BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS, WILL REVIEW DIRECTORS HANDBOOK

Earlier this month, the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in financial reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more about what’s going on at the Agency’s board meeting this evening… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKING RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS

The Morongo Basin historical society is seeking donations for their rummage sales. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to help… If you’re planning some spring cleaning and have some donations, the Morongo Basin Historical Society will take them off your hands. They are hoping to restock their rummage sale inventory.

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FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE AND RV IN LANDERS EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A house and RV are a total loss following a fire in Landers early this morning. According to San Bernardino County Battalion Chief Scott Tuttle, firefighters from Yucca Mesa, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and CalFire were called to the 58400 block of Botkin Road at 1:50 a.m. Tuttle said the

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LANDERS WOMAN ACCUSED OF SPOUSE ABUSE

A Landers woman was arrested Tuesday night, accused of attacking another woman. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 100 block of Sunny Vista Road about 10 p.m. The victim said her attacker, later identified as Wendy Ann Walker, 48, slapped her, and got her on the

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MAN RETURNING FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASS ACCUSED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A man who had just returned home from a court-ordered domestic violence class was arrested Saturday, accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend. Sheriff’s investigators say Michael Harper, 34, returned to his home in the 59100 block of Stearman Road in Landers about 8:30 p.m. and began arguing with his

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

A parole compliance check resulted in the arrest of a Landers man on multiple charges Saturday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to check on Dennis Hanley, in the 100 block of Covelo Avenue about 5 p.m. Pornography, drugs, and paraphernalia were discovered, which violated the terms of

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE SHOOTING COMPLAINT

A Landers man was arrested Wednesday after neighbors complained that he was shooting a gun behind his house. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 1400 block of Jemez Trail about 12:40 p.m. where they found Danny Avila, 36, who had been shooting a .22-caliber gun. Danny

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TWO ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY IN YUCCA VALLEY TUESDAY MORNING

Two people were arrested early Tuesday morning after they were found hiding inside a home where a burglar alarm had been triggered. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies from the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station responded to a burglary alarm at a home in the 3200 block of Gemini Lane in

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BIGHORN DESERT-VIEW WATER ASSESSES BUILDING ON LAND WITH HAULED WATER

A busy evening awaits directors at the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Tonight’s 6 p.m. regular meeting will be preceded by a 5 p.m. special closed session meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… Water agency directors meet at 5 p.m. for a closed session general manager evaluation then at 6

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GRUBSTAKE RODEO SPONSORS AND VENDORS SIGNUP DEADLINE WEDNESDAY

The deadline for 2017 Grubstake Days rodeo vendors and sponsors to sign up is this Wednesday, March 1. The rodeo will be held May 27 and 28 at the Homestead Park in Landers. Produced by the National Police Rodeo Association, this year’s Grubstake Rodeo, co-sponsored in party by Z107.7 Radio,

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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JOSHUA TREE MUSICIAN’S NEW ALBUM FEATURED ON Z107.7 THIS SUNDAY AT 4:00

Morongo Basin musician Dana Larson will join Pat Michaels on the Z107.7 Local Music Showcase this Sunday at 4 p.m. for an in-depth interview and debut of Dana Larson’s new album “Desert Mermaid.” Larson, who lives in an RV in Joshua Tree, has spent four years writing and producing the

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HIGH-SPEED CHASE IN LANDERS AND JOHNSON VALLEY RESULTS IN AN ARREST

A high-speed pursuit in Johnson Valley and Landers ended with the arrest of a Buellton man Sunday afternoon. The California Highway Patrol said Officer Caleb Miller was assigned to the King of the Hammers event, and was monitoring traffic in the area of State Route 247 and Boone Road. About

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LANDERS’ QUIRKY HISTORY REVEALED AT SATURDAY ASSOCIATION MEETING

Home to the historic Integratron (the Morongo Basin’s only “intergalactic spaceport”), and what has been called the world’s largest freestanding boulder, Landers’ history is rich, quirky, and colorful. Some of it is even factual. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out his aluminum foil hat for this story…

At this Saturday’s 3

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RUMMAGE SALE IN LANDERS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly rummage sale this Friday and Saturday, February 3 and February 4. Some of the items for sale include an electric water heater, new exterior doors, and furniture. The sale will be held from 9 to 1 at the Historical Society’s office,

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FATAL HEAD-0N CRASH IN LANDERS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

A 34-year-old Taft man was killed in a head-on collision in Landers Friday afternoon. According to the California Highway Patrol, Steven Long was driving a 2007 GMC Envoy southbound on Old Woman Springs Road just after 2 p.m. at a speed of more than 55 miles per hour. Just after

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THE PRICE OF GETTING WATER SERVICE IN LANDERS JUST WENT UP

Property owners in Landers and Flamingo Heights seeking to establish first time water service for a property—that is, service at a property that has never had water service in the past—can expect to pay almost $6,500 for the privilege. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Last night in Landers, the Bighorn

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Unified School Board meets in a busy and wide-ranging closed and open session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Unified School District board of education will meet tonight, opening with a closed session at 5:15 to discuss student expulsions, employee dismissals and discipline, and

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER LOOKS AT RAISING SERVICE FEES TONIGHT

Residents of Landers and Flamingo Heights could be looking at some higher fees for various services from the water agency there. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says that is just one of the items on tonight’s busy water board agenda… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR FROM HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a special meeting 6:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, January 18. After swearing in Dawn Johnson to fill the vacant seat for Landers, the advisory council will hear public safety reports from fire and law enforcement agencies. Next up is a presentation by Hi-Desert

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