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The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is committed to attaining and maintaining healthful air quality while supporting strong and sustainable economic growth.

2018

September

9/25/2018: Stanton honored for air-quality work — Daily Press

VICTORVILLE — Barb Stanton was honored by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) on Monday following her decision to not seek re-election to a third term on the Apple Valley Town Council.

9/27/2018: MCLBB recognized for its clean air programs — Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

Air pollution control programs instituted by Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., have earned the base an Exemplar Award from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

9/27/2018: MCLB Barstow Wins MDAQMD’s Highest Honor — High Desert Daily

(Barstow)- As a Title V facility holding 86 air quality permits, the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow (MCLB) was honored as the 2017-2018 Exemplar Award winner by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD).

9/26/2018: Barb Stanton Honored for Years of Service to MDAQMD Board — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)- The Governing Board of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) recognized board member Barb Stanton for her years of service to the agency at the board’s regular meeting on Sept. 24.

9/25/2018: MCLB Barstow receives Exemplar Award from Air Quality Management District — Daily Press

BARSTOW — The Marine Corps Logistics Base has been recognized for its efforts to combat air pollution by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

9/25/2018: New School Bus to Drive Kids to Cleaner Future — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)- Members of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District’s (MDAQMD) Governing Board members were treated to a ride on an electric school bus Monday to see firsthand the potential to make local fleets run cleaner in the future.

9/24/2018: DeConinck Farms gets $121K MDAQMD grant to reduce emissions —Palo Verde Valley Times

On Sept. 20, the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) announced that it has awarded Blythe’s DeConinck Farms with $121,205 in Carl Moyer Program funds toward a 2018 MFWR 9960 Windrower, with 208 horsepower, to replace a 2005 Hesston 9260 Windrower, thereby reducing emissions up to 94 percent.

9/24/2018: Air quality officials view demonstration of electric school bus — Daily Press

VICTORVILLE — Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Governing Board members rode the future of busing after their meeting Monday morning.

9/24/2018: New all-electric, zero-emission school buses are a game changer — Victor Valley News

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Members of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District’s (MDAQMD) Governing Board members were treated to a ride on an electric school bus Monday to see firsthand the potential to make local fleets run cleaner in the future.

9/4/2018: Air District Awards $121k to Trona-based company for emissions-reducing equipment — Victor Valley News

TRONA — One more large piece of air-polluting equipment is out of commission thanks to a grant the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) recently awarded to a Trona-based construction company.

August

8/13/2018: MDAQMD lifts smoke advisory as air quality in High Desert returns to healthy levels — Daily Press

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Residents can breathe a bit easier now as the smoke advisory enacted last week has officially been lifted and smoke from the Holy Fire has largely left the region, Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday afternoon.

8/13/2018: Smoke Advisory Lifted as Air Quality Returns to Healthy Levels — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)— Residents can breathe a bit easier now as the smoke advisory enacted last week is officially lifted and smoke from the Holy Fire has largely left the region.

8/13/2018: Air quailty in the Victor Valley returns to healthy levels; smoke advisory lifted — Victor Valley News

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Residents can breathe a bit easier now as the smoke advisory enacted last week is officially lifted and smoke from the Holy Fire has largely left the region.

8/9/2018: Mandatory evacuations in Southern California ordered as Holy fire grows to 6,200 acres; arson suspect arrested — Chico Enterprise Record

The Holy fire roared toward Lake Elsinore-area communities to the northwest of the lake in Riverside County on Wednesday, Aug. 8, prompting authorities to order residents to flee a blaze that police say was intentionally set.

8/9/2018: Smoke From Holy Fire Continues to Blanket the Victor Valley — Victor Valley News

Victor Valley, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The Smoke Advisory issued on Tuesday morning due to smoke impact from the Holy Fire remains in effect until further notice.

