Sheriff's Blotter 12-11-13

December 10, 2013

ILLEGAL DUMP: On Dec. 2 at 5:15 p.m., a Custer Avenue resident reported a neighbor had taken a wheel barrow of trash and debris and buried it in the front yard of a neighbor’s home. The suspected illegal dumper’s footprints matched footprints near the dumping piles. A citation was issued.
OBSCENE PHONE CALLS: On Dec. 2 at 5:09 p.m., a Morningside resident reported that she received a threatening voicemail from a female saying she is going to blow up two to three people if her son doesn’t call her back.

Single-car rollover on Rabbit Springs Road

December 10, 2013

A 19-year-old driver walked away unhurt after a single-car rollover on Rabbit Springs Road, about a half-mile from the turnoff at Highway 18. The woman apparently was traveling westbound at a moderate speed, lost control and her sedan rolled.

“It was a fairly slow-speed rollover,” said CHP Officer Jim Polder, who was onscene. A CHP helicopter was available but not needed for transport.

Peter Day / The Leader

This Week in History: December 11, 2013

December 10, 2013

50 years ago (December 12, 1963):
--Lucerne Valley’s annual Amateur Show was touted as a gala event that raised proceeds for the dental health program at the local elementary school and for the summer recreation program. The highlight of the show involved 18 children who impersonated well-known locals.
--Local telephone company, CITELCO, lit a Christmas tree atop their microwave tower, making it the tallest Christmas tree in the desert.
--Shopping: Jake’s own fresh ground beef was $1 for three pounds at West End market.

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Ski Report: 12-11-13

December 10, 2013

STAFF REPORT

Both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are open, according to Big Bear Mountain Resorts.
Each will be making snow “at every opportunity.”

At Snow Summit, chair 1 is open accessing Miracle Mile top to bottom. Chair 2 is open accessing Summit Run, chair 2 is open accessing Ego Trip, chair 8 and moving carpet 3 are open access the Bear Bottom beginners area.

Bear Mountain is open with three lifts. Chair 9 is open top to bottom with access to Upper Park Run, the Gulch, Expressway and Lower Park Run. Chair 7 is open for beginner skiers and riders.

Recipes: Chicken Chili

December 10, 2013

The cold weather has managed to make it’s way to Lucerne Valley and that means perfect chili weather. This week’s recipe is sure to warm your bellies. 

My family consists of two toddlers and two picky tweens who turn up their noses at the mere sight of a green pepper or chunky piece of tomato. And personally, I am not a fan of chunky tomatoes in my chili either, so when I created this recipe, it had to be a chili I knew everyone would enjoy. It’s simple, but still delicious and flavorful.

Obituary: Viletta Partin

December 10, 2013

Viletta Partin, 78, of Apple Valley, Calif., passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013.

The daughter of Gerald A. True and Lillie (Shisler) True, Viletta Partin was born on June 26, 1935. She graduated from Novinger High School in 1953. She married Garold Partin. They had two children, Ladd Partin and Teresa Hartman, both who preceded her in death along with her parents.

Viletta is survived by her grandchildren John Bothwell of Rogersville, MO and Manda Hartman and one great-grandchild Damien Hartman, both of Butte, Montana and an uncle, Eldon Shisler of Illinois.

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