Weather: Rain makes a splash in LV

August 11, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A fast-moving rain storm dropped much-needed rain on Lucerne Valley last week.

While rain measurements varied throughout the area, Lucerne Valley received more than some of its neighbors. Last Wednesday, the San Bernardino County Flood Control District reported that Lucerne Valley had received 0.69 inches. Meanwhile Apple Valley only received 0.02 inches at Rock Springs Road and Adelanto got 0.24 inches. Phelan received the most with 0.75 inches. Hesperia had unusual variety of weather with rain and even hail.

Frontier Day brings LV's past to the present

August 11, 2015

Staff Report

Set on a ranch steeped in history, last Saturday's Frontier Day at Lazy Lizard Ranch transported event visitors to a simpler time.

Sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Frontier Event was geared for all-comers of all ages. There was live music, karaoke, a jail house, Native American dancers, gunfighters and a horseshoe tournament.

A chili cookoff showcased a variety of recipes with many bowls of the hot, classic western dish being consumed.

Recall effort has enough signatures

August 11, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A special election to vote on the recall of school board member Dawn Turnbull is one step closer to reality.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, primary recall petitioner Keri Gasper is expected to submit petition signatures to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters office.

"I currently have about 875 signatures," Gasper said last Friday afternoon. "We only needed 715 signatures to complete the recall, but we wanted to obtain 25 percent more as a just in case."

What's Happening - August 5, 2015

August 11, 2015

First Assembly Back to School Party

First Assembly of God Church in Lucerne Valley is hosting a Back to School Party on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will feature an inflatable bounce house and slides, free popcorn, nachos and snowcones.

The first 100 students grades kindergarten through 8th-grade will receive a free backpack.

First Assembly of God is located at 10216 Crystal Creek Road, Lucerne Valley. Pastor Kevin Bryant. For more information, visit

Sheriff's Blotter 08-05-15

August 11, 2015

Tuesday, July 28

3:56 p.m. Graffiti was reported in the area of Crystal Creek Road and Carnelian Road.

5:01 p.m. A disturbance was reported by a Spinel Road resident.

Monday, July 27

8:43 p.m. An assault with a deadly weapon arrest was made in the 30600 block of Highway 18.

Sunday, July 26

11:11 p.m. A burglary was reported on Fairlane Road.

4:45 p.m. A domestic battery was reported on Visalia Avenue.

4:43 p.m. A noise related disturbance was reported by a Furst Street resident.

Local construction crew constructs basketball court at LVES

July 28, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A group of local construction workers has volunteered their time to construct a basketball court at the Lucerne Valley Elementary School.

At 6 a.m. last Friday, a Robertson cement truck delivered wet concrete, and the seven-man TC & Sons Construction crew got to work. Within a few hours, 43 yards of concrete were poured, and the foundation for the elementary school sized was complete.

Local Digest: July 29, 2015

July 28, 2015


Frontier Day will be held on Saturday

Frontier Day is coming on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Lazy Lizard Ranch, 35535 Highway 18. The event starts at 9 a.m.

Fun for all ages, there will be a Chili Cook Off, Horseshoe Tournament, Gunfighters, a Jail House, live music, karaoke, 50/50 prize raffle, food, drinks, raffles and more.

Frontier Day is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Vendor, participant applications and "arrest warrant" signs ups are available at the Chamber office.

Two arrested in East End burglary case

July 28, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Two Lucerne Valley men, including one with several brushes with the law, were arrested last week on suspicion of possession of stolen property in relation to an earlier East End Road burglary, authorities said.

Robert Charles Kerns, 29, and Scotty Hayden, 25, were booked into the Victor Valley Station, deputies said. Kerns was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Hayden was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a destructive device, authorities said.


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