TOMORROW IS THE CANDIDATE FILING DEADLINE LOCAL RACES

The deadline to file as a candidate for some local offices is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what is open and how to file… Friday, August 7 is the deadline for candidate filing for the November Consolidated Election. Several local board seats are open including two seats on the

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UPDATE: WIDESPREAD VERIZON OUTAGE HAS BEEN RESTORED

As of 3:53 this afternoon, it appears that all cellular and internet services, emergency services, as well as ATMs and credit card networks are back online. According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning.

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DAMAGED TRUNKLINE IN PALM SPRINGS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAJOR WIDESPREAD CELLULAR OUTAGE

According to San Bernardino County Fire Division Chief John Chamberlin, a trunkline was struck in the Palm Springs area at approximately 10:15 this morning. This is affecting all Verizon landline and cell service, including 911. The San Bernardino County Office of Emergency Services is in the process of making arrangements

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EDUCATION PLANNING AT COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TOMORROW

Copper Mountain College wants you to help it develop a long-term education master plan. It will hold a public meeting Tuesday, August 4, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. On Wednesday, August 5, CMC will hold another meeting from 6 to

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MORONGO BASIN LIVE THEATERS NET 59 DESERT STAR NOMINATIONS

The Community Theaters of the Morongo Basin have been recognized by the Desert Theatre League for a combined 59 Desert Star Award nominations for the 2014/2015 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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FRIENDS OF COVINGTON PARK FORMING IN MORONGO VALLEY

A centuries long symbol of intelligence, the owl is also revered for excellent night vision. There is no such thing as a flock of owls because when owls gather, it’s known as a “parliament.” Morongo Valley is seeking a parliament of sorts; they’re calling it, “Friends of Covington Park.” Reporter

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE OFFER LO-COST VACCINE AND MICROCHIP SERVICE

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in August 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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COMMUNITY YARD SALE IN MORONGO VALLEY TOMORROW

Morongo Valley residents will hold a community yard sale Saturday, July 25, from 7 to 2 at Covington Park, 11165 Vale Drive, next to Big Morongo Preserve. Local residents may participate at no charge.

MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD LOOKS AT MUNOZ’S CONTRACT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board met last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the salary of General Manger and County Supervisorial candidate Donna Munoz dominated the meeting… At last night’s meeting of the Morongo Valley Community Services District, directors took up the issue of the employment contract for General Manager Donna

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in Regular Session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda… In Morongo Valley, the Community Services District holds the now regular third Tuesday night meeting at 7 p.m. in the Covington Park Community Building multipurpose room. Tonight’s agenda includes the continued consideration of the

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CANDIDATE FILINGS NOW OPEN FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

Some area elected boards will be decided this November. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the time to file to be a candidate is now thought August 7…

Candidate filing is underway for the November 3, 2015, consolidated election and several local board seats are open. Two seats are open on the

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MORONGO VALLEY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

Staff from San Bernardino County’s Special Districts Water and Sanitation Department, serving Morongo Valley and Little Morongo, will hold an open house on Tuesday, July 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Covington Park. Department staff will be on hand discussing topics specific to that service

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TWO INJURED IN MORONGO VALLEY CRASH

Two people were injured during a two-vehicle crash in Morongo Valley Saturday afternoon. About 4:45 p.m., William Duke, 55, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord westbound on Highway 62. As he neared Bella Vista Drive, Dylan Roche, 38, of Morongo Valley made a left-hand turn to go

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VANDALS HIT MORONGO VALLEY'S COVINGTON PARK AGAIN

Vandals struck once again at Covington Park in Morongo Valley over the weekend. Community Services District General Manager Donna Munoz told Z107.7 News that vandals knocked over trash cans, wrote graffiti, and most disturbing of all, they knocked off and stole the snake head that was carved by artist Dan

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BURNS CANYON AND RIMROCK EVACUATED, THE LATEST ON THE LAKE FIRE

The San Bernardino County Fire Department ordered mandatory evacuations of Burns Canyon and the Rimrock areas about 10:00 p.m. last night. Pioneertown is now under a voluntary evacuation. Residents are concerned about the huge plumes of smoke coming from the Lake Fire near Morongo Valley and Pioneertown. A U.S. Forest

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A BUSY SATURDAY SET FOR MORONGO VALLEY

A busy day is planned in Morongo Valley this Saturday. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown on all the activities planned at the far west end of the Morongo Basin…

This will be a busy Saturday in Morongo Valley’s Covington Park. At 10 a.m. is the dedication of a monument

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MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ORDER FOR BURNS CANYON, RIMROCK AREAS

UPDATED AT 7 A.M. 6-25-15

The San Bernardino County Fire Department

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FIREFIGHTERS SAY “DON’T PANIC” OVER LAKE FIRE

Firefighters working on the 17,400-acre Lake Fire are optimistic; only 100 acres were added to the burn area Monday, and it’s now 30 percent contained. “The fire’s progressed actually very slowly. It hasn’t moved that much.” U.S. Forest Service Public Information Officer Chon Bribiescas explained why residents shouldn’t panic about

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FIGHT OVER CIGARETTE LEADS TO AN ARREST FOR MORONGO VALLEY MAN

A Morongo Valley man was arrested Monday evening after he hit another man because he wouldn’t give him a cigarette. According to a Sheriff’s report, Joseph Rodriguez, 36, went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail in Morongo Valley about 6:30 and asked the occupant for a

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GROWTH OF LAKE FIRE SLOWED SIGNIFICANTLY OVER WEEKEND

The growth of the Lake Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest slowed significantly over the weekend. After exploding to 10,000 acres in the first full day of the fire, the fire is now at 17,000 acres, or about 26 square miles, and is 19 percent contained. Nearly 2,000 firefighters

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