Johnson Valley News 01/31/2019

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Saturday’s Winter chill buster!! The Johnson Valley annual Potato Bar
offers you tasty toppings to load onto a super baked potato, including
cheese, sour cream, green onions, bacon bits, with chili and
Cauliflower-Broccoli-Cabbage-Cheese Casserole (“The best stuff ever,”
says Ken Cash) to put on top or as a side. Also enjoy green salad, PLUS
excellent desserts, including sugar-free chocolate cake (you’ll never
miss the sugar), Cherry Coffee Cake, apple bread pudding, and a lemon

Everyone is welcome to come in out of the weather at the Johnson Valley Community Center, Saturday evening, February 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Big hot potatoes at 5:00. Donation 4.00 per person, kids 12 or younger, 2.00.

after dinner to hear what’s happening right now in Johnson Valley and
JVIA. Help with ideas, too – we always ask for more volunteers, more
cooks, more people to participate to make the best use of the Community
Center for our community and our weekenders.

The meeting begins around 5:45; you do not have to be a JVIA member to join in, just show up!

The address is 50567 Quailbush Rd. From Hwy 247, turn onto Larrea Rd.,
go 1-3/4 miles to the corner of Quailbush, you see the building on your

• Mark your datebook for the Ladies Salad Luncheon, on Saturday, February  9. Bring your favorite salad or dessert to the Community Center to share. Time, noon until around 2:00 p.m. No charge.

come as you are, it’s a casual, fun occasion, and if you do not have
time to fix anything, come anyway, we always have a lot to eat!
Newcomers, this is an excellent time to meet your new neighbors.


If you have a tale from your family’s homesteading days out here in the
back of beyond, and especially any old photos, give me a call at the
number below before February 9th; leave a message please, if I don’t
pick up.

We always try to include items of historical interest in
the Johnson Valley Journal, published every two months for members of
the Johnson Valley Improvement Association. Some of these JV family
cabins now see the fourth generation, grown-up kids now bringing their
kids and grandkids.
Journal readers like desert wildlife images, too.
And any photos you want to share of racing action and Hammertown this
week, of course.

Thank you in advance!

• The Landers Association planned to open the First Saturday Landers Flea Market this Saturday, February 2nd, at Homestead Valley Park, but it looks like rain could cancel it.
The notice says:
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the public/buyers/tire kickers.
Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m., to give the Vendors time to unload their “treasures” and get set up. Thank you.
is a forecast for rain, but we all know how accurate the weather
forecasts are for Landers. However, if it is pouring rain at 7:00 a.m.
Saturday, the Flea Market will be canceled and the next one will be held
on the First Saturday in March – March 2nd.

We hope this attracts a crowd and get established as a regular event; it’s only minutes away from JV.

right onto Hwy 247, go to Linn Rd., turn left and go all the way down
to Belfield Blvd. Turn right at the Integratron, pass Gubler’s Orchids.
The park is ahead on your left.


Winter rains continue to arrive! Wildflower displays may not be far
behind. If we get some rain in March, it could be fantastic. A few
desert dandelions have already made their debut in the front yard of the
Community Center.

We’re supposed the get rain (not showers)
tomorrow afternoon, and a lot of rain all Saturday, pretty windy, too.
Be prepared for anything during Hammers week, including nights near

• Repeating the schedule:
Friday 2/1 – Hammertown Opens
Saturday 2/2 – UTV Qualifying
Sunday 2/3 – UTV Race
Monday 2/4 – 4500/4600/4800 Qualifying & Monday Night Shootout between Rock Bouncers and Ultra4 Vehicles.
Tuesday 2/5 – 4400 Ultra 4 KOH Qualifying
Wednesday 2/6 – Every Man Challenge Race (EMC)
Thursday 2/7 – T1 Trucks – Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy
Friday 2/8 – Nitto King of The Hammers Race Powered by Optima Batteries (KOH)

Pellegrino and the GenRight team again are taking fans out on the race
course on Saturday, February 9th, after KOH is over, as part of the
GenRight KOH Experience.

