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•The latest round of Operation Consequences led by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, saw a week of crime suppression ending February 2nd at targeted locations in Apple Valley and Yucca Valley in the High Desert as well as in Bloomington, Colton, Glendale, Redlands, San Bernardino, and Yucaipa down below.
Law enforcement officials at these locations served thirteen search warrants and contacted suspects, including gang members and persons prohibited from possessing firearms, sheriff’s officials said.
Investigators seized over thirty-seven pounds of suspected methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, as well as eight firearms, three of which were ghost guns.
They made a total of eighteen felony arrests.
Too bad there is such a market here for illegal drugs, but our heartfelt thanks to our sheriffs for their work.

• Early press releases announce the 77th annual San Bernardino County Fair, scheduled from 2:00-10:00 p.m. on the weekends of May 25-27 and May 31-June 2.
They list an extensive number and variety of attractions from monster truck show, demolition derby, bull riding, lots of games and carnival rides, plus Fair food including, of course, cotton candy and hot dogs.
At the bottom of this long list: “Future Farmers of America will also showcase livestock animals and host the Junior Livestock Auction on June 1st.”
This catches our attention in Johnson Valley, as we are included in the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, and their students have had the privilege of becoming FFA members since 1994.
FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. We know LVUSD members are participating in fair events; stay tuned as we hear about all their preparation and activities at the event.

• Mark your calendar: Saturday evening, March 2nd, is the Johnson Valley traditional Corned Beef Dinner, 15.00 per person including one beer or soda (additional beer 3.00).
Kids 12 and under plate 10.00. Doors open 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:00.

• Big Bear Eagle Nest Watch continues, waiting for the three eggs to hatch. Jackie stays on the nest when the weather is severe, but her mate Shadow now trades places with her, after bringing more nest materials, plus fish and other prey for Jackie.
To see and hear Jackie and Shadow, and wildlife in the forests above Big Bear Lake, join the watchers at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4-L2nfGcuE
This live feed is owned and operated by Friends of Big Bear Valley, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Pip watch begins on February 21st, the first alert for hatching eaglets.
Several YouTube videos highlight the nest activities, also

Marines request: This is a reminder that the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is closed now through Tuesday, February 27th for military training. To disseminate closure information to the widest audience possible, we request that you share this with your distribution lists or groups that may benefit. I have attached a flyer with closure information and schedule, an information sheet on alternative areas to off-road, and information on our new text alert program. It is also extremely helpful if you can share our most recent Facebook post (@GEA29Palms).
The Marine Corps would like to thank you for your continued support.

Closure periods include the time required to ensure the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to conducting military training and to confirm the land is safe for public access before reopening.

The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area is unaffected by the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area closures and remains open to the public for recreation and off-roading. Recreationists are also encouraged to explore other nearby off-roading areas including Stoddard Valley OHV Area and Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area when the Johnson Valley Shared Use Area is closed.

The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will also be closed for military training on the following dates:
August 15-26, 2024
February 13-24, 2025
August 14-25, 2025

For additional information and updates, including a map of the area depicting Combat Center and Johnson Valley Shared Use Area boundaries, please visit:   http://www.29palms.marines.mil/johnsonvalley/.

Questions or inquiries may be directed to the Resource Management Group by emailing the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at:

To new readers: the JV NEWS e-mails expand on items published in the neighborhood column in the online Hi-Desert Star. Other notices of particular interest to Johnson Valley residents and property owners also circulate to this list.

If you don’t want to receive these notices, please reply and tell me to remove your name.
The mailing address is:
50567A Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

Directions to the Community Center:
From Hwy 247, between mile markers 21 and 22, turn onto Larrea Road and go 1-3/4 miles up to Quailbush Rd. The Community Center is on your left at the corner.

• Saturday Breakfast: every week, 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Lots of delicious choices, still reasonably priced, with the never-empty coffee cup!
Great Gift Idea: the history of cowboy days, Heart Bar Ranch and Johnson Valley Neighbors, by early homesteader and historian Martha Coutant. 20.00 at the Community Center, sales tax included. Cash, check, or credit card accepted.
See what’s new, or donate gently-used items for the New-To-You Table
(Most items are not priced. Donate whatever you want to pay for items you want to buy).
All prices include Sales Tax.

• Johnson Valley Journal: The Journal will be mailed to all members quarterly.

• HVCC: The Johnson Valley Improvement Association is one of the four associations in the unincorporated communities that established the grassroots organization, the Homestead Valley Community Council.
HVCC circulates information among JVIA members and other JV residents and property owners. Citizens present issues in the meetings, the Council follows up with them with federal, state, or county officials. Our County Supervisor Dawn Rowe usually attends HVCC as well as other local meetings.

See HVCC Actions and Comments, as well as meeting dates and agendas on http://homesteadvalleycc.org   HVCC usually meets at 3:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. Next meeting date to be announced. We hope soon.

JVIA is the only community that currently has a full roster of delegates to attend HVCC meetings. Unfortunately, Flamingo Heights, Landers, and Yucca Mesa do not attend.

The campaign for Scenic Highway 247 is conducted by a committee in the HVCC. See documents and the Visual Assessment on the website-in-progress www.scenichighway247.



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Betty Munson
c/o Ship-It-Shop
51720 Hacienda Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

By Betty Munson

Betty Munson c/o Ship-It-Shop 51720 Hacienda Rd. Johnson Valley CA 92285

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