Market unveils solar co-generation project

February 10, 2015

LUCERNE VALLEY • Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware Store owner Linda Gommel had enough of the $12,000-a-month electricity bills.

So she and her business partners decided to switch to solar to power their unique grocery-hardware-general store, considered by many the hub of Lucerne Valley.

On Tuesday, Jeremy McCool, business manager of Desert Solar (a.k.a. DS Energy Solutions), presented details of his company’s plans to install carport solar panels in the market’s parking lot along with a natural gas-power micro-turbine.

News Briefs: Feb. 11, 2015

February 10, 2015


Blaze destroys Emerald Road residence

An Emerald Road residence was destroyed by a fire early Sunday morning.

The house is located between Mesa and Trade Post Road in the Gem Tract Road area of Lucerne Valley.

For years the home was occupied by family members of Pam Romero Hardwick, Hardwick said Monday. Hardwick wasn't sure who currently owns the property.

The Leader is continuing to report on this story. More information is expected in next week's newspaper.


Cancer treatment fundraiser

First Mountain Bank is Paying it Forward

January 27, 2015

ABOVE: Loverboy may be small on size, but he’s big on charm. Above, he impresses First Mountain Bank branch manager Marlene Fuller during a recent visit to the bank. Peter Day / The Leader

Local branch makes sweetheart offer for Valentine, Loverboy and friends

Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • There were no tall tales of why the money was needed, just the short enthusiastically wagging tail of Valentine, the friendly three-legged pit bull, and his diminutive chihuahua pal, Loverboy.

Hart wants to forge new partnerships

January 27, 2015

ABOVE: Woody Hart, new chamber president

Senior Reporter

New chamber president, former honorary mayor and longtime Lucerne Valley resident Woody Hart is forging a partnership between the chamber, Roadrunners and Seniors.

Hart’s goal is to increase benefits for all three groups while the trio helps the community.

“The town needs to work together,” said Hart, who was named president of the Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce earlier this month. “And every organization needs funding.”

'Weekend of Service': A mission in our home town

January 27, 2015

Local “Weekend of Service” participants play “spoons” last year in San Diego. The event is sponsored by Lucerne Valley Community Church. Photo courtesy Lucerne Valley Community Church

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

In two weeks, local youth from 6th through 12th grade will be giving back to the community.

The “Weekend of Service,” which is sponsored by the Lucerne Valley Community Church, is an opportunity for Christian youth to serve our town through a variety of hands-on projects.

KOH registration begins Friday

January 27, 2015

Nearly 400 teams are registered for the Hammers Week. Teams from 37 states plus Belgium, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the UK and Portugal will participate.

Registration at Hammertown begins Friday, Jan. 31. The spectator-friendly King of the Motos is on Sunday, Feb. 2. The ultimate desert race, the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers, starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6.

For the full week’s schedule of racing, log on to 

Jordan Townsend to compete

What's Happening - January 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

LVEDA meeting
to be held on Feb. 3
The monthly meeting of the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will be held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Senior Center.
The meeting will feature the possible presentation by Assemblyman Obernolte’s staff regarding their legislative agenda, introduce them to our state-related issues, etc. Also Desert Solar is expected to give a presentation on a solar and alternative generation project for the Lucerne Valley Market. Also discussed will be options for home solar, projected SCE rates – etc.


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