• General Entry Pass – $30 per person, at, or at the Gate
 to enter Hammertown and the race spectator areas for every event during KOH week
Kids 10 and younger are free!
Military Discounts – available only at the Gate with your Military ID
(Do not purchase these tickets online as all sales are non-refundable)
Active Duty – Free at the Gate
Veterans and Dependents – 1/2 off at the Gate ($15)

PASS – $20 online or at the gate, for any camping vehicle with living
quarters, (i.e., RV, Trailer, Cab-Over, Toter-Home) that enters Johnson
Valley during KOH Week.
This pass is good for the duration of KOH and is required of ALL spectators, pit crews, and teams with camping vehicles.
is primitive, and first-come-first-served for spectators, outside of
Hammertown. Registered race teams have assigned addresses in Hammertown.
(See map on
Camper Pass is a separate pass from the car/truck/pit bike parking
passes required of teams that drive vehicles inside of Hammertown.

Visit for spectator information, visitor requirements, and updates.

Keep pets confined! If you do lose or find, a wandering pet, post with a
photo if possible on “Pets of the Hammers” on Facebook.

Please do not approach Hammertown on Darancette Rd.; it’s open for the residents only.

ready for slow going every day, all week, on the approaches to
Hammertown. Smile and be patient, have your tickets handy at the gate.

don’t ruin your whole visit by passing a line of slower vehicles on the
highway, only to meet head-on with another vehicle hidden just over a
rise. Think two-lane road, NOT a freeway.

Remember, if you pack
it in, pack it out. Clean-up after KOH is also an enormous undertaking.
We know some un-cool visitors have left their trash bags by the highway –
don’t! If wind and critters get to them, it doesn’t take much to have
garbage spread around by the road.

 When going to and from the
OHV Area from our community roads, do not travel on the Hwy 247
right-of-way, use the dirt trail that parallels it on the north side.
Cross the highway legally and very carefully to get onto any of the
community roads.

If you come up Larrea Road while in or on a green-sticker vehicle, travel on the dirt alongside the pavement.

Thursday, January 31,
is the last day to get your membership in JVIA, if you want to have
voting privileges, run for office, and receive the Johnson Valley

Just print the attached application form and get it into
the mail postmarked by the 31st with your check made out to JVIA. Or
pay your dues by secure credit card PayPal payment on, AND mail the form to Helene, address on the form.

can get an application form on the lobby desk any time, to get the
Journal. When you come to Saturday Breakfast at the Center, please fill
it out and give it to the cashier with your dues.

E-Mail address:
If you want to continue receiving this JV NEWS e-mail between Journals,
be sure to print your e-mail address plainly on your application form.


JVIA members receive the Johnson Valley Journal 6 times a year and this
JV NEWS e-mail in between Journals; it includes information published
in the weekly community news columns in the Hi-Desert Star. If you
prefer not to receive the JV NEWS e-mails, just reply and say Cancel.

is welcome to every event at the Center! Johnson Valley Improvement
Association members or non-members may join in on scheduled activities
and special events!

Special event: the Homestead Valley Community
Council holds its regular meeting here on Monday, February 18, at 3:00
p.m., and again on the third Mondays in June and October.

Regularly-scheduled events:
Saturday Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Dinner, every 1st Saturday at 5:00 p.m. followed by the General Meeting

events 1st Saturdays: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Oktoberfest, usually
begin in the afternoons, includes a dinner. No General Meetings those

Board Meeting, on Friday following the 1st Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Card Club on Tuesdays, noon-4:00 p.m.
Hobby Club on Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, except 4th Wednesday; they come in on Friday, 10:00 a.m.
Quilters every 4th Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Center and the Garden are available for birthday celebrations, family
gatherings, weddings. No rent, JVIA just asks for a donation to cover
overheads, and that you leave it as you found it.

The Paul Van
Hook Desert Dreams Garden, next to the Community Center parking lot, has
enjoyed some long showers. Should be a good year! The plants may be
drought-tolerant, but winter rains help a lot.

Make sure kids
do not enter the Garden Railway layout at any time; tracks and model
buildings are not toys! Repairs can be difficult and expensive, and make
the crew members sad.

The trains might run any Saturday, and
maybe at other times, too. Ask when you come to Saturday Breakfast,
7:00-10:00 a.m. if the trains are running that day.

Johnson Valley Community Center
50567 Quailbush Rd.
Johnson Valley CA 92285

From Hwy 247, turn onto Larrea Rd,
go 1-3/4 miles up to Quailbush Rd. You see the building on your left at the corner.

Betty Munson

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