NEW COUNTY FIRE BATTALION CHIEF COMING TO THE MORONGO BASIN

The Morongo Basin welcomes a new county fire battalion chief as of Monday, November 20. Battalion Chief Donnie Viloria has been a firefighter for 30 years, which includes 15 years with Newberry Springs and Fort Irwin, before joining the county fire department in 2002. Prior to his new assignment here,

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TWO INJURED, POWER OUT FOR HOURS, FOLLOWING SUSPECTED DUI ROLLOVER CRASH IN YUCCA MESA

Two people were injured, and power was out for hours, following a high-speed single-vehicle rollover crash in Yucca Mesa Saturday. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Simon Miller, Jeremy Roses, 28, of Yucca Valley, was driving his 2001 Dodge Durango southbound on Warren Vista Avenue about 5:15 p.m. Witnesses said

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POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TONIGHT

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association will hold their fall quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, October 25, at the Yucca Mesa Community Center. Association founder Charla Shamhart will be sharing poultry yard hacks to make it easier and less time-consuming to keep chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry. Meetings

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FINAL WEEKEND OF OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS

This is the final weekend of the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours. More than 135 artists will showcase their work at 85 locations throughout the Morongo Basin: Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley. Get your catalogs at local visitors

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OPEN STUDIO ART TOURS NEXT TWO WEEKENDS

For the next two weekends, local artists will entertain visitors in the annual Highway 62 Open Studios Art Tours. Managing editor Tami Roleff gets out her checkbook…

The annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours starts this weekend and continues next weekend. More than 135 artists will showcase their work

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COUNTY SUPERVISORS LOOK AT PIONEERTOWN PUMP STATION

A number of issues relevant to our Morongo Basin are on the agenda for tomorrow’s 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has the rundown…

Supervisors will likely approve item 8, the sale of 30 tax-defaulted properties. The Mojave Desert Land Trust aims to

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MESA FEST 2017 IS TODAY AND TONIGHT

Folks from all over the Basin are descending today on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an overview…

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MESA FEST 2017 THIS SATURDAY BENEFITS PARK PLAYGROUND

This Saturday, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an overview…

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GET READY FOR MESA FEST

Later this month, folks from all over the Basin will descend on the community of Yucca Mesa for Mesa Fest 2017, an all-day beer and music festival organized for one simple goal: to provide a children’s playground in that community; currently there is none. Reporter Mike Lipsitz brings us an

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MISS YUCCA VALLEY PAGEANT CONTESTANTS MEET MONDAY

Attention high school junior girls in Yucca Valley as well the unincorporated areas of Morongo Valley, Yucca Mesa, Landers, and Joshua Tree. The Miss Yucca Valley scholarship orientation is this Monday at 6 p.m. at Joshua Springs school in room f-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Applications are

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YUCCA MESA SPAGHETTI DINNER TONIGHT

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association is holding a fundraising spaghetti dinner tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., you can enjoy a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad, and a drink for $7, or $5 for kids 12 and under. Desserts and wine will be available for purchase. There will also be

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HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO MEET MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, August 21. On the agenda are updates on the hauled water ban, the Ord Mountain solar project and Siena solar project, as well as clean-up at Giant Rock, set for September 8. The council represents the communities of Yucca

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LIGHTNING STRIKE SETS JOSHUA TREE ON FIRE IN YUCCA MESA

A booming thunderstorm swept through the Morongo Basin last night, and lightning caused at least one fire. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said Yucca Mesa firefighters were called out at 2:40 a.m. for a Joshua tree on fire in a vacant lot in the 2900 block of La Habra.

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY

The Homestead Valley Community Council will hold its monthly meeting Monday, July 17. The council represents the communities of Yucca Mesa, Landers, Flamingo Heights, and Johnson Valley. Representatives from the Sheriff’s Department, as well as County Fire and CalFire will be in attendance. The meeting starts at 3 p.m. at

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HOMESTEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS SOLAR FIELDS

The Homestead Valley Community Council will discuss industrial solar fields at its next meeting. Participants will learn about proposed utility-scale solar fields and how to defend themselves against corporations that want to build solar fields next to their properties. The Homestead Valley Community Council represents residents of Yucca Mesa, Landers,

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FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN NORTH JOSHUA TREE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

A home in North Joshua Tree is a total loss following an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, Yucca Mesa, and Twentynine Palms were called to the fire in the 64800 block of Broadway at 4:15 a.m. County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Snow said the two-story

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13TH ANNUAL REACH OUT PARADE OF HOMES A BIG SUCCESS

Sunny skies smiled down on Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes Sunday. Edica Gonzalez says the fundraiser was a great success… Nearly 170 tickets were sold for Reach Out Morongo Basin’s 13th annual Parade of Homes, which featured two homes in Twentynine Palms, two homes in Joshua

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TRANSITION JOSHUA TREE MEETS SUNDAY

If you enjoy eating good food and meeting new people—and who doesn’t—reporter Mike Lipsitz has this report for anyone who enjoys these things and who wants to become more involved in their community…

Transition Joshua Tree holds its quarterly membership meeting and potluck this Sunday, February 12, from 5 to

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HI-DESERT HOMEGROWN POULTRY ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association holds its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25 at Yucca Mesa Community Center. Learn about different breeds of chickens, ducks and turkeys. Now is the time to start planning what breeds of poultry you will get for spring. Bring your questions about

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CHP INVESTIGATING YUCCA MESA CRASH

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash in Yucca Mesa Friday morning which resulted with an SUV on its side. About 8 a.m., rescue personnel were called to the intersection of Yucca Mesa Road and Forrest Avenue, where they found a dark-colored Ford SUV on its driver’s side on

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