Weekly Booking Logs: June 3, 2015

June 2, 2015

BURGLARY: On May 21 at 6:19 a.m. Helen Rose Moss, 30, of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of burglary. She was booked into the Barstow Station, bail was set at a total of $35,000 over two charges, and she was released later the same day.

DRUNK IN PUBLIC: On May 20 at 6:50 p.m., Steven Christophe Parry, 28, of Apple Valley was arrested by Lucerne Valley deputies on suspicion being drunk in public. He was booked and released the next day.

Churches join for 'Evening in the Park'

June 2, 2015

Above, from left, Michael Ketchum, Mike Neferdorf and David Rader play worship songs in Pioneer Park last Friday evening. David Rader / Special to the Leader

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and lots of lemonade were consumed free of charge in Pioneer Park last Friday evening as representatives from many different churches in Lucerne Valley gathered to play music, and feed anyone and everyone who came along.

Public comment sought for new solar project proposal in Lucerne Valley

May 30, 2015

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 in Lucerne Valley regarding a proposed 190-acre solar project near two existing farms on Camp Rock Road.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 9 p.m at the Lucerne Valley Community Center at 33187 Highway 247 East in Lucerne Valley.

The project, which is being proposed by Lucerne Valley Solar One, is planned to be a 20 megawatt, photovoltaic solar electric power generating facility. The project would connect with existing Southern California Edison 33-kilovolt electrical line.

LVHS hands annual scholarships, awards

May 26, 2015

Above: Herlinda Carlos-Limas received the Crystal Mustang award and was named valedictorian.

By Peter Day Senior Reporter

Lucerne Valley High School held its 2015 Scholarship & Awards Ceremony on May 20 in the Bryan L. Walker Gymnasium.

Among the scholarship presenters were scholarship program chairperson Nancy Monson, Marlene Fuller of First Mountain Bank, and Jan Morosco, who founded the Lucerne Valley Scholarship Program 22 years ago, and Cindy Lazenby. LVHS Principal Patricia Courtney presented the top student awards.

CPUC denies Coolwater-Lugo application

May 26, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Local watchdog groups are celebrating last Thursday's announcement that the application for the Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project was denied by the California Public Utilities Commission.

"It is not often that I get to be the bearer of such great news," Lorrie L. Steely, founder of the Mojave Communities Conservation Collaborative began an email to group members. "I would say we have grounds for celebration!"

CALTRANS official gives update on local projects

May 26, 2015

Above: CALTRANS official Haissam Yahya addresses the audience during Thursday's MAC meeting at the Community Center. Peter Day/The Leader


By Caroline Lieber
Special to the Leader

CALTRANS Operations Official Haissam Yahya reported on the ongoing District 8 highway issues projects list at this month’s Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council held on Thursday at the Senior Center.

Library Calendar - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015


Storytime - All Ages - Wednesdays at 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Join us for this wonderfully fun and engaging story time where amazing books meet songs, rhymes, puppets and more. Fun for the whole family.

Construction Zone - Thursdays at 4-5 p.m.

Join us as we build amazing projects. From Legos to paper airplanes we will construct cool things.


Game On! - Mondays (excluding May 25) at noon-2 p.m.

Afterschool program students recognized for poster artwork

May 26, 2015

Above: Smokey Bear and local firefighters were on hand during last week's presentation of awards by the Desert Crossroads Garden Club to winners of the 2015 & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. The awards were presented by Sara Delperdang of the Desert Crossroads Garden Club.

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Students in the Lucerne Valley After-School All-Stars program were recognized for their participation in the 2015 Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl Poster Contest last week.


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