Obernolte advocates for small business

September 9, 2014

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Big Bear mayor Jay Obernolte, who will contend for the State Assembly seat vacated by Tim Donnelly in November, shared his hopes for the state and region during last week’s regular meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

A successful small businessman, he stressed the importance of making California a friendlier place for businesses. He wants the state to foster an environment for others to pursue the American Dream.

LV Museum hosts a day of family fun in Pioneer Park

September 9, 2014

By Barbara “Rusty” LaGrange
Special to the LEADER

A day of contests and games of skill filled Pioneer Park during the return of historic Lucerne Valley Day, Saturday, Sept. 6. Hosted by the Lucerne Valley Days Committee of the LV Museum Association, this one-day event attracted families with children to try their hand at a variety of games, once played in the 1920s through 60s.

Mitsubishi wins first place award for outreach

September 9, 2014

From staff reports

LUCERNE VALLEY • Mitsubishi Cement Corporation’s Cushenbury facility in Lucerne Valley received PCA America’s Cement Manufacturers first place outreach award, the plant’s environmental manager Dave Rib announced during the recent meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association.

Mitsubishi beat out cement manufacturing facilities in Virginia, Tennessee, Florida and Michigan for the honor. The award honored the plant that best enhanced its profile through community, employee and government relations.

LV Community to hold church in the park

September 9, 2014

Special to the Leader

The congregation at Lucerne Valley Community Church is inviting the community to join them for “Church in the Park,” Sept. 21.

“We are inviting all the local churches to join us,” said Pastor Richard Wood.

The day will include food, music, and baptism.

“We want to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and make use of the best kept park in the High Desert, giving people a place to worship outside the traditional church setting,” said Pastor Wood. “All are invited.”

Donations sought for LVES science campers

September 9, 2014

From staff reports

The Lucerne Valley Elementary School 5th grade science program is seeking donations for students to attend the annual High Trails Outdoor Science School Oct. 13-17.

For five days students will take classes on geology, native culture, orienting and more. During the evening, classes will be held on astronomy and snake identification.

“This weeklong experience is irreplaceable educationally,” according to LVES teacher Niccole Childs. “We ask for your help in aiding to get all of our fifth graders to High Trails this year.”

Self-guided tour not that easy

September 9, 2014


On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 6, everyone interested in the fate of the Johnson Valley Off Highway Vehicle Area was invited to take a tour by the Resource Management Group. The RMG is charged by law with working out all the details between the BLM and the Marine Corps of how to share the use between public and military of part of the former Johnson Valley public lands.


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