Water customers: Connection fees too high

August 23, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — Several customers of the Desert Springs Mutual Water Co. claim the amount charged to connect their homes to the company's water system is exorbitant.

Some have been charged $2,500 or more, according to Timothy Collingham, a former Lucerne Valley resident who is advising several customers seeking a resolution with the water company's general manager, Tom Courtney.

Courtney has served on the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's governing board for more than 20 years, and he is up for reelection in November.

XRoads BMX raises $1,300

August 23, 2016

Last Thursday night XRoads BMX held their annual Race for Life at in support for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

“It was a great night of racing, and so far XRoads BMX has been able to bring in $1,300 dollars in donations,” said track operator Diego Lopez. That number includes all track profit that will also be donated, he added.

Every year the XRoads BMX racing community has the opportunity to raise enough funds to hold a Double Points Race the following year.

NFL Legend introduces program

August 23, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

LUCERNE VALLEY — First, Karate master Ruben Gonzalez came and opened a studio. Then former mixed-martial arts champion Martial Harvey decided to make the town his home. The newest sports legend to arrive in Lucerne Valley is Toussaint Tyler, who played in the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints in the early 1980s.

5 Things To Do - August 24, 2016

August 23, 2016

1. Car Gathering: Once a month locals gather at a Lucerne Valley location to enjoy and talk about classic cars. The events are always open to the public. Bring your car or just enjoy the gathering.

When: Thursday, 5 p.m.

Where: Cafe 247, on the northwest corner of the Four-Way Stop.

Cost: Free, but participants are encouraged to purchase food from Cafe 247's vast menu

Sports Calendar: August 24, 2016

August 23, 2016

Varsity Football

Friday, Sept. 2, 7-9p.m. Varsity football has a home non-conference game vs. Joshua Springs Christian.

Girls Varsity Volleyball

Thursday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m. The volleyball team has a home non-conference match vs. Silver Valley.

Friday, Aug. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Lucerne Valley Mustangs volleyball team has an away non-conference match at Academy for Academic Excellence

Tuesday, Aug. 30, 4 - 6 p.m. The Lucerne Valley Mustangs volleyball team has an away non-conference match at Silver Valley.

Mustangs getting ready for 2016 football season

August 23, 2016

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

The Lucerne Valley High School Mustang football team is putting finishing touches on its offense and defense as it prepares for its season opener on Sept. 2.

Coach Chris Klinger, who also serves the school's athletic director, likes what he sees. With 12 seniors — opposed to only five juniors and sophomores — having so many experienced players figures to be a plus.

Photo: Peachy ... Not

August 23, 2016

Last Wednesday, when lots of traffic came through Lucerne Valley because of the Highway 15 closure, a truckload of peaches overturned in Cushenbury Canyon, just south of the Mitsubishi Cement facility. That event snarled traffic even further. Photo by Keith Shannon, Mitsubishi Cement Corporation

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