RAIN, FOG, RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTIPLE CRASHES IN MORONGO BASIN

Rain, low clouds, and fog are responsible for multiple crashes throughout the Morongo Basin yesterday and today. About 9 a.m., a Ford pick-up truck lost control and crashed on the Morongo Grade going eastbound, and ended up in the wash alongside the highway. The driver was taken to Desert Hospital

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MORONGO VALLEY WOMAN HELD AFTER THREATENING UNBORN BABY

A Morongo Valley woman was arrested after she threatened to kill her sister’s unborn baby Sunday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s report, Charrvone Moore, 22, went to her sister’s home in the 7400 block of Hope Trail in Yucca Valley about 3 p.m. Sunday. The sister told deputies that Moore

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$15,000 DOWN, $385,000 TO GO FOR MORONGO VALLEY FIRE ENGINE

Morongo Valley serves as the Gateway to the Morongo Basin, with thousands of vehicles passing through every day. The Morongo Valley Fire Department is the first on the scene for most crashes on the western end of Highway 62, but the town’s two fire engines are 13 and 24 years

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ROLLOVER ON THE MORONGO GRADE INJURES UNSECURED 3-YEAR-OLD

A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized with major injuries following a roll-over crash on the Morongo Grade Tuesday morning. According to a CHP press release, William Linares, 21, of Yucca Valley, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado westbound on Highway 62 on the Morongo Grade, east of Indian Canyon Drive at

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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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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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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD Board meets in special session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… The Morongo Valley Community Services District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 5:15 today. Among the items on the agenda are a closed session meeting in which it will negotiate

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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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GROVES CABIN THEATRE TO PRESENT TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

The Groves Cabin Theater is taking reservations for their next theatrical offering, a drama by Tennessee Williams. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details… “Suddenly Last Summer” is considered one of Tennessee Williams’ starkest and most poetic works. It’s opening at the Groves Cabin Theater at 8758 Desert Willow Trail in

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MORONGO VALLEY CSD BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Valley CSD has a full agenda this month. Reporter Dan Stork lists the topics… At its December 17 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Morongo Valley Community Services District has four items of new business: Board reorganization at the January meeting; volunteer of the year discussion and

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TWO ARRESTED IN MORONGO VALLEY WARRANT SEARCH

Two men were arrested Sunday during a warrant search in Morongo Valley. According to a Sheriff’s report, deputies went to a home in the 9300 block of Navajo Trail about 7:30 a.m. Deputies heard people inside the home, but no one answered the door. When the deputies forced the door

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FREE LUNCH FOR MORONGO VALLEY SENIORS TOMORROW

Morongo Valley seniors are invited to a free holiday luncheon Tuesday, December 16, at Covington Park in the Senior Nutrition Room. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Morongo Basin Transit will be providing bus service from Morongo Mobile Manor, Roadrunner and Valley View Mobile Home Parks.

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FREE FEDERAL SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The third Monday of December 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, December

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MORONGO VALLEY FIRE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW FIRE TRUCK

All the Morongo Valley Fire Department wants for Christmas is a new fire truck. The department currently has two fire engines, but both are old and continually breaking down. Its newest engine is 13 years old, and has had six break-downs in the past month. The back-up engine is 23

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FIRE AT ROADRUNNER MOBILE HOME PARK IN MORONGO VALLEY THURSDAY

A faulty electrical panel is blamed for a fire at the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park in Morongo Valley yesterday. Fire fighters from Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and CalFire responded to the fire called in at 11:44 a.m. By the time the homeowner had noticed the smoke, the fire had grown

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CHRISTMAS LIGHTINGS PLANNED IN JOSHUA TREE, MORONGO VALLEY, TWENTYNINE PALMS, AND YUCCA VALLEY

Holidays lightings are being planned in communities all around our Morongo Basin. The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to help light up their village and kick off the winter holidays in their seventh annual “The Stars Come Out in Joshua Tree” promotion. The merchants and any other star

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POWER OUTAGE AFFECTS 2,000 CUSTOMERS IN MORONGO VALLEY, YUCCA VALLEY

Nearly 2,000 customers were without power for two to three hours Sunday morning. Southern California Edison reports that the first outage was reported just after 10 a.m. for residents along Highway 62 from Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley. Power was restored for most customers about 12:30. High winds may have

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN MORONGO VALLEY INDENTIFIED

The coroner’s office has identified the Morongo Valley man who was hit and killed by a car as he was crossing the highway in Morongo Valley Monday evening. Shortly before 6 p.m., Arthur Dachroeden, 80, was in the highway’s westbound number one lane near Desert Willow Trail, when he was

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