HALLOWEEN WALK IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

There’s Halloween fun in Morongo Valley tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the theme for the annual Halloween Walk is… Day of the Dead: That’s the theme for tonight’s second annual Halloween Walk in Morongo Valley. An alternative to knocking on stranger’s doors, Morongo Valley children age five and above, are

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PARKING LOT AND BAKE SALE AT MORONGO VALLEY CHURCH TOMORROW

The Church of the Lighted Cross will hold a parking lot sale and bake sale to raise funds for a new roof. The Raise the Roof sales are set for Saturday, October 22, starting at 8 a.m. until everything is gone. All proceeds will go to the “raise the roof”

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD DRILL TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Fire Department will conduct a drill tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says Morongo Valley Elementary will be the location… Morongo Valley Elementary School will be on shaky ground tomorrow morning. At least that’s the premise when fire fighters from Morongo Valley Fire with back up from Cal Fire

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight in regular session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an audit, scheduling a fire meeting, and giving away smoke detectors top the agenda…… The Morongo Valley Community Services District meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the Covington Park Community Building. At the top of the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE RAFFLING SMOKE DETECTORS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department is holding a drawing for nine smoke detectors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says sign up to win before this Monday… Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, check the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE HOLDING DRAWING FOR FREE SMOKE DETECTORS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department will be holding a drawing to win new smoke detectors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why and how to enter… Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, check

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS BREAKFAST AND CAR SHOW TOMORROW

The Community of Morongo Valley will host a pancake and car show tomorrow to support their fire Department and Firefighters. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says everybody is invited… This Saturday morning it’s pancakes and Pontiacs in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park. Head down for the annual Firefighters’ Auxiliary breakfast served in the

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE HOLDING DRAWING FOR FREE SMOKE DETECTORS

The Morongo Valley Fire Department will be holding a drawing to win new smoke detectors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us why and how to enter… Established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, National Fire Prevention Week is October 9 through 15. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, check

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THIEVES’ REMORSE IN A BIZARRE CASE OF A STOLEN LICENSE PLATE

In a case that could be characterized as thieves’ remorse, a Morongo Valley man was arrested Saturday after a bizarre case of a stolen license plate. According to Sheriff’s reports, employees from Liberty Automotive in Morongo Valley called about 8 a.m. Saturday to report a license plate had been stolen

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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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