TAKEOVER OF COUNTY WATER BY BIGHORN NOW A DONE DEAL

The transfer of county water service in the Landers area to the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is now a done deal. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the last hoop has been jumped through… Yesterday in San Bernardino, the Local Agency Formation Commission convened a hearing which marked the close of

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD NOT MEETING TONIGHT

The regular fourth Tuesday meeting of the Bighorn-Dessert View Water Agency will not take place this evening. The board next meets in Special Session on March 31.

LAFCO PETITION FINAL STEP FOR LANDERS WATER TRANSFER

In what is being called the final step in the formal transfer of Landers area County Special Districts water service to Bighorn Desert View Water agency, petitions were mailed out last week. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what they mean…

Last week, people in Landers who receive water service from County

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of March is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork 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, March

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13 ARRESTED AT MARIJUANA FARMS IN LANDERS AND LUCERNE VALLEY

Thirteen people were arrested at five locations during two days of marijuana raids in Landers and Lucerne Valley this week. On Monday, Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served two search warrants, including one in the 60200 block of Bearing Tree in Landers. There, narcotics detectives seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants

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BURGLAR ARRESTED IN JAIL FOR ANOTHER BURGLARY

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Landers man Sunday for burglary who had been arrested the day before and was still in jail. Sheriff’s say, Floyd Montoya, 32, was arrested by the CHP 2:30 Saturday afternoon for violating parole and two $25,000 warrants. He was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail and

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SECOND MARKET BURGLARIZED IN LANDERS

A second market was burglarized in Landers in less than a week. At 6 a.m. Thursday, deputies were called to the Hero Market on Old Woman Springs Road after the owner was notified that the burglar alarm had been activated. Like the Mojave Liquor store, which had been burglarized over

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE OPEN IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s monthly marketplace sale will feature lots of spring items for Easter. The museum marketplace sale will be 9 to 2, Saturday, March 7, at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

SHERIFF’S INVESTIGATING BURGLARY AT LANDERS STORE

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary in Landers over the weekend, in which the burglars broke through a wall of a store. Sometime Sunday night, burglars cut a hole in the wall and stole cash, lottery tickets, and $2600 in cigarettes from Mojave Liquor in the 200 block of Old

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AAL OFFERS LOW-COST PET VACCINES, MICROCHIP, AND SPAY/NEUTER

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE, BUYS PICKUP TRUCKS

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board met in a regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says raises and pickup trucks took up most of the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized General Manager Marina West to begin the process for adding

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD LOOKS TO INCREASE THEIR COMPENSATION

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will get an update on their upcoming annexation and consider giving themselves a raise tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… Board compensation, or more specifically a 5 percent cost of living adjustment will be among the items considered when the Bighorn-Desert View

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LANDERS AREA RESIDENTS MEET TOMORROW FOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Landers area residents interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch are urged to attend a meeting tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, the Honorary Mayor of Landers, puts out the call… Neighborhood Watch is the topic at a special meeting this Saturday in Landers. Sheriff Service Specialist Bob Anderson and Citizen Patrol Agent

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BLOOD DRIVE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, February 21, at the Moose Lodge in Landers, from noon to 5:30. The Moose Lodge is located at 58266 Reche Road. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER SPECIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP TOMORROW

The public is invited as the Bighorn Desert View Water board holds a planning workshop tomorrow morning. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will hold a special workshop meeting beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The review and planning session will include a

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TWO ARRESTED FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT

Two people were arrested following a high-speed police pursuit that started in Apple Valley and ended in Landers Tuesday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, about 1:30 p.m., deputies noticed that a white Honda was being driven without any license plates, and attempted a traffic stop on Highway 18 in

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HOUSE AND VEGETATION FIRES KEEP FIRE FIGHTERS BUSY

A Landers home is a total loss after an early morning fire today. Fire fighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to a single-family residence in the 55000 block of Sunnyslope at 4:38 this morning. Captain Jay Dimoff said the home was fully involved in

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COUNTY SUPERVISOR’S FIELD REP. FOR THE MORONGO BASIN ARRESTED

The field representative to Third County Supervisor James Ramos was arrested Wednesday evening, after Sheriff’s deputies said he brought drugs to a jail inmate. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, deputies began an investigation after they discovered that narcotics were being brought into the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center in

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MUSEUM MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

A special museum marketplace in Landers tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff says….. Love is in the air at the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace on Saturday, February 7. With Valentine’s Day coming up, the marketplace has glassware for your romantic evening at home—wine, brandy, parfait and chocolate sundaes. Get

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Board meets tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in regular session. On the agenda, the board will schedule their annual 2015 workshop, approve committee assignments, hear public comment, receive

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