SUSPECT SURRENDERS JUST AS SWAT TEAM ARRIVES IN LANDERS

A SWAT team was called out to Landers Sunday night following a burglary in which a suspect barricaded himself in the house for more than five hours. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Jim Thornburg, deputies responding to a burglar alarm call in the 58600 block of Stearman Road at 5:39 p.m.

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KUDOS FOR THE BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency—the water supplier for the Landers area—recently received recognition from the state. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the kudos…

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency was recently honored at the Association of California Water Agencies Spring Conference in Sacramento. The Agency received the prestigious Clair A. Hill Water

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LANDERS MOOSE LODGE YARD SALE SATURDAY

Your friendly neighborhood Lander Moose Lodge is having a yard sale. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details…

Landers has become the destination for weekend bargain hunters and this Saturday is no exception. Buyers and sellers alike will want to get in on Landers Moose Lodge Spring Cleaning Yard Sale from 8

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER APPROVES BUDGET, AUDIT CONTRACT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there and files this report…

Last night in Landers, the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors set and adopted the agency’s budget for fiscal 2015-2016, approved the coming fiscal year’s ad valorem tax for District 1

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER TO ADOPT BUDGET TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the meeting will discuss budget, ad valorem taxes, and audit services… Tonight’s regular 6 p.m. meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board is a number cruncher’s dream come true. Directors are expected

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COUNTY TO CONSIDER MAKING LANDERS CELEBRITY MOTEL LEGAL

A long running celebrity-operated Landers Motel is looking to go legit. Reporter Mike Lipsitz highlights an item on tomorrow’s County Planning Commission agenda…

Seems another Landers commercial development will go before the Planning Commission this week; and while it’s bright and shiny, it’s not a commercial solar plant. At Thursday’s

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of May 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, May

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SUPERVISORS NIX LANDERS SOLAR PROJECT

The County Board of Supervisors reversed a planning commission decision that would have allowed a photovoltaic project in Landers to go forward. Reporter Dan Stork says the vote was split… At its Tuesday meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors upheld a community appeal of a planning commission decision

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LANDERS SOLAR APPEAL IN FRONT OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TOMORROW

The disputed solar project in Landers reaches the County Board of Supervisors tomorrow. Local residents can weigh-in with their opinions from the county building in Joshua Tree. At the Tuesday May 5 meeting, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an appeal by the Landers Community Association of

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MORONGO BASIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE TOMORROW

Deals will be blooming at Saturday’s (May 2) Morongo Basin Historical Society Marketplace Yard Sale. The sale will include tables where everything on them will be sold for a quarter or a buck. The monthly sale will be held from 9 to 2 May 2 at the Morongo Basin Historical

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BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BOARD GETS A RAISE

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at the meeting and files this report…

At last night’s Board meeting of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, directors authorized a 5 percent cost of living increase, bringing their per diem compensation to

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BIGHORN-DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD CONSIDERS GIVING THEMSELVES A RAISE TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency Board will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will hold a public hearing on giving themselves a raise which could potentially add up to over $1,100 a month.…

Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors holds the regular monthly

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LANDERS MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN CHECKS

A deputy following up on a call concerning a possible stolen off-road vehicle arrested a Landers man when stolen checks were found hidden in the quad. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called to report a quad had been parked for three days near Border and Winters Roads in

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YUCCA MESA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION TO HOLD POTLUCK TONIGHT

Marina West of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency will be the special guest speaker at tonight’s potluck dinner meeting of the Yucca Mesa Improvement Association. Other speakers will discuss the Landers solar project. Bring your favorite dish that can feed 8 to 10 people, or donate $5 if you don’t

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FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN MORONGO BASIN

The third Monday of April 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, April

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9 CHARGES FILED AGAINST YUCCA VALLEY MAN FOR LANDERS ASSAULT

The District Attorney filed nine charges last week against a Yucca Valley man, stemming from an assault in Landers in March. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronnie James Salazar, 27, was kicked out of his ex-girlfriend’s home in the 57600 block of Mariquita Road on in mid March. The report

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of April 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, April

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BAT AND KNIFE COMBATANTS IDENTIFIED

The Sheriff’s Department has identified the victims involved in a stabbing in Landers Wednesday. Kirk Grieve, 58, and William Hall, 45, both of Landers, were arguing at a residence in the 1000 block of Yucca Mesa Road shortly before 2 p.m. Investigators believe Hall slapped Grieve, who responded by stabbing

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LANDERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY MARKETPLACE OPEN TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s monthly marketplace sale will feature lots of kitchen and household items including antiques and collectibles. The museum marketplace sale will be 9 to 2, Saturday, April 4, at the Historical Society, 632 Landers Lane in Landers.

BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER BUYS PROPERTY, PLANS TRANSITION

The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency met in special session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said getting ready to take over county water and property acquisition dominated the meeting… Last night in Landers, directors of the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency met in special session where they were briefed on plans for

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