ORCHID FESTIVAL RAISES OVER $20,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES

An overwhelming amount of orchid blooms and wonderful entertainment provided the perfect venue for the 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. One of the Morongo Basin’s marquee events drew record crowds again this year, netting over $20,168 for the two-day event. Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club President Tom Dailey said,

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20TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

This weekend, October 3 and 4, marks the 20th year of the Orchid Festival in Landers. The festival, held at Gubler’s Orchids, 2200 Belfield Boulevard in Landers, will feature tethered hot air balloon rides on Saturday for only $10; get a bird’s-eye view of the desert! Also Saturday, a fireworks

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MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is this weekend. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the event brings a unique array of sights and sounds… The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival promises to be a treat not just for the nose, but also for the ears and tongue. The high-energy sound of

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20TH ANNUAL MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL IN LANDERS THIS WEEKEND

Make plans to be at the 20th annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. The event will also mark the 40th anniversary of Gubler Orchids and their significant contributions to the region Reporter David Knutson has your invitation… The 20th Annual Orchid Festival is going on October 3 and October

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ORCHID SHOW 5K RUN CANCELED

The Orchid Festival’s 5K run, originally set for Saturday morning in Landers, has been canceled. However, the rest of the orchid fest’s events will continue as scheduled, including balloon rides, orchid classes, wine and cheese tasting, live music, and fireworks on Saturday night. For a complete schedule of events, go

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MILITARY HELICOPTER MAKES EMERGENCY LANDING IN LANDERS

A military helicopter made an emergency landing in Landers Saturday night. According to Sergeant Derek Garvin of the Sheriff’s Department, the helo experienced transmission problems and landed near Bodick Road and Old Woman Springs Road about 3:40 Saturday afternoon after noticing a warning light that indicated potential foreign particles may

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTING YARD SALE DONATIONS

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is accepting donations of gently used clothing, furniture, collectibles, and household goods for its monthly fund-raising sales. Pick up service is available. Call Karen Ford at 760-623-3049 for more information. The yard sales start Saturday, October 3, at 9 a.m. at 632 Landers Lane in

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SIGN UP FOR ORCHID CLASSES AT MORONGO BASIN ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers on October 3 and 4 is rich with horticultural classes. Reporter Dan Stork has the lineup… On Saturday October 3, at 10:15 a.m., the Orchid Society of Arizona gives a free children’s orchid class, for children ages 6 to 16. Class size

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BIGHORN WATER AGENCY MEETING CANCELED

Tonight’s regular forth Tuesday meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors has been canceled. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27.

HISTORICAL LANDERS POST OFFICE RESTORED

The original Landers Post Office has been restored and is going on display. Reporter Mike Lipsitz invites you to the dedication this Sunday… The intersection of Reche Road and Landers Lane has been the unofficial center of Landers since 1962 when Vernette Landers bought the corner property and began operating

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

The third Monday of September 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, September

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LANDERS WOMAN KICKS OUT SHERIFF PATROL CAR WINDOWS

A Landers woman who was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor child abuse charge is now facing a felony charge of damaging a patrol vehicle. The Sheriff’s department received a call about 10:30 a.m. Saturday that Elisa Price, 32, of the 58100 block of Burke Road, had locked a neighbor’s 4-year-old

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HOT AIR BALLOON, 5K RUN, FEATURED AT THIS YEARS ORCHID FESTIVAL

Big Plans are underway for this tears 20th annual Morongo basin Orchid Festival. In addition to tours, classes, and non-profit support, new features are being added. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a 5K run will be held this year… The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival, now in its 20th year, introduces a

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STATE APPROVES BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER PLAN

At last night’s meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors learned that after nearly a year in the making, the agency has received state approval for its comprehensive Hazard Mitigation Plan. The move opens the door for the agency to seek grant funds so that it can begin to

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a look at the agenda… At tonight’s 6 p.m. Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency only a schedule change and the consent calendar are up for vote, but directors will receive updates

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction all this week through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in the area

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STUCK BIG RIG CLOSES OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD

Old Woman Springs Road was closed down in both directions for just over two hours Tuesday afternoon when a big rig truck making a U-turn got stuck. According to CHP Officer Randy O’Brien, the truck, which was hauling half of a mobile home, was northbound on Old Woman Springs Road

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FIRE AT LANDERS DUMP MONDAY AFTERNOON

Trash at the dump in Landers caught on fire Monday afternoon. County Fire Captain Bryan Hoverman said the fire at 59200 Winters Road was reported about 5:45 p.m. and was burning trash and tires. After fighting the fire for about 1 ½ hours, firefighters from Yucca Mesa Station 42 left

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LANDERS WOMAN SEEKS HELP FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

A 27-year-old Landers woman is asking the community to contribute to her life-saving kidney transplant operation. She spoke with reporter Rebecca Havely to share how you can help…

Z107.7: I’m speaking with Yessinia Herrera, 27, of Landers, a dialysis patient for the last five years. Yessinia, I understand you have

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SCHOOL BOARD IN WORKSHOP/STUDY SESSION TONIGHT

In a 5:30 p.m. work/study session tonight, the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will review the single plans for student achievement for Landers, Morongo Valley, Palm Vista, and Oasis elementary schools. Those plans will be approved during the 7 p.m. open session. During a closed session, the board

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