CALTRANS GETS EARFUL ABOUT MEDIANS IN 3 ½ HOUR MORONGO VALLEY CSD MEETING

In a marathon 3 1/2-hour meeting, the Morongo Valley Community Services District board met with members of CalTrans last night to discuss the ongoing median project. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… Morongo Valley residents were quick to weigh in last night following an update from CalTrans

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FIRE ON POWER POLE IN MORONGO VALLEY CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

Morongo Valley firefighters also responded to a power pole fire just after midnight last night. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy said the power was surging and caused a fire, which led to a power outage in parts of the Morongo Basin. Southern California Edison says the rain caused power

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MORONGO VALLEY’S TOP STORY: A NEW FIRE ENGINE

The Morongo Valley Community Services District breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when it finally got a new fire engine to replace its engine that was more than 20 years old. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains how the small community managed to afford a new fire engine…

So vulnerable

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS HELP DELIVER BABY AT GAS STATION

A little girl couldn’t wait to make her appearance into the world this morning. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Brandon Jones said a Yucca Valley woman was on her way to Desert Hospital in Palm Springs to deliver her second baby, but as they drove down the Yucca Grade, she and

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS A NEW FIRE CHIEF, LOSES A DIRECTOR

The swearing in of Morongo Valley’s new Fire Chief Gary Yearsley kicked off last night’s regular monthly meeting of the Community Services District, or CSD, there; Jim Brakebill is second in command. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what followed… The board discussed and approved a jump in the new fire

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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS BACK FROM FIGHTING FIRES IN NAPA AREA

Two local fire engine crews are back home after a busy three weeks fighting wildfires. On September 25, Engine 461 from Morongo Valley and Engine 451 from the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms were sent to protect homes in North Tustin from the Canyon 2 Fire, where they fought the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT CAR SHOW TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show is tomorrow. With more on what you can expect to see, here’s reporter Rebecca Havely… Mark your calendars for the Morongo Valley Fire Department’s third annual car show. The car show is set for Saturday, October 14 in Covington Park in

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