DUI OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLIST WHO CRASHED IN MORONGO VALLEY IDENTIFIED

The California Highway Patrol has identified the man who was hospitalized following a crash on his dirt bike in Morongo Valley a week ago. Jeremy Reynolds, 39, was riding his 2000 Honda about 11:15 p.m. eastbound on Breezeway when he unexpectedly came upon the wash at Little Morongo Road and

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MORONGO VALLEY POST OFFICE VANDALIZED, MAIL POSSIBLY STOLEN

The Morongo Valley Post Office was vandalized and mail was possibly stolen from numerous post office boxes Monday night. Postal employees noticed when they arrived at work Tuesday morning that multiple post office boxes had been pried open. Stealing mail is a federal offense, and postal inspectors are investigating the

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD GETS SHORT TERM HELP. LOOKS TO LONG TERM SOLUTIONS

The Morongo Valley Community Services District has been struggling to keep operational both the district and its aging main fire engine. At last night’s board meeting, the public learned one of those issues appears to be solved, while the board took action that may address the other. Assignment reporter Mike

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Mike Lipsitz said the board will issue a proclamation, consider use requests, and take nominees for an award, with punch and cookies beforehand… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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MAN INJURED IN DIRT BIKE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY NIGHT

A man was hospitalized following a dirt bike crash in Morongo Valley late Sunday night. About 11:30 p.m., Morongo Valley firefighters were called to Breezeway at the Little Morongo wash. The man had been riding his dirt bike on Breezeway when he came upon the wash unexpectedly and was unable

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HARVEST MOON FALL ART AND CRAFT SHOW IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

The Harvest Moon Fall Art and Craft Show will be held Saturday from 10 to 4 in Covington Park in Morongo Valley. There will be music, vendors, entertainment, food, and is kid friendly. Don’t miss the judged art show inside the community center. Covington Park is located at 11165 Vale

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TRAFFIC CRASHES PLAGUED THE ENTIRE MORONGO BASIN YESTERDAY

Besides Wednesday morning’s bus crash in Yucca Valley, firefighters responded to two other roll-over crashes at opposite ends of the Morongo Basin yesterday. Just before 12:30 p.m., Twentynine Palms firefighters were called to a two-vehicle crash at Adobe Road and Desert Trail where a Jeep and a Ford SUV collided.

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EIGHT MEN ARRESTED FOLLOWING MARIJUANA RAIDS IN MORONGO BASIN WEDNESDAY

DEPUTIES RAID EIGHT PROPERTIES, ARREST EIGHT, IN MARIJUANA ERADICATION SWEEP Sheriff’s deputies raided eight properties in Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers Wednesday, seizing more than 1,800 marijuana plants and arresting eight people. According to Sheriff’s reports, starting about 8:30 a.m., deputies from the specialized Marijuana Enforcement Team went to

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MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH HOMEMADE GUN

A Morongo Valley man shot himself in the leg Sunday with a homemade shotgun. According to Sheriff’s reports, Michael Oneal, 31, of the 11000 block of Cholla Avenue, was making the shotgun out of pipes in his garage about 1:30 p.m. While trying to see if the pipes would fit,

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LAFCO SCRUTINIZING MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Morongo Valley’s Community Services District is a county-sanctioned form of local government in charge of street lights, parks, and the fire department in this unincorporated area, services that would otherwise be provided by the county. Compared to the county, the CSD is thought to offer more consistent, more responsive service,

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4-H CLUB OPEN HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

A 4-H Club open house is set for tomorrow in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… The Hi-Desert Dust Devils 4-H Club is geared up to show Morongo Basin families their very best at an open house this Saturday. It’s a day of activities for the whole family

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WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURY IN CAR VERSUS POWER POLE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

A woman suffered only minimal injuries following a crash in Morongo Valley last night. Just after 11 p.m., the woman was driving a cross-over SUV-type vehicle westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the car left the road and crashed into a power pole at Big Morongo Canyon Road.

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE TOMORROW

A huge, community-wide yard sale is set for Morongo Valley tomorrow, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down to Covington Park… Trash collectors and treasure hunters will want to head to Morongo Valley’s community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. That’s when all of

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Finalizing the budget is the main item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the rest of the meeting’s agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt

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CANDIDATES FOR YUCCA VALLEY, SCHOOL BOARD, HEALTHCARE DISTRICT, COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The deadline to file for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council has also been extended, since incumbent George Huntington is not seeking re-election. So far, four candidates have filed papers with the county elections office to run for two open seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Those

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DESERT THEATER LEAGUE NOMINATIONS FOR FOUR AREA THEATER COMPANIES

The community theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for more than 100 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2015/2016 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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ANIMALS SEIZED FROM MORONGO VALLEY PROPERTY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

In June, county animal control officers seized about 180 animals that were being housed on a property in Morongo Valley. Stephen Caro, who owned the Paws Rescue Ranch and most of the animals at 9333 Belle Vista Drive, describes the ranch as a sanctuary for senior, abandoned, abused, and neglected

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BEARS SPOTTED IN COVINGTON PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY

A family of bears have been causing some concern at Covington Park in Morongo valley. Reporter Tami Roleff tells you what to do if you have a close encounter of the bear kind… A momma bear and at least one cub have been spotted in Covington Park in Morongo Valley.

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING A WITNESS IN MORONGO VALLEY

A Landers man was arrested Sunday night, accused of intimidating a witness. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim was with his son at a softball game in Covington Park in Morongo Valley when he was approached by Joshua Quintana, 31. The man told deputies that Quintana threatened him and

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