DIRT BIKE BANDITS, GIVE SHERIFF’S A RUN FOR THE MONEY… ALL THE WAY TO JAIL

A Yucca Valley man and woman on a stolen motorcycle led sheriff deputies on cat-and-mouse chase for more than two hours on Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies attempted a traffic stop on a dirt bike near Winters Road and Border Avenue in North Joshua Tree about 5:45 p.m. Charles Goutin, age 31,

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THE 22ND ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL IS COMING UP OCTOBER 7 AND 8

October is orchid month in our Morongo Basin and an opportunity to experience displays of beautiful live orchids and much more at the 22nd annual Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has an overview…

The annual Orchid Festival is about much more than the world-class judged

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER CONSIDERS A NEW HIRE TONIGHT

Consideration of a new hire is on the agenda at tonight’s special meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, with has details… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors convenes in special session at 6 p.m. tonight. Tonight’s meeting is in place of

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POLE POINTS TO STOLEN POWER

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday for suspected utilities theft. According to the Sheriff Department, John Allen, 38, was arrested at his residence in the 600 block of North Giant Rock Road in Landers after a neighbor noticed a cord hanging from a utility pole on the property. The neighbor

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS MEET MONDAY

Attention high school junior girls in Yucca Valley as well the unincorporated areas of Morongo Valley, Yucca Mesa, Landers, and Joshua Tree. The Miss Yucca Valley scholarship orientation is this Monday at 6 p.m. at Joshua Springs school in room f-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Applications are

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL FACES A CHANGING DESERT MONDAY

Rural living in the Hi Desert faces challenges never dreamed of 40 years ago when the Homestead Valley Community Council (HVCC) began operation. Who would have imagined you would not be able to get a building permit if you relied on hauled water? Who could have pictured acres and acres

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SMALL FIRE IN LANDERS EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Updated Friday 3:30 p.m. with information from the Sheriff’s Department:

Arson investigators were called to the scene of an early morning fire in Landers Thursday morning. About 1:10 a.m., neighbors of a small one-room cabin in the 55800 block of Valley Hi Drive reported a fire inside the cabin; firefighters

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS OF THE DANGERS OF DUST

Council member Pat Flanagan made her presentation at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting last night. Reporter Eric Knabe Has the details… Last night’s half-hour long presentation on the dust problem in the Morongo Basin was well researched and sourced. From lack of air monitors in our area, to

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ABOUT 65 VOLUNTEERS SHOW TO EXTENDED GIANT ROCK AREA CLEAN-UP

About 65 volunteers helped clean up five sites near Giant Rock Saturday, a clean-up effort that was organized by the Landers Community Association, the Bureau of Land Management, Blight Sites, and the Mojave Desert Land Trust. The clean-up was spurred in response to a Z107.7 News story about trash—including tires,

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GIANT ROCK CLEAN-UP DAY THIS SATURDAY

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste, and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous… Following Z107.7’s report on the large

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CELEBRATE LABOR DAYS WITH FIREWORKS IN LANDERS

Our Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day and end of summer celebration is today at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Here is reporter Mike Lipsitz with all you need to know to get in on the fun… Celebrate the end of summer with food, fireworks, and family fun in Landers. Gates

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND FIREWORKS, FOOD AND FUN IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day celebration is tomorrow, September 2, at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Celebrate American labor and the end of summer with food, fun, fireworks, and family entertainment. Gates open at 4 p.m. The Z107.7 Mobile DJ will get things warmed up, and the U.S. Marine

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THREE FOREIGN TOURISTS RESCUED NEAR A MARINE BASE LIVE-FIRE RANGE

Three Spanish tourists were stuck in the sand for hours Monday afternoon near the live fire range of the Twentynine Palms Combat Center. Just before 1 p.m., a Spanish-speaking man called to report that he and two companions were stuck in the sand in their silver Hyundai Sonata on board

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Z107.7 STORY SPARKS A PLANNED CLEAN-UP AT GIANT ROCK IN LANDERS

A few weeks ago, Z107.7 News broke the story of an abandoned campsite near Landers’ Giant Rock that was littered with an extraordinary amount of trash, human waste and other debris. In this follow up report, Mike Lipsitz says community response has been enormous…

Following Z107.7’s report on the large-scale

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FIREWORKS, FOOD, AND FAMILY FUN IN LANDERS THIS SATURDAY

Our Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day and end of summer celebration is September 2 at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. Here is reporter Mike Lipsitz with all you need to know to get in on the fun… Celebrate the end of summer with food, fireworks, and family fun in Landers.

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FIREWORKS, MUSIC, AND FAMILY FUN SEPTEMBER 2 IN LANDERS

Fireworks, food, fun, and family entertainment are planned in Landers at the Morongo Basin’s only Labor Day celebration September 2 at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. Cody Joseph and the Z107.7 Mobile DJ will get things warmed up, and the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard will open

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LANDERS PAROLEE FOUND AFTER HOUSE SEARCHED

A Landers man was arrested Tuesday on a no-bail warrant and for violating his parole. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies received a tip that Jeremy Cruz, 45, was at a home in the 1500 block of Dakota Lane. When deputies arrived about 9:30 p.m., they were met at the

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN LINKED TO LANDERS BREAK-INS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Friday after two neighbors in Landers reported break-ins. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 55900 block of Montara Road said sometime between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Friday, someone broke into a Conex storage container on the property and stole porcelain dolls,

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

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

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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca

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