KOH 2016: It's Miller time at the Hammers

February 5, 2016

Above, 2016 KOH King of the Hammers winner Erik Miller and his co-driver Rob Ruggiero celebrate their win, just minutes after winning the 10th annual event in Johnson Valley. Screen shot courtesy Ultra4Racing
Peter Day
Senior Report

MEANS DRY LAKE — Last year, off-road racer Erik Miller's car huffed and puffed its way to second place. This year, the car and driver nearly waltzed into first place at the 10th annual King of the Hammers.

CERT: Be prepared for El Niño

January 29, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Members of the local Community Emergency Response Team want to do everything they can to prepare you for what could turn out to be the wettest season in memory.

"This is expected to be the worst," said Bryan Meder, coordinator for the local CERT effort. "We just want to get the word out."

Recreation: New park could be open by spring

January 28, 2016

Above: A park, tentatively called Visalia Park, is currently undergoing a dramatic facelift thanks to the CSA 29 maintenance crew. Peter Day, Lucerne Valley Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Families will have a new option for a springtime picnic: Visalia Park.

The park, which is likely to receive a new name, is expected to open in the next month or so, according to Reese Troublefield, general manager of County Service Area 29.

Equestrian: Park district offers arena solutions

January 27, 2016

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY — What began with frustration turned into relief for a local equestrian group that sought, and received, solutions to recently raised use fees and over-watering of their arena.

The solutions were offered to the 70-year-old riding club, E.T.I. Corral #70, by Reese Troublefield, general manager of County Service Area 29. CSA 29 manages the county-owned Keesee Arena at Midway Park.

Special Election: Statement from Dawn Turnbull

January 27, 2016

The following is a statement recently issued by Lucerne Valley Unified School District board trustee Dawn Turnbull. A recent Leader article used a portion of her statement. Below is the statement in its entirety. Editor.


Public invited to help name new park

January 27, 2016

Now that County Service Area 29 has obtained legal ownership of the former Lucerne Springs Pool and Activity Center on Visalia Road, CSA 29's maintenance staff has begun working on its revitalization to bring it to our expectations of a place where Lucerne Valley community members can go with their family and friends to enjoy and recreate.

In this regard, we would like to invite the community to assist us in selecting a name for our new park.

Sheriff's Blotter 02-03-16

January 27, 2016

The following items are selected from Feb. 3, 2016 weekly Sheriff's Blotter. All information for this report comes from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Tuesday, Jan. 26
11:34 p.m. The fire department was called to the vicinity of Camp Rock Road and Highway 18.
11:33 p.m. The fire department was called to a residence on Laramie Street.
2:27 a.m. A vehicle disturbance was reported in the 30000 block of Sutter Road.

4-Wheeling: King of the Hammers week begins this weekend

January 26, 2016

2015: The Slawson brothers (Randy and Michael) are besieged by reporters following last year's King of the Hammers victory. Peter Day/File Photo

By Peter Day
Staff Writer

JOHNSON VALLEY — One of the world's biggest 4-wheel driving event, the weeklong King of the Hammers, will start this weekend about 50 miles east of Victorville in a remote area of Johnson Valley.

LVEDA will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2

January 26, 2016

The Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Senior Center. 

Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Authority (BBARWA) Gen. Mgr. Steve Schindler will provide an update on the wastewater situation in Big Bear and information re: the agricultural fields and recharge basin in Lucerne Valley. 

Mitsubishi Cement  Environmental Manager David Rib will discuss their new exhaust stack, progress of the South Quarry expansion and introduce new Plant Manager, Austin Marshall.

Honorary Mayor: DJ Ron Scriven will compete against MMA fighter Mavrick Harvey

January 26, 2016

MMA fighter/entrepreneur Mavrick Harvey, left, and DJ Ron Scriven will face off in this year's Honorary Mayor contest.

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

In one corner we have Ronald Scriven, a Lucerne Valley Market and Hardware store employee who to some is better known as DJ Ron, and in the other is light-heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter Mavrick Harvey.


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