2,000 MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND IN SIX ILLEGAL GROWS IN JOSHUA TREE AND LANDERS

Narcotics officers and Sheriff’s deputies seized more than 2,000 marijuana plants, and arrested eleven people Wednesday during raids on six illegal marijuana grows in Joshua Tree and Landers. Detectives served search warrants on the illegal grows after watching the locations for several weeks. The plants were found in fenced-in areas

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VINTAGE FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH “JEPOARDY” SATURDAY

This coming Saturday will be the final showing for this year’s Vintage Film Festival in Landers. Reporter Cara Conway invites you out to see “Jeopardy”…. John Sturges’ 1953 suspense film “Jeopardy” will be the closing feature for the Saturday night at the movies Vintage Film Festival on August 23 at

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MILD EARTHQUAKE RATTLES THE LANDERS AREA LAST NIGHT

A light earthquake rattled the Landers area last night. Sheriff’s dispatchers said there were no reports of damage or other problems. The magnitude-3.8 quake struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday, in a sparsely settled area near Happy Trail and Adams Road, roughly 1 1/2 miles northeast of 247 and Linn Road,

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of August 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, August

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM MARKETPLACE SET TO REOPEN

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Museum Marketplace resumes Saturday, September 6, at the museum in Landers. Vendors who are interested in being a part of the marketplace should contact Laurie at 760-363-6681 or jrcs7599@roadrunner.com. Artisans, crafters, collectors wanting to downsize or people wanting to de-clutter are welcome. In addition, the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

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18-YEAR-OLD LANDERS MAN ARRESTED IN RAPE OF 15-YEAR-OLD

A Landers man was arrested Thursday afternoon, accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Sheriff’s investigators say, the girl’s father reported that his daughter had been raped about three weeks ago, and identified the suspect as Johnny Alaniz, 18. Deputy Shauna Ables contacted Alaniz at his home, and obtained evidence to

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OFF-ROAD INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS IN LANDERS AND WONDER VALLEY

A cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management Barstow office and Community ORV Watch has resulted in guides to Off-Highway Vehicle routes and rules—on the highway. Reporter Dan Stork went to Landers take a look at one of the new displays…

Community member Peggy Kennedy and BLM Barstow

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ORV INFORMATIONAL KIOSKS INSTALLED TODAY

The Barstow office of the BLM is installing informational kiosks today with a detailed map of the area and a list of relevant laws regarding off-road vehicle recreation in Landers (at Highway 247 and Reche Road) and at Gold Crown (off of Highway 62 in Wonder Valley). The kiosks are

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LANDERS COUPLE ACCUSED OF FELONY CHILD NEGLECT

A Landers couple was arrested Thursday, accused of felony child neglect. According to a Sheriff’s spokesman, deputies went to a home in the 56800 block of Marquita Thursday afternoon on another matter. When they entered the home of Fredrick Gange, 59, and Joanne Gange, 52, they discovered there was no

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NON-PROFITS SOUGHT FOR 19TH ANNUAL ORCHID FESTIVAL

The Yucca Valley Sunset Rotary Club is making plans for the 19th Annual Orchid Festival in Landers October 4-5. The service club is now accepting registrations from local charities who would like to either have an informational booth or a fundraising booth at the event. There is no charge for

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INTEGRATRON METEOR VIEWING BENEFITS MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST

Next Saturday, August 9, the Integratron in Landers hosts the 8th Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party The event is a benefit for the Mojave Desert Land Trust and will run from 7:00 p.m. until midnight. Overnight camping is available. The Perseids sometimes peak at 50 per hour. Attendees will

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO SHOW MOVIE UNDER THE STARS SATURDAY

A Classic 50’s Comedy, shot mostly here in our Morongo Basin, will be shown this Saturday Night in Landers. Assignment Reporter Cara Conway invites you to see…… Stanley Kramer’s 1963 comedy film, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” will be playing Saturday, July 26, at the Morongo Basin Historical

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BDVWA AGENCY BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Big Horn Desert View Water Agency will meet in regular session tonight. Reporter Taylor Thacker says the Board will look at delinquent accounts……. The Bighorn Desert View Water Agency will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 22nd, starting at 6:00pm. At this meeting, the board will first have

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FREE FEDERAL FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of July 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, July

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LANDERS MAN HELD FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

A Landers man is behind bars, accused of assaulting an acquaintance early Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Matt Yost, Daniel Grebic, 27, met a transient woman at a methadone clinic in Palm Springs. The woman spent the night at an RV trailer at Grebic’s home in the 1500 block

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MAN WALKS AWAY WITH SCRATCH AFTER ROLL-OVER CRASH IN LANDERS

A man walked away with just a scratch after his car rolled over Saturday afternoon in Landers. About 5:30, the unidentified driver was traveling on Old Woman Springs Road near Napa when the car drifted off the edge of the road and rolled over into the desert. Bystanders helped the

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Z107.7 RADIO CELEBRATES 25 YEARS—AND YOU’RE INVITED

On July 15, 2014, KCDZ-FM radio, or Z107.7 FM, will celebrate an amazing 25 years of uninterrupted service. Since seven seconds after 1:07 p.m. July 15, 1989, Z107.7 has been continuously operating and has been an intrinsic part of the incredible changes, challenges, and progress in our beautiful, remarkable, and

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CAR FIRE IN LANDERS YESTERDAY

A second car fire in as many days, this time in Landers. About 8:30 p.m. last night, Yucca Mesa fire fighters found a Toyota Camry fully involved in flames at Avalon Avenue near Luna Vista. The driver had apparently abandoned the car when it caught fire, as there was no

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FIREWORKS JULY 3 IN LANDERS, JULY 4 IN YUCCA VALLEY AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Get warmed up for the Fourth of July fireworks by going to see the Third of July fireworks in Landers. The fireworks will be held at Homestead Valley Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Preferred parking is $5. No outside food or beverages

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