MORONGO VALLEY MAN ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH HOMEMADE GUN

A Morongo Valley man shot himself in the leg Sunday with a homemade shotgun. According to Sheriff’s reports, Michael Oneal, 31, of the 11000 block of Cholla Avenue, was making the shotgun out of pipes in his garage about 1:30 p.m. While trying to see if the pipes would fit,

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LAFCO SCRUTINIZING MORONGO VALLEY CSD

Morongo Valley’s Community Services District is a county-sanctioned form of local government in charge of street lights, parks, and the fire department in this unincorporated area, services that would otherwise be provided by the county. Compared to the county, the CSD is thought to offer more consistent, more responsive service,

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4-H CLUB OPEN HOUSE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

A 4-H Club open house is set for tomorrow in Morongo Valley. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation… The Hi-Desert Dust Devils 4-H Club is geared up to show Morongo Basin families their very best at an open house this Saturday. It’s a day of activities for the whole family

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WOMAN SUFFERS MINOR INJURY IN CAR VERSUS POWER POLE CRASH IN MORONGO VALLEY

A woman suffered only minimal injuries following a crash in Morongo Valley last night. Just after 11 p.m., the woman was driving a cross-over SUV-type vehicle westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons, the car left the road and crashed into a power pole at Big Morongo Canyon Road.

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE TOMORROW

A huge, community-wide yard sale is set for Morongo Valley tomorrow, Reporter Mike Lipsitz says come on down to Covington Park… Trash collectors and treasure hunters will want to head to Morongo Valley’s community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. That’s when all of

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OWNER OF MORONGO VALLEY PET RESCUE CHARGED WITH 21 COUNTS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY

The owner of a Morongo Valley rescue organization for senior, abandoned, or abused dogs was arrested Monday, accused of animal neglect. In June, San Bernardino County animal control officers seized 180 dogs and cats from Stephen Caro, 60, who ran the Paws Pet Ranch, at 9333 Bella Vista Drive in

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MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

Finalizing the budget is the main item on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz fills in the rest of the meeting’s agenda… At tonight’s regular 7:00 p.m. meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, the board is expected to adopt

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CANDIDATES FOR YUCCA VALLEY, SCHOOL BOARD, HEALTHCARE DISTRICT, COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

The deadline to file for a seat on the Yucca Valley Town Council has also been extended, since incumbent George Huntington is not seeking re-election. So far, four candidates have filed papers with the county elections office to run for two open seats on the Yucca Valley Town Council. Those

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DESERT THEATER LEAGUE NOMINATIONS FOR FOUR AREA THEATER COMPANIES

The community theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for more than 100 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2015/2016 theater season. The awards cover the entire Coachella Valley and include both the Hi- and Low-Desert theaters. Twentynine Palms’ Theatre 29, Joshua Trees’ Hi-Desert

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ANIMALS SEIZED FROM MORONGO VALLEY PROPERTY NOW AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

In June, county animal control officers seized about 180 animals that were being housed on a property in Morongo Valley. Stephen Caro, who owned the Paws Rescue Ranch and most of the animals at 9333 Belle Vista Drive, describes the ranch as a sanctuary for senior, abandoned, abused, and neglected

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BEARS SPOTTED IN COVINGTON PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY

A family of bears have been causing some concern at Covington Park in Morongo valley. Reporter Tami Roleff tells you what to do if you have a close encounter of the bear kind… A momma bear and at least one cub have been spotted in Covington Park in Morongo Valley.

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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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