MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING CASH FROM NEIGHBOR

A man who was helping a neighbor clean up thought he hit the mother lode when he found a large amount of cash, but he was arrested when he refused to return it to his neighbor. According to a Sheriff’s report, Ronald Svidergol, 52, was helping his neighbor clean in

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT A MORONGO VALLEY HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE

The owners of a Morongo Valley home that was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon discovered someone had attempted to burglarize the home. According to investigators, the residents were not home when their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive caught on fire about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. After the fire

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON MORONGO VALLEY FIRE TAX PROPOSAL SATURDAY

A town hall meeting about the proposed fire tax in Morongo Valley will be held this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says this is a great opportunity for residents to get all the information about the proposal… Morongo Valley’s proposed fire tax will be the topic of discussion at a special,

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MORONGO VALLEY FAMILY LEFT HOMELESS AFTER HOUSE FIRE

A Morongo Valley family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home and killed their dogs Tuesday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson, the residents were not home when the fire started, but when they returned to their home in the 50900 block of Aspen Drive about

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MORONGO VALLEY SQUATTER ARRESTED

A Desert Hot Springs man was arrested Saturday morning after he was found squatting in a vacant home in Morongo Valley with a stolen trailer. According to a Sheriff’s report, the owner of a property in the 49600 block of Buena Vista Drive in Morongo Valley called about 9 a.m.

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PRICE OF GAS GOING UP RAPIDLY, WE’LL TELL YOU WHY

If you’ve been enjoying our falling gasoline prices you’d better fill up, because experts say prices will jump about 30 cents today and will keep on climbing. Consumer Watchdog warns that gas prices on the street will spike after the Los Angeles wholesale market jumped 52 cents per gallon Thursday.

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YUCCA VALLEY FLUTE CIRCLE MEETS TOMORROW

Yucca Valley Flute Circle meets this Saturday, February 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. Flutemakers Marvin and Jonette Yazzie will share insights into making and playing Native American flutes. Marvin Yazzie, a Navajo Nation Tribal member, and his wife Jonette, were raised in the

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CRASH INTO POWER POLE CAUSES OUTAGES, CLOSES YUCCA GRADE THIS MORNING

A single car crashed into a power pole in Morongo Valley early this morning, causing power outages in scattered areas throughout the Morongo Basin and that blocked the westbound lanes of the Yucca Grade for about 2 hours. The CHP said the crash occurred at 4:12 this morning in Morongo

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MORONGO VALLEY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE TWO HOMES, RV LOST

Morongo Valley firefighters were able to save two houses that were threatened by a motorhome fire last night. Captain Andrew Arthen said when they arrived at the fire in the 49400 block of Conejo Road about 5:30, the motorhome was fully involved in flames. It was parked between two homes,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD SEEKING A NEW BOARD MEMBER

The Morongo Valley Community Services District is seeking applications for a new board member. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month in the Covington Park multi-purpose room. Qualified candidates must be registered voters living within the boundaries of Morongo Valley. Interested residents can pick up an

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WE REVIEW “THE SEAHORSE” AT GROVE’S THEATER

Groves’ Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley held its opening night for the two-actor play, “The Seahorse,” last weekend. Directed by Abe Daniels, “The Seahorse” is a sensuous and testy love story between a woman who is afraid to fall in love, and the man who loves her. Managing editor Tami

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MORONGO VALLEY UNVEILS SAND-TO-SNOW MONUMENT SIGN

The Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new welcome sign yesterday. The sign, located at the corner of Highway 62 and Hess Boulevard, says “Morongo Valley — Home of Sand-to-Snow National Monument.” The new Sand to Snow National Monument was part of a package proposed by Senator Diane Feinstein

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD PLANS TO FILL SEAT LEFT BY RESIGNATION

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the process for filling the seat of a director who resigned and details of the fire tax are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board

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MORONGO VALLEY TO UNVEIL SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT SIGN

The community of Morongo Valley is wasting no time in getting ready for the new Sand-to-Snow National Monument, which will include parts of the historic far west end of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a new sign will go up tomorrow… With the ink barely dry on President

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MORONGO VALLEY ART COLONY CELEBRATES 52 YEARS TOMORROW

The Morongo Valley Art Colony will celebrate their 52nd birthday tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… It was 1964, a first-class stamp was a nickel, a gallon of regular gas was 30 cents, and the Art Colony of Morongo Valley was formed. Tomorrow the Art Colony celebrates 52 years

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“THE SEAHORSE” OPENS AT GROVE’S THEATER IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Groves Cabin Theater is opening “The Seahorse” this weekend in Morongo Valley. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details … “The Seahorse,” by Edward J. Moore, opens this weekend at the Groves Cabin Theatre in Morongo Valley. It runs Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m.

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SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLL-OVER CRASH CLOSES HIGHWAY IN MORONGO VALLEY

The Morongo Grade was closed and traffic was backed up for miles Thursday afternoon due to a single vehicle crash in Morongo Valley. About 12:20 p.m., the driver of an older model soft-top convertible lost control and rolled over once, landing on its wheels near the bottom of the Morongo

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SMALL CAR FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY

Morongo Valley firefighters put out a small car fire Sunday evening. Fire Engineer Mark Murphy said a Chevy Impala’s engine caught fire about 5:45 p.m. as the motorist was traveling eastbound on Highway 62 at Livingston Drive. Murphy said the fire was contained to the engine compartment, and the fire

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFERING LOW-COST VACCINES AND MICROCHIP SERVICES

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in February for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER PEPPER SPRAY ATTACK

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested Tuesday morning after she pepper sprayed another woman during an argument. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim went to a home in the 7400 block of Hopi Trail just after 7 a.m. to pick up her brother’s 8-month-old baby who lived there with

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