News

Public Notice: Final Permit Decision to Issue a Permit under the Clean Air Act

Announcement of Final Permit Decision to Issue a Permit under the Clean Air Act Federal Indian Country Minor New Source Review Program Morongo Travel CenterSource ID #: 63; Application # 2021-001-MNSR Permit: 2021-001-MNSR Final Action: The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (EPA) is issuing a minor New Source Review (NSR) permit for the …

Public Notice: Final Permit Decision to Issue a Permit under the Clean Air Act Continue Reading

Public Notice – Water Quality Standards Adoption

This notice is to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians (Tribe) Water Quality Standards. In April 2018, the Tribe was authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), to administer water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act for all waters within the …

Public Notice – Water Quality Standards Adoption Continue Reading

Weekly Update – I-10 Tune Up Pavement Rehab

Work continues for the I-10 Tune Up, Pavement Rehabilitation project. Please note, this schedule is subject to change. For the latest, visit the I-10 Tune Up page at https://i10tuneup.com/.

Morongo tribe partners with Southern California Edison on upgrade to transmission lines

Tuesday, July 20, 2021By Amanda Ulrich The Morongo Band of Mission Indians plans to use existing Southern California Edison power lines, a section of which cross its reservation in Banning, to help connect solar, wind and battery resources to the regional power grid. Morongo partnered with the utility company to develop and finance part of …

Morongo tribe partners with Southern California Edison on upgrade to transmission lines Continue Reading

Morongo Becomes First Native American Tribe to be Approved as a Participating Transmission Owner in Nation

Monday, July 19, 2021 The tribe’s majority-owned partnership will use newly upgraded Southern California Edison transmission lines to connect solar, wind and battery resources to the regional power grid.The Morongo Band of Mission Indians near Palm Springs, California, has become the first Native American tribe in the nation to become a participating transmission owner as …

Morongo Becomes First Native American Tribe to be Approved as a Participating Transmission Owner in Nation Continue Reading

Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin Retires After 30 Years of Storied Leadership

Robert Martin MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – Tribal Chairman Robert Martin, a nationally recognized and respected leader in Indian Country who guided the Morongo Band of Mission Indians near Palm Springs, CA for three decades, will retire from tribal government, effective July 1. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my journey as I worked with our Tribal Council, …

Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin Retires After 30 Years of Storied Leadership Continue Reading

Morongo’s Fire Chief Retires After Long, Distinguished Career

MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. – After serving six years with the Morongo Fire Department, Fire Chief Kevin Gaines has hung up his helmet, marking the end of a distinguished career that began 40 years ago in CAL FIRE, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians announced this week. Morongo Fire Department Engineer / ALS Coordinator Jason …

Morongo’s Fire Chief Retires After Long, Distinguished Career Continue Reading

New Mega Gas Station Coming to Morongo Indian Reservation

CABAZON, CA – The ultimate Interstate 10 pit stop is about to get better. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians broke ground last week on a second Morongo Travel Center, complete with a 32-pump discount gas station, dog park, car wash, slot machines, convenience store and other amenities.

Coronavirus (COVID‐19) Update

In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID‐19) pandemic, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has taken a number of proactive steps to best protect the health, safety and well‐being of our Tribal Members, employees, guests, and our neighbors in surrounding communities. We had to temporarily close several Tribal business enterprises, including the Morongo Casino Resort …

Coronavirus (COVID‐19) Update Continue Reading

Morongo Unveils New State-of-the-Art Fire Engine to Protect Public

The new Morongo Fire Engine, believed to be the first in Riverside County designed to carry two types of firefighting foam, will help firefighters respond to incidents on the reservation and across the region. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – TheMorongo Band of Mission Indians recently welcomed a new, custom-built KME fire engine packed with the latest …

Morongo Unveils New State-of-the-Art Fire Engine to Protect Public Continue Reading

Morongo Marks $1 Million Milestone with Annual Holiday Shopping Spree

More than 35,000 children have participated in the Christmas Cheer All Year Shopping Spree, sponsored by Morongo for the past 10 years Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Dec. 23, 2019) – Holiday joy and excitement ruled the day as more than 3,000 disadvantaged children from across Southern California took part on Monday in the annual Christmas Cheer …

Morongo Marks $1 Million Milestone with Annual Holiday Shopping Spree Continue Reading

Morongo Turkey Giveaway Helps Provide Over 225,000 Thanksgiving Meals

Volunteer Jason McFadden of Fountain of Life Temple Church in Banning helps package turkeys being donated by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. The tribe increased the number of turkeys being given out to 12,500 for the 34th Annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION – The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 12,500 free turkeys …

Morongo Turkey Giveaway Helps Provide Over 225,000 Thanksgiving Meals Continue Reading

25,000 Celebrate Native American Culture at Morongo Powwow

More than 900 competitive dancers and 20 drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada joined with thousands of spectators to experience traditional dances, music, art and food. Morongo Indian Reservation – More than 25,000 spectators gathered to reaffirm and celebrate Native American cultural traditions at the 29th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow, held Sept. 27-29 …

25,000 Celebrate Native American Culture at Morongo Powwow Continue Reading

7th Annual Rodeo and BFI Qualifier Stampedes into Morongo

The annual rodeo was also a qualifying event for the 43rd Annual Bob Feist Invitational Open Team Roping in Reno. MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, CALIF. – Hundreds of spectators cheered on as professional and amateur riders and ropers competed for cash and prizes the 7th Annual Morongo Open Ranch Rodeo, a free event held Saturday, October 5 at …

7th Annual Rodeo and BFI Qualifier Stampedes into Morongo Continue Reading

Hundreds of Local Students Given New Shoes, Backpacks and School Supplies by Morongo

Annual giveaway helps kids and their families get a head start on the upcoming school year. (BANNING, Calif. July 31, 2019) – With the new school year fast approaching, 600 students in need from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new brand-name athletic shoes and new backpacks stuffed with classroom supplies, thanks to a $50,000 donation …

Hundreds of Local Students Given New Shoes, Backpacks and School Supplies by Morongo Continue Reading

Morongo Celebrates Employees with Appreciation Carnival and Extravaganza

Hundreds of Morongo administration and enterprise employees and their families recently came together at the Morongo Community Center for an Employee Appreciation Carnival and Extravaganza, sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. Inside the community center, attendees danced to tunes from a DJ, feasted on delicious food, and enjoyed mind-bending tricks by a masterful …

Morongo Celebrates Employees with Appreciation Carnival and Extravaganza Continue Reading