Two die from carbon monoxide poisoning

January 23, 2015

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

LUCERNE VALLEY • Two men died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a Lucerne Valley home Thursday after succumbing to toxic fumes emitted by a gasoline-powered heater.

One of the fatalities was identified Friday as Jose Antonio Carlos, 23, of Lucerne Valley, said Sandy Fatland, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner's office. The other man, a 26-year old, was not yet identified, she said.

Revised governance handbook updates school board duties

January 21, 2015

BOARD AWARD: Don Reisig, manager of Specialty Minerals in Lucerne Valley, receives an appreciation award on behalf of the company from Supt. Suzette Davis last Wednesday night. Peter Day / The Leader

By PETER DAY
Senior Reporter

The Lucerne Valley Unified School District has revised and released the 2015 edition of its governance handbook.

The 14-page document, which originally was adopted in August of 2013 and revised six months later, serves as an instruction guide for the five-member elected governing board.

Illegal dumping concerns grow

January 21, 2015

A discarded sofa rests on the side of the road in the heart of town near Old Woman Springs Road. Peter Day / The Leader

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

The number of those disenchanted with the apparent increase in illegal dumping activities in town are making their voices heard.

One local resident took his concerns to the Lucerne Valley-Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council last Thursday.

Visalia Park project delayed six months

January 21, 2015

Today Lucerne Springs is locked up and in disrepair, but in about 10 months CSA 29 is expected to break ground on a renovation that will resurrect the facility into a park. Peter Day / The Leader
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By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

Funding to renovate a former community pool facility will come about six months after initially hoped, according to Reese Troublefield, general manager of CSA 29.

Sheriff's Blotter 01-21-15

January 21, 2015

Tuesday, Jan. 13
11:43 p.m. A report of a person with a weapon in the 31800 block of Highway 18 was taken.
11:25 a.m. A vehicle was repossessed in the 30000 block of Sage Street.
7:51 a.m. A dead body was reported at a location on Powerline Road. It is unknown by press time whether the person died of natural causes.
7:22 a.m. A disturbance was reported in the 10000 block of Camp Rock Road.

Renewable Energy Education Summit on Jan. 22

January 21, 2015

By Peter Day
Senior Reporter

A Renewable Energy Educational Summit will be held 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Victor Valley Museum.

The purpose of the event, entitled “Light or Blight- Renewable Energy in the Mojave,” is to educate attendees on the sustainability of current renewable energy initiatives and explore innovative solutions, the policy, the science, and best practice that support them.

The event will attempt to answer the question: Is our current Renewable Energy development path sustainable?

Photo: FFA event

January 21, 2015

On Jan. 10, Lucerne Valley FFA adviser Mr. VanBavel took five FFA members and some that met us to the Victorville Fairgrounds for a seminar about the care and keeping of your fair animal. The key speakers told us what to look for when choosing our animal, how often we should feed them, and what kind of schedule to keep. It was an interesting experience, especially for the first year members who would be getting their first fair animal in their FFA career. We are all more than excited to begin working with our animals with our new information.

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Our Desert Life: 8 Tips for Rural Pet Care

January 21, 2015

By HOLLY SOSA

This past June, my family experienced a horrific tragedy when our rescued family dachshund, Noelle, was attacked, and ultimately lost her life, to a pack of coyotes.

This was our second attack in two years. Because I witnessed one of the coyotes rip her right off of our front porch, this event was all the more terrifying.

Noelle brought such joy to our family; particularly to my son, Collin. Noelle and Collin were inseparable, which made this loss hard on him especially.

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