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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LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS SENT TO HELP FIGHT SAND FIRE

Morongo Valley Fire Department received an emergency call Sunday afternoon to help form a strike team to help fight the Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley. The emergency request meant the team, composed of Captain Andrew Arthen, Engineer Andrew Behrens, Firefighter Richard Gilmartin, and reserve Firefighter Rodriguez, left in

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BILINGUAL PLANT WALK AT BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE TOMORROW

In honor of the third annual Latino Conservation Week, the Mojave Desert Land Trust is sponsoring a bilingual plant walk Wednesday, July 20, at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve in Morongo Valley. The walk will be led by Yani Aldao starting at 8 a.m., and will be followed by a

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD HOLDS BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD board meets tonight in open and closed session. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the CSD board will hold a public hearing on their proposed 2016/17 budget… Tonight’s regular 7 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District opens with a public hearing on the proposed 2016/2017

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HUNTERS PUSHING FOR ACCESS INTO NEW SAND TO SNOW NATIONAL MONUMENT

Hunters are hoping the newly created Sand to Snow National Monument will be the first national monument in the state to allow hunting. Last week, some 40 hunters from around the region attended the first of a series of workshops designed to seek public input about the monument, created by

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

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

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Edica Gonzalez has the times and places…

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

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A FULL HOUSE FOR MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP

Once again, Morongo Valley citizens turned out in large numbers last night for the Community Services District’s second budget workshop. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Last night was the CSD’s second budget workshop. It picked up where the first one left off. And so with surgical precision,

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD will hold a budget workshop tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the details… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a second budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire Chief Jock Johnson will present the proposed budget, which includes

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD MANAGER CONDEMNS UNFOUNDED FACEBOOK ACCUSATIONS

Judging from the standing-room-only turnout for last night’s Morongo Valley Community Services District meeting, public interest in local government here remains high. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report… CSD board president Gayl Swarat opened the meeting expressing delight over the community’s interest. Getting down to business, the board authorized

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says adoption of the fire assessment and the setting of a date for a budget workshop are on the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7 o’clock meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt a

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE SENDS STRIKE TEAM TO BORDER FIRE NEAR SAN DIEGO

Morongo Valley firefighters sent a strike team Sunday night to the Border fire just east of San Diego. The Border Fire started Sunday morning near Highways 94 and 188 in Potrero, and jumped from 5 acres to 1,500 acres in a matter of hours. A fire engineer, two firefighters, and

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CAR HITS GRAVEL TRUCK AND ROLLS ON THE YUCCA GRADE

A man escaped serious injury Thursday after his car rolled multiple times following a crash with a gravel truck. About 3:30 p.m., the unidentified driver in a four-door sedan collided with a gravel truck towing another trailer traveling eastbound on the Yucca Grade just below the top of the hill.

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WE CLARIFY A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING STORY

This clarification today, Yesterday, Z107.7 News reported the Morongo Valley Community Service District public hearing on the proposed budget would take place at the next regular CSD meeting this Tuesday at 7 p.m. To clarify, the board will choose a date for the next budget workshop at Tuesday’s meeting. A

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“FACTS AND FARCE” BRING A FULL HOUSE TO A MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET MEETING

In a demonstration of community interest rarely seen at a budget planning workshop, nearly 50 residents turned up at last night’s budget workshop at the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report … Empowered by last week’s defeat of the proposed Fire Tax, and hopped

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CALFIRE INVESTIGATING SECOND SUSPICIOUS FIRE IN A MONTH IN MORONGO VALLEY

CalFire officials are investigating a second suspicious fire in a month in Morongo Valley. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, multiple people stopped by and called the fire department just after 3:30 Monday afternoon to report a fire behind the basketball courts in Covington Park. Rarey said as

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BUDGET WORKSHOP TONIGHT

After unsuccessfully trying to get a fire tax passed, the Morongo Valley CSD Board will meet in a budget workshop session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. this evening. General Manager Donna Munoz and Fire

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SOLAR PANELS STOLEN FROM MORONGO VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Last fall, the Morongo Unified School board approved a contract with NextEra Energy Resources to install solar panels at 15 elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. The solar panels are projected to provide 80 percent of the energy needs for the school district and save the school district

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ANOTHER MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON THE MORONGO GRADE

Morongo Valley firefighters responded to their third motorcycle crash yesterday on the Morongo Grade in about two and a half weeks. About 9:43 a.m. Monday, a man in his 20s was riding a Kawasaki Ninja west on Highway 62 when he lost control near the bottom of the grade and

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN WAS ARRESTED ON WARRANTS

A Yucca Valley man was arrested early Thursday morning after a sharp-eyed CHP officer noticed him sitting in a car on the highway with the door open in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, the California Highway Patrol was driving westbound on Highway 62 near Highland Road in Morongo

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