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.

Museum Calendar: May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015

Lucerne Valley Museum is proud to announce our new "Evening Desert" series beginning Monday, June 8 from 6-8 pm. Our first presentation is by Clay Elam of Yucca Valley who is an Ethno-botanist. His study includes historical uses of herbs by nomadic tribes of the region. He is currently working on a "permaculture team" in Yucca Valley/Morongo Valley -- a sustainable way of living that follows the path of 'earth care, people care, fair shares' as they look for ways to reduce water while keeping our lands healthy.



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