FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Managing editor Tami Roleff has the times and places…

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION GREEN LIGHTS MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

Yesterday in San Bernardino, the County Planning Commission unanimously voted in favor of granting a conditional use permit for a new commercial development in Morongo Valley. The proposal now heads to county supervisors for the near certain approval of the almost 5,000-square-foot Circle K convenience store and gas station on

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NO CHANGE TO SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended that the Department of the Interior not revoke or adjust the boundaries of Sand to Snow National Monument. The monument was under review in accordance with President Trump’s April 26, executive order. “Today, I am recommending that no changes be made to

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COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION CONSIDERS A MORONGO VALLEY GAS STATION

The County Planning Commission tomorrow will consider yet another gas station/convenience store on the highway in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details of a public hearing on the matter…

At tomorrow’s 9 a.m. meeting of the San Bernardino County Planning Commission, chairman Paul Smith will convene a public hearing

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TAKES UP LONG-RANGE PLANNING TONIGHT

Long-term planning is just one of the items up for discussion at tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… Under “new business,” the CSD board will discuss a long-term plan summary for the Local Agency Formation Commission or LAFCO. The topic

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATING A SHOOTING FRIDAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

We have limited information about a shooting Friday in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s spokeswoman, deputies were called to the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 4:20 p.m. following a report that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, the man told deputies an unknown woman had shot him,

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TWO DESERT HOT SPRINGS MEN, FOUND IN STOLEN CAR, ARRESTED

Two Desert Hot Springs men were arrested Thursday, after they were found in a stolen vehicle. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 2:50 p.m. a deputy spotted a 2000 Honda Civic driving on Highway 62 near Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley. The deputy determined the car had been stolen

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VEGETATION FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY YESTERDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters and CalFire made quick work of a vegetation fire Tuesday evening. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were called to a 100-foot by 30-foot vegetation fire near Bella Vista and Highway 62 about 6:40 p.m. Firefighters got the blaze under control in about 5

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REGISTER NOW FOR MORONGO VALLEY CAR SHOW

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 Morongo Valley. There will be live music by Ghostlight Trio, and home-cooked barbecue by Willie Boys. Vendors, sponsors—and of course, vehicles—are needed for the

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MARINE ARRESTED AFTER 130 MPH PURSUIT FRIDAY

A high-speed chase from Joshua Tree to Morongo Valley Friday night resulted in the arrest of a 20-year-old Marine from Ohio. According to the California Highway Patrol, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Officer Casey Simmons attempted to stop a blue 2006 Yamaha R6 sports bike on Highway 62 near Sunburst

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LOCAL THEATERS HOLD THEIR OWN IN REGIONAL AWARD NOMINATIONS

The four local theater organizations of the Morongo Basin were nominated for a large share of the Desert Theatre League’s 2016-17 season “Desert Stars” awards, announced Tuesday. The Desert Theater League is made up of some 30 theatrical producing organizations in the hi- and low deserts. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center

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A REMINDER, ROADWORK ON THE YUCCA GRADE STARTS TODAY

This reminder, major roadwork on the Yucca grade starts today. CalTrans will replace the temporary delineators with permanent raised curb medians between East Drive and Yucca Park Road. In addition, the highway will be restriped for left-turn lanes, and a traffic signal will be added at Bella Vista Drive. Eastbound

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JOSHUA TREE WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER HIGH-SPEED CHASE

A Joshua Tree woman was arrested early Sunday morning, after she led Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed pursuit for miles through Yucca Valley and Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy spotted a gray Chrysler van driving westbound on Highway 62 without headlights about 2:30 a.m., and attempted

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD TAKES UP ASSESSMENTS, EMPLOYMENT LAW TONIGHT

Special assessments and employment law are just two of the topics to be considered tonight in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more…

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to review the special tax assessment agreement and resolution in

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ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS, YUCCA VALLEY AND MORONGO VALLEY

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Friday night, accused of child abuse. Deputies were called by an employee to the Circle K market in the 73900 block of 29 Palm Highway in Twentynine Palms just after 6 p.m. The employee said a man, later identified as Justic Chodos, 29, and

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GOSPEL FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES 18 YEARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS WITH MORONGO VALLEY BBQ

The Gospel Fellowship Christian Center of 29 Palms will hold a free barbecue to celebrate 18 years of ministry this Saturday, July 15. There will be food, games, and activities for kids of all ages from noon to 4 at the Morongo Valley Community Center in Covington Park. For more

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HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING TONIGHT BY LOCAL DEMOCRATS

A 65-minute documentary that explores the health care systems in the United States and Canada will be screened by the Morongo Basin Democratic club. At one point, the health care systems were similar in both countries, but in the last 50 years, medical care has evolved into very different systems.

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WINDS HELP FIREFIGHTERS BATTLING BRUSH FIRE ON THE MORONGO GRADE

Morongo Valley firefighters were helped by favorable winds in fighting a brush fire on the Morongo Grade Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Firefighter Jones said about 3:30 p.m., three passers-by traveling up the grade stopped at the Morongo Valley Fire Station to let them know about a fire in the middle

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HOLDS BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

A public hearing is just one agenda item at tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect… At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will convene a public hearing, followed by a vote,

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ROAD WORK ON THE MORONGO GRADE AND STATE ROUTE  247 THIS WEEK

The California Department of Transportation will be performing road work on the Morongo Grade, and on State Route 247 all this week. Caltrans will be repairing guardrails on the Morongo Grade from the county line to Indian Canyon Avenue today through this Thursday, June 15, from 9 until 3. In

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