Omya plant manager heading to China

October 14, 2014

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Omya California’s plant manager Peter Sutherland on Tuesday announced he will be leaving Lucerne Valley to manage Omya’s mining operations in Shanghai, China.

Sutherland’s reassignment begins later this month. He will oversee Omya’s eight Chinese mineral and chemical plants.

Originally from New Zealand, Sutherland told attendees of Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association that he was extremely appreciate of the town’s support.

Big Bear road closure could increase LV traffic

October 14, 2014

The temporary closure of Highway 38 in Big Bear may lead to increased traffic in Lucerne Valley.

Caltrans is suggesting those traveling to or leaving from the mountain community should use Highway 18 through Lucerne Valley to get on or off the mountain.

The closure is expected to take place on Oct. 15, starting at 8:30 a. m. and lasting seven or eight hours.

The reason for the closure is the installation of a bridge over Highway 38 by the Long Beach Boy Scout Council.

District considers hiring video production company

October 14, 2014

Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District is looking at hiring a video company with Hollywood credentials to produce a series of videos aimed at boosting enrollment.

“Sometimes you need to toot your own horn and get it out there,” Supt. Suzette Davis said at Wednesday’s school board meeting.

The plan would entail contracting producer/director Hugo Pallete and his three-member team of industry professionals, according to a PowerPoint presentation by Chief Business Official Billy Wessell.

School district gives award to Mitsubishi

October 14, 2014

Mitsubishi plant manager Jim Russell accepted an award on behalf of Mitsubishi during last week’s school board meeting at Lucerne Valley High School. Peter Day / The Leader

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District presented the Mitsubishi Cement Corporation and its Educational Foundation with a recognition award.

Plant manager Jim Russell accepted the award and reaffirmed the company’s dedication to the community and schools.

LVUSD Supt. Suzette Davis presented the award.

FFA's novice team takes home first place

October 14, 2014

On Oct. 2, the Lucerne Valley FFA was able to take four teams to Littlerock High School. There, they participated in a contest called the ‘Opening Closing Ceremony,’ a section competition attracting FFA programs from other high school programs throughout the High Desert.

It was an amazing experience for the Lucerne Valley freshmen, as well as the others. They met new people, and got a little taste of competition and what will come of their first year in FFA. At the end, Novice Team 2 took home the first place plaque.

Letter to the editor: Thank you from organizers of the LV Pow-Wow

October 14, 2014

Lucerne Valley’s Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow staff would like to thank all our sponsors for their donations and time in maing our event another successful Pow-Wow this year.

We would like to thank Hunting Dog, Sow-lly’s Indian Tacos and Fry bread, Saboba Casino, Mitsubishi Cement, Diamond B Feed, Valero’s Gas, Rivers Edge Men’s Home, the Smith Family.

Without these sponsors’ donations and time this event could not happen. We thank you for your service.

Pow-Wow Staff


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