Rocket Man: More than 1,000 converge on Lucerne Valley Dry Lake

June 17, 2014

By PETER DAY
Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY DRY LAKE • One by one, drivers in large recreational vehicles dared the dust and hidden holes and gradually made their way to their mecca: a bone-dry spot in the middle of Lucerne Valley Dry Lake.

The legions — by Saturday more than 1,000 visitors would gather — came from all parts of California for RocStock 39, the annual rocket event sponsored by Rocketry Organization of California.

MAC will discuss underground utilities

June 17, 2014

The Lucerne Valley and Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council will meet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 19 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley.

Information-action items: DRECP progress, SCE Underground Utilities LV update, AB 2443, Duplication of service; Mutual Water Companies, Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project, ask County Board of Supervisors to oppose, North Peak Wind – wind turbines project south of Milpas Highlands, Morongo Basin MAC update.

Superintendent Davis raise unanimously approved by school board

June 16, 2014

By PETER DAY
Editor

Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board on Wednesday made it clear they want Superintendent Suzette Davis to keep doing what she’s been doing.

“The board definitely wanted to keep her on,” said board president Jim Harvey. “We’re very pleased with what she’s done.”

The board demonstrated its confidence in Davis by approving a new contract designed to keep her at the helm through mid-2018.

Daniel Stratton receives Gabrielson Award

June 10, 2014

Daniel Stratton, second from left, a multi-sport athlete and Top 10 student in his graduating class at Lucerne Valley High School was one of four to receive a Gabrielson Award for being an outstanding student-athlete. Others included, from left, Addie Woods, Mason Kelly and Melissa Fairchild. They received their plaques, along with $2,000 scholarships, last Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY KATRINA SIVERTS

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Daniel Stratton receives Gabrielson Award

June 10, 2014

Daniel Stratton, second from left, a multi-sport athlete and Top 10 student in his graduating class at Lucerne Valley High School was one of four to receive a Gabrielson Award for being an outstanding student-athlete. Others included, from left, Addie Woods, Mason Kelly and Melissa Fairchild. They received their plaques, along with $2,000 scholarships, last Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY KATRINA SIVERTS

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LVEDA speakers voice concerns on SCE project

June 10, 2014

By PETER DAY
Editor

The proposed Coolwater-Lugo Transmission Project located southeast of Apple Valley “is a behemoth” that will enable numerous industrial-scale wind and solar projects to be built.

That’s what a speaker at last week’s meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association said.

“This thing is a behemoth,” said George Stone, a Milpas Highlands resident who would be impacted if the Desert View Substation is constructed. “It will eventually look like a spider web.”

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Board to vote on new contract for Supt. Davis

June 10, 2014

By Peter Day
Editor

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District’s governing board on Wednesday will consider a salary increase and new three-year contract for Supt. Suzette Davis.

The contract, which runs from July 1 2014 through Sept. 30, 2017, calls for a beginning salary of $123,600 and includes increases for each subsequent year and $10,000 per year in medical insurance allocation.

Davis’ previous contract ran from Jan. 1, 2012 and ended in June 30, 2015 and came with an annual salary of $105,000.

LV Seniors Yard Sale

June 10, 2014

Maria Rodriguez of Lucerne Valley selects some kitchen items for sale last Saturday morning at the Lucerne Valley Seniors three-day yard sale as co-organizer Pam Hart looks on. The fundraiser event attracted numerous visitors who purchased a wide assortment of items including furniture, kitchen items, luggage, electronics and more. Peter Day / The Leader

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