Collingham, Courtney taking seats

Bell says goodbye to LVUSD

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Incumbent Tommy Courtney and newcomer Jodi Collingham will be appointed to the Lucerne Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees in December.

Two seats on the board were up for re-election; Courtney and Collingham were the only two candidates who entered the race. Both will be appointed to board seats, according to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.

MAC to discuss utility undergrounding again

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

LUCERNE VALLEY • Local leaders have spent years trying to convince property owners of the benefits of placing utility poles underground.

Now the funding for the project could be in jeopardy, according to Municipal Advisory Council President Richard Selby.

The MAC will discuss the issue at its Aug. 28 meeting at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, located at 33187 Highway 247 (Old Woman Springs Road). The meeting will start at 5 p.m. and is open to the public.

Sheriff's blotter and booking logs 8-22-12

NOTE: The following are selected items from The Leader's weekly sheriff's blotter and booking logs. The full blotter and booking logs appear only in the print edition of the newspaper. All information for these reports comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The most recent events are listed first. We publish the names of those who are arrested in Lucerne Valley as well as Lucerne Valley residents who are arrested elsewhere in San Bernardino County.

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

Man injured in rollover

By KRIS REILLY, Editor

An Apple Valley man was airlifted with major injuries after rolling his pickup truck on Old Woman Springs Road east of Lucerne Valley on Saturday.

Donald Heaton, 61, was driving a 2006 Ford Ranger pickup on Old Woman Springs Road in the area of Green Rock Mine Road at approximately 1:10 p.m. The vehicle drifted off the roadway for unknown reasons and rolled over, landing on its wheels.

Coley-Crawford gets four years

Woman was accused of plotting to murder sheriff’s sergeant

By TOMOYA SHIMURA, For The Leader

VICTORVILLE • A 55-year-old Lucerne Valley woman accused of plotting to kill a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s sergeant was sentenced to four years in prison Monday.

Clara Coley-Crawford was arrested in November 2010 after a confidential informant told Lucerne Valley sheriff’s deputies that she was trying to purchase a gun to kill the sergeant. Just two months before her arrest, she had been convicted of making threats against the same sergeant.

LVES looks for help honoring military members

SUBMITTED BY MARY ELLER, LVES PRINCIPAL

School is right around the corner and the campus is buzzing with activity.

Teachers and staff are cleaning and setting up their rooms and we are looking ahead to the many events that bring the school and home together. One of the first for Lucerne Valley Elementary School is Back to School Night.

Chamber creating new Lucerne Valley map

SUBMITTED BY LORANE ABERCROMBIE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Lucerne Valley Chamber of Commerce is in the process of updating and reprinting the Lucerne Valley Map. The committee hopes the community will give us some feedback about errors on the last map and new streets that have been added since 2002 (the date of the last map).

Upset because your street was not listed on the last map? Was your street name misspelled? Were there streets listed where no streets exist, or listed incorrectly? Now is your chance to fix it!

Lightning causes brush fire

High Fire burns 24 acres throughout weekend

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

Lightning caused a 24-acre brush fire that smoldered throughout much of the weekend in southern Lucerne Valley, authorities said.

The blaze was nicknamed the High Fire because it started in the hills about three quarters of a mile south of the end of High Road.

No one was injured and no structures burned, CalFire spokesman Glenn Barley said. The fire broke out not far from a few hillside properties, including the RW Ranch.

No challengers for Collingham, Courtney in election

Candidate filing deadline is Wednesday

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

Joanne “Jodi” Collingham and incumbent Tommy Courtney may run uncontested for the two open seats on the Lucerne Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.

As of press time on Monday, only Collingham and Courtney had filed to run in the November election.

Vazquez pleads guilty

By KRIS REILLY
Editor

VICTORVILLE • A Lucerne Valley man was convicted Friday of beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son to death.

Cesar Antonio Vazquez, 19, pleaded guilty to assault on a child causing death and will be sentenced Oct. 19 at the Victorville courthouse. He’s expected to face 25 years to life in prison.

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