SHERIFF’S DESERT RUN OFF-ROAD EVENT STARTS TOMORROW

The annual “Desert Run” fund-raiser to support the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers is planned for Friday through Sunday. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you how to sign-up… It’s that time of year again when the Morongo Basin Search and Rescue team is holding its family-friendly, off-road fundraiser at Means

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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT GRANT APPROVED

Off-highway vehicle, or OHV, enthusiasts have more reason than ever to ride safe and obey the law when they set out to follow their passion in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz sticks to the approved trails for this report… County supervisors yesterday approved a grant for off-highway vehicle related

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Landers woman killed in off-road vehicle crash.

A Landers woman was killed Saturday in an off-road vehicle accident. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the 2800 block of Shawnee Trail in Landers about 1:05 p.m. for a report of a missing woman. Rhea Mears, 64, had gone out riding her 2003 Honda Sportrax quad

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MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED SUNDAY IN ATV VS TRUCK CRASH IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

A 22-year-old man was seriously injured when his off-road-vehicle hit a truck Sunday afternoon. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the man, who was not identified, was riding his ATV eastbound on Sun Valley Drive in Twentynine Palms about 1:30 p.m. As he approached the intersection with Bagley Avenue, a pick-up

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

Here with some reminders for ORV riders is staff reporter Sara Snyder…

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 your actions do not ruin the

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MARINE CORPS TO TAKE OVER JOHNSON VALLEY IN AUGUST

Four 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 plans to hold the training exercises August 1-30. Under the shared-use agreement, public access to the BLM land is prohibited

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK APPLIES FOR OHV ENFORCEMENT GRANT

Unauthorized or illegal off-highway vehicle use in Joshua Tree National Park negatively impacts wildlife, vegetation, cultural resources, and other ecological processes in the park. Often, the damage comes from inadvertent incursions because riders have no way of knowing they have crossed a park boundary. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us about

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RIDE ORVS RESPONSIBLY

An increase in the use of off-road vehicles is expected at this time of year. Reporter Sara Snyder has some reminders for riders…

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

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A REMINDER ON THE RULES FOR RIDING OFF-ROAD VEHICLES LOCALLY

With the holidays come holiday visitors, and with visitors come increased use of off-road vehicles in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Sara Snyder has this reminder to ORV users…

This time of year, the Morongo Basin will experience an increase in off-road activity and illegal trespass. Riders need to respect private

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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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