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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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR A PROBLEM WITHOUT A CURE TONIGHT

If you’ve been coughing and spending more time dusting off furniture lately, there may be a reason. Reporter David Haldane explains… Solar power equals dust. That’s the equation postulated in a presentation that member Pat Flanagan will make to the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council tonight. While windy dusty days

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CORRECTION AND UPDATE ON PROSPECTIVE FLAMINGO HEIGHTS MAC REPRESENTATIVE

And in a correction and update to our advance report on today’s board of supervisors meeting in San Bernardino, the applicant for the Flamingo Heights seat on the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Ken Brock, is a former, not current, director for the Flamingo Heights Community Association and delegate to

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MORONGO BASIN MAC VOTES TO SUPPORT LOCAL NATIONAL MONUMENTS

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council cut it uncomfortably close last night, voicing its opinion on an important national issue just hours before the deadline to do so. Reporter David Haldane was there and explains…

The MAC basically told President Trump to take a hike. Preferably in one of two

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT, PROTECTED LANDS AND TOURISM ON AGENDA

The Morongo Basin MAC has a busy agenda tonight, ranging from tourism to protected lands. Reporter David Haldane explains…

If you’re alarmed by government threats to reduce the boundaries of federally protected lands, tonight’s your chance to be heard. That’s when the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council considers a resolution

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SEEKING A FLAMINGO HEIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE

The County Board of Supervisors has posted a “help wanted’ notice. Reporter David Haldane explains… If you live in Flamingo Heights and dream of having a say in what happens there, this may be your lucky day. San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos is calling for applications from people wishing

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COUNTY SAYS WONDER VALLEY FIRE STATION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR NOW

The County will be keeping the Wonder Valley Fire station open, for now. Wonder Valley MAC representative Teresa Sitz posted Tuesday evening that she had been contacted by San Bernardino County Assistant Fire Chief Tom Marshall who told her, “Today the fire budget was approved and (Wonder Valley) station 45

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS THAT MOST LOCAL FIRE STATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN

Despite the light agenda, lots came out of last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC. Reporter David Haldane was there and offers this report… Rumors regarding the potential closure of several desert fire stations contain a grain of truth. But it’s only a grain. That according to Battalion Chief

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN UNDERWHELMING MEETING TONIGHT

If you’ve ever thought of addressing the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, tonight would be a good time. The MAC meets with virtually nothing on its agenda except the usual public safety reports from fire, medical and law enforcement agencies. Tonight’s meeting gets underway 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree

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A WARM RECEPTION TO CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLANS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans held a final presentation on their pilot plan for more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree business district. And for an audience not known for cordiality, the plan was

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SHOULD SEE CALTRANS DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN TONIGHT

Anyone who’s ever walked or driven through Joshua Tree’s business district knows that it can sometimes be risky. After outlining a plan to fix that, a Caltrans spokesman was tardy in providing the details. Reporter David Haldane says that may be corrected tonight… Joshua Tree residents holding their breaths for

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS COUNTY PLANS TO REGULATE SHORT TERM RENTALS

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, County Code Enforcement Chief Andy Wingert spoke to a full house about the County’s plan to permit and regulate vacation home rentals. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there … Wingert assured the more than 60 people in

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MORONGO BASIN MAC GETS UPDATE ON COUNTY SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will get an update tonight on the county’s plans to regulate short-term vacation rentals of private homes to out-of-towners in unincorporated areas. Reporter David Haldane has the details…

If you operate an AirBnB in Joshua Tree, heads up; you may soon be subject to

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COUNTY MAC HEARS OF LOWER CRIME RATES

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, the MAC, met last night in Joshua Tree. While the anticipated report from CalTrans on changes proposed for downtown Joshua Tree was postponed, the MAC heard some good news from local Law Enforcement.

If you’re feeling a bit safer in the Morongo Basin these

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO MEET; DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE PLAN REPORT POSTPONED

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will meet with a sparse agenda tonight, following the cancellation of a major presentation. Here with the details is reporter David Haldane… Joshua Tree residents anxious to learn more about a Caltrans plan to slow traffic through their business district will have to wait

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MORONGO BASIN MAC UNOFFICIALLY GREENLIGHTS JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC PLAN

Representatives from Caltrans attended an informal meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council last night to discuss three separate efforts to make Highway 62 safer; two in Joshua Tree and one in Morongo Valley. Reporter David Haldane was there and filed this report… If you ride a bike, don’t

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SPECIAL MAC MEETING TONIGHT FOCUSES ON DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council holds a special meeting tonight with safety on the agenda. Reporter David Haldane has the details… Do you feel close to meeting your Maker while driving down Highway 62? If not, you probably should because you’re three times more likely to die in a

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CALTRANS LAYS OUT ITS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council in Joshua Tree, representatives from Caltrans floated the idea of instituting a pilot program aimed at more safely moving vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists through the Joshua Tree downtown business district. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Last night’s agenda noted

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MAC TO HEAR CALTRANS PLAN FOR DOWNTOWN JOSHUA TREE TRAFFIC

Public safety and improvements along State Route 62—focusing in Joshua Tree—will be the focus of tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… With a well-earned reputation as one of Southern California’s deadliest roadways, a driver on Highway 62 is three times more

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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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