8/8/2018: Mandatory evacuations ordered as Holy fire grows to 6,200 acres; arson suspect arrested — Orange County Register

The Holy fire roared toward Lake Elsinore-area communities to the northwest of the lake in Riverside County on Wednesday, Aug. 8, prompting authorities to order residents to flee a blaze that police say was intentionally set.

8/8/2018: Smoky conditions persist: Holy Fire continues to affect High Desert air quality — Daily Press

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — A smoke advisory will remain in place here as the more than 4,000-acre Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest continues to affect local air quality.

8/7/2018: Holy Fire Smoke Advisory Today Through Wednesday — High Desert Gazette

Mojave Desert Air Basin — Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this week are feeling the effects of drift smoke from the Holy Fire in Trabuco Canyon, adding to smoke from fires in Northern California also still making its way into the region.

8/7/2018: Smoke Advisory in Effect Until Further Notice —High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)— Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this week are feeling the effects of drift smoke from the Holy Fire in Trabuco Canyon, adding to smoke from fires in Northern California also still making its way into the region.

8/7/2018: Smoke advisory in effect in Victor Valley until further notice due to Holy Fire — Victor Valley News

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this week are feeling the effects of drift smoke from the Holy Fire in Trabuco Canyon, adding to smoke from fires in Northern California also still making its way into the region.

8/7/2018: Smoke advisory in effect in High Desert until further notice as Holy Fire adds to smoke from Northern California fires — Daily Press

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this week are feeling the effects of drift smoke from the Holy Fire in Trabuco Canyon, adding to smoke from fires in Northern California also still making its way into the region.

8/6/2018: Smoke from wildfires billows into Victor Valley — Daily Press

Smoke from rapidly growing fires in Southern California billowed into the Victor Valley Monday, but authorities said air quality here should not be affected.

8/4/2018: Smoke advisory in effect through Sunday for the Victor Valley — Victor Valley News

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Smoke from fires still raging hundreds of miles north of the Mojave Desert is expected to drift into the region this weekend.

8/3/2018: MDAQMD issues smoke advisory for the weekend

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Smoke from fires still raging hundreds of miles north of the Mojave Desert is expected to drift into the region this weekend.

July

7/27/2018: Smoke Advisory for Victor Valley Friday Through Monday — High Desert Gazette

Mojave Desert Air Basin — Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this weekend may feel the effects of smoke driven by at least two fast-moving fires

7/26/2018: Victor Valley: Smoke advisory in effect through Monday — Victor Valley News

MOJAVE DESERT AIR BASIN — Residents within the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District this weekend could feel the effects of smoke driven by at least two fast-moving fires.

7/26/2018: Smoke advisory issued for High Desert through Monday — Daily Press

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory for the High Desert region late Thursday that will extend through Monday.

7/24/2018: Heat wave gives rise to agency warnings: Alerts issued for Palo Verde Valley - County urges caution — Palo Verde Valley Times

With spiking summer temperatures continuing across the country — and with the National Weather Service forecasting numbers in California’s high desert and greater Palo Verde Valley in excess of 110 degrees this week — area agencies are again urging communities to take precautionary measures in order to prevent public health issues this season.

7/22/2018: Heat wave brings potential air quality threat — Daily Press

With rising temperatures also often comes potentially dangerous ozone levels that can increase health risks. Beginning Monday, the High Desert and Palo Verde Valley will be subjected to excessive heat with temperatures soaring possibly as high as 110 degrees, the National Weather Service warns.

7/20/2018: Heat wave next week has potential of producing dangerous air quality — Victor Valley News

With rising temperatures also often comes potentially dangerous ozone levels that can increase health risks. Beginning Monday, the High Desert and Palo Verde Valley will be subjected to excessive heat with temperatures soaring possibly as high as 110 degrees, the National Weather Service warns.

7/19/2018: Barstow partners with MDAQMD to improve air quality — Daily Press

BARSTOW — Thanks to grant funding from one local agency, the city recently purchased a new piece of equipment that help improve air quality.

