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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SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH BACKS UP TRAFFIC ON MORONGO GRADE

A single vehicle traffic crash on the Morongo Grade backed up traffic for about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon. Morongo Valley Fire Chief Jock Johnson said about 4:20 p.m., a vehicle going up the grade crashed into the concrete center divider at the county line, and then careened into the metal

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD VOTES TO PUT $350 FLAT PARCEL TAX ON THE BALLOT

Last night in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District board approved a plan to put a flat tax proposal to voters this June. The proposed annual $350 per parcel tax must win a two-thirds majority to pass. If approved, it would replace the current property assessment. Revenue generated would be

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

The Groves Cabin Theater of Morongo Valley is now taking reservations for the drama, “The Seahorse.” Reporter Rebecca Havely shares how to reserve your tickets… “The Sea Horse,” a drama by Edward J. Moore, is in rehearsals now at the Groves Cabin Theater in Morongo Valley. Director Abe Daniels has

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD LOOKS AT FIRE TAX AND A BUDGET REVIEW TONIGHT

At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to review the final fire tax proposal and vote on bringing it to Morongo Valley voters in June. Among other items on tonight’s agenda, the board will receive a mid-year budget review, and present

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PARADE OF HOMES INCLUDES MORONGO VALLEY HORSE RANCH

All homes have been selected for the 12th annual Parade of Homes tour, sponsored by Reach Out Morongo Basin. The Parade of Homes is Reach Out’s biggest fund-raiser of the year, which brings in thousands of dollars for its neighbors-helping-neighbors programs. This year’s tour features homes from Morongo Valley to

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO ASK FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT GRANT TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz a grant application for fire equipment is on the docket… The Morongo Valley Community Services District meets tonight in special session in order to discuss terms and conditions for the possible submission of a grant. If awarded, the

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