MORONGO VALLEY CITIZENS IN HEATED DISCUSSION WITH CALTRANS LAST NIGHT

A heated 90-minute discussion took place between CalTrans and the residents of Morongo Valley during last night’s three-hour Morongo Valley Community Services District board meeting. Ongoing safety concerns regarding the design of the new Morongo Valley median prompted a large turnout. Residents were quick to contradict the statements of CalTrans

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS MEDIAN UPDATE FROM CALTRANS TONIGHT

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley Median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District will meet tonight in open session to hear an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project and a

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ART COLONY OF MORONGO VALLEY MEETS TOMORROW

The Art Colony of Morongo Valley will hold their monthly meeting this Wednesday, February 21 at 11am followed by a potluck luncheon at noon. Their art gallery and gift shop is open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 11165 Vale Ave in Covington Park in

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REACH OUT’S PARADE OF HOMES IS TOMORROW

The annual Parade of Homes tour is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo Basin. The annual fundraiser supports services for local seniors and disabled residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says six unique homes in the Morongo Basin will be open to visitors tomorrow, February 18…

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14TH ANNUAL PARADE OF HOMES THIS SUNDAY BENEFITS REACH-OUT MORONGO BASIN

The annual Parade of Homs tour is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Reach Out Morongo Basin. The annual fundraiser supports services for local seniors and disabled residents. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says six unique homes in the Morongo Basin will be open to visitors Sunday, February 18…

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GROVES CABIN THEATRE TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW FOR “ANNAPURNA”

The Groves Cabin Theatre opens its 2018 season with the drama “Annapurna.” With all the details, here’s Rebecca Havely…

“Annapurna” is a full-length one-act drama by Sharr White. Directed by Eddie Tucker, the play stars a duo of award-winning actors. Wendy Cohen plays Emma, who tracks down her ex-husband, played

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HEAVY HAULER DRIVER KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH IDENTIFIED

A man killed Wednesday night when a modified heavy haul big-rig trailer he was driving jack-knifed on the highway in Morongo Valley has been identified. The County Coroner said at 10:07 p.m., paramedics responded to a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Twentynine Palms Highway and Fobes Road in

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ONE KILLED IN CRASH OF OVERSIZED-LOAD BIG RIG TRAILER

A man was killed Wednesday night when the big-rig trailer he was driving jack-knifed on the highway in Morongo Valley. The California Highway Patrol was escorting an oversized load consisting of a tractor-trailer combination, a 120-foot trailer hauling a generator, and two additional pusher-tractors in tandem from Beaumont to Arizona.

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CORPORATE LEADERS JOIN MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST IN DESERT CLEAN-UP

Aided by Mojave Desert Land Trust volunteers and the Bureau of Land Management, 67 corporate leaders helped remove trash Tuesday from an area of desert bordering Joshua Tree National Park and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. The volunteers cleared about three acres at Long Canyon and filled a 20-yard dumpster with

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CIRCLE K STORES ROBBED IN YUCCA VALLEY AND MORONGO VALLEY

Two Circle K convenience stores were robbed about an hour apart early Saturday morning, possibly by the same two juveniles. According to Sheriff’s reports, two male juveniles entered the Circle K in the 49500 block of 29 Palms Highway in Morongo Valley about 3:15 a.m. The clerk recognized at least

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MORONGO VALLEY STUDENT COUNSELED FOR MAKING FALSE 911 CALLS

Making false 911 calls has been in the news recently, and the Morongo Basin experienced its own version this past week. According to a Sheriff’s report, the Sheriff’s Department received several 911 calls Thursday from the same phone number near the Morongo Valley Elementary School. A deputy went to the

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LEAD SCHOOL TOURS AT BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE

The Big Morongo Canyon Preserve will host training classes for volunteers interested in leading elementary school tours of the preserve. With his hiking boots on and sun screen in hand, here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman… The series of three training classes will teach volunteers how to lead elementary school tours of

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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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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT MEDIAN PROJECT AND VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Tonight’s Morongo Valley CSD meeting will include an update from CALTrans on the Morongo Valley median project. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… Tonight’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District will include an update from CALTrans regarding the Morongo Valley median project. The board will then

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DEATH INVESTIGATION AFTER TWO PEOPLE FOUND DECEASED IN A MOBILE HOME PARK

The Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into the death of two elderly people found deceased in the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park Morongo Valley Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Jodi Miller told Z107.7 News there was no sign of foul play and the Sheriff’s Homicide Division was

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CHP INVESTIGATORS SAY DEPUTY AT FAULT IN ROLLOVER CRASH

The California Highway Patrol has released additional information concerning an officer-involved crash on the Morongo Grade Monday. CHP Officer Mike Radford said that Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Crowl was driving a marked, 2011 Ford Crown Victoria westbound on Highway 62, west of Hess Boulevard about 7:12 p.m. Due to his unsafe

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST BUYS 630 ACRE “JUNIPER CANYON” PROPERTY

Not even two months after the Mojave Desert Land Trust announced it was trying to raise the last $11,000 it needed to buy 630 acres bordering Joshua Tree National Park, the land trust announced Tuesday it has purchased the property it calls Juniper Canyon. The land trust said it’s been

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TWO PEOPLE—INCLUDING DEPUTY—INJURED IN SEPARATE ROLLOVER CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE

Two people—including a Sheriff’s deputy–were injured in separate rollover crashes on the Morongo Grade. According to Morongo Valley Fire Engineer Ryan Murphy, a Sheriff’s deputy rolled his patrol car on the westbound side of the highway on the grade about 7:20 p.m. Monday night. Murphy said the patrol car rolled

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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 CSD CONTINUES DISCUSSION OF PARAMEDIC INCENTIVE PAY

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board held a special meeting last night. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… At last night’s meeting, the Morongo Valley CSD board continued discussions regarding a $25 payment incentive for paramedics. The vote was postponed last month due to legislative discrepancies.

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