WONDER VALLEY RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE

Recent concerns surrounding the future of fire protection services in Wonder Valley have sparked additional fears over the ability of residents in rural communities to get and keep homeowner’s insurance and mortgages. Wonder Valley residents recently learned more about the issue from an expert. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz gives the

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MORE GAS VENTING PLANNED FOR WONDER VALLEY

Southern California Gas says they will be venting more natural gas in Wonder Valley, but not much. Reporter David Haldane has more… SoCal gas plans to vent a natural gas pipeline near Wonder Valley today. The good news: Unlike earlier this month when another scheduled venting resulted in calls to

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FIRE PROTECTION AND INSURANCE IN WONDER VALLEY

The San Bernardino County Fire Department has four options regarding fire and emergency services in Wonder Valley. Many people have questions about how these options would affect homeowners’ insurance. A representative from the California Department of Insurance will give a presentation at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 1/2 Amboy

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TWO WONDER VALLEY HOMES BURN TO THE GROUND

Fire officials are investigating the cause of two fires that burned two Wonder Valley homes to the ground Sunday night just a few hours apart. Firefighters responded to multiple reports of the first single-story structure fire near Virginia and Meriweather Roads about 7:15 p.m., said San Bernardino County Fire spokesman

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NATURAL GAS RELEASES IN WONDER VALLEY

The roar and smell of escaping natural gas with no warning, but this time not in Porter Ranch, it is in Wonder Valley. Reporter David Haldane said residents east of Twentynine Palms can expect more… A loud roar accompanied by a dirty plume jetting into the sky. That’s how residents

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WONDER VALLEY MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN PICKUP TRUCK

A Wonder Valley man was arrested Sunday evening, accused of being in possession of a stolen pick-up truck. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to a home in the 5600 block of Godwin Road in Wonder Valley about 8:18 Sunday in response to information that a stolen truck was

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WONDER VALLEY MAN SHOOTS OFF TOE WITH SHOTGUN

A Wonder Valley man shot off his little toe with a shotgun Monday night while checking his property for intruders. The man, who was identified by Twentynine Palms firefighters only as being in his late 20s or early 30s, was driven to the Twentynine Palms fire station by his girlfriend

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WONDER VALLEY WOMAN ARRESTED ON WARRANT

A Wonder Valley woman suspected of forgery was arrested on a warrant Saturday. According to a Sheriff’s press release, when deputies arrived at a home in the 76300 block of Raymond Drive about 8:20 with a warrant to arrest Teala Campbell, 29, a woman matching Campbell’s description looked out the

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HALF A WATER TANK REPORTED STOLEN IN WONDER VALLEY

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of half of a water tank in Wonder Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man in the 87800 block of Amboy Road was notified that a water tank at his abandoned property had been cut in half, and the missing half was

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WONDER VALLEY SQUATTER ATTEMPTS TO RUN OVER MAN, ARRESTED

A Wonder Valley man who was squatting at a home was arrested Saturday after he tried to run over a man. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man went to check on a friend’s home in the 2500 block of Marks Road in Wonder Valley about noon Saturday when he

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WONDER VALLEY MEETING OUTLINES PAID-CALL FIRE PROGRAM

Wonder Valley residents will have an opportunity to learn more about fire and paramedic services at a meeting Saturday, January 23, at 10 a.m. James Brakebill, of the Copper Mountain College Fire Technology Program, will speak about the paid-call firefighter program, and ambulance and paramedic services. The meeting will be

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PART 3 OF 4 IN OUR LOOK BACK AT NEWS STORIES OF 2015

We continue our special series looking back on the biggest Z107.7 News stories of 2015. Today, in part 3 of 4, the Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, and Wonder Valley fire departments were also in the news this year. In Twentynine Palms, after years of trying—and failing—to get residents to approve

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A DOSE OF REALITY AT WONDER VALLEY FIRE MEETING

The topic of fire protection service in Wonder Valley swept community consciousness this fall when residents learned that the fire district operating there for about $35 per parcel annually has become unsustainable and that charges even 10 times that might not eve be sufficient. Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz says Saturday’s

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MAN ATTACKED, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN WONDER VALLEY DOG ATTACK

A man was seriously injured when a pack of dogs attacked him in Wonder Valley Wednesday evening. According to a Sheriff’s report, the man was walking near Barbara Lane and Valle Vista Road about 7 p.m. when three to five dogs attacked and mauled him. The man suffered severe injuries

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WONDER VALLEY FIRE TAX MEETING THIS SATURDAY

The community of Wonder Valley east of Twentynine Palms is part of San Bernardino County fire protection services, but tax revenues received are not nearly enough to cover the costs associated with either a two- or three-person fire crew at the Wonder Valley fire station. A county division chief will

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VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MUSIC VIDEO FILMING IN WONDER VALLEY NEXT WEEK

A Los Angles-based film company is looking for locals to appear in three music videos. Unpaid volunteers are sought to play patrons in a bar for videos featuring the crooner John Isaac Watters. Director Tony Nikolchev is looking for men and women, 30 years and older up to senior citizens

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WARMING FIRE IGNITES WONDER VALLEY CABIN

Firefighters were called to what was thought to be a structure fire in Wonder Valley early Saturday morning. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 a.m., a man who lived in a homestead cabin in the 7500 block of Pinto Mountain Road made a fire near the door, inside his

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DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS MEET SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owner’s Association will hold its bi-annual meeting Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms. On the agenda is a discussion of current water issues, a review of the bylaws, (bring your copy of the bylaws

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD GIVEAWAY LOCALLY MONDAY

The third Monday of September is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus Federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork 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, September

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MEET YOUR MAC, TODAY THERESA SITZ

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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