

Caltrans begins work tomorrow, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder with rumble strips on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of the

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“LAST OF THE PONY RIDERS” TONIGHT IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s next feature in their series of locally filmed movies is “The Last of the Pony Riders.” Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to lean back, look back and enjoy … Gene Autry stars in “The Last of the Pony Riders” presented by the Morongo

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“THE LAST OF THE PONY RIDERS” SATURDAY NIGHT IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s next feature in their series of locally filmed movies is “The Last of the Pony Riders.” Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you how to lean back, look back, and enjoy… Gene Autry stars in “The Last of the Pony Riders” presented by the Morongo Basin

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$10 MILLION LANDERS AREA HIGHWAY PROJECT STARTS TUESDAY

CalTrans will begin work Tuesday, July 26, on a $10 million shoulder-widening project on State Route 247. The five-week project will construct an 8-foot wide paved shoulder, with rumble strips, on each side of the highway, as well as a centerline rumble strip. The project will include both sides of

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF STABBING BOYFRIEND WITH BUTTER KNIFE

A Landers woman was arrested Thursday morning after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend and attacked her mother. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felicia Mungarro, 29, got into an argument with her boyfriend and her mother in the 600 block of Ripon Avenue in Landers about 7:30 Thursday morning. The report

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, May 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council, which represents Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley, will hold its next meeting Monday, July 18, starting at 3 p.m. New firefighters and the Community Emergency Response Team will be introduced, and residents will learn about starting a CERT program. Next, the council

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TWO FIRES IN MORONGO BASIN WITHIN AN HOUR MONDAY

Morongo Basin firefighters were busy fighting two fires Monday. Just after 11:30 a.m., firefighters were called to the 1800 block of Booth Road in Landers. Yucca Mesa firefighters were not available, so firefighters from Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree responded. When they arrived, they found two Conex boxes, a vehicle,

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION TO MEET SATURDAY

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

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JULY 3RD FIREWORKS IN LANDERS

On Sunday, July 3, head over to Homestead Valley Park in Landers for the 18th Annual July 3 Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular. Admission is free; gates open at 4:30 p.m. There are food vendors, shaved ice, a beer garden, a display of Marine Corps equipment, a bounce house and games

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, July 2, at the Landers Moose Lodge, 58266 Reche Road, from noon to 4. 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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THIRD OF JULY FIREWORKS PLANNED IN LANDERS

Landers’ Third of July Independence Day celebration is an annual tradition. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come early for the fun, stay for the fireworks … The public is invited to Landers big 2016 July 3rd Independence Day celebration and fireworks spectacular at Homestead Valley Park this Sunday. Admission is free

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BIG-HORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The water agency responsible for water service in the Landers area will be meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Among items on tonight’s agenda, the board will likely establish the appropriation

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW LOCALLY FILMED “JUDGE ROY BEAN”

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is once again showing movies filmed locally. Managing editor Tami Roleff urges you not to miss this one starring Paul Newman… The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second movie of 2016 featuring locally filmed movies is “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Paul Newman

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