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Homestead locals ask county to reject glamping resort

- Stacey Moore, Hi-Desert Star 04/20/2022
"The Homestead Valley Community Council is asking the county to require the more comprehensive environmental impact report, predicting it would disclose significant impacts on animals, plants and cultural resources."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Apr 20, 2022

HVCC Expresses Concerns Over "Glamping Proposal" in Flamingo Heights at March HVCC Meeting

- 03/25/2022
"Jim Harvey, president of the Homestead Valley Community Council, called the project misguided during a council meeting Monday. The county was getting ready to release environmental studies on the project and he was skeptical about whether the California Environmental Quality Act report would be done in good faith."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Mar 25, 2022

Z107.7 FM Radio features Homestead Valley Community Council and President Jim Harvey on the Up Close Show hosted by Gary Daigneault

- 02/11/2022
Jim talks with Gary about the challenges facing the rural areas and their collective needs (Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Landers, and Yucca Mesa). 
Listen to the full podcast here

County to revise vacation home rental rules

- 12/23/2021
“It is my theory that through enforcement and compliance, we can all live together with short-term vacation rentals,” Rowe said at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting in Yucca Mesa Monday. 
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Dec 23, 2021

Homestead Valley Community Council President Jim Harvey Named "Citizen Of The Year" by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept Morongo Basin Captain Lucas Niles

- 12/20/2021
At the December 20th HVCC meeting, Morongo Basin station Captain Lucas Niles announced HVCC President Jim Harvey as their choice for Citizen of the Year.
Listen to 107.7 FM Lead Story Dec 23, 2021
 
View Z107.7 FM Online Lead Story Dec 23, 2021  

View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Dec 22, 2021

County backs push to make 247 a scenic highway

- 12/15/2021
"The Scenic Highway 247 Committee, under the Homestead Valley Community Council, has been pushing for the designation since 2009."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Dec 15, 2021

Locals seek solution to mailbox strikes

- 11/17/2021
"Judy Laffoon stood up at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday to ask for suggestions on how to stop mailbox destruction and mail theft."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Nov 17, 2021

Third round of pot farm raids starts

- 09/22/2021
"Niles updated locals on Hammer Strike, the county sheriff’s ongoing operation to take down marijuana farms, during a Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, Sept. 20, in Landers."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Sep 22, 2021

Pot farm foes pin hopes on Newsom

- 09/22/2021
"With the legislation season over, leaders in the rural desert are encouraging residents to spark a call for an emergency session to pass harsher penalties for illegal marijuana cultivation. The main topic of the Homestead Valley Community Council Monday was again cannabis farms."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story Sep 22, 2021

Locals want to raze marijuana farms

- 06/25/2021
"Residents of the more remote areas of the Basin speaking at the Homestead Valley Community Council Monday told county officials they want faster, harsher punishments for suspected marijuana grows."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story June 25, 2021

Captain: No cartel ties in recent marijuana busts

- 05/19/2021
"Last week at the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council public meeting and last month at the Homestead Valley Community Council meeting, Niles provided community updates about the efforts of the marijuana eradication team based out of the Morongo Basin station."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story May 19, 2021

Neighbors protest 'glampsite' plan

- 04/21/2021
"Residents of Flamingo Heights shared their opposition to a developer’s proposal to build a restaurant, store and campsite with a landing pad for helicopters during the Homestead Valley Community Council Monday."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story April 21, 2021

Remote areas drowning in marijuana grows, locals say

- 04/21/2021
"Niles gave a report on cannabis farms at a Homestead Valley Community Council meeting Monday, April 19 — just a couple of days after sheriff’s deputies reported seizing 6 tons of marijuana plants at nine farms in Twentynine Palms and Desert Heights."
View Hi-Desert Star newspaper story April 21, 2021

A Resolution Approved By The Homestead Valley Community Council Supports Local, State, And Federal Law Enforcement -

07/20/2020
From the HVCC resolution: "HVCC rejects all calls to defund local, county, and state law enforcement agencies and instead calls for increased funding to counter the misguided and dangerous policies by lawmakers of no bail, mass jail release, and decriminalization that have made us all less safe." San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon sent HVCC a personal letter of appreciation.


Download the HVCC support for law enforcement here

Download the letter of appreciation HVCC received from Sheriff John McMahon

Listen to the Z107.7 FM radio news story here  (starts at 07:14 into the news audio)
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