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Friends of Giant Rock poker run last weekend was a huge success. Prez- Chris Miller gave a not to short speech about FOGR objectives and poker run rules, and I use the word rules with tongue in cheek. Mark Howlett from Partnership for Johnson Valley gave a somewhat briefer update on Military Expansion-Mother Roads Monument proposal by Feinstein and CWC California Wilderness Coalition proposal of 11 additional land grabs. (More info on PFJV.org) Catching organizers by surprise, 92 gamblers took to the trails with family and friends in tow.
In a county called San Bernardino we are experiencing violations of human rights. We have had residents cited and found guilty in a court of law for riding on their own private 53 acres in the desert because more than nine family members were present on the property. (Ord. 3973-28.0404) We also have an 83 year old resident who was fined and found guilty for riding his quad on private undeveloped and non posted property. (Ord. 3973-28.0403) Just one more, a man was cited for riding an OHV on a dirt road in front of a family cabin in the desert.
I attended a interesting meeting on Wednesday set by 29 Palms city wanting to discuss the issue of establishing or designating trails or routes and staging points that would interconnect and provide legal access to these OFF ROAD areas that would not be offensive to residents.
Take your e-waste to Burrtec Waste Inc.
Where: On the corner of Hwy. 247 and Buena Vista
When: Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Free Disposal of:
Computer Monitors, Hard Drives, Computer Printers, Televisions, Microwaves, VCR and DVD Players, Cell Phones w/batteries, CD, Cassette and Record Players, Stereos, Electronic Keyboards, Graphic Boards, Cable Boxes, Satellite Dishes and Typewriters.
>>> All of the above items are not disposable at the landfills<<<
>>Free Tire Disposal<<
Where: At the Fire Station on Winters Rd. (Turn at the Copper Mtn. Mesa Assoc. billboard on the corner of Border Rd. and Winters Rd. Go about %miles on Winters Rd. to the Fire Station).
When: The first and second Saturday of each month, 8:00AM-12:00PM
>>> Tires must be off the rim<<<
>>> No tractor or semi tires<<<
There is a dedicated committee in 29 Palms working to make walking trails, equestrian trails, bicycle trails and yes --- Off-Highway Vehicle trails!!!, a reality. --- It's the good folks with the "29 Palms Community Trails Program" and they've done some very serious work already. They are asking now for your input. Opportunity knocks. They want to know what you want. They want to know what you think is needed.
Friends of Giant Rock have been aligning themselves with like-minded organizations throughout the state. Recently we have attended a meeting with property owners/riders in Rosamond whose rights to ride are being attacked by the COW’s. The cow is using the same tactics by which they duped our supervisors into approving an unnecessary ordinance.
We had a respectable turnout for the March 7th ride-poker run-drag race. Forty two daring adventurers and 19 vehicles of various configuration made the grueling run that stopped half way at a custom made, permanent BBQ pit to burn burgers, dogs, burrito’s and carne asada by VP Chris and Mrs. Miller rounded out the grill. Then off to Emerson dry lake for 300ft walked off drag strip. Everyone got in the act and had a great time. From my angle the Nissan v6 rail was hard to beat, Jeeps, buggies, bikes and trucks all gave it a try. The Prez. Lopez sayz thanks to all for a fun safe weekend. Ryan Digner was beat out by grandpa Bob to split half the poke pot with FOGR. Look for another such run with similar, but not the same activities sometime in May.
Feinstein needs input. Act Now!
We need to get on board with this today! Send her email of your usage of Johnson Valley and its value to you and your friends. Also send her an email each time you go out to visit JV, send photos if you have them. Continue until a decision is made.
DIANNE FEINSTEIN STAFF INDICATES JOHNSON VALLEY IS INFREQUENTLY USED BY RECREATING PUBLIC
The Partnership for Johnson Valley urges users of Johnson Valley to email Senator Feinstein's office with a personal message to keep the 189,000-acre multiple-use area as public land
Public Safety Update
At the December 3rd Commission meeting, the Commission and the Division received letters from residents of Wonder Valley describing OHV conflicts and private property trespass. The Division has received additional emails and letters from these reporting parties and from other Morongo Basin residents. The Division’s Public Safety Team (Superintendent John Pelonio and Supervising Rangers Kelly Claar and Vince Anibale) was assigned to investigate the complaints.
Dear Members and Potential Members
There are two cases that FOGR has identified as having potential to turn the heads of county supervisors in favor of changing our SAD ordinance 3973. One case for staging citation 28.0404 and one for written permission needed on private property 28.0403. Both have been tried, found guilty and are currently in the appeal stage.