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  • HIGHWAY 138: September 6 Start For Realignment Project Eliminating Switchbacks

      By Michael P. Neufeld Hesperia, CA – Skanska USA will begin the $21.3 million Highway 138 East Alignment Project on Tuesday, September 6, according to a media advisory issued by Caltrans. As the project progresses, the switchbacks and steep grades between Silverwood Lake and I-15 will disappear. The Caltrans release explains the project realigns the roadway, constructs outside shoulders and three […]

    HIGHWAY 138: September 6 Start For Realignment Project Eliminating Switchbacks
  • BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO: Lake Gregory Regional Park August 28

    By Michael P. Neufeld Crestline, CA – As more and more young mountain residents rediscover the bicycle, it’s critical that they understand how to safely ride a bike. That’s why the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and Lake Gregory Regional Park are sponsoring a free Bicycle Safety Rodeo on Sunday, August 28. The fun starts at noon […]

    BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO: Lake Gregory Regional Park August 28
  • Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old

    By G. T. Houts Twin Peaks, CA – A 30-year-old former Running Springs resident — Paul Michael Madison — has been charged with sending harmful material to a 12-year-old girl in Denton, Texas. Madison was arraigned on the charge August 25 via video from the West Valley Detention Center where he is being held on $26,000 bail. He entered a […]

    Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old
  • HIGHWAY 18: Thrie-Beam Median Barrier About 85 Percent Completed

    By Michael P. Neufeld Crestline, CA – The Thrie-Beam Barrier Project on Highway 18 between the Crestline Bridge (Highway 138) and Sierra Way in San Bernardino is now about 85 percent completed. Alcorn Fence Company crews have roughly a mile to go on the 9-mile project that cost $4 million. The project began in April. “The project was put into […]

    HIGHWAY 18: Thrie-Beam Median Barrier About 85 Percent Completed
  • Unleash Your Inner Picasso At Lake Gregory’s Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

    By W. Edward Clark Crestline, CA – This Labor Day Lake Gregory Regional Park invites you to be a kid again at the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Monday, September 5. 25 TONS OF SAND TO PLAY IN Twenty-five tons of sand deposited on the shores of Lake Gregory will be divided into twenty-five piles – one ton per contestant. […]

    Unleash Your Inner Picasso At Lake Gregory’s Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
  • SKYPARK At Santa’s Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers

    By Michael P. Neufeld Skyforest, CA – Santa, the elves and everyone involved is working hard to open SKYPARK At Santa’s Village for the Christmas 2016 season…but Santa is looking for some shiny, happy, multi-talented new Villagers to join his team! Santa is currently recruiting multi-talented Villagers for full and part-time employment and you can make Santa’s “GOOD” list very quickly if […]

    SKYPARK At Santa's Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers
  • Crestline Murder Trial Finally Underway – Reconvenes August 29

      By G. T. Houts San Bernardino, CA – Judge Harold T. Wilson, Jr. is presiding over the murder trial of Steven Michael Baumgartner, 55, in San Bernardino County Superior Court, Department S-15. The former Riverside County Deputy Sheriff is accused of the murder of 38-year-old Michael Paul Clark in Crestline on June 30, 2014. Baumgartner is represented by Conflict Panel Attorney Julian […]

    Crestline Murder Trial Finally Underway - Reconvenes August 29
  • Rebuilding Together Seeking Low-Income Homeowners For Rebuilding Day 2017

    By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities –  The deadline for submitting applications from qualified homeowners for the “Christmas In April” Rebuilding Day 2017 is Saturday, October 31. And while the actual Rebuilding Day isn’t until April 29 of next year, the process of selecting deserving, low-income homeowners to improve their living conditions is underway. “Last year,” Rebuilding Together spokesperson Deidre […]

    Rebuilding Together Seeking Low-Income Homeowners For Rebuilding Day 2017
  • BLUE CUT FIRE: Preliminary Operational Costs Top $12 Million

    By Michael P. Neufeld Cajon Pass – For every $3 Congress gives the U.S. Forest Service (part of the Department of Agriculture) $2 of that amount is spent fighting wildfires, according to a recent federal study. Preliminary figures for operational costs associated with the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass now top $12 million. That figure is expected to […]

    BLUE CUT FIRE: Preliminary Operational Costs Top $12 Million
  • LACSD Hires Catherine Cerri As New General Manager

    By Michael P. Neufeld Blue Jay, CA – Interim General Manager Catherine Cerri has been selected by directors of the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (LACSD) as the district’s new general manager. The action — approved by the board following a closed executive session on Tuesday, August 23 — is effective immediately. Vice President John Wurm presided over the regular […]

    LACSD Hires Catherine Cerri As New General Manager

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HIGHWAY 138: September 6 Start For Realignment Project Eliminating Switchbacks

HIGHWAY 138: September 6 Start For Realignment Project Eliminating Switchbacks

August 27, 2016 at 12:05 am

  The existing non-standard horizontal and vertical curves — known as switchbacks — will be eliminated when Skanska USA starts construction Tuesday, September...

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BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO: Lake Gregory Regional Park August 28

BICYCLE SAFETY RODEO: Lake Gregory Regional Park August 28

August 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

On Sunday, August 28, mountain youngsters are invited to a Bicycle Safety Rodeo at Lake Gregory Regional Park starting at noon. It’s free! (Contributed Photo) By Michael...

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November 8 Election: Candidate Filing Extended/Contested And Uncontested Races

November 8 Election: Candidate Filing Extended/Contested And Uncontested Races

August 14, 2016 at 12:04 am

By Michael P. Neufeld Mountain Communities – The candidate filing deadline for the November 8 Presidential General Election has been extended until 5 p.m. to Wednesday,...

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SKYPARK At Santa's Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers

SKYPARK At Santa’s Village: Santa Seeking Multi-Talented Villagers

August 26, 2016 at 12:05 am

You can make Santa’s “GOOD” list if you’re a shiny, happy and multi-talented person seeking full or part-time employment as a Villager at SKYPARK At...

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Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old

Former Mountain Resident Charged With Distributing Pornography To 12-Year-Old

August 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

Paul Michael Madison, 30, a former Running Springs resident, has entered a not guilty plea to distributing pornographic material to a 12-year-old Texas girl. (File Photo) By...

 

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SHERIFF'S LOG - Friday, August 26

SHERIFF’S LOG – Friday, August 26

August 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

Mountain Communities – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has released the daily incident reports for the Big Bear Station, City of Big Bear Lake...

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Seventh Annual Mountain Communites Health Fair August 27

Seventh Annual Mountain Communites Health Fair August 27

By W. Edward Clark Big Bear Lake, CA – Knowledge is power. Being knowledgeable of your health is the greatest gift you can give yourself. You’re invited to learn about the various health programs and resources available in the Big Bear community at the Seventh Annual Mountain Communities Health Fair on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

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BLUE CUT FIRE: Supervisors Briefed By Fire Chief And Sheriff

BLUE CUT FIRE: Supervisors Briefed By Fire Chief And Sheriff

By Michael P. Neufeld San Bernardino, CA – While the cause of the Blue Cut Fire in the Cajon Pass remains under investigation, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors were informed the fire is now 100 percent contained and that all evacuations have been lifted. Supervisors were briefed by Fire Chief Mark Hartwig who talked about County Fire’s costs […]

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