BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER TAKES UP STANDBY AND AVAILABILITY FEES TONIGHT

Standby and availability fees, and a ratepayer variance are among the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING VW BAJA BUG

A Landers man was arrested Saturday, accused of stealing a car. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 600 block of Inca Trail in Landers about 10:18 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stolen Volkswagen Baja Bug. About 2 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Nathaniel Campos saw the

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VINTAGE WESTERN FILMED IN PIONEERTOWN TO BE SHOWN IN LANDERS TONIGHT

Tonight (June 23) the Morongo Basin Historical Society begins its monthly summer vintage film series, featuring movies that contain scenes filmed in Pioneertown and surrounding areas. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on tonight’s attraction…

The Morongo Basin Historical Society presents an evening of vintage westerns under the stars. The

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER SHORT STAND-OFF

A Landers man was arrested Friday night after he was found with a knife. According to a Sheriff’s report, Gannon Barnes, 32, went to a family member’s home in the 60700 block of Reche Road and asked to stay there. Barnes was told to leave. When the resident walked out

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Landers woman killed in off-road vehicle crash.

A Landers woman was killed Saturday in an off-road vehicle accident. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers about 1:05 p.m. for a report of a missing woman. Rhea Mears, 64, had gone out riding her 2003 Honda Sportrax quad

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ROAD WORK ON OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD MONDAY

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on State Route 247 Monday. CalTrans will be grinding and repaving both north- and southbound lanes of the highway from Handley Road to Boone Avenue Monday, June 19, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists are urged to use caution

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SOLAR FIELDS

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss industrial solar fields at its next meeting. Participants will learn about proposed utility-scale solar fields and how to defend themselves against corporations that want to build solar fields next to their properties. The Homestead Valley Community Council represents residents of Yucca Mesa, Landers,

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CHANGES COMING TO OUTLYING LOCAL FIRE STATIONS

Change is in the air for San Bernardo County fire stations in the Morongo Basin’s outlying areas. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re a part time firefighter paid to answer calls in Landers, Pioneertown or Rimrock, you’ll soon be out of a job. That’s the word from the county fire

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TWO ARRESTED IN LANDERS WITH A STOLEN RECREATIONAL VEHICLE

Two men were arrested early Sunday morning after they were found with a stolen recreational vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a deputy spotted a yellow box truck towing an RV about 25 miles per hour southbound on Old Woman Springs Road near Jesse Road.

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LANDERS “WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD” OPEN HOUSE SET FOR SATURDAY

During a discussion of local real estate sales at last month’s meeting of the Landers Community Association, there was general agreement that there are a lot of new faces in the community and something should be done about it. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes it from here… Landers newcomers, old-timers, and

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY IN LANDERS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold a two-day rummage sale Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3. Featured items for sale include two mountain bikes and two children’s bikes; sports memorabilia; a wrought-iron patio table and chairs; and a mini cement mixer. On Friday only, visit the collector’s corner

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67TH ANNUAL GRUBSTAKE DAYS UNDERWAY IN YUCCA VALLEY THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The 67th annual Yucca Valley Grubstake Days celebration is this weekend. After a pancake breakfast this morning at the Yucca Valley Elk’s Lodge, starting at 7 a.m., and the parade down Highway 62 from Inca Trail to Sage Avenue, starting at 10, head to the carnival grounds at the corner

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FIRE AT THE LANDERS COUNTY LANDFILL LAST NIGHT

Firefighters spent Monday evening battling a fire at the county landfill in Landers. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the call came in about 6 p.m. and Yucca Mesa firefighters arrived at the dump to find refuse about 100 feet by 100 feet on fire. Firefighters called in a

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY: BUDGETS AND TAXES

Budgets and taxes are the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda, the board is expected to fix and

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STOLEN TRUCK, NUMEROUS WARRANTS LEAD TO ARREST OF LANDERS WOMAN

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday, accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and for numerous warrants. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy who was making a patrol in the 500 block of Becker Road in Landers about 4:30 p.m. spotted a stolen rental truck, a Dodge

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The Landers Community Association will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, May 13, at 3 p.m. at Belfield Hall on Reche Road. Topics of discussion include Landers’ big real estate boom and what’s driving it, Grubstake Days rodeo and dance, the Landers July 3 fireworks show, an art show with wine

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING RUMMAGE SALE ITEMS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is collecting donations to sell in its monthly rummage sale. Some of the items it will accept are collectibles, jewelry, furniture, gently used clothing, small appliances, toys, tools, books, household and décor items. No electronics, please. To make a donation, call Gene Woodley at 760-364-2825

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY POKER RUN FUND-RAISER SATURDAY

An all-vehicle poker run tomorrow will benefit the Homestead Valley Community Council. While all vehicles are welcome, it should be noted for motorcycle riders that some dirt portions of road are included in the route. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details…

The Homestead Valley Community Council is sponsoring a poker

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SIDEWINDER REMOVED FROM LANDERS POST OFFICE

Landers residents agree that the Post Office there is the de facto town center, meeting place, transportation hub and community grapevine. It’s certainly the place where you can meet all kinds. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us this story that left these involved a bit rattled … Stick around Landers Post

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATERBOARD: BOARD CHANGES AND COMPENSATION

Board changes and a look at compensation are just some of the items up for discussion at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency’s meeting tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. On the action agenda,

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