7/14/2018: Donate Blood, Enter to Win A Harley — Victor Valley News

The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is teaming up with Lifestream to host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at MDAQMD headquarters, 14306 Park Ave. in Victorville.

7/13/2018: Donate Blood, Win a Harley — High Desert Daily

(Victorville)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is teaming up with Lifestream to host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at MDAQMD headquarters, 14306 Park Ave. in Victorville. Donors at this drive can enter to win a Harley-Davidson motorcycle using promo code LMHDE.

7/11/2018: City of Barstow Receives More Than $20K For New Equipment — High Desert Daily

(Barstow)– The City of Barstow is saving money as well as reducing emissions after taking advantage of grant funds from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) for a new piece of equipment that will be much easier on the air.

June

6/26/2018: MDAQMD celebrates 25-year anniversary — Daily Press

VICTORVILLE — The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) this week is celebrating 25 years of service to residents in the High Desert and Palo Verde Valley.

6/26/2018: Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District Celebrates 25 year Anniversary — Victor Valley News

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) this week is celebrating 25 years of service to residents in the High Desert and Palo Verde Valley.

6/25/2018: Air District Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) this week is celebrating 25 years of service to residents in the High Desert and Palo Verde Valley.

6/19/2018: Solar Cook-Off sizzles — Daily Press

APPLE VALLEY — More than 60 students and their advisors gathered on May 12 at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley to face off in the 6th annual Solar Cook-Off competition.

6/17/2018: Local students win big in MDAQMD contest — Daily Press

VICTORVILLE — The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District recently recognized a dozen local students for their creativity and artistic expression in the District’s 2018 Clean Air Month Poster Contest.

6/13/2018: Mojave Desert AQMD Seeks Exemplar Award Nominations — High Desert Daily

(Victorville)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is now accepting nominations for its 2017-2018 Exemplar Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions toward the prevention or control of air pollution in the Mojave Desert Air Basin.

6/9/2018: Local students win big in air district contest — Victor Valley News

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District on Wednesday night recognized a dozen local students for their creativity and artistic expression in the District’s 2018 Clean Air Month Poster Contest.

6/7/2018: Local Students Win Big in Air District Contest — High Desert Daily

(Victorville)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District on Wednesday night recognized a dozen local students for their creativity and artistic expression in the District’s 2018 Clean Air Month Poster Contest.

May

5/29/2018: New set of wheels — Hesperia Star

HESPERIA — Two Hesperia Unified School District students will be sporting some new wheels soon thanks to an annual contest hosted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

5/23/2018: Hesperia Cleans Up in Drawing for New Bicycles — High Desert Daily

(Hesperia) — Two Hesperia Unified School District students will be sporting some new wheels soon thanks to an annual contest hosted by the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District.

April

4/17/2018: City officials, area dignitaries attend PVVTA ribbon cutting — Palo Verde Valley Times

Following the morning’s Palo Verde Valley bus tours and Blythe’s 61st Annual Community Outlook Conference, the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency (PVVTA) welcomed guests, area dignitaries, friends and neighbors to the Blythe CNG (Compressed Narural Gas) Station at 100 W. 14th Ave. for the facility’s official expansion ribbon cutting, April 12.

4/3/2018: PVVTA complete CNG Station expansion project: Ribbon cutting ceremony to be held April 12 — Palo Verde Valley Times

In recognition of the completion of the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency’s (PVVTA) Blythe Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station’s expansion project, the resident transit authority will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 12, at 2:30 p.m.

March

3/26/2018: Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District To Hold Community Meeting on March 28th — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) invites you to attend this informational public meeting to learn more about air quality. This meeting will provide a summary of how two new laws will assist our efforts to address air pollution in our region.

3/19/2018: Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District To Hold Community Meeting on March 28th — High Desert Daily

(Victor Valley)– The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District (MDAQMD) invites you to attend this informational public meeting to learn more about air quality. This meeting will provide a summary of how two new laws will assist our efforts to address air pollution in our region.