Recipes: S'mores Brownies

April 1, 2014


On a whim the other night, I decided we needed s'mores brownies.  My only problem was that I didn't want to spend extra time making a graham cracker crust on the bottom which is typical in most recipes.  I knew there had to be a faster way to get my s'more & brownie fix, so I whipped these bad boys up.  They were life changing.  Here's what you'll need to do for these quick & fun brownies:

High Desert Shooting Fun Fair on May 3

March 25, 2014

ABOVE: A trio of participants ham it up during the 2012 edition of the High Desert Shooting Fun Fair.

From Staff and Wire Reports

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation has announced the annual High Desert Shooting Fun Fair will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Lions Pride Park and Shooting Range in Lucerne Valley.

The family-oriented event will feature free admission and parking. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation and the Happy Trails Children’s Foundation.

CSA 29 gets ready for Veterans Monument

March 25, 2014

A CSA 29 employee removes some turf where the Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument will soon be placed. The monument will be dedicated on May 23. PHOTO COURTESY PATTI RIDDLE

Leader Editor

A year ago the Lucerne Valley Veterans Monument was a vision of a handful of residents. Today, after ample legwork by the true believers, the monument is just two months away from becoming a reality.

Lucerne Valley bicyclist killed in Wonder Valley

March 25, 2014

Woman and her 12-year-old daughter were uninjured


WONDER VALLEY • A vehicle struck and killed a Lucerne Valley bicyclist Thursday night in a rural desert area east of Twentynine Palms, authorities said.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department on Friday identified the victim as Micky James Mroz, 31, of Lucerne Valley.

Selby: Solar should receive more scrutiny

March 25, 2014


The likely influx of industrial-scale renewable energy projects continues to dominate the discussion at the Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council.

MAC chairman Richard Selby said solar projects such as the one on Camp Rock Road need more scrutiny from the county and other agencies.
“Solar projects are akin to mining,” Selby said during last Thursday’s monthly meeting at the Community Center.


Weekly booking logs - March 26, 2014

March 25, 2014

The Leader publishes the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County, along with the reason for their arrest. All information comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

POSSESSION: On March 12 at 1:17 p.m., 22-year-old Robert Michael Gutierrez of Lucerne Valley was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. He was booked and bail was set at $25,000. He was released on March 14.

Photo: He Pitches, He Hits

March 25, 2014

Lucerne Valley High School multi-sport star Daniel Stratton was very active in last Friday’s high-scoring loss to Hesperia Christian. As a batter, he hit for an average of .667 and two RBIs. But his pitching couldn’t hold back the Patriots as Hesperia Christian won 19-10. Stratton pitched for 4.2 innings. Sophomores Daniel Lee and Matt Rodriguez each pitched an inning. The Mustangs are 4-2 overall and 2-1 at home.
Peter Day / The Leader

Commentary: This 'n' That

March 25, 2014


People often ask me, “What happened to Jo Richards’ column?” My answer: “Jo is taking a short break.”

Well, short is becoming long, and I — along with many others in Lucerne Valley — hope to see Jo’s beloved Chapter 14 column as soon as possible. We miss her take on life in our town.


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