New member to be sworn into school board

December 5, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • New school board member Carmen Fox will be sworn into office during the Wednesday, Dec. 10 meeting of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board.

Fox, who was the only candidate to file candidate papers for last month's election, assumed the seat of former board member John Buchanan. Buchanan decided not to seek reelection.

Fox will join board members Jim Harvey and Dawn Turnbull, who also will be sworn into office.

Thief steals credit card, other items from mailbox

December 5, 2014

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • New credit cards and other items were recently stolen from a local rural mailbox, according to a resident.

Stacy Dhingra, a 5-year resident of Lucerne Valley, said she realized items were missing from her mailbox after she failed to receive merchandise that she ordered on eBay and Amazon.com. The purchased items, which were listed as delivered by the online stores, apparently were picked up by a mail thief who had taken her delivery notices to the Lucerne Valley Post Office and received the items, she said.

Lucerne Valley civic leader worried about High Desert Corridor impact

December 2, 2014

LVEDA chairman writes letter to Caltrans deputy director of environmental planning

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association is suggesting Caltrans eliminate the Apple Valley stretch of State Highway 18 from its High Desert Corridor Project plans.

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is home to nearly a dozen wolves

December 2, 2014

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary founder Tanya Littlewolf gets a snuggle from Holan, one of 11 wolves that reside on a 5-acre parcel in the hills of Lucerne Valley. Photo: Peter Day / The Leader
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By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Tanya Littlewolf heard her calling several decades ago.

“My grandfather raised me and taught me everything about wolves,” Littlewolf said last weekend. “My grandfather taught me that my summons in life is to take care of wolves.”

Christmastime: Group makes trek to Strawberry Peak

December 2, 2014

David Rader directs the crew as it installs guide wires on the tree. Millie Rader / Special to the Leader

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

Driving to or from Lucerne Valley at night, you can’t miss it.: a lighted Christmas tree atop Strawberry Peak.

Last weekend, residents Millie and David Rader, along with a small but hardy group of helpers, hiked up the peak to install the tree and its lights.

This year’s crew included Chris Archuleta, Jessie Tipton, Adam York, H.T. Barns, and Millie and David Rader.

What's Happening - December 3, 2014

December 2, 2014

Senior Swap
Meet Dec. 5-7
Many vendors are already signed up and more expected for the Lucerne Valley Senior Citizens Swap Meet in this coming weekend.
You can count on seeing antiques, military memorabilia, tools, knives, dolls, comic books, western items, ammo, belt buckles, jewelry, plus all those other treasures you didn’t know you needed until you see them!

Mustang wrestlers kick off season

December 2, 2014

Mustang wrestlers: Samantha Sullivan (113 lb), Sara Sullivan (120 lb), and Daniel Hernandez (126 lb).  Sam Aguilar (106 lb), Colby Hambrick (132 lb), Jason Simonek (170 lb) and Oscar Sanchez (195 lb). Renee Hagen / Special to the Leader
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ANAHEIM • The Lucerne Valley High School wrestling team went to its first official event of the season on Saturday, Nov. 29. 

Meeting at 5:45 a.m. to make the trek to Anaheim to attend the Sweet 16 dual event at Magnolia high school was an early start for the Mustang team but well worth it. 

Weekly Booking Logs: December 3, 2014

December 2, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
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DRUNK IN PUBLIC: On Nov. 19 at 11:47 a.m. in the area of Bear Valley Road and Jess Ranch in Apple Valley, 30-year-old Andrew William Anderson of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public. He was booked, cited and released the next day.

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