MARINES ANNOUNCE LARGE SCALE EXERCISES IN JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Three years ago, the Marine Corps announced that it would be conducting large-scale military exercises on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Johnson Valley. The Marine Corps had originally planned to hold the training exercises from August 1 to the 31. Under the shared-use agreement, public access

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LUCERNE VALLEY MAN KILLED IN 4TH OF JULY OFF-ROAD CRASH

An Independence Day death for a Lucerne Valley off-road rider. According to the county coroner’s office, Monday, July 4, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Antonio Contreras, a 28-year-old resident of Lucerne Valley, was operating a quad off-road vehicle in the area of Midway Avenue and Sunswept Drive in Lucerne Valley. For

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12-YEAR-OLD TWENTYNINE PALMS BOY HURT IN OFF-ROAD CRASH

A 12-year-old Twentynine Palms boy was injured in an off-road vehicle mishap Tuesday evening. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle in a vacant lot on Larrea Avenue, near Highway 62 about 5:20 p.m. The boy hit a berm and the vehicle overturned and landed

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OFF-ROAD SAFETY TIPS

With the warmer weather, the off-road bikes, quads and rails are coming out of their winter shelters. ROP broadcast student Cameron Critchfield has these off-road safety tips… Whether you like to ride off-road on a bike, quad or rail, you should always let someone know so if something happens, they

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS A CALL TO ARMS OPPOSING BLM OFF-ROAD ROUTES

The environmentalist-leaning Morongo Basin MAC met last night. Reporter David Haldane said the troops were exhorted to stop a BLM recreational off-road plan…

A packed meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council heard a call to arms Monday night. Their marching orders: respond to a plan by the Bureau

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SHERIFF TO CONDUCT OFF-ROAD PATROLS NEW YEARS WEEKEND

As a reminder over this New Year’s holiday weekend, many off-highway vehicle riders will be out enjoying their OHV’s in the Morongo Basin desert areas. This weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing citations if necessary.

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SHERIFF TO BE ON EXTRA OFF-ROAD VEHICLE PATROL THIS WEEKEND

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department has a reminder over this Christmas and New Year’s holiday season. Many off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders will be out riding their OHVs in the Morongo Basin desert areas and they will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing

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PUBLIC MEETING ON BLM OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE PLAN SATURDAY

The Alliance for Responsible Recreation will hold a public information hearing about the Western Mojave route management plan for off-highway vehicles Saturday, December 5. The meeting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 6213 East Parkway, in Joshua Tree. The meeting is an opportunity

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SHERIFF TO HAVE OHV ENFORCEMENT UNITS OUT THIS WEEKEND

As a reminder over this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, many off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders will be out riding their OHVs in the Morongo Basin desert areas. This holiday weekend, the Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Station will have OHV patrol units out meeting with riders and campers, educating them, and issuing citations if

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MARINES, BLM HOST MEETING SATURDAY ON USE OF JOHNSON VALLEY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the meeting, the Marine Corps will discuss its plans to conduct a

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MARINES PLAN MEETING TO DISCUSS JOHNSON VALLEY LAND USE

Local off-roaders who ride in the Johnson Valley off-road area can mark their calendars for November 21. Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a meeting about land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Johnson Valley Community Center, November 21 from 10

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SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-ROAD LAWS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin OHV Team would like to remind everyone this Fourth of July holiday weekend that they will be out utilizing dual-sport motorcycles and 4X4 vehicles on patrol enforcing OHV violations with the assistance of County Code Enforcement. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and

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WEST MOJAVE ROUTE DEADLINE APPROACHES

June 4 is the deadline for public comment on the “West Mojave Route Network Project Draft California Desert Conservation Plan Amendment and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the California Desert District,” or WEMO Route Project, for short. Reporter Dan Stork tells what the project is about, and how some

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JOSHUA TREE CLEAN TEAM OUT TOMORROW MORNING

With spring, out comes the off-road vehicles. ROP broadcast student Danny Bass says be sure to ride safely…

Many Morongo Basin residents enjoy riding off-road vehicles. Here are some safety tips from Dirt bike safety tips.com to keep you safe. Dirt bike safety is important whether you’re new to the

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SHERIFF’S SERGEANTS TALK ABOUT CHALLENGES IN ORV ENFORCEMENT

Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard told the Morongo Basin MAC and those at its Monday night meeting about the off-highway vehicle enforcement program of the Sheriff’s Department. Reporter Dan Stork says that the resources, methods, and challenges facing law enforcement were described…

Sergeant Millard explained that, given that OHV offenses are

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BLM REPORT SAYS ILLEGAL HOLIDAY OFF-ROADING OVERRAN OUR DESERT

A report from the Bureau of Land Management said some 30,000 off-road vehicles descended on the Mojave Desert over Thanksgiving weekend, and many went where they were not supposed to go. In his report, Ranger Patrick Chassie of the BLM’s Barstow Field Office said that a number of riders were

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SHERIFF AND FIRE OFFICIALS SAY “KING OF THE HAMMERS” SAFE, SUCCESSFUL

The “King of the Hammers” off-road competition came to close yesterday. Some 35,000 to 40,000 spectators came to “Hammertown” at the Johnson Valley off-road area north of Yucca Valley to see more than 415 teams race in a variety of competitions. The event saw praise from law enforcement and safety

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A “KING OF THE HAMMERS” REMINDER FROM THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the King of the Hammers off-road event in Johnson Valley is in full swing. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only and respect private lands. Several law enforcement agencies to include the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department,

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RIDE ORV RESPONSIBLY

If you’re planning on some fun off-road activities this weekend, Sara Snyder tells you how to ride responsibly… This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private property and public lands by riding responsibly. Make sure that

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KING OF THE HAMMERS COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY JANUARY 30

One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,” will be held in the nearby Johnson Valley off-road area. The ninth running of the King of the Hammers desert race and rock crawl takes place Friday, January 30, to Friday, February 6, at Means Dry

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