BIGHORN DESERT VIEW WATER AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Bighorn Desert View Water Board meets tonight. Reporter Cassie Zimarik checks the agenda… The Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency Board of Directors will be meeting tonight at 6 p.m. in regular session. On the agenda, the board will schedule their annual 2015 workshop, approve committee assignments, hear public comment, receive

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LANDERS AREA WATER WILL COME FROM BIGHORN AS OF JULY

On July 1, water coming out of the taps at more than 650 homes in the Landers area will be from Bighorn Desert View Water Agency. Yesterday, the Local Area Formation Commission, or LAFCO, unanimously approved the dissolution of the County’s Special District 70W-1 and annexation of more than 5,700

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LANDERS COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER 2 TODDLERS FOUND WANDERING

A Landers couple was arrested Tuesday after their two toddlers were found walking in the desert naked. According to a Sheriff’s report, a neighbor called the Sheriff’s Department at 11:42 a.m. to report that a 4-year-old boy was walking in the 60500 block of Lorraine Road in Landers without any

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FIVE ARRESTED AT DRUG LAB IN LANDERS

Five men were arrested Sunday morning, accused of operating a THC extraction drug lab. According to a Sheriff’s press release, deputies from the Morongo Basin station served a search warrant on a home in the 60200 block of Stearman Road in Landers shortly before noon Sunday. At the home, the

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LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION TOMORROW

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed tomorrow. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR BILLY CLUB AND DRUGS

A Yucca Valley woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after she was found with a billy club following a traffic stop in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw a black sedan driving erratically southbound on Belfield Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. The deputy stopped the car at Belfield and

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FREE SURPLUS FEDERAL FOOD TO BE DISTRIBUTED MONDAY

The third Monday of the month is the usual day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin, but in January, the food will be distributed on the second Monday. Reporter Diana Jones has the times and places… The Community Action Partnership of San

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MINOR EARTHQUAKE HITS LANDERS EARLY THIS MORNING

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake rattled the Landers area north of Yucca Valley early this morning. According to the U.S. Geologic Society, the 3.0 quake hit at 1:49 a.m. A USGS map shows it originated just north of Linn Road, east of Old Woman Springs, and was at a depth of

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OHV ENFORCEMENT OPERATION NETS FOUR TICKETS, 24 WARNINGS

January 2 and 3, a multi-agency Off-Highway Vehicle Enforcement operation took place throughout the Morongo Basin. The operation involved County Sheriff’s and Code Enforcement Officers. They targeted areas where high volumes of complaints about off highway vehicle activity have recently originated. The operation focused on the Yucca Mesa, Landers, Sunfair

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SERIAL BURGLAR ARRESTED AGAIN IN LANDERS BURGLARY

A man who was arrested twice in two days in October for burglary and pleaded guilty to both charges, was arrested again Saturday, along with a companion, accused of breaking into a residence in Landers. According to a Sheriff’s report, a resident in the 58300 block of Barter Road pulled

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLANNING SUCCESSFUL 2015

With a successful 2014 under their belt, The Historical Society is looking forward. Reporter Taylor Thacker looks at upcoming projects… The Morongo Basin Historical Society accomplished many goals in 2014, and they are looking to make 2015 just as productive. This year’s main project will be to highlight the history

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ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE ALTERED ALMOST 5,000 PETS IN 2014

The Animal Action League, which provides low-cost spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats in the Morongo Basin, altered 4,628 pets in 2014. The number of cats spayed and neutered was nearly equal between females and males, with 882 females and 818 males. For dogs, nearly 800 more females

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WINTER STORM BLAMED FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES, ROAD CLOSURES

The roads were a mess Wednesday, due to snow and black ice from Tuesday night’s winter storm that dropped up to 2 inches of snow in the region. A La Quinta man was killed Tuesday evening at Reche Road and Old Woman Springs Road. A big rig got stuck on

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SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY FOR LOW-COST VACCINATIONS, SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in January 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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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALE SATURDAY, DONATIONS SOUGHT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its market place and yard sale Saturday in Landers, January 3, from 9 to 2. The tables will be loaded with collectibles, vintage sheet music, jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, household goods, books, man-cave surprises, and more. The Historical Society is still accepting donations

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ONE MAN KILLED IN CRASH IN LANDERS TUESDAY EVENING

A 73-year-old La Quinta man was killed in a traffic collision Tuesday evening in Landers. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man, who has not yet been identified by the coroner, was driving a 2004 PT Cruiser westbound on Reche Road at about 45 to 55 miles per hour

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY SALE SATURDAY, DONATIONS SOUGHT

The Morongo Basin Historical Society will hold its market place and yard sale Saturday in Landers, January 3, from 9 to 2. The tables will be loaded with collectibles, vintage sheet music, jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses, household goods, books, man-cave surprises, and more. The Historical Society is still accepting donations

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LANDERS RESIDENTS TO PROTEST SOLAR PLANT AT SUPERVISORS MEETING

Landers residents say they plan to attend the January 6 meeting of the County Board of Supervisors to protest the Planning Commission’s approval of a 35-acre solar power project in their community. The Landers Association objects to the project of sPower of Salt Lake City planned for between Bowman Trail

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LANDERS MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING GIRLFRIEND’S CAR

A Landers man was arrested early Sunday morning after his girlfriend said he stole her car. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Bobby Bice, 21, was arguing with his girlfriend at her home in Johnson Valley, near Valley Vista and Old Woman Springs Road, about 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Yost

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