COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM FORMING IN MORONGO VALLEY

The community of Morongo Valley is forming an emergency response team. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells residents how to sign up… When it comes to major disasters, the question is not “if” but “when.” In Morongo Valley, some are planning for that eventuality by organizing a Community Emergency Response Team, or

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GOSPEL CONCERT IN YUCCA VALLEY SATURDAY NIGHT

The Seventh Day Adventist Church will hold a free gospel concert Saturday at 6 p.m. In addition to local talent, Pastor Curtis Wright—a world-class banjo player and fourth-generation musician—will be featured. Besides the banjo, Wright plays the violin, mandolin, harmonica, guitar and the Indian flute, and has played with Buck

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO SEEK TAX TO KEEP FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met in regular session last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board heard they have to raise taxes in order to keep the fire department… Last night in Morongo Valley, the Community Services District board directed General Manager Donna Munoz to draft a proposal for

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD SAYS GOODBYE TO CHUCK OSBORNE

It was 1995 when a bright-eyed 34-year-old Chuck Osborne first took the oath of office as a director for the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Tonight, the CSD honors Osborne’s 20 years of service. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community

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ELECTION RESULTS FOR BIGHORN WATER AND MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARDS

With all precincts reporting, fewer than 1,000 voters in Flamingo Heights, Landers and Morongo Valley went to the polls for yesterday’s elections. Their votes will be added to provisional and mail-in ballots for final, certified results. As it stands for the two open board seats at the Bighorn Desert View

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DOWNED POWER LINES CLOSE HIGHWAY LANES IN MORONGO VALLEY

Eastbound lanes of Highway 62 in Morongo Valley were closed for a couple hours early this morning due to downed power lines. Morongo Valley Fire Engineer George Partida said firefighters were called to the downed power lines near the intersection of Palo Verde and Highway 62 about 3:30 a.m. this

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS LEAD BIG MORONGO CANYON WALK TOMORROW

The Campaign for the California Desert is co-hosting a free walk through Big Morongo Canyon Preserve Thursday (November 5) morning. Led by a representative of the Wilderness Society, the moderate, one-way 5½ -mile will take about four hours and descend 1,000 feet as hikers walk on established trails, a desert

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SIGN UP FOR AN “OPERATION GOBBLE” TURKEY IN MORONGO VALLEY

Morongo Valley residents can sign up for free turkeys from “Operation Gobble.” Reporter Mike Lipsitz prepares the stuffing… For 25 years, Golden State Water Company in Morongo Valley has gifted turkeys to needy families at this time of year. The 2015 “Operation Gobble” starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, November

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PART 3 OF 3: WE MEET MORONGO VALLEY CSD CANDIDATE MATTHEW CAMPOS

The Morongo Valley Community Services District oversees the parks, street lights, and fire department in the unincorporated area on the west end of our Basin. On November 3, voters there must decide who among three candidates are best suited to fill two open seats on the CSD board. Assignment reporter

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WALK IN MORONGO VALLEY TONIGHT

This Halloween night, October 31, Morongo Valley children age 5 and above, are invited to meet at the Geeson Ball Field on Park Blvd. for a haunted Halloween walk. The evening walk starts at 6:30 p.m. Bring a small flashlight. No open-toe shoes and no dogs are permitted. Those who

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD CANDIDATES, PART 2 OF 3: JENNIFER LIEBERTZ

The Morongo Valley Community Services District oversees the parks, street lights, and fire department in the unincorporated area on the west end of our Basin. On November 3, voters there must decide who among three candidates are best suited to fill two open seats on the CSD board. Assignment reporter

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WE MEET MORONGO VALLEY CSD CANDIDATES, PART 1 OF 3: JOHNNY TOLBERT

The Morongo Valley Community Services District oversees the parks, street lights, and fire department in that unincorporated community at the west end of our Basin. On November 3, voters there will decide who among three candidates are best suited to fill two open seats on the CSD board. Assignment reporter

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN WALK IN MORONGO VALLEY SATURDAY

A haunted Halloween walk is planned for Halloween night at the Morongo Valley Fire Station. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… This Halloween night, October 31st Morongo Valley children age five and above are invited to meet at the Geeson Ball Field on Park Blvd. for a haunted Halloween walk. The

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR FROM 3 CANDIDATES FOR 2 OPEN

The Morongo Valley CSD will hear from their candidates before getting down to business tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District attendees will hear from each of the three candidates running for the two open seats on the

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BALLOTS ARRIVING IN MAIL BOXES FOR NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

Some Morongo Basin residents can expect to start receiving their mail ballots for the November election. The Yucca Valley airport district, Morongo Valley Community Services District, and Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency district will be holding elections November 3. Running for the Yucca Valley airport are Timothy Lewis and and Irvin

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SUPERVISORS BOOST MORONGO VALLEY, A VACANCY AND AN APPOINTMENT

At yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino, county leadership dispatched several items of business relevant to our Morongo Basin. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown… It should come as a big relief to Morongo Valley residents to learn that county supervisors agreed to loan a

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MORONGO VALLEY FINANCES: GOOD NEWS AND MAYBE NOT-SO-GOOD NEWS

Morongo Valley residents heard the results of a special study on the community service district’s finances. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said there was some good news, and some maybe not-so-good news…

Morongo Valley residents learned last night results of a Special Study of their Community Services District by the Local Agency

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD TO HEAR LAFCO FINDINGS TOMORROW

Reacting to complaints from a Morongo Valley CSD board member. LAFCO, the Local Agency Formation Commission, recently conducted an investigation in to the workings of the CSD. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says they will review their findings with the CSD Board tomorrow night… In August 2014, the Local Agency Formation Commission

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DRIVER ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURIES IN SINGLE-VEHICLE ROLLOVER CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY MONDAY

A man escaped serious injury following a single-vehicle rollover crash in Morongo Valley Monday afternoon. According to Morongo Valley Fire Captain Jeff Rarey, firefighters were notified of the crash at Highway 62 and Fox Trail about 3 p.m. by someone who walked into the station. The unidentified driver was traveling

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TWO INJURIES IN TWO SEPARATE CRASHES ON MORONGO GRADE SATURDAY

At least two people were injured in three separate crashes in 1 ½ hours on the Morongo Grade Saturday morning. The first crash happened at 9:28 a.m. Witnesses reported a dark gray Honda was weaving and passing vehicles in an unsafe manner as it was driving westbound down the grade.

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