El Niño: Lucerne Valley schools could add snow days

January 15, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY —While the recent El Niño-driven winter storm made Lucerne Valley roads a pain to drive, for those in nearby Big Bear driving up and down Highway 18 was a virtual impossibility.

In fact, one particular recent snowy day prompted Lucerne Valley Unified School District officials to juggle staff to fill absences caused by Mother Nature.

Marshall named Mitsubishi plant manager

January 15, 2016

Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s (MCC) upper management is preparing for the future with many improvements planned for its employees that will also benefit the community.  Their first step in the process was to promote Mine Manager Austin Marshall to the position of Plant Manager, putting him in charge of Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s Cushenbury plant in Lucerne Valley.

Water Conservation: 'Catching Rainwater the Right Way'

January 14, 2016

The Mojave Water Agency will host "Catching Rainwater the Right Way" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

The event will be presented by Debby Figoni, a water wise landscaping consultant is part of the MWA's ongoing ABC's of Water series.

With all the talk about El Niño, now is a great time to prepare your landscape for what the winter may bring. Learn what you can do, including installing rain barrels and creating swales and dry beds that allow the rainwater to infiltrate into our groundwater aquifer.

LVEDA: DRECP protest period inadequate

January 12, 2016

North Slope Coalition groups could file legal brief with administrative law judge, Bell says

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — The 30-day review period to protest the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan's Final Environmental Impact Statement was ill timed and ”insufficient," according to a six-page letter from the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

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