Photo caption: It’s official: Lyle Thomas, who raised thousands of dollars for the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce this spring, now has his name on the Honorary Mayor sign at the Chamber office on Highway 18. For two years the sign at the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce had the name Woody Hart. Photo courtesy LV Chamber of Commerce
Photo caption: Sgt. Steve Harbottle, the new supervisor of the Lucerne Valley Substation, answered questions during last week’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association. Peter Day / The Leader
By Peter Day
While many factors may contribute to an influx of property crimes, members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are working diligently to arrest perpetrators, according to the new supervisor of the Lucerne Valley Substation.
PAROLE VIOLATION: On Aug. 29 at 9:48 p.m., 64-year-old Danny Lee Plotner of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of violating terms of probation. He was taken to the Victor Valley Station and booked into the West Valley Detention Center without bail.
Photo caption: Running back Daniel Quintana goes up the middle for a gain with center Chris Campos and tight end Alex Perez blocking. / Photo courtesy Mike Stratton
YUCCA VALLEY • The Lucerne Valley Mustangs followed up their impressive opening day performance by hitting the road against the five-time state champion Joshua Springs Lightning and pulling out one of the biggest wins in recent school history.
Breakfast on Sept. 21
The Lucerne Valley Lions are planning a pancake breakfast on Sept. 21 at the Lions Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Lucerne Valley Veterans Memorial Monument fund.
Breakfast will consist of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. Tickets to the event can be purchased by committee members on Saturdays in front of the Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store.
Waste Collection Event
50 years ago (Sept. 12, 1963):
• Lucerne Valley Grange No. 673 was preparing to celebrate their 25th anniversary. When originally formed, “Frank F. Baker, for whom Baker Road was named, became the first Master of Lucerne Valley Grange.”
• Shopping: Six bottles of Royal Crown Cola sold for 49 cents (plus deposit) at Leo’s Super Market.
• Weather: Sept. 10, 1963 high temperature was 98, with a low of 62.
A poker run to benefit the Lucerne Valley Youth Project will be held Saturday, Sept. 14. Sign-ups are at 2 p.m. at Cadillac Ranch in Apple Valley.
All proceeds go to the Youth Project.
The event starts at Cadillac Ranch and ends at the Y Saloon in Lucerne Valley. Music will be provided by Sexocide. There will be lots of raffles, vendors and 50/50 drawing. The poker run is open to motorcycle and non-riders.
For more information, call Pam Hardwick at 760-684-3382.
OBSCENE PHONE CALLS: A caller in the 10000 area of Lakota Ranch Road reported that the father of his caretaker had called and texted threatening messages over the caretaker being arrested at the location several months ago. The report was made at 11 a.m. on Sept. 3.
GUN: A caller in the 10000 area of Post Office Road reported seeing a white female adult waving a gun. Deputies could not locate the subject upon arrival. The call was received at 10:14 p.m. on Sept. 1.
By Betty Munson
Isn’t it odd how the Great American Desert has become so desirable to so many who have such noble goals? To them the desert is just a bleak, blank slate on which to write big plans.
Military or bureaucratic, most are not desert people, and would never dream of living or making a living here, though some may make a profit. They give lip service to environmentalism, but their actions show they care little for the desert or its creatures.
Photo caption: Diego Lopez
By Diego Lopez
Very exciting news for Xroads Bmx along with the rest of the High Desert Bmx community. I was recently asked, “What is going on at our local track?” Well, when I began to explain, we decided that are local track and riders were reaching out way beyond our track tucked behind our local library. So I’m gonna try my best to let you know what some of our local stars are doing on a monthly basis.