Kevin Putzier is equally adept at stringed, brass, reed and keyboard instruments. Here the Lucerne Valley musician shows a collection of his favorites.
By Peter Day
The soulful strains of Joe Cocker singing his inimitable version of "You're So Beautiful" socks the listener in the heart.
Tuesday, May 5
7:24 p.m. Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the 32900 block of Highway 18.
10:02 a.m. Trespassing was reported by a Clark Street resident.
Monday, May 4
8:24 p.m. A disturbance-related arrest was made in the 9000 block of Mesa Road.
7:25 p.m. A theft was reported in the 10000 block of Baker Road.
7:05 p.m. A disturbance was reported in the 32900 block of Highway 18.
4:37 p.m. A vehicle theft was reported from the 30000 block of Rabbit Springs Road.
Charter School to make presentation on May 13
Representatives from Innovative Education Management, Inc., which manages Sky Mountain Charter School, will give a presentation to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District's board of trustees at the next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 13.
Sky Mountain Charter School services home-schooling families in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, Kern and Inyo counties. The school is chartered through the Lucerne Valley Unified School District.
Drivers carefully negotiated construction cones on Highway 18 near Highland Road last Friday afternoon. The road construction is part of Dollar General store going in along the highway. According to a company spokesperson, store contruction will be going on for the next six months. It is not currently known how long related road construction will occur. Peter Day / The Leader
By Holly Sosa
This cookie dough would make a great party dish served with some graham crackers or wafer cookies… or even on apples!
• ½ cup salted butter, softened
• ¾ cup brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 1 cup flour
• 2 tablespoons milk (almond milk works too)
• 1½ cups chocolate chips
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.
2. Add vanilla and flour and mix until crumbly.
3. Add milk and mix until dough is formed.
4. Add in chocolate chips.
Phillip "Doc" Fouts, center, and Elaine Dwire, left, receive a check for $1,500 from David Harp, right, Omya plant manager. Fouts and Dwire are the longtime volunteer managers of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter. Peter Day/The Leader
By Peter Day
Omya California plant manager David Harp earlier this month presented a check for $1,500 to Phillip "Doc" Fouts and Elaine Dwire, volunteer managers of the Lucerne Valley Domestic Violence Shelter.
First Mountain Bank hosted a spring mixer last Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce. Guests enjoyed a wide selection of food and several won raffle prizes from a cross-section of businesses and restaurants in town. Branch manager Marlene Fuller, former branch manager Jan Morosco and the First Mountain Bank staff gathered for a group photo with Chamber President Woody Hart and senior management from the Big Bear area.
A talented trio of soupmakers is getting ready for the upcoming Soup Supper event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at the Senior Center. Pictured, from left, are Jan Morosco, Pam Hart and Donna Soria. The event costs $7 per person and is open to the public. For a list of homemade soups and more information on the event, see page A2. Peter Day / The Leader
By Peter Day
Members of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association and several other local groups are rejoicing the successful appeal of a 35-acre commercial solar project in Landers.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on May 5 voted in favor of the appeal by the Landers Association, Inc. and 12 Landers property owners. The 3 megawatt photovoltaic solar project was proposed by sPower Bowman Solar.