Business: Mountains, Deserts & Minerals LLC celebrates grand opening

December 21, 2015

Mountains, Deserts & Minerals LLC is more than just a rock shop. The establishment truly introduces the “Gems of the West” in one of Big Bear’s newest and most unique retail shops that opened its doors last.

Mountains, Deserts & Minerals LLC owners Colin and Janet Roberts came to Big Bear Valley from their home country of England. The couple first visited the area after seeing an advertisement for Big Bear in a town journal in 1999. The photo of the Valley seemed inviting, and soon the Roberts were checking in to Lagonita Lodge in Big Bear Lake.

DRECP to be discussed at Yucca Mesa event on Monday

December 17, 2015

You are invited to the regular monthly meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council at THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER on Monday, Dec. 21.

The HVCC represents the interests of Landers, Johnson Valley, Flamingo Heights and Yucca Mesa. If you have any concern that needs to be brought up to local, county, state or federal officials, ​guest comments are welcome.

The discussion continues about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and its effect on the Scenic 247 campaign, and about the West Mojave Travel Management Plan, and its effects on our desert communities.

The Motivation Solution: LV author shares answers in new book

December 15, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — In a time when the world seems to be fraught with conflict and disharmony, Lucerne Valley author John LaMuth believes his latest book could help bring peace and calm to those who read it.

"The Motivation Solution: A Global Initiative," a 208-page book available on and other online retailers, consists of listings of traditional virtues and values, synthesizing them into one unified, 10-level hierarchy.

Holiday lights brightening up Lucerne Valley

December 15, 2015

Staff Report

One by one, residents have begun showing their holiday spirit by putting up Christmas lights and colorful displays.

A prime example is the Christmas tree that shines brightly atop Strawberry Peak as drivers enter town from the west. This year, with Bob Delperdang and George Yablonsky, manning the electricity hook up at the base of the hill, a hardy crew climbed Strawberry Peak while hauling the support beams and other parts of the near 20-foot "tree."

What's Happening - December 16, 2015

December 15, 2015


A photo caption in last week's Lucerne Valley Leader misidentified a photo of the late Chuck Rader as Chuck Bell. Mr. Bell, the president of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association, is alive and well and extremely active. A shorter version of the Chuck Rader obituary appears on A6 of this week's Leader newspaper. The Leader apologizes to the Rader family and to Mr. Bell for the unfortunate typographical error.


Special School Board Meeting

Sheriff's Blotter 12-16-15

December 15, 2015

Tuesday, Dec. 8
9:25 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported by a Sutter Road resident.
4:21 p.m. An assault with a deadly weapon situation was reported in the 32000 block of Highway 18.
3:21 p.m. An arrest made after deputies were called to help keep the peace in the 37000 block of East End Road.
2:23 p.m. A person was arrested on a trespassing charge in the 30000 block of Blake Road.
1:21 p.m. A disturbance was reported by a Blake Road resident.
10:51 a.m. Criminal threats were reported by a Lakota Ranch Road resident.

LVHS/MS musicians, singers have busy December

December 15, 2015

Staff Report

Lucerne Valley High School and Middle School musicians and singers have been very busy lately.

On Dec. 5 a contingent of singers, who are members of the Music Club, sang much-appreciated patriotic songs at the Veterans Wreath Ceremony. Then, on Dec. 7, the choir joined instrumentalists at the annual Winter Festival of the Arts. Then, sporting new formal outfits, the singers went to Victor Valley College on Dec. 9.

Letter to the Editor: Merry Christmas, Lucerne Valley

December 15, 2015

The Christmas Tree is once again on top of Strawberry Peak.

This is our gift to you from the crew that got it up.

I think that the only two that had put it up before was Bob Delperdang and myself, and we are beyond the climb to the top, to do the work needed there, so we worked at the bottom to get the electricity hooked up.


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