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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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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MORONGO VALLEY CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT FIRE DEPARTMENT

A casino night fundraiser in Morongo Valley tomorrow will benefit the Fire Department. Reporter Mike Lipsitz puts it all on red… Attention high rollers, card sharks, lucky beginners and everyone in between. Dust off your good luck charms. This Saturday, June 4, is casino night in the Covington Park multipurpose

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MORONGO VALLEY PLAGUED BY VANDALS AND BURGLARS

Just after midnight Friday, security cameras at the Morongo Valley fruit market caught two men who were breaking into the water dispenser machine outside the store. And also that night, a mirror was broken off a postal truck at the post office, next door to the fruit market. The previous

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LOW-COST ANIMAL SERVICES OFFERED LOCALLY BY ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in June 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 PARCEL TAX SUBJECT OF THE Z107.7 “UP CLOSE” SHOW TOMORROW

Members of the Morongo Valley Citizens’ Fire Committee will be on the Up-Close show tomorrow (Friday, May 27). The Community Services District has proposed a flat $350 annual per parcel fee which they say would, among other services, keep the Morongo Valley Fire Department operational at current service levels. Voters

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MORONGO VALLEY THE TARGET OF BURGLARS AND VANDALS

Burglars and vandals targeted vehicles in Morongo Valley over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, residents in the 11000 block of San Jacinto Street, 11000 block of Coronado Drive, 11000 block of Knobb Avenue, and 49400 block of Mojave Drive reported Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that their vehicles had been

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TWO MOTORCYCLISTS INJURED IN CRASH ON MORONGO GRADE

One motorcyclist died, and another was injured, in a crash on the Morongo Grade Thursday night. At about 6:39 p.m., Blake Creel, 20, of Twentynine Palms was riding a 2004 Yamaha R6 westbound on State Route 62 in the right lane, east of North Indian Canyon. Jared Patrick, 20, also

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD DISCUSSES AUDIT, PROPOSED PARCEL TAX

The Morongo Valley CSD board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says an audit and a proposed parcel tax dominated the meeting… At last night’s board meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District there was extended discussion concerning the complexities and costs of performing an annual audit, then directors

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR FIRE AND TAX COMMITTEE UPDATES

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will get a fire department presentation and an update from the fire tax committee, among other items… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board will hear a presentation

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ONLINE GAMING FEUD RESULTS IN ASSAULT, VANDALISM ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A feud between two men over their online gaming consoles escalated and resulted in the arrest of a Morongo Valley man for assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday morning According to the Sheriff’s Department, Steven Ingersoll, 24, and the other man had been engaging in mutual text message harassment

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A BUSY WEEKEND FOR AREA THIEVES

Thieves were busy over the weekend. According to Sheriff’s reports, thieves stole a travel trailer, a trailer, and a golf cart from Landers, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley. The travel trailer, which had flat tires and broken windows, was reported stolen 11:30 Saturday morning from a home in the 3000

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