MORONGO VALLEY CSD NAMES INTERIM GM, APPROVES FUND-RAISER, PARKING

The Morongo Valley Community Services District met in open session last night. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there and has details… At last night’s meeting, the Morongo Valley CSD board announced Morongo Valley Fire Chief Gary Yearsley as the board’s interim general manager. Gary and his assistant Timothy Peel will serve

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT BUDGETS AND BOOZE TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District (CSD), will meet in open session tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details…

Tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley CSD will begin in open session with the introduction of Morongo Valley Fire Chief Gary Yearsley as the board’s interim general

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SMALL VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SATURDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters were called to a large brush fire Saturday afternoon. According to Fire Engineer Chris Palmer, the fire started about 2:20 p.m. on the westbound side of Highway 62 and Desert Willow. Palmer said it burned light to medium brush in an area about 100 feet long by

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SMALL FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to a small fire Thursday afternoon at a homeless encampment alongside Highway 62. Battalion Chief Tim Peel said about 5:45 p.m., Morongo Valley fire, with assistance from CalFire, were called to Senilis Avenue and the highway, across from the Chevron gas station, for a small 10-by

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GENERAL MANAGER RESIGNS

Morongo Valley Community Services District General Manager Roxane Brazelle has resigned from her position with the board. In a brief phone interview, MVCSD member Diane Warren stated that Brazelle resigned for personal reasons. The board is currently seeking an interim general manager to fill the position. No further information regarding

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PROPERTY TAXES DUE TUESDAY

Have you made your property tax payment yet? Managing editor Tami Roleff says time’s running out…

Tuesday, April 10, is the last day to pay the second installment of property taxes to avoid a penalty. You can pay your property tax in any of several ways: In person, by mail,

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PREPARE FOR END OF LIFE CARE WITH AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

More than 90 percent of people think it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with their loved ones, yet fewer than 30 percent have done so. Reporter Rebecca Havely offers some tips on how to get started…

Planning for accidents or a sudden illness may feel awkward, but conversations

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN NEEDS ANGELS

Reach Out Morongo Basin, which provides support services to local senior citizens and the disabled, could use your help. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details…

Reach Out Morongo Basin matches volunteers with seniors and the disabled for seemingly ordinary tasks. Volunteers visit, shop, help with personal business, minor home repairs,

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GROVES CABIN THEATRE OFFERS “A NIGHT OF ONE ACTS”

The award-winning Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley will be presenting “A Night of One Acts.” With all the details, here’s Rebecca Havely…

Multi-award-winning director Abe Daniels has cast five one-act plays for the Groves’ production of “A Night of One Acts.” The night’s theme deals with communication between couples.

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HIRES A NEW ATTORNEY, APPROVES FOOD BANK

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 brief special meeting, the Morongo Valley CSD board discussed hiring a new attorney, one who is proficient in arbitration. After brief deliberation, the board unanimously

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has called a special meeting tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… At tonight’s special meeting, the board will begin discussions on hiring a new attorney for the Morongo Valley Community Service District and will discuss the USDA food bank

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District board met in open session last night. Reporter Andrew Dieleman was there, and files this report… At last night’s meeting, the Morongo Valley CSD board approved funding for new cutter/spreader tools for the Morongo Valley fire department and much-needed repairs to the ball field

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TALKS ABOUT STREET LIGHTS AND ALCOHOL PERMIT TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District will meet in open session tonight AT 7 p.m. Here’s reporter Andrew Dieleman with the details… The Morongo Valley CSD will meet tonight in open session to discuss the approval of the Southern California Edison street light replacement program. The board will also discuss

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HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER DAMAGES MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT GARAGE DOOR

A hit-and-run driver damaged the garage door of the Morongo Valley Fire Department last night. About 11:30 p.m., firefighters inside the station heard a loud bang, and when they got up to investigate, they saw a small, newer model, dark-colored, 4-door sedan leaving the scene. The car had crashed into

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTH CARE DISTRICT BOARD MET LAST NIGHT

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District board of directors met last night to discuss food and drink policy and maintenance costs. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details..

In response to OSHA regulations, the Morongo Basin Healthcare District got off to a quick start last night with a unanimous vote revising the

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OUT IN FORCE FOR THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, law enforcement agencies caution people to celebrate the holiday Saturday, March 17, without drinking and driving. The Sheriff’s Department and the CHP will have extra officers on patrol to spot drivers who show signs of being impaired. Even one drink can be too many, authorities

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GROVE’S THEATER OFFERING “A NIGHT OF ONE ACTS” IN APRIL

The award-winning Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley will be presenting “A Night of One Acts.” With all the details here’s Rebecca Havely…

Multi Award-Winning Director Abe Daniels has cast five one act plays for the Groves production of “A Night of One Acts.” The night’s theme deals with communication

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HEALTH FAIR AND CRAFT SALE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

The Church of the Lighted Cross in Morongo Valley will hold a health fair and craft sale Saturday, (March 17). There will be free health and hearing screenings, and information from Medicare and healthcare professionals. The craft fair will feature vendors, food, karate demonstrations, a car and bike show, and

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TWO SUSPECTED THC EXTRACTION LABS CAUSE TWO HOUSE FIRES IN TWO DAYS

Two suspected THC extraction labs caused two house fires in two days in the Morongo Basin. On Friday, a suspected illegal marijuana grow and drug lab are blamed for a house fire in Yucca Valley. Firefighters were called to the 54800 block of Navajo Trail at 2:32 p.m. County Fire

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE DAMAGED IN COLLISION SUNDAY

A Morongo Valley fire engine was heavily damaged in a collision early Sunday morning. According to Fire Chief Peale, Brush Engine 461 and Patrol 461 had responded to a rollover traffic collision on the side of the Morongo Grade about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The vehicle involved in the rollover

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