COUNTY RELEASES RESULTS OF ROAD SURVEY FOR SOME UNINCORPORATED AREAS

Back in July, property owners in Copper Mountain Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa were surveyed to determine their support for increases in road maintenance fees in return for improved service. In this report, Mike Lipsitz brings us survey results and some background… The San Bernardino County Special Districts

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its monthly marketplace Saturday, November 5. Some of the items for sale include furniture, Christmas decorations, purses, and more. The sale will be held from 9 to 2 at the historical society’s office, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

MORONGO BASIN MAC LOOKING FOR LANDERS REPRESENTATIVE

A member to represent the Landers area is being sought for the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts out the call… There is an open seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for a delegate to represent Landers. The MAC advises County Supervisor James Ramos on matters relevant

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly membership meeting of the Landers Association is Saturday at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The 3 p.m. business meeting will follow an hour of fellowship and a potluck starting at 2 p.m. Residents are invited to mix and meet with

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ORCHID FEST IN LANDERS

Make plans to be at the 21st annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. This event will be filled with beautiful flowers, food, music, classes, hot air balloon rides, vendors, and more. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to

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A BUSY SATURDAY IN LANDERS

Most Saturdays in Landers are best described as slow and uneventful, but tomorrow will be anything but as hundreds converge on this small community a few miles north of Yucca Valley. Many will be heading to the annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids on Belfield Blvd. Others will

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21ST ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND IN LANDERS

Make plans to be at the 21st annual Orchid Festival in Landers this weekend. This event will be filled with beautiful flowers, food, music, classes, hot air balloon rides, vendors, and more. Edica Gonzalez has your invitation… For 21 years, Gublers Orchids in Landers have opened their greenhouses to the

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE IN LANDERS SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its first marketplace of the 2016-17 season Saturday, October 1. For sale will be a drop-leaf table and chairs, a roll-top desk, rugs, Chinese décor, and more. Stock up on Halloween items. The hours are 9 to 2 at the historical society’s office,

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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES FOR THIS WEEKEND’S ORCHID FESTIVAL

The 20th Annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is this weekend, October 1 and 2 at Gubler Orchids in Landers. One of the more popular events at the festival is the orchids classes, instructional “how to” classes conducted by The Orchid Society of Arizona. Three different classes will be offered; Saturday,

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SUSPECTS SOUGHT IN ARMED BURGLARY IN LANDERS

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a claim of an armed burglary in Landers on Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s report, a homeowner in the area of Sunset Road and Mars Drive called about 11:15 a.m. to report that he interrupted four men who were trying to steal railroad ties and

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will consider a bill adjustment and hold a workshop on regulation changes… The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. Under action

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TETHERED BALLOON RIDES AVAILABLE AT ORCHID FESTIVAL

Big Plans are underway for this year’s 21st annual Morongo Basin Orchid Festival. In addition to tours, classes, food, music, and non-profit support, a tethered balloon ride will be available. Edica Gonzalez has more… Have you ever wanted the thrill of going up in a hot air balloon and viewing

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS TODAY

There will be lots to discuss at today’s meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan Record of Decision and renewable energy development will be discussed, as well as reactions to the workshop in Johnson Valley last week. In addition, the relocation of tortoises by

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ORCHID FESTIVAL COMING UP OCTOBER 1ST AND 2ND, SIGN UP FOR CLASSES EARLY

The Orchid Festival at Gubler Orchids in Landers on October 1 and 2 is rich with horticultural classes. Edica Gonzalez says sign up soon… The Orchid Society of Arizona will give free orchid classes for both children and adults during the 21st annual Orchid Fest, October 1 and 2. A

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LANDERS MAN ARRESTED AFTER NEARLY HITTING BICYCLIST

A Landers man was arrested Friday after he nearly hit a bicyclist with his vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, Felix Hernandez, 57, was traveling northbound on Yucca Mesa Avenue about 12:45 p.m. when he nearly hit a bicyclist when passing. The report states Hernandez has a suspended driver’s license

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EIGHT MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING MARIJUANA RAIDS IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY

DEPUTIES RAID EIGHT PROPERTIES, ARREST EIGHT, IN MARIJUANA ERADICATION SWEEP Sheriff’s deputies raided eight properties in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers Wednesday, seizing more than 1,800 marijuana plants and arresting eight people. According to Sheriff’s reports, starting about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the specialized Marijuana Enforcement Team went to

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly membership meeting of the Landers Association is this Saturday, September 10, at Belfield Hall just east of the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. The 3 p.m. business meeting will follow an hour of fellowship and potluck starting at 2 p.m. On the agenda is a brief

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ARREST FOR BURGLARY, DRUGS, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, JOSHUA TREE, AND LANDERS

A Twentynine Palms transient was arrested last week, accused of burglary. According to a Sheriff’s department, a neighbor in the 6200 block of Cholla Avenue reported seeing an unknown man in a nearby back yard about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, apparently trying to break into a vacant home. The

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LANDERS HOME EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED IN FIRE THIS MORNING

A Landers home suffered serious damage in a fire early this morning. Just before 5 a.m., firefighters were called to a possible attic fire in the 3600 block of Dusty Mile Road, and found heavy smoke and flames showing when they arrived about 5:15 a.m. They had the fire knocked

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATS, MARIJUANA SALES

A Landers man was arrested Saturday afternoon, accused of selling marijuana and making criminal threats. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58900 block of Mitch Lane in Landers called about 8:30 a.m. to report that her neighbor, Jay Wilson, 50, threatened to shoot her. When deputies questioned

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