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San Miguel Island Closure Irks Officials

By   /  July 18, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  No Comments

When the Navy closed San Miguel Island in April for the first time in 50 years, officials said it was to look for old, unexploded bombs that were dropped on the wind-whipped crag of rock when it was a military test range. The National Park Service (NPS), longtime steward of the island’s treasure trove of […]

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CZ Ron Aldrich, 62, A man for the times

By   /  July 2, 2014  /  29 Palms, OHV Issues  /  1 Comment

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CZ Ron Aldrich passed away Monday night from a massive heart attack. Ron was one of the founders of the CZ Club here on the west coast and was one of the guy’s that started vintage racing as we know it out here way before AHRMA came into existence. There are many of us who […]

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Johnson Valley Report: King of the Hammers

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  General Posts, Johnson Valley, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

2-10-12  #65  Car of the King (winner)  of the Hammers 2012.

The King of the Hammers off-road competition, billed as the ultimate desert race, began here in Johnson Valley and has spread its mystique across the country and over the oceans. Competition. It’s a bad word to the unmotivated or unsuccessful, who say it begets low self-esteem. Maybe it does for some. But competition among self-motivated […]

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From Our Friends in Johnson Valley: Solar Seminar June 18

By   /  June 17, 2014  /  Feature, Johnson Valley, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

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Talking about installing a solar system for the Community Center and the Fire Station has been going on for years. The discussion is becoming even more timely as the costs of electric power climb and the costs of solar go down.The invitation to several solar companies for a meeting tomorrow afternoon is to educate us […]

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Yamaha Expands GRANT Program: Outdoor Access Initiative 
Reaches Broader OHV User Community

By   /  June 8, 2014  /  Environment, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

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Awards for First Quarter Represent OHV Interests in Farming, Hunting and Land Stewardship Alongside Motorized Recreation Enthusiasts CYPRESS, Calif. – May 29, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., announces the expanded platform for its GRANT (Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails) program, along with a new name: Outdoor Access Initiative. Designed to extend support to off-highway […]

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Marshall Lewis Winn, 31

By   /  May 25, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  4 Comments

On 05/24/14, at about 9:30 AM, Marshall Lewis Winn, a 31 year-old resident of Lakeside, was riding his off-road motorcycle in the open desert area. When he did not return, family and friends went out looking for him. Family and friends found him unresponsive next to his motorcycle in the open desert area near the […]

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January 14, 2010-Klasky Stalks Cactus Thorns Publisher

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  News, OHV Issues  /  5 Comments

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(REDUX:Oringinal post: January 2010)-This was sent to the President of Friends of Giant Rock. ——— Original Message ———- From: “Philip M. Klasky” <pklasky@igc.org> To: ray@friendsofgiantrock.com Subject: Dan O’Brien Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:47:39 -0800 Ray – As a matter of clarification, is Dan O’Brien a member of FOGR? On your web site it indicates […]

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FOGR Post from January 2010

By   /  May 19, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  1 Comment

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(ORIGINAL POST: January 2010)-After three years of continuous effort by your dedicated staff it appears that the invasive and unnecessary Staging permit portion of ordinance may be removed. With the rest of the ordinance in place code enforcement will continue to take the lead along with the sheriff to enforce violations of nuisance, disturbing the […]

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REDUX: January 2010-Off Roading Legacy is worth fighting for

By   /  May 18, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  7 Comments

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(Originally posted January 2010)-29 Palms Off Roaders have a wonderful and long history of homesteading and public service. From the very first homesteaders off-roading was a not only a way to get from point A to point B but the only way many could get into the basin. The Off-Road Legacy is heralded in murals […]

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Johnson Valley OHV Report: Part II

By   /  May 18, 2014  /  OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

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Johnson Valley, Ca.,-Betty Munson attended the May 7th meeting with the BLM and the USMC regarding the shared-use of the Johnson Valley Off-Road area. She writes: For those who might stray over the new Marine Base borders:The “triangle” in the north is connected to the western exclusive public access by a road. It is counted […]

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Johnson Valley Report on BLM Meeting

By   /  May 12, 2014  /  Feature, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

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  Johnson Valley, Ca.-Betty Munson attended the joint meeting of the BLM and Marines to discuss the off road sharing of the popular site. Here is Part 1 of her report: So, how do you prevent trespass onto 79,000 acres of Marine Base that until recently was set aside for off-highway recreational use? Joe Public […]

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Angry Citizens Protest Ride ATV’s on BLM Land: Cliven Bundy II ?

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Feature, OHV Issues  /  2 Comments

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LA Times.com-This eye-blink of a town in the state’s scenic southeastern corner bills itself as the “Gateway to Adventure.” But this weekend it promises to be more like a launchpad for civil unrest. A band of angry citizens plans to ride all-terrain vehicles onto closed-off, federally managed public land Saturday in protest against the federal […]

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Marines, Off-roaders Compromise over area near Twentynine Palms

By   /  May 10, 2014  /  Feature, OHV Issues  /  Comments Off

Stay off the Base

LATimes.com-A near decade-long dispute between the Marine Corps and off-road vehicle enthusiasts over a rocky patch of desert west of the base at Twentynine Palms has ended in a compromise brokered by Congress. Neither side got all it wanted in the tussle over the nearly 200,000 acres of forbidding Johnson Valley — a place of rugged beauty that […]

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2010 Redux-Hi-Desert Star: OHV Permit under the Ax

By   /  May 8, 2014  /  News, OHV Issues  /  2 Comments

Hi-Desert Star > News > OHV permit under the ax SAN BERNARDINO — A requirement that 10 or more people gathering to go off-roading on private property must obtain a $155 permit could be erased from county code. It’s a change that is earning approval from off-road advocates and anger from groups like Community Off-road […]

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